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Undergraduate Course: Fire Safety Engineering 3 (CIVE09023)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis module is intended to provide the basic knowledge required to study fire safety engineering. This includes basic tools related to fluid mechanics, heat transfer and combustion. The core of the module will provide a general overview of the discipline including fire science, fire safety and fire protection systems.
Course description The course specifically covers aspects related to fire science and their application in the design of the built environment. The course starts with an overview of the fire problem, describes the tools that the engineer has to design fire safe infrastructure and developed the fundamentals of fire science which underpin this practice.

The course covers materials and their reaction to fire, structural fire engineering and fire testing.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 22, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 11, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 5, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 59 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Coursework (100%)
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. apply analytical skills to a solving problems related to the various aspects of Fire Safety Engineering addressed in the course;
  2. articulate a global view of the different aspects of Fire Safety Engineering and the underpinning fundamental scientific principles;
  3. appreciate the variety of solutions that can be developed for the built environment;
  4. demonstrate an awareness of Fire Safety Engineering practice as presented in case studies.
Reading List
D. Drysdale, An Introduction to Fire Dynamics, 2nd Edition, John Wiley and Sons, 1999.

J. Quintiere, Principles of Fire Behavior, Delmar, 1997.

SFPE Handbook of Fire Protection Engineering, 5th Edition, NFPA, 2016.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills CHARACTERISTIC 3: GENERIC COGNITIVE SKILLS
* Critically identify, define, conceptualise and analyse complex/professional problems and issues.
* Offer professional insights, interpretations and solutions to problems and issues.
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr Rory Hadden
Tel: (0131 6)50 5944
Email: R.Hadden@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Paulina Wisniowska
Tel:
Email: pwisniow@ed.ac.uk
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