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Postgraduate Course: Fire Safety Engineering Design Project (MSc) (PGEE11247)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course is project based. The project will draw upon materials taught in Fire Science and Fire Dynamics and Quantitative Methods in Fire Safety Engineering 5 courses. The brief will include a case study where the student will be provided with a building or infrastructure facility, its use and content and asked to develop a Fire Safety Strategy. The strategy is not to be prescriptive but one that uses engineering tools to establish the performance of different systems. The students will also be required to attempt an assessment of the accuracy of their calculations based on more fundamental principles of fire science, heat transfer, etc. Definition of uncertainties is an integral part of any fire safety strategy. The course focuses on the application of fire safety science principles to the design of a fire safety strategy. Thus the developed strategy must be shown in a quantitative manner to achieve the goals that fire safety regulations are intended to enforce. The student must display an understanding of engineering tools to demonstrate the validity of the proposed solution. The student must show enough proficiency on these tools to be able to estimate potential errors and the limitations of the methodologies. The students are required to study individually and use literature and internet based resources to accomplish the specified task. The student must demonstrate an insight into the full range of issues and problems covered.
Course description This is required from CO
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2023/24, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 196 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Written Exam %: 0
Practical Exam %: 0
Coursework %: 100
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No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate an awareness of the variety of drivers and constraints on applied fire safety engineering design
  2. Ability to develop a fire strategy
  3. Demonstration of the ability to develop and justify a performance-based solution by means of first principles calculations
  4. Demonstrate an awareness of the limitations of performance-based solutions
  5. Demonstration of effective skills in technical reporting, presentation and summary
Reading List
Codes and standards used in Fire Safety Engineering 4 (cive10028), supplemented by others as required.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Course organiserDr Angus Law
Tel: (0131 6)51 7247
Course secretaryMiss Mhairi Sime
Tel: (0131 6)50 5687
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