Fire Engineering is about how fires work, the effects they have on people/society, built environment and the environment and the prevention/suppression of fires. Fire Engineering also considers fundamental things such as the structure of a flame or how a water spray affects the turbulence of cloud of smoke. It is the development of novel technological and engineering solutions within the often contradictory constraints of safety, economy and the law which pose the challenge in the course.
This BEng Fire Engineering (Hons) course from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) emphasises fire in the context of buildings and infrastructure, and the technology for predicting fires and designing against them. The application of Fire Engineering is multi-disciplinary (every area of academic study plays a role in this understanding from law to chemistry) and it is envisaged that, as in the professional world, you will carry out project work, which will facilitate dialogue between the Fire Engineer and other members of the design and management teams.
Fire Engineering is for students aiming for senior roles after graduation in safety design roles or on their way to becoming senior fire officers. BEng (Hons) Fire Engineering is supported by an established research base and builds on the training and educational programmes offered by the Institution of Fire Engineers.
Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, workshops, laboratory work, project work, case studies, site visits. The mix of teaching methods is designed to motivate and challenge you, considering different learning styles to maximise your potential. Personal study also forms an integral part of the course. You will learn by a variety of methods including innovative information and communication technologies and practical case studies based on research outcomes achieved by the School staff.
Assessment is by examination and/or coursework, eg group projects, modelling exercises or time controlled assignments, short answer questions, essays, practical reports or tests, problem solving exercises, critical reviews or presentations.
Accredited by the Energy Institute, on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer when combined with accredited further learning.
Accredited by the Institution of Fire Engineers as a Recognised Educational Programme (with academic exemption) for Member Grade (MIFireE).
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- Energy Transfer and Thermodynamics
- Engineering Design Practice
- Buildings, Materials and Fire
- Engineering Analysis
- Skills for Science and Engineering
- Fluid Dynamics of Fire
- Fire and the Built Environment
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- 36 months
- 48 months
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DisciplinesMaterials Science & Engineering Energy & Power Engineering Risk Management View 21 other Masters in Risk Management in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Our typical offer is 96 UCAS Points including Maths/Physics/Chemistry/Environmental Science or Applied Science. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted.
- BTEC Extended Diploma: Merit, Merit, Merit
- BTEC Diploma: Distinction, Distinction. BTECs to include sufficient Science content.
- Pass Access Course: 112 UCAS Points
- International Baccalaureate:Pass Diploma with 96 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects including relevant Science at HL.
- IELTS: 6.0
- GCSE: Grade C/4 Maths & English or equivalent
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International13700 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13700 GBP per year during 36 months.
EU/EEA9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.
Part-time: £1,540 per 20 credits studied (UK/EU)
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.