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Fire Risk Engineering (Hons), B.Eng.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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Fire Risk Engineering is a relatively new discipline within the construction industry, driven by developments in fire safety legislation.

The Fire Risk Engineering (Hons) programme of Glasgow Caledonian University was the first in the UK to achieve academic exemption by the Institution of Fire Engineers at MIFireE level.

Risk management, forecasting, problem solving and communication are all part of the programme, which has strong links with consultants and regulators who share their knowledge through guest lectures, case study materials and site visits. A number of Fire and Rescue Service Officers are associate lecturers.

You will have the opportunity to study abroad or undertake an accredited work placement, as well as an optional work placement.

Your Career

Career prospects are excellent with the fire services, construction companies, consultancy, offshore oil industry, and local authorities in the UK and overseas.

Some of our graduates are now working in consultancy in the Middle East, Australia, New Zealand and the USA as well as throughout the UK.


Accredited by the Institution of Fire Engineers under licence from the UK regulator.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      3 - 4 Years

    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      2 - 5 Years

  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Principles of Fire Safety Analysis & The Practice of Fire Safety Design & Regulation
  • Computer-Aided Modelling Techniques
  • Risk Management
  • Introduction to Maths and Structure
  • Fire Dynamics
  • Structural Fire Protection
  • Suppression Systems Design
  • CAD and Computational Fluid Dynamics

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.

Year 1

  • SQA Higher: BBCC including Maths and either Physics, Technological Studies or Engineering Science.
  • A level: CCC including Maths and either Physics, Technological Studies or another Technology/Engineering subject.
  • ILC Higher: H2 H2 H4 H4 including Maths and Physics. English is also required at Ordinary Level O2.
  • IB Diploma: 25 points must include Maths and Physics
  • BTEC: Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering subject at MMM
  • SWAP Access: SWAP STEM programme at BBB

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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  • RUK: £9250 

Living costs for Glasgow

  • 620 - 1020 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of over £2.5 million per year.

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