- Aiming for a senior role in fire safety? Fire Engineering could be your course. We’re a recognised Centre of Excellence for fire safety engineering and our research centre is second to none.
- Foundation Entry degree courses are designed for students who have the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to directly enter their chosen Honours degree programme.
- Fire and fire safety are key issues in building, infrastructure design and high-hazard industries. Our programme was developed in consultation with employers and professional bodies and because of our established research base, the content is current and highly relevant.
- The application of fire engineering in the real world is multidisciplinary and so is our course. You’ll carry out project work, liaising between fire engineers and other members of the design and management teams.
- Our course builds on the training and educational programmes offered by the Institution of Fire Engineers.
- You’ll get the chance to work with fire safety engineering companies, all with the aim of boosting your employability when you graduate.
- This course is practical and focuses on fire in the context of buildings and infrastructure, the technology for predicting fires, and designs for fire safety.
- This course offers an optional 48-week sandwich placement in industry between the second and third years.
Year 1: 1 Study Skills, Basic Mathematics, ICT, Practical Skills, Design Studies, Analytical Studies Year 2: Compulsory modules; Introduction to Combustion and Fire, Safety and Fire Law, Energy Transfer and Thermodynamics, Engineering Design Practice Buildings, Materials and Fire Engineering Analysis 1, Skills for Fire Studies Year 3: Compulsory modules; Fluid Dynamics of Fire, Fire and the Built Environment, Accidents and Catastrophes Safety, Health and Environmental Management, Project Management, Computational Engineering, Engineering Analysis 2. Optional modules; Industrial Placement Year 4: Compulsory modules; Enclosure Fire Dynamics, Fire Protection Engineering, Fire Investigation, Probabilistic Risk Analysis, Engineering Design Project Fire Science Dissertation
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
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English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||with no component score less than 5.5 (To have been taken within two years of the course commencement date)|
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£6500||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£6500||Year 1|