University of Central Lancashire

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Energy Institute, The Institution of Fire Engineers

Fire Engineering (Foundation Entry)

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Course summary

Course Overview

  • 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.
  • Take an extra year to benefit from project work, liaising between fire engineers and other members of the design and management teams. Deepen your knowledge and enhance your real-world experience.
Why study with us
  • 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.
Further Information
  • This course offers an optional 48-week sandwich placement. You’re responsible for finding your own placement. The Faculty Placement Team and University of Central Lancashire Careers Team will support you, helping you to plan and develop your CV and applications. They also hold practice interviews.
  • Placements are an invaluable opportunity to help consolidate your first two years of learning, gain experience, and radically enhance your employability. Experience gained during a placement often leads to improved final year performance and is of real benefit when you’re competing for graduate jobs.

Course details

Modules

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, 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 Year 5: Compulsory modules; Fire Science Dissertation, Advanced Engineering Design Project, Fires in Buildings, Health and Safety Management, Computational Fluid Dynamics

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

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How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
F467
Institution code:
C30
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
U

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with no component score less than 5.5 (To have been taken within two years of the course commencement date)

Unistats information

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57%
Student satisfaction
62%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
88%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6500 Year 1
Scotland £6500 Year 1
Wales £6500 Year 1
Channel Islands £6500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note fees for the foundation year will be £6,500, and then £9,250 per year for the remainder of the course. *subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
Fire Engineering (Foundation Entry) at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS