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Fire Safety (Engineering) (top-up) BSc (Hons)

If you’re an engineer qualified to Higher National or Foundation Degree level and are seeking to develop expertise in the application of scientific, engineering and technological principles and tools to resolve design problems in fire and fire safety applications, then this top-up course is for you. The design and safety of buildings for industrial and commercial use is becoming more complex due to the ever increasing awareness of health and safety needs in the working environment, so the ability to solve the problems of fire prevention and control is ever increasing. Fire Safety Engineering is ideal if you are aiming for a senior role after graduation in safety design or want to become a fire safety engineer.

The course builds student confidence and capability through the development of a range of competences and underpinning knowledge for practising professionals in the field of fire safety engineering and be able to assess risk and devise fire protection strategies as they relate to fire safety.

The course is taught by staff which include research academics from the fields of fire safety engineering and fire chemistry as well as Fire professionals with many years of experience. Staff have experience of both research and international collaboration.


A recent survey revealed that six months after leaving this UCLan programme, 90% of graduates were either in full-time employment or continuing with their studies.


Facilities

You will have access to excellent facilities including purpose-built fire laboratories, supported by state-of-the-art analytical and material characterisation facilities for fire chemistry and fire safety engineering and Computational Fluid Dynamics facilities for fire modelling.

Key Information

  • Duration:

    1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

  • Level:

    Undergraduate

  • Delivery:

    Campus, Full-time and Part-time

  • Award Type:

    BSc (Hons)

  • UCAS Code:

    H122

  • Campus:

    Preston (Campus code: U)

  • Start Date:

    September

  • Fees 2018/19

    Full-time: £9,250* per year (UK/EU)
    Part-time: £1,540* per 20 credits studied (UK/EU)

  • View 2017/18 Fees

Scholarships and Bursaries

The University offers a range of scholarships and bursaries to support you through your studies.

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Entry Requirements

FdSc Fire Safety Engineering

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Course Overview

Semester 1

  • Enclosure Fire Dynamics
  • Fire Protection Engineering
  • Fire Investigation
  • Probabilistic Risk Analysis
  • Engineering Design Project
  • Fire Science Dissertation

Semester 2

  • Enclosure Fire Dynamics
  • Fire Protection Engineering
  • Fire Investigation
  • Probabilistic Risk Analysis
  • Engineering Design Project
  • Fire Science Dissertation

Late Applications

Industry Links

There is an Industrial Liaising Committee for this course, involving a number of leading companies in fire safety engineering and management, and Fire and Rescue Services.
 

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Learning Environment and Assessment

Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, workshops, laboratory work, project work, case studies, site visits. The mix of teaching methods is designed to motivate, challenge students considering different learning styles to maximise their potential. Personal study also forms an integral part of the course. The students 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.

Opportunities

Students are encouraged to seek summer placements within supporting fire industries and every effort is made to assist in this important aspect of development and service integration. International opportunities include travel and work placement with ‘Operation Florian’ which is a charitable organisation working to improve fire service infrastructures in countries where they are lacking. Recent deployments have been to Zimbabwe.

There is the potential for international exchange visits with other universities or with international fire safety companies, especially construction-based companies.

We have partner colleges/universities in the Middle-East and Hong Kong where English is widely spoken and there is the potential for exchange visits. Other exchanges and schemes such as ERASMUS are available.

The fire and rescue services (FRSs) in different countries already arrange exchanges directly to the UK FRSs.

A recent survey revealed that six months after leaving this UCLan programme, 90% of graduates were either in full-time employment or continuing with their studies.

Some of our graduates have entered leading fire engineering consulting firms such as, Buro Happold, ARUP, Warrington Exova and various Fire and Rescue Services around the UK and internationally.

Applicants who are interested in taught postgraduate studies will be able to continue on MSc Fire Safety Engineering, MSc Fire Investigation or MSc Fire and Rescue Service Management.

Applicants who are interested in research will be able to continue MPhil/PhD studies with the Centre in Fire and Hazards in areas of fire and explosion safety engineering, fire modelling, computational fluid dynamics and others.

Important Information

Course Handbook

For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry: 2017 Entry | 2018 Entry

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.

* Tuition Fees

*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.

Entry Requirements

For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our important information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.