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Fire Engineering (Foundation Entry) BEng (Hons)

Fire Engineering (Foundation Entry) BEng (Hons)

School of Engineering

UCAS Code

F945

Level

Under- graduate

Campus

Preston

Contact UCLan

University of Central Lancashire
Preston, PR1 2HE, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400
Email: cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk

  • Duration:

    4 years

  • Level:

    Undergraduate

  • Delivery:

    Campus, Full-time

  • UCAS Code:

    F945; Short form: FEFE

  • Campus:

    Preston (Campus code: U)

  • Start Date:

    September

  • Award Type:

    BEng (Hons)

Why study this course?

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 enter directly onto their chosen Honours degree programme. We’re a recognised Centre of Excellence for fire safety engineering and our research centre in Fire and Hazards Science is second to none - if you’re aiming for a senior role in fire safety, this is the course for you. This course builds on the training and educational programmes offered by the Institution of Fire Engineers and is a very hands-on course - you’ll work with the training team at Lancashire Fire and Rescue HQ in your first year, and get the chance to work with fire safety engineering companies, all with the aim of boosting your employability when you graduate.

Entry Requirements

Our typical offer is 72 UCAS Points. 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, Pass
BTEC Diploma: Distinction, Merit
Pass Access Course: 72 UCAS Points
International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 72 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects
IELTS: 6.0 with no score lower than 5.5
GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English or equivalent

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.

Late Applications

Course at a Glance

Year 1

  • 1 Study Skills
  • Basic Mathematics
  • ICT

Continued

  • 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

Further Information


Why study this course?

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 course 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.

EIC Masterplan Flythrough

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.


Handbook

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

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

Apply Now

You should apply through UCAS to start September 2018 by the UCAS deadline of 15 January 2018

Contact Us

+44(0)1772 892400

cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk

Fees 2018/19

Full-time: The fee for the first year of the course will be £6,400 (UK/EU). Fees for years 2 to 4 will be £9,250* (UK/EU) per year

*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.

Further information:

For 2017/18 fees please refer to our fees page.

Scholarships and bursaries

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.

 

News

Professional Accreditation

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).

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 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.

Facilities

You’ll have access to excellent facilities including new, purpose-built fire laboratories, supported by state-of-the-art computational fluid dynamics facilities, analytical and material characterisation facilities for fire chemistry and fire safety engineering.

Fire Laboratories

Opportunities

You’ll get the chance to take part in international exchange visits with our partner colleges/universities in the Middle East and Hong Kong, where English is widely spoken.

Because this course is supported by an established research base and continues to demonstrate a strong, well co-ordinated research link, the course content is highly relevant and current - which means our graduates are extremely desirable. Our alumni find themselves in senior positions in fire safety design, fire safety engineering and fire safety consulting, and many are on their way to becoming senior fire safety officers.

In the 2013 National Student Survey, 100% of fire students said they believed their career prospects had improved as a result of the course.
 

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