Fire Safety (Engineering) (Top Up)
Our Fire Safety Engineering top-up programme is ideal if you are an engineer aiming for a senior role after graduation in safety design or want to become a fire safety engineer.
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.
An Industrial Liaising Committee inputs to this course, involving leading fire safety engineering and management companies, and Fire and Rescue Services.
Why study with us
- Bachelor of Science with Honours in Fire Safety (Engineering) (Top Up) is ranked 3rd in the UK with 92% of students in graduate-level work or further study after graduating (Complete University Guide 2021)
- Benefit from significant investment in the latest high quality equipment and facilities available through our new £35 million Engineering Innovation Centre.
- International opportunities include travel and work placement with ‘Operation Florian’ which is a charitable organisation working to improve fire service infrastructures.
What you'll do
- Benefit from potential exchange visits - we have partner colleges/universities in the Middle-East and Hong Kong where English is widely spoken.
- Our direct links to industry enable you to work on live, real-world projects with commercial partners in state-of-the-art facilities.
- 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.
This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.
Study in our Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC)
During your studies with us you’ll benefit from our new £35 million EIC building which provides an integrated teaching space in state-of-the-art facilities.Find out more
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Graduates from Fire Safety (Engineering) 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 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.
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Fees and Funding
Scholarships and Bursaries
We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.
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This course is based in the School of Engineering located in the Faculty of Science and Technology
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