University of Central Lancashire
Why study this course?
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 2017/18
96 points at A2 including Maths or Physics, Chemistry or an Equivalent Science or Applied Science (Not Biology); General Studies accepted
OCF BTEC Extended Diploma: Merit, Merit, Merit
QCF BTEC (With sufficient Science Content): Distinction* Distinction*
International Baccalaureate Diploma: 26 Points including relevant sciences at Grade HL5
GCSE: GCSEs at grade C for Maths and English.
IELTS: Grade 6
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.
Course at a Glance
- 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
- Fluid Dynamics of Fire
- Fire and the Built Environment
- Accidents and Catastrophes Safety, Health and Environmental Management
- Project Management
- Computational Engineering
- Engineering Analysis 2
- Enclosure Fire Dynamics
- Fire Protection Engineering
- Fire Investigation
- Probabilistic Risk Analysis
- Engineering Design Project Fire Science Dissertation
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.
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.