SHE Level 2
SCQF Credit Points 40.00
ECTS Credit Points 20.00
Module Code M2H120266
Module Leader Kristen Salzer-Frost
School School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment
Subject Civil Engineering and Environmental Management
  • A (September start)-B (January start)
  • B (January start)
  • A (September start)-B (January start)-C (May start)

Summary of Content

Aim The aim of this module is to integrate students understanding of the application of fire engineering principles to the design and evaluation of buildings. Summary of Content The module focuses on the application of standard fire engineering calculations and computer modelling to fire scenarios, identified from a qualitative assessment of proposed building designs, in order to develop and evaluate fire safety strategies for buildings. The module is designed to integrate and extend student learning.


The syllabus is based on the integration of the preceding modules on the University Diploma programme.

Learning Outcomes

1 - Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this module the student should be able to:-apply standard fire engineering calculations and simple computer fire models to develop fire engineering strategies for buildings -evaluate fire safety design strategy and risk management proposals for buildings in the context of statutory requirements.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

The learning activities focus on student engagement through practical, problem solving exercises based on 'real world' case studies. The key themes, and fire engineering methods, introduced in the preceding modules are applied to two projects. The projects are simulation exercises designed to integrate and enhance the students learning experience. Tutorial and Bb discussion allows the students to reflect on their own and other students learning and understanding and on different approaches to problem solving. Learning and teaching strategies will be developed and implemented, appropriate to students' needs, to enable all students to participate fully in the programme.

Indicative Reading

Design Codes and Guidance Documents on the Application of Fire Engineering Methods (ISO, BSI, BRE, NFPA, SFPE) Enclosure Fires, Lars-Goran Bengtsson, Swedish Rescue Services Agency, 2001 (online book) Technical Reference and User Guidance Manuals for the computer fire models used. Various Technical and Academic Journals as directed e.g. Fire Safety Journal; Fire Technology; Fire Protection Engineering; Fire Risk Management.

Transferrable Skills

On successful completion of this module the student should have enhanced the following transferable skills: cognitive/intellectual skills problem solving skills knowledge and understanding in the context of the subject independent working skills group working skills IT skills communication skills

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Lectures (PT) 18.00
Independent Learning (PT) 280.00
Lectures (FT) 18.00
Tutorials (FT) 18.00
Assessment (PT) 48.00
Practicals (PT) 36.00
Independent Learning (FDL) 400.00
Tutorials (PT) 18.00
Practicals (FT) 36.00
Independent Learning (FT) 280.00
Assessment (FT) 48.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Coursework 2 n/a 50.00 35% Fire Engineering Design Project- refurbishment
Coursework 1 n/a 50.00 35% Fire Engineering Design Project- new build