The course provides students with the skills and knowledge needed to start a career in fire engineering. For candidates already working in the field, it will take you to the next level and boost your career prospects.
The course has been designed to meet industry requirements, covering both fundamental and advanced aspects of fire and explosion education and training. Increasingly orientated to performance based standards, the industry needs professionals with a high level of scientific training, the ability to work in multidisciplinary teams and a sure grasp of the evolving legal context.
A major part of the MSc are two projects (one project for PGDip students). These provide students with valuable experience of learning how to approach real problems thoroughly and systematically, applying logic and reasoning firmly based on engineering science. Another major benefit is that students will develop powers of independent critical judgement.
Students can choose to study full time (one year) or part time. Most modules are taught over one intensive week, and are offered at evenly spread intervals during the year. Taking the course part time means studying fewer modules per year, but the course needs to be completed within 5 years. Two modules can be taken through distant learning assisting students studying whilst working.
12 months full-time; 60 months part-time
School of Process, Environmental and Materials Engineering
Staff in the School of Process, Environmental and Materials Engineering (SPEME) achieved the highest rating (5) in the last government Research Assessment Exercise. Not only does this confirm our status as one of the foremost Process, Environmental and Materials Engineering research and learning centres, it also means that our teaching staff are at the leading-edge of their field so students benefit from world-class cutting edge teaching and learning.
Our high ratings for teaching and research also means that we are able to attract the best staff and can invest to provide excellent laboratory facilities.
Naturally for engineering research institutes, there is substantial interaction with industry, conducting leading edge research, developing novel techiques and processes, and in continuing professional development in the form of PhDs and masters degrees.
What you study
The MSc course is a twelve month modular course, whilst the PGDip course runs for a full academic year (October to June). Students will study some of the following taught compulsory and optional modules from the following areas:
* Fire Dynamics Modelling
* Fire Risk Assessment Management
* Fire and Safety Law
* Polymers and Textiles in Fires
* Economics of Fire Protection
* Gas and Dust Explosion Protection Design
* Explosion Prediction and Mitigation
* Fire and Explosion Investigation
(As a fast moving area these options are liable to change so for up to date information please contact us directly).