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  • Objectives
    Through the course, you’ll learn to: * Formulate strategies to prevent and mitigate fire explosion; * Design appropriate protection systems against fire explosions; * Analyse and investigate incidents using scientific principals and practical engineering procedures.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements English language requirements: * All applicants whose first language is not English, or who have not previously studied in an English speaking country for at least a year have to provide evidence of English language ability before they can register. The two international English language tests which are acceptable to the University are IELTS and TOEFL. * A minimum overall score of 6.0 is required from the IELTS test, with not less than 5.5 in listening and reading, and not less than 5.0 in speaking and writing. * From a TOEFL paper based test the requirement is a minimum score of 580, with 4.0 in the Test of Written English (TWE). * From a TOEFL computer based test the requirement is a minimum score of 240, with 4.0 on the essay rating. * If your English language is does not meet the above requirements it is possible to take a pre-sessional English language course at the University prior to registration as a postgraduate student. Further information on the English language requirements and on pre-sessional English language courses run by the University can be found at the University Language Centre Webpages. Academic entry requirements: * A minimum UK Second Class Honours degree (2.2) or equivalent overseas degree in an Engineering, Physical Science or Mathematics subject area. * Non graduates may be eligible for the course provided they have sufficient professional experience or qualification. Please contact us to find out more.
  • Academic Title
    Fire and Explosion Engineering MSc/PGDip/GradDip
  • Course description
    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).

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