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    Description

    This programme aims to assist you in the ability to develop, evaluate and explain appropriate fire protection and management systems. The modules in the early years focuses on the disciplines which underpin the design and evaluation of fire protection systems for buildings. There is also an emphasis on the development of problem-solving and communication skills as well as the application of theoretical principles and techniques. Students may graduate after Year 3 or progress to Honours where you will study the design of fire protection systems and advanced risk analysis techniques and apply these in a Risk Evaluation Project. Computer modelling is used extensively throughout the programme.

    The programme, originally developed in close partnership with Strathclyde Fire Brigade, is unique in its focus and one of a limited number of fire engineering programmes in the UK. Risk management, forecasting, problem-solving and communication are all essential components of your learning, as is the ability to specify performance levels of buildings when you assess them. It is designed to meet the needs of consultants, building control practitioners and fire service officers in a rapidly evolving design, engineering and regulatory environment. The programme team has strong links with consultants and regulators who support the programme through guest lectures, case study material and site visits. The programme also benefits from the input of Strathclyde Fire Rescue Officers who are associate lecturers.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline As soon as possible Tuition fee

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    Not specified Start date September 2015 Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time Intensity Flexible

    Course Content

    • Year 1: Studies will develop a good foundation level understanding of building design, technology and performance.
    • Year 2: You are introduced to the principles of fire safety analysis and the practice of fire safety design and regulation. You will also develop an understanding of computer aided modelling techniques and risk management.
    • Year 3: There is an opportunity for students to undertake a work placement for six to eight months. You will extend your learning with studies such as fire dynamics,performance evaluation and fire safety data analysis.
    • Year 4: An Honours dissertation will be combined with further study of topics such as smoke control systems design and evacuation systems design and fire risk assessment.

    Assessment

    A variety of assessment methods, including coursework activities and formal examinations.

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


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    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6 CAE score : 60(Grade C)

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS

    Requirements

    • Higher Grade and A Level: 270 UCAS points(preferably a combination of As and Bs at Scottish Higher Grade)
    • ILC: 270 UCAS points from Higher grades C1 or above.
    • Essential Subjects: English and Mathematics (Int 2 minimum).
    • Recommended Subjects: English (H) and Mathematics (H), at least grade B for both.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Access Bursary

      Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

    • Alumni Bursary

      Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Glasgow Caledonian University.

    Accreditation

    The programme is fully accredited by the Institution of Fire Engineers.The BSC (Hons) Fire Risk Engineering programme has been recognised as an approved course with academic exemption by the Institution of Fire Engineers. The Institution recognises that successful students of this course will have met the academic criteria for the membership grade of MIFireE.This is the first programme in the UK to achieve academic exemption unde rthe new IFireE rules.

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