There is growing awareness of fire safety design and growing concern about the competence of building passive fire protection installation professionals. The introduction of the Building Control Amendment Regulations (BCAR) has had a very significant effect on the way building design and construction is managed and implemented. Consequently, employers are increasingly looking for employees with specific sets of fire safety engineering skills.
This new industry focused programme will be delivered on a flexible basis over three semesters (including summer), allowing completion in one calendar year. Students can progress at their own rate, by taking individual modules or minor awards.
The programme will be of interest to Built Environment professionals including, Architects, Architectural Technologists, Qualified Tradespersons, Construction and Facilities Managers, Buildings Services Engineers and Design Consultants, Fire Service and Fire Industry personnel wishing to specialise in Fire Engineering.
Bachelor of Fire Engineering (60 credits, level 7)
Modules are assessde by a combination of in -class tests, continual assessments and final exams.
|Semester 1||Semester 2||Semester 3|
|Intro to Fire Engineering||Fire Safety 2||Fire Dynamics|
|Fire Safety 1||Passive Fire Safety Systems||Fire Service Management|
|Active Fire Safety Systems||Fire Safety Management||Application of Fire Safety Engineering|
|Fire Service Legislation||Fire Science||Fire Engineering Project|
There are several minor awards embedded within the programme to cater for prospective students who may wish to earn a certificate in a specific area rather than a full BEng. The minor awards are:
The fee for each minor award is €550
The programme provides pathways for graduates into the Fire Engineering industry where they will be culturally aware of the work and business environment and can engage in fire safety design, management and auditing.
Graduates from this programme will be eligible to enter Year 3 of the BSc (Hons) in Construction Management & Engineering. Students will also have the opportunity to progress to a Level 8 qualification in LYIT as a route to becoming a Chartered Engineer.