What is Fire Engineering?
This industry-focused programme is responding to the developing skills shortage in Fire Engineering in the construction sector. Many serious fire related incidences have brought the issue of good fire engineering practice into the public realm. Recent events like Priory Hall and Millfield Manor Housing Estate in Ireland and Grenfell Towers in London raise questions about the competencies of construction professionals relating to fire safety in buildings. There is now growing awareness of fire safety design and a growing need to have construction professionals trained in this area.
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 for all construction phases including specification, design, installation, certification, inspection, management & maintenance of passive and active fire protection systems in buildings.
The course has been designed to allow construction professionals from architectural and consulting engineering practices, construction contractors, M&E contractors, building surveyors, building product suppliers, property risk assessment and insurance personnel, Fire Service and Fire Industry personnel to upskill and gain a qualification 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.
Delivery Friday 9.00am – 6.00pm, Saturday 9.00am – 1.00pm
€300 per 5 credit module. €550 per 10 credit module. €3,000 for full 60 credits.
|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
Applicants who have completed a minimum NQF Level 6 programme in engineering or in a cognate area of study will be eligible for entry to the programme. Cognate discipline areas of study include: construction studies, construction management, architecture, architectural technology, building surveying, quantity surveying, energy management, building physics, physical and chemical sciences, health and safety, fire management, fire systems,
Applicants who have a senior trades apprenticeship qualification in plumbing, electrical, carpentry, brick and stonelaying, electrical instrumentation, electronic security systems, instrumentation, industrial electrical engineering, manufacturing engineering, manufacturing technology, mechanical automation, pipefitting with a minimum of 2 years relevant experience will be eligible for entry to the programme.
Retained fire fighters with a minimum of 7 years’ experience and full time fire fighters with a minimum of 5 years’ experience will be eligible for entry to the programme.
Entry to the programme may also be allowed via the Institute’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process on an individual case-by-case basis. This RPL process includes the matching of the candidate’s prior learning (education and experiential) with the equivalent Level 6 programme outcomes. Eligible applicants must at least meet the minimum English language requirements for the Institute as detailed in the Quality Manual.
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.