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University of Central Lancashire

Fire Engineering

UCAS Code: F367

Master of Engineering - MEng

Entry requirements


96 UCAS points including Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Environmental Science or Applied Science.

including 15 level 3 credits in Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Environmental Science or Applied Science.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication.

Pass IB Diploma including 96 UCAS points from Higher Level subjects, including HL Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Environmental Science or Applied Science.

96 UCAS points including Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Environmental Science or Applied Science.

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DD

Must include relevant Science content

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

MMM

Must include relevant Science content

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DD

Must include sufficient Science content

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMM

Must include sufficient Science content

including Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Environmental Science or Applied Science.

UCAS Tariff

96

including Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Environmental Science or Applied Science.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Fire safety engineering

Fire and fire safety are key issues in the Energy Industries - this new programme was developed with the Energy Institute to meet the academic skills requirement of Chartered Engineers. It places an emphasis on the pure engineering aspects of fire safety, applying chemistry, physics, mathematics, materials and computational engineering to help prevent deaths, injuries and financial losses that run to billions of pounds a year. Because the application of fire engineering in the real world is multi-disciplinary, so is this course - you’ll carry out project work, liaising between fire engineers and other members of the design and management teams.

This course is ideal if you are aiming for senior roles after graduation in fire safety design roles. As a graduate you will be able to enter many roles within the fire industry, including with fire engineering companies, fire safety engineering consultants, fire safety officers within fire and rescue services or the wider public sector.

You’ll get the chance to take part in international exchange visits with our partner colleges/universities in the Middle East and Hong Kong, where English is widely spoken.

Students are encouraged to seek summer placements within supporting fire industries and every effort is made to assist in this important aspect of development and service integration. International opportunities include travel and work placement with ‘Operation Florian' which is a charitable organisation working to improve fire service infrastructures in countries where they are lacking. Recent deployments have been to Zimbabwe.

Modules

Year 1: Compulsory modules; Introduction to Combustion and Fire, Safety and Fire Law, Energy Transfer and Thermodynamics, Engineering Design Practice Buildings, Buildings Materials and Fire, Engineering Analysis 1, Skills for Fire Studies

Year 2: Compulsory modules; Fluid Dynamics of Fire, Fire and the Built Environment, Accidents and Catastrophes, Safety, Health and Environmental Management, Project Management, Computational Engineering, Engineering Analysis 2. Optional modules; Industrial Placement

Year 3: Compulsory modules; Enclosure Fire Dynamics, Fire Protection Engineering, Fire Investigation, Probabilistic Risk Analysis, Engineering Design Project, Fire Science Dissertation

Year 4: Compulsory modules; Fire Science Dissertation, Advanced Engineering Design Project, Fires in Buildings, Health and Safety Management, Computational Fluid Dynamics

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Central Lancashire

Department:

School of Engineering

TEF rating:

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

81%
UK students
19%
International students
89%
Male students
11%
Female students
49%
2:1 or above
16%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

After graduation


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Engineering

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£25,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
88%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

65%
Engineering professionals
8%
Protective service occupations
8%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
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