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University of Central Lancashire

Fire Engineering

UCAS Code: H862

Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

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

Engineering required

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

MMM

Engineering required

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

DD

Engineering required

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

MMM

Engineering required

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

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Fire safety engineering

**Course Overview**

- Aiming for a senior role in fire safety? This could be the course for you. Fire Engineering impacts on all our lives whether we realise it or not. Find out more on our BEng Fire Engineering degree.

- Our course is externally accredited. It’s practical and focuses on fire in the context of buildings and infrastructure, the technology for predicting fires, and designs for fire safety.

- Fire and fire safety are key issues in building, infrastructure design and high-hazard industries. Our programme was developed in consultation with employers and professional bodies and because of our established research base, the content is current and highly relevant.

- The application of fire engineering in the real world is multidisciplinary and so is our course. You’ll carry out project work, liaising between fire engineers and other members of the design and management teams.

- Our course builds on the training and educational programmes offered by the Institution of Fire Engineers.

- You’ll get the chance to work with fire safety engineering companies, all with the aim of boosting your employability when you graduate.

**Why study with us**

- Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Fire Engineering is ranked 3rd in the UK with 92% of students in graduate-level work or further study after graduating (Complete University Guide 2021)

- Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Fire Engineering is ranked 1st in the UK with 92% of students satisfied with the learning resources (National Student Survey 2020)

- Benefit from the latest high-quality equipment and facilities available in our new £35m Engineering Innovation Centre.

**Further Information**

- This course offers an optional 48-week sandwich placement in industry between the second and third years.

**Progression onto MEng course**

- After completing three years of full-time study you’ll have the option to graduate with a BEng (Hons) degree (it will take four years to reach this stage if you choose to go on a 48-week industrial placement in-between Years 2 and 3). Or you can choose to undertake an additional year of advanced study and graduate with an MEng (Hons) degree instead (this normally takes four years to complete in all, or five years with an industrial placement).

Modules

Year 1: Compulsory modules; Introduction to Combustion and Fire, Safety and Fire Law, Energy Transfer and Thermodynamics, Engineering Design Practice 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

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£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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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

47%
low
Fire safety engineering

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Others in engineering

Teaching and learning

33%
Staff make the subject interesting
80%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
53%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

86%
Library resources
100%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
53%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

70%
UK students
30%
International students
90%
Male students
10%
Female students
34%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
E

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Engineering

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£25,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
88%
high
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

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Engineering

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£24k

£24k

£32k

£32k

£32k

£32k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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