Fire and Explosion Engineering

Study mode:On campus Study type:Part-time Languages: English
Local:$ 13 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 21.7 k / Year(s)  
160 place StudyQA ranking:5991 Duration:12 months

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In just a brief duration of time - in a few minutes or even in a fraction of a second - a fire or an explosion can have catastrophic consequences in residential buildings or in industrial plant. In the UK alone, hundreds of people get killed and tens of thousands are injured every year. Some single incidents cost millions of pounds. The total monetary cost of fire and explosions in the UK is estimated at £7 billion per year or approximately 1% of GDP.
This course offers advanced training in the field of Fire and Explosion Engineering for candidates wishing to either embark on a new career in an exciting and developing field or if already working in the sector, to formalise/upgrade their professional qualifications and experience with transferable academic qualifications.
Course features:
- Most taught modules are delivered in intensive CPD one week (block) format. Modules are spread evenly throughout the year.
- This block module format allows the simultaneous participation of both full-time and part-time students. Many of our students take the programme on a part time basis with the support of their employers.
- The taught modules are assessed by coursework and 'open book' tests; typically within a period of 6-10 weeks from start to finish.
- Extensive participation in course delivery by lecturers from industry brings strong industrial involvement to the programme. Visit our

MSc Compulsory modules

* Research Project
* Fire Safety Design Short Course and Project
* Fire Dynamics and Modelling
* Explosion Prediction and Mitigation
* Fire Risk Assessment and Management
* Fire and Explosion Investigation
* Fire and Safety Law

A minimum of a UK second class (2:2) honours degree or equivalent, in an engineering, physical science or mathematics discipline. Non-graduate applicants may be considered if they have sufficient relevant professional experience or qualifications. We also welcome and accept students with a wide range of international equivalent qualifications.English language requirement: A pass at GCSE level in English language (grade C or above). If English is not your first language, you are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English. You will need to meet our minimum requirements for one of the following recognised English language tests: the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS), the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and the Pearson Test of English Academic.

Scholarships worth up to £2,000 available. For more information, please visit our website.


The course is accredited by the Energy Institute (EI) under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council, and it satisfies the requirements of further learning for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.

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