ENGR 7008 Fire Engineering Design and Assessment
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 300718
Coordinator Indika Wijesiri Pathirana Opens in new window
Description This unit helps to develop a high level of knowledge of fire safety systems relevant to life protection and the design and assessment of such systems. The unit covers the process of fire safety engineering design and assessment including the fire engineering brief, conceptual design, regulatory objectives, fire safety engineering subsystems, verification methods, timeline analysis, design fires, evaluation of performance of passive and active fire protection systems, risk analysis and fire engineering project reporting.
School Eng, Design & Built Env
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp
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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject
Equivalent Subjects LGYB 5425 - Fire Safety Systems (Life Safety)
Restrictions Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate program.
Fire safety engineering principles, building regulations, fire dynamics, building fire services, fire modelling and human behaviour in fires.
- explain the fundamentals of building fire modelling
- undertake a range of calculation methods and utilise computational tools to tackle different aspects of fire safety engineering problems;
- apply computational methods and simple fire modelling tools to predict fire behaviour and smoke movement in buildings and solve fire safety engineering problems.
- conduct literature reviews to appreciate the range of model application in fire safety engineering and to obtain data for model input and evaluation.
Correlations and dimensional analysis
Fire plume calculations
Fire severity and fire resistance
Building structure and steel, concrete, timber and glazing elements behaviour
Detector and sprinkler activation models
Zone model and its application
Fundamentals of field models
Calculator, PC or laptop.
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|Individual assignment||1000 words||15||N||Individual|
|Group assignment||1500 words.||20||N||Group|
|Group assignment||2000 words||25||N||Group|
|Final Assignment||3000 words||40||N||Individual|
- ABCB, 2005, International Fire Engineering Guidelines Edition 2005, Australian Building Codes Board, Canberra.
- Drysdale, D., 2011. An Introduction to Fire Dynamics, 3rd edn, John Wiley and Sons, Chichester, UK.
2022 Semester 2
Subject Contact Indika Wijesiri Pathirana Opens in new window
Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.