ENGR 7012 Fire Technology and Engineering Principles
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 300948
Coordinator Sameera Wijesiri Pathirana Opens in new window
Description The unit introduces students to the basic principles of fire behaviour and fire safety design so that they can appreciate fire safety systems and interpret fire safety engineering design concepts. The unit covers the basics of combustion, building fire characteristics, smoke movement, responses of fire safety devices, building fire resistance, response of building occupants, fire safety engineering design and assessment methodology. The unit provides the basis for understanding fire safety engineering and the techniques and tools used in fire safety engineering.
School Eng, Design & Built Env
Discipline Fire Technology
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp
Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject
Incompatible Subjects ENGR 7011 - Fire Technology Principles ENGR 7009 - Fire Engineering Principles
Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate program.
Undergraduate study in building surveying, planning or related areas or has gained the equivalent building construction knowledge by working in the construction industry in an appropriate capacity for at least four years.
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Describe the basic principles of the fire phenomenon including the nature of fire, heat transfer, and initiation and propagation
- Identify enclosure fire hazards and be able to determine fire loads, fire growth rates and flashover
- Describe the principles used in fire engineering design and assessment
- Describe the functions of various fire safety subsystems, such as suppression systems, smoke and heat control, detection, warning and egress provision, which are used in the development of a fire safety engineering solutions;
- Interpret fire safety engineering reports.
The nature of fire and heat transfer processes
Fire initiation and propagation
Smoke and heat control
Detection and warning
Introduction to International Fire Engineering Guidelines
The Fire Engineering Brief
Overview of fire engineering methodology
Fire safety subsystems A, B, C and D
Fire safety sub-systems E and F
Analysis and preparing report
Assessment of Fire engineering report
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.
|Assignment 1||Analytical, 2000 words equivalent, individual||25||N||Individual|
|Assignment 2||Analytical, 2000 words equivalent, individual||25||N||Individual|
|Final exam||2 hour exam||50||N||Individual|
- Drysdale, D. D. 2011, An Introduction to Fire Dynamics, 3rd Edition, John Wiley and Sons, Chichester, UK.
- ABCB, 2005, International Fire Engineering Guidelines Edition 2005. Australian Building Codes Board, Canberra. (Available from ABCB online shop: http://www.abcb.gov.au/index.cfm?fuseaction=ProductList)
Subject Contact Sameera Wijesiri Pathirana Opens in new window