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LY508
Fire Safety Engineering

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the QQI, HEA or Higher Education Institutes.

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4 Years
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The aim of the new four year BEng in Fire Safety Engineering is to deliver engineers who will have both the scientific and practical skills to undertake both prescriptive and performance based fire safety design. Students will initially take core modules in mathematics, fire science, fluids, thermodynamics, building services, construction technology and structural design along with general elements such as CAD, construction economics, law and communications. The student will then progress to fire safety subjects such as human behaviour, fire and reliability modelling, fire structural design and fire engineering techniques. The modules coupled with a work experience placement, projects and a dissertation will provide the graduate engineer from this course with a skill set unique to this country.

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LY508 - Fire Safety Engineering
Letterkenny IT

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LY508 - Fire Safety Engineering
Qualifax - The National Courses Database
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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Essential Module Requirements:
3 Distinctions and a pass in C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics
or C20174 - Mathematics for Engineering
or C20175 - Mathematics for Computing
or LCE Maths.

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Under the current building regulations almost every type of construction requires some degree of fire safety design with most needing a formal fire safety certificate application. As a result employers such as architectural and engineering practices, large public companies and public bodies are increasingly looking for employees with specific sets of skills which include quality fire safety engineering skills.



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