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SDCM71-315: Fire Engineering


Topics covered include causes of fire, the spread of fire, fire and smoke development, the behaviour materials in fires, the effects of fire on structural integrity; fire testing, compartmentalisation, fire separation; statutory requirements for horizontal and vertical fire exits, fire resistance ratings and the maintenance of resistance by means of fire stopping materials, fire protection systems.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • January 2020 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • September 2020 [Non-Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Architecture and Built Environment
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2020: $5,410

Learning outcomes

1. Identify and apply key fire safety clauses from the National Construction Code;
2. Describe how 'deemed to satisfy' and 'performance-based' solutions to meet the NCC are developed and compare outcomes from both approaches;
3. Associate the role of a fire engineer with their impact on the fire engineering process;
4. Describe fire science fundamentals and fire dynamics and link these to design techniques and methodologies commonly used in the fire engineering discipline;
5. Analyse and predict human behaviour during a fire event and their interaction with fire safety systems;
6. Evaluate the impact fire testing has on the built environment, and
7. Explain the constraints and limitations of fire engineering.

Enrolment requirements

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens18/03/2019
Semester start13/05/2019
Subject start27/05/2019
Cancellation 1?08/06/2019
Cancellation 2?11/06/2019
Last enrolment06/06/2019
Withdraw – Financial?19/06/2019
Withdraw – Academic?04/07/2019
Teaching census?18/06/2019
Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens14/07/2019
Semester start09/09/2019
Subject start23/09/2019
Cancellation 1?05/10/2019
Cancellation 2?08/10/2019
Last enrolment03/10/2019
Withdraw – Financial?16/10/2019
Withdraw – Academic?31/10/2019
Teaching census?15/10/2019
Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens12/11/2019
Semester start13/01/2020
Subject start27/01/2020
Cancellation 1?09/02/2020
Cancellation 2?12/02/2020
Last enrolment07/02/2020
Withdraw – Financial?21/02/2020
Withdraw – Academic?08/03/2020
Teaching census?20/02/2020