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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
  • September 2019 [Non-Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Architecture and Built Environment
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2019: $4,890
  • Commencing in 2020: $5,070

Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate an understanding of fire science.
2. Demonstrate knowledge of human movement and behaviour in fires including the behaviour of occupants relative to their awareness, actions and movements and how human behaviour issues are incorporated in building design
3. Demonstrate a sound working knowledge of fire protection systems and how they interact within a building
4. Demonstrate working knowledge of the relationship and interface between fire science and building regulations.

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This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens11/11/2018
Semester start14/01/2019
Subject start04/02/2019
Cancellation 1?14/02/2019
Cancellation 2?16/02/2019
Last enrolment12/02/2019
Withdraw – Financial?23/02/2019
Withdraw – Academic?07/03/2019
Teaching census?22/02/2019
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