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SDCM71-315: Fire Engineering

Description

This subject examines causes of fire, the spread of fire, fire and smoke development, the behaviour of materials in fires, the effects of fire on structural integrity; fire testing and 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 are also examined. 

Subject details

TypePostgraduate
CodeSDCM71-315
EFTSL0.125
FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • September 2021 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2023 [Non-Standard Offering]
Credit10
Study areas
  • Architecture and Built Environment
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2021: $5,250
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,310

Learning outcomes

1. Identify and apply key fire safety clauses from the National Construction Code; 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; 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; 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; 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; 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 6. Evaluate the impact fire testing has on the built environment, and 7. Explain the constraints and limitations of fire engineering. 7. Explain the constraints and limitations of fire engineering.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites: ?

Nil

Restrictions: ?

Nil

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens15/11/2020
Semester start18/01/2021
Subject start18/01/2021
Cancellation 1?01/02/2021
Cancellation 2?08/02/2021
Last enrolment31/01/2021
Withdraw – Financial?13/02/2021
Withdraw – Academic?06/03/2021
Teaching census?12/02/2021
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens18/07/2021
Semester start13/09/2021
Subject start13/09/2021
Cancellation 1?27/09/2021
Cancellation 2?04/10/2021
Last enrolment26/09/2021
Withdraw – Financial?09/10/2021
Withdraw – Academic?30/10/2021
Teaching census?08/10/2021
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens14/11/2021
Semester start17/01/2022
Subject start17/01/2022
Cancellation 1?31/01/2022
Cancellation 2?07/02/2022
Last enrolment30/01/2022
Withdraw – Financial?12/02/2022
Withdraw – Academic?05/03/2022
Teaching census?11/02/2022