BA8100 - Fire Safety and Structural Engineering


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral examination 50/100 E
Report 50/100

Course content

The course covers various conditions relevant to fire safety in buildings, including principles and methods for analysis of fire safety and fire safety engineering. Relevant topics include fire dynamics, fire response of construction parts and materials, active-, passive- and organisational fire safety measures, safety for people in a fire situation, fire risk analysis in buildings. The topics can to some extent be adapted to the individual student's purpose of following the course.

Learning outcome

Spesifikt læringsutbytte: God forståelse og dybdekunnskap i temaene risikoanalyse for brannsikkerhet, modellering av brann og evakuering, og generell brannprosjektering. Fokus er på viktige prinsipper, metoder og modeller.

Spesifikke ferdigheter: Kunne vise forståelse for det brede bildet av utfordringer innenfor brannsikkerhet, og tilnærme seg disse utfordringene tilfredsstillende. Kunne utføre kvalitativ og kvantitativ risikoanalyse av brann i bygninger, i tillegg til å utvikle brannsikkerhetsstrategier.

Generell kompetanse: God overordnet oversikt over fundamentale aspekter ved brannprosjektering, slik som regelverk, evakuering, brannbekjempelse og brannsikkerhetstiltak.

Learning methods and activities

The course consists of two mandatory parts:

  1. Review of literature from a syllabus list in which the candidate is tested through a final oral exam.
  2. The preparation of an individual report that includes a literature review, followed either by an analytical study, a description and analysis of an experiment or by another type of relevant work.

The syllabus will be discussed in appointed meetings throughout the semester. 

Further on evaluation

In order to pass the exam, the student must achieve at least 70% on both the oral exam and on the individual report.

Course materials

Information will be given at the start of the course

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
DIB3072 10.5
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Version: 1
Credits:  10.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Fire Technology
  • Building Technology
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Report 50/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Oral examination 50/100 E
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Report 50/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination 50/100 E
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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