BA8100 - Fire Safety and Structural Engineering


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Approved report 50/100
Oral examination 50/100

Course content

The course deals with thermal actions on construction elements and structures and the structural response to such loads, in addition to principles and methods for fire analysis and fire safety engineering.

The course includes:
- Fire, fire load and thermal action
- Heat transfer
- The characteristics of materials at high temperatures
- Structural fire response
- Functional requirements and performance based analysis
- Analysis of requirements, safety level and rehabilitation
- Methods for verification of fire resistance
- Calculation methods
- Fire dimensioning
- Fire safety engineering
- Risk analysis of fire in buildings

Learning outcome

Specific learning outcome:
The candidates should have a good understanding and in-depth knowledge within the topics of structural fire safety design, fire safety risk analysis, fire modeling and general fire safety engineering. Focus lies on important principles, methods and models at an advanced level.

Specific skills:
Be able to address the broader picture of fire development and fire safety challenges, and manage to approach these challenges satisfactory. Manage to perform qualitative and quantitative risk analyses of fire in buildings, as well as develop strategies for fire safety.

General competence:
Good overall insight into fundamental fire safety engineering aspects such as evacuation, smoke control, fire mitigation and organizational measures.

Learning methods and activities

The course consist of two mandatory parts; part 1, going into literature from a reading list which from the candidate is tested at a finalizing oral exam, and part 2, the writing of an individual study report which include literature study, usually accompanied by analytical, experimental or similar type of work. The literature from the reading list will be addressed in a few meetings for discussion during the semester. To pass the course a score of at least 70 percent is required.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge

TBA4175 Fire Technology and TBA4177 Fire Safety Engineering or equivalent courses on master level.

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 2020

No.of specialization hours: 17

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: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 50/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination 50/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Approved report 50/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Approved report 50/100
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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