TBA4175 - Fire Technology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours D

Course content

The course comprise the following topics: Fire as a risk to society and individuals. Fire safety regulations. Laws, codes and guidelines. Fire physics/fire dynamics - this comprise chemical and physical conditions, heat transfer, development and spread of fire and smoke. Materials reaction to fire. Fire load and characterization of fires. Fire response of materials, structures, installations and people. Fire testing and classification of materials and components. Measures to prevent and reduce fire damages. Active and passive fire protection.
Structural Fire Design. Fire safety engineering.

Learning outcome

The students shall have knowledge about fire risk, fire technology and fire safety engineering.

Calculate fire load, resistance to fire and perform risk analyses of fire in buildings.

General knowledge:
Foundation for performing simple fire safety engineering of buildings.
Needed: Materials reaction to fire; fire resistance of constructions; understanding of fire development and response.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, mandatory exercises. The lectures and exercises are given in English when students who do not speak Norwegian follow the course.

Compulsory assignments

  • Written Exercises

Further on evaluation

If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral.

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.

Course materials

To be announced at the start of the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIB3050 7.5
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

No.of lecture hours: 3
Lab hours: 2
No.of specialization hours: 7

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Fire Technology
  • Building Technology
  • Building and Material Technology
  • Safety and Reliability
  • Structural Engineering
  • Combustion
  • Building Materials
  • Risk Analysis
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering



Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 D
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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