TBA4175 - Fire Technology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours D

Course content

The course comprises fire as a risk and societal problem, and relates fire safety to UN's sustainability goals. Relevant laws and regulations. Fire dynamics - which includes chemical and physical conditions, heat transport, development and spread of fire, smoke and toxic gases. Materials’ reaction to fire, fire resistance building elements. Response of structures, installations and people during a fire. Fire testing and classification. Measures to prevent and mitigate fire, active and passive fire protection. Fire safety engineering.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: Have insight in the topics fire risk, fire dynamics and fire safety in construction works.

Skills: Know the principles for estimating and assessing factors and properties related to fire development and response of people and building parts exposed to fire, be able to carry out simple risk analyses of building fires. Be able to see fire safety design in the context of UN's sustainability goals.

General competence: Have the basis for performing simple fire safety design of buildings.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, mandatory exercises. The lectures and exercises are given in English when students who do not understand 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.

Details about the mandatory exercises will be given at the beginning of the semester.

Course materials

To be announced at 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 2025

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

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


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 D INSPERA
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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