TBA4177 - Fire Safety Engineering, Advanced Course


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Oral examination 100/100 D

Course content

The course presents different topics regarding fire technology and fire safety of buildings and construction works. It describes the principles of analysis, engineering and construction of works with various requirements of fire safety, e.g. as verified by use of risk analysis. It will be shown how a required safety level can be achieved by various measures - active/passive and single/in combination. The course will give good knowledge about fire properties of materials, fire resistance of components and structures, and an introduction to the principles and application of calculation methods and simulation tools. Through the course the students will get a knowledge base for the exercise of fire safety engineering.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The students shall have in-depth knowledge on principles, methods and tools for documentation of fulfilled requirements regarding fire safety engineering.

Skill: Understanding relations and important aspects in the field of fire safety engineering to such a level that one is able to perform qualitative risk evaluations and design fire safety strategies.

General knowledge: Have a relatively good insight into material properties in fires, material fire testing methods and different models for fire development. In addition have an overview of the different Norwegian laws, regulations and standards which concern fire safety, and at the same time have some insight on their contents.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, colloquies and compulsory exercises. 2/3 of the exercises must be approved to get access to the exam.

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.

Course materials

To be presented at the start of the semester.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

No.of lecture hours: 4
Lab hours: 2
No.of specialization hours: 6

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering



Examination arrangement: Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Oral 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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