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Studiehåndbokas emner for 2016/2017:

(English)Fire Risk Assessment

Brief Facts:

Subject Code: ING4005
Department: Faculty of Technology/Business/Maritime Education
Grading Scale: A - F
Number of Credits: 10
Taught During: Autumn
Program Sequence: 4th year (after 3rd year bachelor)
Language of Instruction: English
Campus: Haugesund
Contact(s): Per Fredrik Lennart Hemmingsson (person with course responsibility), Stefan Andersson (person with course responsibility), Ajit Kumar Verma (lecturer)
Required Reading (Syllabus): Go to the library's syllabus web pages

Course Contents:

To give students a thorough understanding of assessment of fire and risk. Underlying causes for possible ignition potential outcomes should be identified with regard to people, material assets and the environment. Measures (barriers) to prevent ignition and escalation included along with cost of the measures. The subject deals with the use of national and international standards for conducting qualitative and quantitative analyzes. Assessment of different criteria for acceptance of risk and uncertainty and sensitivity analyzes disclosed.

Learning Outcome:

- Knowledge

The candidate:

  • can explain and evaluate branners potential harm to people, property and the environment with cost analyzes
  • can discuss and assess barrier philosophy to reduce risk
  • have an overview and can analyze typical causes of fire
  • an overview of factors affecting vulnerability of fire protection measures, including human, organizational and technical measures
  • has detailed knowledge of probability theory, risk and vulnerability analysis and Bayesian philosophy
  • identify factors that increase risk of fire
  • describe national and international regulations and standards for assessing fire risk

- Skills

The candidate:

  • understand situations and conditions that provide increased fire risk
  • can lead work within recognized methods for estimating fire risk
  • can perform rough analysis and use of incident and fault tree analysis
  • can identify probability / frequency of fires
  • can evaluate barriers and propose risk reducing measures
  • can use creative techniques and identify relevant fire scenarios

- General competence

The candidate:

  • can analyze fire risk under complex conditions where people, material assets or the environment are / could be involved
  • Choose appropriate acceptance criteria, models and methods for risk analysis
  • has the understanding and knowledge of methodology in order to work with other types of risk
  • can present the results of risk analysis in an understandable way for the client and the public

Teaching Methods:

The course will be based on collections of lectures, exercises, problem-based learning, demonstrations and case studies. Group Works, self guidance is also benyttet.Individuelle / group project assignments with presentations and assessment.

Student / student group must write an independent task based on a case study.

Practical information about the course:

Will be lectured in intensive weeks



Recommended Previous Knowledge:


Compulsory assignments:


Course Examination Description:

Both parts must be passed.

Grade:  A - E / passed;  F / failed

The project may be carried out individually or in groups.

The project consists of a case study in fire risk. The student / student group writes a report which will be assessed.

Component NameDurationWeightSupporting Materials
Written Exam4 hours50/100Bilingual Dictionary (English-Other/Other-English)
The University College`s calculator (Casio fx-82Es) will be handed out
Reduction in Credits:
Have you already completed one or more of the courses below? If so, the credits you will receive for the course described here, ING4005, will be reduced by the number of credits shown in the credits column. Possible deficencies/mistakes may occur.
Course Title Course Code Credits
Reliability and Safety Engineering ING4003 (1)

Subject's last update: 02/15/2017 09:42

Sida ble sist oppdatert: 02.08.2017