This one-year postgraduate course is designed to enable engineers, architects, fire prevention officers and other suitably qualified professionals working in the construction industry acquire a sound knowledge and understanding of fire in buildings, the safety requirements in the design of buildings and the various options available for minimising the risk of fire in buildings. The course also includes the design of fire safety systems and guidance in the preparation of an application for a fire safety certificate. This course has been approved by Engineers Ireland as meeting its requirements for continuing professional development.
Lectures are normally held on Friday evening 7 - 10 p.m. and Saturday morning 9.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. each week throughout the two semesters (September to April). Coursework, which is an integral part of the course, consists of two assignments that are carried out in the students’ own time.
Fundamentals of Fire Science and Fire Engineering
Fire Safety Engineering
Fire Protection Systems
Legal Principles; Fire, Safety and Health Legislation, Insurances
The Building Control Act, 1990 and Building Regulations (TGD B)
The Fire Services Acts, 1981 and 2003
The Diploma awarding ceremony takes place in January
The award of a Postgraduate Diploma in Fire Safety Practice is based on a combination of the results of two examination papers and two coursework assignments. Each paper and the coursework constitute one third of the overall assessment. Students must pass each paper and the coursework. There is no system of compensation. The pass mark for the examinations and the coursework is 40%. A Distinction is awarded to those who obtain an overall average mark of 70% or more in both the coursework and two papers combined at the summer Examination
Extensive notes are provided by individual lecturers, who may also recommend texts.
This course enables engineers, architects, fire prevention officers and other suitably qualified professionals working in the construction industry to acquire a sound knowledge and understanding of fire in buildings, the safety requirements in the design of buildings and the various design options available for minimising the risk of fire in buildings.
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Fire Safety Practice (P.Grad.Dip.)
Professor Tom Grey gives an overview on the P.Grad.Dip in Fire Safety Practice Programme at Trinity College Dublin.
Number of Places30 - Minimum 8 Places
Mr. Thomas Grey
31st July 2023
The admission requirement is an honours degree in Civil Engineering or Architecture. Other suitably qualified construction professionals may also be admitted. A candidate may be interviewed to establish his or her suitability for the course.
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