Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: UG. Cycle: A (Second Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. Compulsory for: BI4. Optional for: RH4. Course coordinator: Senior lecturer Berit Andersson,, Fire Safety Engineering. Prerequisites: VBR180 Risk Analysis Methods. The number of participants is limited to 60 Selection criteria: Credits remaining for the degree. Assessment: The examination is given individually in combination with consultations, and in group format through handed-in and approved analysis assignments, as well as through oral and written reporting of the project assignment and opposition on another project assignment. Further information: Group assignments require active participation. Each group member must individually be able to account for the content of the assignment. If a group member does not fulfill the demands of the group or ignores hers/his commitment, she/he can be reassigned to another group or get a fail result. Home page:

The course will provide the fire engineer with sufficient knowledge to allow him/her to collaborate at early stages in the planning process so that risk analyses can be included and used to create a base at a strategic stage of the planning work where the objective is a robust and sustainable society.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

In the project assignment, the student will put into practice his/her knowledge of planning at, above all, the scale-level of general planning and extended general plans. However, certain components will be treated at a more detailed scale.

In parallel with the urban building assignment, a course component will be offered whose objective is to provide knowledge of how risks of various kinds can be managed in community-based planning, using risk analyses as starting points. This course component is aimed at providing insight into the application of the existing legislation framework as a management tool to enable risks to be considered in the community-based planning process.

The students will obtain an understanding of the various central, regional, and community administrations' view of the concept, "Risk considerations in the community-based planning process". An important aspect involves the linkage, "Environmental Impact Assessment – Risk Considerations". The extended general plan must be designed in view of the demands for a sustainable society. Also included in the course are lectures and literature study aimed at addressing the problem, "Community's vulnerability and preparedness measures in community-based planning".

The project work is reported in the form of a public seminar. The teaching aspect is carried out in project form with supporting lectures, consultations, and study visits. The work is constructed around a training site located in a nearby municipality. The written report shall follow the Department of Fire Safety Engineering and Safety systems regulations for assignments at Level II,

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