Course syllabus

Examensarbete i brandteknik
Degree Project in Fire Safety Engineering

VBRM01, 22,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2014/15
Decided by: The Faculty Board
Date of Decision: 2010-06-07

General Information

Compulsory for: BI4


The aim of the degree project is to allow the student to develop and demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to work independently as a Fire Engineer by acquiring new knowledge and by applying this and the knowledge previously acquired to a problem in fire protection engineering and then resolving it independently and in a manner conducive to good engineering practice.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


The degree project comprises:

The degree project is an independent project. It is to be executed individually or in groups of two. If the degree project is carried out as a group, the contribution of each student must be clearly discernible.

The report is to be made available in a state suitable for examination at least two weeks before the seminar. The department is responsible for providing the requisite number of copies of the report. The seminar can be timetabled for a day that is not within term time if the student, supervisor and examiner are in agreement. It is desirable, but not obligatory, that the report is critically examined by a student also presenting a degree project at the seminar. The same report can be critically examined by several co-students.

The course includes a component which is intended to give an insight into scientific method, report writing and seeking information. The written report is to follow the requirements specified in “General Requirements Concerning the Lay-out and Purpose of Assignments in Fire Safety Engineering Courses.” ( ).

Examination details

Grading scale: UG
Assessment: Written and oral examinations and the successfully completed role as student examiner. The student must pass all parts of the degree project as specified in Content below, for the degree project as a whole to pass. The degree project report is a public document and no part may be classified information The examiner(s) may not take into account any advance information when assessing the report.


Admission requirements:

Reading list

Contact and other information

Examiner: The Head of Department appoints one or more Lecturers at Lund University to act as examiner(s) for each subject undertaken as a degree project. This means that all degree projects including those written by exchange students will be examined at Lund University. The examiner(s) decides (decide) on the grade to be awarded.
Further information: Before the student begins work on the degree project the examiner (s) has (have) to approve the assignment and appoint a supervisor who will provide continuous supervision throughout the work on the project. Supervision is designed to ensure that, among other things, it is possible for the student to complete the degree project within the space of 15 weeks of full-time study. The student can only request supervision for a period of no more than 15 months. A supervisor will be appointed from persons the examiner(s) deems (deem) suitable. The supervisor need not be a member of the academic staff of the Engineering Faculty. The examiner(s) is (are) not expected to provide the majority of the supervision. Notification of the degree project is to be made to the Student Services Centre before work on the project commences. The Student Services Centre checks that the student satisfies the requirements to commence work on the degree project. A copy of the final report of the degree project is filed in the departmental archives. Student Services will provide advice and directives concerning the role of a student examiner. Information about provisional regulations and regulations coming into force is given separately.