Course syllabus

Introduktion till brandteknik
Introduction to Fire Safety Engineering

VBRA06, 6 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2017/18
Decided by: PLED BI/RH
Date of Decision: 2017-04-03

General Information

Compulsory for: BI1
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The aim is that students attain broad and general knowledge in the field of fire safety engineering, e.g., knowledge about relevant rules and regulation, basic fire science theory, basic fire safety engineering design (including risk analysis), and fire rescue.  After completion of the course, the students should master common terms and concepts within fire safety engineering. The course also aims to introduce students to the role of fire protection engineers in society, focusing especially on the main categories of work roles. Finally, the course aims to provide students with basic oral and written communication skills, knowledge about laboratory work and to prepare them for further university studies.

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 following parts are included in the course:

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: The examination is performed in the form of (1) exam, (2) assignments (written and/or oral), and laboratory work (written and/or oral). All parts need to be completed for a final grade. In addition, attendance is required at all seminars/presentations and laboratory classes/field days.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

Code: 0115. Name: Exams.
Credits: 3. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written examination
Code: 0215. Name: Assignments/labs.
Credits: 3. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Written and oral examination and compulsory laboratory works


The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: VBR150, VBR162, VBRA01, VBRA05

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Daniel Nilsson,
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 fulfil the demands of the group or ignores hers/his commitment, she/he can be reassigned to another group or get a fail result.