Course syllabus

Riskanalys inom brandteknik
Risk Assessment in Fire Protection Engineering

VBRN45, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2019/20
Decided by: PLED BI/RH
Date of Decision: 2019-03-27

General Information

Compulsory for: BI2
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand

Aim

The aim of the course is that, in combination with earlier courses, the students gain the capability of utilizing tools for risk assessment and how they can support decisions in the area of risk management and especially in the area of fire safety engineering. Furthermore, the course is aimed at providing a foundation for continuing studies in the risk management field.

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

Contents

The overriding elements in the course consist of: Introduction to the field of risk assessment and management, the concept of risk, risk assessment methodology within the field of fire safety engineering, uncertainty analysis, risk measures and risk evaluation.

During the course, a number of individual home assignments, as well as a group project assignment, are to be completed. The project assignment contains relevant issues associated to the engineering field. The project assignment is to be reported in written form and also orally.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: The examination represents a combination of results of a written examination, the project assignment undertaken and individual home assignments. The home assignments will primarily focus on demonstration of understanding the theory. The written exam covers both questions of problem solving nature and those focusing more on understanding the theory.

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.

Parts
Code: 0117. Name: Risk Assessment.
Credits: 4,5. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Writen examination. Contents: The aim of the course is that, in combination with earlier courses, the students gain the capability of utilizing tools for risk assessment and how they can support decisions in the area of risk management. Furthermore, the course is aimed at providing a foundation for continuing studies in the risk management field.
Code: 0217. Name: Project Assignments.
Credits: 3. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Successfully completed individual home assignments and group project assignment. Contents: During the course, a number of individual home assignments, as well as one major group project assignment, are to be completed. For the project assignments, tutors are available for consultation. The project assignments are to be reported in written and oral form.

Admission

Required prior knowledge: FMA430 Calculus in Several Variables or FMAB30 Calculus in Several Variables and Statistics with Decision Theory or equivalent e.g. EXTA60 Statistics and VBRA06 Introduktion to Fire Safety Engineering
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: VBR180, VRSN05, VBRN01

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Håkan Frantzich, hakan.frantzich@brand.lth.se
Further information: Group assignments and seminars require active participation. Each group member must individually be able to account for the content of the project 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.