Course syllabus

Kvalificerad brandutredningsmetodik
Advanced Fire Investigation

VBRN80, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

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

General Information

Elective for: BI4, RH4
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish

Aim

The aim is that the students will be able to, together with an experienced investgator, perform a fire investigation of good quality based on knowledge gained during the education. The students should be able to determine the causes of the fire – both direct and indirect, both technical and human related. They should also be able to explain the spread of fire and smoke based on knowledge from previous courses and, where relevant, show this with the help of calculations and simlations. Students should also be able to identify lessons learned from the fire and describe how these can be translated in to acutal preventive measures at different levels of society. The students should also be able to perform a simple evaluation of fire department intervention with focus on tactics.

Knowledge of real life sources of ignition also aims to improve the students ability to identify risks in the context of inspections and risk analysis.

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

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: The final certificate is based on (1) a written examination, (2) Project/assignments/labreports. All parts of the examination must be completed for a passing grade. Participation on all seminars, labs, fieldwork are also required. 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.

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: 0118. Name: Project/Assignment.
Credits: 3,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Passing grade on assignment/project/lab reports
Code: 0218. Name: Written Examination.
Credits: 4. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Grade on written exam

Admission

Admission requirements:

Required prior knowledge: FAFA30 Physics: Electricity-Fluids, VBRF20 Fire Chemistry and Heat Transfer, MMVA01 Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics Basic course, VBRN60 Fire Protection Systems, VBRN75 Human Behavior in Fire
The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Marcus Runefors, marcus.runefors@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 assignment.