Course syllabus

Examensarbete i brandteknik
Degree Project in Fire Safety Engineering

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

Valid for: 2020/21
Decided by: Faculty Board for Education
Date of Decision: 2019-04-24

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.

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 is an independent project. It is to be executed individually or in groups of two.

The degree project comprises:

The document describing the goals of the degree project is to be written at an early stage and must be approved by all supervisors and the examiner. It is to include a description of the problem to solve, the disciplinary foundation and proven experience on which the project is to be based, the main sources of information, and the project's expected contribution to the advancement of knowledge. The document is also to include a general description of the approach, choice of method, resource requirements and time needed. The contents of the document are to be gradually integrated in the written report.

The written report is to describe the degree project and its findings. If two students have collaborated on the project, 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.

Examination details

Grading scale: UG
Assessment: Written and oral examination. For a pass on the degree project, the student must have passed all assessed components. The report is a public document. The assessment may not be based on classified information.

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.


Admission requirements:

In order to commence work on the degree project, the student must demonstrate appropriate knowledge in the field of study covered by the project. It is the responsibility of the examiner to ensure that this requirement is satisfied before work on the degree project can begin.

Reading list

Contact and other information

Examiner: The Head of Department appoints one or more Lecturers at Lund University to act as examiner 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.
Further information: One or several supervisors shall be appointed for each degree project. At least one of the supervisors (the principal supervisor) must be employed as a teacher of Lund University. In addition to the principal supervisor, assistant supervisors may be appointed. The supervisors will provide continuous supervision throughout the work on the project and are to ensure that, among other things, it is possible for the student to complete the project within a period of 15 weeks of full-time study. The student can only request supervision for a period of no more than 12 months.
The student is responsible for registering his or her passed degree project in LUP Student Papers. The degree project is then approved in LUP by the department. The department is responsible for filing the report.