Course syllabus

Introduktion till brandteknik
Introduction to Fire Safety Engineering

VBRA06, 6 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2023/24
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED BI/RH
Date of Decision: 2023-04-12

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: BR1
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. The course also aims to introduce students to the role of fire safety engineers in society, focusing especially on the main categories of work roles. The course will also provide insight into different study techniques and group dynamics. 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: 0122. Name: Exams.
Credits: 3. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written examination
Code: 0222. Name: Assignments/labs.
Credits: 2. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Approved written and oral examination and compulsory laboratory works Contents: Assignment with written and oral examination and compulsory laboratory works
Code: 0322. Name: Assignment.
Credits: 1. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Presence and approved written and oral examination at final seminar. Contents: Oral and communication skills.


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: Nils Johansson,
Further information: Active participation in group work is required. Each group member must be able to report and be responsible for the content individually. If a group member does not fulfill the requirements for active participation, or disregards his/her commitments, she/he can be reassigned by the examiner to another group or get a fail result.