Course handbook


This course explores the principles and practice of the assessment, evaluation and the provision of recommendations associated with fire safety performance solutions. Students will understand building regulations, fire dynamics, fire safety measures, human behaviour and risk assessment, as well as developing knowledge of the practical design process adopted by the industry.

Availability2018 Course Timetables

BCA Singapore

  • Semester 2 - 2018


  • Semester 2 - 2018

Distance Education - Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2018
  • Winter - 2018

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Discuss fire dynamics, fire initiation through to decay and combustion effects.

2. Investigate building regulations and fire engineering principles and their application to fire engineered alternative solutions.

3. Describe active and passive fire safety systems and their application.

4. Discuss human behaviour and risk assessment.

5. Apply knowledge of the practical design process adopted by the industry

6. Present written and visual concepts and ideas.


  • The National Construction Code, Australian Standards and the International Fire Engineering Guidelines.
  • Fire dynamics, convection, conduction and radiation.
  • Fire initiation and development, ignition, pre-flashover, flashover and decay.
  • Building occupant characteristics and behaviour during fire emergencies.
  • Building fire service and equipment including types and application.
  • The Fire Engineering Brief and Fire Engineering Report: Fire engineered alternative solutions.
  • Design and maintenance of fire safety measures.
  • Certification processes including fire safety schedules, certificates and statements.
  • The Building Surveying and Fire Engineering professions.

Assumed knowledge


Assessment items

Report: Professional Report

Quiz: Quiz

Report: Professional report

Contact hours

BCA Singapore, Callaghan and Distance Education - Callaghan


Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term