Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


3000 level

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.

*Credit cannot be awarded for this course as it must be undertaken at the University of Newcastle for accreditation purposes.


BCA Singapore

  • Semester 2 - 2022


  • Semester 2 - 2022


  • Semester 2 - 2022

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
  • Building Surveying and Fire Engineering professions

Assumed knowledge

ARBE1304 Building Codes and Compliance

Assessment items

Report: Professional Report

Quiz: Quiz

Report: Professional report

Contact hours

BCA Singapore, Callaghan and Online


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

Distance learning students will receive equivalent instruction through online or other distance education strategies

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.