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Area/Catalogue
BUIL 4029

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
161321

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Natural and Built Environments

Course aim

Demonstrate an understanding of fire in buildings, fire engineering principles, and the application of fire safety systems using deemed to satisfy and performance solutions in accordance with the Building Code of Australia.

Course content

A study of fire chemistry and fire and smoke behaviour, and fire safety engineering principles including active and passive fire safety systems using fire scenarios and fire events. Analysis of occupants and their movement, egress provisions and fire brigade activities and intervention, and the application of software modelling. Investigate material behaviour and fire testing. Analysis and application of principles of design and evaluation, and methodologies used in performance design, including assessment methods and the fire engineering process outlined in the International Fire Engineering Guidelines. An examination of the implications of performance design on decision making, risk management and maintenance of safety for the life of the building.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Lecture 2 hours x 13 weeks
Tutorial 1 hour x 13 weeks
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, ONLINE
External N/A x 13 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Continuous assessment 4 x quizzes 5% 1 hour
Report 1000 words 25% N/A
Report 1000 words 30% N/A
Examination N/A 40% 2 hours
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, ONLINE
Continuous assessment 4 x quizzes 5% 1 hour
Report 1000 words 25% N/A
Report 1000 words 30% N/A
Examination N/A 40% 2 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Natural and Built Environments

Degrees this course is offered in

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