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BEng Structural and Fire Safety Engineering

 

 

Introducing BEng Structural and Fire Safety Engineering

This programme has an emphasis on the consideration of fire risk in the design and protection of infrastructure, while still covering the majority of the traditional civil and environmental engineering topics. In particular, this allows engineers to determine the effects of modern construction methods and materials on the safety of buildings and infrastructure. You will take specific courses related to Structural and Fire Safety Engineering from Year 3 of the programme onwards.

 

The programme builds on many of the fundamental concepts of civil and environmental engineering including the application of scientific knowledge and modern engineering tools to the analysis, design, construction and maintenance of all major forms of infrastructure. The discipline is very wide-ranging, impacting on our daily lives in diverse ways. Ultimately it aims to ensure a sustainable local and global society, particularly in light of current challenges such as global climate change.

 

This programme complements expertise at Newcastle in the traditional areas of transport, tunnels, bridges, and buildings and extends into emerging areas such as water security, mitigating the environmental impacts of large construction, construction management, advanced geotechnical investigations, novel structural materials, and disaster analysis and prevention.

 

It also benefits from close industrial relationships and the industrial mentoring scheme that allows students to meet and interact with recent Newcastle graduates working in the industry.

 

Accreditation

This programme is accredited as:

 

Fully satisfying the educational base for an Incorporated Engineer (IEng).

Partially satisfying the educational base for a DETC Council of Engineer

 

 

Introducing BEng Structural and Fire Safety Engineering

 

This programme has an emphasis on the consideration of fire risk in the design and protection of infrastructure, while still covering the majority of the traditional civil and environmental engineering topics. In particular, this allows engineers to determine the effects of modern construction methods and materials on the safety of buildings and infrastructure. You will take specific courses related to Structural and Fire Safety Engineering from Year 3 of the programme onwards.

 

The programme builds on many of the fundamental concepts of civil and environmental engineering including the application of scientific knowledge and modern engineering tools to the analysis, design, construction and maintenance of all major forms of infrastructure. The discipline is very wide-ranging, impacting on our daily lives in diverse ways. Ultimately it aims to ensure a sustainable local and global society, particularly in light of current challenges such as global climate change.

 

This programme complements expertise at Newcastle in the traditional areas of transport, tunnels, bridges, and buildings and extends into emerging areas such as water security, mitigating the environmental impacts of large construction, construction management, advanced geotechnical investigations, novel structural materials, and disaster analysis and prevention.

 

It also benefits from close industrial relationships and the industrial mentoring scheme that allows students to meet and interact with recent Newcastle graduates working in the industry.

 

 

What you will study

 

Year 1

Your time will usually be divided between engineering, mathematics and option courses. You study several branches of engineering, followed by the first in-depth study of your preferred subject.

For most of our programmes, you can choose an option from the sciences, arts or humanities. Chemical engineering students must take chemistry in Year 1.

Year 2

You will study your chosen branch of engineering, supported by classes in mathematics. You will extend the application of your scientific and mathematical skills to the real problem solving, that you started in Year 1.

Year 3

You will now be able to focus on your chosen field of engineering. At the end of Year 3, you will have the option of completing one more year for a BEng (Hons) or studying for a further two years for an MEng (Hons).

Year 4

You will concentrate on specialist study and innovative coursework that will prepare you for your professional career. Increasingly you will spend time on individual or group design projects.

Programme structure

Find out more about the compulsory and optional courses in this degree programme.

To give you an idea of what you will study on this programme, we publish the latest available information. However, please note this may not be for your year of entry, but for a different academic year.

 

Learning and assessment

 

How will I learn?

 

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, laboratory sessions, projects and group work. In your final years you will dedicate more time to private study and will receive individual supervision with projects.

 

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through course work and examinations.

 

Programme details

Find out more about this programme's aims, what you will learn, how you will be assessed and what skills and knowledge you will develop.

 

To give you an idea of what to expect from this programme, we publish the latest available information. However, please note this may not be for your year of entry, but for a different academic year.

 

Career opportunities

Studying engineering at the University of Newcastle prepares you for a career as a professional engineer abroad and all courses meet the requirements of the UNC professional engineering bodies.

 

On graduation from any of our programmes you will leave with a thorough, core knowledge, together with analytical, practical, design and communication skills, enabling you to join a design, production or research team - or move rapidly into management and leadership roles.

 

Alternatively, many of our graduates have gone on to work in other areas, including the civil service, education, the armed forces and the financial sector.

 

 

Entry requirements

 

Typical offer

 

Second year entry

For direct entry to second year the minimum requirements must be exceeded, including the following:

 

SQA Advanced Highers: AA to include Mathematics and either Physics, Engineering Science or Technological Studies, plus Highers at AB in two other subjects.

A Levels: A*AA in one sitting, to include Mathematics and either Physics, Engineering or Design & Technology (excluding Food Technology), or AAA in one sitting, to include Mathematics, Further Mathematics and either Physics, Engineering or Design & Technology.

IB: 38 points overall and award of IB Diploma with 666 at HL to include Mathematics and one from Physics or Design & Technology.

 

Other entry pathways

Entry to many degrees in Science & Engineering is possible via other qualifications (eg HNC/D, Access, SWAP).

 

Tuition fees

Tuition Fee: Structural and Fire Safety Engineering (BEng Hons)

Academic Session

Home - Scotland/EU

Home - RUK

Overseas/International

2018/9

Home - Scotland/EU fees have still to be agreed

£9,250

£24,600

Annual tuition fee

The Overseas/International annual fee rate is fixed for the duration of your degree programme.

 

Home-Scotland/EU

The Home-Scotland/EU fee rate has not yet been confirmed for the 2018-19 academic session. In 2017-18 the fee level set by the Scottish Government for Home-Scotland/EU students was £1,820.

 

EU students

2018-19 entry EU students will be admitted as Scottish/EU fee status students, will retain that status for the duration of their studies, and are eligible for tuition fee support from the Scottish Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS).

 

 

 

Fees and funding

Find out more about how we determine your fee status and how much it will cost to study at Newcastle and what funds are available to help you finance your time at university.

 

 

 

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