This unit provides students with the opportunity to carry out an original research project related to building fire safety which is developed in the unit Building Fire Research A. Students will be expected to apply the knowledge and skills gained from the coursework component of the Masters degree to this research project. In this unit the students are expected to conduct of analytical/ numerical/ experimental research and critical analysis, interpretation and presentation of results. The student shall, where appropriate, demonstrate both the ability to develop and/or apply models to study the problem together with appropriate data selection, collection and analysis. Students will normally be supervised by an academic member of staff.

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VQT6061 - Building Fire Research A

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Adopt sound research methodologies and apply appropriate research tools in the investigations of building fire safety problems;  
  2. Objectively and critically analyse and discuss the results obtained; and  
  3. Prepare a scientific research report in a format suitable for publication in a scientific journal.  


Assessment will be on the basis of examination of the research thesis. The thesis will be assessed by an examiner (other than the supervisor) with expertise in the area of the research.
Assessment type Description Grade
Thesis Research Thesis (15,000-25,000 words) 100%
The Research Thesis covers all learning outcomes and graduate capabilities.

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