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					                                            BSc (Hons) Fire Safety
                                 BSc (Hons) Building Engineering
                          BSc (Hons) Building Control Engineering
      In addition to the popular BSc (Hons) Building Engineering Degree and BSc (Hons) Building
    Control Engineering Degree the ABE is now pleased to offer a BSc (Hons) Fire Safety Degree

Each Degree programme has been developed in conjunction with the Professor of Building
Engineering Paul Watson and his team at Sheffield Hallam University, and is designed to meet the
Quality Assurance Agency’s subject benchmark for graduates in Building and Surveying. Members
will have the opportunity to gain knowledge on the learning outcomes for building engineers as
defined by the Construction Industry Board (CIB) Educational Framework. The awards are
validated by Sheffield Hallam University.



Benefits                                              Delivery

                                                      The course leader for each programme,
The programmes enable ABE members, at
                                                      Norman Watts, leads a team of tutors to
both associate and corporate levels, to:
                                                      deliver the course modules at the ABE
                                                      Headquarters in Northampton. The
     Achieve an honours level degree
                                                      Association of Building Engineers is
     Develop academic and lifelong learning
                                                      responsible for the hosting and delivery of the
      skills
                                                      programme. Delivery of lectures, tutorials and
     Increase subject specific knowledge and
                                                      seminars is offered on a part-time basis and
      skills in professional practice
                                                      each taught session takes place over a Friday
     Allow associates to progress to full ABE
                                                      and Saturday morning.
      membership
     Develop and maintain required levels of
      CPD

The courses increase your understanding of
research methods. Students learn through

     Tutorials
     Workshops
     Seminars
     Group work
     Directed independent study.
                                                 BSc (Hons) Fire Safety
                                      BSc (Hons) Building Engineering
                               BSc (Hons) Building Control Engineering
       ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The minimum entry criteria is 240 academic credits (or CATS points).

Candidates with a HND or Foundation Degree can obtain direct entry to either of the Degree programmes as they will
normally have reached the minimum level of 240 academic credits.

A candidate with a HNC qualification will have points varying between 120 credits and the 240 credit level threshold
depending upon the number of module/units completed with the original educational establishment.

For all qualifications that fall short of 240 points, entry to the top-up award will be through the University’s Accreditation
of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) route. This simply means that the candidate will be required to provide a written
report prior to starting the actual BSc (Hons) programme. This report in essence makes up the shortfall in credit points
and forms part of the top-up degree.

Each candidate will be reviewed on an individual basis by Sheffield Hallam University to confirm the number of credit
points previously obtained.

Sheffield Hallam University will provide, 2 half day sessions, at ABE HQ in Northampton, to any HNC candidates wishing
to bridge this credit gap. On completion of the sessions the candidate will then prepare and submit a written report for
assessment.

On satisfactory completion of the report, the candidate will be invited on to the top-up degree programme starting in
September 2008 or February 2009 (dependant on APEL completion dates).

There is a fee for the submission and assessment of the report and this will vary depending upon the number of credit
points a HNC candidate already has. The cost to the HNC candidate will be £100 per 10 credit shortfall. Evidence of
existing credit points must be provided at the start of session 1.

(Example, a HNC candidate wishing to enrol on the top-up degree programme with 150 credit points will have a 90 credit
shortfall. The fee will be: 90 credits divided by 10 x £100. Example 90/10 x £100 = £900)

ENGLISH LANGUAGE

If English is not your first language you must demonstrate appropriate levels of English language competence including

    British Council International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) overall band 6.5
    Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) Pass
    Assessment and Qualifications Alliance (AQA)/Northern Examinations and Assessment Board (NEAB) University
     Entrance test in English for Speakers of Other Languages (UETESOL) Pass
    Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score 550 (paper based) or 213+ (computer based)
                                                                   BSc (Hons) Fire Safety
                                                                                Modules

    RESEARCH METHODS
    MANDATORY                                                             FIRE SAFETY LAW
   Investigate a topic for research purposes                             MANDATORY
   Analyse and synthesise relevant research material                    Describe the content of fire safety legislation applicable to
   Appraise information and extend knowledge in a                        new and occupied buildings an its influence on building
    selected subject                                                      design in the UK
   Develop appropriate research methodologies                           Describe the various international approaches to fire safety

   Produce a comprehensive literature review                             and analyse how they influence the application of different
                                                                          codes and standards
   Report research findings in written and oral form, in an
                                                                         Assess and evaluate the suitability of codes and standards
    objective and professional manner.
                                                                          for the environment in which they will be applied
                                                                         Explain how codes and standards are developed in relation
    REFLECTION ON PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
    MANDATORY                                                             to fire safety
   Encourage independent judgement and critical self-
                                                                          PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF FIRE ENGINEERING
    awareness
                                                                          MANDATORY
   Develop the capacity for sustained independent high
                                                                         Describe the fire engineering approach to achieving fire
    quality work
                                                                          safety in buildings and understand how it interacts with and
   Develop the ability to see relations hips within what has
                                                                          differs from the traditional code based approaches including
    been learned and to perceive their field of study in a
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    broader perspective
                                                                         Explain the fundamentals of different approaches to fire
   Develop alternative learning strategies to deal with
                                                                          safety engineering
    different learning situations
                                                                         Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the different
   Develop those cognitive and personal skills which for the
                                                                          approaches to fire risk assessment
    underpinning for more independent learning
                                                                         Assess and evaluate fire safety provision in complex building
   Develop the student’s ability to communicate his or her
                                                                          including fire safety management systems
    learning to others
   Develop the student’s intellectual and imaginative
                                                                          FIRE SAFETY PRINCIPLES
    powers.                                                               MANDATORY
                                                                         Explain the combustion process through a sound knowledge
    PROJECT MANAGEMENT
                                                                          of the physics and chemistry of fire
    MANDATORY
                                                                         Demonstrate knowledge of the physiological effects of fire

                                                                         Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the
   Demonstrate the ability to work as part of an effective and
                                                                     principles of operation of and the application of fire
    efficient team
                                                                     suppression       systems in buildings and evaluate their
   Fully describe the contribution of the planning process
                                                                     suitability of    application
    within integrated project management
   Demonstrate the importance of the control function in
    Project Management
   Demonstrate the importance of the ‘Human’ aspect of
    managing projects
   Demonstrate an understanding of the necessary
    competencies required of an effective and efficient Project
    Manager when acting as a ‘Change Agent’


                                                                  Please note that the module content provided is
                                                                  indicative of the programme of study and may be
                                                                  amended depending on student requirements
                                                  BSc (Hons) Building Engineering
                                                                         Modules

    RESEARCH METHODS                                                      PRINCIPLES & PRACTICE OF MANAGEMENT
    MANDATORY                                                             MANDATORY
   Investigate a topic for research purposes                            Understand the role of management theory
   Analyse and synthesise relevant research material                    Recognise and evaluate key management theories
   Appraise information and extend knowledge in a                       Apply management theories and practices to the
    selected subject                                                      professional workplace
   Develop appropriate research methodologies                           Understand, evaluate and apply differing quality
   Produce a comprehensive literature review                             models and controls
   Report research findings in written and oral form, in an             Discuss the concept of cultural theory applied to an
    objective and professional manner.                                    organisational context
                                                                         Understand and apply team management and selection
    REFLECTION ON PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE                                 theory
    MANDATORY                                                            Understand and apply stakeholder theory to business
   Encourage independent judgement and critical self-                    management
    awareness                                                            Understand and apply budgeting and cash flow
   Develop the capacity for sustained independent high                   controls and understand potential reasons for
    quality work                                                          insolvency in the construction industry
   Develop the ability to see relations hips within what has            Interpret and use Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
    been learned and to perceive their field of study in a               Appreciate aspects of business financing and corporate
    broader perspective                                                   financial management
   Develop alternative learning strategies to deal with                 Discuss and present, in a cogent manner, key
    different learning situations                                         contemporary issues impacting on management in the
   Develop those cognitive and personal skills which for the             construction industry
    underpinning for more independent learning                           Retrieve, organise and critically analyse financial data from a
   Develop the student’s intellectual and imaginative                    range of sources
    powers.                                                              Communicate clearly and concisely in a variety of
                                                                          formats.
    PROJECT & SITE MANAGEMENT
    MANDATORY                                                             MANAGEMENT OF HEALTH & SAFETY AT WORK
   Demonstrate the ability to work as part of a team                     MANDATORY
   Develop a critical awareness of the role of construction in          Demonstrate understanding of the UK health and safety
    the wider development and business planning process                   legislative framework
   Provide and justify solutions to complex business                    Retrieve, organise and critically analyse health and safety
    problems                                                              data from a range of sources
   Critically evaluate the use of business forecasting                  Review key aspects of construction-related health and
    methods                                                               safety legislation
   Critically evaluate current trends in business-related               Demonstrate understanding of the role of the Health and
    research                                                              Safety Commission and the Health and Safety Executive
   Fully describe the contribution of the planning                      Undertake simple risk assessments
    process within integrated project management                         Prepare a health and safety plan for a proposed
    systems                                                               construction project.
   Competently use planning software to prepare and
    analyse a network programme for a more complex
    construction project
   Formulate method statements as appropriate for
    different stages of the construction process                  Please note that the module content provided is
   Draw up a health and safety plan for a project and a health   indicative of the programme of study and may be
                                                                  amended depending on student requirements
    and safety policy for a contracting organisation
                                                    BSc (Hons) Building Engineering
                                                                           Modules

    ADVANCED BUILDING CONTROL                                                 SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION
    OPTIONAL                                                                  OPTIONAL
   Identify the professional role of the building control                   Demonstrate an understanding of the scientific principles
    surveyor in both local authority and private sector                       related to Environmental Engineering and be able to solve
    environments                                                              problems by applying this knowledge
   Describe the content of major statutes controlling buildings             Describe and explain the current major environmental
    and evaluate their influence on the design of buildings                   issues
   Appreciate the issues involved in operating the building                 Demonstrate an understanding of the impacts that human
    control function from the point of view of the local                      activities have on the environment, with
    authority and private sector alternatives                                 specific reference to construction
   Apply building control knowledge gained to develop                       Identify the interaction between human activity and the
    practical solutions to meet legislative requirements.                     hydrological cycle, with respect to factors such as pollution,
                                                                              climate change, water supply and flood protection
    APPRAISAL & MANAGEMENT OF BUILDINGS                                      Describe and explain the principles and technology used in
    OPTIONAL                                                                  the treatment of water and wastewater and apply them to
   Clearly articulate the key stages of the appraisal and                    solve water problems
    adaptation process                                                       Describe and explain the concepts of waste management
   Select suitable building pathology methodologies to fully                 and the technology of waste disposal and apply them to
    appraise a building                                                       solve waste management problems
   Identify and discuss aspects of maintenance within an                    Demonstrate an understanding of the impacts that the
    individual building’s life cycle and within the built                     production and use of energy have upon the environment
    environment as a whole                                                    and of the measures that may be used to mitigate these
   Recall and evaluate historical and contemporary                           impacts
    management theories and issues                                           Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of
   Identify and explain the key stages in the management of an               Environmental Management as applied in the Construction
    adaptation project.                                                       Industry.


    FIRE STUDIES
    OPTIONAL
   Describe the content of the fire safety legislation controlling
    both new and occupied buildings and its influence on the
    design of buildings
   Explain the combustion process through a sound knowledge
    of the physics and chemistry of fire
   Demonstrate a knowledge of the physiological and
    psychological effects of fire
   Assess and evaluate the means of escape systems of
    complex buildings including fire safety management systems.




                                                                      Please note that the module content provided is
                                                                      indicative of the programme of study and may be
                                                                      amended depending on student requirements
                                BSc (Hons) Building Control Engineering
                                                               Modules

    MANAGEMENT OF HEALTH & SAFETY AT WORK                               STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING DESIGN
   Health & Safety in the Construction Industry                       Introduction to structural mechanics
   Why Health & Safety is important.                                  Design of reinforced concrete beams and columns
   Statutes & Statutory Instruments                                   Design of beams and columns in structural steelwork
   The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974                             Structural design of load bearing masonry
   Enforcement of Health & Safety law the role of the HSC &           Design of timber beams and columns
    HSE                                                                Conceptual design, functional framing and load transfer of
   Penalties for non-compliance with Health & Safety                   single storey industrial buildings and multi-storey buildings.
    legislation
   Key Statutory Instruments                                           GEOTECHNICS
   Health & Safety Management                                         Soil properties
   Risk Assessment/Risk Management                                    Bearing capacity of soils
   Health & Safety Policy & Construction Organisations.               Stability of embankments and cuttings
   Site Management & Site Rules                                       Retaining walls
   Involvement of the Workforce, promoting a positive Health          Foundations, piling
    & Safety culture                                                   Factors of Safety
   The ways Forward – Industry initiatives


    REFLECTION ON PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE                               ADVANCED BUILDING CONTROL
   Occupational and Personal Units of Competence                      Legislative framework of building control in the UK and
    (Modules 1 - 8)                                                     Europe.
   Teamworking, Communicating, Managing Health and Safety,            Major statutes controlling building.
    Planning Work, Managing Information, Technical                     Building Regulations Approved documents & associated
    Knowledge, Decision Making, Personal Management at                  issues.
    Work                                                               Relative merits and functions of LA building control and
                                                                        private approved inspectors
    RESEARCH METHODS
   Identify a suitable research topic                                  FIRE STUDIES
   Preparing the ground - aims and objectives and reviewing           Major statutes controlling fire safety.
    the literature.                                                    Nature and development of fire.
   Research design and methodology.                                   Physiological and behavioural effects.
   Establish a work programme                                         Fire precautions, prevention, protection, life safety,
   Conduct a through literature review                                 property protection, passive and active measures.
   Present findings in both verbal and written format.                Means of escape in case of fire.
                                                                       Fire safety engineering principles.
    BUILDING TECHNOLOGY
   Substructure & basements
   Superstructure - frames and slabs
   Superstructure - envelope
   Finishes




                                                                Please note that the module content provided is
                                                                indicative of the programme of study and may be
                                                                amended depending on student requirements
                                                   BSc (Hons) Fire Safety
                                        BSc (Hons) Building Engineering
                                 BSc (Hons) Building Control Engineering


  SEMESTER ONE                                        SEMESTER TWO                                       SEMESTER THREE
11/12 September 2009                                 19/20 February 2010                               10/11 September 2010
 09/10 October 2009                                   19/20 March 2010                                  08/09 October 2010
11/12 December 2009                                    07/08 May 2010                                  10/11 December 2010


                                                                  FEES
                                       BSC (HONS) FIRE ENGINEERING
                                    BSC (HONS) BUILDING ENGINEERING
                                BSC (HONS) BUILDING CONTROL ENGINEERING

   Full Degree programme including registration and 9 nights accommodation:                                          £4475 + VAT
   Full Degree programme including registration with no accommodation:                                               £4000 + VAT
   Training Affiliate Discount      5%

Both programmes have been designed so that candidates can start the programme in any semester and complete
the course in approximately an 18-month period. Thus a candidate starting in September 2009 would complete the
third semester by December 2010, whereas a candidate starting in February 2010 would complete the third
semester by May 2011.


To commence the enrolment process, please complete the details below and return to ABE along with an
up to date CV. Your application will then be assessed and you will be forwarded the relevant application
forms.
                                            BSc (Hons) Fire Engineering
         BSc (Hons) Building Engineering               BSc (Hons) Building Control Engineering

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