MSc in Fire Safety Engineering

Lund University

Program Description

MSc in Fire Safety Engineering

Lund University

Programme overview

The International Master of Science in Fire Safety Engineering (IMFSE) is a two-year educational programme in the Erasmus + framework. This Master’s programme is organised jointly by:

  • Ghent University, Belgium (coordinator)
  • Lund University, Sweden
  • The University of Edinburgh, UK

These three leading European research universities with complementary expertise in the field of Fire Safety Engineering (FSE) join together with the main objective of creating an educational programme that defines the required knowledge for a professional fire safety engineer, capable of developing a Performance Based Design (PBD). The three IMFSE universities are leading European institutions in the field of fire safety, providing both educational programmes and high-level research. Ghent aims at general FSE, Lund is recognised in enclosure fire dynamics, CFD modelling, human behaviour during fires and evacuation and towards methods for risk assessment, and Edinburgh is the developer of the first curriculum in structural fire safety engineering.

The consortium has three associated partners: ETH Zürich, Switzerland, The University of Queensland, Australia and the University of Maryland, USA. IMFSE also involves 7 industrial partners as official sponsors. With their annual financial contributions, it has been possible to create the 'Sponsorship Consortium' which awards IMFSE students full or partial scholarships.

The IMFSE programme consists of four semesters of 30 ECTS credits each. The mobility structure, with possible change in study location after each semester, gives the students the opportunity to gain from the strengths and expertise of each of the three universities.

The classes in the first semester can be attended in Ghent or Edinburgh. All students spend the second semester in Lund. In the third semester, classes are again taught in Ghent (for general FSE) or Edinburgh (with focus on structural engineering in the context of FSE). The fourth semester is devoted to the Master’s thesis, hosted by one or more of the three institutes.

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Why Lund University?

Founded in 1666, Lund University is one of northern Europe’s oldest, broadest and finest universities. Ranked among the world's top 100 universities in the QS Ranking 2016/2017, the University is the #1 choice for international students coming to Sweden – one of the world's most innovative, creative and democratic countries.

If you want a truly global classroom experience where you can start your international network, Lund University is a great option to consider. Experience a different way of learning in a country ranked as the second best in the world at providing higher education. Group work and informal teacher-student relationships facilitate an in-depth level of learning.

The University is located in Lund - a charming and compact university city in southern Sweden, only 35 minutes from Copenhagen. The city is famous for its vibrant student life and is home to many world-leading research facilities and international companies.

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Last updated October 22, 2016
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2 years
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