The University of Edinburgh
Structural and Fire Safety Engineering MSc
The University of Edinburgh

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Innovative design allows more interesting and functional architecture but challenges traditional concepts of fire safety. To respond to these demands takes specialist knowledge and advanced skills in engineering analysis.

This programme covers the fundamentals of fire science, including laboratory classes, fire safety engineering and relevant structural engineering topics, such as finite element methods.

You will gain knowledge of the critical issues in structural fire safety engineering, and an understanding of relevant fire and structural behaviours.

You will become familiar with performance-based approaches to design and have an awareness of the capabilities – and limitations – of relevant advanced modelling methods for structures and fire.

Facilities

Our Edinburgh Fire Research Centre hosts bespoke equipment to support ground-breaking research and teaching, with combined thermal and mechanical loading and use of the latest image analysis techniques.

Accredited by the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Accredited by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Accredited by the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Accredited by the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 46 graduates of Structural and Fire Safety Engineering MSc at The University of Edinburgh for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Fire Safety Engineering.

Overall student satisfaction
68 /100
46 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of Graduates of Structural and Fire Safety Engineering MSc at The University of Edinburgh

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Structural and Fire Safety Engineering MSc at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £28000 £34000 £38000
25-75 percentile range £25500 - £32000 £28000 - £41000 £31000 - £48500


Salary of all UK Graduates of Fire Safety Engineering

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £28842 £30654 £35623
25-75 percentile range £25780 - £32467 £25342 - £37247 £28204 - £44218

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Structural and Fire Safety Engineering MSc at The University of Edinburgh

75% Engineering professionals
10% Process, plant and machine operatives
5% Sales occupations
5% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals

Grading & Study Time

Assessment Methods

Study Time Distribution



Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

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Entry requirements for individual programmes vary, so please check the details for the specific programme you wish to apply for on our website. You will also need to meet the University’s language requirements.

Costs

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

University Rankings

Positions of The University of Edinburgh in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of The University of Edinburgh in related subject specific rankings.

Computer Science

    • #1 
    • #147 
    Technology
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]

Engineering

    • #1 
    • #176 
    Engineering
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]

See all university rankings of The University of Edinburgh

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About The University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh is located in the Scottish city of the same name, and is one of the oldest universities in the entire United Kingdom, having opened in the year 1583. The university enjoys a strong reputation for its contributions to international research efforts, which is reflected in their inclusion in the Russell Group, Universitas 21, and Una Europa. Edinburgh offers its residents a historic yet modern city, with a lively nightlife scene, reliable public transport, and friendly locals.

Where is this programme taught

Central and King's Buildings
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