University of Central Lancashire
Fire Engineering BEng (Hons)
University of Central Lancashire

Key Course Facts


Salary of Graduates in CAH10

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Engineering 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 £29000 £27000 £33000
25-75 percentile range £25000 - £32000 £19000 - £32500 £22500 - £40500

Salary of all UK Graduates of CAH10

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £38000 £37333 £40656
25-75 percentile range £30000 - £45500 £30297 - £45652 £32000 - £50003

Course Description

Course Overview

Aiming for a senior role in fire safety? This could be the course for you.

Why study with us

  • Our courses are taught by leading researchers in fire safety engineering and fire chemistry, as well as former fire professionals.
  • You will have opportunities to spend time at Washington Hall, the UK’s international fire training and development centre. You’ll also experience hands-on firefighting.
  • Benefit from the latest high-quality equipment and facilities available in our new £35m Engineering Innovation Centre.

What you'll do

  • You’ll have hands-on practical experience throughout the course as well as meeting with industrial representatives, giving you a real life aspect to the course.
  • Take up the chance for international exchange visits with our partners in the Middle East and Hong Kong.
  • Our Engineering Innovation Centre enables you to work on real-world projects with commercial partners in state-of-the-art facilities.


  • This course is accredited by the EI on behalf of the Engineering Council, which plays an active role in ensuring that the course is developed to meet the needs of industry. The EI is a chartered professional membership body bringing together expertise to tackle urgent global challenges, responding to the climate emergency while meeting the energy needs of the world’s growing population.
  • This course is recognised by the IFE as a Recognised Educational Programme (with academic exemption) for Member Grade (MIFireE). The IFE awards internationally recognised qualifications and membership, and plays an active role in ensuring that the course is developed to meet professional needs.

Future Careers

As a Fire Engineering graduate, you’ll be able to enter many roles within the fire industry including with fire engineering companies, fire safety engineering consultants, and fire safety officers within fire and rescue services or the wider public sector.

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

Required skill level of job after 15 months

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

Example below based on all graduates of Fire Engineering BEng (Hons) at University of Central Lancashire

37% Secretarial and related occupations
11% Caring personal services
9% Administrative occupations
5% Sales occupations
4% Protective service occupations
4% Legal professionals
4% Managers, directors and senior officials
4% Elementary occupations
4% Community and Civil Enforcement Occupations
2% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals

Grading & Study Time

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for others in engineering

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic) 6

with no component score less than 5.5 (To have been taken within two years of the course commencement date)

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Fire Engineering, BEng (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Tuition Fees Fire Engineering BEng (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1

Additional fee information

*subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate

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.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2025

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)
  • year 2
  • year 3

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About University of Central Lancashire

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) is a government funded university located in the proud city of Preston, in Lancashire, England. The university’s main campus can be found right in the heart of the city, only a few minutes away from an assortment of shopping centres, entertainments and nightlife for those interested.

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