Fire Safety Practice

Trinity College Dublin

Fire Safety Practice

Course Description
This one-year postgraduate course is designed to enable engineers, architects, fire prevention officers and other suitably qualified professionals working in the construction industry acquire a sound knowledge and understanding of fire in buildings, the safety requirements in the design of buildings and the various options available for minimising the risk of fire in buildings. The course also includes the design of fire safety systems and guidance in the preparation of an application for a fire safety certificate. This course has been approved by Engineers Ireland as meeting its requirements for continuing professional development.

Subjects taught

Course Organisation:
Lectures are normally held on Friday evening 7 - 10 p.m. and Saturday morning 9.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. each week throughout the two semesters (September to April). Coursework, which is an integral part of the course, consists of two assignments that are carried out in the students' own time.

Course Content:
Fundamentals of Fire Science and Fire Engineering
Fire Safety Engineering
Fire Protection Systems
Legal Principles; Fire, Safety and Health Legislation, Insurances
The Building Control Act, 1990 and Building Regulations (TGD B)
The Fire Services Acts, 1981 and 2003
Coursework Assignments

Recommended texts:
Extensive notes are provided by individual lecturers, who may also recommend texts.

Entry requirements

The admission requirement is an honours degree in Civil Engineering or Architecture. Other suitably qualified construction professionals may also be admitted. A candidate may be interviewed to establish his or her suitability for the course.

Application dates

Closing Date: 31st March 2023

Assessment Info


The Diploma awarding ceremony takes place in January.

Recommended texts:

Extensive notes are provided by individual lecturers, who may also recommend texts.


1 Year Part Time

Enrolment dates

Next Intake September 2020

More details
  • Qualification letters


  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

  • Apply to

    Course provider