One of the biggest hazard every industry, factory, establishment or a building structure has to deal with, is fire. Very often, due to slack in safety standards, fires have devastated complete buildings and factory complexes, resulting in loss of life and colossal damage to property. As such, in every industrial unit and in buildings, small and large, the builders these days focus a lot on providing the best of fire safety. With multi-storey buildings and skyscrapers getting common, it is pertinent for building designers to put in every element of fire safety into consideration, while designing the buildings. The same is true for industrial units too.
Eligibility and course duration
Pass in 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, Math and English. Admissions are on the basis of entrance exams like JEE Mains. Minimum 45% marks in 10+2. Some institutes may require a certain physical and medical standard for height, weight and vision.
Duration of this undergraduate degree course is 4 years.
More about the course
This undergraduate course in fire engineering is a valuable one for those aspiring to reach the higher echelons in the field of industrial and fire safety. The course teaches you all about how fires work. How they affect the surrounding environment, the built structures and their psychological effects on us humans, is also dealt with. From the constituent structure of a flame to how a spray of water effects the resulting cloud of smoke, fire engineering gets into greater details about the fundamentals of fire and its prevention. The course also lays emphasis on designing of buildings and structures taking in consideration fire prevention. The course provides a hands-on learning approach that helps you in getting employed.
There are plenty of opportunities for a fire safety engineer. Industries all over the country in the private as well as public sector, employ fire safety professionals in the executive grade as Safety Officers. They are mostly in demand in industries which handle materials that are vulnerable to fire. Some such industries are petrochemicals, petroleum refineries, chemical, textile, LPG & LNG handling and bottling plants, oxygen plants, fertilizer plants and numerous more. Other than in the industries, there are numerous fire safety departments in government organizations like military, airports, hospitals, educational institutions and in municipal and other local bodies. One can also get hired as surveyors in insurance companies. The Gulf countries too provide lucrative career opportunities.
B.E. Fire Engineering Admissions for 2021 - 2022 Academic Year
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