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Fire Safety Engineering

  • Course Code


  • Field of Study

    Architecture,Civil & Structural Engineering

  • Type of Course:


  • Type of Qualification:


  • Type of Study:

    Part time,Online

  • Application Closing Date:

    For online delivery mode of study: 6th September 2019

Admission Requirements:

Applicants should hold a minimum of a NFQ Level 7 qualification in Civil/Structural Engineering or Architecture or Architectural Technology or in a cognate discipline. 

Course summary

This newly developed course, will cover design using fire safety engineering principles, together with prescriptive design of several building types, and should be invaluable to both new users of the relevant fire safety codes and standards, and those that may enjoy a refresher course. All building designers and many contractors will find this short course useful, particularly those involved in fire safety design, and certification of building projects.


Civil, Structural & Environmental Engine

All part-time programmes at CIT will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.

An Information session will take place on Wednesday 4th September 2019 from 5.30pm to 7.00pm at the CIT Bishopstown Campus. Institute staff will be in attendance to offer career guidance and assistance.

Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2019-2020 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only.

Course fees must be paid before attending lectures.

For more information on Fees, please visit fees/students


Course Fee: €595 which includes all course notes and exam assessment fees.

The short course is based on the Module Descriptor CIVL8030. Please click here for detailed module information.

Information updates may be obtained by contacting the Department of Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering; the Course Director is Andrew Macilwraith.



The online delivery course will be offered over a 13 week period, one evening  (provisionally Wednesdays 6pm - 9pm, including tutorials) per week.


Lectures may be viewed live, with interaction opportunities available via questions typed in at the keyboard by registered students, or may be viewed on the lecture recordings which will be made available for the duration of the semester. Attendance at CIT Bishopstown Campus in week 14 or 15 for a terminal examination assessment of 2 hours duration will be required.

Further information in relation to the CIT mode of online delivery may be found at http://tel.cit.ie/studyingonline


2. Mode B: Attendance at CIT

Delivery – On-Campus Attendance:
Typically, the hours will be 6pm – 10pm Friday evenings and 9am – 2pm Saturdays for a total of four weekends.



Single Module Certification (5 ECTS credits at Level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications).

  • Online appliction is open for Online delivery mode for course commencing 12th September 2019.
  • Offers of places on the course will be issued one week in advance of the course start date; the full course fee of €595 will be payable online upon acceptance of an offer. You will not be charged for applying for the programme by clicking the 'apply now' button, you are only asked to pay the course fee if a place is offered to you and you wish to accept it.




Online Delivery Mode >> 


Online Delivery mode: Commencing 12th September 2019
(Closing date 6th September 2019)





Andrew Macilwriath
021 4326187