Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


After the course, the student can

  1. apply the basic theory of thermodynamics, combustion and heat transfer to the fire situations,
  2. understand the basic assumptions of the numerical fire models, and perform simple CFD-based fire simulations,
  3. understand and mathematically model the flammability of gases, liquids and solids,
  4. develop fire model inputs from fire scenarios and critically review and communicate the model inputs and assumptions, and
  5. evaluate the thermal performance of structures in fire.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 10.01.2022 - 27.02.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Simo Hostikka

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

    13 Climate Action


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Spring III

    2021-2022 Spring III

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: In the academic year 2021-2022, registration for courses will take place on Sisu ( instead of WebOodi.