The course covers fire dynamics and the characteristics of explosives, their effects on buildings and people and the physical effects that would be looked for in their investigation.

At a glance

  • Dates
    • 03 - 07 Jun 2019
  • Duration5 days
  • LocationCranfield University at Shrivenham
  • Cost£1,750 Concessions available

Course structure

One course per year. Each course lasts for 5 days.

What you will learn

On successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the fundamental principles of fire science theory and fire modelling and demonstrate a critical awareness of the limitations of current theories and modelling processes
  • Identify the various physical and mechanical processes and mechanisms leading to the initiation of fire and of explosion
  • Analyse the principles involved in the spread of fire and the development of vapour, dust and condensed explosions
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the forensic techniques used in the examination of suspicious fire and explosive incidents.

Core content

  • Fire Initiation
  • Spontaneous Ignition and thermal explosion
  • Fire spread in gases
  • Dust explosions
  • Pool fires
  • Anaerobic fires
  • Fire spread in solids
  • Anatomy of a fire
  • Effects of fire on the human
  • Condensed explosives
  • Forensic examination of fires and explosions
  • Consideration of case studies.

Upgrade to a professional qualification

This short course will be taught at Masters standard as it is one of the modules that comprise the postgraduate Forensic Modular Masters Programme. Registering for this accredited short course and successfully passing the associated assessment will gain you 10 Cranfield credits. These could then be used to apply for a transfer towards a PgCert/PgDip or MSc in the Forensic Programme should you wish to complete one of these courses within 5 years.

Accreditation

The short courses are modules of the Forensic Modular Masters Programme, which is accredited by  The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences.

Speakers

Cranfield

External speakers from:

  • CPNI
  • Commercial Company
  • Former Fire Officer

Concessions

£766 - Individual (anyone paying for themselves to attend).

£383 - Student (a current student from any university or a former student of Cranfield University).

Accommodation options and prices

Please contact us for information regarding accommodation.

Location and travel

Cranfield Defence and Security (CDS) is a Cranfield School based at the Ministry of Defence establishment on the Oxfordshire/Wiltshire borders.

Shrivenham itself lies in the picturesque Vale of the White Horse, close to the M4 motorway which links London and South Wales. It is 7 miles from Swindon, the nearest town, which lies off the M4 at the hub of Britain’s motorway network.

Bath, Cheltenham, Bristol and Oxford are all within an hour’s drive and London less than two hours away by car.

All visitors must be pre-booked in at reception by the person they are visiting on the campus.

For further location and travel details

Read our Professional development (CPD) booking conditions.