Competence field 1: Competences in one/more scientific discipline(s)
Competence field 2: Scientific competences
- Master and apply advanced knowledge in the own engineering discipline in solving complex problems.
- Apply Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) tools and advanced communication instruments in a creative and purposeful way.
- Master and apply knowledge of physics, chemistry, thermodynamics, heat and mass transfer to critically analyse and evaluate the development of fires in enclosures.
- Master and apply knowledge of element methods and dynamics of structures to critically analyse and evaluate the behaviour of simple structures in case of fire.
- Master and apply knowledge of explosions to critically analyse and evaluate the associated risk.
- Master and apply the advanced knowledge of fire dynamics, risk assessment, human behaviour and integrate this to develop a performance based fire safety design.
Competence field 3: Intellectual competences
- Analyse complex problems and formulate them into concrete research questions.
- Consult the scientific literature as part of the own research.
- Select and apply the appropriate models, methods and techniques.
- Develop and validate mathematical models and methods.
- Interpret research findings in an objective and critical manner.
- Elaborate problems of fire risk assessment in a critical, autonomous and flexible manner with a limited amount of data.
- Perform valid computer simulations of development and consequences of enclosure fires.
Competence field 4: Competences in cooperation and communication
- Independently form an opinion complex situations and problems, and defend this point of view.
- Apply knowledge in a creative, purposeful and innovative way to research, conceptual design and production.
- Critically reflect on one’s own way of thinking and acting, and understand the limits of one’s competences.
- Stay up‐to‐date with the evolutions in the discipline to elevate the own competences to expert level.
- Readily adapt to changing professional circumstances.
- Develop scientifically sound arguments to optimize passive and active fire protection measures.
Competence field 5: Societal competences
- Have the ability to communicate in English about the own field of specialisation.
- Project management: have the ability to formulate objectives, report efficiently, keep track of targets, progress of the project,...
- Have the ability to work as a member of a team in a multi‐disciplinary working‐environment, as well as being capable of taking on supervisory responsibilities.
- Report on technical or scientific subjects verbally, in writing and using graphics.
- Function in an international environment (students, PhD students, scientific co-workers, scholars).
Competence field 6: Profession-specific competence
- Act in an ethical, professional and social way.
- Recognize the most important business and legal aspects of the own engineering discipline.
- Understand the historical evolution of the own engineering discipline and its social relevance.
- Master and apply critical insight in existing fire safety legislation and regulations in the development of a fire safety design.
- Act in an ethical, professional and social way when developing and presenting a performance based fire safety design.
- Master the complexity of technical systems by using system and process models.
- Reconcile conflicting specifications and prior conditions in a high‐quality and innovative concept or process.
- Synthesize incomplete, contradictory or redundant data into useful information.
- Possess sufficient ready knowledge and understanding to evaluate the results of complex calculations, or make approximate estimates.
- Pay attention to entire life cycles of systems, machines, and processes.
- Pay attention to energy‐efficiency, environmental cost, use of raw materials and labour costs.
- Pay attention to all aspects of reliability, safety, and ergonomics.
- Have insight into and understanding of the importance of entrepreneurship.
- Show perseverance, innovativeness, and an aptitude for creating added value.