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