207.024 Fire risk management 2
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023S, SE, 2.0h, 2.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: SE Seminar
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

  • describe the basics and systematization of deterministic methods of fire protection engineering.
  • identify the essential steps/processes in a formal (fire) risk assessment.
  • apply deterministic methods of fire protection engineering for a formal (fire) risk assessment.
  • evaluate results from deterministic fire safety engineering methods.
  • develop scenarios and input data for a (fire) risk assessment.

Subject of course

Fire protection planning is usually based on descriptive standards. If the requirements from the descriptive standards are deviated from, (formal) holistic proofs of the effectiveness of fire protection measures (structural, plant,  and organizational) must be provided. Such evidence can be provided on the basis of (fire) risk assessments. This requires that the fire risk is determined/estimated for a given fire protection solution, taking into account the existing uncertainties. For this purpose, deterministic methods of fire protection engineering (simulations, calculation methods) can be used.

The content of the seminar is the application of deterministic methods of fire protection engineering (simulations, calculation methods) in the context of fire risk assessments.

In the course, the following points are dealt with in particular:
- Fundamentals and systematization of deterministic methods of fire protection engineering.
- Treatment of uncertainties
- Application of risk assessment methods in the verification process
- Application of methods of fire protection engineering in the verification procedure

Teaching methods

The didactic concept of the lecture is based on a "blended learning" principle. The basics of the seminar content are taught, practically demonstrated, and practiced in mandatory attendance phases. In the online phases, the students will independently deepen and practically apply the knowledge based on a case study. Furthermore, the given documents (compulsory literature) are to be studied independently in the online phases.

The case study is to be carried out in principle as individual work. Group work is also possible after consultation with the lecturers.

Communication between students and tutors is asynchronous via a general forum.

In order to make the progress of the case study transparent for all participants, an obligatory interim presentation of the results with group feedback is planned (presence phase or video conference).

Mode of examination


Additional information

Please consider the plagiarism guidelines of TU Wien when writing your seminar paper: Directive concerning the handling of plagiarism (PDF)



Examination modalities

As a certificate of achievement for the seminar, the case study is to be completed in the form of a written project work (certificate of achievement).

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
01.02.2023 13:00 31.05.2023 23:59 16.04.2023 23:59


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
033 265 Civil Engineering Elective
066 505 Civil Engineering Science Elective
610 FW Elective Courses - Civil Engineering Elective


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

No prerequisites are necessary to complete the course; attendance of the seminar Fire Risk Management I and the lecture Structural Fire Protection is recommended.

Preceding courses

Continuative courses