IMFSE Thesis


There is no doubt that, the master thesis is considered the key for new horizons after graduation. It can easily open unexpected doors in front of our graduates. As usual, the IMFSE offer a unique educational process for its students to do their master thesis, in the fourth semester the students can do their thesis work at any of the following universities:

  • Ghent University, Belgium.
  • Lund University, Sweden.
  • University of Edinburgh, UK.
  • University of Maryland, USA.
  • University of Queensland, AU.
  • ETH Zürich, Switzerland.

They can also propose any topic with one of our industrial partners, based on their interest and also the approval from the IMFSE board.

Usually, the students will be asked to propose their choices for the master thesis around March during their 2nd semester at Lund. The thesis topics will be very diverse and definitely will cover everyone’s interest. Whether you are a firefighting, seeking a PhD afterward or looking for a job in a specific fire topic ex. fires in tunnels; you will easily find a topic that suit your aspirations. The following table shows some of the main topics that will be available to the students in March:

Experimental Computational Other
Human Behavior in Fires Human Behavior in Fires Fire Risk Assessment projects
Fire investigations Computational Fluid Dynamics using FDS code Fire Safety and Society
Wild fires Computation Fluid Dynamics using Open Foam Petrochemical fires studies
Fires in Tunnels Fires in Tunnels Fire statistics
Materials and coatings in fire Materials and coatings in fire Virtual Reality studies for evacuation
Structures in fire Structures in fire Thermal imagining analysis for firefighters
Flame spread and enclosure fires Wild fires Energy efficient housing and its influence on fires
Firefighting tactics Flames/smoke interaction with water sprays and ventilation networks
Emissions and climate impact from fires Fire in enclosure modeling using Argos
Fire safety of facades

Each university is considered a world leader in one of these topics; some topics are common in two or more universities. In the next blog, the following points will be discussed:

  • What are the specializations of each university?
  • How to choose your topic?
  • When is the best time to start thinking about/discussing the thesis topic?
  • What are the main points that you need to discuss with your prospective supervisor?

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