Simulation of Emergencies


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module adds to the knowledge obtained in Applied Statistics and Probability Theory, Risk Management, and Risk Analysis.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Students who complete the module:

Learning objectives


  • Must have knowledge about evacuation strategies.
  • Must have knowledge about the principles and models behind evacuation simulation software (like Simulex, Step, Exodus etc.).
  • Understand the influence of human behavior in emergencies.


  • Must be able to use software to simulate evacuation routes in case of emergencies.
  • Are able to estimate the evacuation time of a building, area or vessel.
  • Are able to identify possibilities and limitations related to simulations.


  • Can critically evaluate and report results from an evacuation simulation.

Type of instruction

Lectures, discussion, group-based project work, student presentations.

Extent and expected workload

The module is 5 ECTS which is corresponding to 150 hours of study. 



Name of examSimulation of Emergencies
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleSimulering af nødsituationer
Module codeB-RSK-K3-10
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring and Autumn
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Technology (Risk and Safety Management)
Study BoardStudy Board of Built Environment
DepartmentDepartment of the Built Environment
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science