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Machine Learning

Master machine learning fundamentals in four hands-on courses

About This Specialization This Specialization from leading researchers at the University of Washington introduces you to the exciting, high-demand field of Machine Learning. Through a series of practical case studies, you will gain applied experience in major areas of Machine Learning including Prediction, Classification, Clustering, and Information Retrieval. You will learn to analyze large and complex datasets, create systems that adapt and improve over time, and build intelligent applications that can make predictions from data. Created by: Industry Partners: 4 courses Follow the suggested order or choose your own. Projects Designed to help you practice and apply the skills you learn. Certificates Highlight your new skills on your resume or

The Effect of Fires on People, Property and the Environment

The Effect of Fires on People, Property and the Environment

About this course: Fires impact people, property and the environment in all countries around the world. In some cases, the resulting losses are extraordinary, causing hundreds of deaths, widespread damage to property and contents and significant impacts on the environment. More often, fires may cause a single casualty or affect a single home, though the effects are still highly significant to those affected and collectively are substantial. This course will provide an overview of the challenges posed by fire as well as the fire safety solutions that are available to meet those challenges.

Created by:   University of Maryland, College Park

Commitment6 weeks of study, 3-4 hours/week
Language
English
How To PassPass all graded assignments to complete the course.
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Syllabus
WEEK 1
Introduction to Fire Behavior

4 videos4 readings
  1. Video: Fire Protection Engineering [10:58]
  2. Reading: Fire Protection Engineering [ppt]
  3. Video: Flames [11:08]
  4. Reading: Flames [ppt]
  5. Video: Products of Fires [18:43]
  6. Reading: Products of Fire [ppt]
  7. Video: Compartment Fires [24:08]
  8. Reading: Compartment Fires [pdf]
Graded: Introduction to Fire Behavior Quiz
WEEK 2
What is Fire Protection Engineering?

6 videos6 readings
  1. Video: Catastrophic Fires [7:51]
  2. Reading: Catastrophic Fire [ppt]
  3. Video: Designing Safer Building [7:31]
  4. Reading: Design Safer Buildings [pdf]
  5. Video: History of Fire Protection Engineering [18:57]
  6. Reading: History of Fire Protection Engineering [pdf]
  7. Video: Why Fire Protection Engineering is an Exciting & Rewarding Profession [13:55]
  8. Reading: Why Fire Protection Engineering is an Exciting & Rewarding Profession [pdf]
  9. Video: About SFPE [11:34]
  10. Reading: About SFPE [pdf]
  11. Video: Licensure of Fire Protection Engineers [19:09]
  12. Reading: Licensure of Fire Protection Engineers [pdf]
Graded: What is Fire Protection Engineering?
WEEK 3
Fire Safety Subsystems

4 videos4 readings
  1. Video: Fire Safety Systems [11:39]
  2. Reading: Fire Safety Systems [pdf]
  3. Video: Detection and Alarm Systems [19:08]
  4. Reading: Detection and Alarm Systems [pdf]
  5. Video: Fire Suppression Systems [19:46]
  6. Reading: Fire Suppression Systems [pdf]
  7. Video: Smoke Control Systems [22:40]
  8. Reading: Smoke Control Systems [pdf]
Graded: Fire Safety Systems Quiz
WEEK 4
The Effects of Fire on People

4 videos4 readings
  1. Video: What is Human Behavior in Fire? [22:50]
  2. Reading: What is Human Behavior in Fire? [pdf]
  3. Video: What Human Behavior in Fire is NOT [17:55]
  4. Reading: Why Human Behavior in Fire is NOT… [pdf]
  5. Video: Types of Human Behavior in Fires: Incidents & Case Studies [27:41]
  6. Reading: Types of Human Behavior in Fires: Incidents and Case Studies [pdf]
  7. Video: Transition into Practice: Why Does all of this Matter? [20:45]
  8. Reading: Translation into Practice – Why does all of this matter? [pdf]
Graded: The Effects of Fire on People
WEEK 5
Effects of Fire on Property and the Environment

3 videos3 readings
  1. Video: The Effect of Fire on Property and the Environment [24:40]
  2. Reading: The Effect of Fire on Property and the Environment [ppt]
  3. Video: Impact of Fire on Property/Contents [16:34]
  4. Reading: Impact of Fire on Property/Contents [ppt]
  5. Video: Impact of Fire on the Environment [15:43]
  6. Reading: Impact of Fire on the Environment [ppt]
Graded: The Effects of Fire on Property and the Environment
WEEK 6
Implementing Fire Safety Designs

4 videos4 readings
  1. Video: Implementing Fire Safety Systems [17:52]
  2. Reading: Concepts of Fire Safey Design [ppt]
  3. Video: Code-Based Approach to Fire Safety Design [15:48]
  4. Reading: Code-Based Approach to Fire Safety Design[ppt]
  5. Video: Performance Based Approach to Fire Safety Design [13:54]
  6. Reading: Performance-Based Approach to Fire Safety Design[ppt]
  7. Video: Engineering Methods for Fire Safety Design [13:20]
  8. Reading: Engineering Methods for Fire Safety Design[ppt]
Graded: Implementing Fire Safety Designs
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Coursework
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University of Maryland, College Park
The University of Maryland is the state's flagship university and one of the nation's preeminent public research universities. A global leader in research, entrepreneurship and innovation, the university is home to more than 37,000 students, 9,000 faculty and staff, and 250 academic programs. Its faculty includes three Nobel laureates, three Pulitzer Prize winners, 47 members of the national academies and scores of Fulbright scholars. The institution has a $1.8 billion operating budget, secures $500 million annually in external research funding and recently completed a $1 billion fundraising campaign.


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