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MSYS 3070 - Sprinkler Systems Design 1

Mechanical Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Energy

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Course Details

Covers fundamentals and applications of sprinkler systems in fire protection. Includes overview of fire protection sprinkler and standpipe systems, building codes, local building bylaws, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards. Students learn how to design sprinkler systems and selection of materials and components per NFPA 13 and 14 standards and to perform manual and computer-aided hydraulic load calculations for sprinkler systems. Examples of design and development of sprinkler system layout for buildings will be reviewed.





Winter 2022

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2022 term.

CRN 85618

Sat Jan 29 - Sat Mar 12 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 29 - Mar 12 Sat 08:30 - 14:30 Online



Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. No class will be held on Saturday February 19th- Family Day Weekend. Please note: The delivery format for this course changed from in-person/in-class to ONLINE DELIVERY for the Winter term. This is an instructor-led online course. Upon registration, please visit the Learning Hub ( for further information regarding course material(s). BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of a part-time studies course cancellation, you will be notified at least two business days prior to the course start. Please ensure that your contact information is current.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe different types of fire sprinkler systems and components.
  • Define the applicable building code and bylaw requirements for fire sprinkler and standpipes systems.
  • Analyze buildings and occupancies in order to determine the minimum sprinkler design criteria in accordance with NFPA 13, 13R and 13D standards.
  • Design standpipe and hose systems in accordance with NFPA 14.
  • Design common sprinkler systems for office, residential, and retail occupancies.
  • Perform manual and computer-aided hydraulic load calculations.

Effective as of Winter 2018

Related Programs

MSYS 3070 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Energy

  1. Mechanical Systems
    Part-time   Associate Certificate

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