Master of Fire Safety Engineering

Approved Abbreviation: MFireSafeEng

Western Sydney University Course Code: 3705.1

AQF Level: 9

Course Status: CONTINUING
This version of the course is available only to continuing or completing students.

Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year in this course was 2015 or later.

This three year part-time distance learning course aims to provide professionals with the special skills and knowledge to develop, assess and evaluate fire safety engineering solutions for built environment. The course covers fire safety science and engineering principles. It is relevant to professionals developing alternative solutions using the fire engineering guidelines to meet the objectives and performance requirements of building regulations. Graduates will also acquire the skill to independently appraise the literature and address fire safety engineering issues faced by the building industry.

Although most units in the course do not have compulsory attendance to workshops, there are a few exceptions where attendance and presentations are required.

Students can fast-track by completing additional units per semester to complete the course earlier. The course is a recognised qualification for professionals seeking accreditation as a Fire Safety Engineer.

Study Mode
Three years part-time.

Course Advice



CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie StreetPart TimeExternal See above


Applicants must have an undergraduate degree, or higher, in engineering, building, construction, building surveying, bushfire protection, architecture or physical sciences.

Applications from Australian citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 160 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Recommended Sequence

Year 1

Summer A session

301048.1Fire Engineering Science
300713.3Building Engineering

Autumn session

300947.2Building Regulations
300709.3Fire Engineering 1 (Fire Dynamics)

Spring session

300717.3Egress and Risk Assessment
300711.3Building Fire Services

Students may exit at this point with a Graduate Certificate in Fire Safety Engineering

Year 2

Summer A session

301002.1Specialised Software Applications

Autumn session

300710.3Fire Engineering 2 (Fire Models)
301005.2Professional Practice and Communication

Q3 session

301050.1Disaster and Emergency Management (PG)

Spring session

200458.3Building in Bushfire Prone Areas
300718.3Fire Engineering Design and Assessment

Students may exit at this point with a Graduate Diploma in Fire Safety Engineering

Year 3

Autumn session

300597.4Master Project 1
301004.1Research Preparation in Post Graduate Studies

Spring session

300598.5Master Project 2

And one elective

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