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Master of Fire Safety Engineering

Approved Abbreviation: MFireSafeEng


Western Sydney University Course Code: 3705.3

AQF Level: 9

Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing 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 Summer A 2017/2018 or later.

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

For Commencement Year 2016, please refer to: 3705.2 Master of Fire Safety Engineering

For Commencement Year 2015, please refer to: 3705.1 Master of Fire Safety Engineering

This three year part-time Master’s program 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.

This postgraduate course has been designed primarily as a Distance Learning course. However, a select unit (one in total) has a five day intensive block style compulsory workshop that requires students to attend. Many of the other units have non-compulsory workshops and students are encouraged to attend these workshops to gain the benefit of the face to face interaction within the course.

Study Mode
Three years part-time. Students can fast-track by completing additional units per semester to complete the course earlier.

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Prospective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this course.

Admission

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

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

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.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

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

Summer Intake

Year 1

Summer session

301048Fire Engineering Science
300713Building Engineering

Autumn session

300947Building Regulations
300709Fire Engineering 1 (Fire Dynamics)

Spring session

300717Egress and Risk Assessment
300711Building Fire Services

Students may exit at this point with a Graduate Certificate in Fire Safety Engineering (60 credit points)

Year 2

Summer session

301104Professional Practice and Building Law

Autumn session

300710Fire Engineering 2 (Fire Models)
301002Specialised Software Applications

Quarter 3 session

301050Disaster and Emergency Management (PG)

Spring session

200458Building in Bushfire Prone Areas
300718Fire Engineering Design and Assessment

Students may exit at this point with a Graduate Diploma in Fire Safety Engineering (120 credit points)

Year 3

Autumn session

301055Research Project A

Spring session

301056Research Project B

Autumn Intake

Year 1

Autumn session

300947Building Regulations
300709Fire Engineering 1 (Fire Dynamics)

Spring session

300717Egress and Risk Assessment
300711Building Fire Services

Summer session

301048Fire Engineering Science
300713Building Engineering

Students may exit at this point with a Graduate Certificate in Fire Safety Engineering (60 credit points)

Year 2

Autumn session

300710Fire Engineering 2 (Fire Models)
301002Specialised Software Applications

Quarter 3 session

301050Disaster and Emergency Management (PG)

Spring session

200458Building in Bushfire Prone Areas
300718Fire Engineering Design and Assessment

Summer session

301104Professional Practice and Building Law

Students may exit at this point with a Graduate Diploma in Fire Safety Engineering (120 credit points)

Year 3

Autumn session

301055Research Project A

Spring session

301056Research Project B

Spring Intake

Year 1

Spring session

300717Egress and Risk Assessment
300711Building Fire Services

Summer session

301048Fire Engineering Science
300713Building Engineering

Year 2

Autumn session

300947Building Regulations
300709Fire Engineering 1 (Fire Dynamics)

Students may exit at this point with a Graduate Certificate in Fire Safety Engineering (60 credit points)

Quarter 3 session

301050Disaster and Emergency Management (PG)

Spring session

200458Building in Bushfire Prone Areas
300718Fire Engineering Design and Assessment

Summer session

301104Professional Practice and Building Law

Year 3

Autumn session

300710Fire Engineering 2 (Fire Models)
301002Specialised Software Applications

Students may exit at this point with a Graduate Diploma in Fire Safety Engineering (120 credit points)

Spring session

301055Research Project A

Autumn session

301056Research Project B


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