Course

Graduate Diploma in Fire Safety Engineering

Approved Abbreviation: GradDipFireSafeEng


Western Sydney University Course Code: 3706.2

AQF Level: 8

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 2016 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 2015, please refer to: 3706.1 Graduate Diploma in Fire Safety Engineering

This two-year part-time Graduate Diploma 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.

This postgraduate course has been designed primarily as a Distance Learning course. However, a select unit (one in total) has a 5 day intensive block style compulsory workshop that requires students to attend. This workshop will include fieldwork, site visits or industry tours. 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
Two years part-time. Students can fast-track by completing additional units per semester to complete the course earlier.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Course Adviceedbe@westernsydney.edu.au

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie StreetPart TimeExternal See above

Admission

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

Or

A Diploma or higher in engineering, building, construction, building surveying, bushfire protection, architecture or physical sciences plus four years full-time equivalent professional and/or voluntary work experience in the relevant fields in the building industry, local government or state fire services.

Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work experience must support their application with a Statement of Service for all work experience listed on the application.

Statement of Service

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 120 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

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

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


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