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Graduate Certificate in Fire Safety Engineering

Approved Abbreviation: GradCertFireSafeEng


Western Sydney University Course Code: 3707.1

AQF Level: 8

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 2015 or later.

This one year part-time Graduate Certificate 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 delivers the fundamentals of fire safety science and engineering principles. It introduces the performance based build regulatory framework under which fire safety engineering is practiced. The active building fire services, human response to fires and the concept of risk are also covered. The course is relevant to professionals assessing alternative solutions to meet the objectives and performance requirements of building regulations. The course sets a pathway to advanced qualification at the Graduate Diploma level.

Study Mode
One year part-time.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Course AdviceBuiltEnvironment@westernsydney.edu.au
Prospective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this course.

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 two 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 60 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

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

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)


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