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Graduate Diploma in Fire Safety Engineering

Approved Abbreviation: GradDipFireSafeEng


Western Sydney University Course Code: 3791.1

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 2022 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: 3706.2 Graduate Diploma in Fire Safety Engineering

For Commencement Year 2015, please refer to: 3706.1 Graduate Diploma in Fire Safety Engineering

The Graduate Diploma in Fire Safety Engineering is a two-year part time program which aims to provide professionals with the special skills and knowledge to develop, assess and evaluate fire safety engineering solutions for the built environment. It is relevant to fire safety engineers developing performance solutions using the fire engineering guidelines to meet the objectives and performance requirements of building regulations. The program can be completed in one year of full-time study, but the recommended study load is completion in two years in part-time mode.

The program has been designed primarily for External delivery. Many of the units have non-compulsory workshops that can be either attended online or on campus. Students are encouraged to attend these workshops to gain the benefit of interaction with their peers.

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
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

Accreditation
This course is recognised under the NSW Building and Design Certifiers Act 2018 as meeting the requirements for Certifiers - Fire safety.

Admission

Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree or higher, in any field of engineering or engineering science AND

at least 2 years full-time equivalent professional work experience in construction management, building surveying or fire systems design

Or

A Diploma or higher in any field of engineering or engineering science, building, construction management, building surveying, fire systems design, architecture or physical sciences AND

at least 5 years full-time equivalent professional work experience in construction management, building surveying, fire systems design (fire protection) or a State fire service.

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 80 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Recommended Sequence

Autumn Intake

Year 1

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 (40 credit points)

Year 2

Autumn session

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

Spring session

300718Fire Engineering Design and Assessment
301104Professional Practice and Building Law

Spring Intake

Year 1

Spring session

300717Egress and Risk Assessment
300711Building Fire Services

Autumn session

300947Building Regulations
300709Fire Engineering 1 (Fire Dynamics)

Students may exit at this point with a Graduate Certificate in Fire Safety Engineering (40 credit points)

Year 2

Spring session

300718Fire Engineering Design and Assessment
301104Professional Practice and Building Law

Autumn session

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


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