Master of Fire Safety Engineering

Approved Abbreviation: MFireSafeEng

Western Sydney University Course Code: 2651.1

CRICOS Code: 044862A

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 2002 to 2009.

The offshore offering of this program in Singapore is no longer admitting students.

The course is designed to provide professionals with the skills and knowledge to assess, evaluate and recommend fire safety solutions. The course caters for the growing need to understand fire safety engineering principles, is relevant to professionals developing alternative solutions using the Building Code of Australia and the Fire Engineering Guidelines.

Study Mode
Two years part-time.

Advanced standing

Advanced Standing will be assessed in accordance with UWS policy.


Applications to this course must be made through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). International applicants should contact International Office for details on admission. Contact information for the International Office is available from the University's website.

Candidates must possess a degree in either building, architecture, engineering or science. Candidates without a degree but with an Associate Diploma in building or related area or full corporate membership of the Institute of Fire Engineers must have at least five years relevant professional work experience in the field or a related profession. Applicants with ten years post qualification experience and employment in a senior position will be considered for admission on the basis that they can demonstrate the ability to undertake postgraduate study. This may involve a written submission and/or an interview or, alternatively, the submission of evidence of general or professional qualifications and experience.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 80 credit points as per the recommended sequence below. The course structure comprises the following units. In some instances due to resource and demand, there may be a need to rearrange the pattern set down below.

Session 1

BG706AFire and Building Regulations
EN806AFire Engineering 1 (Fire Dynamics)

Session 2

BG810AFire Safety Systems 1 (Property)
PE806ABuilding Fire Services

Session 3

PH703AFire Engineering 2 (Fire Models)
BG811AFire Safety Systems 2 (Life Safety)

Session 4

200328Built Environment Research Project

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