Master of Fire Safety Engineering

Approved Abbreviation: MFireSafeEng

Western Sydney University Course Code: 2651.2

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 is 2010 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.

Commencement Year 2002 to 2009 - 2651.1 Master of Fire Safety Engineering

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 and is a recognised qualification for professionals seeking accreditation as a Fire Safety Engineer.

Study Mode
Two years part-time.


Applicants must have an undergraduate degree in engineering, building, building surveying, architecture or science.

Applications from Australian citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

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.

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.

Session 1

300719Fire and Building Regulations
300709Fire Engineering 1 (Fire Dynamics)

Session 2

300717Egress and Risk Assessment
300711Building Fire Services

Session 3

300710Fire Engineering 2 (Fire Models)
300718Fire Engineering Design and Assessment

Session 4

200328Built Environment Research Project

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