Master of Engineering Science (Fire Safety Engineering)
Become the fire safety expert on engineering projects
Learn about appropriate engineering design and how to develop a fire safety strategy during construction projects. Then apply your knowledge to a real-world problem by completing a research project.
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With the core skill of design for fire safety forming the backbone to this program you will leave us with a well-developed understanding of the fundamentals of Fire Safety Engineering and skills in the application of them to holistically to the complex engineering problems in practice that are becoming more and more common in the built environment today. Students in this program are taught by staff who are internationally recognised as leading experts in their fields, using state-of-the-art facilities.
- Fire Engineer
- Fire Safety Engineer
- Fire Protection Engineer
- Fire Safety Consultant
- Fire Investigator
- Fire Risk Assessor
To be eligible for entry, you'll need:
- a 4-year bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a relevant engineering discipline (see below), or
- a 4-year bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in engineering which includes all of the relevant discipline content (see below).
You must have a grade point average (GPA) of at least 4.5 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification.
For the Fire Safety Engineering field of study, relevant disciplines civil engineering, chemical engineering, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering or structural engineering.
If your bachelor's degree was not awarded in these disciplines, you must have successfully completed all of the following discipline content in your tertiary studies:
- advanced/higher/engineering maths
- statics or structural analysis
- engineering material science
at least 1 of the following:
- fluid mechanics
- heat transfer
- risk assessment or risk analysis
English Proficiency Requirements
All applicants must satisfy the UQ English language proficiency requirements for admission.
If you've completed previous study, you may be eligible to receive credit for – or exemption from – certain subjects in a UQ program. Assessment of prior learning and the granting of credit or exemption will be consistent with the Recognition of Prior Learning Policy (limits in section 2.4).
Fire Safety Engineering is a growing discipline which is seeing increasing demand throughout Australia and internationally. Innovation in both construction techniques and materials as well as in how we use buildings results in a need for Fire Safety Engineers to be involved in the design process of many buildings. Changes in regulations across Australia and internationally mean that the need to include qualified and registered Fire Safety Engineers on engineering projects is growing rapidly. The Master of Engineering Science in Fire Safety Engineering has been developed in response to industry demand in this ever-evolving environment for practice.