Master of Fire Safety Engineering



Delivery ModeDistance
Duration 3P
Intake InformationSemester 2 (Spring); Semester 1 (Autumn); Summer A Intake
Apply Direct Code3705.3
UAC Code950052
Fee Information

Local Course Fees (opens in a new window)

Key :  FFull time study,  P = Part time study,  A =  Accelerated full time study

Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.


This course is not open to student visa holders. Current and prospective student visa holders should visit the Western Sydney University International site for courses available to them.

Overseas students on other visas permitting onshore study can apply directly though International Admissions.


The Master of Fire Safety Engineering provides the skills to assess, evaluate and recommend fire safety solutions. With the growing need to understand fire safety engineering principles, this course is relevant to professionals developing alternative solutions using the Building Code of Australia and the Fire Engineering Guidelines.

The Western Sydney University Fire Safety Engineering courses are among only two or three available in Australia. With a 14 year history, the courses are well recognised by the building industry nationally and internationally.

Students will understand building regulations, fire dynamics, building response to fires, human behaviour and risk assessment, as well as developing knowledge of the practical design process adopted by the industry.


Access information about the units (subjects) you will complete as well as important admission information:

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Career Opportunities

The course is a recognised qualification for professionals seeking accreditation as a Fire Safety Engineer. Graduates will have the opportunity to become accredited fire safety engineers or to pursue careers as fire safety project managers or fire safety inspectors. Trained fire safety engineering graduates are in high demand in the building industry. You may be exposed to further employment opportunities while enrolled in the course.

How to apply

If you're an Australian or New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident, you can apply online directly to Western (opens in a new window) for postgraduate coursework in Arts and Humanities, Business, Creative Industries, Engineering and Built Environment, Health Sciences, Law, Computing and Information Technology, Medicine, Nursing and Midwifery, Psychology, Sciences, Social Sciences, TESOL, Interpreting and Translation or Therapeutic Studies and Counselling. Applications can also be made through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) (opens in a new window).

Applications made directly to Western do not have an application fee.

You can manage your existing direct applications via the Western application portal (opens in a new window) or via UAC.(opens in a new window)

Step by step instructions are available on the How to Apply pages.