Graduate Certificate in Fire Safety Engineering



Delivery ModeDistance
Duration 1P
Intake InformationSemester 2 (Spring); Semester 1 (Autumn)
Apply Direct Code3707.1
UAC Code950054
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 Graduate Certificate in Fire Safety Engineering introduces professionals to fire safety engineering principles and fire safety engineering. It is designed for professionals wishing to become familiar with the concept of fire safety solutions, where the performance based Building Code of Australia and the Fire Engineering Guidelines have been used.

This is one of only two Graduate Certificate courses available in this area in Australia. The Graduate Certificate in Fire Safety Engineering at Western Sydney University has a 14 year history, and takes a balanced approach to training students in fundamental knowledge and problem solving skills. You will gain a sound understanding of building regulations, fire dynamics, human behaviour and risk assessment.

The course is taught by leading industry experts as well as academics at the University. It is a distance learning course, with flexible modes offered to cater for your needs.


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

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Career Opportunities

Trained fire safety engineering graduates are in high demand in the building industry. This course sets a path to the next two levels, namely the Graduate Diploma and Master of Fire Safety Engineering. Students may be exposed to more 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.