Master of Bushfire Protection



Delivery ModeDistance
Duration 3P
Intake InformationAvailable Summer A (2017); Available Semester 1 (Autumn 2018); Available Semester 2 (Spring 2017)
Apply Direct Code3708.3
UAC Code950040
Fee Information

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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 Bushfire Protection caters for the need to understand bushfires and their impact on the natural and built environment. The aims of the course coincide with that of the Federal Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre, which are 'to develop a comprehensive and overarching understanding of the behaviour and danger of bushfires, given local differences in vegetation, land management and weather'.

You will acquire knowledge and understanding of the relevant building regulations for design and development practice. Graduates will be able to provide advice on developments in bushfire prone areas, and assess building designs against the deemed-to-satisfy provisions of the building code and standards. They will also be able to provide advice with respect to bushfire fighting techniques.


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

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Career Opportunities

As a graduate of these courses you can pursue a career in the private sector of the housing industry or in government. You 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.

If you are interested in completing a higher research degree, for example Masters Honours, information is accessible from Western Sydney University Research (opens in a new window).