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Master of Engineering in Fire Engineering

This course is available

Online

Level of Study

Master's Degree

Duration

16 months

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023

Campus

University of Canterbury

Summary

Fire engineers specialise in the application of science and engineering principles to protect people and their environment from destructive fire.

The Master of Engineering in Fire Engineering is open to graduates from relevant branches of engineering and covers all aspects of fire safety in buildings and other structures, human safety and risk assessment.

Some courses are offered in blocks and online learning software allows for flexible programmes of study. Students also complete a thesis or project.

How do I plan my degree?

The MEFE is made up of six courses and a thesis.

  • In the first half of the degree, students take block courses in areas such as fire dynamics and fire safety and systems. Online learning software is used to allow flexible study. At least two courses each year are offered through a combination of guided self-study and intensive block courses.
  • The second half of the degree requires a thesis or project.

Further study

A Doctor of Philosophy in Fire Engineering is also available.

Career opportunities

Postgraduate study can bring many career benefits eg, specialist skills and enhanced knowledge, possible into specific occupations, higher starting salary/progression rates, research capability/achievement and evidence of high academic attainment/self-discipline.

Start date: Monthly by arrangement with supervisor

Entry criteria

Candidates must normally have completed one of the following:

  • Bachelor of Engineering with Honours with first or second class honours
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering with a GPA of 5 or more
  • Bachelor of Science with Honours in appropriate subjects.

Students wishing to enrol in postgraduate study must have completed both the academic and non-academic requirements of the prerequisite degree. This includes practical work days, work reports, a workshop training course and a first aid certificate.

Applicants must also satisfy our English language entry requirements:

  • IELTS (Academic): Minimum overall score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking.
  • TOEFL (IBT): Minimum overall score of 90, with a minimum score of 19 in Reading, Listening and Writing.
  • PTE (Pearson Test of English - Academic): Overall score of 58 and no communicative skills score below 50.

Application deadline: It is recommended that international students apply by June.

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