Graduate Certificate in Fire Safety Engineering

  • Effective from: 2022
  • Approved Abbreviation: GradCertFireSafeEng
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 3792
  • AQF Level: 8

This program applies to students who commenced in 2022 or later.

Students should follow the program structure for the session start date relevant to the year they commenced.

For commencement year 2015, please refer to: 3707.1 Graduate Certificate in Fire Safety Engineering

Study Mode

One year part-time.

Program Advice

Program Advice

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |

Location

Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie Street Part Time External See above

Admission

Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree or higher, in engineering, building, construction management, building surveying, bushfire protection, architecture or science

Or

A Diploma or higher in engineering, building, construction management, building surveying, building design, fire systems design, property management or science with two years full-time equivalent professional and/or voluntary work experience in the relevant fields in the construction industry, fire systems design (fire protection) industry, local government or state fire services

Or

A Certificate 3 or greater in public safety (fire management or operations), plumbing, electrical or other trade qualification AND at least 5 years work experience in the fire protection industry or within a State fire service

Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work experience must support their application with a Statement of Service for all work experience listed on the application. 

Statement of Service form

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).  Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University.  Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

http://www.uac.edu.au/
https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Program Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 40 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Recommended Sequence

Start-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
BLDG 7002 Building Regulations 10
ENGR 7006 Fire Engineering 1 (Fire Dynamics) 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
BLDG 7005 Egress and Risk Assessment 10
CIVL 7012 Building Fire Services 10
 Credit Points20
 Total Credit Points40

Mid-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Spring sessionCredit Points
BLDG 7005 Egress and Risk Assessment 10
CIVL 7012 Building Fire Services 10
 Credit Points20
Autumn session
BLDG 7002 Building Regulations 10
ENGR 7006 Fire Engineering 1 (Fire Dynamics) 10
 Credit Points20
 Total Credit Points40