Graduate Diploma in Fire Safety Engineering

  • Effective from: 2022
  • Approved Abbreviation: GradDipFireSafeEng
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 3791
  • 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 2016, please refer to: 3706.2 Graduate Diploma in Fire Safety Engineering

For Commencement Year 2015, please refer to: 3706.1 Graduate Diploma in Fire Safety Engineering

The Graduate Diploma in Fire Safety Engineering is a two-year part time program which aims to provide professionals with the special skills and knowledge to develop, assess and evaluate fire safety engineering solutions for the built environment. It is relevant to fire safety engineers developing performance solutions using the fire engineering guidelines to meet the objectives and performance requirements of building regulations. The program can be completed in one year of full-time study, but the recommended study load is completion in two years in part-time mode.

The program has been designed primarily for External delivery. Many of the units have non-compulsory workshops that can be either attended online or on campus. Students are encouraged to attend these workshops to gain the benefit of interaction with their peers.

Study Mode

Two years part-time. Students can fast-track by completing additional subjects per semester to complete the program earlier.

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

Accreditation

This program is recognised under the NSW Building and Design Certifiers Act 2018 as meeting the requirements for Certifiers - Fire safety. 

Admission

Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree or higher, in any field of engineering or engineering science, and
at least 2 years full-time equivalent professional work experience in construction management, building surveying or fire systems design

Or

A Diploma or higher in any field of engineering or engineering science, building, construction management, building surveying, fire systems design, architecture or physical sciences, and
at least 5 years full-time equivalent professional work experience in construction management, building surveying, fire systems design (fire protection) or 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.

Recommended Sequence

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 80 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Autumn 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
Students may exit at this point with a Graduate Certificate in Fire Safety Engineering (40 credit points)  
 Credit Points20
Year 2
Autumn session
ENGR 7007 Fire Engineering 2 (Fire Models) 10
ENGR 7019 Specialised Software Applications 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
ENGR 7008 Fire Engineering Design and Assessment 10
BLDG 7008 Professional Practice and Building Law 10
 Credit Points20
 Total Credit Points80

Spring 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
Students may exit at this point with a Graduate Certificate in Fire Safety Engineering (40 credit points)  
 Credit Points20
Year 2
Spring session
ENGR 7008 Fire Engineering Design and Assessment 10
BLDG 7008 Professional Practice and Building Law 10
 Credit Points20
Autumn session
ENGR 7007 Fire Engineering 2 (Fire Models) 10
ENGR 7019 Specialised Software Applications 10
 Credit Points20
 Total Credit Points80