Master of Engineering (Building Fire Safety and Risk Engineering)




Courses Overview

What will I learn?
Develop your professional and advanced technical skills in a specialist discipline (fire science and technology) with a Master of Engineering (Building Fire Safety and Risk Engineering) and gain market edge for yourself above your peers.
This course allows you to:
graduate as a professional equipped to analyse and design cost-effective fire safety provisions in residential, commercial and industrial buildings
develop your ability to plan, design, critically analyse, coordinate and complete complex projects
develop research and reporting skills
gain specialist knowledge of topics relevant to fire safety.
Course objectives

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Develop advanced technical knowledge and skills in the specialist discipline of fire science and technology and apply to a range of building and structural settings;
Understand and apply legislation and fire safety engineering design codes;
As a team member develop the ability to plan, co-ordinate, complete and evaluate complex projects, taking into consideration social, economic, cultural and environmental impacts;
Apply the techniques and advanced modelling tools to analyse effectiveness of proposed fire safety design solutions;
Reflect how engineers apply rational engineering principles and techniques to identify cost-effective fire safety system designs;
Adopt sound research methodologies in the independent investigation of building and occupant characteristics and associated hazards;
Communicate verbally and in writing utilising a range of professional formats to a variety of associates including peers, professional and industry representatives and community members;
Apply the skills learnt within the course to a realistic research project;
Gain industry experience;
Demonstrate critical reflection of own learning goals and strategies in relation to career advancement.
Course structure
To attain the Master of Building Fire Safety and Risk Engineering, students will be required to complete 192 credits points, consisting of:
Nine (9) Core units of study (8 x 12 credit points units and 1 x 24 credit point unit); One (1) Industrial Experience (VQB5773) unit (24 credit points), and; Two (2) Research Project (VQT6061 and VQT6062) units (24 credit points each).
The course is offered over three years on a part-time basis (may be extended to four years) or 18-24 months on a full-time basis.


Which department am I in? College of Engineering and Science

Entry Requirement From Vietnam

Students must have Bachelor/Honours degree: Successful completion of a cognate (similar discipline) Bachelor/Honours Degree; or Successful completion of a non-cognate (any discipline) Bachelor/Honours Degree and a Graduate Certificate in a cognate (similar discipline) field. English language requirements: International English Language Testing System or its equivalent - overall score of 6.5 and no individual band score less than 6.

Entry Requirement For International Student

Student must have a Bachelor/Honours degree.
English Language Requirements: Students will need to provide evidence that you have achieved one of the following levels of English language proficiency: IELTS (academic module): Overall score of 6.5 (no band less than 6.0); TOEFL Internet: Test score of 79. Section score no less than: Listening: 19, Speaking: 19, Reading: 18, Writing: 22; Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score of 58-64 (with no section score less than 50); University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Total score of 58; VU English - English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (Level 6): Achieved; English Language School in Sydney (ELSIS) - EAP 2 (advanced): A grade.

Path Way Options by Other Partners

Pathways options
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Trinity College - The University of Melbourne

Full Time (2 years)

AUD $6,000 Semester Payment for the entire course; AUD $6,500 Quarterly Payment for the entire course

26 February 2018, 23 July 2018

Werribee Campus Hoppers Lane, WERRIBEE, Victoria, 3030, MELTON, Australia