Master of Engineering in Fire Engineering MEFE
Fire engineers specialise in the application of science and engineering principles to protect people and their environment from destructive fire. The MEFE 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.
In the first half of the degree, students take courses in areas such as fire dynamics and fire safety and systems. Online learning software is used to allow flexible programmes of 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.
A PhD in Fire Engineering is also available.
Candidates must normally have completed one of the following:
- BE(Hons) with first or second class honours
- Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering or Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering, with a GPA or 5 or more
- BSc(Hons) 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.
Applications for admission are considered twice each year (June and December) for studies commencing in February of the following year. Numbers are limited each year. Applications received during the year will be considered in the next application round. It is recommended that international students apply by June.
The degree comprises six courses selected from ENFE 601–614, and a thesis (ENFE 690).
- ENCI 601 Risk Assessment
- ENFE 601 Structural Fire Engineering
- ENFE 602 Fire Dynamics
- ENFE 603 Fire Safety Systems
- ENFE 604 Fire Design Case Study
- ENFE 610 Advanced Fire Dynamics
- ENFE 612 Special Topic
- ENFE 613 Special Topic: Human Behaviour in Fire
- ENFE 614 Special Topic
- ENFE 690 (full-time students)
Note: Part-time enrolment is available on approval.
One to three years full-time or two to four years part-time. Students are expected to be enrolled on a continuous basis.
For full requirements see the Regulations for the Master of Engineering in Fire Engineering (University Regulations website).
For course advice either contact the Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering or the College of Engineering.