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Master of Engineering in Fire Engineering

MEFE
03 October 2023

UC's Master of Engineering in Fire Engineering (MEFE) is open to graduates from relevant branches of engineering. It covers all aspects of fire safety in buildings and other structures, human safety, and risk assessment. Learn more about studying an MEFE through our Te Kaupeka Pūhanga | Faculty of Engineering.

DURATION

Master of Engineering in Fire Engineering

Degree Structure - Duration
16–36 months full-time

START

Master of Engineering in Fire Engineering

Degree Structure - Start In
Semester 1 (February)

POINTS

210

TUITION FEES

2024 tuition fees estimate per 120 points:

  • Domestic — $9,351
  • International — $48,000

Overview


Master of Engineering in Fire Engineering

Introduction

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. You will also complete a thesis or project.

See also the Master of Fire Engineering Studies for a coursework-based master's degree programme.


Fire Engineering Students

Master of Engineering in Fire Engineering

Entry Requirements - Body

Entry requirements

You will normally need to have completed one of the following:

You must have completed both the academic and non-academic requirements of your prerequisite degree. This includes practical work days, work reports, a workshop training course, and a first aid certificate. The programme of study must be approved.

If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

For the full entry requirements, see the Regulations for the Master of Engineering in Fire Engineering or use the admission requirements checker.

How to apply

You will need to complete an application form for the MEFE from Te Kaupeka Pūhanga | Faculty of Engineering website.

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.

See Admission and enrolment for all information on enrolling at UC.

Master of Engineering in Fire Engineering

Further Study - Body

Further study

A Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Fire Engineering is also available at UC.

Master of Engineering in Fire Engineering

Career - Body

Career opportunities

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

Useful information:

2024 tuition fees estimate (per 120 points):

  • Domestic — $9,351
  • International — $48,000

2023 tuition fees estimate (per 120 points):

  • Domestic — $9,311
  • International — $46,000

SSL estimate (per 120 points):

  • 2024 — $1,100.40
  • 2023 — $992.40

Please note this qualification is not funded by StudyLink.

Master of Engineering in Fire Engineering

Degree Structure - Body

How do I plan my degree?

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

  • In the first half of the degree, you will 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.

The MEFE duration is 16 months to 3 years full-time. It is expected that you will be enrolled on a continuous basis.

For full requirements, see the Regulations for the Master of Engineering in Fire Engineering.

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This qualification is not funded by StudyLink.

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