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Field of Study

Fire Safety Engineering

Master of Engineering Science

The most progressive fire safety engineering program in Australia coupling fire safety engineering fundamentals with applied research.

The Master of Engineering Science (Fire Safety Engineering) covers subjects that are highly multi-disciplinary and cater to many engineering backgrounds in order to provide the fundamental skills required by modern fire safety engineers. The program delivers fundamentals of fire safety engineering including fire dynamics, prescriptive and performance-based design, and structural fire safety engineering. This program is for practitioners from a wide range of backgrounds including engineering, architecture and science.


From designing for fire safety in the built environment to accounting for fire risks in the oil and gas industry, there is great demand for professionals with skills in fire safety engineering. Graduates will be expertly prepared to work in Australia or overseas across a large number of industry sectors, government agencies, consulting engineering and architectural firms, as well as fire equipment systems and manufacturers and research.


1 in Queensland for engineering and technology

QS World University Rankings 2020

26 in the world for civil and structural engineering

QS World University Rankings 2020

Early-career salary

Fire Protection Engineer


Late-career salary

Civil Engineer


How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Research experience
  • Laboratory work
  • Fieldwork

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Introduction to Fire Safety Engineering
  • Fire Engineering Design: Solutions for Implicit Safety
  • Fire Dynamics
  • Fire Engineering Design: Explicit Quantification of Safety

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