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Master of Engineering in Fire Engineering

  • Masters (Coursework)

Fire engineers specialise in the application of science and engineering principles to protect people and their environment from destructive fire.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
36 months full-time
Course Code
Domestic Fees
$15,236 per year / $45,708 total
International Fees
$44,000 per year / $132,000 total

About this course

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. Students also complete a thesis or project.

UC is ranked 9th in the world for Civil Engineering (Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2020), and in the top 100 universities in the world for Civil and Structural Engineering (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2021).

Entry requirements

Students must normally have completed one of the following:

  • Bachelor of Engineering with Honours with First or Second Class Honours
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering with a GPA of 5 or more
  • Bachelor of Science with Honours 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.

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 Rangai Pukaha | College 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.

Find out more about how to apply for graduate and postgraduate qualifications.

Study locations

Main Campus

Career pathways

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:

  • Read what other UC postgraduate students have gone on to achieve in their studies and careers in our student and graduate profiles.
  • Te Ropu Rapuara | UC Careers can help you to achieve the career you want, connect with employers, or find a job.
  • For research into career destinations by qualification, visit Te Pokai Tara | Universities New Zealand website.
  • Find out more about what you can do with a degree from UC.
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