Master of Engineering in Fire Engineering

Master of Engineering in Fire Engineering

Master degree
16 months
Processing time: 30 days
Intakes: February
International tuition: NZ$77,000
Domestic tuition: NZ$15,070

Program overview

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. The MEFE is made up of six courses and a thesis. In the first half of the degree, students 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.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



  • PTE
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. English language requirements: IELTS Academic: an average score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking TOEFL iBT: total minimum score of 90, minimum score of 19 in reading, writing and listening. TOEFL PBT: with a minimum score of 575 and TWE with a minimum score of 4.5 Pearson Test of English (Academic): with an overall score of 58 and no PTE communicative skills score below 50

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.

Campus location

Christchurch , New Zealand