16 months
31701 USD/year
10977 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Engineering in Fire Engineering graduates at University of Canterbury 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 at University of Canterbury 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.


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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Risk Management
  • Structural Fire Engineering
  • Fire Dynamics
  • Fire Safety Systems
  • Fire Design Case Study
  • Advanced Fire Dynamics
  • Special Topic in Fire Engineering

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 16 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You should apply as early as possible to give yourself maximum preparation time for visa application, fee payment, travel and accommodation arrangements. 


210 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31701 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31701 USD per year during 16 months.
  • National

    10977 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10977 USD per year during 16 months.
  • National Students - 15,236 NZD
  • International Students - 44,000 NZD

Living costs for Christchurch

1300 - 2000 NZD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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