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Bushfire Protection, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #351 (WUR) Online
The Bushfire Protection programme offered by Western Sydney University caters for the need to understand bushfires and their impact on the natural and built environment.


The Bushfire Protection programme offered by Western Sydney University aims of the course coincide with that of the Federal Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre, which are 'to develop a comprehensive and overarching understanding of the behaviour and danger of bushfires, given local differences in vegetation, land management and weather'.

You will acquire knowledge and understanding of the relevant building regulations for design and development practice. Graduates will be able to provide advice on developments in bushfire prone areas, and assess building designs against the deemed-to-satisfy provisions of the building code and standards. They will also be able to provide advice with respect to bushfire fighting techniques.


As a graduate of these courses you can pursue a career in the private sector of the housing industry or in government. You may be exposed to more employment opportunities while enrolled in the course.


Accreditation by Fire Protection Association Australia is currently being sought.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Bushfire Fighting
  • Planning and Development Control
  • Planning for Bushfire Prone Areas
  • Building in Bushfire Prone Areas
  • Fire Technology and Engineering Principles
  • Disaster and Emergency Management
  • Emergency Management for Bushfire Prone Areas
  • Alternative Solutions for Bushfire Prone Areas

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

Applicants must have an undergraduate degree or higher, in bushfire protection, engineering, land surveying, building, building surveying, construction, planning, urban studies, architecture, landscape architecture, physical sciences, environmental studies, natural resource management, emergency management, land-use planning, local government or public sector management.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). 

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. L

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • National Applies to you

    26360 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26360 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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