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International Master of Science in Fire Safety Engineering

Ghent University

24 months
5744 EUR/year
962 EUR/year
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Ghent University's International Master of Science in Fire Safety Engineering prepares the students for professional activities within the evolving field of fire safety engineering. They will obtain a broad high level knowledge thanks to the joint expertise of three partners with al leading role in FSE research and education in Europe.


Key facts

Ghent University's International Master of Science in Fire Safety Engineering is an ideal specialisation programme for holders of a bachelor’s or master’s degree in (electro-)mechanical or civil engineering. There is a strong European tendency to move from prescriptive towards performance-based fire safety designs. This goes hand in hand with a strong need for advanced knowledge in the multidisciplinary field of Fire Safety Engineering (FSE). 

Labour Market

The masters can find a job as fire safety engineer:

  • in fire protection consultancy companies;
  • in design bureaus for structural stability and/or technical equipment of buildings;
  • in architect bureaus;
  • in fire prevention services of larger cities;
  • as responsible person for fire prevention in industry;
  • in prevention departments of fire brigades;
  • in fire protection equipment industry;
  • as fire experts in insurance companies;
  • as fire experts in governmental agencies;
  • in standard testing laboratories;
  • in environmental impact assessment consultancies;
  • in health and safety organisations;
  • in research and education institutes.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Explosions and Industrial Fire Safety
  • Fire Dynamics
  • Fire Research Seminar
  • Thermodynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer
  • Material Behaviour at Ambient and Elevated Temperatures

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelors or Masters in: architecture, civil engineering, electrical engineering, electromechanical engineering, chemical engineering, engineering physics, materials science, urbanism and spatial planning.
  • Other degrees on the basis of a study of individual skills (e.g. fire safety consultants, fire prevention officers, fire brigade officers, building designers, building services engineers, architectural practitioners).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5744 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5744 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    962 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 962 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Gent

754 - 1205 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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