The University of Queensland

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Master of Engineering Major in Civil and Fire Safety Engineering

The University of Queensland

Course details

CRICOS course code: 080724A

Level of study: Undergraduate


The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) / Master of Engineering combines our undergraduate engineering program with master's level coursework, research and a semester-long placement with an industry or research partner. Apply for the program directly, or transfer into the program after completing 16 units of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours). Current UQ students need to meet minimum GPA requirements. Complete a semester-long placement and project with an industrial or research organisation. The placement is designed to integrate your technical, commercial, professional and personal development. Undertake a supervised master's thesis on a relevant topic. You'll be involved with all aspects of research, including defining a research question, establishing a methodology, reporting on your findings, and more.

Career Outcomes

Whether you undertake the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) / Master of Engineering program as a bridge to a high-level career in industry, or as the beginning of career in research, a double degree qualification gives graduates an advantage when applying for professional roles. Because engineering offers such a diversity of career options, our graduates can be found working everywhere from office-based software engineering jobs in city centres, to oil rigs in remote locations, or infrastructure projects on the world. They work in a wide range of specialties including aerospace, chemical, civil, electrical, mechanical, mining and software. The specific roles or industries graduates work in largely depends on their majors.

Civil and Fire Safety Engineering

Fire Safety influences almost every aspect of our built environment, from the design of industrial facilities and skyscrapers to the specific materials chosen to create cars and aeroplanes. The Civil and Fire Safety Engineering major combineÕs civil engineering courses with the specialist study of fire safety engineering. It provides civil engineering students with the necessary skills and knowledge to develop a comprehensive Fire Safety Strategy for a broad range of project types. Areas of study include the components of fire Ð including ignition and fire growth Ðand how structures respond to fire. The major also provides insight into design principles for fire safety engineering. The BE (Hons)/ME in Civil and Fire Safety Engineering provides a pathway to accreditation as a chartered engineer in civil and/or fire safety engineering.

Career outcomes for Civil and Fire Safety Engineering

Civil and fire safety engineers are highly sought after by leading consultancies around the world to develop and design complex infrastructures using their specialised knowledge. In both Australia and overseas, civil and fire safety engineers typically work in:

  • Federal, state and local government
  • Consulting engineering firms
  • Construction and urban development companies
  • Mining companies
  • Research establishments

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 45,120 Per Year
Start date: 24 February 2020
27 July 2020
Duration: 5 years
Study mode: Full time

The University of Queensland

St Lucia Campus
Brisbane Queensland 4072

Entry criteria

Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English, Mathematics B, plus one of Physics or Chemistry

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19. TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5. Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands. BEP - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills. CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands. OET is not accepted.


The University of Queensland
St Lucia Campus
Brisbane Queensland 4072