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Master of Science (MSc) in Fire Safety Engineering


This broad-based programme, which is equivalent to one year’s full-time study, is intended for holders of Bachelor’s degree in Fire Engineering or other related disciplines with an aim to provide an integrated programme of broadening of studies in a quality environment.

The level of education provided by the programme is appropriate to those students who hold senior positions within the fire-related professions. Throughout the programme, emphasis will be placed on self-motivation, independent and critical thinking, and analytical ability.

Professional Recognition

The MSc Fire Safety Engineering is accredited by the Energy Institute (EI) on behalf of the Engineering Council as further learning for the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

The BEng (Hons) Fire Engineering plus MSc in Fire Safety Engineering are accredited by the Energy Institute (EI) on behalf of the Engineering Council (EC) for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Graduates of BEng (Hons) in Fire Engineering PLUS MSc in Fire Safety Engineering awarded by UCLan can fulfill the academic requirement for the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) membership in fire discipline.

Programme Structure

The programme will be delivered by academic staff from UCLan, local academics and practitioners. The curriculum has been designed to provide a logical and planned development from fundamental principles to specific applications, with an increasing level of integration between the components. The MSc programme includes 8 modules (7 modules and a dissertation) spread over two years.

* The module combination, module credits and teaching sequence are subject to revision by UCLan.

Admission Requirements

Holders of Bachelor's degree in Fire Engineering, Building Engineering or other related disciplines.

Applicants whose undergraduate qualifications were not taught and assessed in English may be required to demonstrate their English proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5.

*Interview / Written Test may be arranged for applicants.


Each taught module comprises 36 hours of face-to-face teaching delivered by a combination of UK instructors and/or local instructors plus on-line learning. Each meeting will normally last for 3 hours. Modules delivered by UK instructors will be conducted intensively over 2 weeks while those delivered by local instructors will be evenly spread over in a regular part-time evening mode.

In addition to the formal contact time, students will be expected to contribute a significant amount of individual study time to background reading, research and completion of other modes of learning support activities.


Modules are arranged on weekday evenings and / or Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Classes will mainly take place in SCOPE Tsim Sha Tsui East Learning Centre and teaching venues at Kowloon Tong.  Selected modules may be scheduled in SCOPE Admiralty Learning Centre.

Programme Commencement

September 2019

Master of Science (MSc) in Fire Safety Engineering is an exempted programme under the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance (ref. number:451312). It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this programme may lead.