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Master of Science in Fire and Safety Engineering

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We enhance the professional knowledge and skills of students in fire and safety engineering, and develop their learning attitudes, study skills, and intellectual and imaginative powers. This programme concentrates on fundamental analysis and the development of fire and safety science and engineering concepts. It also advances quality teaching in the new topic of engineering performance-based fire codes. In safety engineering, the focus is on improving the safety of buildings. Accident prevention, hazard assessment, risk analysis, safety management and auditing, and safety in construction sites are also covered. The programme caters not only for graduates and professionals in building services engineering, but also for those in the broader industry sectors of construction, architecture, surveying and applied sciences.

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Primary Area of Study

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Delivery Mode: 
Full Time
Part Time
1 Year (Full-time) / 2.5 Years (Part-time)
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Course fee: 
HK$3,100 per credit for local students HK$4,000 per credit for non-local students; Required Credits: 30
  • A Bachelor's degree with Honours in architecture, fire engineering, safety engineering, building services engineering, construction, building surveying, building technology, applied science, engineering, physics or chemistry; 


  • A professional qualification plus relevant work experience that is related to the construction industry, such as full membership of the HKIE, HKIS, HKIA, CIBSE, CIOB, IMechE, ICE, IStructE or IEE.

Evidence of an employer's support or sponsorship is an advantage, and relevant work experience in a fire engineering or safety engineering-related role is preferred. 

Mature candidates who have experience in fire and safety engineering, but who lack formal qualifications, may be admitted subject to an interview and a review of their experience.