Courses - Fire Engineering - Civil Engineering - Universityof Canterbury

Postgraduate Programme - Fire Engineering


Consideration of admission applications occur twice each year (end of June and end of November) for studies beginning the following year. Applications received during the year are normally considered in the next application round. International students should apply before June to allow for necessary time needed for moving to Christchurch.

Please complete the Application form (62K PDF) and return it to the College of Engineering.

2017 Course Offerings


Sem I

ENGR 403

ENFE 601
ENFE 602
ENFE 613

Fire Engineering

Structural Fire Engineering
Fire Dynamics
Human Behaviour in Fire

Anthony Abu

Anthony Abu
Charley Fleischmann
Mike Spearpoint

Sem II

ENFE 604
ENFE 610
ENFE 603

Fire Design Case Study
Advanced Fire Dynamics
Fire Safety Systems

Anthony Abu
Charley Fleischmann
Mike Spearpoint


  • All of the courses use the University web-based learning systems ( Students must access the systems as soon as the semester starts so that they can view specific course information, etc.


For the MEFE and MEngSt prgrammes an individual research topic must be selected four to six months after enrolment. The research may be on any topic relevant to fire safety, provided a member of the academic staff will act as supervisor.


This degree programme is partially funded by the New Zealand Fire Service Commission. Scholarships may be available from the New Zealand Fire Service Commission and other sources. In addition, scholarships may be available for specific research topics.


Students are expected to obtain their own course books as the University bookshop does not stock them. Text books can be ordered from normal online suppliers such as Amazon or can be obtained from the FPAA or NFPA.

Click on the course links to view required and recommended text books or contact the course co-ordinator.

Students are advised to order books well in advance of starting a course as it may take a few weeks for books to arrive.

Need extra information?

Anthony Abu is the director of the programme and should be your first point of contact for your first enquiries.