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2014 Course Schedule


Upcoming Courses:


  • Jan 20 - 24
    ME 765 - Fire Dynamics
  • April 7 - 11
    ME 770 - Fire Testing
  • May 26 - 30
    ME 770 - Fire Risk
  • August 11 - 15
    ME 720 - Fire Resistance
  • September 22 - 26
    ME 770 - Fire Modelling
  • November 3 - 7
    ME 765 - Advanced Enclosure Fires

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    The UW Fire Safety Program

    The UW Master of Engineering in Fire Safety is a new graduate studies program that requires successful completion of 3 core courses and 3 specialty elective courses in Fire Safety as well as 2 other graduate level courses. For students who are not eligible for admission into the UW Graduate program, successful completion of four courses can be applied towards a Departmental certificate in Fire Safety.

    All core and elective courses in the Fire Safety Engineering program are currently being delivered in an intense, week-long (40 hr) lecture/laboratory format.  Students join professors in Waterloo for a solid week of lectures in the term before officially registering for the course. Assignments, projects and other graded course work are then due over the subsequent term, usually a 4-6 month period following the week of lectures.  Lectures are held in the comfortable classrooms of the WRESTRC Complex, while laboratory exercises and hands-on demonstrations capitalize on the resources of the adjacent, state-of-the-art UW Fire Research Facility.

    Want to upgrade your skills or extend your knowledge of Fire Safety?

    The UW Fire Safety Program caters to recent engineering graduates as well as experienced architects, designers, engineers, building consultants and regulatory officials who wish to upgrade and enhance their knowledge of fire safety engineering.

    Flexibility

    Certificate

    The Certificate in Fire Safety Engineering is a departmental certificate obtained after the successful completion of four courses selected from amongst the three Fire Safety core courses and various technical electives.

    Masters of Engineering (MEng)

    The general MEng (Mechanical Engineering) degree is a course based graduate program. The Fire Safety specialization is one of three new specializations in the MEng degree.  It requires sastisfactory completion of 8 graduate level courses (3 fire safety core courses, 3 from the list of fire safety technical electives and 2 additional graduate level courses) and a credit in communication.

    Masters of Applied Science (MASc)

    The MASc degree requires satisfactory completion of four graduate level courses, a seminar and a substantial research thesis on a topic related to Fire Safety.  For the thesis, the student is expected to carry out independent study under the general supervision of a professor, who is the supervisor. The topic of the research can be tailored to the interests of your industry but must also fall within the areas of expertise of the professors affiliated with the Fire Research Group.

    PhD

    The PhD degree requires satisfactory completion of three graduate level courses, as well as a substantial research thesis on a topic at the leading edge of research in Fire Safety.  For the thesis, the student is expected to carry out independent study under the general supervision of a professor, who is the supervisor. The topic of the research can be tailored to the interests of industry but must also fall within the areas of expertise of the professors affiliated with the Fire Research Group.