Fire Safety

Are you interested in a unique master's degree program concerning Fire Safety? Do you want to contribute to a more fire safe society? With a master's degree in Fire Safety you will have the competence to handle advanced and complex fire safety issues! Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, campus Haugesund, has educated well over 500 fire safety engineers over the last 20 years. We offer a Master's program in Fire Safety Engineering as one of only eight institutions in the world.

Fire Safety is becoming more and more important in today's society, and the need for knowledge and competence in this field is increasing rapidly. The primary objective of this master's program is to provide industry and society with highly qualified candidates who through in-depth knowlede in the field can contribute to a more fire safe society. One of the most important aspects in this context is measures to reduce risks related to major accidents. The master's program is organized in close contact with industry partners focusing particularly on fire technical issues.

Application deadline April 15th
Formal prerequisites

Applicants to the program are required to have a bachelor degree in Fire Safety Engineering.

Applicants with another technological bachelor degree may also be considered for admission, if they in addition have passed the following courses from Stord/Haugesund University College, or equivalent from other institutions:

  • ING2043 Fire Dynamics (10 ECTS)
  • ING2045 Active and Passive Fire Protection (10 ECTS)

Our institution does not, for the time being, offer these two courses taught in English. They will however be available at HVL as intensive study courses taught in English from Spring 2018.

Minimum requirement for admission is the cumulative grade point average equivalent to, or better than, a C in the Norwegian system.

Applicants with education from other countries than Norway, must document proficiency in the English language (only English - not Norwegian).

Please contact the Admissions Office if you have any further questions concerning admission.

Tuition No tuition fee
Degree level Master, 2 years
City Haugesund
Credits 120.0
Language of teaching English