WESTERN NORWAY UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES

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. Bridging course for prerequisites Master in Fire Safety Interested in taking a Master's degree in Fire Safety but do not have the prerequisites? Information about the bridging course are under revision for the 2020 admission. Application date 1 December 2019. Below is the information for the 2018 and 2019 admission. For the summer 2018 you have the ability to take our bridging course. It is an intensive course over two weeks with lectures, and project assignments over the summer. To apply for the course, you need to fulfil the admission requirements for the master program. The course will be held week 25 and 26 in 2019. The course starts in week 25 with lectures, laboratory exercises, tutoring and study groups in Fire dynamics, and continues week 26 with Active and Passive Fire Protection. After these two weeks two project assignments will be handed out for the students to work with. The course will have a grading scale of pass/fail on the project assignments. A passing grade in this course will give you a place in the program. To apply for the course, the applicant needs to fulfil the admission requirements for the master program stated on https://www.hvl.no/en/studies-at-hvl/study-programmes/2019h/mas-brann/.
Application deadline 1 December for all international students
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 Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, or equivalent from other institutions:

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

If you do not have the two courses mentioned above you must apply for the online Bridging course within 1st of December 2019. Norwegian applicants can choose to apply as a course student for ING2043 and ING2045 taught at campus.

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

Applicants to English-language further education or master's degree programmes must document English proficiency at a higher level by one of the following options:

a) Vg1 English in Norwegian upper secondary school (140 annual hours) with a grade of 4 or higher.

b) International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) with at least 6.0 points.

c) Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with at least 550 points for Paper-based test (PBT), at least 213 points for Computer-based test (CBT), or at least 80 points for Internet-based test (IBT).

d) Other documentation may be approved by individual assessment.

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
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