Stellenbosch University Faculty of Engineering is proud to announce the launch of an exciting new coursework based hybrid online Masters in Engineering (MEng) degree specialising in Fire Safety Engineering which has been designed to upskill engineers from different backgrounds with the knowledge they require to understand, analyse, and design for different types of fire risks.

The hybrid online delivery mode is well-suited to full- and part-time students. This will help make educational material available to everyone from the mining engineer in Zambia, to the petrochemical engineer in Nigeria, to the consultant in Ireland.
Additional programmes on offer include:

Research based degree that can be completed part-time or full-time.

Masters in engineering

Research based that can be completed full-time.

Short courses

Short course versions of the various modules

All about fire safety engineering

Fire engineers seek to “identify risks related to fire and determine ways to reduce the risks as well as design ways for safeguarding against the wrath of fire. Through the application of science and engineering principles, the engineer can mitigate, detect, control, or suppress a fire.” (SFPE)

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Virtual Degree Launch

Join us to learn more about the masters degree at its launch!

12 October 2023 at 13h00

This presentation will focus on:

  • The module content
  • Registration
  • Timelines
  • Research thesis
  • Costs and logistics
  • Q&A session
Closing date for 2024 intake:

SA applications – 31 December 2023

Non-SA applications – 30 October 2023

Note that the number of students is limited, hence it is advisable to apply as soon as possible.

Degree Structures


The structured Masters in Engineering, MEng(S), is a structured hybrid online masters degree specialising in fire safety engineering. It is offered by the Department of Civil Engineering, to engineers across the world. The language of tuition is English.

The degree is offered in a hybrid online mode, in full- and part-time modality. Throughout the course of the degree students will only need to come to campus once for all fire engineering modules, and that will be to conduct fire experiments and practical sessions regarding fire safety systems. All exams, assessments and classes can be completed either face-to-face or online. It is expected that a full-time student will complete the programme in two years, while a part-time student will do it in three years.

Funding and bursaries

The following bursaries are available for 2024:

  • Almand masters bursary – 2x bursaries available with emphasis on developing world students. Apply at: ly/44JI420
  • Gibela bursary – Fire behaviour of train materials. Apply at: ly/44JI420
  • CFS Consultants – Industry bursary and job for talented civil or mechanical engineer. Send your CV to
  • Proconics – Two bursaries for mechanical, mechatronic or chemical engineering students at a multi-disciplinary engineering company providing innovative technical solutions. Send your CV to:
  • Industrial Fire and Hazard Control – Looking for a talented civil or mechanical engineer for a company servicing the oil, gas, petrochemical, mining, disaster management, wildland, aviation, and military sectors. Send your CV to:

Additional masters and PhD bursaries will be advertised as they become available. Follow our team on LinkedIn for up-to-date information.