Who is This Program Right For?

This unique 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

  • Full time 2 year (6 term) program
  • Part-time studies options available
  • Begin your program in September, January, or May
  • Intensive week-long course format with ample time to complete  coursework
  • Coursework and projects tailored to the needs of your industry

Degree Requirements

Students must complete the degree requirements of the general MEng program which requires satisfactory completion of eight one-term graduate level courses, one communications course, and the Academic Integrity Quiz. To add the Graduate Diploma in Fire Safety, eight graduate level courses must include the three mandatory courses and three specific courses.

Mandatory courses:

Course Instructors
ME 671 Fundamental Fire Dynamics E. J. Weckman
ME 672 Advanced Fire Dynamics E. J. Weckman
ME 673 Fire Modeling E. J. Weckman

Specific courses (3 from the following list):


Course Instructors
ME 720 Special Topics in Solid Mechanics:  Fire Resistance V. Kodur
ME 765 Special Topics in Fluid Mechanics:  Advanced
Concepts in Design for Fire Safety 1
E. J. Weckman
V. Kodur
ME 765 Special Topics in Fluid Mechanics:  Advanced
Concepts in Design for Fire Safety 2
E. J. Weckman
V. Kodur
ME 770 Special Topics in Numerical Methods, Fluid Flow
and Heat Transfer:  Fire Testing
E. J. Weckman
D. Torvi
ME 770 Special Topics in Numerical Methods, Fluid Flow
and Heat Transfer:  Fire Risk Analysis OR CIVE 601 Engineering Risk and Reliability
E. J. Weckman
J. Watts
*As enrolment merits  

Communications Course:

ESL 601R Professional Spoken English
ESL 602R Scholarly Writing in English

Fire Safety Courses

All core and elective Fire Safety Engineering courses are currently being delivered in an intense, week-long (40 hours) lecture/laboratory format.  Students join professors on-campus in Waterloo or remotely through our LiveLink system 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.

Course Schedule

Dates (for 2018) Course
January 22 - 26 ME 671: Fire Dynamics
April 30 - May 4 ME 770: Fire Testing
May 28 - June 3 ME 770: Fire Risk Analysis
June 25 - 29 ME 7XX: Human Behaviour in Fire
August 13 - 17 ME 720: Fire Resistance
September 24-28 ME 673: Fire Modeling
November 12 - 16 ME 672: Advanced Fire Dynamics


Contact Information

For more information about the MEng program in the department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering please look through our main web-site.

For more information on our off campus Fire Research Lab please visit the main web-page.

For answers to specific questions, please feel free to contact us:

Ms. Allison Walker: Graduate Administrator, MEng and Recruitment, Graduate Studies. (on secondment)

Ms. Tanya Yoworski: Graduate Administrator, MEng and Recruitment, Graduate Studies  E-mail: tyoworsk@uwaterloo.ca

Dr. Elizabeth Weckman: Professor.
Tel: (519) 888-4567, ext, 33345. E-mail: ejweckma@uwaterloo.ca