Fire Safety Engineering (Certificate)

  • Course Code


  • Field of Study

    Architecture,Civil & Structural Engineering

  • Type of Course:


  • Type of Qualification:


  • Type of Study:

    Part time

  • Application Closing Date:

    20th September 2021

Admission Requirements:

Applicants should hold a minimum of a NFQ Level 7 qualification in Civil/Structural Engineering or Architecture or Architectural Technology or in a cognate discipline. 

Course summary

This course covers design using fire safety engineering principles, together with prescriptive design of several building types, and is invaluable to both new users of the relevant fire safety codes and standards, and those that may enjoy a refresher course. All building designers and many contractors will find this short course useful, particularly those involved in fire safety design, and certification of building projects.


Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering

All part-time programmes at MTU will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.


Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2021-2022 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only.


Course fees must be paid before attending lectures. For more information on Fees, please visit fees/students


Course Fee: €650 which includes all course notes and exam assessment fees.

The short course is based on the Module Descriptor CIVL8030. Please click here for detailed module information.


Information updates may be obtained by contacting the Department of Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering; the Course Director is Andrew Macilwraith.


Delivery Mode A – On-Campus Attendance:
Typically, the hours will be 6pm – 9pm Friday evenings and 9am – 4pm Saturdays for a total of four weekends.

Delivery Mode B – Online Delivery:
Subject to demand, the Department will also offer a web based distance learning delivery of this programme available for part-time students; the course can be completed in one semester (13 weeks). Attendance at MTU will be required for the final assessment.


Further information in relation to the MTU mode of online delivery may be found at



Single Module Certification (5 ECTS credits at Level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications).

  • ​Online appliction is open for course  commencing in September 2021.
  • Offers of places on the course will be issued one week in advance of the course start date; the full course fee of €650 will be payable online upon acceptance of an offer.
  • You will not be charged for applying for the programme by clicking the 'apply now' button, you are only asked to pay the course fee if a place is offered to you and you wish to accept it.


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Andrew Macilwriath
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