Fire Protection vs Fire Safety Engineering

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Course Description

The terms “fire protection engineer” and “fire safety engineer” are often used interchangeably both in Australia and internationally, but there are some major differences between the two roles. While both share the common goal of enhancing fire safety to safeguarding lives and property, they differ in their approaches, methodologies, and areas of expertise.

By understanding the distinctions between these disciplines, stakeholders can effectively address fire safety challenges and ensure safety and compliance of buildings in Australia.


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Learning Outcomes:

  • What is Fire Protection Engineering
  • The role of Fire Protection Engineers
  • What is Fire Safety Engineering
  • The role of Fire Safety Engineers
  • How these professions apply in Australia
  • Relevant aspects of engineering

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