Online Masters of Engineering in Fire Protection

University of Maryland, A. James Clark School of Engineering

Program Description

Online Masters of Engineering in Fire Protection

University of Maryland, A. James Clark School of Engineering

Fire Protection

Become one of the most sought-after professionals in the industry with a Fire Protection Engineering degree.

Fire protection engineers are among the most sought-after professionals in the industry. Performance building codes and the international trend towards performance-based fire safety analysis and design approaches in construction have increased demand for fire protection engineers. The University of Maryland’s fire protection engineering degree programs represent the Department of Fire Protection Engineering’s commitment to preparing engineers for the challenges of this rapidly growing field.

Courses are taught by the university’s foremost experts in fire protection engineering as well as international experts from business and industry. Established in 1956, the Fire Protection Engineering Department is one of only a few graduate fire protection engineering degree programs in the US. Our programs in Fire Protection Engineering are geared toward working engineering professionals and are offered both on campus and online.

Students taking courses on campus for the Master of Engineering degree work with an advisor to identify a course of study based on the student’s professional interests. Fire protection engineering courses are available to explore basic processes of fire behavior, prediction of fire development, the combustion of materials and furnishings, the effects of fire on structures and the environment, smoke management, evacuation and tenability analysis and the law. Courses may also be approved from other engineering departments or technical areas, e.g. mathematics.

In addition to the general rules of the Graduate School, certain special degree requirements are set out in departmental requirements. The degree requirement is to complete ten approved courses, including a minimum of six fire protection engineering courses.

The On-Campus/Remote Site requirements are detailed below, the requirements for the Online Masters/Certificate curriculum are available here.

Admission Requirements

Requirements specific to the fire protection engineering program include:

  • A bachelor’s degree, GPA of 3.0 or better, in engineering or a related field from an accredited institution
  • Courses in structural mechanics*, differential equations, fluid mechanics and heat transfer

*Structural mechanics is not required for students interested in pursuing the Online Graduate Certificate in Engineering degree. Structural mechanics is required for students interested in pursuing the Master of Engineering degree on campus who are interested in taking a course in structural fire protection, either ENFP 405 or ENFP 621.

Degree Requirements

Master of Engineering: 30 Credits or 10 Courses

Students taking courses on campus for the Master of Engineering Degree work with an advisor to identify a course of study based on the student’s professional interests. Fire protection engineering courses are available to explore basic processes of fire behavior, prediction of fire development, the combustion of materials and furnishings, the effects of fire on structures and the environment, smoke management, evacuation and tenability analysis and the law. Courses may also be approved from other engineering departments or technical areas, e.g. mathematics. No thesis is required for the degree.

On-Campus or Remote Site: The degree requirement is to complete ten approved courses, including a minimum of six fire protection engineering courses. No thesis is required for the degree.

Online: The 30-credit curriculum includes 10 three-credit courses that can be completed entirely online.

Tuition and Fees

Online Courses/Programs

Tuition

  • $1,153.00 per credit hour

Fees

  • $76.00 Technology Fee for part-time.
  • $152.00 for full-time.

(Tuition x Credit Hours + Technology fee)

  • One course - $1,153.00 x 3 = $3,459.00 + $76.00 = $3,535.00
  • Two courses - $1,153.00 x 6 = $6,918.00 + $76.00 = $6,994.00
  • Three courses - $1,153.00 x 9 = $10,377.00 + $152.00 = $10,529.00
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated June 6, 2018
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This course is Online
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1,153 USD
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USA - College Park, Maryland
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