Our mission is to reduce the burden of fire loss on life and property by providing the highest quality of scientifically based education, research, and outreach in fire protection engineering, and in fire related safety, health, and environmental issues.

Program Educational Objectives

The department has established the following specific program educational objectives:

  • Practice fire protection engineering regionally, nationally and internationally in a broad range of modern professional settings
  • Pursue advanced studies in fire protection engineering or related fields
  • Actively participate in the development of engineering decisions on societal, environmental, economic and safety issues at the local or global levels
  • Achieve professional certification and licensure
  • Maintain continual professional competency and ethical practices

Student Outcomes

The Department of Fire Protection Engineering (FPE) has incorporated the ABET a-k learning outcomes in the following student outcomes. Students graduating from FPE will have the following:

a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering

b) an ability to design and conduct experiements, as well as to analyze and interpret data

c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability

d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams

e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

g) an ability to communicate effectively

h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context

i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

j) a knowledge of contemporary issues

k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.