Students in this program select from program course offerings in consultation with advisor.
Course Title Semesters
ENFP101 Introduction to Fire Protection Engineering Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019
ENFP102   Fire Safe Building Designs Summer 2018
ENFP201   Numerical Methods with MatLab Spring 2019
ENFP250 Introduction to Life Safety Analysis Fall 2017, Fall 2018
ENFP300 Fire Protection Fluid Mechanics Spring 2018, Spring 2019
ENFP310 Water Based Fire Protection Systems Design Fall 2017, Fall 2018
ENFP312 Heat and Mass Transfer Fall 2017, Summer 2018, Fall 2018
ENFP320 Fire Assessment Methods and Laboratory Spring 2018, Spring 2019
ENFP350 Professional Development Seminar Spring 2018, Spring 2019
ENFP405 Structural Fire Protection Fall 2017, Fall 2018
ENFP410 Special Hazard Suppression Systems Spring 2018, Spring 2019
ENFP411 Risk-Informed Performance Based Design Spring 2018, Spring 2019
ENFP413 Advanced Life Safety Analysis Fall 2017, Fall 2018
ENFP415 Fire Dynamics Fall 2017, Fall 2018
ENFP425 Enclosure Fire Modeling Fall 2017, Fall 2018
ENFP426 Computational Methods in Fire Protection Spring 2018, Spring 2019
ENFP429   Independent Studies Winter 2019, Spring 2019
ENFP440 Smoke Management and Fire Alarm Systems Spring 2018, Spring 2019
ENFP464   Industrial Fire Safety Fall 2017
ENFP465   Fire and Explosion Investigations Spring 2018, Spring 2019
ENFP489 Special Topics Fall 2017, Spring 2019
ENFP489W   Special Topics Fall 2017, Spring 2019
ENFP601   Fundamentals of Fire Safety Fall 2018
ENFP611   Fire Induced Flows Fall 2018
ENFP613 Human Response to Fire Fall 2017, Fall 2018
ENFP619   Graduate Seminar Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019
ENFP620 Fire Dynamics Laboratory Spring 2018
ENFP621 Analytical Procedures of Structural Fire Protection Fall 2017, Fall 2018
ENFP625 Advanced Fire Modeling Spring 2018
ENFP626   Computational Fire Modeling Fall 2018
ENFP627   Smoke Detection and Management Spring 2018, Spring 2019
ENFP629   Selected Topics Fall 2017, Spring 2019
ENFP629M   Selected Topics Fall 2017, Spring 2019
ENFP629W   Selected Topics Fall 2017, Spring 2019
ENFP630 Diffusion Flames and Burning Rate Theory Spring 2018
ENFP649   Special Problems Spring 2019
ENFP651 Advanced Fire Dynamics Fall 2017, Summer 2018, Fall 2018
ENFP652   Fire Assessment Methods Fall 2017, Winter 2019
ENFP653   Advanced Fire Supression Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019
ENFP655   Smoke Control Spring 2019
ENFP661   Forensic Fire Analysis Fall 2017, Winter 2019
ENFP662   Performance Based Design Spring 2018
ENFP663   Advanced Fire Risk Modeling Spring 2019
ENFP664   Advanced Industrial Fire Safety Fall 2017, Summer 2018
ENFP665   Advanced Fire and Explosion Investigations Spring 2018, Spring 2019
ENFP799   Master's Thesis Research Winter 2019, Spring 2019

Undergraduate Students

  • All newly-admitted students must meet with an advisor prior to registration. Contact the Orientation Office to arrange advising.
  • Continuing UMD undergraduate students are assigned a registration appointment time based on their academic credit level. Students will receive a notification email that includes information on early registration and a link to check their registration time and any registration blocks. 
  • Register by going to Testudo and selecting Registration Drop/Add. You can also register in-person at the Office of the Registrar Student Services Counter in the Mitchell Buidling on Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
  • Any student registered for 12 or more semester hours at the end of the Schedule Adjustment Period (first 10 days of classes) is considered full time.

Learn more at registrar.umd.edu/current/registration/registration.html

Graduate Students

  • Newly-admitted students should visit the link in the last paragraph of their Graduate School admissions letter and complete the enrollment form.
  • Continuing UMD graduate students receive a notification email including information about early registration.
  • All graduate students must register for courses each semester, not including summer and winter sessions, until the degree is awarded. 

Learn more at registrar.umd.edu/current/registration/registration.html


This 4-year undergraduate curriculum went into effect in 2012. 

Freshman Year

Fall
Semester
Spring
Semester
ENGL 101 Academic Writing 3 -
Gen Ed General Education Requirements -
6
CHEM 135
General Chemistry for Engineers
3 -
MATH 140, 141 Calculus I, II 4 4
ENES 100 Introduction to Engineering Design 3 -
ENES 102 Mechanics I - 3
PHYS 161 General Physics: Mechanics and Particle Dynamics - 3
ENFP 101 (optional) Hot Topics in Fire 1 -
 
Total :    
14 16

Sophomore Year

Fall
Semester
Spring
Semester
Gen Ed General Education Requirements 3 -
Gen Ed Oral Communication - 3
MATH 246 Differential Equations 3 -
MATH 240/MATH 241 Linear Algebra or Calculus III - 4
MATH 206 Introduction to MATLAB 1
-
PHYS 260, 261 General Physics: Vibration, Waves, Heat, Elect… 4 -
ENES 232 Thermodynamics - 3
ENES 221 Dynamics 3 -
ENES 220 Mechanics II
-
3
ENFP 250 Introduction to Life Safety Analysis 3 -
ENFP 300 Fire Protection Fluid Mechanics - 3
 
Total :    
17 16

Junior Year

Fall
Semester
Spring
Semester
Gen Ed General Education Requirements 3 3
ENGL 393 Technical Writing - 3
ENFP 310 Water Based Fire Protection Systems Design
3
-
ENFP 312 Heat and Mass Transfer
3
-
ENFP 320 Fire Assessment Methods and Laboratory
-
4
ENFP 350 Professional Development Seminar
-
1
ENFP 440 Smoke Management and Fire Alarm Systems - 3
Technical Elective* Technical Electives 3 -
Elective** General Elective
3
-
 
Total :    
15 14

SENIOR YEAR

Fall
Semester
Spring
Semester
ENFP 405 Structural Fire Protection 3 -
ENFP 410 Advanced Fire Suppression   3
ENFP 411 Risk-Informed Performance Based Design - 3
ENFP 413 Advanced Life Safety Analysis
3
-
ENFP 415 Fire Dynamics
3
-
ENFP 425 Enclosure Fire Modeling
3
-
ENFP 426 Computational Methods in FPE
-
3
Technical Elective* Technical Electives  3 6
 
Total :    
15 15

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS = 121-125

*Technical Electives must include the following: at least 3 credits of MATH or STAT400+; at least 3 credits of ENFP400+; and at least 6 credits of Engineering coursework 300+, CHEM400+, or PHYS400+.

Please check the University's Online Undergraduate Catalog for a description of the Fire Protection Engineering program and a detailed listing of approved Fire Protection Engineering courses.

For more information, please contact:

Ms. Nicole Hollywood

Assistant Director of Student Services
Department of Fire Protection Engineering
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-3031
Dept. Phone: 301-405-3992
Direct Phone: 301-405-3994
Fax: 301-405-9383
E-mail: nlholly@umd.edu

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