International Master of Science in Fire Safety Engineering (IMFSE)


IMFSE logoThe UMD Department of Fire Protection Engineering (FPE) is an Associated Partner in the International Master of Science in Fire Safety Engineering (IMFSE). 

The IMFSE program is a joint Master of Science degree program between Ghent University in Belgium, the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, and Lund University in Sweden. These three institutions are Europe’s top academic institutions in fire safety engineering education and research.

Over the course of two years, students spend their first and third semesters at Ghent’s Department of Flow, Heat and Combustion Mechanics or Edinburgh’s Center for Fire Safety Engineering, and their second at Lund’s Division of Fire Safety Engineering. In their fourth and final semester, students choose to perform their M.S. thesis research at either one of these three full partner universities or at one of the program’s associated partners: the University of Queensland in Australia, ETH Zurich in Switzerland, and now UMD. The IMFSE is financially supported by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union.