The Bachelor of Science in Fire Protection Engineering degree program at the University of Maryland is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, under the General Criteria and the Fire Protection Engineering Program Criteria.

The 120-credit degree program is designed to give graduates the breadth and depth of knowledge they need to work in the field of fire protection engineering and to continue learning throughout their careers. 

The Fire Protection Engineering undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,


  • Practice fire protection engineering regionally and/or globally
  • 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 practice ethically

The Department of Fire Protection Engineering is using the following ABET learning outcomes:

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
  • Enrollment: 93 (Fall 2022)
  • Percentage of female students: 35.5%  (Fall 2022)
  • Minority population: 13% (Fall 2022)
  • Degrees awarded: 48 (2022)