The Bachelor of Science in Fire Protection Engineering degree program at the University of Maryland is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

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, http://www.abet.org.
 

 

  • 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 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:
    2.1 an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety and welfare as well as cultural and economic factor
    2.2 an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety and welfare as well as environmental factors
    2.3 an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety and welfare as well as social factor
    2.4 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 factors
  1. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences:
    3.1 an ability to communicate effectively orally
    3.2 an ability to communicate effectively in writing
    3.3 an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences (orally or in writing) 
  1. 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:
    4.1 an ability to recognize ethical responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions
    4.2 an ability to recognize professional responsibilities in engineering situations
    4.3 an ability to make informed judgments, consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, and environmental contexts
    4.4 an ability to make informed judgments, consider the impact of engineering solutions in societal contexts.
     
  2. 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:
    5.1 an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment and function effectively on a team whose members together establish goals
    5.2 an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together plan tasks and meet objectives
     
  3. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions:
    6.1 an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation
    6.2 an ability to analyze and interpret data
    6.3 an ability to use engineering judgement to draw conclusions
  1. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
     

The current overall undergraduate enrollment in Fire Protection Engineering is 128 students distributed over all four years of student (as of Fall 2019), making up 3% of the Clark School of Engineering undergraduate student body. In the 2018-2019 academic year, the Fire Protection Engineering program awarded 43 Bachelor of Science degrees.


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