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 124-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, 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. 

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

(b) An ability to design and conduct experiments, 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 multi-disciplinary 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

Undergraduate enrollment and degrees awarded in Fire Protection Engineering from 2011 to 2018:

Fiscal Year
B.S. Enrollment
B.S. Degrees
2018 125 31
2017 92 20
2016 98 30
2015 102 36
2014 104 32
2013 124 32
2012 122 40
2011 120 34