The mission of the Department of Fire Protection Engineering is to reduce the burden of fire losses on life and property by providing the highest quality of scientifically-based education, research and outreach in fire protection engineering, and in fire-related safety, health and environmental issues.  Our program provides the unique interdisciplinary academic foundation and scholarly training needed to address complex engineering problems with emphasis on the advancing field of fire protection engineering.

Program Educational Objectives

The educational objectives of the undergraduate program in Fire Protection Engineering are to produce graduates who will:

  • 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

Student Outcomes

The Department of Fire Protection Engineering has incorporated the ABET a-k learning outcomes in the following student outcomes. Students graduating from the Department of Fire Protection Engineering will have:

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 multidisciplinary 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

Facts and Figures

Fall 2011
Fall 2012
Fall 2013
Fall 2014
Fall 2015
Fall 2016
Fall 2017
Female 27 26 27 38 33 30 37
Male 95 98 77 64 64 62 88
Fiscal Year
B.S. Enrollment
B.S. Degrees
2018 125  
2017 92 20
2016 98 30
2015 102 36
2014 104 32
2013 124 32
2012 122 40
2011 120 34