Fire protection engineers are uniquely trained in a wide range of disciplines


Conduct research

Our laboratory facilities provide hands-on experience with standardized ASTM test procedures and permit the investigation of fire dynamics principles. Graduate and undergraduate students alike have access to these facilities.

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Get hands-on engineering experience immediately

All freshmen Clark School students participate in Keystone classes to begin their engineering experience. FPE class activities include development of a microprocessor-controlled dune buggy.

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Participate in student societies

Students are able to connect with others in the field of fire protection through membership in the Salamander FPE Honorary Society and the UMD Student Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers.

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Study abroad

FPE encourages students to study abroad where they will learn about fire protection engineering issues in a real-world context in addition to gaining  an understanding of technical and social issues vital to competing in a global economy and workforce. Students may begin taking courses abroad as early as their sophmore year.

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Be close to employment opportunities

The University of Maryland's promixity to Washington, D.C. offers students a wide range of professional opportunities with leading consulting firms, large corporations and government agencies.

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 Visits are encouraged!

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