Engineering Science Degree, Fire Protection Engineering Area of Concentration
Fire protection engineering includes the design of systems and equipment for the detection and fighting of fire as well as the development of fire retardant materials and the fire safety of structures. It is closely related to both chemical and mechanical engineering, but with a specific emphasis on applications to fire-related issues.
Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:
- Identify, formulate, and solve basic physics and engineering problems in mechanics and thermodynamics.
- Design simple structures and strategies using analytic and numerical methods in the area of fire protection engineering.
- Use appropriate computer application software in fire protection engineering.
Meet with your academic advisor regularly to make sure you are on track to graduate and/or transfer. The program advising guide outlines the degree requirements and is meant to supplement the advising process.
This track will prepare students to transfer to a four-year university with a major in fire protection engineering. See all engineering transfer agreements.
For some positions listed, a bachelor's degree or higher may be required. Use the Career and Program Explorer to see a full report for this career field. See links below chart for further guidance and/or connect with a Program Advisor to discuss career goals.
Career possibilities include security management specialist, compliance manager, architectural and engineering manager, municipal firefighter, fire prevention and protection engineer.
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A suggested course sequence for students follows.
- All students should review the advising guide and consult an advisor.
- Find out about related programs and course in the Fields of Study section.
- Most courses have either assessment levels that must be met or prerequisites (courses that must be taken first). Part-time students and those who need to meet assessment levels or take prerequisite courses will take longer to complete a degree. An advisor will help make sure you are taking your courses in the right order.
- All degree-seeking students must take a central group of General Education courses in English, mathematics, arts, behavioral and social sciences, humanities, and science. These courses are included in the suggested course sequence below.
Suggested Course Sequence
- ENGL 102 - Critical Reading, Writing, and Research 3 semester hours (ENGF)
- MATH 181 - Calculus I 4 semester hours (MATF)
- CHEM 135 - General Chemistry for Engineers 4 semester hours
- CHEM 132 - Principles of Chemistry II 4 semester hours
- ENES 100 - Introduction to Engineering Design 3 semester hours (NSND/GEEL)
- ENES 102 - Statics 3 semester hours
- MATH 182 - Calculus II 4 semester hours
- PHYS 161 - General Physics I: Mechanics and Heat 3 semester hours (NSND)
- Behavioral and Social Sciences Distribution 3 semester hours (BSSD)**
- Humanities Distribution 3 semester hours (HUMD)
- ENES 220 - Mechanics of Materials 3 semester hours
- ENES 221 - Dynamics 3 semester hours
- MATH 280 - Multivariable Calculus 4 semester hours
- PHYS 262 - General Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism 4 semester hours (NSLD)
- Behavioral and Social Sciences Distribution 3 semester hours (BSSD) **
- ENES 206 - MATLAB for Engineers 1 semester hour
- ENES 232 - Thermodynamics 3 semester hours
- ENES 240 - Scientific and Engineering Computation 3 semester hours
- MATH 282 - Differential Equations 3 semester hours
- PHYS 263 - General Physics III: Waves, Optics, and Modern Physics 4 semester hours
- Arts Distribution 3 semester hours (ARTD)
** Behavioral and Social Science Distribution (BSSD) courses must come from different disciplines.
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