Engineering Science Degree, Fire Protection Engineering Area of Concentration

Associate of Science
Fire protection engineering student holding ethanol next to flame

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.

Program Outcomes

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.

Program Advising 

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. 

Transfer Opportunities

This track will prepare students to transfer to a four-year university with a major in fire protection engineering.  See all engineering transfer agreements.

Careers

Career possibilities include security management specialist, compliance manager, architectural and engineering manager, municipal firefighter, fire prevention and protection engineer. Some may require a bachelor's degree.

Curriculum 

Suggested Course Sequence: Fire Protection Engineering

A suggested Fire Protection Engineering course sequence for full-time students follows.

All students should review the advising guide and consult an advisor. 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


A suggested course sequence for full-time students follows. All students should review the Program Advising Guide and consult an advisor.

First Semester


Second Semester


Third Semester


Fourth Semester


** Behavioral and Social Science Distribution (BSSD) courses must come from different disciplines.

 

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