MS Fire Protection Engineering

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Program Learning Objectives

  1. Identify relevant fire safety codes, standards and regulations, comprehend the fire safety performance objectives and criteria associated with these documents, and apply these fire safety objectives and criteria to a broad range of applications.
  2. Analyze the flammability characteristics of different materials, interpret the results of standard and non-standard fire test methods and evaluate the fire hazards associated with different materials in a range of anticipated settings.
  3. Analyze the dynamics of fires in and around buildings and other structures through the application of fundamental principles and the use of state-of-the-art computer-based fire simulation models.
  4. Understand how people interact with fire conditions in buildings and calculate evacuation times through the application of fundamental principles of people movement and the use of state-of-the-art computer-based evacuation models.
  5. Design fire detection and alarm systems, fire suppression systems, smoke management systems, egress systems and structural fire protection to achieve specified performance objectives.
  6. Perform comprehensive fire and life safety evaluations of buildings and other structures through application of the knowledge, skills and tools acquired in this program and effectively communicate the results and findings of such evaluations.
Required Courses
FPE 501Fundamental Thermal Sciences4
FPE 502Fire Dynamics4
FPE 503Flammability Assessment Methods4
FPE 504Fire Modeling4
FPE 521Egress Analysis and Design4
FPE 522Fire Detection, Alarm and Communication Systems4
FPE 523Water-based Fire Suppression4
FPE 524Structural Fire Protection4
FPE 596Culminating Experience in Fire Protection Engineering 15
Technical Electives
Select from the following:8
Fire Safety Regulation and Management
Smoke Management and Special Hazards
Forensic Fire Analysis
Advanced Thermodynamics
Computational Heat Transfer
Total units45