Fire Protection

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Become one of the most sought-after professionals in the industry with a graduate degree in Fire Protection Engineering.

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Requirements specific to the fire protection engineering program include:

  • A bachelor’s degree, GPA of 3.0 or better, in engineering or a related field from an accredited institution
  • Courses in structural mechanics*, differential equations, fluid mechanics and heat transfer

For a complete list of admission requirements, visit the Application Process page. 

*Structural mechanics is not required for students interested in pursuing the Online Graduate Certificate in Engineering degree. Structural mechanics is required for students interested in pursuing the Master of Engineering degree on campus who are interested in taking a course in structural fire protection, either ENFP 405 or ENFP 621.

Master of Engineering: 30 Credits or 10 Courses

Students taking courses on campus for the Master of Engineering Degree work with an advisor to identify a course of study based on the student’s professional interests.  Fire protection engineering courses are available to explore basic processes of fire behavior, prediction of fire development, the combustion of materials and furnishings, the effects of fire on structures and the environment, smoke management, evacuation and tenability analysis and the law.  Courses may also be approved from other engineering departments or technical areas, e.g. mathematics. No thesis is required for the degree.

On-Campus or Remote Site: The degree requirement is to complete ten approved courses, including a minimum of six fire protection engineering courses. No thesis is required for the degree.
 
OnlineThe 30-credit curriculum includes 10 three-credit courses that can be completed entirely online.
 

Graduate Certificate in Engineering: 12 Credits or 4 Courses

On-campus or Remote SiteFour courses are required for the Graduate Certificate in Engineering.  The requirements for the four courses are:
  • All courses must be fire protection engineering courses.
  • One of the courses must be ENFP 651.
  • The three remaining courses can be from any other ENFP 600 level courses.
 
Online: The 12-credit curriculum requires completion of the following 4 three-credit courses that can be completed entirely online:
  • ENFP 627 Smoke Detection/Management
  • ENFP 625 Advanced Fire Modeling
  • ENFP 651 Advanced Fire Dynamics
  • ENFP 653 Advanced Fire Suppression
 

Students in this program pay a special tuition rate, which does not differ between residents and non-residents of Maryland. This rate is not fully covered by graduate assistantships, fellowships or the tuition remission. Additional graduate student fees are charged. Tuition and fees are subject to change.

This program does not provide departmental assistantships or fellowships. Loans, work-study and need-based grants for citizens and permanent residents with demonstrated financial need may submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by appropriate FAFSA deadlines.

Fall 2017 - Summer 2018 Tuition and Fees
College Park
Tuition: $932.00 per credit hour
Fees: $440.50 for part-time (1 - 8 credits) graduate students taking classes at the College Park campus. This amount includes a $76.00 technology fee.
  $795.00 for full-time (9 or more credits) graduate students taking classes at the College Park campus. This amount includes a $152.00 technology fee.
(Tuition x Credit Hours + Fees) One course: $932.00 x 3 = $2,796.00 + $440.50 = $3,236.50
  Two courses: $932.00 x 6 = $5,592.00 + $440.50 = $6,032.50
  Three courses: $932.00 x 9 = $8,388.00 + $795.00 = $9,183.00
Remote Sites in Maryland  
Tuition: $932.00 per credit hour
Fees: $150.00 per class for courses taken via DETS at remote sites, plus a $76.00 technology fee.
(Tuition x Credit Hours + DETS Fees + Technology Fee) One course: $932.00 x 3 =  $2,796.00 + $150.00 + $76.00 = $3,022.00
  Two courses: $932.00 x 6 = $5,592.00 + $300.00 + $76.00 = $5,968.00
  Three courses: $932.00 x 9 = $8,388.00 + $450.00 + $152.00 = $8,990.00
Online Courses/Programs  
Tuition: $1,153.00 per credit hour
Fees: $76.00 Technology Fee for part-time. $152.00 for full-time.
(Tuition x Credit Hours + Technology fee) One course - $1,153.00 x 3 = $3,459.00 + $76.00 = $3,535.00
  Two courses - $1,153.00 x 6 = $6,918.00 + $76.00 = $6,994.00
  Three courses - $1,153.00 x 9 = $10,377.00 + $152.00 = $10,529.00

Tuition Fees, Billing and Payment Information

Additional Information

  • Note regarding Summer Semesters: All students who register for undergrad courses with Office of Extended Studies sections are subject to the summer deadlines. Graduate courses and those with non-Office of Extended Studies sections are subject to the regular billing deadlines as stated on the monthly statements from the Office of the Bursar, generally the 20th of the month.
  • ENPM Students taking BMGT Courses: The Robert H. Smith School of Business charges differential (higher) tuition to all students who enroll in master's level (600-799) courses. Taking the differential tuition into account in course planning is a student's individual responsibility. Please visit the Smith School of Business website that contains detailed information on the differential tuition rate for both in-state and out-of-state students.
  • Please note that Advanced Special Students will pay either the in-state or out-of-state graduate tuition rate based on their current status. If you are unsure of your status, please contact the Residency Classification Office.
  • Please note that any student enrolled in an online course will pay the online tuition rate ($1,153.00/credit hour and $76.00 technology fee) regardless of their status (including Advanced Special Students).

 

There are four 10-12 weeks terms per year to allow the student a shorter period of time in which to complete the degree program.

 

 

Term I (Fall)

Term II (Winter)

Term III (Spring)

Term IV (Summer)

AY 2017-2018

9/5/17 - 11/24/17

12/4/17 - 3/2/18

3/12/18 - 6/1/18

6/11/18 - 8/31/18

Courses are divided into the following groups:

Group A Courses: ENFP 625, 627, 651, 652, 653

Group B Courses: ENFP 613, 621, 661, 662, 663

Students should complete all of the Group A courses prior to taking Group B courses.  

View our Online Class Schedule for Upcoming Terms

This sequence of courses may be modified as a result of the experiential or academic background of the student.  Students taking two courses per term may want to defer doing such until they have completed all of the Group A courses.  Any student seeking an exception to the noted sequencing should communicate such a request to the program advisor.

 

Dr. James A. Milke

(For Online Students)
3104F J.M. Patterson Building
301-405-3995
Email: milke@umd.edu

Dr. Arnaud C. Trouve

(For On-Campus Students)
3104D J.M. Patterson Building
301-405-8209
Email:  atrouve@umd.edu

Attend An Open House

Join us for an Open House to learn more about the University of Maryland Master’s of Engineering degree programs. You can attend an Open House either on campus or online. Information covered will include academic program options, application requirements and deadlines. Individuals attending will have the opportunity to ask questions about the master of engineering program, in addition admissions coordinators will be on hand to answer admission questions.

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