Graduate Certificate in Fire Protection Engineering (On Campus | Online)

The Role of the University of Maryland's Office of Advanced Engineering Education

All applications to the Graduate Certificate in Fire Protection Engineering program must be submitted online to the Office of Advanced Engineering Education, which administers all Professional Masters and Graduate Certificate programs. Visit the OAEE web site to learn more about their admissions requirements and process.

For more information, please see our graduate admissions page and OAEE's Frequently Asked Questions page.

 

On Campus or Online!

The Department of Fire Protection Engineering offers a Graduate Certificate through the University of Maryland's Office of Advanced Engineering Education (OAEE). The program is applied to through the OAEE.

The certificate program can be completed entirely online. Designed with the working engineer in mind, it features a curriculum rich in the latest scientific and technological principles and practices needed for career advancement.

Qustions about the Graduate Certificate program may be sent to the program's advisor, FPE Professor and Chair Jim Milke (milke@umd.edu).

Minimum Requirements

Applicants should have a B.S. degree in engineering or a related field from an accredited institution.

Applicants should have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0/4.0.

Prior to applying, applicants should have taken the following three (3) prerequisite courses: differential equations, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer. Note: Structural mechanics is not required for students interested in pursuing an online Graduate Certificate in Engineering, but is required for the M.S. and M.Eng. programs.

Applicants from non-English speaking countries must satisfy the requirements of the University of Maryland's office of International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS), which generally involves submitting scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), financial certification, and visa documentation. Please see the Graduate Admissions Process for International applicants for more information.

To learn more, visit the OAEE web site or use their contact form to request information.

On-Campus Course Requirements

Four (4) courses (12 credits) are required for the Graduate Certificate in Fire Protection Engineering. The requirements are: 

  • All courses must be fire protection engineering courses
  • One of the courses must be ENFP 651: Advanced Fire Dynamics
  • The three remaining courses can be any other ENFP 600-level courses

Online Course Requirements

The Graduate Certificate in Fire Protection Engineering can be completed entirely online. Four (4) courses (12 credits) are required:

  • ENFP 627: Smoke Detection/Management
  • ENFP 625: Advanced Fire Modeling
  • ENFP 651: Advanced Fire Dynamics
  • ENFP 653: Advanced Fire Suppression

Course descriptions can be found on the Department of Fire Protection Engineering's graduate course list »

Tuition and Fees

Students in the Graduate Certificate programs pay a special tuition rate, which is not fully covered by graduate assistantships, fellowships or tuition remission. Additional graduate student fees are charged. Tuition and fees are subject to change.

  • Tuition rates for on-campus and online classes are not the same.
  • Tuition rates do not differ between residents and non-residents of Maryland.
  • Current program tuition and fees are available on the Office of Advanced Engineering Education web site.