Undergraduate Courses

The new undergraduate curriculum for FPE has been approved by UMD and will take effect August, 2012. For most current students, the biggest change will be new course numbers for some courses. Please see the new 4-year plans for details.

FRESHMAN YEAR

Fall
Semester
Spring
Semester
ENGL 101 Academic Writing 3 -
Gen Ed General Education Requirements
-
6
CHEM 135
General Chemistry for Engineers
3
-
MATH 140, 141 Calculus I, II 4 4
ENES 100 Introduction to Engineering Design 3
-
ENES 102 Mechanics I -
3
PHYS 161 General Physics: Mechanics and
Particle Dynamics
-
3
ENFP 101 (optional) Hot Topics in Fire 1 -
 
Total :    
14
16

SOPHOMORE YEAR

Fall
Semester
Spring
Semester
Gen Ed General Education Requirements
3
-
Gen Ed Oral Communication
-
3
MATH 246 Differential Equations
3
-
MATH 240/MATH 241 Linear Algebra or Calculus III
-
4
MATH 206 Introduction to MATLAB
1
-
PHYS 260, 261 General Physics: Vibration, Waves, Heat, Elect…
4
-
ENES 232 Thermodynamics
-
3
ENES 221 Dynamics
3
-
ENES 220 Mechanics II
-
3
ENFP 250 Introduction to Life Safety Analysis 3 -
ENFP 300 Fire Protection Fluid Mechanics - 3
 
Total :    
17
16

JUNIOR YEAR

Fall
Semester
Spring
Semester
Gen Ed General Education Requirements
3
3
ENGL 393 Technical Writing - 3
ENFP 310 Water Based Fire Protection Systems Design
3
-
ENFP 312 Heat and Mass Transfer
3
-
ENFP 320 Fire Assessment Methods and Laboratory
-
4
ENFP 350 Professional Development Seminar
-
1
ENFP 440 Smoke Management and Fire Alarm Systems
-
3
Approved Elective* Approved Electives (STAT, ENFP, ENXX)
3
-
Elective** General Elective
3
-
 
Total :    
15
14

SENIOR YEAR

Fall
Semester
Spring
Semester
ENFP 405 Structural Fire Protection
3
-
ENFP 410 Advanced Fire Suppression   3
ENFP 411 Risk-Informed Performance Based Design
-
3
ENFP 413 Advanced Life Safety Analysis
3
-
ENFP 415 Fire Dynamics
3
-
ENFP 425 Enclosure Fire Modeling
3
-
ENFP 426 Computational Methods in FPE
-
3
Approved Elective* Approved Electives (STAT, ENFP, ENXX) 3 6
 
Total :    
15
15

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS = 121-125

*At least 3 credits of ENFP 4XX and 3 credits of a 400 level course in statistics, math or applied math are required. Additional electives should be selected in consultation with ENFP Dept. Advisor.
**May not be required, see ENFP Dept. Advisor.

Please check the University's Online Undergraduate Catalog for a description of the Fire Protection Engineering program and a detailed listing of approved Fire Protection Engineering courses.

For more information, please contact:

Ms. Nicole Hollywood

Assistant Director
Department of Fire Protection Engineering
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-3031
Dept. Phone: 301-405-3992
Direct Phone: 301-405-3994
Fax: 301-405-9383
E-mail: nlholly@umd.edu