Fire Protection Engineering (online)

University of Maryland

M.Eng. Online
24 months
1272 USD/credit
1272 USD/credit
1272 USD/credit
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The University of Maryland’s Fire Protection Engineering (online) degree programs represent the Department of Fire Protection Engineering’s commitment to preparing engineers for the challenges of this rapidly growing field.

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Courses are taught by the university’s foremost experts in fire protection engineering as well as international experts from business and industry. Established in 1956, the Fire Protection Engineering Department is one of only a few graduate fire protection engineering degree programs in the US. Our program in Fire Protection Engineering (online) from University of Maryland is geared toward working engineering professionals and is offered both on campus and online. 

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.

In addition to the general rules of the Graduate School, certain special degree requirements are set out in departmental requirements.  The degree requirement is to complete ten approved courses, including a minimum of six fire protection engineering courses.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Fire Modeling
  • Smoke Control
  • Advanced Fire Dynamics
  • Fire Assessment Methods
  • Advanced Fire Suppression
  • Human Response to Fire
  • Forensic Fire Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
96 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Transcript(s)
  • TOEFL/IELTS/PTE (international graduate students)
  • Letters of Recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1272 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1272 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1272 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1272 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    1272 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1272 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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