Fire Protection

Fast Track Your Career in the Fire Protection Engineering Industry

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Program designed for working engineers and technical professionals.
Small classes taught by leading experts in academia and industry.
Graduates from the A. James Clark School of Engineering are sought after by industry and government agencies locally and nationwide.
Coverage of a wide range of relevant topics, including manufacturing, public policy, insurance, R&D, and even psychology.
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Address the challenges of preventing, controlling and mitigating the effects of fire.

The international trend toward performance-based fire safety requirements has made fire protection engineers among the most sought-after professionals in the construction industry. The University of Maryland's top-ranked graduate program in Fire Protection Engineering is fully accredited—and one of only three degree programs in the U.S. The rapid growth of science and technology has created vast opportunities and high demand for trained fire protection engineers. Our graduate program in Fire Protection Engineering remains on the cutting edge of research and advancements in this dynamic, ever-changing field.

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Career Outlook For Fire Protection Engineering

Top Jobs

  • Facilities Manager
  • Fire Alarm Project Designer
  • Fuel Facility Inspector
  • Senior Fire Protection Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Structural Engineer
  • Systems Engineer

Top Student Employers

  • BAE Systems
  • Bechtel
  • Department of Defense
  • Jensen Hughes
  • Jacobs Engineering
  • National Park Service
  • Saudi Aramco
  • U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission