University Programs

The following is a listing of known degree programs offered worldwide. We have also compiled a list of universities that offer fire-related courses or programs here. If a school you are looking for is missing, please let us know. 

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Cal Poly offers an online graduate program that leads to a Master of Science in Fire Protection Engineering degree. Students completing the program will possess the technical knowledge, skills and tools required to practice fire protection engineering in a variety of local, national and international settings. Upon completion of this program, students will possess the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue professional certification and licensure in the fire protection engineering discipline.

Cal Poly also offers two online graduate certificate programs. Both graduate certificate programs provide students with the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to solve fire protection engineering problems and to develop fire safety design solutions in a variety of professional settings. The FPE Applications graduate certificate program is a four course sequence that help students be successful as a fire protection engineer with a focus on the code-based or prescriptive requirements. The FPE Science graduate certificate program is a four course sequence that helps students be successful as a fire protection engineer with a focus on fire science. This understanding of fire science is applied to a performance-based analysis.

San Luis Obispo, CA 93407, USA

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1125 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6, Canada

10900 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA

Eastern Kentucky University is one of only a handful of colleges and universities in the nation to offer a comprehensive fire protection & safety engineering technology degree – and it’s available online. This unique program is ABET-accredited and prepares you to use your knowledge of fire prevention and suppression to design and recommend equipment to assist organizations in safeguarding life and property against fire, explosion, and related hazards.

Focused on leadership building and rooted in the latest science and technology, EKU Online’s fire protection & safety engineering technology degree provides the skills needed to understand how fire behaves, the best methods for preventing fires and how to minimize fire’s impact.

Benefits of EKU Online’s Bachelor of Science in Fire Protection & Safety Engineering Technology:

  • Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,
  • Nationally renowned instructors are former fire chiefs, fire marshals, engineers, and investigators, recognized for their professional achievements and success in the field
  • Free textbooks and course materials for undergraduate students beginning in Fall 2021
  • Free online tutoring and career services assistance
  • Accelerated 8-week terms
  • Courses begin multiple times per year
  • Generous credit transfer policy
  • Reduced tuition for active-duty service members
  • Dedicated advisor from application to graduatio

Learn more or apply now!

521 Lancaster Ave, Richmond, KY 40475, USA

Institute for Structural Analysis and Construction, Stefano-Franscini-Platz 5, HIL E 43.4, 8093 Zurich, Switzerland

St. Pietersnieuwstraat 33, 9000 Gent, Belgium

Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow, G4 0BA, Scotland, UK

11 Yuk Choi Rd, Hung Hom, Hong Kong

685 avenue de l'Université 76800 Saint Etienne Du Rouvray, France

EA03 Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 41, 9000 Gent, Belgium

The worldwide trend from prescriptive towards performance-based fire safety design has resulted in a strong need for high-level education in the multi-disciplinary field of Fire Safety Engineering (FSE). The International Master of Science in Fire Safety Engineering (IMFSE) offers students the required knowledge, skills and competences to develop high-quality performance-based designs.

IMFSE is jointly offered by 3 Full Partner Universities: Ghent University (Belgium), Lund University (Sweden) and University of Edinburgh (UK). Additionally, 5 Associated Partners offer MSc thesis research opportunities: University of Queensland (Australia), ETH Zürich (Switzerland), University of Maryland (USA), University of Science and Technology of China (China) and Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Spain).

The 2-year IMFSE program consists of 4 semesters (30 ECTS credits each) and has a mobility structure (new location possible every semester) that enables students to benefit from the different strengths of the involved universities.

Several scholarships are available per intake, ranging from full Erasmus+ scholarships to full and partial scholarships offered by the group of contributing companies.

All IMFSE students are strongly encouraged and guided to undertake an internship between years 1 and 2, often with the contributing companies that are located in several countries and represent a number of relevant sectors.

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4 avenue FA Bartholdi 72000 LE MANS, France

76131 Karlsruhe, Germany

21000 W 10 Mile Rd, Southfield, MI 48075, USA

Port Rd, Gortlee, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, Ireland

971 87 Luleå, Sweden

223 62 Lund, Sweden

Palm Rd, Opposite District Court, Civil Lines, Nagpur, Maharashtra 440001, India

Stillwater, OK 74074

The Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology (FPSET) Bachelor of Science program began at Oklahoma State University in 1937. The FPSET curriculum prepares graduates to assess risk and reduce loss potential in a variety of applications. The demand by business and industry for risk control specialists has resulted in the evolution of the program that now places emphasis on fire protection, safety, and occupational/environmental health. The FPST program prepares students for careers including fire protection engineering, systems design, safety specialists, or authorities having jurisdiction. Students receive a world-class education that includes applied learning through hands-on laboratory activities, emphasizing theoretical principles learned in the classroom.

Additionally, FPSET has a Master of Science program in Fire Safety and Explosion Protection, a natural extension of the Bachelor of Science program, preparing students for research or professional practice in fields such as fire protection engineering, explosion protection, fire and explosion hazard control, and process safety. This program is designed for both those with a fire protection background or other engineering disciplines. Students have the opportunity to grow in their knowledge through either a creative component or thesis route

Jinzhai Road 96, Hefei, Anhui, P. R. China

Bjørnsons gate 45, 5528 Haugesund, Norway

69 rue Juliot Curie Technopole de Château Gombert 13013 Marsielle, France

20 Kirkwood Ave, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand

Fylde Rd, Preston PR1 2HE, UK

Universidade de Coimbra – Pólo II 3030-790 Coimbra, Portugal

Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh EH8 9YL, UK

Leeds LS2 9JT, UK

Trained fire protection experts are in high demand and a masters or professional certificate in fire protection engineering from the University of Maryland’s A. James Clark School of Engineering will prepare you to start an exciting new career or advance in your current career. Maryland Applied Graduate Engineering offers courses taught by the university’s foremost experts in fire protection engineering as well as international experts from business and industry.

Advisors work with admitted students to develop a course of study tailored to students’ professional interests. Students also choose whether to complete their coursework completely online or on campus at the University of Maryland in College Park, Md. Fire protection engineering courses offered 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.

Help fund your education with need-based loans, work-study and grants, available for citizens and permanent residents, as well as administrative graduate assistantships.

To learn more or to apply, visit or contact Caitlin Gover at 301-405-7712 or

College Park, MD 20742, USA

300 Boston Post Road, West Haven, CT 06516, USA

9201 University City Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28223, USA

St Lucia QLD 4072, Australia

Note: degrees are in Mechanical Engineering. A Fire Safety Certificate program is available.

Waterloo, ON, Canada N2L 3G1

Parramatta NSW 2150, Australia

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

100 Institute Road, Worcester, MA, 01609, USA

WPI's Fire Protection Engineering Department drives significant cutting-edge research. It develops real-world solutions to contemporary fire safety problems through its state-of-the-art fire laboratories. Its graduates are highly trained, influential, in-demand experts—are you ready to become one?

Several online and on-campus graduate programs offer flexibility for those seeking a degree in fire protection engineering.

Learn from internationally renowned faculty who are recognized for their innovative research, professional practice-oriented curriculum, and their focus on making the world safer. Tackle challenging questions about fire behavior and our response to it. Students in the campus-based programs work in advanced facilities. Online students can practice out in the field immediately applying their coursework to real-world challenges. All students work to gain and create knowledge that informs and shapes regulatory policy, building and system design, industrial processes, first responder operations, and product performance standards.

Thesis and non-thesis options are available, and global internships are available to part- and full-time students. Learn more to find the right program for you.