Fire Protection Engineering (FPE) protects people, property, and the environment from fire using the fundamental principles of advanced science and engineering. It is a growing and challenging field with opportunities for employment and advancement.
The 12-credit hour certificate is earned by completing the core introductory 3-hour course followed by three elective courses. Students also have the option to continue graduate studies leading to an MS or a PhD.
Participants enrolled in this program have included:
- CNS Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC
- Oak Ridge National Laboratory
- Department of Energy, Oak Ridge
ECE 563 — Introduction to Fire Protection Engineering (3 hours)
ECE 564 —
Enclosure Fire Dynamics (3 hours)
ECE 567 — Forensic Engineering (3 hours)
ECE 575 — High Performance Computer Modeling and Visualization (3 hours)
Prerequisite: The prerequisite for this certificate program is a bachelor’s degree in engineering. Applicants with related degrees (engineering sciences and architecture) can be considered based on their work experience and education but may be required to take additional prerequisite courses.
Applicants must apply and be admitted to UT Graduate School prior to registration in the program. gradschool.utk.edu/admissions/
Delivery: During summer terms, each of these courses are presented in a condensed three-week, 40+ hour format for convenience of individuals and corporate participants who have busy schedules.
Employment Opportunities: FPE certificates and graduates are increasingly important for individuals who work in public and private sectors in risk & hazard analysis, research & development, and education.
For more information:
Dr. David J. Icove, PE, UL Professor of Practice
University of Tennessee
643 Min H. Kao Building, Knoxville, TN 37996-2250
Phone: 865-974-8051 — e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Corporate Sponsor: Underwriters Laboratories