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Fire Protection Engineering

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About the Fire Protection Engineering Program


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  • Live Online
  • In-Person
  • Online
  • Hybrid
  • Number of courses: 4 Required Courses
  • Total Units: 11.5

Required Courses

Introduction to Fire and Life Safety in the WorkplaceFPM-40636

Units: 1.50


Fire and Life Safety measures have been developed over the years to ensure safety in the workplace by defining the proper steps to protect building occupants, required protection systems and their mai...

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Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Principles of Fire Protection EngineeringMAE-40037

Units: 4.00


Fire protection engineering focuses on ensuring fire and life safety goals are achieved within the buildings we live, work, and visit.This course will provide students with the fundamental knowledge o...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Building Code and Life SafetyMAE-40039

Units: 3.00


Identify And Review The Building Features That Make A Building Safer From Fire.There are many considerations that go into designing a building including the features that make it safer from fire. Buil...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered: Winter, Summer

Fire Protection System DesignMAE-40040

Units: 3.00


Learn About Fire Protection Systems Used In The Industry.Automatic fire protection systems are used to protect buildings and occupants from fire and its effects.In this course, students will come to u...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
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Job Prospects

Employment opportunities for Fire Protection Engineers can be found in industries including material testing laboratories, insurance and loss prevention, architecture and engineering firms, fire research institutions, fire protection manufacturers, large complex facilities, construction, and education. Fire Protection Engineers may also be called Facilities Safety Engineers, Building Officials, Plan Reviewers, Fire Marshalls, and First Responders.

Advisory Board

Daniel Bak, Dr.

Principal Consultant

WorldWide Fire Safety Experts, LLC

Jeff Beeler


JB Safety Services, Inc.

Kelly Charles, PE

Assistant Deputy Director

City of San Diego-Building Construction & Developmt Services

Elley Klausbruckner

Owner and Principal

Klausbruckner & Associates Inc.

Antonio Sánchez, Dr.

Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Dpt.

UC San Diego

Chalres Siegmann, PE

Senior Fire Protection Engineering

City of San Diego-Building Construction & Developmt Services

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This certificate requires an application before taking any courses. There will be a $0 fee to apply to this program. Students will also be required to pay a $95 certificate fee upon enrollment into the program after acceptance. View the complete Certificate Registration and Candidacy Guidelines.