Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology, BSET

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2020-2021. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.

Minimum Overall Grade Point Average: 2.00
Total Hours: 125

General Education Requirements
All General Education coursework requirements are satisfied upon completion of this degree plan.
English Composition
See Academic Regulation 3.5
Select one of the following:3
Composition I
International Freshman Composition I
Critical Analysis and Writing I
ENGL 3323Technical Writing3
American History & Government
Select one of the following:3
Survey of American History
American History to 1865 (H)
American History Since 1865 (DH)
POLS 1113American Government3
Analytical & Quantitative Thought (A)
MATH 2123Calculus for Technology Programs I (A)3
or MATH 2144 Calculus I (A)
MATH 2133Calculus for Technology Programs II (A)3
or MATH 2153 Calculus II (A)
Humanities (H)
Courses designated (H)6
Natural Sciences (N)
Must include one Laboratory Science (L) course
PHYS 2014University Physics I (LN)4
PHYS 1214College Physics II (LN)4
or PHYS 2114 University Physics II (LN)
Select one of the following:4
General Chemistry for Engineers (LN)
Chemistry I (LN)
and Chemistry II (LN)
Chemical Principles I (LN)
and Chemical Principles II (LN)
Social & Behavioral Sciences (S)
Course designated (S)3
Additional General Education
Courses designated (A) or (N)3
Hours Subtotal42
Diversity (D) & International Dimension (I)
May be completed in any part of the degree plan
Select at least one Diversity (D) course
Select at least one International Dimension (I) course
College/Departmental Requirements
Engineering
CET 2253Printreading & BIM 13
or ENGR 1322 Engineering Design with CAD
Engineering Science
ENSC 2113Statics3
or GENT 2323 Statics
Select one of the following:3
Thermodynamics
Basic Thermodynamics
Heat Transfer (OR MET 4433 Heat Transfer)
ENGR 2400 Heat Transfer and Thermodynamics Lab1
Specialty
FPST 1213Fire Safety Hazards Recognition3
FPST 1373Fire Suppression and Detection Systems3
FPST 2023Industrial and Occupational Safety3
FPST 2243Design and Analysis of Sprinkler Systems3
FPST 2343Elements of Industrial Hygiene3
FPST 2483Fluid Mechanics for Fire Protection3
Hours Subtotal28
Major Requirements
Select one of the following: 23
Strength of Materials
Strength of Materials
Materials Science
Select one of the following:3
Elementary Statistics (A)
Statistical Methods I (A)
Engineering Statistics
Select one of the following:3
Intermediate Statistical Analysis
Statistical Methods II
Applied Regression Analysis
Differential Equations
Linear Algebra (A)
IEM 3503Engineering Economic Analysis3
or IEM 3513 Economic Decision Analysis
FPST 3013Safety Management (S)3
FPST 3143Life Safety Analysis3
FPST 3213Human Factors in Accident Prevention3
FPST 3373Fire Dynamics3
FPST 4143Industrial Ventilation and Smoke Control3
FPST 4333System and Process Safety Analysis3
FPST 4403Hazardous Materials Incident Management3
FPST 4683Risk Control Engineering3
Select one of the Following4
Fire Protection and Safety Projects I
and Fire Protection & Safety Projects II
Fire Protection and Safety Interdisciplinary Projects
Select 6-7 hours of specialty electives of the following: 16
Construction Safety and Loss Control
Introduction to Emergency Management (S)
Emergency Management: Preparedness and Response
Emergency Management: Recovery and Mitigation
FPST and FSEP courses not used elsewhere.
Methods in Fire and Explosion Investigation NFPA 921/1033
Engineering Lab Topics
Engineering Data Acquisition Controls Lab
ENSC courses not used elsewhere (except ENSC 2213 if MET 3433 is used for Engineering Science Requirements)
Basic Thermodynamics (Cannot be used if ENSC 2213 is used for Engineering Science Requirements)
Heat Transfer ( or MET 4433)
Developing Leadership Skills
Hours Subtotal46
Electives
Select 9 hours of upper-division controlled electives of the following:9
Construction Safety and Loss Control
Advanced Special Hazard Suppression and Detection
Building Electrical Systems
Advanced Building Design and Analysis
Fire and Evacuation Modeling
Advance Exposure Assessment
Methods in Fire and Explosion Investigation NFPA 921/1033
Hours Subtotal9
Total Hours125

Graduation Requirements

  1. A minimum technical GPA of 2.00 is required. The technical GPA is calculated from all courses counting in the curriculum with a prefix belonging to the degree program, or substitutions for the courses.
  2. A grade of ‘C’ or better is required in each course that is a prerequisite to a required course that has an engineering or engineering technology prefix. A Grade of 'C' of better is also required in FPST 4683, FPST 4992 and FPST 4994.

Below are the courses that require a "C" using the 2020-2021 catalog but the prerequisites are subject to change.

CET 2253Printreading & BIM3
or ENGR 1322 Engineering Design with CAD
CHEM 1414General Chemistry for Engineers (LN)4
ENGL 1113Composition I3
ENGL 3323Technical Writing3
ENSC 2113Statics3
or GENT 2323 Statics
FPST 1213Fire Safety Hazards Recognition3
FPST 1373Fire Suppression and Detection Systems3
FPST 2023Industrial and Occupational Safety3
FPST 2243Design and Analysis of Sprinkler Systems3
FPST 2343Elements of Industrial Hygiene3
FPST 2483Fluid Mechanics for Fire Protection3
FPST 3013Safety Management (S)3
FPST 3373Fire Dynamics3
FPST 4683Risk Control Engineering3
FPST 4982Fire Protection and Safety Projects I2
FPST 4992Fire Protection & Safety Projects II2
FPST 4994Fire Protection and Safety Interdisciplinary Projects4
STAT 2013Elementary Statistics (A)3
or STAT 4013 Statistical Methods I (A)
or STAT 4033 Engineering Statistics
MATH 2123Calculus for Technology Programs I (A)3
or MATH 2144 Calculus I (A)
MATH 2133Calculus for Technology Programs II (A)3
or MATH 2153 Calculus II (A)
MET 3433Basic Thermodynamics (OR MET 4433)3
or ENSC 2213 Thermodynamics
or MET 3453 Heat Transfer
PHYS 1114College Physics I (LN)4
or PHYS 2014 University Physics I (LN)

Additional State/OSU Requirements

  • At least: 60 hours at a four-year institution; 30 hours completed at OSU; 15 of the final 30 or 50% of the upper-division hours in the major field completed at OSU.
  • Limit of: one-half of major course requirements as transfer work; one-fourth of hours earned by correspondence; 8 transfer correspondence hours.
  • Students will be held responsible for degree requirements in effect at the time of matriculation and any changes that are made, so long as these changes do not result in semester credit hours being added or do not delay graduation.
  • Degrees that follow this plan must be completed by the end of Summer 2026.