Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology, BSET

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2019-2020. 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)
Select one of the following:3
Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
Linear Algebra (A)
Differential Equations
Intermediate Statistical Analysis
Engineering Statistics
Humanities (H)
Courses designated (H)6
Natural Sciences (N)
Must include one Laboratory Science (L) course
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)
PHYS 1114College Physics I (LN)4
or PHYS 2014 University Physics I (LN)
Social & Behavioral Sciences (S)
Course designated (S)6
Additional General Education
Courses designated (A) or (N)3
Hours Subtotal44
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
Select one of the following: 22
Engineering Design with CAD
Engineering Design with CAD for MAE
Engineering Design with CAD for ECEN
Engineering Design with CAD for CHE
Technical Drawing and Basic CAD
Construction Drawings (for non-majors)
Engineering Science
ENSC 2113Statics3
or GENT 2323 Statics
Select one of the following:3
Basic Thermodynamics
Heat Transfer
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Electrical Science
College Physics II (LN)
University Physics II (LN)
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 Hygiene 13
or FPST 2344
FPST 2483Fluid Mechanics for Fire Protection3
Hours Subtotal29
Major Requirements
Select one of the following: 33
Strength of Materials
Strength of Materials
Materials Science
Survey of Organic Chemistry
Survey of Organic Chemistry
Select one of the following:3
Elementary Statistics (A)
Statistical Methods I (A)
Engineering Statistics
MGMT 3013Fundamentals of Management (S)3
or IEM 4413 Industrial Organization Management
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
FPST 4982
FPST 4992
Fire Protection and Safety Projects I
and Fire Protection & Safety Projects II 1
or FPST 4993 Advanced Fire and Safety Problems
Select 6 hours of specialty electives of the following:6
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.
ENSC courses not used elsewhere (except ENSC 2213 if MET 3433 is used for Engineering Science Requirements)
Methods in Fire and Explosion Investigation NFPA 921/1033
Basic Thermodynamics (Cannot be used if ENSC 2213 or MET 3433 is used for Engineering Science Requirements)
Heat Transfer (Cannot be used if MET 4433 is used for Engineering Science Requirements)
Developing Leadership Skills
Hours Subtotal46
Select 6 hours of upper-division controlled electives of the following:6
Construction Safety and Loss Control
Advanced Extinguishing Systems Design and Analysis
Building Electrical Systems
Fire and Evacuation Modeling
Advance Exposure Assessment
Methods in Fire and Explosion Investigation NFPA 921/1033
Hours Subtotal6
Total Hours125

Graduation Requirements

  1. 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.
  2. A minimum overall GPA of 2.5 is required in all courses that are used in this degree plan with engineering or engineering technology prefixes.

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 2025.