Engineering Technology: Fire Safety and Explosion Protection, MS

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2019-2020. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Thesis Option

Total Hours: 30 Hours

Core Courses
POLS 5013Quantitative Methods3
or GENT 5013
IEM 5603Project Management3
or GENT 5023
GENT 50333
FSEP 5113Fire and Explosion Hazard Recognition3
FSEP 5133Principles of Process Safety3
FSEP 5143Structural Design for Fire and Life Safety3
Hours Subtotal18
Electives
Select 6 hours, minimum of 3 hours from FSEP courses:6
Fire and Explosion Detection and Mitigation
Critical Infrastructure Vulnerability and Risk
Principles of Industrial, Physical and Building Security
Special Topics
Industrial Ventilation and Smoke Control
Fire and Evacuation Modeling
Foundations of Engineering Management
Engineering Teaming
Failure Mode and Effects Analysis in Design
Leadership Strategies for Technical Professionals
Ethics for Practicing Engineers
Engineering Economic Analysis
Reliability and Maintainability
Special Topics in Industrial Engineering and Management
Advanced Environmental Law for Technical Professionals
POLS 5303
Fire Dynamics in Forensic Investigations
Methods in Fire and Explosion Investigation NFPA 921/1033
Advanced Fire Dynamics
Advanced Explosion Investigation
Computer Fire Modeling
Hours Subtotal6
Master's Thesis
FSEP 5000Master's Thesis6
Each M.S. candidate must prepare a written thesis and defend it before a thesis committee of at least three faculty members (minimum two from the FPST program). The written document must satisfy the requirements of the Graduate College for format and structure. The thesis defense consists of a twenty-minute oral presentation, followed by questions from the committee.
Hours Subtotal6
Total Hours30

Non-Thesis Option

Total Hours: 32 Hours

Core Courses
POLS 5013Quantitative Methods3
or GENT 5013
IEM 5603Project Management3
or GENT 5023
GENT 50333
FSEP 5113Fire and Explosion Hazard Recognition3
FSEP 5133Principles of Process Safety3
FSEP 5143Structural Design for Fire and Life Safety3
Hours Subtotal18
Electives
Select 12 hours, minimum of 3 hours from FSEP courses:12
Fire and Explosion Detection and Mitigation
Critical Infrastructure Vulnerability and Risk
Principles of Industrial, Physical and Building Security
Special Topics
Industrial Ventilation and Smoke Control
Fire and Evacuation Modeling
Foundations of Engineering Management
Engineering Teaming
Failure Mode and Effects Analysis in Design
Leadership Strategies for Technical Professionals
Ethics for Practicing Engineers
Engineering Economic Analysis
Reliability and Maintainability
Special Topics in Industrial Engineering and Management
Advanced Environmental Law for Technical Professionals
POLS 5303
Fire Dynamics in Forensic Investigations
Methods in Fire and Explosion Investigation NFPA 921/1033
Advanced Fire Dynamics
Advanced Explosion Investigation
Computer Fire Modeling
Hours Subtotal12
Creative Component/Report
FSEP 5990Special Topics2
The FSEP 5990 course is used for a creative component. A report (a “mini-thesis”) must be submitted, prepared in the style of an M.S. thesis, but not submitted for Graduate College approval.
Hours Subtotal2
Total Hours32

General Graduate College Requirements

  • A minimum Grade-Point-Average of 3.00 is required
  • A minimum Grade of "C" is required in all degree applicable courses
  • No courses utilizing the Pass-No Pass grading system are permitted
  • GRAD 5082 or GRAD 5092 may not be used to meet degree requirements

Additional Graduate College Masters Degree Requirements

Plan I (coursework with thesis)

  • A minimum of 30 credit hours
    • A minimum of 24 coursework credit hours comprised of:
      • 6 research or creative component credit hours
      • 21 in-residence credit hours (maximum of 9 transfer hours with "B" or better)
      • 21 credit hours at 5000- or 6000-level

Plan II (coursework without thesis)

  • A minimum of 32 credit hours
    • A maximum of 3 credit hours of research or creative component
    • A minimum of 23 in-residence credit hours (maximum of 9 transfer credit hours with "B" or better)
    • A minimum of 21 credit hours at the 5000- or 6000-level