Cal Poly Master's Degree Programs

Fire Protection Engineering

MS Fire Protection Engineering

The M.S. in Fire Protection Engineering is directed toward the identification, analysis and mitigation of fire hazards and risks across a broad spectrum of applications, including buildings, consumer products, industrial processes, transportation vehicles, infrastructure facilities and the wild land-urban interface. Students are taught to use the latest engineering and construction technologies to design systems that control fires, alert people to danger, and provide a means for escape. Students learn to evaluate buildings to identify fire risks and the means to prevent or mitigate them; conduct fire safety research on consumer products and construction materials; investigate fires to discover how fires start and spread; investigate why protective measures fail and how those measures could be designed more effectively.

Fire demonstration at Camp San Luis

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