FPE Graduate Courses: Online

These are the FPE courses offered ONLINE.

For on-campus courses, visit the main graduate courses page.

The following information about online courses is also available from the Office of Advanced Engineering Education, which also administers the online schedule of classes.


ENFP 613 - Human Response to Fire (3 credits) Prerequisite: permission of department. Fractional effective dose (FED) methods for predicting time to incapacitation and death of fires for use in fire safety engineering calculations. Physiology and toxicology of fire effluent components, decomposition chemistry of common materials, standard experimental approaches. Predictive models of material production rates. People movement characteristics related to building evacuation. Formulation and application of evacuation models. Human behavior factors affecting response of people to fire situations.

ENFP 621 - Analytical Procedures of Structural Fire Protection (3 credits) 
Analysis procedures for structural components of wood, steel, concrete and composites. Structural capabilities and modifications under fire induced exposures. Calculations, computer models for predicting fire resistance ratings of structural components.

ENFP 625 - Advanced Fire Modeling (3 credits) 
Validity, utility and reliability of current computer models. Applications of models in risk assessment, underwriting, loss prediction and hazard analysis. Development and validation of specific application models.

ENFP 627 - Smoke Detection and Management (3 credits) Analysis of hazard smoke. Response analysis of smoke detectors based on characteristics of detectors and properties of smoke.

ENFP 651 - Advanced Fire Dynamics (3 credits) Formerly ENFP 629A. Premixed and diffusion flames; ignition, flame spread and rate of burning; fire plumes; flame radiation.

ENFP 652 - Fire Assessment Methods (3 credits) Formerly ENFP 629B. Evaluation of ignition, flame spread, rate of heat release and smoke production of furnishings and interior finish materials.

ENFP 653 - Advanced Fire Suppression (3 credits) Formerly ENFP 629C. Mechanisms of flame extinction, suppression agent screening tests, droplet evaporation, fundamentals of sprinkler systems, fundamentals of water mist systems, fundamentals of gaseous agents, fundamentals of foam systems, Novel suppression experiments and technologies.

ENFP 661 - Forensic Fire Analysis (3 credits) Formerly ENFP 629D. Techniques for the identification of ignition and propagation variables in fire incidents. Failure analysis procedures with temporal reconstruction. Computer models for fire reconstruction.

ENFP 662 - Performance-Based Design (3 credits) Formerly ENFP 629E. Fire protection design goals and objectives, performance criteria and scenario selection. Evaluation of performance including interaction of fire and evacuation models. Safety factors, documentation procedures and application issues. Case studies.

ENFP 663 - Advanced Fire Risk Modeling (3 credits) Formerly ENFP 629R. Fundamentals of fire risk modeling from both theoretical and applied perspectives. A detailed case study on fire risk is presented in the first module as an introduction to the different technical topics covered in the course. Subsequent modules will cover modeling techniques for specific elements of fire risk assessment. Throughout the course, students apply the theoretical concepts through the use of current computer-based risk techniques to gain a better understanding of the uses and limitations of these techniques.