Combined Bachelor of Science / Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) Program

The Department of Fire Protection Engineering's combined B.S./Master of Science and B.S./Master of Engineering programs are not the same. Each program has its own requirments and options. For more information, see our M.S. vs. M.Eng page.

Students enrolled in the Department of Fire Protection Engineering's (FPE) B.S. program may apply to our Combined Bachelor / Master of Engineering program. This requires a GPA of 3.50 or higher and 90 or more degree credits. The Combined Bachelor of Science (B.S.) / Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) program allows students to complete both degrees in approximately five to five and a half years.

Application to the combined Bachelor of Science (B.S.) / Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) degree program is a two-step process. In the first step, students must submit a Combined Bachelor’s / Master’s Degree Form, which can be downloaded from the Clark School's Office of Undergraduate Advising web site at eng.umd.edu/advising/forms, under "Request to Take Graduate Courses." This form identifies the 3 graduate courses that are counted for both undergraduate/graduate degrees. It should be submitted to 1131 Martin Hall at least one day before the first meeting of the student’s first 600+ class.

In the second step, students must apply to the UMD graduate school through the Office of Advanced Enginering Education, which administers the University of Maryland's Master of Engineering programs. Deadlines for applying to the FPE graduate program may be found on the University of Maryland Graduate School web site.

Acceptance to FPE's combined B.S./M.Eng. program does not guarantee admission to the Office of Advanced Engineering Education's program or to the Graduate School.

Course Requirements

Interested and qualified undergraduates should take three (3) graduate courses (9 credits) after reaching 90 degree credits. These nine (9) credits will be counted as part of their coursework requirement for both their B.S. and M.Eng. degrees. The 600+ courses that can be considered for this purpose are selected from the following paired 400/600 level courses:

  • ENFP 405/621: Structural Fire Protection/Analytical Procedures of Structural Fire Protection
  • ENFP 413/613: Human Response to Fire
  • ENFP 415/651: Fire Dynamics/Advanced Fire Dynamics
  • ENFP 440/627: Smoke Management and Fire Alarm Systems/Smoke Detection and Management
  • ENFP 464/664: Special Topics: Industrial Fire Safety
  • ENFP 465/665: Special Topics: Fire and Explosion: Investigation and Reconstruction
  • ENFP 489W/629W: Wildland Fires: Science and Applications

Note: Students are only allowed to take one course in each pair. You cannot take both the 400-level and 600-level versions of a course.

Additional requirements for the completion of the combined degree programs include a selection of seven (7) additional courses in math and engineering, at least three (3) of which need to be in the Department of Fire Protection Engineering. Two courses of the student’s choice may be at the 400+ level, subject to approval of the department.

Tuition

Graduate-level courses taken on campus while the student is an undergraduate are paid for by the student's full-time undergraduate tuition and fees, which are set by the University of Maryland Office of the Bursar. Online graduate courses taken while the student is an undergraduate are subject to the tuition and fee costs set by the Office of Advanced Engineering Education.

The balance of credits taken as a graduate student enrolled in the Master of Engineering program are subject to the tuition and fees set by the Office of Advanced Engineering Education.

For more information, please contact:

Ms. Nicole Hollywood
Assistant Director of Student Services
E-mail: nlholly@umd.edu