Where there’s smoke, there’s fire, and fire protection engineers use a stimulating mix of engineering disciplines, math, computer science, and even psychology to prevent smoke from ever appearing. If you’re a mechanical, civil, electrical, or chemical engineer, you already possess much of the necessary training to pursue a career in fire protection engineering.

View the infographic below to discover why the study of fire protection engineering is hotter than ever.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute is home to one of only three fire protection engineering programs in the country, and our Fire Protection Engineering Department has driven more research, developed more real-world solutions, and graduated more in-demand experts in the last 30 years than any other university. Read more about WPI’s latest developments in fire protection engineering and explore our FPE degree and certificate programs to determine which path is right for you.

How did you first hear about fire protection engineering? What interests you most about the study of FPE?

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