About the Fire & Safety Engineering Program

The Fire & Safety Engineering Technology program at UNC Charlotte leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in Fire Safety Engineering Technology. The program has emphasis on both technical and non technical aspects in the fields of fire and safety. The program is directed toward those seeking positions within the fire service as well as those preparing for work in fire protection related occupations. The curriculum is designed to prepare students for increasingly responsible roles in leadership and management. In addition, the program provides comprehensive classes dealing with fire behavior, active and passive protection systems as well as the foundational principles of research investigation.

The Fire & Safety baccalaureate curriculum is offered as a full time on campus program. In addition the upper division courses are delivered as part of a + 2 transfer option. These upper courses are available on campus and as a live, individual access, distance learning program via the Internet and www. The preferred associate degree is in Fire Science or Fire Protection. Students with an associate degree in another discipline or students already possessing a bachelors degree may be admitted to the program upon the successful completion of prerequisite courses.

The Fire & Safety Engineering Technology program also meets the goals set forth by the Engineering Technology Department at UNC Charlotte.

The program is delivered in several ways. A full time on campus program is available as well as options for transfer, part time and distance education participation. The upper division courses can be taken as part of a  "+ 2" option which means students transfer* to UNC Charlotte having completed an associates degree in Fire Protection/Fire Science or similar degree. The students then complete 61 hours (if admitted with no deficiencies) to fulfill the requirement for the bachelors of science degree. The 61 hours includes 49 hours of major courses and 12 hours of general education and/or major electives. Students who have already completed a degree in another discipline may enter the program, however, they must complete the following courses before taking any upper division fire courses. ETFS 1120, ETFS 2124, ETFS 2132, ETFS 1232, ETFS 2264 + lab

The upper division courses are also delivered via the Internet and www as an individual access distance education program. More information on our Fire & Safety Engineering Technology distance education program.