Join a global movement toward safety.
The demand for fire protection engineers continues to grow, providing nearly unlimited career opportunities for WPI FPE graduates. Well-paying jobs abound in business, government, and industry, including consulting engineering firms, the petrochemical industry, the entertainment industry, insurance companies, federal agencies, healthcare facilities, code enforcement agencies, and many other areas. The number of career opportunities consistently exceeds the number of engineers available. In fact, the unemployment rate of WPI FPE grads today is little more than zero.
Our graduates can be found working as consultants, at fire protection equipment manufacturers, in government, the insurance industry, research laboratories, professional societies, fire departments, municipalities, and many other organizations. Their jobs have taken them from the South Pole, to Alaskan pipelines, to Disney World, and beyond. In short, fire protection engineers at WPI are leading a global movement to design a safer planet.
Fire Protection Careers
- When designing or renovating buildings, fire protection engineers develop the plan for fire protection in both materials and systems. These designs are effective in detecting, containing, and extinguishing a fire event in the early stages.
- Our graduates can be found using their engineering skills to save lives and property though their work in large metropolitan fire departments, state fire marshal’s offices, and in all branches of the federal government.
- Fire protection engineers are hired by corporations to protect the interests of the company from fire losses. It is the job of the fire protection engineer to ensure that the facilities, the employees, and the work are safe from the threat of fire.
- Fire protection engineers draw on mechanical, electrical, civil, and chemical engineering to design and test new ideas. This multidisciplinary approach to research and teaching creates a collaborative industry working to make the world a safer place.
- The industry develops, manufactures, and sells materials, products, and systems for both active and passive fire protections. Companies involved in this important work include Honeywell, Siemens, United Technologies, Tyco, and many others.