Certificate Program

WPI's Corporate and Professional Education (CPE) enhances opportunities for practicing engineers to gain access to graduate-level courses. CPE also provides an avenue for allied professionals to enhance their fire safety, engineering, and policy knowledge through a multitude of educational and outreach activities.

Graduate Certificate in Fire Protection Engineering

This certificate recognizes satisfactory completion of four thematically related fire protection engineering courses. The credits may be subsequently applied toward a master’s degree if the student is formally admitted to the MS program at a later date.

Advanced Certificate in Fire Protection Engineering

Designed for students already holding a master’s degree, this certificate recognizes satisfactory completion of five thematically related fire protection engineering courses. The credits may be applied toward a subsequent master’s or doctoral degree if the student is formally admitted to graduate study at a later time.

Taken together, the courses form a cohesive theme. Options include but are not limited to Core Concepts in Fire Protection Engineering, Industrial Applications, Hazard and Risk Assessment, Facility and Building Design, Advanced Protection Systems, and Fire Protection Management.

To learn more and to apply, contact the Department of Fire Protection Engineering at fpe@wpi.edu or +1-508-831-5862.