Whether performing risk analyses with architects, engineering safer ships, investigating explosions, or influencing regulations around the world, fire protection engineers are working in this heroic science to save lives. Protecting our increasingly crowded world from the risk of fire means diving into a stimulating mix of engineering disciplines, mathematics, computer science, and even psychology. 

Home to one of only three fire protection engineering graduate programs in the country, WPI’s 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.

Average Starting Salary

WPI Graduates:

  • Bachelor's: N/A
  • Master’s: $75,067
  • PhD: N/A

Download the WPI Post-Graduation Reports for more information on salaries.

Companies that have Hired WPI Fire Protection Engineers

  • AON Fire
  • ExxonMobil
  • FM Global
  • Jensen Hughes
  • Tyco

Download the WPI Post-Graduation Reports for more companies that have hired WPI graduates.

Sample Job Titles

  • Associate Fire Protection Consultant
  • Fire Protection and Plumbing Engineer
  • Fire Protection Consultant
  • Fire Protection Engineer
  • Loss Prevention Associate
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Senior Fire Protection Engineer
  • Senior Process Development Engineer I

Sample Graduate Schools

  • University of Central Lancashire
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Sample Professional Associations and Clubs

Popular Industries for Fire Protection Engineers

  • Non-Residential Building Construction
  • Research and Development
  • Technical Consulting Services

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