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Educational Objectives

Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology

Job Summary

Fire protection and safety engineering technicians are experts who save lives and money by preventing fires and reducing the danger when fires do break out. They provide advice that helps people to safely design buildings and products, prevent fires, and extinguish or escape from fires. Many also inspect public buildings and homes to determine the amount of fire danger that is present and suggest ways to minimize this danger.

Program Educational Objectives

Graduates of the Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology curriculum will be able to:

  1. Practice fire protection engineering technology regionally, nationally, and internationally in a broad range of modern professional settings
  2. Actively participate in the development of engineering technologydecisions on societal, environmental, economical, and safety issues at the local or global levels
  3. Understand the need for lifelong learning and continued professional development
  4. Maintain continual professional competency and practice ethically

General Student Outcomes

Upon completion of the FPSET Program at EKU, students will demonstrate the following learned professional capabilities:

  1. an ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined fire protection and safety engineering technology activities; 
  2. an ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to fire protection and safety engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies;
  3. an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes; 
  4. an ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined fire protection and safety engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives; 
  5. an ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team; 
  6. an ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems; 
  7. an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature; 
  8. an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development; 
  9. an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity; 
  10. a knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context; 
  11. a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
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