BS in Engineering Technology - Fire Protection & Safety Engineering Technology (FPSET)
The Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology Department is located within the College of Engineering, Architecture, and Technology (CEAT). The program began in 1937 at OSU - Stillwater and is fully accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering Technology (TAC/ABET). Additionally, the FPSET undergraduate program is a Qualified Academic ProgramTM designated by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.
The Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology Program at Oklahoma State University (FPSET) is a 4-year degree program that concludes with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology. The FPSET curriculum is designed to prepare graduates to assess and reduce risk associated with fire, safety, chemical exposures, industrial hygiene, hazardous material incidents, and much more.
With respect to fire, reducing the loss potential might involve setting design criteria with a special emphasis on life safety or fire resistivity, or specifying fire automatic detection or extinguishment systems.
When considering safety, managing and mitigating risk may require special protective equipment or clothing, or the redesign of machinery or processes. Reducing losses caused by environmental exposures may require sampling air for contaminants, such as asbestos or toxic chemicals, or monitoring noise levels. Risk Control includes the development of management systems and procedures that address practical approaches that not only include compliance with state and federal regulations, but a systemic approach to managing and controlling risk.
Addressing the problems of handling and disposing of hazardous chemicals, such as spill control, is often required. Managing risk and compliance with federal laws and regulations relative to occupational safety and health and hazardous materials is an increasingly important job activity.
Because of the diversity of training in our program, our students have a variety of career choices once they receive their degree. Our degree enables students to pursue several career interests and provides maximum career flexibility. Below is a partial list of careers in which our students excel after graduation:
- Fire Protection
● Fire Alarm and Detection System Designer
● Fire Insurance Specialist/Loss Prevention Specialist
● Fire Protection Engineer and Consultant
● Fire Suppression System Designer
● Fire System Inspector
● Manufacturing and Industrial Fire Protection Specialist
- Safety and Industrial Hygiene
● Environmental Health and Safety Engineer
● Hazardous Materials Specialist
● Industrial Hygienist
● Loss Control Specialist
● Safety Engineer
● Safety Specialist
- Municipal and Fire Services
● Building Inspector
● Code Enforcement and Plan Reviewer
● Fire Inspector
● Fire Chief / Fire Officer
● Fire Marshal
● Fire Prevention Officer