Case Western Reserve offers a unique intersection of expertise in macromolecular and combustion science and mechanical and chemical engineering, making us singularly suited to cover all aspects of fire protection, safety and flammability.
Our program offers a recently developed curriculum that positions the degree at the cutting edge of fire science, and our close relationship with Underwriters Laboratories, worldwide leaders in flammability standards, means there’s no other degree that offers as comprehensive a review of fire science and engineering—and how it is utilized in industry.
Studying in Northeast Ohio’s “polymer corridor” of more than 1,500 corporations puts you at the epicenter of the nation’s advanced materials industry. And the university’s close relationship with polymer companies enhances the international network available to the program’s students and alumni.
Additionally, the university’s flagship materials program provides a fundamental underpinning to address current issues in fire prevention that are intrinsically materials related but require an understanding of the physical aspects of fire dynamics and polymer chemistry.
Graduates of this program will be able to choose from a variety of jobs in many different facets of fire protection engineering, materials and safety, including:
- Large corporations in the consumer products, materials, transportation and aerospace fields to design and operate complex manufacturing facilities
- Insurance companies to survey facilities
- Safety and standards-setting organizations like UL and NIST
- Government agencies to develop and enforce building and fire prevention codes
- Fire departments to train, advise and implement modern techniques