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Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015


Approved Courses

The following list includes undergraduate courses that have been approved as of May 2014.  Courses added after that date do not appear in this list.  Courses eliminated after that date may still appear.  Not every course is offered regularly.  Students should consult the Schedule of Classes at www.testudo.umd.edu to ascertain which courses are actually offered during a given semester.

COURSE NUMBERING SYSTEM

Number   Eligibility
000-099   Non-credit course
100-199   Primarily freshman course
200-299   Primarily sophomore course
300-399   Junior, senior course not acceptable for credit toward graduate degrees
386-387   Campus-wide internship courses; refer to information describing Experiential Learning
400-499   Junior, senior course acceptable for credit toward some graduate degree
500-599   Professional School course (Dentistry, Architecture, Law, Medicine) or post-baccalaureate course
600-899   Course restricted to graduate students
799   Master Thesis credit
899   Doctoral Dissertation credit

 

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Courses in "ENFP-Engineering, Fire Protection"

ENFP - Engineering, Fire Protection

ENFP 101 Hot Topics in Fire Protection Engineering (1) Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Fire Protection Engineering department. Credit only granted for: ENFP 108 or ENFP 101. Formerly: ENFP108. Current issues of importance to fire protection engineering. Topics focus on advances in basic fire science, computerized fire modeling, safety systems, human behavior and fire, fire toxicity, risk analysis, performance based fire safety, fire reconstruction, arson and evidence, voluntary fire safety standards, codes, and relations with other disciplines including architecture and the built environment, loss prevention and fire insurance.

ENFP 108 Hot Topics in Fire Protection Engineering (1) Restriction: Must be in a major in ENGR-A. James Clark School of Engineering; or permission of ENGR-Fire Protection Engineering department. Repeatable to 2 credits if content differs. Current issues of importance to fire protection engineering. Topics focus on advances in basic fire science, computerized fire modeling, safety systems, human behavior and fire, fire toxicity, risk analysis, performance based fire safety, fire reconstruction, arson and evidence, voluntary fire safety standards, codes, and relations with other disciplines including architecture and the built environment, loss prevention and fire insurance.

ENFP 250 Introduction to Life Safety Analysis (3) Prerequisite: Permission of ENGR-Fire Protection Engineering department. Credit only granted for: ENFP250 or ENFP251. Formerly: ENFP251. Introduction to fire protection engineering and building regulation, building safety systems, and egress system design. Evacuation modeling. Human behavior in fires. Tenability Analysis.

ENFP 255 Fire Alarm and Special Hazards Design (3) Prerequisite: Permission of ENGR-Fire Protection Engineering department. Formerly: ENFP315. Study of fire detection and alarm and gaseous and particulate fire suppression systems. Examination and evaluation of design criteria, performance specifications and research. Application of elementary fluid theory to the design and calculation procedures for gaseous and particulate fire suppression systems. An integrated fire protection systems design project.

ENFP 300 Fire Protection Fluid Mechanics (3) Prerequisite: MATH246; and must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in PHYS260 and PHYS261. Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Fire Protection Engineering department. Presents students with the fundamental properties of fluids and fluid movement. Both static and dynamic fluid problems will be considered with an emphasis on fire protection systems.

ENFP 310 Water Based Fire Protection Systems Design (3) Prerequisite: ENFP300. Corequisite: ENFP312. Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Fire Protection Engineering department. Introduction to aqueous fire suppression. Discussion of key fluid dynamics and heat transfer processes in aqueous fire suppression. System design and performance analysis based on national standards, hydraulic theory and elementary fluid dynamics and heat transfer.

ENFP 312 Heat and Mass Transfer (3) Prerequisite: ENES232 and ENFP300. Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Fire Protection Engineering department. Fundamentals of heat and mass transfer. Conduction, convection, and radiation modes of heat transfer. Diffusion concepts and evaporation phenomena. Problem solving techniques with application to fire problems.

ENFP 320 Fire Assessment Methods and Laboratory (4) Prerequisite: ENFP312. Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Fire Protection program. Experimental evaluation of ignition, flame spread, rate of heat release and smoke production of furnishings and interior finish materials.

ENFP 350 Professional Development Seminar (1) Prerequisite: Permission of ENGR-Fire Protection Engineering department. Restriction: Junior standing or higher. Credit only granted for: ENFP350 or ENFP450. Formerly: ENFP450. An integrative, upper level professional development seminar covering topics such as engineering ethics, professional licensing, codes and standards, intellectual property, career selection and various contemporary issues in fire protection engineering.

ENFP 405 Structural Fire Protection (3) Prerequisite: ENES220. Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Fire Protection program; and permission of ENGR-Fire Protection Engineering department. Effects of elevated temperature on structural materials; steel, concrete, wood, gypsum, glass and reinforced plastics. Experimental evaluation of fire resistance of building assemblies. Analytical methods to evaluate fire resistance of structural members.

ENFP 410 Advanced Fire Suppression (3) Prerequisite: ENFP310 and ENFP312. Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Fire Protection Engineering department. Credit only granted for: ENFP 410, ENFP489L, ENFP 653, or ENFP629C. Analysis of application and theory of fire suppression systems. The key elements of fire suppression systems will be discussed along with how they interact for effective fire suppression design. Physical mechanisms for a variety of fire suppression approaches will be discussed including hose streams, sprinklers, water mist, foam, clean agents, and chemical agents.

ENFP 411 Risk-Informed Performance Based Design (3) Restriction: Senior standing; or permission of ENGR-Fire Protection Engineering department. Appraisal and measurement of fire safety. Application of systems analysis, probability theory, engineering economy and risk management in the identification and synthesis of components of fire protection engineering. Methods for the development of criteria for the design, evaluation and assessment of fire safety or component hazards.

ENFP 413 Advanced Life Safety Analysis (3) Prerequisite: ENFP250. Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Fire Protection Engineering department. Also offered as: ENFP613. Credit only granted for: ENFP413 or ENFP613. Fractional effective dose (FED) methods for predicting time to incapacitation and death of fires for use in fire safety calculations. Physiology and toxicology of the fire effluent components, decomposition chemistry of common materials, standard experimental approaches. Predictive models of material production rates. People movement characteristics related to building evacuation. Formulation and application of evacuation models. Human behavior factors affecting response of people to fire situations.

ENFP 415 Fire Dynamics (3) Prerequisite: ENFP312. Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Fire Protection Engineering department. Also offered as: ENFP651. Credit only granted for: ENFP415 or ENFP651. Introduction to premixed and diffusion flames; ignition, flame spread and rate of burning; fire plumes; flame radiation.

ENFP 425 Enclosure Fire Modeling (3) Prerequisite: ENES232, ENFP300, and ENFP312. Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Fire Protection program; and senior standing; and permission of ENGR-Fire Protection Engineering department. An introduction to enclosure fire dynamics through the development of fire modeling algorithms and the application of computer-based fire modeling techniques. The objectives of the course are: to provide a basic understanding of enclosure fire dynamics with an emphasis on a system-level viewpoint (i.e., a global description of the coupling between combustion dynamics, smoke filling, vent flows and heat transfer); and to provide an introduction to the zone modeling approach. Topics covered include a review of the mathematical formulation of zone models, a discussion of numerical integration of the zone modeling equations (using MATLAB), and an introduction to zone modeling software used by professional engineers (e.g., CFAST).

ENFP 426 Computational Methods in Fire Protection (3) Prerequisite: ENFP425. Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Fire Protection Engineering department. Credit only granted for: ENFP426 or ENFP416. Introduction to computer-based fire modeling: zone modeling and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD); documentation of input data, validation and verification tests.

ENFP 429 Independent Studies (1-3) Prerequisite: Permission of ENGR-Fire Protection Engineering department. Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Fire Protection program. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. For students who have definite plans for individual study of approved problems, or study of an advanced topic selected in conjunction with the faculty.

ENFP 435 Product Liability and Regulation (3) Restriction: Junior standing or higher. Key topics include, biotechnology, safety regulation, federal preemption, product liability, professional negligence, antitrust, privacy and information technology, risk modeling, environmental protection, patent, copyright, trade secrets, reverse engineering, scientific and technological evidence, international trade, engineering ethics. Examples include plane crashes, computer chip protection, human machine interfaces, nuclear power plants, internet censorship, flood control, earthquakes and biomedical technology.

ENFP 440 Smoke Management and Fire Alarm Systems (3) Prerequisite: ENFP300. Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Fire Protection Engineering department. Also offered as: ENFP627. Credit only granted for: ENFP440 or ENFP627. Analysis of hazard posed by smoke in buildings. Performance characteristics of smoke management systems. Review of analytical design aids. Functional analysis and design of fire detection and alerting systems. Examination and evaluation of code criteria, performance specifications and research.

ENFP 489 Special Topics (3) Prerequisite: Permission of ENGR-Fire Protection Engineering department. Repeatable to 6 credits. Selected topics of current importance to fire protection.

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