Four courses in the EKU Online Fire, Arson and Explosion Investigation curriculum require students to travel to the EKU Fire Labs in Richmond, Kentucky for intensive, hands-on sessions.
This residency requirement, which will take place over two summers, will give you unprecedented opportunities to engage with your online classmates and instructors. Each summer, you will enroll in two course simultaneously. Each course will include online work from your home before and after the campus visit. Note that Summer Residency I must be completed before Summer Residency II. Contact your advisor to learn more.
Residency Dates and Schedule Dates
- Summer 2021 Residency I – 7 Days - June 7 - 13, 2021 (Travel Days June 6 and 14)
- Summer 2022 Residency I – 7 Days - June 13 - 19, 2022 (Travel Days June 6 and 20)
- Summer 2023 Residency I – 7 Days - June 12 - 18, 2023 (Travel Days June 11 and 19)
- Summer 2024 Residency I – 7 Days - June 10 - 16, 2024 (Travel Days June 9 and 17)
- Summer 2025 Residency I – 7 Days - June 9 - 15, 2025 (Travel Days June 8 and 16)
Due to COVID-19 the residency for June 2021 will be provided online. FSE 380 and FSE 450 will be 100% online for a total of 12 weeks. Travel to EKU June 6-14 is no longer required.
FSE 380: Fire & Explosion Scene Analysis
In-depth study of fire, arson and explosive investigations, including the principles and techniques of scene preservation, analysis, management of investigations, documentation of the scene and determination of cause and origin. Prerequisite course: FSE 370.
FSE 450: Advanced Explosion & Bombing Investigation
In-depth study of explosion scene investigation, including the principles and techniques of scene preservation analysis, management of investigative functions, documentation of scene and determination of the cause of explosions. Prerequisite course: FSE 480. Your advisor will have to enter approval to take courses consecutively.
- Summer 2021 Residency II – 7 Days - July 12 - 18, 2021 (Travel Days July 11 and 19)
- Summer 2022 Residency II – 7 Days - July 11 - 17, 2022 (Travel Days July 10 and 18)
- Summer 2023 Residency II – 7 Days - July 10 - 16, 2023 (Travel Days July 9 and 17)
- Summer 2024 Residency II – 7 Days - July 8 - 14, 2024 (Travel Days July 7 and 15)
- Summer 2025 Residency II – 7 Days - July 7 - 13, 2025 (Travel Days July 6 and 14)
FSE 370: Electrical & Mechanical Systems Failure Analysis
Overview of design criteria for electrical and mechanical systems and components relative to fire safety via laboratory experiments, exemplar components and photographs that depict system and component failures that result in fire. Learning opportunities include engaging in destructive and non-destructive analysis of components and systems.
FSE 495: Fire, Arson & Explosion Case Preparation
Preparation of the fire, arson, and explosion case for trial, including preparation of demonstrative evidence, scene documentation for presentation, rules of evidence, case review and analysis and testimony. Prerequisite course: FSE 450
FSE 496: Fire Investigation Case Preparation
Preparation of the fire, explosion, and arson case for trial, including preparation of demonstrative evidence, scene documentation for presentation, and testimony. Prerequisite course: FSE 450
There are two options for lodging: you can choose to stay in a residence hall room on campus or book a hotel room. The rates below are subject to change.
Residence Hall Information
EKU residence hall rooms will be made available to EKU Online students. Those who choose this option must follow campus housing rules, which means that family members and others are NOT allowed to stay the night.
Clay Hall Dormitory will be $160 per week for a double room ($23 per day) and a private room will be $240 per week ($35 per day). Travelers must bring their own bedding (sheets, blankets, etc.)
Students who want to stay on campus should contact Christy Templeton at Christy.Templeton@eku.edu as soon as possible so that she can provide additional information. For more information regarding housing on campus, please contact Dave Scott at Dave.Scott@eku.edu.
All options are within a 5 minute drive of campus.
McGregor Dormitory (on campus)
$25 per night for double
$37 per night to have a room as private
$103 per night + tax per night (EKU Friends and Family Rate)
$84 + tax per night
$89 + tax per night