Submission Guidelines for Fire Protection Engineering: Culminating Experience Project Reports

Who Can Submit

The Fire Protection Engineering: Culminating Experience Project Reports series on the DigitalCommons@CalPoly only accepts approved graduate work created under the auspices of California Polytechnic State University.

How to Submit

Please follow the upload guidelines:

Author Review

Authors will have one opportunity to review the abstract, citation and related data before the document is publicly available on the site; therefore, please be sure that the paper is ready for public distribution. Once the paper has been reviewed and approved by the department, it will be made publicly available. Once the paper is publicly available, authors will no longer be able to make changes or revisions.

Rights and Permissions

Plain Language for Contributor Agreement

The DigitalCommons@CalPoly asks that you, as the creator and contributor of your work, grant the university permission to share your work in an open-access digital environment, which is intended for educational purposes. You and any co-authors retain all intellectual property rights to your work. You are giving the university permission to make your work available to all users and to migrate it to accessible formats as necessary. The university will not make any changes to your work. Requests for use of your work for purposes other than education will be referred back to you as copyright holder.

For Cal Poly Alumni

If you are a Cal Poly graduate program alumnus/a and you wish to have your culminating experience report available on the DigitalCommons@CalPoly, you will need to formally grant permission to the university. To do so, send (Graduate Coordinator, Fire Protection Engineering Program) an email with your full name, title of your internship report, and your graduation year and attach a Word or PDF of your report. In the body of the email, include the following statement:

I hereby grant California Polytechnic State University and its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible my report now or hereafter known. I certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third-party copyrighted matter to be included in my report, allowing distribution as specified in this form.

I certify that the version I am submitting is the same as that approved by my advisor, committee and department.

I agree to waive any privacy rights granted by FERPA or any other law, policy or regulation, with respect to this work, for the purpose of publication.

I retain all ownership rights to the copyright of this work. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as in articles or books) all or part if this work.


For questions regarding submission, contact Dr. Christopher Pascual, Graduate Coordinator, Fire Protection Engineering Program

Phone: 805.756.1306