A Message from Dean Bruce Berdanier

Bruce Berdanier, Dean of SOEWelcome to the School of Engineering of Fairfield University. We are devoted to serving students as they successfully pursue undergraduate and graduate engineering degrees. The School provides opportunities for students to combine study with experience and professional practice through classroom instruction and industrial internships, offering the prospect for the best in engineering education.

The School of Engineering strives to maintain the highest level of institutional and instructional integrity, and remains committed to the Ignatian ideals of education, including intellectual rigor, service to others, and service to faith, with the promotion of justice for all as an absolute requirement. In pursuit of this mission, we are committed to expanding student engagement in the engineering professions.  The School's graduates will have mastered theoretical and practical knowledge of engineering skills, and will have acquired additional competencies in communications, critical judgment, social responsibility, and a sense of economic and ethical values.

On our website, you will find an explicit description of the educational objectives of each of the engineering programs offered in the School of Engineering. The curricula and degree requirements are linked to the objectives through student learning outcomes leading to national accreditation. The engineering curricula includes perhaps the most purposeful liberal arts core in the nation - the hallmark of Fairfield's education - that aim to endow our engineering graduates with competencies that transform them into thinking citizens and lifelong learners, and prepare them to live an inspired life. Additionally, our ambition in the School of Engineering is to enable all our students to assume positions of technical leadership and professional responsibility, and to achieve full satisfaction in their jobs, or in graduate studies, upon graduation from Fairfield University. 

On behalf of the entire School of Engineering faculty, staff, and administration, welcome!