A Message from Dean Bruce Berdanier
Welcome 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, the School dedicates its resources to the nurturing of the intellectual capital and skills of its students across disciplines, and devotes the material means needed to support a robust working and learning environment. 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.
In the following pages in this catalog, 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 include a robust core of liberal arts courses - 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. Furthermore, we train our graduates to become energetic participants in the social change that engineering and technology bring about in the course of time.
On behalf of the entire School of Engineering faculty, staff, and administration, welcome! We remain committed to excellence in engineering education.