School of Engineering


Bachelor of Science

The bioengineering (BioE) curriculum provides both breadth and depth across the range of engineering domains such as mechanical, electrical, computer or software engineering. The program prepares graduates to have an understanding of biology and physiology, and the capability to apply advanced mathematics, science and engineering to solve the problems at the interface of engineering and biology. The bioengineering curriculum prepares graduates with the ability to make measurements on and interpret data from living systems and to address the problems associated with the interaction between living and non-living materials and systems. The BioE curriculum blends theoretical knowledge with hands-on experiential learning which culminates with a year-long, interdisciplinary team-based capstone design project.

Fairfield University graduates with a BS in Bioengineering will have:

  • The interdisciplinary training that will allow them to have successful careers in industry, research and development and in regulatory agencies, academia or clinical work.
  • The organizational, leadership, and communication skills to achieve success in their chosen careers.
  • The critical thinking and problem solving skills to support interdisciplinary teams that may include physicians, molecular biologists, physiologists and other engineers.
  • The life-long learning skills and the ethical tools for successful adaptation to the rapidly changing field of bioengineering.
  • A sound training in mathematics, biological sciences, the liberal arts and engineering that will facilitate successful pursuit of advanced degrees in medicine, law, business, engineering or related fields.