The mechanical engineering program at Fairfield University presents students with a broad spectrum of applications in all aspects of modern technology. Mechanical engineering majors receive a comprehensive, hands-on education detailing the properties of materials, and the design of machines that shape modern daily life.
Our curriculum concentrates deeply on experiential learning through the integration of lab work. By working collaboratively, including a team-based senior project, you enhance your knowledge and team-building skills in a supportive environment.
The program aims to prepare you for graduation by offering rigorous, theoretical course work that coincides with Fairfield’s liberal arts education. Here, you learn to: apply your engineering knowledge to design and analyze energy mechanical systems; employ a sense of social responsibility and effective communication skills as a team member and leader in an ethical and professional manner; and engage in lifelong learning by contributing to your chosen field, actively participating in professional societies and broadening your professional knowledge with formal and/or informal continuing education.
Fairfield's School of Engineering will introduce a five-year dual B.S./M.S. program in Fall 2014, allowing you to earn your master's degree in just one extra year.
Program Educational Objectives
Within a few years of graduation, alumni of the Mechanical Engineering Program are expected to:
- Apply engineering science to analyze and design energy and mechanical systems.
- Pursue engineering careers or advanced studies in mechanical engineering or related technical fields.
- Employ effective communication skills as team members or team leaders in an ethical and professional manner with a sense of social responsibility.
- Engage in lifelong learning by contributing to their chosen field, actively participating in professional societies and broadening their professional knowledge with formal and/or informal continuing education.
Fast Facts 2013-14:
Full Time Enrollment: 72
Part Time Enrollment: 20
Graduates in 2012-13: 20