Vision & Mission Statement
The mission of Fairfield's engineering program is to graduate liberally educated engineers equipped with knowledge and experiential skills so they may successfully enter the mainstream of industrial/manufacturing activity, education, or government service, or to continue with postgraduate studies. To that end, the School of Engineering:
- continually improves the quality and currency of its instructional programs and monitors their outcome,
- equips engineering laboratories with modern and versatile equipment and software applications,
- provides support services - advising, self-paced learning, tutorials - as needed by engineering students,
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- maintains a close working relationship with industry to better know its needs and identify new opportunities to serve it,
- maintains a close relationship with practitioners of the engineering disciplines to gain input in program development and outcomes assessment,
- maintains small-size engineering classes so that rigorous instructor-to-student and student-to-student interactions are an integral part of the pedagogy.
The overriding themes of the educational process in the School of Engineering are:
- employing the inductive teaching methodology that is centered on active student learning, and
- assessing the outcome of student learning measured against the prescribed learning goals of the engineering programs and students' expectations. The Assessment and Continuous Quality Improvement Process (ACQIP) constitutes the operational paradigm in the School of Engineering and encompasses the educational philosophy that motivates innovation and the implementation of best educational practices.