Engineering Minor

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Program Overview

Fairfield University's School of Engineering offers undergraduate students a strong liberal arts education along with transformative educational experiences that prepare graduates for successful careers. Students who choose the engineering minor will benefit intellectually from exploring the field of engineering and will strengthen their candidacy for professional studies such as medicine or law.

Students at Fairfield University's School of Engineering receive an education based on one-on-one interaction with dedicated faculty and close collaboration with like-minded peers. Not only will students learn how things work, but how to make them work better. This engaging, interactive approach will provide students with the necessary training and confidence to solve the world's engineering problems with creative and effective solutions.

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Dean's Office

School of Engineering

engineering@fairfield.edu

Office of Undergraduate Admission

P: (203) 254-4100
F: (203) 254-4199
admis@fairfield.edu

Requirements & Curriculum

Required Courses

Applied Calculus I
OR
Calculus I for Chemistry, Engineering, and Physics Majors
OR
Calculus I
Applied Calculus II
OR
Calculus II for Chemistry, Engineering, and Physics Majors
OR
Calculus II
General Physics I & General Physics I Lab
Two (2) Engineering courses with an associated lab
Two (2) Engineering courses

An 18-credit minor in Computer Science is also available, see the Computer Science section for details.

Visit our our academic catalog for detailed course descriptions and more information.

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Life After Fairfield

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Life After Fairfield

The School of Engineering aims to graduate students with leading-edge engineering skills and additional competencies in oral and written communications and critical thinking who possess:

  • A well-developed cultural orientation
  • An understanding of economic values
  • A sense of ethical and social responsibility

Fairfield's engineering programs 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. Our close interactions with industry enable employment of our graduates in all sectors of industry, government, and academe.

Learn how Fairfield's Career Services can support your post-graduate goals, and how our tight-knit alumni network can build career and mentoring opportunities that last a lifetime.

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Internships

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Internships

There are two types of internships students can attain: internships for academic credit and non-credit internships. Internships for academic credit must be approved by faculty and are connected to an academic course. Some departments have lists of available for-credit internships and some may approve internships that you find on your own as well.

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School of Engineering Newsletter

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School of Engineering Newsletter

Learn more about what our faculty, students, and alumni are doing, as well as stay up-to-date on our rankings and accolades, programs, and more.
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School of Engineering Update

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School of Engineering Update

We invite you to view the School of Engineering Update, a year in review of School of Engineering News.

Read the School of Engineering Update (PDF)

Faculty

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Faculty

The School of Engineering faculty are a community of leading-edge scholars who are dedicated to their students, research, and teach with passion. If you have an interest in engineering — no matter the focus — our exceptional faculty will get you on the path to success.

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