Four of the School of Engineering's Bachelor of Science (BS) programs at Fairfield University are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.
ABET is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization that accredits college and university programs in the disciplines of applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology. ABET accredits over 3,400 programs at nearly 700 colleges and universities in 28 countries. ABET provides specialized, programmatic accreditation that evaluates an individual program of study, rather than evaluating an institution as a whole.
ABET accreditation, which is voluntary and achieved through a peer review process, provides assurance that a college or university program meets the quality standards established by the profession for which the program prepares its students.
The ABET Program Educational Objectives of the BS engineering programs at Fairfield University are listed on the individual program pages.
Assessment of student learning outcomes at the course level and student outcomes at the program level using both indirect and direct assessment methodologies is coupled with the evaluation of accomplishment of metric thresholds and used for continuous program improvement.