Mechanical Engineering

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.

The Bachelor of Science (BS) program in mechanical engineering at Fairfield University is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org .

A five-year dual B.S./M.S. program begins in Fall 2014, allowing you to earn your master's degree in just one extra year.