A Message from Dean Jack Beal, Ph.D.
Welcome to the School of Engineering of Fairfield University. The faculty, staff, and I are devoted to serving students pursuing undergraduate and graduate engineering degrees. The School provides opportunities to students to combine studies with experience and professional practice through industrial internships, offering the prospect of the best in engineering education.
The School of Engineering strives to maintain the highest level of institutional integrity and remains committed to the Ignatian ideals of education, including intellectual rigor, service to others, and service to faith, with the promotion of justice for all as an absolute requirement. In pursuit of this mission the School commits its resources to the nurturing of the intellectual capital and skills of its students across disciplines, and devotes the material means needed to support a robust learning environment. The School's graduates will have mastered theoretical and practical knowledge of engineering skills, and will have acquired additional competencies in communications, critical judgment, social responsibility, and a sense of economic and ethical values. And so, they will be suitably equipped to achieve the educational objectives of their studies in the School of Engineering.
On this site, you will find an explicit description of the curricula and the academic goals and educational objectives of each of the engineering programs. As expected, these goals and objectives dictate the curricula and degree requirements. The undergraduate studies include a significant core of liberal arts courses - the hallmark of Fairfield's education - that aim to endow our engineering graduates with competencies that transform them into thinking citizens and lifelong learners. Additionally, our ambition is to enable all our students to assume positions of technical leadership and professional responsibility, and to achieve full satisfaction in their jobs, or in graduate studies, upon graduation from Fairfield University. Furthermore, we train our graduates to become energetic participants in the social changes brought about by engineering and technology, in the course of time.
On behalf of the entire School of Engineering faculty and staff, welcome. We remain committed to excellence in engineering education.
Jack Beal, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Engineering