Fairfield University - 2016

Institution Information

Contact Information

Institution's Mailing Address

Institution Name: Fairfield University
Mailing Address: 1073 North Benson Road
City: Fairfield
State: CT
Postal Code: 06824
Country: United States
Phone 203-254-4147
Fax: 203-254-4013
Website: http://www.fairfield.edu/engineering

Engineering College Inquiries

Ryan Munden
Associate Dean and Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering
School of Engineering
Fairfield University
1073 North benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
Phone: 203-254-4000 x 2764
Fax: 203-354-4013
rmunden@fairfield.edu

Undergraduate Admission Inquiries

Ryan Munden
Associate Dean and Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering
School of Engineering
Fairfield University
1073 North benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
Phone: 203-254-4000 x 2764
Fax: 203-354-4013
rmunden@fairfield.edu

Institution Information

General Information


Type of institution: PRIVATE
Academic Year: SEMESTERS
Setting of Main Engineering Campus SMALL TOWN

Main Campus Information

Is the main campus located in a city with a population greater than 100,000?: No
Name of this city, or if no, the name of the nearest city of any size?: Fairfield
This city's population (approx.): 60,000
Distance from Main Campus: 0

Total Enrollment

Total Undergraduate enrollment: 4,041
Total Graduate enrollment: 1,105
Total Professional and other enrollment:

Non-Engineering Degree Granting Colleges

Business, Education, Nursing, Arts & Sciences

Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations

Requirements

High School college preparatory courses.
SAT I or ACT Examinations (test optional)
TOEFL or IELTS required for international students.

Recommendations

High School mathematics through pre-calculus, physics, and chemistry.

Engineering Information

Head of Engineering

Head of Engineering

Bruce Berdanier
Professor and Dean of Engineering
School of Engineering
Fairfield University
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
Phone: 203-254-4147
Fax: 203-254-4013
bberdanier@fairfield.edu

Engineering Information

Engineering Degrees Offered

Types of Engineering Degrees

Bachelor's:B.S.
Master's:M.S. with thesis, M.S. without thesis, but with project or report

Computer Science Degrees Awarded Outside the College/School of Engineering

Engineering Information

Engineering Departments

Engineering Department(s) Degree Granting Level Department Chair Discipline
Electrical & Computer Systems Engineering Both Adrian Rusu Electrical/Computer Engineering
Management of Technology Graduate Harvey Hoffman Engineering Management
Mechanical Engineering Both Shah Etemad Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Information

Research Centers

  • INCOLL - Research center WITHIN the college of engineering
  • INDEPT - Research center WITHIN an engineering department
  • INUNIV - Research center WITHIN university system
  • OUTUNIV - Research center OUTSIDE the university
Center/Lab Discipline Research Class Head Chair
Applied Research Center Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering INCOLL Adrian Rusu

Engineering Information

Degree Programs

Bachelor's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Electrical & Computer Systems Engineering Bioengineering Biomedical Engineering
Electrical & Computer Systems Engineering Computer Engineering Computer Engineering
Electrical & Computer Systems Engineering Computer Science Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical & Computer Systems Engineering Software Engineering Other Engineering Disciplines
Electrical & Computer Systems Engineering Undeclared Engineering Other Engineering Disciplines
Electrical & Computer Systems Engineering Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering

Master's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Master's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Electrical & Computer Systems Engineering Electrical & Computer Engineering Electrical/Computer Engineering
Electrical & Computer Systems Engineering Software Engineering Other Engineering Disciplines
Management of Technology Management of Technology Other Engineering Disciplines
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering

Doctoral Degree Program(s)

No listings found.

Engineering Information

Areas of Expertise

Engineering Departments Areas of Expertise
Electrical & Computer Systems Engineering
  1. Biomedical Engineering
Management of Technology
  1. Management with Information Technologies
  2. Design and Manufacturing
  3. Management of Resources
  4. Systems Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
  1. Automation and Robotics
  2. Mechanics and Material Science
  3. Mechatronics
  4. Energy Systems
  5. Design and Manufacturing

Engineering Information

Societies

Honor Societies

National Groups

  • Phi Beta Kappa

Student Organizations

National Groups

  • Am. Soc. of Mechanical Engineers
  • Engineers without Borders
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Soc. for Automotive Engineering
  • Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers

Local Groups

  • Engineers Without Borders

Engineering Information

Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

Local Groups

  • Engineering Student Society

Other Student Support Programs

Student Services Office
Academic and Career Development
Student Financial Aid

Engineering Information

Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

As part of their graduation requirements, students complete a two semester team design project in their senior year. The projects must demonstrate the student's core engineering knowledge and application of design methodology. Many projects are industry sponsored.

Engineering Information

College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

The School of Engineering focuses on student-centered learning by outcomes assessment throughout the engineering programs. The school also emphasizes experiential learning through its industry internship program.

Engineering Information

Engineering Faculty & Research

Teaching, Tenure-Track View Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Full Professors Assoc. Professors Assistant Professors Program Total
Electrical & Computer Systems Engineering 2 1 3 6
Management of Technology 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering 2 0 2 4
Totals: 4 1 5 10

Teaching, Non-Tenure-Track

Engineering Department(s) FT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel PT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Teach. Personnel
Electrical & Computer Systems Engineering 1 11 12 4.00
Management of Technology 1 2 3 1.00
Mechanical Engineering 0 9 9 3.00
Totals: 2 22 24 8.00

Non-Teaching, Research

Engineering Department(s) Non-Teach. FT Research Personnel Non-Teach. PT Research Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Non-Teach. Research Personnel
Electrical & Computer Systems Engineering 1 0 1 0.00
Management of Technology 0 0 0 0.00
Mechanical Engineering 1 0 1 0.00
Totals: 2 0 2 0.00

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

  • American Indian or Alaska Native (Am Ind): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.
  • Asian: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.
  • Black or African American (B/AfrA): A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. Terms such as "Haitian" or "Negro" can be used in addition to "Black or African American."
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (Haw): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
  • Hispanic or Latino (Hisp): A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. The term, "Spanish origin," can be used in addition to "Hispanic or Latino."
  • White: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Full Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Electrical & Computer Systems Engineering 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Management of Technology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Totals: 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Associate Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Electrical & Computer Systems Engineering 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Management of Technology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Assistant Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Electrical & Computer Systems Engineering 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Management of Technology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Totals: 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2

Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Students apply through the Admissions Office of the University for admission to the School of Engineering.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

By review and agreement of the program chair

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Foreign students must have achieved a TOEFL score of 550 or an IELTS score of 6.5

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Immunization Records

Residency Requirements

Transfer students must take a minimum of 60 credits at the university to fulfill the residency requirement.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Transfer students must have demonstrated good academic progress; only credits, not grades, transfer. Must have earned a grade of C or better.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 10
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 4

Undergraduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): All Students

Undergraduate Group 1
Tuition & Fees: $45,350
Room & Board: $13,860
Books & Supplies: $700
Other Expenses: $650
Estimated avg. course load per term: 16
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Federal Tax Return Forms (IRS), Financial Aid Form (FAF), Institution's Own Application Form, Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), Supplemental Student Loan Form

Additional Financial Aid Information

The School of Engineering has several scholarships available to full-time and part-time students, in addition to institutional finanacial aid and loans.

Undergraduate

New Applicants

New Undergraduate Applicants

A. Number of undergraduate applicants to the engineering college: 913
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 621
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 76
Percentage of entering students (excluding transfer students) ranked in the top quarter (25%) of their high schools: 11%
Note: test scores optional

Newly Enrolled Test Scores

Scores Reflect 75th to 25th percentile

SAT 75th 25th
Math Range: 650 580
Reading Range: 620 540
Writing Range: 600 540
Combined Range: 1880 1700
ACT 75th 25th
Math Range:
Composite Range: 30 26

Undergraduate

Enrollments by Class

Undergraduate Engr. Programs Fresh
1st Year
Soph
2nd Year
Junior
3rd Year
Senior
4th/5th Year
Full Time Total Part Time Total
Bioengineering 8 10 5 0 23 1
Computer Engineering 10 1 4 4 19 1
Computer Science 6 7 8 2 23 1
Electrical Engineering 3 11 4 9 27 4
Mechanical Engineering 30 32 29 18 109 11
Software Engineering 5 6 7 2 20 2
Undeclared Engineering 19 8 1 0 28 0
Totals: 81 75 58 35 249 20

Freshmen

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Bioengineering
Men 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Women 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0
Computer Engineering
Men 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 10 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Electrical Engineering
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 3 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering
Men 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 24 0
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 6 0
Software Engineering
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 5 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Undeclared Engineering
Men 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 15 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 0
Totals: 9 0 6 0 7 0 0 0 6 0 2 0 0 0 50 1 1 0 81 1

Sophomores

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Bioengineering
Men 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 6 0
Women 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
Computer Engineering
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science
Men 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 6 0
Women 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Electrical Engineering
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 8 1 0 0 11 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering
Men 2 0 1 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 25 0
Women 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 7 0
Software Engineering
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 5 0
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Undeclared Engineering
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 6 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Totals: 4 0 5 0 13 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 48 1 0 0 75 1

Juniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Bioengineering
Men 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 5 0
Computer Engineering
Men 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Computer Science
Men 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 6 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Electrical Engineering
Men 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Mechanical Engineering
Men 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 1 0 0 23 1
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 6 0
Software Engineering
Men 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 0 0 7 2
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Undeclared Engineering
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 5 1 1 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 46 3 0 0 58 6

Seniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Bioengineering
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Engineering
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Computer Science
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Electrical Engineering
Men 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 6 2
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Mechanical Engineering
Men 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 2 0 1 2 0 0 9 4 0 0 13 9
Women 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 1
Software Engineering
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Undeclared Engineering
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 3 1 3 2 0 0 5 1 2 2 0 0 22 6 0 0 35 12

Undergraduate

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Bioengineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 3 0
Electrical Engineering 0 1 4 0 2 0 0 3 0 10 9 1
Mechanical Engineering 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 19 1 25 24 1
Software Engineering 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 4 4 0
Undeclared Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 1 7 4 0 3 0 0 26 1 42 40 2

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Bioengineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
Electrical Engineering 0 0 1 0 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 10
Mechanical Engineering 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 0 1 0 25
Software Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4
Undeclared Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 1 7 0 3 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 26 0 1 0 42

Undergraduate

Dual Degrees

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

We have BS/MS dual degrees for Electrical, Computer, Software and Mechanical Engineering and Management of Technology.

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degrees Awarded

0

Undergraduate

Program Comparisons

  • ABET - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
  • CEAB - Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board
Degree Program ABET/CEAB Accred. Nominal Program Length
(yrs.)
Average Program Length
(yrs.)
Time: Day/Even./
Both
Co-op: None/Opt./
Required
Grads in Co-op Progs.
Bioengineering no 4.00 4.00 Both None
Computer Engineering yes 4.00 4.00 Both None
Computer Science no 4.00 4.00 Both None
Electrical Engineering yes 4.00 4.00 Both None
Mechanical Engineering yes 4.00 4.00 Both None
Software Engineering yes 4.00 4.00 Both None
Undeclared Engineering no Both None