Fairfield University Announces New Name For School Of Engineering

News release from Fairfield University

As the field of computer science continues to expand, Fairfield University’s newly named School of Engineering and Computing provides a transformative and experiential-based engineering education that prepares students to meet the challenges of a rapidly evolving, technology-based society.

 Fairfield University is excited to announce a new name for the School of Engineering: the School of Engineering and Computing. This renaming reflects the steady growth of the various disciplines within computer science.

“The School of Engineering and Computing has been offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in computer science, software engineering, data science, and cybersecurity for many years. With the tremendous success and industry demand from these disciplines, it was only a matter of time until this was recognized,” said Dean Andres Leonardo Carrano, PhD. “We believe this new name will attract prospective students seeking degrees in computing related programs who may not have realized our ample academic offer in these areas.”

The scale of the demand for computer science professionals continues to grow. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for computer scientists and researchers is projected to grow 21 percent over the next decade.

Fairfield University is one of the few universities that offer engineering and computer science programs that are rooted in the centuries-old Jesuit educational tradition. A rigorous curriculum based on a humanities Magis core, coupled with our Cura Personalis approach and hands-on curriculum, students are prepared to lead in their fields with the necessary communication skills, critical thinking, and social responsibility.

The School of Engineering and Computing offers a breadth of programs including computer science, data science, and cybersecurity. In addition to programs, the School has a state-of-the art cybersecurity lab, a fully staffed security operations center, and the Innovation Annex. Besides running a very successful annual coding Hackathon event, the School will open an Artificial Intelligence Lab this fall.

To support this expanding field, the School of Engineering and Computing is onboarding several new faculty in the fields of artificial intelligence, data science, and machine learning this fall.

This year, through research, innovation, and expertise, the computer science faculty continue to make their mark in the field through publications and grants. Research areas range from augmented reality and artificial intelligence to framework for developing next-gen cyber-aware workforce.


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