"Scientists study the world as it is; engineers create the world that has never been. "
— Theodore Von Karman

The Gildart Haase School of Computer Sciences & Engineering offers professional programs that are of great value to both national and international communities. The programs emphasize professional practices and address global issues, societal problems and their potential solutions. The students enjoy unparalleled individualized support and resources. We know that active participation is the key to deep-rooted understanding, which is why all of our rigorous STEM programs feature a wealth of hands-on-experiences. The School prepares graduates for challenging careers in high-tech industry and for admission to selective graduate schools. Innovative curricula provide students with invaluable interdisciplinary perspectives, taking advantage of the resources, faculty expertise, and synergy that exist within the School.

Various commissions of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology professionally accredit the undergraduate Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and the four Engineering Technology programs.

Accreditations
Bachelor's Degree Admissions

News of our success

  • Students have received accolades from various student competitions, including the ASME Student Design Competition, the IEEE Student Presentation Contest, the ASCE Concrete Canoe Design Contest, the MCA Competition, and the ACM Regional Collegiate Programming Contest.
  • Graduates of the programs have gone on to become successful and prominent leaders in academia, industry, and business. They have assumed various leadership roles such as university president, college dean, department chair, faculty, CEO, company president and vice-president, manager, entrepreneur, project supervisor, engineer, computer professional, and space explorer.
  • The School’s programs and initiatives have received wide recognition and support from state and federal agencies, including the National Science Foundation, and from industry, professional associations, and private citizens. Donors include Dr. Gregory Olsen, Allied Signal (now Honeywell), the Toyota USA Foundation, Motorola, GE Equipment Services, Bell Atlantic (now Verizon), PSE&G, BAE Systems, the Muscarelle Foundation, the Building Contractors Association, the Mechanical Contractors Association, and the John V. Machuga Foundation.
90%
90-95% passing rates in the last 3 years for EE programs
80%
80-99% passing rates in the last 3 years for ET programs
95%
95-99% for Computer Science and Information Technology programs
$87K
$87,570 AVERAGE ANNUAL WAGE FOR STEM OCCUPATIONS U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
$70M
$70M ALLOCATED TO FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS LAST YEAR ALONE
$2M
$2 MILLION RECENTLY INVESTED IN UPGRADING LABS

Historical Overview

The naming of the School is made possible by Dr. Gregory Olsen with a generous gift of $5 million to FDU in honor of his two former Physics professors, Lee Gildart and Oswald Haase, and other professors at FDU. Dr. Olsen also speaks highly of his two former Electrical Engineering professors, the late William Schick and the late Ernest Wantuch. Dr. Olsen holds three degrees from FDU: B.S. in Electrical Engineering and B.S. and M.S. in Physics. He also earned a Ph.D. in Materials Science from the University of Virginia. The entire University community is most grateful for his gift and generosity.

Contact Info

Tan,Alfredo

Professor
Email: alfredo_tan@fdu.edu
Phone: 201-692-2324
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Seed,Susan

Director of Student Advisement & Retention
Email: susan804_seed@fdu.edu
Phone: 201-692-2284
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