Santa Clara University

Graduate School of Engineering

Engineering at Santa Clara

The undergraduate programs leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering were first offered at Santa Clara University in 1912; the programs were accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology in 1937. Since that time, the following degree programs have been added: Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering and in Engineering; Master of Science in Applied Mathematics, Bioengineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Management and Leadership, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering and Sustainable Energy; Engineer’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering; and Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. In addition, the School of Engineering offers a variety of certificate programs, as well as an Open University program.


The mission of Santa Clara University’s School of Engineering is to prepare diverse students for professional excellence, responsible citizenship, and service to society. The engineering school does this through:

  • Distinctive academic programs that are designed to produce engineers who approach
    their profession with competence, conscience, and compassion
  • Broadly educated faculty, who model and encourage the notion of lifelong learning
  • Scholarly activities that create new knowledge and advance the state of the art of technology
  • Interactions with professional societies and companies in Silicon Valley and beyond
  • Service activities that benefit our diverse constituencies and humanity in general


The School of Engineering will be known and treasured, in Silicon Valley and beyond, for the impact of its graduates and faculty on improving the human condition through engineering education, practice, and scholarship.

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