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Master of Science Program

The Mechanical Engineering Department is dedicated to delivering up-to-date, high quality courses across a broad range of the discipline to meet the needs of both part- and full-time graduate students. These courses are concentrated in five technical areas:

  1. Dynamics and Controls
  2. Materials Engineering
  3. Mechanical Design
  4. Robotics and Mechatronic Systems
  5. Thermofluids

Educational efforts are channeled to expand the skills of prospective and practicing engineers not only in understanding fundamentals, but also in developing competence in analyzing engineering systems. The department offers graduate degrees at the Master's, Engineer's, and Doctorate levels, as well as Certificates.

All students in the Mechanical Engineering MS Program are required to take MECH 200 and 201 or MECH 202 at the beginning of their program of studies and must complete at least one sequence of two courses in applied mathematics or an equivalent four unit course. All students must also satisfy the requirements of the graduate core.

Students must select one of the five options and develop a program of studies with an advisor (names of faculty available under each option are listed after the program title). The requirements for all options may be adjusted on the basis of the student's previous work; however, any adjustment must be approved by the departmental advisor.

All full-time students are required to complete a thesis or Capstone project as required in the concentration area.

Space Systems

This program of studies is based on the Lockheed Martin-Santa Clara University Program, which is described in detail here.

Sustainable Energy

Santa Clara University's School of Engineering has a long history of involvement in sustainable energy studies. To find out more click Here.