Santa Clara University


School of Engineering Tour

Join us to experience what's happening at the School of Engineering! We are excited to offer small, guided tours to prospective high school students and families, led by our undergraduate engineering students. Our tour guides will stop at various laboratory and classroom facilities so you can see the exciting work of our engineering students and faculty, and discuss the undergraduate degree programs and Santa Clara Engineering experience. This is a great opportunity to have all your questions answered about Santa Clara University's School of Engineering!

Engineering Tours run approximately 45-60 minutes long and begin at the Dean's Office, located on the second floor of the Bannan Engineering Building. Tour groups are kept small (between 5-15 guests) and space is limited, so please see information below regarding our tour schedule and how to reserve your spot. Walk-in guests will be accommodated based on space availability.

Winter Quarter Tours (January 5 - March 20):

Tours will begin for the winter quarter on Monday, January 5 and will run until Friday, March 20. The tour schedule will be offered on the following dates and times:

Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 11:45 am & 3:30 pm
Tuesday/Thursday: 12:15 pm & 3:30 pm

Tours will not be available on the following dates during Exam Week (March 16-20):
March 19th at 12:15 pm
March 20th at 11:45 am & 3:30 pm

Spring Break Tours (March 23 - 27):

We are able to offer a limited number of engineering tours over our spring break week, as the majority of our staff will be away from campus during this time. Tours will be available at the following dates and times during the break week:

Monday, March 23: 11:30 am & 3:30 pm
Tuesday, March 24: 11:30 am
Wednesday, March 25: 11:30 am
Thursday, March 26: 11:30 am
Friday, March 27: 11:30 am & 3:30 pm

Spring Quarter Tours (March 30 - June 11):

Tours will begin for the spring quarter on Monday, March 30 and will run until Thursday, June 11. The tour schedule will be offered on the following dates and times:

Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 11:45 am & 3:30 pm
Tuesday/Thursday: 12:15 pm & 3:30 pm

Engineering tours will not be available on the following dates:
April 3 (Good Friday)
April 6, 11:45 am (Full)
April 7, 3:45 pm (Full)
May 14 (Senior Design Conference)
May 25 (Memorial Day)

Scheduling an Engineering Tour:

Please email Shane Wibeto in Engineering Undergraduate Programs to schedule your tour:
(408) 554-4468

Our tours are meant to supplement the general campus tours offered through the Office of Undergraduate Admission. If you would like to schedule a general campus tour of Santa Clara University, visit:



Meet Our Engineering Tour Guides!

Our tour guides are undergraduate students representing many of the degree programs in the School of Engineering. Each guide is currently an upper division student who is heavily involved at the School of Engineering, through research and student organizations. They are eager to share their knowledge of Santa Clara Engineering programs, special laboratories and undergraduate opportunities, as well as their own student experiences, with you on your visit!

Mujda Alamzai

Major: Bioengineering
Year: Junior
Hometown: Union City, California
High School: James Logan High School
Involvements: Clinical Lab Intern at Sequenta, Peer Educator for English Department, Middle School/ High School Debate Coach, Math Tutor

My favorite thing about SCU Engineering is the opportunity to gain exposure to people from all walks of life. Meeting students and professors from all over the country (and even the world) and seeing the way that their unique experiences have shaped not only their approach to engineering but their approach to life in general provides SCU Engineering students so much opportunity for growth both in and outside of the classroom.

Greg Cusack

Major: Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering
Year: Junior
Hometown: Santa Barbara, California
High School: Cate School
Involvements: Vice President of Santa Clara Men's Rugby team, Researcher with the Electrical Engineering Department

Our labs are filled with top notch oscilloscopes, multimeters, and powerful desktop computers. In lab, we get to use these devices and apply them to to solve real world problems.

Paola Flores

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Year: Junior
Hometown: Sacramento, California
High School: Sacramento High School
Involvements: Secretary Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Community Facilitator in the da Vinci Residential Living Community, LEAD Scholar. 

My favorite thing about the School of Engineering is our motto of "engineering with a mission".  It emphasizes the importance of not only educating the mind but also integrating the Jesuit values of competence, conscience, and compassion into engineering.

Brian Grau

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Year: Senior
Hometown: Sacramento, California
High School: Jesuit High School
Involvements: Head of Public Relations and Communications for Santa Clara Solar Decathlon, Co-founder and treasurer of the Maker Club, involvement with projects in the Robotics Systems Laboratory

The professors and staff want everyone to succeed and become the best well rounded engineers that they can. Everyone gets along and becomes friends, especially through extra-curricular activities.

Lalo Melendez

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Year: Junior
Hometown: Richmond, CA
High School: Richmond High School
Involvements: Co-President of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Community Facilitator at Loyola Residential Learning Community, Housing Building Operation Specialist, LEAD Scholar.

SCU has some of the best professors in the business, the small class sizes allow students to create close connections with the staff. The relationships you build here are unlike any other school. Another big plus is that companies in the Silicon Valley are very welcoming to SCU engineering students during and after their undergraduate studies.

Martina Sbicca

Major: Civil Engineering
Year: Junior
Hometown: Assisi, Italy
High School: Coronado High School (senior year)
Involvements: Outreach officer of the Society of Women Engineers, Member of 2013 Solar Decathlon Team, Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers Concrete Canoe team, SCU Images.

In a nutshell, what I love most about SCU Engineering, apart from the plethora of clubs and organizations available and the prime location of this campus, is the way I feel completely at home when walking into the engineering quad. The relationships I have with certain professors as well as fellow students, even after just one year, have made my experience in this school exceptional.

 Jasper Tan
Jasper Tan

Major: Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering
Year: Senior
Hometown: San Juan, Philippines
High School: Xavier School
Involvements: Frugal Innovation Lab Researcher, Member of Tau Beta Pi, Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Barkada member, Jazz Band pianist

I love how the professors give each individual student detailed and personalized attention. They have given me internship opportunities, provided me with research projects, and offered me life advice; one of them even baked me pecan pie!

Varney, Sam
Sam Varney

Major: Bioengineering
Year: Junior
Hometown: Encinitas, California
High School: San Dieguito Academy
Involvements: Alpha Kappa Psi, Sustainable Living Undergraduate Research Project (SLURP), Engineering Peer Advisor

My favorite thing about the engineering school is the small size! Professors know your name and the opportunities to get involved are easily accessible.

Brad Ydens

Major: Electrical Engineering
Year: Junior
Hometown: Trabuco Canyon, California
High School: Santa Margarita Catholic High school.
Involvements: Member of the Association for Computer Machinery, Member of the Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers, Involvement with autonomous, solar-powered vehicle project

I've never really been challenged before I came to SCU, and I love how much the courses and people here push me to exceed my own limits.

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