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 Engineering and in Engineering; Master of Science in Applied Mathematics, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Management and Leadership, and Mechanical Engineering; Engineer’s degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering; and Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. In addition, the School of Engineeringoffers a variety of certificate programs, as well as an Open University program.


This University exists to advance student learning, impart values, and create knowledge. The School of Engineering uniquely embodies the Jesuit educational values in a Silicon Valley context of opportunity, diversity, innovation (technicaland otherwise), tolerance of risk and failure, and other cultural features.

The mission of the School of Engineering is to:

  • Equip undergraduate and graduate students, through personal faculty interaction, with engineering theory and practice, teamwork and leadership skills, and the motivation to contribute to the benefit of society through the ethical practice of engineering.
  • Offer distinctive graduate programs to working professionals as well as full-time students to meet the needs of our community and industry constituency.
  • Advance the state of the art of technology through faculty scholarship and industrial interaction.


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