Santa Clara University


Senior Design and Research

A unique feature of Santa Clara’s undergraduate bioengineering program is the comprehensive and intensive capstone project known as the senior design project. In-depth application of the skills learned during the preceding three years, from initial concept development through analysis, design, and report writing, replicates the process demanded of bioengineers in practice. A highlight of the academic year, the Senior Design Conference affords students an opportunity to present their projects before a panel of alumni and other invited industry judges.

Student research is a priority at Santa Clara University, and our students are actively involved in exciting, meaningful research from their earliest undergraduate days. Students in the bioengineering program can participate in groundbreaking research as early as their freshman year.