Santa Clara University


About Graduate Engineering

At Santa Clara University's School of Engineering, we are “engineering with a mission”— a mission to serve our students, our valley, and our world. In keeping with our Jesuit tradition, we impart to our students the knowledge, skills, and vision necessary to make a difference in the world. Our mix of rigorous academics, hands-on learning, and values-based education offered by a cadre of dedicated, accessible faculty members provides the perfect environment for personal and professional growth.

Santa Clara University provides full-time students and busy working professionals in Silicon Valley with various education options to match their personal needs and working schedules, including:

A new focus on sustainability and renewable energy at SCU has brought international acclaim, exciting new industry and government relationships, and unparalleled opportunities to advance the field of sustainable energy engineering as a result of our outstanding showing in two Solar Decathlon competitions. With an environmentally and socially responsible approach, our interdisciplinary 16-Unit Renewable Energy Graduate Certificate Program, starting in Fall 2010, is designed to give students a broad knowledge of the evolving renewable energy sector and specific engineering skills to work with solar, wind, hydropower, biofuel, and nuclear power.

The graduate minor in Science, Technology and Society (STS); effective in Fall 2010, is designed to help students gain a deeper understanding of the influence that engineering has on society (and vice versa). The scope of the minor is broad, and includes topics that range from the social impact of new technologies, to applied ethics, sustainability and religion. As such, it reflects an educational philosophy that goes well beyond narrow specialization and promotes a global and societal orientation. All the courses in this program have a distinctly interdisciplinary flavor, and are designed to develop creativity, innovation and leadership.


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