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.

Fall Quarter Tours (September 21 - December 11):

Tours will begin for the fall quarter on Monday, September 21 and will run until Friday, December 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 & 3:45 pm

Engineering tours will not be available on the following dates:
November 23-27 (Thanksgiving Closure)
December 14-January 1 (Winter Break)

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!

Academic Year Tour Guide Staff

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.

Thomas Evans

Major: Bioengineering
Year: Senior
Hometown: Louisville, Colorado
High School: Monarch High School
Involvements: Researcher with the Bioengineering Department, Intramural Sports

I enjoy the close relationships I have with faculty members and the wide variety of technical electives that are available to me.

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.

Khoo, Amanda

Amanda Khoo

Major: Bioengineering
Year: Senior
Hometown: Alameda, California
High School: Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School
Involvements: SCU Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Club Team, Research in the Biology Department

My favorite thing about SCU engineering is the "can do" attitude you encounter in day to day interactions with colleagues, faculty and friends.

Lalo Melendez

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Year: Senior
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.

Nicolas Metais

Major: Electrical Engineering
Year: Senior
Hometown: Gex, France
High School: International School of Geneva, Switzerland
Involvements: Researcher with the Latimer Energy Lab, Member of Engineers Without Borders, Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Team Member for the Tiny House Competition.

My favorite things about the School of Engineering are the small classes and personalized education. The intimate setting of classes encourages students to ask questions, further enhancing everyone's understanding of the topic.

Michael Rudolf

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Year: Senior
Hometown: Naples, Florida
High School: Niskayuna High School
Involvements: Researcher with the Latimer Energy Lab, Member of Engineers Without Borders, Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

I really enjoy weekly lab time for different engineering courses, as you get to apply what you have learned in the classroom.

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.

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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