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Mission and Goals

Grounded in the Jesuit approach to education, the School of Engineering’s vision is to educate the whole person to solve society’s most complex problems. Our vision is an engineering community that inspires and develops engineering leaders of competence, conscience, and compassion—entrepreneurial thinkers who will build a more just, humane, and sustainable world.

School of Engineering Mission Statement

The mission of Santa Clara University's School of Engineering is to prepare diverse students for professional excellence, responsible citizenship, and service to society. The engineering school does this through:

  • Distinctive academic programs that are designed to produce engineers who approach their profession with competence, conscience, and compassion.
  • Broadly educated faculty, who model and encourage the notion of lifelong learning.
  • Scholarly activities that create new knowledge and advance the state of the art of technology.
  • Interactions with professional societies and companies in Silicon Valley and beyond.
  • Service activities that benefit our diverse constituencies and humanity in general.

For more than 100 years, Santa Clara University's School of Engineering has been dedicated to preparing our students for professional excellence, responsible citizenship, and service to society. Our dynamic programs in bioengineering, civil, computer, electrical, and mechanical engineering, sustainable energyapplied mathematics, and engineering management and leadership provide the theoretical and practical instruction necessary for professional excellence.

Combining expert instruction and a commitment to personal attention with a pedagogy that begins from an ethical perspective leads to a class of engineers who are not only technically outstanding, but who are excellent citizens, as well.

In today's global society, it is vitally important that we not only provide an excellent technical education for our students, but that we encourage our engineers’ creativity and assist them in seeing their ideas through to fruition. In the School of Engineering, we believe that entrepreneurs are not just born, they are developed and nurtured, and we are committed to being an active partner in that process.

At SCU, we are “engineering with a mission”—a mission to serve our students, our valley, and our world. Our mix of rigorous academics, project-based learning, and values-based education nurtures students of competence, conscience and compassion into the leaders of tomorrow—leaders who are well-equipped to face the engineering and ethical challenges of the future.

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Santa Clara University
School of Engineering
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053

Heafey-Bergin, Bldg. 202
Guadalupe Hall, Bldg. 455

408-554-5474 fax