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Department ofComputer Science and Engineering

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Learn how to create the hardware and software of tomorrow.

For undergraduates we offer a B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering that focuses on programming and building computer systems. For those looking to code and design for the Web, we also offer a B.S. in Web Design and Engineering that pairs a technical education in computing with courses in graphic arts, communication, and sociology.

By your senior year, you'll take on a major project that identifies a need, and then creates a product to address it. Past projects include apps to improve health care in rural areas, virtual reality software for treating anxiety, and nanosatellite software.

Our graduate programs include an M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering. The capstone and dissertation work of our grad students often leads to developing solutions that reach far beyond the Santa Clara campus.

Our faculty members have worked for companies like Google and LG, helped write state K-12 curriculum, and collaborated with organizations like the National Science Foundation and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. During your time here, you'll have the chance to work in their labs or with them through the Sustainable Energy Initiative or Frugal Innovation Lab.

Department Award

The department received the inaugural Dean's Special Recognition Award (May 2023).



Promotion & Tenure


Maya Ackerman received tenure and promotion to Associate Professor (effective Sep 2023).



New Faculty & Staff

Valerie Woitte

We welcome Valerie Woitte as new Senior Administrative Assistant (effective Jan 2023).


Younghyun Cho

We welcome Younghyun Cho as new Assistant Professor (effective Sep 2023).

Contact Us

Chair: Nam Ling

Senior Administrative Assistant for Graduate Matters: 
Pam Lin 408-554-6805

Senior Administrative Assistant for Undergraduate Matters: 
Valerie Woitte 408-554-5281

Computer Science and Engineering
Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053

SCDI Bergin, Bldg. 203


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