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Department ofElectrical and Computer Engineering

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

From nanobots to the national grid, electrical and computer engineers create the systems that power and control our world

The field of electrical and computer engineering is vast, and the recent renaming of the department to electrical and computer engineering more accurately characterizes its breadth. It covers the design, construction, and operation of every kind of electrical component, circuit, and system - from fundamental control systems to management of power grids, from simple embedded systems to modern networks and the internet of things, from simple signal processing to machine learning, from basic computer architecture to large configurable systems using FPGAs and GPUs. It's integral to modern life and necessary if we are to build a more sustainable world. Where better to become an electrical and computer engineer than in the heart of Silicon Valley?

At Santa Clara, you will study with distinguished faculty members who bring global challenges and state of the art experience to their classrooms and research. They've developed a curriculum that is both practical and innovative, and takes care to address ethical and societal impacts of engineering.

You will get hands-on experience in well-equipped modern laboratories and project spaces as well as through our co-op program, internship opportunities, and independent projects.

Our Bachelor's, Master's, and Ph.D. degrees all offer specializations, and our graduate certificate programs provide a quick way to become skilled in a specific area.

SCU EE graduates are highly sought-after for their technical knowledge and leadership skills here in the Valley and beyond.

Spring Remote Office Hours

Remote Office Hours and Availability 

During this time of remote learning, we want to ensure that our students know we are still available for questions, concerns, and connections. Our faculty and staff will miss seeing our students gathering around the lobby tables, building origami to adorn the TVs and hearing the chatter of ingenuity in the labs. However, we believe with some adaptation and effort we can still maintain and nurture the strong interactions and relationships we have during this time. Please reach out!







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Austin Colon, Shane Buck, and Steven Pretlove who took different paths to SCU bring different perspectives.

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Faculty Spotlight

Kurt Schab says SCU has a culture of encouraging faculty to branch out.

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Alumni Spotlight

Alex Austin ’07 (B. S. electrical engineering) is co-founder and CEO of Branch Metrics.

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New Courses

New Courses for Winter 2020: 

Undergraduate Course in Quantum Computing and Complexity and Graduate classes in Deep Learning, Hardware Security, Architecture, Information Theory, Electromagnetics and Materials

Contact Us

Chair: Shoba Krishnan

Administrative Assistant: Kelly Gonzalez

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

Heafey-Bergin, Bldg. 202

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