Department of Electrical Engineering
From nanobots to the national grid, electrical engineers create the systems that power our world.
The field of electrical engineering is vast. It covers the design, construction, and operation of every kind of electrical component, circuit, and system. It's integral to modern life and necessary if we are to build a more sustainable world. Where better to become an electrical engineer than in the heart of Silicon Valley?
At Santa Clara, you will study with distinguished faculty members who bring industry challenges 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.
You will get hands-on experience in facilities like the Nanoelectronics, Intelligent Control, and Electron Device Laboratories as well as through our co-op program, internship opportunities, and independent projects.
SCU EE graduates are highly sought-after for their technical knowledge and leadership skills here in the Valley and beyond.
More than a decade ago, electrical engineering Adjunct Professor Allen Sweet made a discovery so ahead of its time, he didn’t know what to do with it. He does now! His innovation just may hold the key to unlocking 5G cellular technology.
As a member of SCU’s 2009 Solar Decathlon team, Richard Navarro ’10, M.S. ’12 gained the confidence and drive to take on grand challenges. Now he does just that on the job every day as a sustainability engineer for Google.