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.
Electrical Engineering Professor Sarah Kate Wilson was recently honored with the prestigious Harriett B. Rigas Award for significant contributions to engineering education. Read more about this defender of student learning, champion of diversity and inclusion, acclaimed international researcher, and professional activist.
Electrical engineering and environmental science double major James Wang ’19 has built an impressive resume gaining experience in the energy and power systems arenas. Now the sustainability and social justice warrior has an opportunity to take his experience to the next level.