The School of Engineering offers qualified Santa Clara University undergraduates the opportunity to earn both a Bachelor of Science degree in their technical discipline and a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management and Leadership in five years.
This is an excellent path to continue technical education while learning the essential skills required to manage technical projects and people. The degree program is open to students in bioengineering, civil engineering, computer science engineering, electrical and computer engineering, mechanical engineering, and software engineering.
The application fee and GRE General Test requirement are waived for students completing their undergraduate B.S. degree in the technical disciplines listed above who have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in their technical major. Students are required to apply no later than the end of their junior year. Upon notification of acceptance into the Engineering Management and Leadership Five-Year Program, students may begin taking graduate-level courses in the fall quarter of their senior year. The maximum number of graduate units allowed as an undergraduate in this program is 20.
Students in this program will receive a B.S. degree after satisfying the standard undergraduate degree requirements. Students will then be matriculated to the Engineering Management and Leadership M.S. program and must then fulfill all requirements for the M.S. degree.
- B.S. degrees (for those who are graduating seniors) must be posted by September 1 to allow the student progression in their graduate career.
- Undergraduate students must submit “Permission to Take Graduate Course” form to be correctly registered for graduate courses.
- All coursework applied to the M.S. degree must be at the 200 level or above and not applied to any other degree.
- Course numbers below 200 indicate undergraduate courses, numbers of 200 and above indicate graduate courses. Students may take courses assigned both undergraduate and graduate numbers (same title used for both numbers) only once as an undergraduate or graduate student.
- Students must register with the graduate course number in cross-listed courses to apply the course to an M.S. degree.
- Students who are entering this program should meet with their Engineering Management and Leadership advisor at the end of their junior year to develop a program of studies to ensure that all graduate courses they plan to take are applicable to the Engineering Management and Leadership M.S. degree.