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Department ofMechanical Engineering

About Us

Mechanical engineering is essential to the proper design and manufacture of nearly every physical product or device in our modern world. 

Mechanical engineers work with material properties, understand the nature of forces, project the flow of heat and fluids, and design products to improve people's lives. Mechanical engineers work in design and analysis, product development, teaching and research; they even become high-level managers such as the CEOs of IBM, Hewlett Packard, and Chrysler. In a broad sense, mechanical engineers are problem-solvers. An education from Santa Clara University prepares our students to tackle challenging problems, making a positive impact on society.

The Mechanical Department is comprised of nine tenure-stream faculty, three full-time lectures and a number of working professionals as adjunct faculty. We are proud that our program provides a balanced education between theory and practice. The Mechanical Engineering B.S. program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, The graduate program provides a Master's and Doctoral degree as well as certificates and an Engineer degree.

Mechanical Engineering Enrollment and Graduation Data

Year 2012-13 '13-'14 '14-'15 '15-'16 '16-'17 '17-'18 '18-'19
Undergraduate Enrollment


257 241 233 222 222 220 
Graduate Enrollment
93 91 101 92 86 85 70
B.S. Graduates
43 91 48 53 71 68 52 
M.S. Graduates
21 26 36 26 41 33   
Ph.D. Graduates
0 0 0 0 3 1  

Enrollment data are from the corresponding fall quarter *Data not available at this time. For more detailed information see ABET Accredited Programs.

Contact Us

Chair: Drazen Fabris
Administrative Assistant: Peta Henderson

Mechanical Engineering
Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053

Heafey-Bergin, Bldg. 202