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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 '14-'15 '15-'16 '16-'17 '17-'18 '18-'19 '19-'20 '20-'21
Undergraduate Enrollment


233 222 222 220 212 204 
Graduate Enrollment
101 92 86 85 70 71 64
B.S. Graduates
48 53 71 68 52 48 57
M.S. Graduates
36 26 41 33 35 23 13
Ph.D. Graduates
0 0 3 1 1 1 1

Enrollment data are from the corresponding fall quarter. For more detailed information see ABET Accredited Programs.

Contact Us

Interim Chair: Michael Taylor
Department Manager: Gina Orais


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