Department ofMechanical Engineering


The Department of Mechanical Engineering is dedicated to delivering up-to-date, high-quality courses across a broad range of the discipline to meet the needs of both part-time and full-time graduate students.

These courses are concentrated in five technical areas: (1) design and analysis of thermofluid systems; (2) analysis and control of dynamic systems; (3) robotics and mechatronic systems; (4) mechanical design; and (5) materials engineering. Educational efforts are channeled to expand the skills of prospective and practicing engineers not only in understanding fundamentals, but also in developing competence in analyzing engineering systems. The department offers graduate degrees at the master's, engineer's, and doctorate levels, as well as certificates.


Graduate Internship/Opportunities

Graduate Teaching Assistant 2018-2019

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Santa Clara University is seeking Teaching Assistants for the 2018-2019 Academic Year to assist with the teaching of undergraduate labs & courses.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, preparing & running labs, holding office hours and review sessions, grading lab reports and homework, and performing other duties as assigned by the instructor. 

Preferred candidates will have a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering by Fall 2018 with an excellent academic record.  Candidates with strong hands-on skills and experimental experience are particularly desired.  TA's are also expected to have strong communication skills, to be responsive to e-mails, and to be prompt in meeting deadlines with regard to their duties. 

Each full-time TA will receive tuition & fees up to 8 units per quarter and a stipend for 19 hrs/wk for duties during the quarter, to include time during the week prior to the start of classes as well as during finals week.  The stipend amount for the 2018-2019 academic year has not yet been established, but it is expected to be similar to the 2017-2018 stipend amount, which is $4,000/qtr.  Appointments are made on an academic quarter-by-quarter basis and may not continue automatically for subsequent quarters and/or the following academic year.  In general, TAs are expected to be available during the week prior to the start of each quarter as well as during finals week in order to support course/lab setup/breakdown activities, etc.; furthermore, a required TA orientation/training session is typically held during the week prior to the start of classes in the Fall quarter.

Interested candidates should submit their application HERE by 5:00 pm on April 20, 2018.

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Chair: Drazen Fabris
Administrative Assistant: Peta Henderson

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

Heafey-Bergin, Bldg. 202


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