The Mission of the General Engineering department is to educate our students to prepare them for careers in which they can contribute positively to the growth of an increasingly integrated society. Our program combines interdisciplinary explorations and practical engineering design training vital to problem solving and technical innovation in a changing global society.
Program Educational Objectives
The General Engineering program educational objectives address the defining characteristics, attributes and abilities that Santa Clara engineering graduates demonstrate in their professional careers. Overall, our program has developed specific educational objectives for its undergraduate program that reflect our commitment to providing a program producing graduates who, within five years of graduation, will:
- apply the fundamental concepts of science and engineering using innovative design thinking towards the sustainable solution of practical problems, safely addressing the needs of a global marketplace;
- demonstrate use of appropriate methods to effectively communicate with diverse audiences guided by an understanding of and sensitivity to the social, political, ethical and legal relationships in the work environment;
- function effectively in the team work environment with integrity and professionalism;
- engage in lifelong learning with demonstrated commitment to personal and professional growth along with societal improvement through on-the-job experiences or advanced studies.