We are the whole package.
SCU Engineering has one of the best graduate programs in the nation because we have it all: a team of highly dedicated professors, the flexibility to earn a degree while working, and a world-class Silicon Valley campus with strong industry connections.
From research-intensive Ph.D. programs and our unique Engineer’s Degree to specialized Master’s degrees and targeted certificate programs, we offer a range of options to continue your education and advance your career.
A welcome message to our graduate students from Dean Godfrey Mungal and Associate Dean Aleksandar Zecevic
Dear Bronco Graduate Engineers,
Welcome new and returning students! This is a year chock-full of opportunities and events, just for you. Our New Student Orientation is coming up on Wednesday, September 21, we have coffee and donuts every day during the first week of classes in our graduate office in Guadalupe Hall, and later in the year we will host a Thanksgiving lunch and National Engineers Week activities. We encourage you to attend speaker events, enter a contest, and work or play in the Maker Lab. Throughout the year, we will also organize a number of social events, whose primary purpose is to integrate graduate students into the University community. This will give you an opportunity to interact with faculty and other students (while having some fun in the process!).
Joining in, you will not only grow personally and professionally, you will develop a network of valued colleagues and mentors. We encourage you to keep track of your activities and accomplishments by creating a detailed LinkedIn profile. Be diligent about keeping it updated. This is the place to list not just your courses and grades, but also your side projects and engineering passions. This is where recruiters and employers will see what you can bring to their organizations – they tell us this.
This year and your entire time at Santa Clara will fly by. We encourage you to be intentional with your time and your actions. Hold yourself to the highest level of academic integrity, build a relationship with your academic advisor, be a part of your Bronco Engineering community (check out the latest State of the School address and read our newsletters). Strive to be and to become your very best self.
We would also welcome your feedback about what you like and dislike about our programs, and what we could do to improve your experience at SCU. You can do this by completing our online anonymous survey, or by placing your comments in the Student Feedback box outside the Graduate Programs office.
Please join us on Tuesday, September 27, 11:30 – 1:00 in the Bannan Engineering Quad for a welcome lunch. Pizza and dessert is on us and our student organizations and labs will be on hand to show you what they're all about.
We wish you all the best this year and always. Go Broncos!
Dean, School of Engineering
Associate Dean, Graduate Studies
The School of Engineering conferred four doctorate degrees in Academic Year 2015-16, Antonis Avgoustinos Orphanou and Jeoong Sung Park in electrical engineering and Chokri Sendi and John Thomas Shepard in mechanical engineering.
“I came to Santa Clara to fulfill my dreams of becoming an entrepreneur,” explains Nikita Sushil Kumar from Bangalore, India, who recently earned her master’s degree in engineering management and leadership at SCU.
This article was originally published on Re/code (www.recode.net) on April 20, 2016. It was written by Scott Hunter, a master’s student at Santa Clara University studying mechanical engineering with a focus in robotics and mechatronics.