Small classes. Big opportunities.
At Santa Clara we focus on you.
You are not just a face in the crowd. You’ll work collaboratively with other students in the classroom, in the lab, and in the world. Your professors will help you map out your coursework, make decisions about study abroad and Silicon Valley internships, and guide you as you put learning to practice in your senior design project.
Our Jesuit values set us apart too. We teach you to consider the greater impact of your ideas. We emphasize service to community and strive to develop engineers who are compassionate leaders. The future of innovation and technology is in the hands of engineers. What would you like to do?
A welcome message to undergraduates from Dean Godfrey Mungal and Associate Dean Ruth Davis
Dear Bronco Engineers,
Welcome new students and welcome back returning undergraduates! This is a year chock-full of opportunities and events, just for you. Join a student organization (or several!), take on a leadership position, enter a contest or hackathon, attend speaker and social events, put your engineering knowledge to work around the world, or reach out to help others here at home.
By joining in, you will not only grow personally and professionally, you will develop a network of valued colleagues and mentors. We strongly 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 – and 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 – ask not just about courses, but about research, internships and grad school, be a part of, and informed about, your Bronco Engineering community (check out the latest State of the School address and read our newsletters). Strive to become your very best self.
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
Ruth E. Davis
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies
Pizza may be the draw initially, but students keep coming back to the award winning IEEE student chapter meetings for the innovative and creative programs, field trips, career workshops, camaraderie, and so much more.