2019-2020 Academic Year
Letter from the Dean
On behalf of the School of Engineering faculty and staff, I welcome you to a new year in your graduate school journey. If you are newly embarking on the next step in your academic journey, or if you are continuing along a path that we hope you have already found stimulating and fulfilling at Santa Clara, we are here to help you. Some of you are continuing your engineering education along the path that you started as an undergraduate. Others of you might be seeking to change the trajectory of your engineering career. Still others of you might be boldly changing the very field in which you seek to contribute your talents.
We here at Santa Clara University are ready to help you on your graduate journey, wherever it started and wherever it will take you. Santa Clara University is committed to providing you a graduate education that combines rigorous instruction in fundamentals with the art of engineering practice. A Santa Clara graduate education will advance not only your technical knowledge and skills, but will provide you the tools and skills to be a life-long learner, skills that are critical in today’s rapidly changing and competitive workplaces that drive engineering innovation. Your graduate education will empower you to truly use your intellect and creativity as an engineer to its fullest expression.
The Santa Clara graduate engineering program aims to produce not only outstanding engineers, but also engineering leaders of uncompromising dedication, integrity and conscience who will be strong leaders in an increasingly complex global environment. As the Jesuit University in Silicon Valley, Santa Clara University is proud to be a vital and unique part of the limitless innovative force that is the heart of the Valley. Silicon Valley pioneers were driven to explore, to innovate, and to improve society through advances in engineering. That quest continues today not only in the Valley but indeed in the minds of every engineer who wants to make a difference. At Santa Clara University, you will find a community of teachers and scholars that will stimulate your imagination, expand your knowledge, and nurture your conscience and compassion so that you can be part of a profession that can and will create a more just, humane, prosperous, and sustainable world.
For over 100 years, the School of Engineering at Santa Clara University has helped students turn their dreams to reality. We stand ready in our second century of e
Ronald Danielson, Ph.D.
Interim Dean, School of Engineering
Associate Professor, Computer Science & Engineering
Academic Calendar 2019-2020
All dates are inclusive.
Registration dates are subject to change.
Registration holds must be cleared with the appropriate office by 5 p.m. on Friday when an e-campus deadline to add or drop a class falls on a Sunday.
Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer Quarter refund polices: www.explore-biography.com/bursar
Fall Quarter 2019
|July 15-19||Monday-Friday||Fall 2019 registration period|
|July 22||Monday||Open Enrollment Period Begins|
|August 21||Wednesday||Payment Deadline for Fall 2019|
|September 2||Monday||Labor Day; administrative holiday. Consult instructor.|
|September 16||Monday||Drop/Swap begins; $50 per course|
|September 16||Monday||Late registration; $100 fee if no previous enrollment|
|September 23||Monday||Classes begin|
|September 25||Wednesday||New Student Orientation|
|September 27||Friday||Last day to petition for graduate degrees to be conferred in December 2019|
|September 29||Sunday||Last day to change registration or withdraw from classes with a 100% tuition refund (less fees) (Clear registration holds by Friday, 9/27 by 4 p.m.)|
Mass of the Holy Spirit, 12 p.m. at the Mission Church. Classes will not meet from11:45-1:15pm. Classes scheduled to begin at 1 pm will begin instead at 1:15pm (some classes may meet, consult with instructor)
|October 6||Sunday||Last day to withdraw from classes with a 50 % tuition refund (less fees)|
|October 11||Friday||Last day to submit incomplete work for Spring 2019 and Summer Session 2019|
|October 13||Sunday||Last day to withdraw from classes with a 25% tuition refund (less fees)|
|October 18||Friday||Last day to withdraw from classes and not receive a W (no tuition refund)|
|October 18||Friday||Last day for faculty to remove Spring 2019 and Summer Session 2019 incomplete grades|
|November 4-8||Monday-Friday||Winter 2020 registration period|
|November 8||Friday||Last day to drop classes with a W|
|November 11||Monday||Winter 2020 Open Enrollment Period Begins|
|November 28-29||Thursday-Friday||Thanksgiving recess; administrative holiday|
|December 6||Friday||Classes end|
|December 9-13||Monday-Friday||Fall quarter final examinations|
|December 18||Wednesday||Fall quarter grades due|
|December 21||Saturday||Payment deadline for Winter 2020|
|December 24-25||Tuesday-Wednesday||Christmas recess; administrative holiday|
|December 31-January 1||Tuesday-Wednesday||New Year’s recess; administrative holiday|
Winter Quarter 2020
|November 4-8||Monday-Friday||Winter 2020 registration period|
|November 11||Monday||Open enrollment period begins|
|December 21||Saturday||Payment Deadline for Winter 2020|
|December 30||Monday||Late registration begins; $100 fee if no previous enrollment|
|December 30||Monday||Drop/Swap begins; $50 per course|
|January 6||Monday||Classes begin|
|January 8||Wednesday||New Student Orientation|
|January 12||Friday||Last Day to petition for graduate degrees to be conferred in March 2020|
|January 12||Sunday||Last day to change registration or withdraw from classes with a 100% tuition refund (less fees) (Clear registration holds by Friday 1/10 by 4 p.m.)|
|January 19||Friday||Last day to withdraw from classes with a 50% tuition refund (less fees)|
|January 20||Monday||Martin Luther King Day; administrative holiday. Consult instructor.|
|January 26||Friday||Last day to submit incomplete Fall quarter 2019 work to faculty|
|January 26||Sunday||Last day to withdraw from classes with a 25% tuition refund (less fees)|
|January 31||Friday||Last day for faculty to remove Fall 2019 incomplete grades|
|January 31||Friday||Last day to withdraw from classes and not receive a W grade (no tuition refund)|
|February 3-7||Monday-Friday||Spring 2020 registration period|
|February 10||Monday||Spring 2020 Open Enrollment begins|
|February 17||Monday||Presidents’ Day; administrative holiday. (Consult instructor)|
|February 21||Friday||Last day to withdraw from classes with a W|
|February 21||Friday||Last day to petition for graduate degrees to be conferred in June 2020|
|March 13||Friday||Classes end|
|March 16-20||Monday-Friday||Winter final examinations|
|March 21||Saturday||Payment Deadline for Spring 2020|
|March 25||Wednesday||Winter quarter grades due|
Spring Quarter 2020
|February 3-7||Monday-Friday||Spring 2020 registration period|
|February 10||Monday||Open enrollment period begins|
|February 21||Friday||Last day to petition for graduate degrees to be conferred in June 2020|
|March 21||Saturday||Payment Deadline for Spring 2020|
|March 23||Monday||Late registration fee begins; $100 fee if no previous enrollment|
|March 23||Monday||Drop/Swap begins; $50 per course|
|March 30||Monday||Classes begin|
|April 1||Wednesday||New Student Orientation|
|April 5||Sunday||Last day to change registration or withdraw from classes with a 100% tuition refund. (less fees) (Clear registration holds by 4/3 by 4:00 p.m.)|
|April 6-10||Monday-Friday||Summer 2020 registration period for current students for all three sessions|
|April 10||Friday||Good Friday; academic and administrative holiday (Consult instructor)|
|April 12||Sunday||Last day to withdraw from classes with a 50 % tuition refund (less fees)|
|April 13||Monday||Summer 2020 Open Enrollment period begins|
|April 17||Friday||Last day to submit incomplete work to faculty for Winter 2020|
|April 19||Sunday||Last day to withdraw from classes with 25% tuition refund (less fees)|
|April 24||Friday||Last day for faculty to remove Winter 2020 incomplete grades|
|April 24||Friday||Last day to drop classes without a W (no tuition refund)|
|May 15||Friday||Last day to withdraw from classes with a W|
|May 21||Thursday||Payment Deadline for Summer 2020|
|May 25||Monday||Memorial Day; academic and administrative holiday. (Consult instructor)|
|June 5||Friday||Classes end|
|June 8-12||Monday-Friday||Spring final examinations|
|June 12||Friday||Graduate Commencement|
|June 17||Wednesday||Spring quarter grades due|
Summer Sessions 2020
|April 6-10||Monday-Friday||Registration period for current students for all three sessions|
|April 13||Monday||Open Enrollment Period Begins|
|May 21||Thursday||Payment Deadline for Summer 2020|
|June 15||Monday||Drop/Swap begins; $50 per course|
|June 15||Monday||Late registration; $100 fee if no previous enrollment|
|June 22||Monday||Classes begin for Summer Sessions I and II|
|June 26||Friday||Last day to register for all three sessions|
|July 3||Friday||Last day to petition for graduate degrees to be conferred in September 2020|
|July 4||Saturday||Independence Day observed; administrative holiday. Classes will meet|
|July 24||Friday||Last day to withdraw from classes for Session II only (no tuition refund)|
|July 24||Friday||Classes end for Session II only|
|July 27-28||Monday, Tuesday||Summer Session II final examinations|
|August 3||Monday||Classes begin for Summer Session III|
|August 28||Friday||Last day to withdraw from classes for Session I only (no tuition refund)|
|August 28||Friday||Classes end for Session I only|
|August 31-Sept. 4||Monday-Friday||Summer Session I final examinations|
|September 4||Friday||Last day to withdraw from classes for Session III only|
|September 4||Friday||Classes end for Session III only|
|September 7-8||Monday, Tuesday||Summer Session III final examinations|
|September 7||Monday||Labor day observed; administrative holiday: classes will meet|
Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara University一道本不卡免费高清 blends high-tech innovation with a social consciousness grounded in the Jesuit educational tradition. Founded in 1851 by the Society of Jesus, California’s oldest operating higher education institution offers a rigorous undergraduate curriculum in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus nationally recognized graduate and professional programs in business, law, engineering, education, counseling psychology, pastoral ministries, and theology. The University boasts a diverse community of scholars offering a values-oriented curriculum characterized by small class sizes and a dedication to educating students for competence, conscience, and compassion. The traditions of Jesuit education—educating the whole person for a life of service—run deep in all of its curricular and co-curricular programs. Santa Clara University is perennially ranked among the top comprehensive universities by U.S. News & World Report and has one of the highest graduation rates for undergraduate students among all comprehensive universities. The University has a national reputation for its undergraduate program that features a distinctive core curriculum, an integrated learning environment, and research opportunities for undergraduate students.
一道本不卡免费高清The University was established as Santa Clara College on the site of the Mission Santa Clara de Asís, the eighth of the original 21 California missions. The college originally operated as a preparatory school and did not offer collegiate courses until 1853. Following the Civil War, enrollment increased, and by 1875 the size of the student body was 275. One-third of the students were enrolled in the collegiate division; the remainder attended the college’s preparatory and high school departments.
Santa Clara experienced slow and steady growth during its first 60 years, becoming the University of Santa Clara in 1912, when the schools of engineering and law were added. In 1925, the high school was separated from the University and took the name of Bellarmine College Preparatory in 1928. The Leavey School of Business opened in 1926, and within a decade, became one of the first business schools in the country to receive national accreditation.
一道本不卡免费高清For 110 years, Santa Clara was an all-male school. In the fall of 1961, women were accepted as undergraduates, and Santa Clara became the first coeducational Catholic university in California. The decision resulted in an admissions explosion—from 1,500 students to more than 5,000. The size of the faculty tripled, and the University began the largest building program in school history, building eight residence halls, a student union, and an athletic stadium. In 1985, the University adopted “Santa Clara University” as its official name.
University Vision, Mission, and Fundamental Values
Santa Clara University has adopted three directional statements to describe the kind of university it aspires to become (Strategic Vision), its core purpose and the constituencies it serves (University Mission), and the beliefs that guide its actions (Fundamental Values).
Santa Clara University will educate citizens and leaders of competence, conscience, and compassion, and cultivate knowledge and faith to build a more humane, just, and sustainable world.
一道本不卡免费高清The University pursues its vision by creating an academic community that educates the whole person within the Jesuit, Catholic tradition, making student learning our central focus, continuously improving our curriculum and co-curriculum, strengthening our scholarship and creative work, and serving the communities of which we are a part in Silicon Valley and around the world.
Student learning takes place at the undergraduate and graduate level in an
educational environment that integrates rigorous inquiry and scholarship, creative
imagination, reflective engagement with society, and a commitment to fashioning a more humane and just world.
As an academic community, we expand the boundaries of knowledge and insight through teaching, research, artistic expression, and other forms of scholarship. It is primarily through discovering, communicating, and applying knowledge that we exercise our institutional responsibility as a voice of reason and conscience in society.
We offer challenging academic programs and demonstrate a commitment to the
- Undergraduate students who seek an education with a strong humanistic orientation in a primarily residential setting
- Graduate students, many of them working professionals in Silicon Valley, who seek advanced degree programs that prepare them to make significant contributions to their fields
一道本不卡免费高清In addition to these core programs, we also provide a variety of continuing education and professional development opportunities for non-matriculated students.
The University is committed to these core values, which guide us in carrying out our mission and realizing our vision:
Academic Excellence. We seek an uncompromising standard of excellence in teaching, learning, creativity, and scholarship within and across disciplines.
Search for Truth, Goodness, and Beauty. We prize scholarship and creative work that advance human understanding, improve teaching and learning, and add to the betterment of society by illuminating the most significant problems of the day and exploring the enduring mysteries of life. In this search, our commitment to academic freedom is unwavering.
Engaged Learning. 一道本不卡免费高清We strive to integrate academic reflection and direct experience in the classroom and the community, especially to understand and improve the lives of those with the least education, power, and wealth.
Commitment to Students. As teachers and scholars, mentors and facilitators, we
一道本不卡免费高清 endeavor to educate the whole person. We nurture and challenge students–intellectually, spiritually, aesthetically, morally, socially, and physically–preparing them for leadership and service to the common good in their professional, civic, and personal lives.
Service to Others. We promote throughout the University a culture of service—service not only to those who study and work at Santa Clara but also to society in general and to its most disadvantaged members as we work with and for others to build a more humane, just, faith-filled, and sustainable world.
Community and Diversity. We cherish our diverse and inclusive community of students, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni, a community that is enriched by people of different backgrounds, respectful of the dignity of all its members, enlivened by open communication, and caring and just toward others.
Jesuit Distinctiveness. We treasure our Jesuit heritage and tradition, which incorporates all of these core values. This tradition gives expression to our Jesuit educational mission and Catholic identity while also welcoming and respecting other religious and philosophical traditions, promoting the dialogue between faith and culture, and valuing opportunities to deepen religious beliefs.
Santa Clara University offers undergraduate degrees leading to the bachelor of arts (B.A.), bachelor of science (B.S.), and bachelor of science in commerce. The College of Arts and Sciences offers the B.A. degree and the B.S. degree in 33 subject areas and includes the graduate program in pastoral ministries, through which it offers the master of arts (M.A.) degree in catechetic, pastoral liturgy, spirituality, and liturgical music. The Leavey School of Business offers the B.S. degree in commerce with majors in eight subject areas. The School of Engineering offers a B.S. degree with majors in seven subject areas. A variety of interdisciplinary and discipline-based minors are also offered for undergraduates.
The School of Law offers programs leading to the degrees of juris doctor (J.D.) and master of laws (LL.M.). J.D. students may earn certificates of specialization in high technology law, international law, and public interest and social justice law. LL.M students may earn master of laws in intellectual property or U.S. law. A broad curriculum also includes business and commercial law, taxation, criminal law and trial advocacy, environmental law, estate planning, labor law, health law, legal writing and research, as well as opportunities for externships, clinical work, and professional skill development.
The Leavey School of Business offers graduate programs leading to the master of business administration (MBA) degree with coursework in accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing, and operations management and information systems (OMIS). The business school also offers graduate programs leading to the master of science in information systems (MSIS), business analytics, supply chain management, or finance. In conjunction with the law school, the business school also offers joint degree programs leading to a J.D./MBA and J.D./MSIS.
The School of Engineering offers graduate programs leading to the master of science (M.S.) degree in applied mathematics; bioengineering; civil, environmental, and sustainable engineering; computer science and engineering;s electrical engineering; engineering management; mechanical engineering; software engineering; and sustainable energy; and the engineer’s degree in computer science and engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering. The engineering school also offers the doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in computer science and engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering.
The two departments in the School of Education and Counseling Psychology offer credential and graduate programs. The Department of Education focuses on preparing teachers and administrators for public and Catholic schools. It offers programs in teacher preparation leading to credentials (i.e., California preliminary multiple-subject and single-subject teaching credentials, and California Clear credential) and the master of arts in teaching (MAT) degree. Its programs in educational administration prepare public K–12 administrators (i.e., the Preliminary California Administrative Services credential and the California Clear Administrative Services credential), and Catholic school leaders through the certificate program in Catholic School Leadership. The department also offers an M.A. program in interdisciplinary education (with emphases in curriculum and instruction; science, technology, environmental education, and mathematics [STEEM]; and educational administration). The departments of Education and Counseling Psychology jointly offer the certificate program in Alternative and Correctional Education. The Department of Counseling Psychology offers two degree programs: M.A. in counseling psychology and M.A. in counseling. The M.A. in counseling psychology can lead to state licensure for marriage and family therapists and/or licensed professional clinical counselors. The department includes emphasis programs in health, correctional, and Latino counseling.
The Jesuit School of Theology (JST) is one of only two Jesuit theological centers in the United States operated by the Society of Jesus, as the order of Catholic priests is known. It is one of only two Jesuit theological centers in the country that offer three ecclesiastical degrees certified by the Vatican Congregation for Catholic Education, and it also offers four advanced theological degrees certified by the Association of Theological Schools. In addition, JST offers a spiritual renewal program for clergy, religious, and lay people, and conducts an annual Instituto Hispano that offers a certificate program to advance Hispanic leadership in the pastoral life of the church.
Centers of Distinction
Santa Clara University has three Centers of Distinction that serve as major points of interaction between the University and local and global communities. Each center focuses on a theme that is central to Santa Clara’s distinctive mission as a Jesuit university and offers an educational environment integrating rigorous inquiry and scholarship, creative imagination, reflective engagement with society, and a commitment to fashioning a more humane and just world. Each center engages faculty and students from different disciplines as well as experts and leaders from the community through speakers, conferences, workshops, and experiential learning opportunities.
Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship
The mission of the Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship is to accelerate global, innovation-based entrepreneurship in service to humanity. Through an array of programs including its signature Global Social Benefit Institute (GSBI™), the Center engages an international network of social enterprises, investment capital, and technical resources to build the capacity of the global social entrepreneurship movement. As a Center of Distinction at Santa Clara University, the Center leverages its programs to inspire faculty and students with real-world case studies, distinctive curricula, and unique research opportunities, advancing the University’s vision of creating a more just, humane, and sustainable world. More information can be found at the. Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship website.
Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education
一道本不卡免费高清The Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education promotes and enhances the distinctively Jesuit, Catholic tradition of education at Santa Clara University, with a view toward serving students, faculty, staff, and through them the larger community, both local and global. The Ignatian Center achieves this mission chiefly through four signature programs:
- Bannan Institutes provide yearlong thematic programs including academic events and scholarly activities that further the Jesuit, Catholic character of the University.
- Community-based learning places over 1,200 students each year with community partners, frequently in connection with an academic course.
- Immersion programs offer students, during academic breaks, the opportunity to experience local, domestic, and international communities with little access to wealth, power, and privilege.
- Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius provide opportunities for members of the community to encounter the spiritual sources of the Jesuit tradition.
Through these four programs, the Ignatian Center aspires to be recognized throughout Silicon Valley and beyond as providing leadership for the integration of faith, justice, and the intellectual life.
Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
一道本不卡免费高清 The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics brings the traditions of ethical thinking to bear on real-world problems. Our mission is to engage individuals and organizations in making choices that respect and care for others. Beyond a full range of events, grants, and fellowships for the Santa Clara University community, the Center serves professionals in business, education, health care, government, journalism, and the social sector, providing training, programs, and roundtables that explore the ethical challenges in the field. In addition, we focus on ethical issues in leadership, technology, and the internet. Through our website and international collaborations, we also bring ethical decision-making resources to the wider world.
一道本不卡免费高清Santa Clara University’s emphasis on a community of scholars and integrated education attracts faculty members who are as committed to students’ intellectual and moral development as they are to pursuing their own scholarship. The University’s 530 full-time faculty members include Fulbright professors, nationally recognized authors, ground breaking scientists, and distinguished economic theorists.
Santa Clara University has a student population of 9,015, with over 5,500 undergraduate students and 3,296 graduate students. The undergraduate population has a male-to-female ratio of 50-to-50, and about 57 percent of undergraduate students identify themselves as persons of color. About 62 percent of undergraduates are from California, with the others coming from throughout the United States and 44 countries. Seventy-seven percent of undergraduate students receive some kind of financial aid–scholarships, grants, or loans. More than half (53 percent) of the undergraduate population live in University housing, with 90 percent of first-year students and 70 percent of sophomores living on campus. Students experience an average class size of 23, with 42 percent of classes having fewer than 20 students and only 1.6 percent of classes having 50 or more students. The student-to-faculty ratio is 12-to-1.
一道本不卡免费高清The University’s commitment to learning is expressed in the fact that 96.2 percent of first-year students advance to the sophomore year, and the percentage of Santa Clara students who graduate is among the highest in the country. The four-year graduation rate for entering first-year students is 78 percent, with a five-year graduation rate of 84 percent and a six-year graduation rate of 85.2 percent.
一道本不卡免费高清Santa Clara University has over 100,000 alumni living in all 50 states and almost 100 countries. More than half of the alumni live in the San Francisco Bay Area, where many are leaders in business, law, engineering, academia, and public service.
Amid all this beauty and history are modern, world-class academic facilities. Students study and thrive in places such as the Sobrato Family Technology Center and Orradre Library一道本不卡免费高清. Individuals and groups alike enjoy studying in its inviting, light-filled, and open environment. Notably, the library features an Automated Retrieval System, a high-density storage area where up to 900,000 books and other publications can be stored and retrieved using robotic-assisted technology.
Lucas Hall, home of the Leavey School of Business. This modern 85,000-square-foot building houses classrooms, meeting rooms, offices, study spaces, and a café. Classrooms are equipped with state-of-the-art videoconferencing equipment as well as a multiplatform system to record faculty lectures for later review by students. The Arts and Sciences Building adjacent to Lucas Hall is home to the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics一道本不卡免费高清 as well as academic departments, classrooms, and a 2,200-square-foot digital television studio—among the best found on any campus nationwide.
Nearby is the Patricia A. and Stephen C. Schott Admission and Enrollment Services Building一道本不卡免费高清, a welcome center for campus visitors and home to several University departments. Opened in 2012, the lobby of this green-certified structure includes technology-infused exhibits that illustrate Santa Clara’s Jesuit mission.
Opening in 2020, the University will introduce the new Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation一道本不卡免费高清, made possible by a game-changing gift of $100 million from John A. and Susan Sobrato. The 300,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility will enhance STEM education and promote cross-disciplinary exploration.
Slated to open in the summer of 2020, the Stephen C. and Patricia A. Schott Athletic Excellence Center will provide dedicated space for student athletics to work out, train, eat and study together, while also providing additional facility options for events and students participating in club and intramural sports. The 50,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility will enhance the achievements of Santa Clara University’s athletics program.
一道本不卡免费高清The University is located on a 106-acre campus in the city of Santa Clara in one of the world’s great cultural centers. More than 50 buildings on campus house themed student residences, a main library, a law library, two student centers, the de Saisset Museum, extensive performing arts and athletic facilities, and a recreation and fitness center.
一道本不卡免费高清Santa Clara’s campus is located in the heart of Silicon Valley—a region known for its visionaries, who have designed and created some of the most significant scientific and technological advances of our age. More than a place, Silicon Valley is a mindset—home to more than two million residents and 6,600 science- and technology-related companies, not including San Francisco, which is just an hour away.
Santa Clara’s campus is well known for its beauty and Mission-style architecture. Opened in 2013, the brick-paved Abby Sobrato Mall leads visitors from the University’s main entrance to the heart of campus—the Mission Santa Clara de Asís. The rose gardens and palm and olive trees of the Mission Gardens surround the historic Mission Church, which was restored in 1928. The adjacent Adobe Lodge is the oldest building on campus. In 1981, it was restored to its 1822 decor.
Santa Clara has 10 on-campus residence halls, most with traditional double rooms and large common bathrooms, others with suite arrangements conducive to more informal living. Juniors and seniors can apply for townhouse-style living in the 138-unit University Villas across from the main campus. Opening for the 2019-2020 academic year, Finn Residence Hall will be located on the south end of campus. As the 11th residence hall, this facility will be comprised of mini-suite style rooms for students. Neighborhood amenities such as kitchens, living rooms and study spaces will be on each floor as well as a large multi-purpose room and recreational space.
The Robert F. Benson Memorial Center serves as a hub for campus life. The Benson Center offers dining services and houses the campus bookstore, post office, and meeting rooms. The University’s main dining hall resembles an upscale food court with numerous stations and options. For a more laidback experience, The Bronco is the Benson Center’s late-night venue, serving beverages and pub-style food.
Another hotspot for student life, the Paul L. Locatelli, S.J., Student Activity
Center includes a 6,000-square-foot gathering hall with a high ceiling that can accommodate dances and concerts as well as pre- and post-game activities. Designed with
environmental sensitivity, the building is energy efficient and has daytime lighting controls and motion sensors to maximize use of natural light. For fitness-minded students, the Pat Malley Fitness and Recreation Center features a 9,500-square-foot weight training and cardiovascular exercise room, three basketball courts, a swimming pool, and other facilities to support the recreational and fitness needs of the campus community.
The campus features many locations for quiet reflection as well. One such place is the St. Clare Garden, which features plants and flowers arranged into five groups to portray the stages of the saint’s life. For campus members who want a more hands-on relationship with nature, the Forge Garden, SCU’s half-acre organic garden, serves as a campus space for course research, service learning, and sustainable food production.
Athletics and the Arts
Athletics is an important part of the University, and Bronco spirit is evident everywhere on campus. Among the newest additions to Santa Clara’s athletics facilities is Stephen Schott Stadium, home field for the men’s baseball team. The stadium features batting cages, a clubhouse, concessions stands, and seating for 1,500 fans. Across the street is
Bellomy Field—eight acres of well-lit, grassy field space used for club and intramural sports like rugby and field hockey. Adjacent to Bellomy Field is the well-appointed women’s softball field. Other athletic venues on campus include the 6,400-seat Stevens Stadium, home to the men’s and women’s soccer programs, and the Leavey Event Center, the University’s premier basketball facility. Over the years, it has hosted nine West Coast Conference Basketball Championships.
The arts, an equally important part of life at Santa Clara University, are on vibrant display at the de Saisset Museum, the University’s accredited museum of art and history. The de Saisset presents changing art exhibitions throughout the year and serves as the caretaker of the University’s California History Collection, which includes artifacts from the Native American, Mission, and early Santa Clara College periods. The Edward M. Dowd Art and Art History Building opened in 2016. The 45,000-square-foot facility includes modern studios for students and faculty, technology-rich classrooms, student workspaces, and meeting areas. The building features a rotunda on the third floor with an outdoor terrace area. Student, faculty, and visiting artists’ work is displayed both indoors and outdoors.
SCU Presents represents the performing arts on campus, including the Louis B. Mayer Theatre, the Fess Parker Studio Theatre, and the Music Recital Hall. Mayer Theatre is Santa Clara University’s premier theatrical venue, housing 500 intimate seats in either a flexible proscenium or thrust stage setting. The Fess Parker Studio Theatre has no fixed stage or seating. Its black-box design, complete with movable catwalks, provides superb flexibility in an experimental setting. The 250-seat Music Recital Hall provides a contemporary setting where students, faculty, and guest artists offer a variety of performances.
Engineering at Santa Clara
The undergraduate programs leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering were first offered at Santa Clara University in 1912 and these programs were later accredited by the Accreditation Board for
Engineering and Technology in 1937. Since that time, the following degree programs have been added: Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering and in Engineering; Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Bioengineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Management and Leadership, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering and Power Systems and Sustainable Energy; Engineer’s
degree in Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical
Engineering; and Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science and Engineering,
Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. In addition, the School of Engineering offers a variety of certificate programs, as well as an Open University program.
SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of Santa Clara University’s School of Engineering is to prepare diverse students for professional excellence, responsible citizenship, and service to society. The engineering school does this through:
- Distinctive academic programs that are designed to produce engineers who approach their profession with competence, conscience, and compassion
- Broadly educated faculty, who model and encourage the notion of lifelong learning
- Scholarly activities that create new knowledge and advance the state of the art of technology
- Interactions with professional societies and companies in Silicon Valley and beyond
- Service activities that benefit our diverse constituencies and humanity in general
SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING VISION
The School of Engineering will be known and treasured, in Silicon Valley and beyond, for the impact of its graduates and faculty on improving the human condition through engineering education, practice, and scholarship.