Santa Clara University - 2016

Institution Information

Contact Information

Institution's Mailing Address

Institution Name: Santa Clara University
Mailing Address: School of Engineering
500 El Camino Real
City: Santa Clara
State: CA
Postal Code: 95053
Country: United States
Phone 408-554-4600
Fax: 408-554-5474
Website: http://www.scu.edu/

Head of Institution

Michael Engh
President
President's Office
Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara , CA 95053
Phone: 408-554-4100

Engineering College Inquiries

Ruth Davis
Professor and Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies
Undergraduate Programs
Santa Clara University
School of Engineering
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053
Phone: 408-544-4358
Fax: 408-554-5474
rdavis@scu.edu

Undergraduate Admission Inquiries

Ruth Davis
Professor and Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies
Undergraduate Programs
Santa Clara University
School of Engineering
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053
Phone: 408-544-4358
Fax: 408-554-5474
rdavis@scu.edu

Graduate Admission Inquiries

Stacy Tinker
Director for Graduate Enrollment
School of Engineering
Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053
Phone: 408-554-4748
Fax: 408-554-5474
stinker@scu.edu

Institution Information

General Information


Type of institution: PRIVATE
Academic Year: QUARTERS
Setting of Main Engineering Campus URBAN

Main Campus Information

Is the main campus located in a city with a population greater than 100,000?: Yes
Name of this city, or if no, the name of the nearest city of any size?: Santa Clara
This city's population (approx.): 126,215
Distance from Main Campus: 0

Total Enrollment

Total Undergraduate enrollment: 5,438
Total Graduate enrollment: 2,984
Total Professional and other enrollment: 8,422

Non-Engineering Degree Granting Colleges

Business, Education, Law, Arts & Sciences, Counseling Psychology

Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations

Requirements

Academic performance in high school; appropriately challenging coursework; scores on standardized tests; recommendation letter(s); one personal statement; and personal factors, such as extracurricular and community involvement, and character.

Application for admission to graduate programs should be made online at www.scu.edu/graduate/admissions. One original and official transcript from each college or university attended must be sent directly to the Graduate Admissions Office by the issuing institution, and received by the date specified on the application form. In addition to the noted Admission requirements, applicants possessing a B.S. degree that was conferred outside the U.S. must have an official general evaluation completed of their transcript, including cumulative GPA and evidence of a four-year Bachelor's degree. Application fee is $60. Application deadlines (form and all requirements): rolling. Please check website for details (www.scu.edu/engineering/graduate).

Recommendations

High school courses recommended: History/social science (2 years), English (4 Years), Math (3 years), Laboratory Science (3 years), Foreign Language (2 years of the same language), Visual or Performing Arts (1 year), College Preparatory Electives (1 year)

Engineering Information

Head of Engineering

Head of Engineering

Godfrey Mungal
Dean of Engineering
School of Engineering
Santa Clara University
School of Engineering
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053
Phone: 408-554-5417
Fax: 408-554-5474
MGMungal@scu.edu

Engineering Information

Engineering Degrees Offered

Types of Engineering Degrees

Bachelor's:B.S.
Master's:M.S. with thesis, M.S. without thesis, but with project or report
Doctoral:Ph.D.

Computer Science Degrees Awarded Outside the College/School of Engineering

Bachelor's

Engineering Information

Engineering Departments

Engineering Department(s) Degree Granting Level Department Chair Discipline
Applied Mathematics Graduate Stephen Chiappari Other Engineering Disciplines
Bioengineering Both Yuling Yan Biomedical Engineering
Civil Engineering Both Mark Aschheim Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering Both Nam Ling Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering Both Shoba Krishnan Electrical Engineering
Engineering Management & Leadership Graduate Frank Barone Engineering Management
General Engineering Both Ruth Davis Engineering (General)
Mechanical Engineering Both Drazen Fabris Mechanical Engineering
Other Graduate Programs: Non-degree Engineering Graduate Aleksander Zecevic Other Engineering Disciplines
Sustainable Energy Graduate Maryam Khanbaghi Other Engineering Disciplines

Engineering Information

Research Centers

  • INCOLL - Research center WITHIN the college of engineering
  • INDEPT - Research center WITHIN an engineering department
  • INUNIV - Research center WITHIN university system
  • OUTUNIV - Research center OUTSIDE the university
Center/Lab Discipline Research Class Head Chair
Bioimaging & Image Analysis Laboratory Biomedical Engineering INDEPT Yuling Yan
Biological Micro/Nanosystems Laboratory Biomedical Engineering INDEPT Yuling Yan
Biomaterials Engineering Laboratory Biomedical Engineering INDEPT Yuling Yan
Biomolecular Engineering Laboratory Biomedical Engineering INDEPT Yuling Yan
Center for Light Frame Structural Research Civil Engineering INDEPT Mark Aschheim
Center for Nanostructures Electrical Engineering INDEPT Shoba Krishnan
Communication and Microwave Laboratory Electrical Engineering INDEPT Shoba Krishnan
Computer-aided Manufacturing and Prototyping Laboratory Mechanical Engineering INDEPT Drazen Fabris
Concrete Testing Laboratory Civil Engineering INDEPT Mark Aschheim
Data Science Laboratory Computer Engineering INDEPT Nam Ling
Digital Systems Processing Laboratory Electrical/Computer Engineering INDEPT Shoba Krishnan
Electronic Devices Laboratory Electrical Engineering INDEPT Shoba Krishnan
Engines Laboratory Mechanical Engineering INDEPT Drazen Fabris
Environmental Laboratory Civil/Environmental Engineering INDEPT Mark Aschheim
Fluid Dynamics/Thermal Science Laboratory Mechanical Engineering INDEPT Drazen Fabris
Frugal Innovation Laboratory Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL Ruth Davis
Geology Laboratory Civil Engineering INDEPT Mark Aschheim
Green Computing Laboratory Computer Engineering INDEPT Nam Ling
Human-Centered Computer Laboratory Computer Engineering INDEPT Nam Ling
Hydraulics Laboratory Civil Engineering INDEPT Mark Aschheim
Image and Video Processing Laboratory Electrical Engineering INDEPT Shoba Krishnan
Instrumentation Laboratory Mechanical Engineering INDEPT Drazen Fabris
Intelligent Control Laboratory Electrical Engineering INDEPT Shoba Krishnan
Latimer Energy Laboratory Electrical Engineering INDEPT Shoba Krishnan
Materials Laboratory Mechanical Engineering INDEPT Drazen Fabris
Micro-Scale Heat Transfer Laboratory Mechanical Engineering INDEPT Drazen Fabris
Multimedia Compression Laboratory Computer Engineering INDEPT Nam Ling
Robotics Systems Laboratory Mechanical Engineering INDEPT Drazen Fabris
Signal Processing Research Laboratory Electrical Engineering INDEPT Shoba Krishnan
Simulation and Design Laboratory Civil Engineering INDEPT Mark Aschheim
SoC Testing Laboratory Electrical/Computer Engineering INDEPT Shoba Krishnan
Soil Mechanics Laboratory Civil Engineering INDEPT Mark Aschheim
Solar Housing Mechanical Engineering INDEPT Drazen Fabris
Structural Laboratory Annex Civil Engineering INDEPT Mark Aschheim
Structures and Materials Testing Laboratory Civil Engineering INDEPT Mark Aschheim
Surveying Laboratory Civil Engineering INDEPT Mark Aschheim
Sustainable Computing Laboratory Computer Engineering INDEPT Nam Ling
Thermal Energy Storage and Harvesting Laboratory Mechanical Engineering INDEPT Drazen Fabris
Tissue Engineering Laboratory Biomedical Engineering INCOLL Yuling Yan
Traffic Laboratory Civil Engineering INDEPT Mark Aschheim
Trustworthy Computing Laboratory Computer Engineering INDEPT Nam Ling
Vibrations and Control Systems Laboratory Mechanical Engineering INDEPT Drazen Fabris
Wireless Networks Laboratory Computer Engineering INDEPT Nam Ling

Engineering Information

Degree Programs

Bachelor's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Bioengineering Bioengineering (B.S.) Biomedical Engineering
Civil Engineering Civil Engineering (B.S.) Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering Computer Science & Engineering (B.S.) Computer Engineering
Computer Engineering Web Design & Engineering (B.S.) Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering (B.S.) Electrical Engineering
General Engineering Undeclared Engineering Other Engineering Disciplines
General Engineering Engineering (B.S.) Engineering (General)
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) Mechanical Engineering

Master's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Master's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Applied Mathematics Applied Mathematics (M.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Bioengineering Bioengineering (M.S.) Biomedical Engineering
Civil Engineering Civil Engineering (M.S.) Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering Computer Science and Engineering (M.S.) Computer Engineering
Computer Engineering Software Engineering (M.S.) Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering (M.S.) Electrical Engineering
Engineering Management & Leadership Engineering Management and Leadership (M.S.) Engineering Management
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) Mechanical Engineering
Sustainable Energy Sustainable Energy (M.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines

Doctoral Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Doctoral Degree Program(s) Discipline
Computer Engineering Computer Science and Engineering (Engineer Degree) Computer Engineering
Computer Engineering Computer Science and Engineering (Ph.D.) Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering (Engineer Degree) Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (Engineer Degree) Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Information

Areas of Expertise

Engineering Departments Areas of Expertise
Applied Mathematics
  1. Probability and Statistics
  2. Numerical Analysis
  3. Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory
  4. Mathematical Finance
  5. Cryptology
  6. Complex Analysis
Bioengineering
  1. Biomedical Imaging, Image and Signal Analysis
  2. Speech Biomechanics
  3. Microfluidic Devices for Biomedical Applications
  4. Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering
  5. Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering
  6. Protein Engineering
Civil Engineering
  1. Hydraulic Engineering
  2. Water Resources Engineering
  3. Structural Engineering & Seismic Design
  4. Geotechnical Engineering
  5. Environmental Engineering
  6. Traffic & Transportation Engineering
  7. Construction Management
Computer Engineering
  1. Information Assurance
  2. Computer Networks
  3. Software Engineering
  4. Parallel & Distributed Processing
  5. Video Coding
  6. Computer Architecture
  7. Energy-Efficient Computing
  8. Sustainable Computing
  9. Web Science & Engineering
  10. Information Retrieval, Data Mining & Machine Learning
Electrical Engineering
  1. Electromagnetics
  2. Analog and Mixed Signal IC Design
  3. Communications
  4. Digital, Signal & Image Processing
  5. VLSI
  6. Control Systems
  7. SoC Design, Verification & Testing
  8. Nanoelectronics
  9. Energy & Power Systems
  10. RF & Microwave Electronics
  11. Photovoltaics
Engineering Management & Leadership
  1. Engineering Management Skills
  2. Project Management/Program Management
  3. Managerial Accounting
  4. New Product Planning and Development
  5. Marketing High Tech Products
  6. Leadership
  7. Product Management
  8. Technology Entrepreneurship
  9. Manufacturing Operations
  10. Project Risk Management & Managing Quality
General Engineering
  1. Engineering Entreprenuership and Innovation
  2. Frugal Innovation
Mechanical Engineering
  1. Biomechanics
  2. Analytical, Theoretical and Experimental Fluid Mechanics
  3. Nonlinear Dynamic Systems & Aerospace Applications
  4. Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics, and Renewable Energy
  5. Control Systems, Robotics, Teleoperation
  6. Mechanics of Materials
  7. Space Systems
  8. Materials Science
  9. Solid Mechanics & Computation
Sustainable Energy
  1. Energy Storage and Utilization
  2. Energy Harvesting

Engineering Information

Societies

Honor Societies

National Groups

  • Alpha Beta Kappa
  • Pi Tau Sigma
  • Tau Beta Pi
  • Upsilon Pi Epsilon

Student Organizations

National Groups

  • Am. Inst. of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Am. Soc. of Civil Engineers
  • Am. Soc. of Mechanical Engineers
  • Assoc Gen Contractors of America
  • Association for Computing Machinery
  • Biomedical Engineering Society
  • Engineering World Health
  • Engineers without Borders
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Soc. of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Soc. of Women Engineers
  • Women in Science and Engineering

Local Groups

  • Association for Computing Machinery - Women's Chapter
  • Energy Club
  • Engineering Leadership Council
  • Innovation & Design Club
  • Maker Club
  • SWADES (Indian Student Engineers)

Engineering Information

Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

  • African Students Association
  • African Students Association
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers

Local Groups

  • Association of Computing Machinery - Women's Chapter
  • Women in STEM

Other Student Support Programs

Student support programs include first-year, transfer and graduate student orientations, peer advising for all new undergraduate students, academic advising by faculty, academic assistance (tutorial programs and counseling), personal counseling, career counseling and mentoring programs.

Engineering Information

Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

A Senior Design Project is required of all graduating seniors. It consists of three quarters of planning, designing, building, testing and finally presenting the results to a panel of practicing engineers. Students work in teams with a faculty advisor to see the project to completion. Sponsors include industry, the Department/School of Engineering, and various grant opportunities from Centers on campus. Each project is documented in a senior design thesis that is submitted to the department and to the university library (for online access).

There are additional opportunities for both curricular and extra-curricular design projects.

Engineering Information

College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

The undergraduate engineering program at Santa Clara University (the Jesuit university in Silicon Valley) is designed to be a four-year experience. The BS programs include prerequisite coursework that provides students with foundation knowledge in the mathematical and natural sciences. Required and elective engineering courses then use this knowledge to understand, apply, and optimize appropriate technologies for the benefit of humanity. The BS programs also include required coursework in the humanities that fulfills the goals of the University Core Curriculum, which seeks to prepare Santa Clara graduates for intelligent, responsible and creative citizenship by providing them with knowledge, habits of heart and mind, and experience of engagement with the world. The University and School of Engineering maintain extensive computing facilities as well as many specialized laboratories. A cooperative education program is available but not required. Engineering students can study abroad and still graduate in four years. There are several five-year BS/MS programs in the School of Engineering. The Engineering Graduate School is operated in an early morning/evening format that serves both local working professionals and full-time graduate students. Faculty members in the School of Engineering have the opportunity to collaborate with Silicon Valley-based industries and incorporate this experience into the curriculum.

Engineering Information

Engineering Faculty & Research

Teaching, Tenure-Track View Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Full Professors Assoc. Professors Assistant Professors Program Total
Applied Mathematics 0 0 0 0
Bioengineering 1 2 3 6
Civil Engineering 4 2 1 7
Computer Engineering 2 7 4 13
Electrical Engineering 7 2 1 10
Engineering Management & Leadership 0 0 0 0
General Engineering 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering 1 5 3 9
Other Graduate Programs: Non-degree Engineering 0 0 0 0
Sustainable Energy 0 0 0 0
Totals: 15 18 12 45

Teaching, Non-Tenure-Track

Engineering Department(s) FT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel PT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Teach. Personnel
Applied Mathematics 2 6 8 3.40
Bioengineering 1 1 2 0.70
Civil Engineering 1 4 5 2.23
Computer Engineering 7 19 26 7.43
Electrical Engineering 1 14 15 6.32
Engineering Management & Leadership 1 8 9 2.98
General Engineering 3 9 12 2.59
Mechanical Engineering 4 6 10 2.32
Other Graduate Programs: Non-degree Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Sustainable Energy 0 0 0 0.00
Totals: 20 67 87 27.97

Non-Teaching, Research

Engineering Department(s) Non-Teach. FT Research Personnel Non-Teach. PT Research Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Non-Teach. Research Personnel
Applied Mathematics 0 0 0 0.00
Bioengineering 1 0 1 0.00
Civil Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Computer Engineering 4 0 4 0.00
Electrical Engineering 0 1 1 0.50
Engineering Management & Leadership 0 0 0 0.00
General Engineering 0 1 1 0.50
Mechanical Engineering 2 0 2 0.00
Other Graduate Programs: Non-degree Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Sustainable Energy 0 0 0 0.00
Totals: 7 2 9 1.00

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

  • American Indian or Alaska Native (Am Ind): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.
  • Asian: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.
  • Black or African American (B/AfrA): A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. Terms such as "Haitian" or "Negro" can be used in addition to "Black or African American."
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (Haw): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
  • Hispanic or Latino (Hisp): A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. The term, "Spanish origin," can be used in addition to "Hispanic or Latino."
  • White: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Full Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Applied Mathematics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bioengineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Civil Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0
Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1
Electrical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 3 4
Engineering Management & Leadership 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Other Graduate Programs: Non-degree Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sustainable Energy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 1 0 0 5 3 0 0 9 6

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Associate Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Applied Mathematics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bioengineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Civil Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
Computer Engineering 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 4 3
Electrical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1
Engineering Management & Leadership 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 5 0
Other Graduate Programs: Non-degree Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sustainable Energy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 9 2 0 0 12 6

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Assistant Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Applied Mathematics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bioengineering 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Civil Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Computer Engineering 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
Electrical Engineering 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Engineering Management & Leadership 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 1
Other Graduate Programs: Non-degree Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sustainable Energy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 3 1 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 9 3

Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

The University makes selective decisions regarding applicants for admission based on: the overall quality of your high school courses and appropriately challenging coursework; academic performance in high school, including your cumulative, unweighted GPA from 9th-12th grade; scores on standardized tests: SAT or ACT; teacher and a counselor evaluation; the quality of the essay you write for your application; and personal factors, such as extracurricular activities, your involvement with your school and community, and character.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Students are admitted to the various engineering departments at the time of admission to the institution.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

In addition to the general admission requirements, international applicants must submit proof of English proficiency and a Financial Resource Statement covering the cost of attendance for one year. Proof of English proficiency can be demonstrated by submitting one the following English proficiency exams and respective score minimums: IELTS 6.5, TOEFL (iBT) 90, TOEFL (PBT) 575, PTE 61, iTEP 4.5, MELAB 82. Waivers can be granted for students who have attended their entire high school career (4 years) at a school whose instruction is conducted in English or achieving a 630 on SAT Critical Reading or 28 on both ACT Reading and English sections. English courses at a community college or U.S. university does not fulfill English proficiency requirements. Transfer students who attend a foreign university will need to submit an official course-by-course evaluation by an accredited evaluation agency of all completed international coursework. We recommend using an agency from the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Same as Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department.

Residency Requirements

A minimum of three quarters and 45 units at the Santa Clara campus after achieving junior standing. As a private institution, residency does not impact admission or tuition and fees.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

English Composition (2 semesters or 2 quarters)
Calculus and Analytic Geometry (2 semesters or 3 quarters)
Chemistry (1 semester or 1 quarter)
Physics - Calculus Based (2 semesters or 3 quarters)
Min. Grade Point Average of 3.50

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 26
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 17

Undergraduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): All Students

Undergraduate Group 1
Tuition & Fees: $47,112
Room & Board: $12,965
Books & Supplies:
Other Expenses:
Estimated avg. course load per term: 17
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

College Scholarship Service Financial Aid PROFILE (CCS/PROFILE), Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Additional Financial Aid Information

Students complete the CSS/Profile for their first year only for Santa Clara need‐based funding. Every year after, students complete only the FAFSA. Over 75% of first‐year engineering students received financial aid for the 2016-2017 aid year.

Undergraduate

New Applicants

New Undergraduate Applicants

A. Number of undergraduate applicants to the engineering college: 3,414
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 1,639
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 238
Percentage of entering students (excluding transfer students) ranked in the top quarter (25%) of their high schools: n/a

Newly Enrolled Test Scores

Scores Reflect 75th to 25th percentile

SAT 75th 25th
Math Range: 760 680
Reading Range: 710 600
Writing Range:
Combined Range: 1470 1280
ACT 75th 25th
Math Range:
Composite Range:

Undergraduate

Enrollments by Class

Undergraduate Engr. Programs Fresh
1st Year
Soph
2nd Year
Junior
3rd Year
Senior
4th/5th Year
Full Time Total Part Time Total
Bioengineering (B.S.) 28 26 39 60 153 1
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 13 19 22 40 94 2
Computer Science & Engineering (B.S.) 71 79 67 110 327 3
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 14 12 14 41 81 4
Engineering (B.S.) 2 4 2 0 8 1
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 33 45 46 90 214 8
Undeclared Engineering 34 23 2 0 59 0
Web Design & Engineering (B.S.) 4 4 3 11 22 1
Totals: 199 212 195 352 958 20

Freshmen

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Bioengineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 9 0 2 0 18 0
Women 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 10 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 8 0
Women 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Computer Science & Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 2 0 11 0 0 0 11 0 1 0 0 0 23 0 5 0 55 0
Women 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 16 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 10 0
Women 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0
Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 1 0 24 0
Women 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 9 0
Undeclared Engineering
Men 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 1 0 24 0
Women 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 10 0
Web Design & Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 0
Totals: 5 0 4 0 40 0 1 0 44 0 10 0 0 0 81 0 14 0 199 0

Sophomores

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Bioengineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 11 0
Women 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 2 0 15 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 12 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 7 0
Computer Science & Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 2 0 8 0 0 0 15 0 1 0 0 0 30 0 5 0 63 0
Women 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 16 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 3 0 11 0
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 1 0 8 0 0 0 7 0 1 0 0 0 15 0 3 0 35 0
Women 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 10 0
Undeclared Engineering
Men 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 1 0 17 0
Women 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 6 0
Web Design & Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Totals: 6 0 7 0 34 0 1 0 42 0 2 0 0 0 101 0 19 0 212 0

Juniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Bioengineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 1 0 16 0
Women 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 3 0 23 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 13 0
Women 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 9 0
Computer Science & Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 18 0 2 0 0 0 25 0 2 0 53 0
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 14 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 11 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 1
Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 5 1 3 0 0 0 18 0 4 0 36 1
Women 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 10 0
Undeclared Engineering
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Web Design & Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals: 8 0 2 0 26 0 0 0 45 1 7 0 0 0 92 1 15 0 195 2

Seniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Bioengineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 7 0 1 0 0 0 11 1 5 0 31 1
Women 1 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 2 0 29 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 4 1 2 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 1 0 25 1
Women 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 1 0 15 1
Computer Science & Engineering (B.S.)
Men 4 0 3 0 12 0 0 0 28 2 0 0 0 0 39 0 9 1 95 3
Women 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 15 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 3 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 8 1 2 0 0 0 16 1 0 1 34 3
Women 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 7 0
Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 2 0 9 1 0 0 5 1 0 0 1 0 44 4 9 1 72 7
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 5 0 18 0
Undeclared Engineering
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Web Design & Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 8 0
Totals: 18 1 12 0 48 1 0 0 72 5 8 0 1 0 157 8 36 3 352 18

Undergraduate

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Bioengineering (B.S.) 0 4 8 0 11 2 0 24 2 51 34 17
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 6 0 6 0 2 17 2 33 21 12
Computer Science & Engineering (B.S.) 0 4 10 0 19 0 0 20 3 56 51 5
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 1 0 5 0 3 0 0 12 2 23 21 2
Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 2 2 7 1 2 0 1 34 4 53 51 2
Undeclared Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Web Design & Engineering (B.S.) 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 3 1 9 3 6
Totals: 3 11 37 1 44 2 3 111 14 226 182 44

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Bioengineering (B.S.) 0 0 2 2 4 4 0 0 8 3 2 0 0 0 16 8 2 0 51
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 5 1 0 0 2 0 10 7 2 0 33
Computer Science & Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 4 0 9 1 0 0 17 2 0 0 0 0 18 2 3 0 56
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 1 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 11 1 2 0 23
Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 2 0 2 0 7 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 32 2 4 0 53
Undeclared Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Web Design & Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 9
Totals: 3 0 8 3 27 10 1 0 36 8 2 0 3 0 89 22 13 1 226

Undergraduate

Dual Degrees

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

Five year BS/MS Bioengineering, BS/MS Civil Engineering, BS/MS Computer Science and Engineering Program, BS/MS Electrical Engineering Program and BS/MS Mechanical Engineering Program - Qualified undergraduate Bioengineering, Civil, Computer, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering students may apply for the M.S. program in the spring quarter of their junior year. The application fee, as well as the GRE, is waived. Upon acceptance, students begin taking graduate courses during their senior year and continue for one additional year as a full-time graduate student. Students are not required to get the M.S. in the same discipline as their B.S., they may also choose the M.S. programs in Applied Mathematics, Sustainable Energy, or in Engineering Management and Leadership.

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degrees Awarded

Undergraduate

Program Comparisons

  • ABET - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
  • CEAB - Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board
Degree Program ABET/CEAB Accred. Nominal Program Length
(yrs.)
Average Program Length
(yrs.)
Time: Day/Even./
Both
Co-op: None/Opt./
Required
Grads in Co-op Progs.
Bioengineering (B.S.) no 4.00 4.00 Day Optional
Civil Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day Optional
Computer Science & Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day Optional
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day Optional
Engineering (B.S.) no 4.00 4.00 Day Optional
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day Optional
Undeclared Engineering no Day None
Web Design & Engineering (B.S.) no 4.00 4.00 Day Optional

Graduate

Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Application for admission to graduate programs should be made online at www.scu.edu/graduate/admissions. One original and official transcript from each college or university attended must be sent directly to the Graduate Admissions Office by the issuing institution, and received by the date specified on the application form. In addition to the noted Admission requirements, applicants possessing a B.S. degree that was conferred outside the U.S. must have an official general evaluation completed of their transcript, including cumulative GPA and evidence of a four-year Bachelor's degree. Application fee is $60. Application deadlines (form and all requirements): rolling. Please check website for details (www.scu.edu/engineering/graduate).

Graduate Admission to an Engineering Department

In addition to the general requirements, individual departments may have other admission criteria, i.e., GRE score, work experience, letters of recommendation. Note: Program requirements may change after publication of this admissions information.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

The entrance requirements are the same, regardless of the citizenship of an applicant. The test of English of a foreign language (TOFEL) or the International English Language Testing Systems (IELTS) exam (applies to non US citizens or those students who have received a degree outside the United States. All applicants with degrees from Universities outside the United States must submit a transcript evaluation report from Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) or World Education Services (WES). The report must include a course by course evaluation which will verify a GPA based on a 4.0 scale, and the U.S. equivalence of each educational credential.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

The entrance requirements are the same, regardless of the residency of an applicant.

Residency Requirements

Not Applicable.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

All students are admitted as new students. Transfer credit is accepted after enrollment; maximum of 9 quarter units or 6 semester units of graduate level coursework to be approved by the student's academic advisor. Transfer units must not have been used for a previously conferred degree.

Graduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): All Students

Graduate Group 1
Tuition & Fees: $22,722
Room & Board:
Books & Supplies:
Other Expenses:
Estimated avg. course load per term: 8
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Federal Tax Return Forms (IRS), Supplemental Student Loan Form, Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Additional Financial Aid Information

Federal Perkins Loans and Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans are awarded by the Financial Aid Office. Approximately 25% of engineering graduate students received financial aid for the 2015-2016
aid year. Research and Teaching Assistantships are awarded directly by the Engineering departments. Students requesting research or teaching assistantships must apply directly to the specific department, independent of the admissions application/procedure.

Graduate

New Applicants

New Graduate Applicants

A. Number of graduate applicants to the engineering college: 1,181
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 530
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 278

Graduate

Enrollments by Class

Master's

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Applied Mathematics (M.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 4
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Bioengineering (M.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 4 0 1 0 0 5 3 0 0 11 8
Women 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 0 1 10 6
Civil Engineering (M.S.)
Men 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 2
Women 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
Computer Science and Engineering (M.S.)
Men 103 9 2 2 3 3 0 0 16 14 0 0 0 0 5 12 1 3 130 43
Women 124 39 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 8 0 0 0 0 4 5 0 0 137 52
Electrical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 25 7 0 2 4 2 0 0 7 12 0 0 0 0 8 6 1 1 45 30
Women 7 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 16
Engineering Management and Leadership (M.S.)
Men 10 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 3 12 0 0 0 0 2 10 1 2 16 29
Women 16 6 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 18 18
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 19 2 1 1 2 6 0 0 1 8 0 0 0 0 11 17 0 3 34 37
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 6
Software Engineering (M.S.)
Men 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 5 6
Women 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
Sustainable Energy (M.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 2
Women 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5
Totals: 321 77 5 8 17 13 0 0 46 80 0 2 1 0 42 75 3 11 435 266

Doctoral

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Computer Science and Engineering (Engineer Degree)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science and Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 11
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Electrical Engineering (Engineer Degree)
Men 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 3 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 4 12
Women 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Mechanical Engineering (Engineer Degree)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 2
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Totals: 9 7 1 4 0 0 0 0 2 12 0 1 0 0 1 9 0 0 13 33

Graduate

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Master's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Applied Mathematics (M.S.) 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 5 2 3
Bioengineering (M.S.) 2 0 5 0 8 0 0 7 0 22 12 10
Civil Engineering (M.S.) 4 0 5 0 4 0 0 4 0 17 13 4
Computer Science and Engineering (M.S.) 232 4 4 0 26 0 1 12 4 283 156 127
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 30 2 1 0 7 1 0 6 0 47 36 11
Engineering Management and Leadership (M.S.) 30 1 4 0 12 0 0 8 2 57 34 23
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 4 1 6 0 5 1 0 7 2 26 22 4
Software Engineering (M.S.) 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 6 3 3
Sustainable Energy (M.S.) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 3 0
Totals: 309 8 26 0 63 2 1 49 8 466 281 185

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Master's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Applied Mathematics (M.S.) 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 5
Bioengineering (M.S.) 1 1 0 0 4 1 0 0 5 3 0 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 22
Civil Engineering (M.S.) 3 1 0 0 4 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 17
Computer Science and Engineering (M.S.) 119 113 3 1 4 0 0 0 17 9 0 0 1 0 9 3 3 1 283
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 21 9 2 0 1 0 0 0 6 1 1 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 47
Engineering Management and Leadership (M.S.) 16 14 1 0 3 1 0 0 8 4 0 0 0 0 5 3 1 1 57
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 2 2 1 0 4 2 0 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 7 0 2 0 26
Software Engineering (M.S.) 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 6
Sustainable Energy (M.S.) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
Totals: 166 143 7 1 20 6 0 0 45 18 2 0 1 0 34 15 6 2 466

Master's Degree Programs

Master's Degree Program Degree Type
Master's w/ Thesis Master's w/o Thesis or with Proj./Report Program Totals
Applied Mathematics (M.S.) 0 5 5
Bioengineering (M.S.) 0 22 22
Civil Engineering (M.S.) 0 17 17
Computer Science and Engineering (M.S.) 0 283 283
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 0 47 47
Engineering Management and Leadership (M.S.) 0 57 57
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 0 26 26
Software Engineering (M.S.) 0 6 6
Sustainable Energy (M.S.) 0 3 3
Totals: 0 466 466

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Doctoral Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Computer Science and Engineering (Engineer Degree) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science and Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering (Engineer Degree) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering (Engineer Degree) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Doctoral Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Computer Science and Engineering (Engineer Degree) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science and Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering (Engineer Degree) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering (Engineer Degree) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Graduate

Research Expenditures

Expenditures by Research Department

Total: Total number of contracts & grants Fed/Nat: Federal & National Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. State: State Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. Foreign: Foreign Goverment grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.
Industry: Business and Industrial grants, contracts, and gifts used for research. Priv/Non: Grants, contracts, and gifts from private non-profit organizations (e.g. foundations) used for research. Indiv: Grants, contracts, and gifts from individuals used for research. Local: Local government grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.

Dollar Amounts by External Funding Source

Engineering Department External Funding Source
Applied Mathematics
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Bioengineering
Total#: 3 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $20,000 Industry: $3,000 Priv/Non: $5,000
State: $0 Local: Total Expn.: $28,000
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Civil Engineering
Total#: 2 Foreign: $0 Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $17,000 Industry: $4,000 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: Total Expn.: $21,000
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Computer Engineering
Total#: 2 Foreign: $0 Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $38,000 Industry: $111,000 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: Total Expn.: $149,000
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Electrical Engineering
Total#: 2 Foreign: $0 Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $29,000 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $15,000
State: $0 Local: Total Expn.: $44,000
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Engineering Management & Leadership
Total#: 0 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Engineering Department External Funding Source
General Engineering
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Mechanical Engineering
Total#: 8 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $213,000 Industry: $17,000 Priv/Non: $234,000
State: $0 Local: Total Expn.: $464,000
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Other Graduate Programs: Non-degree Engineering
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Sustainable Energy
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Totals:
Total#: 17 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $317,000 Industry: $135,000 Priv/Non: $254,000
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $706,000

Expenditures by Research Center

Total: Total number of contracts & grants Fed/Nat: Federal & National Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. State: State Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. Foreign: Foreign Goverment grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.
Industry: Business and Industrial grants, contracts, and gifts used for research. Priv/Non: Grants, contracts, and gifts from private non-profit organizations (e.g. foundations) used for research. Indiv: Grants, contracts, and gifts from individuals used for research. Local: Local government grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.

Dollar Amounts by External Funding Source

Center/Lab External Funding Source
Bioimaging & Image Analysis Laboratory
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Biological Micro/Nanosystems Laboratory
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Biomaterials Engineering Laboratory
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Biomolecular Engineering Laboratory
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Light Frame Structural Research
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Nanostructures
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Communication and Microwave Laboratory
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Computer-aided Manufacturing and Prototyping Laboratory
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Concrete Testing Laboratory
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Data Science Laboratory
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Digital Systems Processing Laboratory
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Electronic Devices Laboratory
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Engines Laboratory
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Environmental Laboratory
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Fluid Dynamics/Thermal Science Laboratory
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Frugal Innovation Laboratory
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Geology Laboratory
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Green Computing Laboratory
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Human-Centered Computer Laboratory
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Hydraulics Laboratory
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Image and Video Processing Laboratory
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Instrumentation Laboratory
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Intelligent Control Laboratory
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Latimer Energy Laboratory
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Materials Laboratory
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Micro-Scale Heat Transfer Laboratory
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Multimedia Compression Laboratory
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Robotics Systems Laboratory
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Signal Processing Research Laboratory
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Simulation and Design Laboratory
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
SoC Testing Laboratory
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Soil Mechanics Laboratory
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Solar Housing
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Structural Laboratory Annex
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Structures and Materials Testing Laboratory
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Surveying Laboratory
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Sustainable Computing Laboratory
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Thermal Energy Storage and Harvesting Laboratory
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Tissue Engineering Laboratory
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Traffic Laboratory
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Trustworthy Computing Laboratory
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Vibrations and Control Systems Laboratory
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Wireless Networks Laboratory
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Totals:
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0


Grand Totals:
Total#: 17 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $317,000 Industry: $135,000 Priv/Non: $254,000
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $706,000

The following text was offered to each school as a guideline for the calculation of externally-funded research expenditures:

Include all expenditures associated with grants and contracts specifically budgeted for externally sponsored research and associated programs and expenditures associated with all gifts auditably used for research. Include expended funds provided by the following external sources:

  1. Federal Government
  2. State Government
  3. Foreign Governments
  4. Industry
  5. Non-Profit Organizations (e.g. foundations)
  6. Individuals
  7. Local Government

The expenditures reported should be only those funds provided by organizations, agencies, and individuals external to the institution. Cost sharing/matching funds should be included only if provided from sources external to the institution.

Only State government funds that were obtained competitively or as matching funds associated with other externally funded programs should be included. State funds that are part of the normal operating budget should not be included regardless of purpose.

For all joint or contracted projects or sub-projects, only the portion of the center research performed by faculty, staff, and students of the affiliated engineering school should be credited to that school. Expenditures for capital costs of research laboratory building construction should not be included.

Expenditures for research laboratory renovations should not be included unless the renovation funds expended came from grants and contracts expressly intended for the direct support of engineering research.

Any portion of academic year and/or summer salary for any researcher that is not derived from external research grants or contracts should not be counted.

Total #: Report total number of individual grants, not the total dollar amount of the expenditures.

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Research Description

Research Description By Graduate Engineering Department

Applied Mathematics

Linear algebra and matrix theory; Numerical analysis

Bioengineering

Imaging; Image and signal analysis; Speech biomechanics; Devices for biomedical applications; Cellular and molecular engineering; Biomaterials and tissue engineering, Protein engineering

Civil Engineering

Environmental engineering; Water and wastewater treatment; Impacts of climate change on water resources; Transportation modeling; Construction management and optimization; Sustainable and earthquake-resistant structural engineering; Geotechnical engineering

Computer Engineering

Data science; Internet of Things (IoT); Trustworthy computing; User experience; Parallel and distributed processing; Video and image compression; Computer architecture; Database theory; Web retrieval; Machine learning; Wireless and mobile networks; Green computing; Sustainable computing

Electrical Engineering

Communications systems; Wireless communication & networks; Analysis of complex systems; Control; Digital design for testability; Signal, image & video processing with applications to multimedia, speech, & medical imaging; Antennas, RF Microwave/mm-wave circuits; Signal/Power Integrity and Electromagnectic Compatibility; Integrated circuit technology; Analog and mixed signal circuits; Nanotechnology; Power generation, transmission and distribution

Engineering Management & Leadership

The primary mission of the Engineering Management and Leadership Department is to provide working engineers with the skills required to advance their careers. Since these engineers work full-time in Silicon Valley companies there is no opportunity to engage in academic research

Mechanical Engineering

Materials Science; Computational materials modeling; Microstructural engineering; Materials characterization, Phase transformations; Physical metallurgy; Fluid dynamics; Biofluids; Nonlinear dynamic systems; Optimal control; Structures and materials; Design; Manufacturing processes; Plastics; Heat transfer; Computer methods for mechanical engineers; Design optimization, autonomous systems, robotic design & control; Applied Mathematics & computational methods; Energy conversion systems; Heat transfer and phase change; Solar energy; Vortex dynamics; Energy/water saving; Solid mechanics and computation

Sustainable Energy

Energy storage and utilization; Energy harvesting.

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Bioimaging & Image Analysis Laboratory

The Bio-imaging/Image and Signal Analysis laboratory carries out basic and translational research on voice. Current research in the laboratory includes the development of imaging modalities to study laryngeal dynamics and function, and novel approaches for image-/biosignal-based analysis and assessment of voice pathologies. The lab also supports the development of new detection and analytical methods using optical probes for applications in high-contrast fluorescence imaging in cells and tissues.

Biological Micro/Nanosystems Laboratory

The Biological Micro/Nanosystems Lab supports research and teaching activities in the broad areas of microfluidics/biosensing. Utilizing microfluidic technologies, spectroscopy, and microfabrication techniques, we develop innovative microfluidic platforms for applications in basic biology, diagnostics, and cellular engineering.

Biomaterials Engineering Laboratory

The Biomaterials Engineering Lab focuses on the use of hydrogels to develop in vitro platforms that explore the role of in vivo like microenvironmental cues on controlling protein structure and function and regulating cell fate. The lab also supports the design and characterization of biomaterial nanocomposites for applications in tissue engineering.

Biomolecular Engineering Laboratory

The theme of research in this lab has been "bioengineering towards therapy". The idea is to engineer novel materials (particularly proteins and peptides) and devices and apply them to study basic biological and medical questions that ultimately lead to drug discovery and disease diagnosis.

Center for Light Frame Structural Research

he Center conducts basic and applied component level research in wood, cold-formed steel and other "light emerging materials" construction. The Center's primary focus is applied research that expands the suite of available design options and facilitates efficient innovative structural design.

Center for Nanostructures

The Nanoelectronics Laboratory provides teaching and research facilities for modeling, simulation, and characterization of devices and circuits in the nanoscale. Ongoing research topics include silicon heterostructures, thin dielectrics, high-frequency device and circuit parameter extraction, carbon nanotubes used as electrical and thermal interconnects, and compact modeling of transistors and interconnects for large-scale circuit simulation. This laboratory is part of the campus-wide Center for Nanostructures, established to conduct, promote, and nurture nanoscale science and technology interdisciplinary research and education activities at the University, and to position the University as a national center of innovation in nanoscience education and nanostructures research.

Communication and Microwave Laboratory

The Communications and Microwave Laboratory provides a full range of modern measurement capability from 0-22 GHz, including a number of automatic network analyzers and modern spectrum analyzers. It also has extensive computer-aided design and simulation capability, based largely on modern commercial software running on workstations. Interconnection of hardware measurements and computer simulation is stressed.

Computer-aided Manufacturing and Prototyping Laboratory

The CAM and Prototyping Lab consists of two machine shops and a prototyping area. One machine shop is dedicated for student use for design and research projects. The second is a teaching lab used for undergraduate and graduate instruction. Both are equipped with modern machine tools, such as lathes and milling machines. The teaching lab also houses both 2-axis and 3-axis Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) vertical milling machines. Current CAM software is available for ease of programming. The prototyping area is equipped with a Stratasys FDM 3000 rapid prototyping system that utilizes fused deposition moderling to create plastic prototypes from CAD generated models. Also available are a Cyberware laser scanner and a Microscribe touch scanner for capturing 3D data points to facilitate reverse engineering or data acquisition from existing components.

Concrete Testing Laboratory

The Concrete Testing Laboratory contains facilities for mixing, casting, curing, and testing concrete cylindars and constructing reinforced-concrete test specimens.

Data Science Laboratory

The Intelligent Information Systems (I2S) Laboratory is devoted to the theory, design, and implementation of intelligent systems to manage, retrieve, mine, and use information. The work of I2S covers a wide range of areas including Web search, information retrieval, cloud computing, social media analysis, AI, machine learning, data mining, recommendation systems, NLP, computer vision, biomedical informatics, computational politics, and computer security.

Digital Systems Processing Laboratory

The Digital Systems Laboratory (operated jointly with the Computer Engineering Department) provides complete facilities for experiments and projects ranging in complexity from a few digital integrated circuits to FPGA-based designs. The laboratory also includes a variety of development systems to support embedded systems and digital signal processing.

Electronic Devices Laboratory

The Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) Laboratory has two Hitachi Instruments Inc. SEMs with Energy Dispersive X-ray Analysis capability, and is equipped with Noran Instruments Inc. X-ray Analysis as well as Semicaps Inc. Image Enhancement software tools. The SEMs are used for teaching and research in the areas of characterization of integrated circuits, metals, plastics, and biological specimens.

Engines Laboratory

Contains a variety of internal combustion engines installed on dynamometer stands that can be used for studies of diesel and spark-ignition engines. The facilities include a chassis dynamometer and instrumentation for evaluating engine performance, measuring exhaust gas emissions, and measuring noise. Studies can be conducted using a variety of fuels.

Environmental Laboratory

The Environmental Laboratory is equipped with instrumentation needed for basic chemical and biological characterization of water, wastewater, and air samples. Several pilot-scale treatment systems are also available.

Fluid Dynamics/Thermal Science Laboratory

Research facilities include a constant head flow facility with laser based visualization. The Fluid Dynamics/Thermal Science Lab contains equipment to illustrate the principles of fluid flow and heat transfer, and to familiarize students with hydraulic machines, refrigeration cycles, and their instrumentation. The lab also contains a subsonic wind tunnel equipped with an axial flow fan with adjustable pitch blades to study aerodynamics. Research tools include modern non-intrusive flow measurement systems.

Frugal Innovation Laboratory

The Frugal Innovation Lab offers instruction, innovation and immersion experiense for SCU students to develop appropriate, adaptable, affordable, and accessible technologies, products and solutions to address human needs in emerging markets. The Frugal Innovation Lab fosters collaboration between students, social entrepreneurs, corporate partners and faculty to incubate and scale development projects in areas such as clean energy, global health, mobile technologies, and sustainable livelihood development.

Geology Laboratory

The Geology Laboratory is equipped with extensive rock and mineral samples as well as topographic, geologic, and soil maps.

Green Computing Laboratory

Devoted to energy efficient computing, i.e., the study and analysis of energy consumption in operating systems and networks and the development of energy-aware software.

Human-Centered Computer Laboratory

The research goal of the Human-Centered Computing Lab is to support diverse users through capturing, understanding, and modeling different user characteristics and contexts, as well as developing human-centered and personalized solutions that provide tailored support for each individual person. This research involves techniques and concepts from the fields of User Modeling, User Experience, HCI, Web Science, Information Retrieval, and Machine Learning.

Hydraulics Laboratory

The Hydraulics Laboratory is shared with the Department of Mechanical Engineering and contains a tilting flume that can be fitted with various open-channel fixtures.

Image and Video Processing Laboratory

The Image and Video Processing Laboratory supports graduate student research on algorithms and implementations for image analysis, image reconstruction and super-resolution, and stereo imaging. Laboratory equipment includes cameras for image acquisition and computation resources, including FPGAs and GPUs for real-time testing.

Instrumentation Laboratory

The Instrumentation Lab contains seven computer stations equipped with state-of-the-art PC-based data acquisition hardware and software systems. Also, included area a full set of oscilloscopes, function generators, power supplies, and basic circuits. A variety of experiments, including transducers for making mechanical, thermal, and fluid measurements are part of this lab.

Intelligent Control Laboratory

Provides and experimental environment for students in the area of control and system engineering. It includes a computer-controlled robotic system, several servo-experimenters, and a torsional mechanical control system. The equipment provides a wide range of qualitative and quantitative experiments for learning the utility and versatility of feedback in computer-controlled systems.

Latimer Energy Laboratory

Supports a very wide range of activities relating to photovoltaics. The laboratory focuses on measurment of solar radiation, measurement and characterization of artificial light sources, study of physical characteristics of PV cells, and electrical characteristics, including I-V curves. Instrumentation includes pyranometers, VIS-IR spectrometers, metallurgical microscopes, source meters, and related computers.

Materials Laboratory

In the Materials and Manufacturing Lab, students are exposed to a variety of materials characterization and manufacturing equipment. Manufacturing processes covered are aluminum sand casting, composite laminate manufacture, plastic casting, vacuum forming, and injection molding. Materials test equipment includes tensile, impact, and hardness testers, differential thermal analyzers, and a scanning electron microscope.

Micro-Scale Heat Transfer Laboratory

Current facilities provide the capability to work with different tasks related to heat transfer and fluids, ranging from the common to specialized ones. The available equipment is used for experimentation: micro-boiling; spray cooling; mono-disperse and poly-disperse atomization of different fluids; high speed imagery; Laser Induced Fluorescence (thermometry and visualization); Infrared Thermometry; data processing: Video capture in tape and digital format; stills; image processing; experiment development: building of electronic circuits for equipment control and embedded system programming. These are some applications to date, however, the laboratory can have a broader range of heat transfer and fluids applications due to its versatility.

Multimedia Compression Laboratory

The Multimedia Compression Laboratory supports research in video/audio compression and decompression.

Robotics Systems Laboratory

The Robotic Systems Laboratory is an interdisciplinary laboratory specializing in the design, control, and teleoperation of highly capable robotic systems for scientific discovery, technology validation, and engineering education. Laboratory students develop and operate systems that include spacecraft, underwater robots, aircraft, and land rovers. These projects serve as ideal test beds for learning and conducting research in mechatronic system design, guidance and navigation, command and control systems, and human-machine interfaces.

Signal Processing Research Laboratory

Conducts research into theoretical algorithm development in adaptive/nonlinear signal processing, speech/audio/video signal processing and their applications in communications, biotech, Voice-over-IP networking and related areas. The lab supports student research in algorithms and real-time implementations on digital signal processors (DSPs) and field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). Laboratory equipment includes UNIX workstations, PCs, digital oscilloscopes, video cameras, wireless LAN networking equipment, DSP boards, and FPGA boards.

Simulation and Design Laboratory

The Simulation and Design Laboratory maintains Windows-based personal computers (PCs) that are used in course assignments and design projects. Commercial software packages in all the major areas of civil engineering are available on the systems with user documentation available to students.

SoC Testing Laboratory

The SoC Testing Laboratory (operated jointly with the Department of Computer Engineering) supports research conducted by graduate students from the Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering departments. Computer-aided testing packages from industry and the public domain are used in such projects as fault modeling and analysis. Design for Test on RTL-level for digital and mixed signal circuits. Design for reliability based on the defect-based testing.

Soil Mechanics Laboratory

The Soil Mechanics Laboratory contains equipment for testing soils in shear, consolidation, and compaction; equipment for other physical and chemical tests; field testing and sampling equipment; and a complete cyclic triaxial testing system with computer controls used for both research and instructional purposes.

Solar Housing

The 2007, 2009 and 2013 Solar Decathlon Houses are highly instrumented testbeds for studies of photovoltaic and solar thermal systems, as well as general home control systems. Projects include development of a carbon meter, investigation of the impact of micro-invertors on performance, and control of a solar thermal driven vapor absorption chiller.

Structural Laboratory Annex

This is a high-bay test facility equipped with a closed-loop hydraulic system, modern data acquisition and control system, dedicated frames for beam and columns tests, and instrumentation for displacement, pressure, strain, temperature, and acceleration measurements. Capable of testing unique building components that incorporate wall/frames and floor systems with heights up to 8.0 meters.

Structures and Materials Testing Laboratory

The Structures and Materials Testing Laboratory is equipped with three universal testing machines and a closed-loop MTS hydraulic system. These machines/systems are used for testing a variety of construction materials and assemblies under both static and dynamic loading. Complementing this equipment are a series of digital and analog instruments, and high-speed data acquisition and control systems.

Surveying Laboratory

The Surveying Laboratory has a wide variety of equipment, including automatic levels, digital theodolites, total stations, and GPS-based surveying instruments available for instructional purposes.

Sustainable Computing Laboratory

Dedicated to research in systems software and data storage technologies. The projects it supports focus on durable, scalable, and efficient solutions to computing problems, and the application of systems software technologies to broader sustainability problems.

Thermal Energy Storage and Harvesting Laboratory

The Thermal Energy Storage and Harvesting Lab explores solutions for energy and water challenges in both developed communities and emerging markets. The primary focus of the lab is to provide/save electricity and potable water as well as heating/cooling solutions from sustainable energy sources, through investigating heat transfer mechanisms at both macro and nano scales. Heat transfer knowledge in nanoscale allows us to develop better materials for energy conversion and storage, while macroscale heat transfer identifies practical issues to integrate an energy system.

Tissue Engineering Laboratory

The Tissue Engineering Lab supports research and teaching activities related to mammalian cell and tissue culture. Activities include but are not limited to 2D and 3D mammalian cell culture, investigation of the role of biophysical cues on cancer cell migration and response to drugs, and genetic manipulation of mammalian cells.

Vibrations and Control Systems Laboratory

The Vibrations and Control Systems Lab is equipped with two flexible test systems. One is capable of single or multi DOF modes, free or forced motion, and adjustable damping. The other is an inverted pendulum. Both systems can be controlled by a wide variety of control algorithms and are fully computer connected for data acquisition and control.

Wireless Networks Laboratory

Shared by Computer and Electrical Engineering. The lab carries out research projects on the lower three layers of wireless networks. Current projects include (1) efficient scheduling of user traffic in cellular networks using smart antennas, (2) algorithms for turn-key base stations in cellular networks, and (3) changes to the MAC protocol in 802.11 based ad-hoc networks.

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Subject Areas of Research

Subject Areas

  • Analog and mixed signal circuits
  • Analysis of complex systems
  • Antennas, RF microwave/mm-wave cicuits
  • Applied mathematics and computational methods
  • Biofluids
  • Biomaterials and tissue engineering
  • Cellular and molecular engineering
  • Communication systems
  • Computational materials modeling
  • Computer architecture
  • Computer methods for mechanical engineers
  • Construction management and optimization
  • Control
  • Data science
  • Database theory
  • Design
  • Design optimizations, autonomous systems, robotic design & control
  • Devices and biomedical applications
  • Digital design for testability
  • Energy conversion systems
  • Energy harvesting
  • Energy storage and utilization
  • Environmental engineering
  • Fluid dynamics
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Green computing
  • Heat transfer
  • Heat transfer and phase change
  • Image and signal analysis
  • Imaging
  • Impacts of climate change on water resources
  • Integrated circuit technology
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Linear algebra and matrix theory
  • Machine learning
  • Manufacturing processes
  • Materials characterization
  • Materials science
  • Microstructural engineering
  • Nanotechnology
  • Nonlinear dynamic systems
  • Numerical analysis
  • Optimal control
  • Parallel and distributed processing
  • Phase transformations
  • Physical metallugy
  • Plastics
  • Power generation, transmission and distribution
  • Protein engineering
  • Signal, image and video processing w/ applications to multimedia, speech, and medical imaging
  • Signal/power integrity and electromagnetic compatibility
  • Solar energy
  • Speech biomechanics
  • Structures and materials
  • Sustainable and earthquake-resistant structural engineering
  • Sustainable computing
  • Transportation modeling
  • Trustworthy computing
  • User experience
  • Video and image compression
  • Vortex dynamics
  • Water and wastewater treatment
  • Web retrieval
  • Wireless and mobile networks
  • Wireless communication & networks

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Dual Degrees

Graduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

Engineering Program and BS/MS Mechanical Engineering Program - Qualified undergraduate Bioengineering, Civil, Computer, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering students may apply for the M.S. program in the spring quarter of their junior year. The application fee, as well as the GRE, is waived. Upon acceptance, students begin taking graduate courses during their senior year and continue for one additional year as a full-time graduate student. Students are not required to get the M.S. in the same discipline as their B.S., they may also choose the M.S. programs in Applied Mathematics, Sustainable Energy, or in Engineering Management and Leadership.

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Student Appointments

Appointments by Department

Appointments - Number of Appointments
Stipend - Average Monthly Stipend

Department Fellowships TA RA Other Total Appts.
Applied Mathematics
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Bioengineering
Appointments: 0 3 0 0 3
Stipends: $0 $1,333 $0 $0
Civil Engineering
Appointments: 0 2 0 0 2
Stipends: $0 $1,333 $0 $0
Computer Engineering
Appointments: 0 13 2 0 15
Stipends: $0 $1,333 $1,333 $0
Electrical Engineering
Appointments: 0 9 1 0 10
Stipends: $0 $1,333 $1,333 $0
Engineering Management & Leadership
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
General Engineering
Appointments: 0 2 0 0 2
Stipends: $0 $1,333 $0 $0
Mechanical Engineering
Appointments: 0 9 4 0 13
Stipends: $0 $1,333 $1,333 $0
Other Graduate Programs: Non-degree Engineering
Appointments: 0 2 0 0 2
Stipends: $0 $1,333 $0 $0
Sustainable Energy
Appointments: 0 1 0 0 1
Stipends: $0 $1,333 $0 $0
All Total Appointments 0 41 7 0 48