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Santa Clara University - 2016

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Engineering Information

Degree Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Requirements

The programs leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science consist of a minimum number of quarter units as specified by the department awarding the degree, with a grade point average of at least a C (2.0) in all coursework at the University and in the major. Students should declare a major by the end of their sophomore year.

Master's Degree Requirements

The degree of Master of Science will be granted to degree candidates who complete a program of studies approved by the major department. It must include no less than 45 quarter units, of which 9 may be earned by completing an optional thesis. In addition, a 3.0 GPA (B average) must be earned in all course work taken at Santa Clara University.

Doctoral Degree Requirements

The work for the Doctor of Philosophy degree consists of a program of advanced studies in engineering, mathematics, and related physical science, engineering research, and a thesis based on that research. The degree is granted on the basis of achievement, rather than on the accumulation of units of credit. However, the candidate is expected to complete a minimum of 72 quarter units of graduate credit beyond the master's degree, of which 36 quarter units would typically be in course work and 36 units in thesis research.

Engineer's Degree Program
The program leading to the Engineer's degree is particularly designed for the education of the practicing engineer. It is offered in the Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering departments. The degree is granted on completion of an approved academic program and a record of acceptable technical achievement in the candidate's field of engineering. The academic program consists of a minimum of 45 quarter units beyond the master's degree.