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Mechanical engineering is essential to the proper design and manufacture of nearly every physical product or device in our modern world. 

 

Mechanical engineers work with material properties, understand the nature of forces, project the flow of heat and fluids, and design products to improve people's lives. Mechanical engineers work in design and analysis, product development, teaching and research; they even become high-level managers such as the CEOs of IBM, Hewlett Packard, and Chrysler. In a broad sense, mechanical engineers are problem-solvers. An education from Santa Clara University prepares our students to tackle challenging problems, making a positive impact on society.

The Mechanical Department is comprised of nine tenure stream faculty, three full-time lectures and a number of working professionals as adjunct faculty. We are proud that our program provides a balanced education between theory and practice. The Mechanical Engineering B.S. program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. The graduate program provides a Master and Doctoral degree as well as certificates and an Engineer degree.

Mechanical Engineering Enrollment and Graduation Data

 

Year 2006-'07 '07-'08 '08-'09 '09-'10 '10-'11 '11-'12 '12-'13 '13-'14 '14-'15 '15-'16 '16-'17 '17-'18
Undergraduate Enrollment
131 141 177 184 235 243 241 257 241

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Graduate Enrollment
52 71 73 95 87 104 93 92 101 92 86 85
B.S. graduates
24 27 47 31 52 63 43 91 48 53 71  
M.S. graduates
11 11 17 19 33 32 21 26 36 26 41  
Ph.D. graduates
0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 3  


Enrollment data are from the corresponding fall quarter *Data not available at this time. For more detailed information see ABET Accredited Programs.