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Students and Academics

Your experiences at Stanford Engineering are limited only by your imagination. Through research, mentorship and an array of majors and classes, you’ll have the opportunity to tackle the most pressing issues of the 21st century.

Student groups, volunteer opportunities and study abroad programs all are available for you to shape your learning experience at Stanford.

Student Experience

What’s it like to be a Stanford Engineering student? See what our students have to say, what you can find on campus and beyond, as well as services for graduate students.

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A Robust Learning Environment

Student groups, career resources and study abroad programs all are available for you to shape your learning experience at Stanford.

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Stanford Engineering offers 16 defined undergraduate majors, plus the option to design your own. Coterm and graduate programs are offered in all engineering departments.

Faculty have developed blended courses that involve interactive learning in addition to traditional lectures, as well as hands-on opportunities for students to take courses in the environments best suited to their learning styles.

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Resources to help you succeed

Need a little help with technical writing or presentation skills? In addition, academic advising and tutoring can help connect you to the resources you need.

Undergraduate resources

Graduate resources

Undergraduate Student Handbook

The Handbook for Undergraduate Engineering Programs is the definitive resource for undergraduate engineers.

Undergraduate Handbook

Research opportunities


Most engineering departments offer Stanford undergraduates a Research Experience for Undergraduates  (REU) program, many with stipends to conduct research during the summer. The program is designed to give undergraduates an opportunity to work with faculty members and their research groups on advanced research topics.


At the School of Engineering, departments have different program requirements; some require research, others don't. Some PhD programs match students with research advisors before matriculation. Others expect you to find your own placement. Visit your department’s site to learn of its policies and producedures. It is important to read your graduate handbook and communicate with your student services office frequently.

Course selection and planning

If you are thinking about declaring an engineering major but would like to test the waters before committing, introductory seminars are available in several engineering topics.


Global Engineering Program

The Global Engineering Program provides students with an opportunity to learn about technology and engineering globally, with several options available each year.

Equity and Inclusion Initiatives

The Equity and Inclusion Initiatives program's goal is to create an inclusive environment where differences are celebrated and students of all backgrounds are empowered to be their full, authentic selves.