Dec 06, 2019  
USC Catalogue 2019-2020 
    
USC Catalogue 2019-2020

Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics) (MS)


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The program prepares students for professional careers in engineering companies that develop products using computational tools of fluid and solid mechanics. The program also provides the necessary background for pursuing higher degrees, Engineer and PhD, in aerospace and mechanical engineering with specializations in computational fluid mechanics, computational solid mechanics and computational heat transfer. The degree course work provides a necessary background in basic aerospace and mechanical engineering disciplines (solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer), engineering mathematics and numerical methods. The advanced computational technical electives provide practical examples using existing numerical programs to simulate structures, heat transfer and fluid flows as well as commercial packages.

Admission requirements follow the general admission rules for aerospace and mechanical engineering graduate programs. For admission requirements, refer to Viterbi Graduate Degrees and Requirements at USC Viterbi School of Engineering . The program requires completion of a minimum of 27 units, with at least 18 units at the 500 level, and a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 for graduation. Students will be given advisement in the first semester of their study. A minimum of 15 units must be 500 level courses in major department. Four of the required units must be in engineering analysis AME 525 . In addition to AME 525  students are required to take five core courses covering numerical methods, fluid dynamics, solid mechanics, computational fluid dynamics, and finite element analysis. Elective courses can be chosen in areas of specific interest to the student. Information on the current approved courses that comprise these core and elective requirements is available from the department Website ame.usc.edu.

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Elective courses can be chosen in areas of specific interest to the student. Information on the current approved courses that comprise these core and elective requirements is available from the department Website ame.usc.edu.

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