Jan 20, 2020  
USC Catalogue 2019-2020 
    
USC Catalogue 2019-2020

Mechanical Engineering (Nuclear Power) (MS)


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Note: Applications for this degree are not currently being accepted.

The program prepares students for professional careers in nuclear power industry. The program also provides the necessary background for pursuing higher degrees, Engineer and PhD. 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 advanced engineering mathematics, nuclear thermal-hydraulics, nuclear reactor physics, nuclear physics relevant to human health, and nuclear safety and security. 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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