Dec 07, 2022  
USC Catalogue 2021-2022 
USC Catalogue 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOGUE]

Mechanical Engineering (MS)

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 of study depends upon the student’s interests and background. 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. 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 the general requirements listed in this catalogue, the department has identified requirements in the following areas of specialization: engineering design; thermal and fluid sciences; heat transfer; combustion; mechanics and materials; dynamics and control; solid and structural mechanics; and manufacturing. Core requirements and elective requirements are defined for each area of specialization. Information on the current approved courses that comprise these core and elective requirements is available from the department Website