Jul 22, 2024  
USC Catalogue 2022-2023 
USC Catalogue 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOGUE]

Astronautical Engineering (BS)

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The Bachelor of Science in Astronautical Engineering prepares students for engineering careers in the space industry, for research and development in industry and government centers and laboratories, and for graduate study. The program combines a core in the fundamentals of engineering, specialized work in astronautics and space technology, and technical electives to broaden and/or deepen the course work.

The requirement for this degree is 129 units. A cumulative grade point average of C (2.0) is required in all upper-division courses applied toward the major, regardless of the department in which the courses are taken. See also the common requirements for undergraduate degrees  section.

Composition/Writing Requirements

Total units: 8

General Education

Total units: 129

*Satisfies GE Category III requirement (for students following the previous GE Program).

**Technical electives consist of (1) any upper division course in engineering except CE 404 , CE 412  and ISE 440 , or (2) an upper division course in chemistry, physics or mathematics and MATH 225 . No more than 3 units of 490 course work can be used to satisfy the technical elective requirement.

+The university allows engineering majors to replace the GE Category IV with a second course in Categories I, II or VI (for students following the previous GE Program).

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