Society of Petroleum Engineers chapter at USC honored as one of the best in the world

The global award recognizes the chapter’s excellence in community service, professional development, and industry engagement.

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A Powerful Touch

USC Viterbi alumnus PJ Wilson moved to Puerto Rico bringing solar kits and advocating for renewable energy on the hurricane-ravaged island

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Mr. USC

How To Launch A Million Dollar Software Firm? A Family Helps. Specifically, the Trojan Variety.

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USC Viterbi Digital Mag Spring 2018

At the USC Michelson Center, Professor Scott Fraser’s incredible movies explore an unanswered question. How memories are formed?

Upcoming Events

Aug 20 Mon

Meet USC: Admission Presentation, Campus Tour, and Engineering Talk

Mon, Aug 20, 2018
All Day Event
Location: TCC USC Admission Office
This half day program is designed for prospective freshmen (HS juniors and younger) and family members. Meet USC includes an information session on the University and the Admission process, a student led walking tour of campus, and a...

Aug 21 Tue

New Transfer Student BBQ

Tue, Aug 21, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: VHE Breezeway
Join your fellow incoming transfer students for an afternoon of mixing, mingling, and delicious BBQ. This is a great opportunity to meet other transfer students and get to know Viterbi and USC staff members and resources. We will be sharing...

Aug 22 Wed

Meet USC: Admission Presentation, Campus Tour, and Engineering Talk

Wed, Aug 22, 2018
All Day Event
Location: TCC USC Admission Office
This half day program is designed for prospective freshmen (HS juniors and younger) and family members. Meet USC includes an information session on the University and the Admission process, a student led walking tour of campus, and a...

Aug 27 Mon

Meet USC: Admission Presentation, Campus Tour, and Engineering Talk

Mon, Aug 27, 2018
All Day Event
Location: TCC USC Admission Office
This half day program is designed for prospective freshmen (HS juniors and younger) and family members. Meet USC includes an information session on the University and the Admission process, a student led walking tour of campus, and a...

Aug 29 Wed

Meet USC: Admission Presentation, Campus Tour, and Engineering Talk

Wed, Aug 29, 2018
All Day Event
Location: TCC USC Admission Office
This half day program is designed for prospective freshmen (HS juniors and younger) and family members. Meet USC includes an information session on the University and the Admission process, a student led walking tour of campus, and a...

Aug 20 Mon

Meet USC: Admission Presentation, Campus Tour, and Engineering Talk

Mon, Aug 20, 2018
All Day Event
Location: TCC USC Admission Office
This half day program is designed for prospective freshmen (HS juniors and younger) and family members. Meet USC includes an information session on the University and the Admission process, a student led walking tour of campus, and a...

Aug 21 Tue

New Transfer Student BBQ

Tue, Aug 21, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: VHE Breezeway
Join your fellow incoming transfer students for an afternoon of mixing, mingling, and delicious BBQ. This is a great opportunity to meet other transfer students and get to know Viterbi and USC staff members and resources. We will be sharing...

Aug 22 Wed

Meet USC: Admission Presentation, Campus Tour, and Engineering Talk

Wed, Aug 22, 2018
All Day Event
Location: TCC USC Admission Office
This half day program is designed for prospective freshmen (HS juniors and younger) and family members. Meet USC includes an information session on the University and the Admission process, a student led walking tour of campus, and a...

Aug 27 Mon

Meet USC: Admission Presentation, Campus Tour, and Engineering Talk

Mon, Aug 27, 2018
All Day Event
Location: TCC USC Admission Office
This half day program is designed for prospective freshmen (HS juniors and younger) and family members. Meet USC includes an information session on the University and the Admission process, a student led walking tour of campus, and a...

Aug 29 Wed

Meet USC: Admission Presentation, Campus Tour, and Engineering Talk

Wed, Aug 29, 2018
All Day Event
Location: TCC USC Admission Office
This half day program is designed for prospective freshmen (HS juniors and younger) and family members. Meet USC includes an information session on the University and the Admission process, a student led walking tour of campus, and a...

Engineering+

Studying more than engineering makes for better engineers

SCilicon Beach

Our community is unique and groundbreaking… plus we have the beach!

NAE Grand Challenges

Engineering problems exist in the real world, and our obligation is to help solve them, in real time.

Shana Douglas
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2018

“My passion is volunteering and inspiring the future generation to go into STEM fields. I’m so happy to be apart of a school that shares those values.”

Keyue Shen
Assistant Professor
of Biomedical Engineering

“I think the exciting part for me, as an engineer, is that we’re making something possible that was impossible in the past to help patients.”

Roxanna Pakkar
B.S. Electrical
Engineering, 2020

“It’s really cool knowing that this technical work that I’m doing in a lab has such huge social implications.”

A.C. Mike Markkula
B.S. ’64; M.S. ’66
Co-founder, Apple Inc.

“There is no way a student can graduate from the engineering school at USC without learning how to think through a problem and come to a correct and proper answer. That has served me well in everything I’ve done.”

Rebecca Peer
Ph.D. Environmental Engineering, 2018

“I have felt encouraged to strive for truly unique and scientifically relevant research with the support of my fellow students, my advisor, and my Engineering department.”

Academic Departments

Biologically Inspired Robotics - In this undergraduate course, students look to nature to design and build robots that mimic the movement of animals
Astronaut to Join USC Faculty - Garrett Reisman, Director of Space Operations at SpaceX and former NASA astronaut joins USC’s Department of Astronautical Engineering
Driven to Help Others - USC Viterbi junior Rhea Choudhury combines entrepreneurship, tutoring and academic research to make the world a better place.
On a QuEST to Improve Lives - USC Viterbi senior Maria Bacci is passionate about advocating for the rights of LGBTQ individuals pursuing careers in engineering.
Meet Celeris, the first interactive coastal wave modeling software that runs faster than real-time - While currently available models can take hours to run, this open-source nearshore modeling software runs faster than real-time with concurrent visualization and an interactive environment
Football Star Tackles Computer Science - Student-athlete balances sports and academics, training 20 hours per week while earning his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in just five years
Imagine Swallowing a Battery. Now Imagine an Electronic Pill Powered by Your Own Stomach - Professor Dina El-Damak works to create low-power circuits and batteries with important biomedical applications.
DID YOU KNOW?
USC Viterbi Ranked in the Top Ten Engineering Programs According to US News & World Report 2018.
It is the only school ranked in the top 10 for these 3 rankings: Best Graduate Schools, Best Online Graduate Engineering Program, Best Online Graduate Information Technology (or Computer Science) Programs
DID YOU KNOW?
USC Viterbi has raised $450M to date in its fundraising initiative started in 2010 with a goal of $500M
DID YOU KNOW?
USC Viterbi’s online graduate program in computer science is #1, and the online engineering program, comprising more than 40 degrees, is #2 according to 2018 U.S. News & World Report rankings
DID YOU KNOW?
44% of entering USC Viterbi freshman are women
DID YOU KNOW?
In June 2017, at the annual ASEE meeting, USC Viterbi received the ASEE President’s Award in recognition of its national leadership
DID YOU KNOW?
In June 2017 at the annual ASEE meeting, USC Viterbi received the ASEE Engineering Excellence for Veterans Award, one of only 4 schools nationally to receive such recognition
DID YOU KNOW?
There are 10 elite schools worldwide that are part of iPodia, the USC-led global classroom