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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

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

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.”

Arynn O. Gallegos

Arynn O. Gallegos
B.S. Electrical
Engineering, 2020

“Working in my research lab has provided me with mentorship that has profoundly shaped my career and professional goals and to find opportunities I couldn’t even dream of before starting college.”

A.C. Mike Markkula

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.”

Jose Juan Ruiz

Jose Juan Ruiz
B.S. Electrical
Engineering, 2019

“Coming from community college, I was worried about transferring into a major university, but once I got to USC all my doubts were put to rest. From the professors, career opportunities, organizations, events, and friends I made here, I know I made the right choice in choosing USC”

Academic Departments

How Does a Sea Star Bounce? - What USC researchers uncovered about sea star locomotion could help scientists design simpler, decentralized systems in robotics and beyond.
Moon. PHOTO/PEXELS, BRUNO SCRAMGNON. Is There Life on Mars? With the Right Tools, There Could Be. - A team of USC students is one of 10 finalists awarded $10K to build a water extraction tool for NASA’s Moon to Mars challenge.
ASBME Makeathon Inventing a Stroke Rehabilitation Device in 48 Hours - This year’s ASBME Makeathon saw 10 student teams battling the clock to build biomedical devices to help stroke survivors recover their hand and wrist movement.
Smokestacks stock image New Nanoparticle Can Turn Carbon Emissions Into Fuel, Sustainably - USC Viterbi researchers partner with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory on technology to convert CO2 to hydrocarbon fuels and usable materials.
plane wing What If Airplanes Could Repair Their Own Damage? - USC researchers 3-D-printed the next-generation of high strength, lightweight structures that can autonomously heal impact damage.
Land-locked regions will be indirectly impacted by sea-level rise, as coastal populations move inland to seek drier ground, finds new AI study. Photo/Pexels. Sea-Level Rise Could Reshape the United States, Trigger Migration Inland - Climate change-driven sea-level rise could trigger mass migration of Americans to inland cities, finds new AI study
Miniaturizing Optical Gyroscopes - USC Viterbi Researcher Makes An Important Advancement in Navigation and Automation
Keeping Them Honest: Jong-Shi Pang Honored for Career Achievements - Pang was recognized with the 2019 John von Neumann Theory Prize by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences.
DID YOU KNOW?
50 percent of the Fall 2019 incoming class were women
DID YOU KNOW?
USC Viterbi is ranked #1 in the nation in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Master’s Information Technology Programs (consisting of MS in CS and Data Sciences and related fields). It is the 8th consecutive year in which the USC Viterbi program was ranked the top program nationally.
DID YOU KNOW?
USC Viterbi is tied for #4 in the nation in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Master’s Engineering Programs (consisting of MS in more than 40 engineering sub-fields and specializations). Since inception of these rankings, the USC Viterbi program has been ranked in the top 5 programs nationally.
DID YOU KNOW?
USC Viterbi was one of the founding partners of the NAE's Grand Challenges Summit & Scholars program
DID YOU KNOW?
Since 2008, 12 USC Viterbi faculty were elected to the National Academy of Engineering and 9 USC Viterbi faculty were elected to the National Academy of Inventors.
DID YOU KNOW?
There are 12 elite schools worldwide that are part of iPodia, the USC-led global classroom