Mr. USC

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

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USC Viterbi-Saudi Aramco Master’s Program sees its first graduating class

16 Saudi Aramco employees completed a unique master’s degree in construction management

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Unique Mars spacecraft design earns engineering students a big win from NASA

USC Viterbi students design a deep-space transport with artificial gravity, earning first place in the graduate division of NASA’s student competition

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New Study Finds Taking Breaks Boosts Team Performance

USC computer scientists leverage artificial intelligence to analyze the performance of individuals in online team-based games, producing unique insights into the psychology of performance

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Recent USC Viterbi Ph.D. Named Among “World’s Top 35 Innovators Under 35.”

Niki Bayat is the first USC doctoral student to have earned distinction as one of MIT Technology Review’s prestigious “TR 35.”

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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

Jul 23 Mon

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

Mon, Jul 23, 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...

Jul 25 Wed

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

Wed, Jul 25, 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...

Jul 23 Mon

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

Mon, Jul 23, 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...

Jul 25 Wed

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

Wed, Jul 25, 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...

Jul 23 Mon

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

Mon, Jul 23, 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...

Jul 25 Wed

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

Wed, Jul 25, 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.
What plants can teach us about oil spill clean-up and microfluidics - Engineers create nature-inspired 3-D printed solutions for one of the worst manmade dilemmas.
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