Ready for Launch: Students Deliver USC’s Third CubeSat Satellite

USC Viterbi students get hands-on with spacecraft hardware, successfully delivering a CubeSat mini-satellite for launch into Earth’s low orbit.

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The Future of Med-Tech Innovation in Just 48 Hours

Engineering students teamed up for the annual ASBME Makeathon, creating new assistive devices for Parkinson’s patients over the course of one weekend.

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Using Artificial Intelligence to Predict Violence in Movies

The film industry will soon be able to better predict MPAA ratings for movies, thanks to a new artificial intelligence tool.

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Where Investigators Learn to Prevent Accidents

Aviation Safety and Security Program teaches courses to pilots across the globe

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From Deep Sea Mining To Genetic Engineering

A newly launched USC Viterbi online publication – believed to be the first student-run engineering ethics magazine in the country – examines some of the major issues of our day.

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A Robotic Leg, Born Without Prior Knowledge, Learns to Walk

New AI algorithms could allow robots to learn to move by themselves, imitating animals.

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USC Viterbi Digital Mag Fall 2018

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

Upcoming Events

Mar 27 Wed

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

Wed, Mar 27, 2019
All Day Event
Location: TCC USC Admission Office
This half day program is designed for prospective freshmen (HS seniors 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...

Mar 28 Thu

Spring 2019 ITP Open House

Thu, Mar 28, 2019
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: RTH 526
All current and prospective students are invited to attend. Learn about our classes, ask questions about our minor programs, and meet our faculty. We'll have snacks from Porto's Bakery to enjoy with coffee and tea, and advisers will be...

Mar 29 Fri

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

Fri, Mar 29, 2019
All Day Event
Location: TCC USC Admission Office
This half day program is designed for prospective freshmen (HS seniors 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...

Apr 03 Wed

Spring 2019 ITP Open House

Wed, Apr 03, 2019
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: WPH 205
All current and prospective students are invited to attend. Learn about our classes, ask questions about our minor programs, and meet our faculty. We'll have snacks from Porto's Bakery to enjoy with coffee and tea, and advisers will be...

Apr 03 Wed

Viterbi Keynote Lecture

Wed, Apr 03, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: EEB 132
Speaker: Leonard Kleinrock, Distinguished Professor of Computer Science/University of California, Los Angeles Talk Title: On Some of My Simple Results Series: Viterbi Lecture Abstract: A number of interesting problems that I have...

Apr 05 Fri

Viterbi Career and Internship Boot Camp

Fri, Apr 05, 2019
1:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Location: RTH 526
Viterbi Career Connections would like to invite you to attend our Career & Internship Boot Camp on Friday, April 5th, from 1:00 pm- 4:15 pm. The purpose of this one-day boot camp is to provide you with resources to understand the career...

Apr 08 Mon

Spring Explore USC

Mon, Apr 08, 2019
All Day Event
Spring Explore is a full-day program running from 8:30am-5pm. The day includes a presentation from the Office of Admission, a USC Campus Tour, and visit with us in the Viterbi School of Engineering. During your time with us you will learn...

Apr 09 Tue

Explore USC - Admitted Student Day

Tue, Apr 09, 2019
All Day Event
Explore USC is the most comprehensive campus visit program for admitted students. It is a full-day program that allows you to interact with dozens of our current students, tour the campus, learn more about financial aid, gives you...

Apr 11 Thu

Explore USC - Admitted Student Day

Thu, Apr 11, 2019
All Day Event
Explore USC is the most comprehensive campus visit program for admitted students. It is a full-day program that allows you to interact with dozens of our current students, tour the campus, learn more about financial aid, gives you...

Apr 15 Mon

Spring Explore USC

Mon, Apr 15, 2019
All Day Event
Spring Explore is a full-day program running from 8:30am-5pm. The day includes a presentation from the Office of Admission, a USC Campus Tour, and visit with us in the Viterbi School of Engineering. During your time with us you will learn...

Apr 17 Wed

Preview USC - Admitted Student Half-Day

Wed, Apr 17, 2019
All Day Event
Preview USC is a half-day program covering topics related to housing, financial aid, and transitioning from high school to college. It also offers the opportunity for admitted students to sit in on classes, be part of a session in the...

Apr 22 Mon

Spring Explore USC

Mon, Apr 22, 2019
All Day Event
Spring Explore is a full-day program running from 8:30am-5pm. The day includes a presentation from the Office of Admission, a USC Campus Tour, and visit with us in the Viterbi School of Engineering. During your time with us you will learn...

Apr 26 Fri

Senior Design Expo

Fri, Apr 26, 2019
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Daniel J. Epstein Family Plaza (E-Quad)
The KIUEL Senior Design Expo gives seniors a chance to show off what they've done in their capstone classes. Seniors present their projects to a judging panel of faculty, staff, and industry partners, with winners receiving cash prizes....

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

2018 AME Senior Project Showcase- Undergraduate students enrolled in AME 441A show off their semester's work
Students 3D print rocket engine- The Liquid Propulsion Lab successfully tested the world's first 3D printed rocket engine made entirely on campus
National Cancer Institute Award to Support Research on Colorectal Cancer at USC- USC Viterbi’s Stacey Finley and Shannon Mumenthaler from the Keck School of Medicine of USC lead new $3.1 million grant to advance search for new cancer treatments using computer simulations
Seeing Through Rain and Fog- Materials developed by USC Viterbi Professor Jayakanth Ravichandran could allow autonomous vehicles to peer through the elements to improve safety.
A “Post-Antibiotic World?”- Antibiotic resistance is spreading from wastewater treatment plants
Saving Endangered Species, One Algorithm at a Time- Bistra Dilkina, USC Viterbi assistant professor in computer science, develops artificial intelligence tools to help protect endangered animals
Mahdi Soltanolkotabi In Search of the Most Human Algorithms- Mahdi Soltanolkotabi's research ensures that AI and Automation serve the interests of humanity. Now he's being recognized for his work - a lot.
Traffic Jam Student Wins HackLA Mobility with App to Solve LA Traffic Woes- Jake Beaudin and his team created the app in 24 hours. They recently launched it to the tech industry at CES Las Vegas and will soon present it in Germany.
DID YOU KNOW?
USC Viterbi Ranked in the Top Ten Engineering Programs According to the 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools. It is the only engineering school in the US on three USNWR top 10 engineering lists; Best Graduate Schools, Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs, and Best Online IT Programs
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.
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USC Viterbi has raised $480M to date in its fundraising initiative started in 2010 with a goal of $500M
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For the 7th straight year, USC Viterbi’s online graduate program in computer science is #1, and the online engineering program, comprising more than 40 degrees, is in the top 5 according to 2019 U.S. News & World Report rankings
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43% of the 2017 USC Viterbi Fall class and 44% of the 2018 Fall class are women
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There are 12 elite schools worldwide that are part of iPodia, the USC-led global classroom