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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
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.”

Yannis Yortsos
Dean

“The new face of engineering is not that of Dilbert in the cartoons. It is the face of bright women and men, spanning societal, racial and ethnic divides. Diversity is not a political slogan, it is an essential ingredient for innovation.”

Tajinder Singh
M.S. Computer Science, 2016

“I have met people from all around the world, worked with them and listened to their point of view and realized how one small point can be looked at through so many different angles.”

Rhea Choudhury
B.S. Biomedical Engineering, 2019

“At USC Viterbi, I’ve already discovered a new sport, conducted engineering research abroad and explored all over LA with some of the most diverse people I’ve ever met, just in my first three semesters alone.”

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

S.K. Gupta named holder of the Smith International Professorship in Mechanical Engineering - Professor S.K. Gupta, a world-renowned expert in advanced manufacturing, will also head the Center for Advanced Manufacturing.
Mike Gruntman Elected as Full Member of the IAA - Professor of Astronautics Mike Gruntman was elected as a full member of the International Academy of Astronautics for contributions to astronautics and the exploration of space.
Making meaningful devices under pressure - Undergraduate students flexed their hands-on engineering skills at the 2017 ASBME Makeathon, a competition to develop real-world biomedical devices.
Don Zhang elected to NAE - Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering / Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering professor recognized for pioneering work in stochastic modeling of flow in porous media
CMAA Tops Off Another Year with an Impressive Performance at “Sparks” - After five months of preparation, the CMAA student chapter takes first, second and third place at this year’s construction competition.
The Most Hazardous Hour to Drive in LA? - New Data-Driven Journalism project by USC Annenberg and USC Viterbi Will Tell You
Shri Narayanan Named Inaugural Holder of the Niki and C.L. Max Nikias Chair in Engineering - The chair, established by anonymous donors, honors in perpetuity, the Nikias’s legacy
Training for a 21st-Century Diplomacy - Course combines engineering with foreign policy and international development