While the final graduation numbers for the 2016-2017 academic year have not been finalized, we can proudly say that the USC Viterbi’s Department of Astronautical Engineering (ASTE) has achieved a major milestone. Since its establishment in 2004, this unique space engineering department has awarded more than 500 Master of Science degrees in Astronautical Engineering, in addition to numerous Bachelor of Science degrees and a few dozen doctoral degrees.
Our rocket-scientist graduates work in leading space and rocket companies and government space research and development centers throughout the United States. As such, not all astronautics graduates are not able to take part in USC graduation ceremonies since more than half of the students reside and work far away from Los Angeles. They achieve their degrees online through USC Viterbi’s Distance Education Network (DEN).
Watch the ASTE portion of the 2017 Graduate Commencement below: