What is Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering?

Aerospace and mechanical engineers design and build unique, complex mechanical-optical-electronic (mechoptronic) systems, ranging in scale from the International Space Station to microscale electric generators and pumping systems.

A broad range of engineering science research is critical to developing novel, complex mechoptronic systems. As a consequence, aerospace and mechanical engineers conduct extensive basic and applied research within and crossing their usual disciplinary boundaries, they also synthesize research from many other disciplines.

Tenure Track Faculty Positions

The Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at USC is seeking applications for tenure-track or tenured faculty candidates. We seek outstanding candidates for positions at any rank.   more …

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Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering Seminar

Wed, Oct 25, 2017
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: SSL 150
Speaker: Adam Steinberg, Associate Professor/University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace StudiesTalk Title: Thermoacoustic Dynamics in Aeronautical Gas Turbine CombustorsAbstract: Thermoacoustic instability in combustion systems...


AeroDesign Team to Present at the AIAA Orange County Section Meeting

After finishing in first place this year at the annual AIAA Design-Build-Fly competition, the AeroDesign Team (ADT) has been invited to present at the AIAA Orange Country Section’s meeting on Thursday, Sept. 21 at the at PeopleSpace in Irvine, CA. Visit the AIAA event page for more information and to register for the meeting.

Local Small Buisiness CEOs Visit CAM

On Tuesday [August 22, 2017] the Center For Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) hosted a group of CEOs from small SoCal manufacturing companies. Vistage Group, the business advisory and executive coaching organization, requested this meeting to educate local companies about the impact of robotics and automation on manufacturing sector.


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Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto

USC STEM middle and high school students descend upon an open house tour of USC’s Center for Advanced Manufacturing

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“Break to Make”

The winners of the University’s first all-woman makeathon.

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