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.

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Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering @SC

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Student Project Teams

AeroDesign Team

AeroDesign Team

AIAA Design/Build/Fly

USC Racing

USC Racing

Formula SAE

Recumbent Vehicle Design Team

Recumbent Vehicle Design Team

ASME Human Powered Vehicle Challenge

Events

Feb08Wed

AME Seminar

Wed, Feb 08, 2023
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: SLH 102
Speaker: Leonardo Zepeda-Núñez, Senior Research Scientist Google Research and Assistant Professor Department of Mathematics University of Wisconsin-Madison Talk Title: Dynamical Weighs: Learning Smooth Latent-Dynamics for...

Announcements

AME Faculty Openings

AME invites applications for tenure-track or tenured faculty positions at all levels in all disciplines of Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering with particular interests in Energy and Sustainability and Advanced Manufacturing including candidates whose research integrates Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning into these disciplines. In order to receive full consideration, all materials should be received by January 15, 2023.  For more … Read More

DEN@Viterbi Student One of Aviation Week Network’s 20 Twenties Class of 2022

USC Viterbi School of Engineering student David Wolmark was just honored with Aviation Week Network’s 20 Twenties Class of 2022 award, in partnership with Accenture and sponsored by Hexcel. Wolmark, a full-time aerospace engineer in the Force Projection Sector of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL) in Laurel, Maryland, is pursuing his graduate degree through DEN@Viterbi program. The … Read More

AME Students Build Network At Boeing

For years, Los Angeles has been synonymous with surf and sunshine. But for its engineering students, its proximity to key industry leaders in aerospace has been even more top of mind. In the last year, the USC Viterbi Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering has brought students even closer to that space, providing opportunities to tour engineering labs at Boeing … Read More

News

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USC, UCLA Formula SAE will compete on LA Coliseum Track

USC, UCLA Formula SAE will compete on LA Coliseum Track

As part of NASCAR’s event, USC Racing students to drive on track for 2nd year in a row

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Azad Madni Receives NAE’s 2023 Gordon Prize

Azad Madni Receives NAE’s 2023 Gordon Prize

For second year in a row, a Trojan receives top award in engineering education

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Published on February 23rd, 2017

Last updated on February 1st, 2023