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.

Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering @SC







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Formula SAE

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Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering Seminar

Wed, Aug 23, 2017
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Allison Anderson, University of Colorado - BoulderTalk Title: TBAHost: Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering


Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering Seminar

Wed, Aug 30, 2017
3:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Michele Guala, Unniversity of MinnesotaTalk Title: TBAHost: Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering


S.K. Gupta, Krishnanand Kaipa and Carlos Morato Win Best Paper Award at ASME Conference

The ASME Computers & Information in Engineering Conference 2017 Best Paper Award was given to Satyandra K. Gupta, Smith International Professor and director of the Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM), Krishnanand N. Kaipa, a former postdoctoral researcher advised by Gupta, and Carlos W. Morato, a former Ph.D. student, also advised by Gupta. Their paper was titled: “System State Monitoring to Facilitate Safe and … Read More

USC Racing Competes at the 2017 FSAE

On their 1,500-mile trip home from Lincoln, Neb., the USC Racing team had smiles on their faces and their heads held high. They had just placed 24th at the annual Formula SAE (FSAE) competition, a three-spot improvement from last year, after facing their stiffest competition yet. The FSAE competition, this year held from June 21-24, is one of several student … Read More


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IN MEMORIAM: Phillip Muntz, Emeritus Professor of Astronautics

Phillip Muntz, Emeritus Professor of Astronautics, passed away Aug. 1, 2017

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Professor Domaradzki Appointed AME Department Chair

A long-time faculty, Julian Domaradzki continues his service in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, now as department chair

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