Master of Science in Materials Engineering

USC Viterbi School of Engineering

Students with an interest in the characterization, selection and processing of engineering materials, and in materials problems related to engineering design may work toward a Master of Science in Materials Engineering.

This degree is awarded in conformity with the general requirements of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. Students may elect to work for this degree in either the Materials Science or Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering departments. The specific courses that constitute an acceptable program must be approved in advance by the administering department.

Career Options

A variety of career opportunities exist, but primarily in the areas of: Pharmaceuticals, Tissue Engineering, Oil and Gas, Commerce, Consultancy, Public Health Agencies, Combustion, Petrochemicals, Project Delivery, Process Control, Petroleum, Minerals and Environmental Agencies.

Program Courses of Interest*

MASC 440 | Materials and the Environment
MASC 504 | Diffusion and Phase Equilibria
MASC 505 | Crystals and Anisotrophy
MASC 523 | Principles of Electrochemical Engineering
MASC 524 | Techniques and Mechanisms in Electrochemistry
MASC 551 | Mechanical Behavior of Engineering Materials
MASC 575 | Basics of Atomistic Simulation of Materials

*Click here for a complete list of program requirements.

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