Master of Science in Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering

Computational Fluid & Solid Mechanics

The Master of Science in Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering (Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics Program) is designed to provide a necessary background in the core aerospace and mechanical engineering disciplines (solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer), the engineering mathematics, and the numerical techniques employed by computational packages and practical examples of their use.

Students graduating from the USC M.S. in Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering (Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics) program will be prepared to:

Interact with engineers across all core disciplines because the program prepares them in both solid and fluid mechanics; this also offers greater flexibility in job placement and advancement within a company.
Pursue higher degrees (Engineer and Ph.D.) in areas of computational mechanics and heat transfer

Career Options

A variety of career opportunities exist, but primarily in the areas of: Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Manufacturing, Warehouse Distribution Facilities, Dynamics & Control, Transportation Systems, Consulting Firms, Biomedical Design, Robotics, and Refrigeration Systems.

Courses of Interest – Across all Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering graduate degree programs*

AME 404 | Computational Solutions to Engineering Problems
AME 509 | Applied Elasticity
AME 511 | Compressible Gas Dynamics
AME 514 | Application of Combustion and Reacting Flows
AME 516 | Convection Processes
AME 525 | Engineering Analysis
AME 526 | Engineering Analytical Methods
AME 530a | Dynamics of Incompressible Fluids
AME 535a | Introduction to Computational Fluid Mechanics
AME 535b | Introduction to Computational Fluid Mechanics
CE 507 | Mechanics of Solids I
CE 529a | Finite Element Analysis
CE 529b | Finite Element Analysis
CE 541a | Dynamics of Structures
MASC 575 | Basics of Atomistic Simulation of Materials
MASC 576 | Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Materials and Processes

*Click here for a complete list of program requirements.

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Henryk Flashner, PhD