Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

USC Viterbi School of Engineering

The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME) degree provides the technical education needed for engineering professionals in various industries such as aerospace, automotive, energy and power, utilities, petrochemical, design, manufacturing and transportation. While the field of Mechanical Engineering encompasses this broad set of technical areas, this degree program encourages focused education in selected areas of interest.

As an MSME student, you will choose from one of three recommended programs of study:

The course program for each track is designed to provide you with an education that is strong in both fundamentals and application, preparing you for doctoral programs, as well as for continuing your engineering career in the industry.

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, Nuclear Power and Refrigeration Systems.

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