University of Southern California - 2006

Institution Information

Contact Information

Institution's Mailing Address

Institution Name: University of Southern California
Mailing Address: USC Viterbi School of Engineering
University Park
City: Los Angeles
State: CA
Postal Code: 90089
Country: United States
Phone 213-740-2311
Fax: 213-740-8493
Website: http://www.usc.edu

Head of Institution

Steven Sample
President of the University
Office of the President
University of Southern California
Administration Building, Rm. 110
Los Angeles, CA 90089
Phone: 213-740-2111
Fax: 213-821-1342
awestfal@usc.edu

Engineering College Inquiries

Margery Berti
Associate Dean, Doctoral Programs
USC Viterbi School of Engineering
University of Southern California
Olin Hall of Engineering, Rm. 332
Los Angeles, CA 90089-1454
Phone: 213-740-6241
Fax: 213-821-2367
berti@usc.edu

Undergraduate Admission Inquiries

Louise Yates
Associate Dean, Admissions and Student Affairs
Andrew and Erna Viterbi School of Engineering - Student Affairs Office
University of Southern California
Ronald Tutor Hall, Rm. 110
Los Angeles, CA 90089-2900
Phone: 213-740-4530
Fax: 213-740-8690
yates@usc.edu

Graduate Admission Inquiries

Louise Yates
Associate Dean, Admissions and Student Affairs
Andrew and Erna Viterbi School of Engineering - Student Affairs Office
University of Southern California
Ronald Tutor Hall, Rm. 110
Los Angeles, CA 90089-2900
Phone: 213-740-4530
Fax: 213-740-8690
yates@usc.edu

Institution Information

General Information


Type of institution: PRIVATE
Academic Year: SEMESTERS
Setting of Main Engineering Campus URBAN

Main Campus Information

Is the main campus located in a city with a population greater than 100,000?: Yes
Name of this city, or if no, the name of the nearest city of any size?: Los Angeles
This city's population (approx.): 3,800,000
Distance from Main Campus: 0

Total Enrollment

Total Undergraduate enrollment: 16,500
Total Graduate enrollment: 16,500
Total Professional and other enrollment: 33,000

Non-Engineering Degree Granting Colleges

Business, Communications, Dentistry, Education, Fine arts, Law, Liberal arts, Medicine, Natural sciences, Pharmacy, Architecture, Cinema-Television, Music, Theatre, Policy, Planning and Development

Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations

Requirements

Freshman candidates are evaluated on the rigor of their high school course work, their grades and their scores from standardized tests. A personal resume, an essay, school recommendations and personal interviews also play important roles in the admission decision. Consideration is given to class rank, honors courses, Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate work when assessing grade point averages. Students are considered individually on the merits of their academic record, personal qualities and potential for success in the field of interest. Students are expected to have completed at least 16 year-long courses, including 13 in academic solids and up to three in acceptable electives.

Recommendations

Recommendations, including those from teachers and/high school counselors, play an important role in the admission decision.

Engineering Information

Head of Engineering

Head of Engineering

Yannis Yortsos
Dean of Engineering
Andrew and Erna Viterbi School of Engineering
University of Southern California
Olin Hall of Engineering, Rm. 200
Los Angeles, CA 90089-1450
Phone: 21-374-0617
Fax: 213-740-8493
engrdean@usc.edu

Engineering Information

Engineering Degrees Offered

Types of Engineering Degrees

Bachelor's:B.S.
Master's:M.S. with thesis, M.S. without thesis, but with project or report, M.Eng.
Doctoral:Ph.D.

Computer Science Degrees Awarded Outside the College/School of Engineering

Engineering Information

Engineering Departments

Engineering Department(s) Degree Granting Level Department Chair Discipline
Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Both Michael Kassner Aerospace Engineering
Astronautics and Space Technology Division Both Michael Gruntman Other Engineering Disciplines
Biomedical Engineering Both Michael Khoo Biomedical Engineering
Chemical/Petroleum + Materials Science Both Theodore Tsotsis Chemical Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Both Jean-Pierre Bardet Civil Engineering
Computer Science Both Gerard Medioni Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical Engineering Both Alexander Sawchuk Electrical/Computer Engineering
Industrial and Systems Engineering Both James Moore Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Undeclared Engineering Undergraduate Engineering (General)

Engineering Information

Research Centers

  • INCOLL - Research center WITHIN the college of engineering
  • INDEPT - Research center WITHIN an engineering department
  • INUNIV - Research center WITHIN university system
  • OUTUNIV - Research center OUTSIDE the university
Center/Lab Discipline Research Class Head Chair
Alfred E Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering INCOLL Peter Staudhammer
Aviation Safety and Security Program Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL Thomas Anthony
Biomedical Simulations Resource Research Center Biomedical Engineering INCOLL Vasilis Marmarelis
Biomimetic MicroElectronic Systems Center Biomedical Engineering INCOLL Mark Humayun
Center for Advanced Transportation Technologies Electrical Engineering INCOLL Petros Ioannou
Center for Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering INCOLL Steven Nutt
Center for Interactive Smart Oilfield Technologies Petroleum Engineering INCOLL Iraj Ershaghi
Center for Neural Engineering Biomedical Engineering INCOLL Theodore Berger
Center for Photonic Technology Electrical/Computer Engineering INCOLL P. Daniel Dapkus
Center for Robotics and Embedded Systems Computer Science (inside engineering) INCOLL Maja Mataric
Collaboratory for Advanced Computing & Simulations Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL Priya Vashishta
Communication Sciences Institute Electrical/Computer Engineering INCOLL Keith Chugg
Ctr. for Adv. Transportation Technologies Electrical/Computer Engineering INCOLL Petros Ioannou
Digital Government Research Center Computer Science (inside engineering) INCOLL Yigal Arens
Homeland Security Ctr for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL Detlof von Winterfeldt
Information Sciences Institute Computer Science (inside engineering) INCOLL Herbert Schorr
Institute for Creative Technlogies Other Engineering Disciplines INUNIV Randall Hill
Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Systems Computer Science (inside engineering) INCOLL Ramakant Nevatia
Integrated Media Systems Center Electrical/Computer Engineering INCOLL Adam Clayton Powell III
Merwyn C. Gill Center for Composite Materials Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering INCOLL Steven Nutt
Metropolitan Transportation Research Center Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering INCOLL Genevieve Giuliano
Microsatellite Systems Center Aerospace Engineering INCOLL Peter Will
Photonics Center Electrical Engineering INCOLL P. Daniel Dapkus
School of Engineering Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL Yannis Yortsos
Signal & Image Processing Institute Electrical/Computer Engineering INCOLL Urbashi Mitra
USC Engineering Technology Transfer Center Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL
WESRAC-Western Research Application Center Aerospace Engineering INCOLL Kenneth Dozier

Engineering Information

Degree Programs

Bachelor's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Aerospace Engineering (B.S.) Aerospace Engineering
Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering- Petroleum (B.S.) Mechanical Engineering
Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) Mechanical Engineering
Astronautics and Space Technology Division Astronautical Engineering (B.S) Other Engineering Disciplines
Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering- Biochemical (B.S.) Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering (B.S.) Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering- Mechanical (B.S.) Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering- Electrical (B.S.) Biomedical Engineering
Chemical/Petroleum + Materials Science Chemical Engineering (B.S.) Chemical Engineering
Chemical/Petroleum + Materials Science Chemical Engineering- Environmental (B.S.) Chemical Engineering
Chemical/Petroleum + Materials Science Chemical Engineering- Biochemical (B.S.) Chemical Engineering
Chemical/Petroleum + Materials Science Polymer Science Chemical Engineering
Chemical/Petroleum + Materials Science Chemical Engineering- Petroleum (B.S.) Petroleum Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering- Environmental (B.S.) Environmental Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Environmental Engineering (B.S.) Environmental Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Structures Civil Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering- Building Science (B.S.) Civil Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Construction Civil Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Applied Mechanics (B.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Civil and Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering (B.S.) Civil Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering- Information Management Civil Engineering
Computer Science Computer Science (B.S.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Computer Science Computer Engineering and Computer Science (B.S.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering- Computer (B.S.) Electrical/Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering (B.S.) Electrical Engineering
Industrial and Systems Engineering Industrial and Systems Engineering (B.S.) Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Industrial and Systems Engineering Industrial and Systems Engineering- Information Systems Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Undeclared Engineering Undeclared Engineering Engineering (General)

Master's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Master's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Aerospace Engineering (M.S.) Aerospace Engineering
Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) Mechanical Engineering
Astronautics and Space Technology Division Astronautical Engineering (M.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Biomedical Engineering Medical Device and Diagnostic Engr. (M.S.) Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering (M.S.) Biomedical Engineering
Chemical/Petroleum + Materials Science Chemical Engineering (M.S.) Chemical Engineering
Chemical/Petroleum + Materials Science Materials Science/Materials Engr. Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering
Chemical/Petroleum + Materials Science Petroleum Engineering (M.S.) Petroleum Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Environmental Engineering (M.S.) Environmental Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering (M.S.) Civil Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Computer-Aided Engineering (M.E.) Civil Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Applied Mechanics (M.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Civil and Environmental Engineering Structural Design (M.E.) Civil Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Environmental Quality Management (M.E.) Environmental Engineering
Computer Science Computer Science-Game Development Computer Science (inside engineering)
Computer Science Computer Science- Software Engineering (M.S.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Computer Science Computer Science- Intelligent Systems (M.S.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Computer Science Computer Science- Computer Networks (M.S.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Computer Science Integrated Media Systems (M.S.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Computer Science Computer Science (M.S.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Computer Science Computer Science- Multimedia (M.S.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering (M.S.) Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering Systems Architecture and Engineering (M.S.) Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering Computer Engineering (M.S.) Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering- VLSI Design (M.S.) Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering- Multimedia (M.S.) Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering (Computer Networks) (M.S.) Electrical Engineering
Industrial and Systems Engineering Industrial and Systems Engineering (M.S.) Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Industrial and Systems Engineering Operations Research (M.S.) Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Industrial and Systems Engineering Manufacturing Engineering (M.S.) Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Industrial and Systems Engineering Engineering Management (M.S.) Engineering Management

Doctoral Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Doctoral Degree Program(s) Discipline
Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Aerospace Engineering (Ph.D.) Aerospace Engineering
Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) Mechanical Engineering
Astronautics and Space Technology Division Astronautical Engineering (Ph.D.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering (Ph.D.) Biomedical Engineering
Chemical/Petroleum + Materials Science Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.) Chemical Engineering
Chemical/Petroleum + Materials Science Materials Science (Ph.D.) Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering
Chemical/Petroleum + Materials Science Petroleum Engineering (Ph.D.) Petroleum Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering (Ph.D.) Civil Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Environmental Engineering (Ph.D.) Environmental Engineering
Computer Science Computer Science (Ph.D.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical Engineering Computer Engineering (Ph.D.) Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) Electrical Engineering
Industrial and Systems Engineering Industrial and Systems Engineering (Ph.D.) Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering

Engineering Information

Areas of Expertise

Engineering Departments Areas of Expertise
Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
  1. Heat transfer and combustion; concurrent engineering
  2. Aerodynamics of air/ground vehicles; gas dynamics
  3. Astronautics and space science
  4. Geophysical and microgravity flows; planetary physics
  5. Power MEMS and MEMS vacuum pumps
Astronautics and Space Technology Division
  1. Fundamental processes in gases and plasmas
  2. Statistical physics
  3. Space technology
  4. Space science and applications
  5. Space instrumentation
  6. Advanced propulsion
Biomedical Engineering
  1. Medical ultrasound
  2. BioMEMS
  3. Neural prosthetics
  4. Computational bioengineering
  5. Bioengineering of vision
  6. Medical devices
Chemical/Petroleum + Materials Science
  1. Petroleum engineering
  2. Heterogeneous materials
  3. Statistical mechanics, molecular simulation, porous media
  4. Polymer science and engineering
  5. Reaction engr. & catalysis, membrane processes & separation
  6. Biochemical engineering, cell culture, bioreactor modeling
Civil and Environmental Engineering
  1. Geotechnical engineering
  2. Transportation engr., computer-aided engr.
  3. Structural engr. & structural mechanics, earthquake engr.
  4. Construction engineering and management
  5. Environmental engr./environmental quality management
  6. Coastal engr. and hydraulic engr./water resources engr.
Computer Science
  1. Databases
  2. Computer graphics and computer vision
  3. Software engineering
  4. Networks and security
  5. Robotics
  6. Multimedia and virtual reality
Electrical Engineering
  1. Electronic devices, circuits and VLSI
  2. MEMS and Nanotechnology
  3. Electromagnetics and plasmas
  4. Lasers, photonics, and quantum electronics
  5. Computer engineering and networks
  6. Communications, signal processing and controls
Industrial and Systems Engineering
  1. Engineering management
  2. Music cognition and retrieval
  3. Transportation and logistics
  4. Manufacturing systems engineering
  5. CAD/CAM and rapid prototyping
  6. Systems architecting and engineering

Engineering Information

Societies

Honor Societies

National Groups

  • Alpha Pi Mu
  • Chi Epsilon
  • Eta Kappa Nu
  • Omega Chi Epsilon
  • Pi Epsilon Tau
  • Pi Tau Sigma
  • Sigma Gamma Tau
  • Sigma Phi Delta
  • Tau Beta Pi
  • Upsilon Pi Epsilon

Student Organizations

National Groups

  • Am. Inst. of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Am. Inst. of Chemical Engineers
  • Am. Inst. of Industrial Eng.
  • Am. Soc. of Civil Engineers
  • Am. Soc. of Mechanical Engineers
  • Assoc. for Computing Machinery
  • Associated General Contractors of America
  • Biomedical Engineering Society
  • Engineering Student Council
  • Inst. of Industrial Engineers
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Mexican American Engineering Societies
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Omega Chi Epsilon
  • Sigma Phi Delta
  • Soc. of Petroleum Engineers
  • Soc. of Women Engineers
  • Tau Beta Pi
  • Upsilon Pi Epsilon

Local Groups

  • Alpha Omega Epsilon
  • Engineers Without Borders
  • USC Robotics Team
  • Viterbi Graduate Students Association (VGSA)

Engineering Information

Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

  • Mexican American Engineers & Scientists
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers

Other Student Support Programs

Cooperative Education; Summer Overseas Program; International Exchange Programs; Tutoring Program; Career Services Center; Peer Tutoring; Peer Advising/Counseling; Mentoring Program; Scholarship Support;Center for Engineering Diversity;Freshmen Academy Program; Centrally Coordinated Advisement Program; Undergraduate Research Program;Undergraduate Honors Program; Women in Engineering Program; Pre-College programs; Freshmen Year Excellence Program

Engineering Information

Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

SAE Formula Car;Electric Plane;Steel Bridge Competition; Concrete Canoe; Underwater Robotics Competition; Micromouse Competition; Design,Build and Fly Competition, and Autonomous Helicopter competitions. No central contact for student design projects. Contact each major department for specific information.

Engineering Information

College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

Undergraduates are able to begin their engineering coursework in the freshman year and are admitted as freshmen to the major, and are provided opportunites to become involved in research. Students can also enter the School as an Undeclared engineering major and participate in an overview course which introduces all engineering majors prior to committing to the major. Undergraduates can also minor in a variety of minors throughout the university or within 13 minors within the Viterbi School of Engineering. A variety of special programs and services are offered in support of undergraduate students. The USC Viterbi School of Engineering also supports an interactive Distance Education Network designed to enable part-time students to take courses for graduate credit without commuting frequently to campus. Regular campus classes and non-credit continuing education courses are transmitted from studio classrooms at the USC campus via an extensive webcast system to enable students to access their classes anytime, from anywhere. Live instruction can be highly interactive; students can ask questions and carry on discussions with the instructor by telephone (if watching live) or via threaded online chat discussions. Video conferencing during live instruction is also available upon request. Lectures are archived and are available for viewing again at any time during the semester. E-mail allows students to obtain assistance from the instructor or teaching assistant outside of class hours. Class materials are transferred electronically between distant locations.

Engineering Information

Engineering Faculty & Research

Teaching, Tenure-Track View Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Full Professors Assoc. Professors Assistant Professors Program Total
Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering 20 3 3 26
Astronautics and Space Technology Division 2 1 0 3
Biomedical Engineering 7 1 3 11
Chemical/Petroleum + Materials Science 8 3 4 15
Civil and Environmental Engineering 16 3 1 20
Computer Science 11 12 2 25
Electrical Engineering 42 6 7 55
Industrial and Systems Engineering 6 1 4 11
Undeclared Engineering 0 0 0 0
Totals: 112 30 24 166

Teaching, Non-Tenure-Track

Engineering Department(s) FT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel PT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Teach. Personnel
Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering 1 4 5 0.00
Astronautics and Space Technology Division 0 3 3 0.00
Biomedical Engineering 0 1 1 0.00
Chemical/Petroleum + Materials Science 0 0 0 0.00
Civil and Environmental Engineering 1 12 13 0.00
Computer Science 0 12 12 0.00
Electrical Engineering 5 8 13 0.00
Industrial and Systems Engineering 2 8 10 0.00
Undeclared Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Totals: 9 48 57 0.00

Non-Teaching, Research

Engineering Department(s) Non-Teach. FT Research Personnel Non-Teach. PT Research Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Non-Teach. Research Personnel
Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering 6 2 8 0.00
Astronautics and Space Technology Division 0 0 0 0.00
Biomedical Engineering 20 0 20 0.00
Chemical/Petroleum + Materials Science 1 0 1 0.00
Civil and Environmental Engineering 11 0 11 0.00
Computer Science 14 0 14 0.00
Electrical Engineering 11 0 11 0.00
Industrial and Systems Engineering 3 1 4 0.00
Undeclared Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Totals: 66 3 69 0.00

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

  • American Indian or Alaska Native (Am Ind): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.
  • Asian: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.
  • Black or African American (B/AfrA): A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. Terms such as "Haitian" or "Negro" can be used in addition to "Black or African American."
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (Haw): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
  • Hispanic or Latino (Hisp): A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. The term, "Spanish origin," can be used in addition to "Hispanic or Latino."
  • White: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Full Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Hisp Am Ind Asian B/AfrA Haw White Oth Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 20 0
Astronautics and Space Technology Division 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Biomedical Engineering 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 7 0
Chemical/Petroleum + Materials Science 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 8 0
Civil and Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 16 0
Computer Science 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 0 0 10 1
Electrical Engineering 1 0 0 0 9 0 1 0 0 0 29 2 0 0 40 2
Industrial and Systems Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 6 0
Undeclared Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 3 0 0 0 23 0 1 0 0 0 82 3 0 0 109 3

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Associate Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Hisp Am Ind Asian B/AfrA Haw White Oth Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Astronautics and Space Technology Division 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Chemical/Petroleum + Materials Science 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
Civil and Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
Computer Science 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 0 0 11 1
Electrical Engineering 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 6 0
Industrial and Systems Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Undeclared Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 2 0 0 0 10 1 0 0 0 0 16 1 0 0 28 2

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Assistant Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Hisp Am Ind Asian B/AfrA Haw White Oth Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 1
Astronautics and Space Technology Division 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
Chemical/Petroleum + Materials Science 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 0
Civil and Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Computer Science 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Electrical Engineering 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 7 0
Industrial and Systems Engineering 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Undeclared Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 1 0 0 0 7 3 0 0 0 0 11 2 0 0 19 5

Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Engineering students may be admitted to the engineering school at time of admission to the University. Students can also apply and be admitted to Undeclared Engineering. A specifc Math SAT/ACT and strong high school record in math and science is required.High school students should have completed or have Calculus in progress and have completed or in progress, four years of a lab science. Students may also change major into the School of Engineering once at USC after completing specific course requirments and an internal admission application.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Same as requirements for admission to School of Engineering.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

TOEFL is required. Otherwise, all requirements are the same as for domestic students.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Same as for domestic students

Residency Requirements

Must complete at least 64 units and all upper-division coursework at USC. Students participating in the 3/2 Program have a 48 unit residency requirement.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Minimum 30 semester units with at least a B average on specific math, science and engineering courses. Students with a strong record in engineering core coursework stand a better chance of being admitted.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 72
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 50

Undergraduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): All Students

Undergraduate Group 1
Tuition & Fees: $33,892
Room & Board: $10,144
Books & Supplies: $750
Other Expenses: $2,320
Estimated avg. course load per term: 16
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: Yes

Special Programs or Fee Structures

Flat fee for undergraduates is 12-18 units at $16,657 per semester. Flat fee for graduates is 15-18 units at $16,657 per semester.

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Financial Aid Transcript, Federal Tax Return Forms (IRS), Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), College Scholarship Service Financial Aid PROFILE (CCS/PROFILE), Institution's Own Application Form, California Student Aid commission form for California Reside

Additional Financial Aid Information

USC meets 100% of USC-determined need for admitted undergraduates who satisfy all eligibility requirements and deadlines

Undergraduate

New Applicants

New Undergraduate Applicants

A. Number of undergraduate applicants to the engineering college: 4,079
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 1,578
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 398
Percentage of entering students (excluding transfer students) ranked in the top quarter (25%) of their high schools: n/a

Newly Enrolled Test Scores

Scores Reflect 75th to 25th percentile

SAT 75th 25th
Math Range: 780 700
Reading Range: 730 630
Combined Range: 1480 1350
ACT 75th 25th
Math Range: 34 30
Composite Range: 33 29

Undergraduate

Enrollments by Class

Undergraduate Engr. Programs Fresh
1st Year
Soph
2nd Year
Junior
3rd Year
Senior
4th/5th Year
Full Time Total Part Time Total
Aerospace Engineering (B.S.) 30 26 28 35 119 0
Applied Mechanics (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Astronautical Engineering (B.S) 7 11 16 16 50 0
Biomedical Engineering- Electrical (B.S.) 0 3 3 12 18 0
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.) 30 45 33 49 157 0
Biomedical Engineering- Biochemical (B.S.) 8 10 11 21 50 0
Biomedical Engineering- Mechanical (B.S.) 6 4 8 9 27 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 17 14 14 12 57 0
Chemical Engineering- Biochemical (B.S.) 3 2 6 9 20 0
Chemical Engineering- Environmental (B.S.) 1 3 0 4 8 0
Chemical Engineering- Petroleum (B.S.) 1 0 5 0 6 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 18 11 12 19 60 0
Civil Engineering- Building Science (B.S.) 5 7 9 10 31 0
Civil Engineering- Environmental (B.S.) 0 1 0 0 1 0
Civil Engineering- Information Management 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Engineering and Computer Science (B.S.) 38 36 40 40 154 0
Computer Science (B.S.) 37 27 40 74 178 0
Construction 1 0 6 6 13 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 25 31 61 101 218 0
Electrical Engineering- Computer (B.S.) 5 3 6 3 17 0
Environmental Engineering (B.S.) 3 2 7 3 15 0
Industrial and Systems Engineering (B.S.) 8 15 26 40 89 0
Industrial and Systems Engineering- Information Systems 3 3 9 17 32 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 39 57 62 71 229 0
Mechanical Engineering- Petroleum (B.S.) 0 1 0 0 1 0
Polymer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0
Structures 8 7 9 8 32 0
Undeclared Engineering 96 78 17 0 191 0
Totals: 389 397 428 559 1773 0

Freshmen

Group African-American Asian-American Hispanic Native American Caucasian Foreign National Other Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Aerospace Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 11 0
Women 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 14 0 0 0 19 0
Applied Mechanics (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Astronautical Engineering (B.S)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 6 0
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Biomedical Engineering- Electrical (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 11 0
Women 1 0 8 0 1 0 0 0 7 0 2 0 0 0 19 0
Biomedical Engineering- Biochemical (B.S.)
Men 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Women 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 7 0
Biomedical Engineering- Mechanical (B.S.)
Men 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Women 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 1 0 9 0
Women 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 8 0
Chemical Engineering- Biochemical (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Chemical Engineering- Environmental (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chemical Engineering- Petroleum (B.S.)
Men 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 4 0 0 0 14 0
Women 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Civil Engineering- Building Science (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Civil Engineering- Environmental (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Civil Engineering- Information Management
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Engineering and Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 0 0 9 0 3 0 1 0 12 0 6 0 0 0 31 0
Women 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 7 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 1 0 4 0 3 0 0 0 14 0 5 0 2 0 29 0
Women 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 8 0
Construction
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 7 0 0 0 21 0
Women 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 4 0
Electrical Engineering- Computer (B.S.)
Men 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Environmental Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Industrial and Systems Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 5 0
Women 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Industrial and Systems Engineering- Information Systems
Men 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 3 0 7 0 5 0 0 0 12 0 7 0 0 0 34 0
Women 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Mechanical Engineering- Petroleum (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Polymer Science
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Structures
Men 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 6 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Undeclared Engineering
Men 4 0 15 0 11 0 1 0 28 0 6 0 2 0 67 0
Women 0 0 7 0 2 0 0 0 16 0 3 0 1 0 29 0
Totals: 17 0 96 0 40 0 2 0 154 0 72 0 8 0 389 0

Sophomores

Group African-American Asian-American Hispanic Native American Caucasian Foreign National Other Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Aerospace Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 16 0 2 0 0 0 21 0
Women 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 5 0
Applied Mechanics (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Astronautical Engineering (B.S)
Men 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Biomedical Engineering- Electrical (B.S.)
Men 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 15 0 1 0 0 0 11 0 2 0 0 0 29 0
Women 0 0 5 0 2 0 0 0 7 0 2 0 0 0 16 0
Biomedical Engineering- Biochemical (B.S.)
Men 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Biomedical Engineering- Mechanical (B.S.)
Men 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Women 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Chemical Engineering- Biochemical (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Chemical Engineering- Environmental (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Chemical Engineering- Petroleum (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 6 0
Women 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Civil Engineering- Building Science (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 0
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Civil Engineering- Environmental (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Civil Engineering- Information Management
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Engineering and Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 2 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 3 0 0 0 31 0
Women 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 17 0 2 0 1 0 24 0
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Construction
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 11 0 1 0 0 0 12 0 5 0 0 0 29 0
Women 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Electrical Engineering- Computer (B.S.)
Men 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Environmental Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Industrial and Systems Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 3 0 0 0 11 0
Women 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
Industrial and Systems Engineering- Information Systems
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 11 0 7 0 0 0 25 0 3 0 2 0 49 0
Women 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Mechanical Engineering- Petroleum (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Polymer Science
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Structures
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Women 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Undeclared Engineering
Men 1 0 20 0 6 0 1 0 29 0 4 0 1 0 62 0
Women 0 0 5 0 2 0 0 0 8 0 1 0 0 0 16 0
Totals: 10 0 107 0 34 0 3 0 200 0 37 0 6 0 397 0

Juniors

Group African-American Asian-American Hispanic Native American Caucasian Foreign National Other Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Aerospace Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 5 0 3 0 0 0 12 0 2 0 1 0 24 0
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Applied Mechanics (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Astronautical Engineering (B.S)
Men 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 8 0 1 0 0 0 13 0
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Biomedical Engineering- Electrical (B.S.)
Men 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 14 0 2 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 24 0
Women 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Biomedical Engineering- Biochemical (B.S.)
Men 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
Women 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 6 0
Biomedical Engineering- Mechanical (B.S.)
Men 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 8 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Women 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 6 0
Chemical Engineering- Biochemical (B.S.)
Men 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Women 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Chemical Engineering- Environmental (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chemical Engineering- Petroleum (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Civil Engineering- Building Science (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Women 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Civil Engineering- Environmental (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Civil Engineering- Information Management
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Engineering and Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 0 0 5 0 5 0 0 0 21 0 3 0 0 0 34 0
Women 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 6 0 8 0 2 0 0 0 10 0 4 0 2 0 32 0
Women 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 1 0 8 0
Construction
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Women 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 15 0 5 0 0 0 14 0 14 0 3 0 52 0
Women 1 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 9 0
Electrical Engineering- Computer (B.S.)
Men 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 6 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Environmental Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 5 0
Women 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Industrial and Systems Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 3 0 8 0 0 0 17 0
Women 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 0 0 9 0
Industrial and Systems Engineering- Information Systems
Men 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Women 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 6 0 9 0 1 0 28 0 4 0 0 0 48 0
Women 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 1 0 14 0
Mechanical Engineering- Petroleum (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Polymer Science
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Structures
Men 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 8 0
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Undeclared Engineering
Men 0 0 4 0 5 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 14 0
Women 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Totals: 21 0 105 0 58 0 2 0 178 0 53 0 11 0 428 0

Seniors

Group African-American Asian-American Hispanic Native American Caucasian Foreign National Other Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Aerospace Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 9 0 5 0 0 0 12 0 2 0 0 0 29 0
Women 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Applied Mechanics (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Astronautical Engineering (B.S)
Men 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0
Women 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 6 0 0 0 12 0
Biomedical Engineering- Electrical (B.S.)
Men 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 7 0
Women 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 11 0 4 0 0 0 9 0 2 0 0 0 28 0
Women 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 21 0
Biomedical Engineering- Biochemical (B.S.)
Men 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 13 0
Women 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Biomedical Engineering- Mechanical (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 0 0 7 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 8 0
Women 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Chemical Engineering- Biochemical (B.S.)
Men 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 5 0
Women 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Chemical Engineering- Environmental (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Chemical Engineering- Petroleum (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 6 0 3 0 1 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 15 0
Women 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
Civil Engineering- Building Science (B.S.)
Men 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 7 0
Women 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Civil Engineering- Environmental (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Civil Engineering- Information Management
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Engineering and Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 0 0 4 0 8 0 0 0 21 0 2 0 1 0 36 0
Women 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 1 0 13 0 6 0 0 0 26 0 10 0 3 0 59 0
Women 0 0 6 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 2 0 0 0 15 0
Construction
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Women 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 3 0 25 0 7 0 0 0 26 0 27 0 0 0 88 0
Women 1 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 1 0 13 0
Electrical Engineering- Computer (B.S.)
Men 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Environmental Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Industrial and Systems Engineering (B.S.)
Men 3 0 9 0 1 0 0 0 7 0 4 0 0 0 24 0
Women 2 0 5 0 2 0 0 0 5 0 2 0 0 0 16 0
Industrial and Systems Engineering- Information Systems
Men 0 0 4 0 3 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 1 0 13 0
Women 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 18 0 10 0 0 0 25 0 8 0 2 0 64 0
Women 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Mechanical Engineering- Petroleum (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Polymer Science
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Structures
Men 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Women 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Undeclared Engineering
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 20 0 171 0 68 0 1 0 209 0 78 0 12 0 559 0

Undergraduate

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Afr - African American
Asi - Asian American
His - Hispanic
Nat - Native American
For - Foreign Students
Cau - Caucasians
Oth - Others
Tot - Program Totals
Bachelor's Degree Program(s) For His Nat Asi Afr Cau Oth Tot Male Female
Aerospace Engineering (B.S.) 1 3 0 0 1 11 0 16 13 3
Applied Mechanics (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Astronautical Engineering (B.S) 0 0 0 3 0 5 1 9 7 2
Biomedical Engineering- Electrical (B.S.) 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 5 4 1
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.) 2 1 1 6 0 5 0 15 10 5
Biomedical Engineering- Biochemical (B.S.) 3 2 0 15 1 5 2 28 14 14
Biomedical Engineering- Mechanical (B.S.) 0 1 0 3 0 1 0 5 4 1
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 1 4 0 1 1 3 0 10 2 8
Chemical Engineering- Biochemical (B.S.) 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 5 3 2
Chemical Engineering- Environmental (B.S.) 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 2 0
Chemical Engineering- Petroleum (B.S.) 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 5 4 1
Note: Chemical - Polymer Science is included in CHE
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 5 3 2
Note: Civil-Construction, Structures and Water Resources are include in CE
Civil Engineering- Building Science (B.S.) 1 1 0 2 0 5 0 9 5 4
Civil Engineering- Environmental (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Civil Engineering- Information Management 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Engineering and Computer Science (B.S.) 1 2 0 11 5 18 0 37 33 4
Computer Science (B.S.) 13 4 0 17 2 32 2 70 56 14
Construction 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 4 4 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 25 9 0 17 5 23 4 83 70 13
Electrical Engineering- Computer (B.S.) 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 4 3 1
Environmental Engineering (B.S.) 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 1 2
Industrial and Systems Engineering (B.S.) 8 2 0 1 0 9 0 20 14 6
Industrial and Systems Engineering- Information Systems 6 0 0 4 1 3 0 14 7 7
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 2 1 0 6 2 10 1 22 16 6
Mechanical Engineering- Petroleum (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Polymer Science 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Structures 1 0 0 4 0 3 0 8 5 3
Undeclared Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 68 35 2 103 19 143 10 380 280 100

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Bachelor's Degree Program(s) For His Nat Asi Afr Cau Oth Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Aerospace Engineering (B.S.) 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 10 1 0 0 16
Applied Mechanics (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Astronautical Engineering (B.S) 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 9
Biomedical Engineering- Electrical (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.) 1 1 1 0 0 1 4 2 0 0 4 1 0 0 15
Biomedical Engineering- Biochemical (B.S.) 1 2 1 1 0 0 6 9 0 1 4 1 2 0 28
Biomedical Engineering- Mechanical (B.S.) 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 10
Chemical Engineering- Biochemical (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 5
Chemical Engineering- Environmental (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Chemical Engineering- Petroleum (B.S.) 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 5
Note: Chemical - Polymer Science is included in CHE
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
Note: Civil-Construction, Structures and Water Resources are include in CE
Civil Engineering- Building Science (B.S.) 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 2 0 0 9
Civil Engineering- Environmental (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Civil Engineering- Information Management 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Engineering and Computer Science (B.S.) 0 1 2 0 0 0 10 1 4 1 17 1 0 0 37
Computer Science (B.S.) 9 4 3 1 0 0 12 5 2 0 28 4 2 0 70
Construction 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 19 6 9 0 0 0 14 3 5 0 21 2 2 2 83
Electrical Engineering- Computer (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 4
Environmental Engineering (B.S.) 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Industrial and Systems Engineering (B.S.) 6 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 7 2 0 0 20
Industrial and Systems Engineering- Information Systems 4 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 2 1 0 0 14
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 4 0 2 10 0 1 0 22
Mechanical Engineering- Petroleum (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Polymer Science 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Structures 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 8
Undeclared Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 48 20 25 10 1 1 65 38 12 7 121 22 8 2 380

Undergraduate

Dual Degrees

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

3-2 Program agreements with liberal arts colleges nationwide. Opportunity to pursue dual degrees with the USC College of Letters, Arts & Sciences and other professional schools within university. Five year combined BS/MS available in all departments.

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degrees Awarded

43

Undergraduate

Program Comparisons

  • ABET - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
  • CEAB - Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board
Degree Program ABET/CEAB Accred. Nominal Program Length
(yrs.)
Average Program Length
(yrs.)
Time: Day/Even./
Both
Co-op: None/Opt./
Required
Grads in Co-op Progs.
Aerospace Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day Optional
Applied Mechanics (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day Optional
Astronautical Engineering (B.S) no 4.00 4.00 Day Optional
Biomedical Engineering- Electrical (B.S.) no 4.00 4.00 Day Optional
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.) no 4.00 4.00 Day Optional
Biomedical Engineering- Biochemical (B.S.) no 4.00 4.00 Day Optional
Biomedical Engineering- Mechanical (B.S.) no 4.00 4.00 Day Optional
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day Optional
Chemical Engineering- Biochemical (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day Optional
Chemical Engineering- Environmental (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day Optional
Chemical Engineering- Petroleum (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day Optional
Civil Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day Optional
Civil Engineering- Building Science (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day Optional
Civil Engineering- Environmental (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day Optional
Civil Engineering- Information Management no 0.00 0.00
Computer Engineering and Computer Science (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day Optional
Computer Science (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day Optional
Construction no 0.00 0.00
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day Optional
Electrical Engineering- Computer (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day Optional
Environmental Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day Optional
Industrial and Systems Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day Optional
Industrial and Systems Engineering- Information Systems no 0.00 0.00
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day Optional
Mechanical Engineering- Petroleum (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day Optional
Polymer Science no 0.00 0.00
Structures no 0.00 0.00
Undeclared Engineering no 0.00 0.00

Graduate

Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

For admission consideration, M.S. and M.E. candidates must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited or recognized institution in a related engineering field, science or mathematics. Competitive applications will have a cumulataive undergraduate GPA of at least 3.00 and satisfactory GRE scores on the General Test. Candidates for admission to the Engineer degree must have a GPA of a least 3.2 on a qualifying master's program, in addition to the above requirements. Ph.D. applicants must have a superior gpa, at least 3.5 in most departments; superior GRE scores; and three letters of recommendation. Deadlines are Feb. 1 for the following Fall; April 1 for the following Summer; and Oct. 1 for Spring. Decisions are made continuously (rolling admissions).

Graduate Admission to an Engineering Department

For M.S.: Competitive applications will have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.00 (4.00 scale) and satisfactory General GRE test scores. For Engineer degree: minimum GPA of 3.00 for bachelor's degree; 3.20 for master's degree and satisfactory GRE scores.For Ph.D. degree: minimum GPA of 3.50 for bachelor's degree and master's degree; superior scores on GRE test; demonstrates ability to perform original scholarly research.
(At least 3 letters of recommendations are required for admission to the Ph.D. program.)

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

The requirements are the same for all students.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

The requirements are the same for all students.

Residency Requirements

4 semester units may be transferred toward an MS degree or Engineer degree from another institution with advisor approval; the remaining units (23-29) must be taken in residency.
A maximum of 30 units from a qualifying Master's degree may be transferred toward the Ph.D. degree; at least 24 units plus dissertation units must be taken in residency at USC.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

At most 4 units may be transferred toward an MS degree at USC from another institution. All other units must be taken at USC.
For the Engineer degree 26 of 30 units must be taken at USC. At least 30 units, including dissertation, must be taken at USC for the Ph.D. degree.

Graduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): All Students

Graduate Group 1
Tuition & Fees: $21,510
Room & Board: $12,300
Books & Supplies: $975
Other Expenses: $1,835
Estimated avg. course load per term: 9
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: Yes

Special Programs or Fee Structures

Flat fee for undergraduates is 12-18 units at $16,657 per semester. Flat fee for graduates is 15-18 units at $16,657 per semester.

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Federal Tax Return Forms (IRS), Institution's Own Application Form, Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), FAFSA, Supplemental Financi

Additional Financial Aid Information

Applications for departmental awards (teaching assistantships, research assistantships and fellowships) must be made directly to the engineering department, not the Office of Admissions.

Graduate

New Applicants

New Graduate Applicants

A. Number of graduate applicants to the engineering college: 5,706
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 2,784
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 1,252

Graduate

Enrollments by Class

Master's

Group African-American Asian-American Hispanic Native American Caucasian Foreign National Other Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Aerospace Engineering (M.S.)
Men 0 1 0 8 0 3 0 1 5 19 3 2 0 4 8 38
Women 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 8 2 0 0 2 4 12
Applied Mechanics (M.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Astronautical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 0 1 4 8 0 3 1 0 6 35 5 0 1 8 17 55
Women 0 2 0 1 0 4 0 0 1 20 0 1 0 1 1 29
Biomedical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 0 0 10 6 0 0 0 0 4 1 17 3 2 0 33 10
Women 0 0 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 19 1 0 2 26 5
Chemical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 18 8 1 1 24 12
Women 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 5 5 0 1 7 11
Civil Engineering (M.S.)
Men 1 1 2 10 3 2 0 1 11 11 34 7 1 2 52 34
Women 1 1 1 6 0 0 0 0 2 4 8 1 0 1 12 13
Computer Engineering (M.S.)
Men 0 0 4 9 1 0 0 0 6 6 23 11 0 1 34 27
Women 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 3
Computer Science (M.S.)
Men 3 1 13 36 2 4 0 0 20 35 261 100 2 12 301 188
Women 0 0 2 17 1 0 0 0 1 5 70 32 1 2 75 56
Computer Science- Computer Networks (M.S.)
Men 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 13 4 0 1 13 9
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 4 2
Computer Science- Intelligent Systems (M.S.)
Men 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 1 5 15 8 1 2 18 19
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 1 4
Computer Science- Multimedia (M.S.)
Men 0 1 4 11 0 0 0 0 3 5 9 1 1 3 17 21
Women 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 3 4
Computer Science- Software Engineering (M.S.)
Men 1 0 0 5 0 1 0 0 1 12 16 11 1 2 19 31
Women 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 5 6 0 0 7 12
Computer Science-Game Development
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer-Aided Engineering (M.E.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Electrical Engineering (Computer Networks) (M.S.)
Men 0 0 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 18 17 0 0 21 24
Women 2 0 3 25 0 3 0 0 1 11 46 25 0 5 52 69
Electrical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 1 5 19 82 1 26 0 1 12 76 235 110 0 21 268 321
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering- Multimedia (M.S.)
Men 0 0 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 3 8 3 0 0 13 11
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 1
Electrical Engineering- VLSI Design (M.S.)
Men 1 0 5 6 0 0 0 0 1 3 37 26 0 1 44 36
Women 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 5 0 0 14 7
Engineering Management (M.S.)
Men 0 2 2 16 1 6 0 0 0 14 34 9 0 6 37 53
Women 0 0 0 5 0 2 0 0 0 8 12 4 0 2 12 21
Environmental Engineering (M.S.)
Men 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 1 4 3
Women 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 5 3
Environmental Quality Management (M.E.)
Men 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Industrial and Systems Engineering (M.S.)
Men 0 0 2 3 0 2 0 0 2 9 15 2 0 3 19 19
Women 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 3 11 0 0 1 14 7
Integrated Media Systems (M.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Manufacturing Engineering (M.S.)
Men 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 3 2
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Materials Science/Materials Engr.
Men 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 12 2 0 1 14 7
Women 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 4
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 2 2 4 17 1 7 0 0 7 40 33 8 2 9 49 83
Women 1 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 10 3 1 1 1 7 16
Medical Device and Diagnostic Engr. (M.S.)
Men 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 7 0 0 1 13 7
Women 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 2 0 0 5 8
Operations Research (M.S.)
Men 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 6 2
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Petroleum Engineering (M.S.)
Men 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 3 5 0 3 4 15
Women 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
Structural Design (M.E.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Systems Architecture and Engineering (M.S.)
Men 0 8 1 28 0 6 0 1 2 85 0 1 1 21 4 150
Women 0 3 0 14 0 1 0 0 0 21 0 0 0 5 0 44
Totals: 13 35 110 357 15 77 1 5 97 480 1042 432 16 127 1294 1513

Doctoral

Group African-American Asian-American Hispanic Native American Caucasian Foreign National Other Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Aerospace Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 7 8 2 0 0 15 9
Women 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 4 1
Astronautical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 3 0 0 0 7 3
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Biomedical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 0 0 10 2 2 0 1 0 9 0 37 0 0 0 59 2
Women 1 0 7 0 0 1 0 0 7 0 19 0 2 0 36 1
Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 25 0 0 0 29 0
Women 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 11 0 0 0 17 0
Civil Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 31 1 0 0 40 2
Women 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 9 1 0 0 11 1
Computer Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 21 0 1 0 26 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 5 0
Computer Science (Ph.D.)
Men 0 1 10 1 2 0 0 0 39 5 128 4 8 1 187 12
Women 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 36 0 0 0 42 2
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 3 1 19 5 3 2 0 0 40 13 179 8 6 2 250 31
Women 1 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 8 1 30 1 0 0 44 3
Environmental Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 10 0 0 0 13 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
Industrial and Systems Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 4 1 18 0 0 0 25 3
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 5 0 1 1 10 1
Materials Science (Ph.D.)
Men 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 4 0 31 0 0 0 38 1
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 9 1 0 0 12 1
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 8 3 35 0 1 0 47 5
Women 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 5 0
Petroleum Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 1 0 0 4 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Totals: 8 2 73 16 15 4 1 0 155 34 662 19 19 4 933 79

Graduate

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Afr - African American
Asi - Asian American
His - Hispanic
Nat - Native American
For - Foreign Students
Cau - Caucasians
Oth - Others
Tot - Program Totals
Master's Degree Program(s) For His Nat Asi Afr Cau Oth Tot Male Female
Aerospace Engineering (M.S.) 2 0 0 2 0 6 1 11 9 2
Applied Mechanics (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Astronautical Engineering (M.S.) 1 0 0 0 0 27 1 29 19 10
Biomedical Engineering (M.S.) 23 0 0 6 0 10 3 42 28 14
Chemical Engineering (M.S.) 17 0 0 4 0 7 0 28 19 9
Civil Engineering (M.S.) 35 2 0 9 0 20 3 69 59 10
Computer Engineering (M.S.) 8 0 0 6 0 8 0 22 20 2
Computer Science (M.S.) 218 5 0 26 1 22 9 281 220 61
Computer Science- Computer Networks (M.S.) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 1
Computer Science- Intelligent Systems (M.S.) 8 0 0 2 0 3 1 14 12 2
Computer Science- Multimedia (M.S.) 19 0 0 9 0 6 2 36 27 9
Computer Science- Software Engineering (M.S.) 8 1 0 3 1 2 1 16 11 5
Computer Science-Game Development 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer-Aided Engineering (M.E.) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0
Electrical Engineering (Computer Networks) (M.S.) 10 0 0 2 0 1 0 13 13 0
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 231 5 0 56 2 19 12 325 278 47
Electrical Engineering- Multimedia (M.S.) 10 0 0 2 0 2 0 14 12 2
Electrical Engineering- VLSI Design (M.S.) 0 1 0 1 0 10 0 12 10 2
Engineering Management (M.S.) 43 0 0 9 1 9 6 68 55 13
Environmental Engineering (M.S.) 12 0 0 2 0 1 1 16 11 5
Environmental Quality Management (M.E.) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1
Industrial and Systems Engineering (M.S.) 25 0 0 4 1 4 0 34 30 4
Integrated Media Systems (M.S.) 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 3 0
Manufacturing Engineering (M.S.) 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 5 0
Materials Science/Materials Engr. 20 1 0 0 0 1 1 23 19 4
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 17 0 1 4 0 12 1 35 29 6
Medical Device and Diagnostic Engr. (M.S.) 13 0 0 3 1 6 2 25 25 0
Operations Research (M.S.) 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 6 5 1
Petroleum Engineering (M.S.) 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 2 1
Structural Design (M.E.) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Systems Architecture and Engineering (M.S.) 2 5 1 16 4 20 5 53 39 14
Totals: 738 21 2 171 11 198 49 1190 965 225

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Master's Degree Program(s) For His Nat Asi Afr Cau Oth Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Aerospace Engineering (M.S.) 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 2 1 0 11
Applied Mechanics (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Astronautical Engineering (M.S.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 10 1 0 29
Biomedical Engineering (M.S.) 15 8 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 4 6 3 0 42
Chemical Engineering (M.S.) 14 3 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 2 5 0 0 28
Civil Engineering (M.S.) 31 4 1 1 0 0 7 2 0 0 18 2 2 1 69
Computer Engineering (M.S.) 7 1 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 7 1 0 0 22
Computer Science (M.S.) 170 48 5 0 0 0 18 8 1 0 18 4 8 1 281
Computer Science- Computer Networks (M.S.) 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Computer Science- Intelligent Systems (M.S.) 7 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 14
Computer Science- Multimedia (M.S.) 15 4 0 0 0 0 6 3 0 0 6 0 0 2 36
Computer Science- Software Engineering (M.S.) 6 2 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 16
Computer Science-Game Development 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer-Aided Engineering (M.E.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Electrical Engineering (Computer Networks) (M.S.) 10 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 13
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 197 34 5 0 0 0 44 12 1 1 19 0 12 0 325
Electrical Engineering- Multimedia (M.S.) 8 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 14
Electrical Engineering- VLSI Design (M.S.) 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 2 0 0 12
Engineering Management (M.S.) 36 7 0 0 0 0 7 2 0 1 6 3 6 0 68
Environmental Engineering (M.S.) 8 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 16
Environmental Quality Management (M.E.) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Industrial and Systems Engineering (M.S.) 22 3 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 34
Integrated Media Systems (M.S.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Manufacturing Engineering (M.S.) 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Materials Science/Materials Engr. 16 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 23
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 14 3 0 0 1 0 3 1 0 0 10 2 1 0 35
Medical Device and Diagnostic Engr. (M.S.) 13 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 6 0 2 0 25
Operations Research (M.S.) 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Petroleum Engineering (M.S.) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
Structural Design (M.E.) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Systems Architecture and Engineering (M.S.) 2 0 3 2 0 1 11 5 3 1 15 5 5 0 53
Totals: 607 131 18 3 1 1 134 37 7 4 154 44 44 5 1190

Master's Degree Programs

Master's Degree Program Degree Type
Master's w/ Thesis Master's w/o Thesis or with Proj./Report Program Totals
Aerospace Engineering (M.S.) 0 11 11
Applied Mechanics (M.S.) 0 0 0
Astronautical Engineering (M.S.) 0 29 29
Biomedical Engineering (M.S.) 6 36 42
Chemical Engineering (M.S.) 2 26 28
Civil Engineering (M.S.) 0 69 69
Computer Engineering (M.S.) 2 20 22
Computer Science (M.S.) 6 275 281
Computer Science- Computer Networks (M.S.) 0 3 3
Computer Science- Intelligent Systems (M.S.) 0 14 14
Computer Science- Multimedia (M.S.) 1 35 36
Computer Science- Software Engineering (M.S.) 0 16 16
Computer Science-Game Development 0 0 0
Computer-Aided Engineering (M.E.) 0 1 1
Electrical Engineering (Computer Networks) (M.S.) 0 13 13
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 13 312 325
Electrical Engineering- Multimedia (M.S.) 0 14 14
Electrical Engineering- VLSI Design (M.S.) 2 10 12
Engineering Management (M.S.) 0 68 68
Environmental Engineering (M.S.) 1 15 16
Environmental Quality Management (M.E.) 0 2 2
Industrial and Systems Engineering (M.S.) 0 34 34
Integrated Media Systems (M.S.) 0 3 3
Manufacturing Engineering (M.S.) 0 5 5
Materials Science/Materials Engr. 0 23 23
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 0 35 35
Medical Device and Diagnostic Engr. (M.S.) 0 25 25
Operations Research (M.S.) 0 6 6
Petroleum Engineering (M.S.) 0 3 3
Structural Design (M.E.) 0 1 1
Systems Architecture and Engineering (M.S.) 0 53 53
Totals: 33 1157 1190

Degrees By Ethnicity

Afr - African American
Asi - Asian American
His - Hispanic
Nat - Native American
For - Foreign Students
Cau - Caucasians
Oth - Others
Tot - Program Totals
Doctoral Degree Program(s) For His Nat Asi Afr Cau Oth Tot Male Female
Aerospace Engineering (Ph.D.) 6 0 0 2 0 2 0 10 8 2
Astronautical Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Biomedical Engineering (Ph.D.) 8 1 0 1 0 2 0 12 9 3
Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.) 11 0 0 1 0 0 0 12 9 3
Civil Engineering (Ph.D.) 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0
Computer Engineering (Ph.D.) 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 5 2
Computer Science (Ph.D.) 23 0 0 1 0 2 4 30 25 5
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) 54 0 0 1 0 4 4 63 55 8
Environmental Engineering (Ph.D.) 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 5 2
Industrial and Systems Engineering (Ph.D.) 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 6 4 2
Materials Science (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Petroleum Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 123 1 0 6 0 13 8 151 124 27

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Doctoral Degree Program(s) For His Nat Asi Afr Cau Oth Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Aerospace Engineering (Ph.D.) 5 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 10
Astronautical Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Biomedical Engineering (Ph.D.) 5 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 12
Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.) 8 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12
Civil Engineering (Ph.D.) 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Computer Engineering (Ph.D.) 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 7
Computer Science (Ph.D.) 19 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 1 30
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) 46 8 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 4 0 63
Environmental Engineering (Ph.D.) 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
Industrial and Systems Engineering (Ph.D.) 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 6
Materials Science (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Petroleum Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 100 23 1 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 11 2 7 1 151

Graduate

Research Expenditures

Expenditures by Research Department

Total: Total number of contracts & grants Fed/Nat: Federal & National Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. State: State Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. Foreign: Foreign Goverment grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.
Industry: Business and Industrial grants, contracts, and gifts used for research. Priv/Non: Grants, contracts, and gifts from private non-profit organizations (e.g. foundations) used for research. Indiv: Grants, contracts, and gifts from individuals used for research. Local: Local government grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.

Dollar Amounts by External Funding Source

Engineering Department External Funding Source
Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $33,339
Fed/Nat: $2,198,683 Industry: $254,847 Priv/Non: $41,531
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $2,528,400
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Astronautics and Space Technology Division
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $9,349
Fed/Nat: $205,675 Industry: $73,590 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $288,614
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Biomedical Engineering
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $82,065
Fed/Nat: $5,432,090 Industry: $562,192 Priv/Non: $575,156
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $6,651,503
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Chemical/Petroleum + Materials Science
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $2,922,504
Fed/Nat: $2,002,623 Industry: $765,505 Priv/Non: $903,941
State: $93,888 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $6,688,461
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $198,916
Fed/Nat: $2,088,190 Industry: $1,362,582 Priv/Non: $-798
State: $409,137 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $4,058,027
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Computer Science
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $142,883
Fed/Nat: $7,516,082 Industry: $1,072,273 Priv/Non: $282,283
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $9,013,521
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Electrical Engineering
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $3,578,501
Fed/Nat: $12,509,406 Industry: $1,755,546 Priv/Non: $653,523
State: $196,573 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $18,693,549
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $42,855
Fed/Nat: $462,080 Industry: $267,181 Priv/Non: $177,713
State: $33,819 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $983,648
Totals:
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $7,010,412
Fed/Nat: $32,414,829 Industry: $6,113,716 Priv/Non: $2,633,349
State: $733,417 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $48,905,723

Expenditures by Research Center

Total: Total number of contracts & grants Fed/Nat: Federal & National Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. State: State Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. Foreign: Foreign Goverment grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.
Industry: Business and Industrial grants, contracts, and gifts used for research. Priv/Non: Grants, contracts, and gifts from private non-profit organizations (e.g. foundations) used for research. Indiv: Grants, contracts, and gifts from individuals used for research. Local: Local government grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.

Dollar Amounts by External Funding Source

Center/Lab External Funding Source
Alfred E Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $4,410,000
Fed/Nat: $1,480,000 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $5,890,000
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Aviation Safety and Security Program
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $31,855
Fed/Nat: $27,782 Industry: $244,471 Priv/Non: $46,080
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $350,188
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Biomedical Simulations Resource Research Center
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Biomimetic MicroElectronic Systems Center
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $3,222,426 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $3,222,426
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Advanced Transportation Technologies
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Interactive Smart Oilfield Technologies
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Neural Engineering
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Photonic Technology
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Robotics and Embedded Systems
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Collaboratory for Advanced Computing & Simulations
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $89
Fed/Nat: $1,563,121 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $1,563,210
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Communication Sciences Institute
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Ctr. for Adv. Transportation Technologies
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Digital Government Research Center
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Homeland Security Ctr for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $21,483
Fed/Nat: $3,145,798 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $126,009 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $3,293,290
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Information Sciences Institute
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $54,330,000 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $19,270,000
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $73,600,000
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Institute for Creative Technlogies
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $23,083,213 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $23,083,213
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Systems
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Integrated Media Systems Center
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $250,862
Fed/Nat: $4,650,567 Industry: $1,758,960 Priv/Non: $1,510,632
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $8,171,021
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Merwyn C. Gill Center for Composite Materials
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Metropolitan Transportation Research Center
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Microsatellite Systems Center
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Photonics Center
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
School of Engineering
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Signal & Image Processing Institute
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
USC Engineering Technology Transfer Center
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $66
Fed/Nat: $793,461 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $793,527
Center/Lab External Funding Source
WESRAC-Western Research Application Center
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $80
Fed/Nat: $952,790 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $952,870
Totals:
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $4,714,435
Fed/Nat: $93,249,158 Industry: $2,003,431 Priv/Non: $20,826,712
State: $126,009 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $120,919,745


Grand Totals:
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $11,724,847
Fed/Nat: $125,663,987 Industry: $8,117,147 Priv/Non: $23,460,061
State: $859,426 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $169,825,468

The following text was offered to each school as a guideline for the calculation of externally-funded research expenditures:

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Research Description

Research Description By Graduate Engineering Department

Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. Professor Michael E. Kassner, Chair.
Aerodynamics of Air/Ground Vehicles: nonstationary problems related to oscillating wings and to short takeoff aircraft, low drag vehicles, ground transportation aerodynamics. Astronautics and Space Science: studies of planetary atmospheres, magnetospheres and the heliosphere, electric propulsion, high-energy gas flows and plasmas, studies of highly nonequilibrium flows using Monte Carlo Direct Simulation, interaction of energetic atmospheric species with gases and surfaces, high-altitude exhaust plume phenomena, hypersonic and rarefied gas dynamics, optical diagnostics of gas flows. Computational Science and Engineering: numerical simulations of engineering and geophysical turbulent flows, multiscale simulation of engineering materials and related physical phenomena, uncertainty quantification and computational stochastic mechanics, structural health monitoring, inverse analysis and optimization. Combustion and Energy Conversion: aerodynamics of flames, fuel and pollutant chemistry, turbulent combustion, transient plasma ignition, particle combustion, internal combustion engines, microgravity combustion, material synthesis, fuel cells (solid oxide, PEM, microbial). Controls: dynamics and control of rigid and/or flexible systems, kinematics and control of robots. Design and Manufacturing: intelligent manufacturing systems, concurrent engineering, design automation, mechanical design and manufacturing systems. Dynamical Systems: chaos in dynamical systems, advanced kinematics. Fluid Dynamics, Gas Dynamics, Multiphase Flows: flow instabilities, transition to turbulence, isotropic turbulence, turbulent boundary layers and flow control, computational fluid mechanics, mixing layers and jets, stratified wakes, unsteady separation, hydrodynamic wave interactions, flows in porous media, the effect of flow on solidification processes, material processing, two-phase fluid systems, bubbly flow dynamics, dynamics of granular media, microgravity flows. Geophysical Flows: rotating and stratified fluids, geophysical and planetary flow phenomena. Heat and Mass Transfer: evaporation of spray drops, thermal-contact resistance, bubbles and droplets at microgravity. High-Performance Advanced Materials: mechanical properties of metals and ceramics, high temperature creep, superplasticity, nanostructured materials, processing by severe plastic deformation, equal-channel angular pressing, alloy design. Nano-, Micro-, and Meso-Scale Science and Devices: investigations of micromechanical systems, microscale power generation, thermal transpiration driven flow and propulsion. Solid and Applied Mechanics: wave propagation in layered media, long-period microtremors, identification and analysis of mechanical and structural systems.

Astronautics and Space Technology Division

Astronautics and Space Technology Division. Michael Gruntman, Director. Hypersonic and supersonic flows; advanced spacecraft propulsion; space exploration; space instrumentation; processes in the heliosphere and planetary magnetospheres; atomic and molecular interactions; transport of radiation; plasma and material processing; kinetic theory of gases and plasmas; statistical physics.

Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering. Biomedical Engineering. Professor Michael Khoo, Chair. The Department's innovative research derives from the multidisciplinary perspective provided by a faculty diversely trained in engineering, the life sciences and medicine. Novel research involves three broad areas: neuroengineering, device & diagnostic technology (including bioimaging), and bio-systems & signals. Five research institutes and centers integrate the activities of the Department and University; Biomedical Simulations Resource; Center for Neural Engineering; Untrasound Transducer Research Center; Alfred Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering; and the Biomimetic Microelectronic Systems Engineering Research Center.

Chemical/Petroleum + Materials Science

Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Engineering. Professor Theodore Tsotsis, Chair. Major areas of research are chemical reaction engineering, involving membrane reactors and heterogeneous catalysis; polymer science and engineering, including the study of polymer composites, irradiation, and morphology of polymers; acoustic emission, micromechanical, and finite-element studies of materials; adhesion and adsorption of polymers on solid surfaces; applied statistical physics and thermodynamics, including computer simulation of molecular fluids, the study of phase behavior, criticality, aggregation, percolation phenomena, heterogeneous materials and media; biochemical engineering, cell culture and bioreactors. Research in petroleum engineering involves the development of improved methods for predicting gas and oil reservoir performance; fluid flow through porous materials, particularly as it relates to methods for increasing oil recovery; flow regimes for displacement processes, thermal methods, and flow of foams and polymer solutions. Other areas of research include reservoir characterization studies of naturally fractured reservoirs, gas reservoirs and their optimization, and geothermal engineering.

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering. Professor L. Carter Wellford, Chair. Major areas of research are earthquake engineering (wave propagation, measurement and analysis of strong ground motion, and soil-structure interaction), geotechnical engineering (finite-element applications, computational micromechanics, constitutive models for cyclic behavior of soils, liquefaction, seismic design of bridge foundations, and ground remediation), structural engineering and design (performance of structural mechanics; passive, hybrid, and active control of structural systems; finite-element modeling of structures; probabilistic methods; optimal design of nonlinear structural systems; and computer tomography), transportation engineering (mathematical programming for urban transportation policy alternatives, artificial intelligence applications, transportation system management, and urban transportation planning), water resources and coastal engineering (wave-structure interaction, surface runoff, slurry transport, groundwater basins, backflow preventers, laser-Doppler velocimetry, elliptical jets, and analysis and field investigation of tsunamis). Research in environmental engineering includes combustion research for air pollution reduction; modeling, control, and management of landfills; modeling and simulation of pollutant transport in ground water; and biofilters, absorber columns, and oxidation processes for waste water treatment; air pollution, aerosols, environmental health engineering; construction engineering (job performance, critical skills, productivity, computer applications).

Computer Science

Computer Science. Professor Gerard Medioni, Chair. Research is carried out in active areas of software, applications, and theory. Typical but not exclusive fields are programming languages, operating systems, software engineering, program specification, concurrency, artificial intelligence (natural language, knowledge representation, distributed problem solving, and intelligent robots), brain theory and neural computation, database management systems (distributed databases, deductive databases, database semantics, and user interfaces), networks, design and analysis of algorithms and data structures, theory of computation, semantics, complexity, automata, formal languages, robotics, manufacturing, cryptography, computer-aided design, graphics, geometric modeling, and computer animation.

Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering. Professor Alexander Sawchuk, Co-Chair, Systems; Professor P. Daniel Dapkus, Co-Chair, Electrophysics. Research in Systems includes coding theory, communication systems, computer architecture, computer communication networks, computer design, control theory, data compression, computer aided design, digital computer systems, distributed databases, estimation theory, fuzzy logic, signal, image and multimedia processing, optical communications, quantum information processing, microprocessors, networks, neural nets, nonlinear stability theory, numerical aspects of optimal control, optical computing, optical signal processing, parallel processing, robotics, signal design, signal synchronization, spread spectrum systems, stochastic and adaptive computer systems, system identification, system theory, testing of VLSI systems, VLSI and wireless communication. Areas in Electrophysics include electromagnetics, microwaves, advanced accelerator and radiation sources, antennas, plasma electronics, electric power systems, biomimetics, biophotonics, and bioengineering, neural probe arrays, nanotechnology including nanophotonics and nanoelectronics, conventional and piezoelectric MEMS, pulsed power technology, applied plasma science including environmental applications of plasma science, pollution abatement with pulsed plasmas, pulsed power switching and pulse generators for pulsed power, high performance active and passive filters, analog and mixed signal VLSI design, high speed RF circuits and integrated radar circuits and systems, smart camera circuitry, integrated optoelectronic devices and systems, lasers, photonic devices, optics, photonic device processing, nonlinear optics, phase-conjugate optics, photonic crystals, vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSELs), high bandwidth optical modulators, fiber optics, photorefractive devices, sensors, optical networks, optoelectronic VLSI systems.

Industrial and Systems Engineering

Industrial and Systems Engineering. Professor James E. Moore, II, Chair. Major areas of research include homeland security, production systems, transportation systems, scheduling, industrial ecology, robust optimization, concurrent product and process design, management of innovation, socio-technical systems, human-computer interaction, healthcare delivery, and multimedia.

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Alfred E Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering

The Alfred E. Mann Institute at the University of Southern California (AMI) is a non-profit organization that supports research, development and commercialization of biomedical devices and other technologies.
The Institute provides philanthropic support for biomedical device development that can significantly impact healthcare. AMI is a development center devoted to accelerating the commercialization of biomedical devices by nurturing promising biomedical technologies. Director: Peter Staudhammer.

Aviation Safety and Security Program

The Aviation Safety and Security Program is part of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, and is affiliated with the Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE), the first University Center of Excellence funded by the Department of Homeland Security. The Aviation Safety and Security Program works closely with USC faculty to integrate the latest research within a total system approach that has proved to be the best known method for safety education and training. Director: Thomas R. Anthony.

Biomedical Simulations Resource Research Center

The Biomedical Simulations Resource (BMSR) Center was established in 1985 through a grant from the National Institutes of Health. It is one of only four regional simulation centers with the mandate of advancing the state of the art in biomedical modeling and simulation through core and collaborative research projects, and then disseminating this knowledge and associated simulation technology (primarily software) throughout the biomedical research community.
Directors: Vasilis Marmarelis and David D'Argenio.

Biomimetic MicroElectronic Systems Center

The Biomimetic MicroElectronic Systems (BMES) Engineering Research Center will integrate microelectronics and microelectromechanical devices yielding implantable microsystems designed to treat intractable medical conditions. The development of such technologies will not only result in implantable prosthetic devices but will contribute immensely towards drug delivery and drug sensing platforms as well. In so doing, the ERC will demonstrate the market opportunity represented by medical microelectronics. A vital component of the BMES ERC will be the involvement of industry in the research and education programs of the ERC. Industry partners will directly influence the training of the next generation of microelectronics and medical device engineers and will participate in the discovery of new technology with application beyond the medical arena. The coordinated efforts of multidisciplinary research groups at the University of Southern California, the California Institute of Technology, and the University of California at Santa Cruz will yield devices for treatment of blindness, paralysis, and memory loss, areas in which the group collectively has more experience then any other consortium. The potential benefit to society comes not only from alleviating human suffering, but also from reducing the government resources now directed to assist people with disabilities. Even if only 20,000 blind patients were helped for 20 years, an estimated 4 billion federal dollars would be saved. To realize engineered systems to treat human disease, the BMES ERC will focus on enabling technologies such as mixed signal VLSI systems on chip (SoC), power management technology, and interface technology (i.e., novel substrates and polymers) using micro and nano electromechanical systems (MEMS and NEMS). Director: Mark Humayun

Center for Advanced Transportation Technologies

The Center for Advanced Transportation Technology (CATT) is the focal point for transportation research at the University of Southern California.The Center was established in 1991 as a University organized Research Unit and is directed by Petros Ioannou, Professor of the Department of Electrical Engineering, Systems and Director of the Center.
CATT's mission is to perform high-impact research on urgent transportation issues in cooperation with industry and government. Its main focus is on the use of advanced technologies for making current and future defence and commercial transportation infrastructure more efficient. It merges policy and technical analyses and targets the problems associated with surface, air and marine transportation. CATT is a core member of the Center for Commercial Deployment of Transportation Technologies (CCDoTT) located at California State University, Long Beach.



In 1998 the Department of Transportation (DOT) decided to fund the National Center for Metropolitan Research (METRANS) proposed by CATT researchers as part of the DOT's University Transportation Center Program. METRANS will focus on the transportation needs of large metropolitan areas by concentrating on fours issues: (i) congestion on highway, rail, shipping and air transport systems; (ii) mobility and accessibility of immigrant, disadvantaged and minority populations; (iii) economic development of the infrastructure and processes to support international trade and transportation industries, and (iv) reducing adverse impacts of transportation including pollution, noise, pedestrian/motorist accidents and crime.

Center for Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis

The Center for Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis (CEMMA) was established in 1983 to provide access to the widest possible range of modern instrumentation for electron microscopy and microanalysis; to furnish research and teaching facilities for advanced techniques of microscopy, microanalysis and cytology; and to develop new methods for characterizing material microstructure.
Director: Steven Nutt

Center for Interactive Smart Oilfield Technologies

The Center for Interactive Smart Oilfield Technologies (CiSoft) is a new interdisciplinary center of excellence at USC which was established by ChevronTexaco in 2004. The research program is geared toward the development of architectural deign of digital fields with remote sensing and control, ultra high volume data structure and data mining, high performance computing, signal transmission in aquatic environment, real time reservoir modeling and immersive visualization. The educational program of the center includes an MS degreein Petroleum Engineering with special focus on smart oifield techniquest. Director: Iraj Ershaghi.

Center for Neural Engineering

The Center for Neural Engineering (CNE), established in 1987, promotes interdisciplinary research between faculty in engineering, neuroscience, and medicine throughout USC. Major research thrusts include the modeling and simulation of neural systems and their functions; development and application of specialized medical device technologies, including silicon-based neural prostheses to replace damaged brains or spinal cords; design and fabrication of novel, neural-based VLSI and photonic computer architectures; and "neurotechnologies" or enhanced-performance systems designed on the basis of fundamental principles of the nervous system, e.g. for neuromimetic pattern recognition, tissue-based biosensors and other real world applications. Major engineering departments contributing to the CNE's mission are Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering-Systems, Electrical Engineering-Electrophysics, and Material Science.
Director: Theodore W. Berger

Center for Photonic Technology

The Center for Photonic Technology (CPT) focuses on research, development, and educational efforts on critical systems, device, and materials issues of compound semiconductor based photonic technology, in conjunction with other electronic and optical materials. Established in 1985, the CPT operates from a $6 million, 6,500 square- foot, clean-room facility, funded in part by the W.M. Keck and the Charles Lee Powell Foundations.
Of particular interest are such lightwave systems as optical communications systems, local area networks and network nodes, optical signal processing, optical interconnections, and optical information processing and computing. The cross-disciplinary research spans the full scope of photonic technology, including systems integration, device invention and characterization, device and circuit fabrication, and materials growth and characterization.
Director: P. Daniel Dapkus.

Center for Robotics and Embedded Systems

The Center for Robotics and Embedded Systems (CRES) was established in fall 2002. It is an interdisciplinary organized research unit (ORU) in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering that focuses on the science and technology of effective, robust, and scalable robotic systems, with broad and far-reaching applications. CRES facilitates interdisciplinary interactions and collaboration through its robotics faculty and its large team of interdisciplinary affiliates and serves as a linch pin for strategic research areas at USC. CRES projects span the areas of service, humanoid, distributed, reconfigurable, space, and nano robotics and impact a broad spectrum of applications, including assistance, training and rehabilitation, education, environmental monitoring and cleanup, emergency response, homeland security, and entertainment. The Center provides a tight-knit foundation for collaboration and opportunities for education and outreach. Director: Maja Mataric.

Collaboratory for Advanced Computing & Simulations

The Center's vision is to: follow the advances in computing technologies from teraflop to petaflop (hardware, software, and algorithms) to: perform realistic simulations of nanosystems and devices; demonstrate the feasibility of simulating systems not yet attempted; incorporate simulation and parallel computing & visualization in physical sciences and engineering education. Director: Priya Vashishta

Communication Sciences Institute

The Communication Sciences Institute (CSI) was formed in 1982 to perform research that spans the breadth of communication disciplines. The CSI's groundbreaking work touches every aspect of 21st century communications, including the design and analysis of mobile communication systems, high speed networks, optical communications,ultrawideband systems, distributed multimedia systems, search and tracking radars, error-control coding, data compression, adaptive array processing, and VLSI architectures for associated signal processors, as well as the mathematical backgrounds required for this work.
Director: Keith Chugg.

Ctr. for Adv. Transportation Technologies

The Center for Advanced Transportation Technologies (CATT) was formed in 1991 to perform high-impact research on urgent transportation issues in cooperation with industry and government. CATT's main focus is on making current and future defense and commercial transportation infrastructures more efficient through the use of advanced technologies. To achieve this important goal, it merges policy and technical analyses and targets problems associated with surface, air and marine transportation. Current projects include automated highway systems, agile ports and fast ships, traffic flow modeling and control, vehicle following aerodynamic drag studies, policy and technology issues, evaluation of technologies, maintenance of highway structures, earthquakes, environmental studies, efficient transit services using intelligent transportation systems, and field operational test evaluations. In 1998, the Department of Transportation funded the National Center for Metropolitan Research (METRANS), proposed by CATT researchers as part of the DOT's University Transportation Center Program. METRANS focuses on the transportation needs of large metropolitan areas.
Director: Petros A. Ioannou.
Associate Director: James Moore

Digital Government Research Center

The Digital Government Research Center (DGRC) is a joint research center of the Information Sciences Institute at the University of Southern California and Columbia University's Department of Computer Science. A strong team of scientists and developers at both universities produces advances in database design, information integration, human-computer interaction, knowledge representation, data mining, computer networking, and other areas of interest. Established in 1999 with support from the National Science Foundation, the center focuses on three areas: conducting information technology research; building community and disseminating information for the digital government research discipline; and organizing and participating in workshops that help develop new directions for the NSF's Digital Government Research Program. Experts from several Federal government agencies provide technical assistance. Current DGRC research focuses on the access via the Internet to large, dispersed collections of government data. Government agencies at all levels collect vast amounts of statistical data. Comparing and integrating information across different sources can be extremely difficult. DGRC is developing new methods and approaches that will ultimately make government data more accessible and useful to statisticians, sociologists, policy makers, teachers, students and the public at large. Director: Yigal Arens

Homeland Security Ctr for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events

The newly-created Homeland Security Center for Risk and Economic
Analysis of Terrorism Events at USC is the nucleus for a national effort
among universities to enhance homeland security through modeling and
analysis of threats, preparedness, mitigation and recovery. The Center
is intended to serve national interests by providing tools and guidance
to the federal government as well as to local, regional and state
decision-makers for the prioritization of counter-measures to
terrorism. Research goals include identifying areas in which investments
are likely to be most effective, computing relative risks among
potential terrorist events, and estimating the societal consequences of
terrorism. Investigators at the Center's partner institutions (NYU,
Berkeley, MIT and Wisconsin-Madison) also contribute further expertise
on infrastructure, weapons of mass destruction, and cybersecurity. Director: Detlof Von Winterfeldt.

Information Sciences Institute

The Information Sciences Institute (ISI) has its primary location in Marina del Rey, approximately 15 miles from the main campus. The Institute also has a site in the Washington D.C. area, located in Arlington, Virginia. ISI is involved in a broad spectrum of information processing research, and thedevelopment of advanced computer, VLSI, and communication technology and systems. The staff at ISI consists of 150 full-time researchers, 74 of them at the Ph.D. level, 24 with research faculty positions and 2 with tenured status; a research/technical support staff of approximately 25; 54 USC graduate research assistants; and approximately 65 additional personnel in other support activities. ISI maintains close academic ties with the School, particularly with the Departments of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering.The Institute generally undertakes applied research that is at the forefront of technology development, pursuing a systems oriented approach. Eightresearch divisions carry out this work:
Computational Sciences -- development of large-scale applications for computational science with maximized throughput for current systems and those of the future;
Distributed Scaleable Systems -- advanced technologies that help distributedcollections of humans, software, and machines analyze situations and take coordinated action rapidly, effectively, and securely.
Intelligent Systems - performing machine intelligent research anddevelopment of technology for application in areas such as machine translation, information retrieval, simulation, distance education, and virtual organizations.
Silicon Systems -- an online brokerage for low-cost and low-volume semiconductor chip prototyping and fabrication. MOSIS also offers an educational program that fabricates student chip designs free of charge for universities across the nation.
Computer Networks -- advanced communications and network research from an international leader that provides core services and high-level infrastructure to the Internet.
Advanced Systems -- innovative machine architectures and systems that breakthe boundaries of conventional computing.
Integration Sciences -- distributed databases and pattern recognition with applications in law enforcement, inspection systems, and threat detection.
Dynamic Systems - creation of embedded systems that augment human awareness, extend human abilities, and adapt to environmental change.
Executive Director: Herbert Schorr.

Institute for Creative Technlogies

The School of Engineering, along with the School of Cinema-Television and the Annenberg School for Communication, is a collaborator in a major new institute for the development of advanced computer modeling and simulation technologies to create "synthetic experiences" for education and training. The USC Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT) is a partnership of the U.S. Army, the entertainment and computer industries, and academe to advance a dazzling new medium to improve America's learning abilities and military training innovations for the next millenium. ICT is funded by the Army. Drawing upon the expertise of the School, particularly its Information Sciences Institute, Integrated Media Systems Center, and Departments of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, the ICT will allow the Army to create highly realistic training simulations that rely on advances in virtual reality, artificial intelligence and other cutting-edge technologies. The entertainment industry will contribute expertise and creative insight to ICT projects. It will also utilize the technology to improve its motion picture special effects, make video games more realistic and create new simulation attractions for virtual reality arcades. The institute will pursue a combination of basic and applied research. Basic research is focused in three areas-- computer graphics, virtual humans and immersive sound--interrelated projects that together form an experience learning system. Researchers from Engineering, Cinema-Television, and Annenberg will collaborate with creative talent from the entertainment industry in this interdisciplinary research program, working to combine concepts of story and character with immersion in virtual reality technologies. Executive Director: Randall Hill.

Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Systems

Institue for Robotics and Intelligent Systems is a unit of the USC Viterbi
school of engineering that coordinates research in the areas of intelligent
systems. Topics of current focus are computer vision and autonomous
multiple agents. Application interests are in the areas of human computer
interaction, video surveillance and monitoring, and planning. The staff
includes seven faculty, 30 graduate Ph.D. students and supporting
administrative and research staff.
Director: Ramakant Nevatia

Integrated Media Systems Center

Since its founding in August of 1996, the Integrated Media Systems Center(IMSC) has fostered cross-disciplinary programs of research, education, outreach and industry collaboration necessary to bring emerging multimedia technologies to a new level. As a National Science Foundation (NSF)Engineering Research Center, IMSC seeks to advance multimedia--the integration of digital video, audio, text, animation and graphics--to dramatically transform the way we work, communicate, learn, teach, entertain and play. IMSC combines university, government, and corporate efforts in development of technologies that will revolutionize our access to information, simplify authoring in mixed media, and enable the real-time dissemination of interactive media forms. IMSC promotes development of the integrated media system, a computer-based environment that supports the creation, sharing, distribution and effective communication of multimodal information across theboundaries of space and time. Today, such integrated media systems are rising to the forefront as the information technology centering point for the next decade, powerfully affecting all fields of inquiry and technology development. IMSC's research program focuses on the areas of computer interfaces, media communications, information management, and user-centered sciences. In addition to its intensive research program, IMSC places strong emphasis on educating a new generation of scholars and innovators. Director: Adam Clayton Powell III.

Merwyn C. Gill Center for Composite Materials

The Center for Composite Materials addresses technological problems asociated with the manufacture, design and behavior of composite materials. Established in 1995, the Center employs coordinated cross-disciplinary approaches to directed research projects that often involve extensive participation of regional industry. Instruction is offered at the undergraduate and graduate level, with a cross-disciplinary curriculum that includes courses, workshops, seminars and hands-on laboratory experience.
Director: Steven Nutt

Metropolitan Transportation Research Center

METRANS -- the National Center for Metropolitan Transportation Research
- is a University Transportation Center funded by the US Department of
Transportation and the California Department of Transportation. Our
focus areas include: mass transportation (buses, rail transit, demand
responsive transit, etc.); goods movement (freight, international trade,
logistics, distribution, ports, trucking, terminals); and infrastructure
(highways, railroads, intelligent transportation systems). In addition
to research, METRANS offers programs in education and technology
transfer. METRANS is based at University of Southern California and
includes California State University, Long Beach, as a member. Much of
our work is targeted at the transportation issues of Los Angeles and theSouthern California region. Director: Genevieve Giuliano

Microsatellite Systems Center

The USC-Microsatellite Systems Center (USC-MSC), is an organized research unit (ORU) in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering that focuses on the science and technology of microsatellites: in research, design and applications. It has close links with USC's degree program in Astronautics and Space Technology.
Research USC-MSC engages in research in microsatellite-centric pervasive science and technology. New miniaturization technology is encouraging new thinking across the entire scale of spacecraft and their applications, but nowhere more than in micro and small satellites. The research includes not only designing/developing, but also building, launching, and placing experimental microsatellites on orbit to test, evaluate and validate the research. Director: Peter Will.

Photonics Center

The Photonics Center at the University
of Southern California School of
Engineering is internationally recognized for its contributions to commercial telecommunications and data communications as well as myriad applications in radar and sensing. Our faculty has made seminal contributions in photonic materials technologies, device technologies and designs, and novel systems applications and designs. The USC Photonics Center has been the lead institution or a participant in five National Centers in Photonics over the last 15 years,
and garners over $7 million in annual funding. For seven years our faculty led the DARPA funded National Center for Integrated Photonic Technology. USC faculty are now partners in the
Center for Chips with Heterogeneously Integrated Photonics (CHIPS), a DARPA-sponsored consortium of California research universities. Director: P. Daniel Dapkus.

Signal & Image Processing Institute

The Signal and Image Processing Institute was founded in 1971 as a focal point for research in the theory, implementation and application of methods for processing and analysis of signals and images. Research projects range from basic mathematical modeling using probabilistic, neural and fuzzy theories to implementations using optical computing and VLSI. These methods have applications to still and video image processing and analysis of speech, communication, and biomedical signals. Director: C.C. (Jay) Kuo.

USC Engineering Technology Transfer Center

The NASA Far West Regional Technology Transfer Center, an ETTC program, is one of only six such centers in the United States. In 1992 this Center was chosen to represent NASA's commercialization efforts in eight western states (Alaska, Washington, Idaho, Oregon, California, Nevada, Arizona and Hawaii). The Center's efforts consist of transferring technology (the property) from government and private research institutes at NASA and beyond to clients. Director: Kenneth Dozier.

WESRAC-Western Research Application Center

The Western Research Application Center (WESRAC) is a research center at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering organized to bring technical assistance to organizations in the communities and region of the University.

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Subject Areas of Research

Subject Areas

  • Advanced spacecraft propulsion
  • Aerodynamics of airplanes/ground vehicles
  • Aerospace
  • Air pollution control
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Atomic and molecular interactions
  • Biochemical engineering
  • Bioengineering
  • Biofiltration
  • Biomaterials
  • Brain theory
  • Civil infrastructure systems
  • Coastal engineering and hydraulic engineering
  • Combustion and energy conversion
  • Communication systems and networks
  • Communication theory
  • Composite materials
  • Computational science
  • Computer animation
  • Computer engineering
  • Computer integrated manufacturing/design
  • Construction automation
  • Control systems
  • Corrosion science and technology
  • Cryptography
  • Databases and database management systems
  • Design and manufacturing
  • Digital government
  • Dynamics and control
  • Dynamics and control of structures
  • Earthquake engineering
  • Electrochemistry and corrosion
  • Electronic and photonic materials
  • Energy and the environment
  • Engineering economy
  • Engineering management
  • Environmental engineering
  • Environmental engineering biotechnology
  • Environmental health engineering
  • Flow in hetergeneous porous media
  • Fluid dynamics
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Fundamental aerodynamics measurements in turbulent flows
  • Gas dynamics, rarefield gas dynamics and plasma dynamics
  • Genomics
  • Geo-environmental engineering
  • Geohydrology
  • Geophysical flows with stratification and rotation
  • Geoscience
  • Geothermal engineering
  • Graphics
  • Hazardous and solid waste management
  • Heat transfer and combustion
  • High-performance advanced materials
  • Homeland Security
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Hypersonic and supersonic flows
  • Immersive environments
  • Improved oil recovery
  • Information systems
  • Integrated media systems
  • Intelligent systems
  • Kinetic theory of gases and plasmas
  • Large-scale computation
  • Lasers and biomedical optics
  • MEMS
  • MEMS power systems
  • MEMS vacuum pumps
  • Manufacturing and concurrent engineering
  • Manufacturing engineering
  • Medical device technology
  • Medical imaging and telemedicine
  • Membrane processes
  • Molecular computation
  • Molecular simulation
  • Multimedia and virtual reality
  • Nano-, Micro-, and Meso-Scale Science and Devices
  • Nanoelectrochemistry
  • Nanostructure semiconductor materials
  • Nanotechnology
  • Networks
  • Neural computation
  • Neural engineering
  • Neural information processing
  • Neural prostheses
  • Novel methods of computation
  • Numerical computation applied to fluid mechanics
  • Operating systems
  • Optimization
  • Optoelectronics and photonics
  • Petroleum engineering
  • Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics
  • Photonics
  • Physiological system modeling
  • Planetary physics & satellite instrumentation for exploration of the solar systm
  • Plasma and material processing
  • Plasmas
  • Polymer science and engineering
  • Porous media
  • Power devices and systems
  • Processes in the heliosphere and planetary magnetospheres
  • Programming languages
  • Quantum electronics and nonlinear optics
  • Quantum information processing
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Rarefied gas dynamics and plasma dynamics
  • Reaction engineering and catalysis
  • Remote sensing
  • Reservoir engineering
  • Risk Analysis
  • Robotics
  • Security systems
  • Sensor networks/systems
  • Signal and image processing
  • Simulation of biological systems
  • Software engineering
  • Soil mechanics and foundation engineering
  • Solid and applied mechanics
  • Solid state and integrated circuits
  • Space exploration
  • Space instrumentation
  • Statistical physics
  • Statistical thermodynamics
  • Structural engineering and structural mechanics
  • Superplasticity in metals and ceramics
  • Systems Architecture and Engineering
  • Thermodynamics
  • Transport in disordered systems
  • Transport of radiation
  • Transportation engineering
  • Transportation systems
  • VLSI/CAD
  • Visual perception/processing
  • Water and wastewater engineering
  • Water quality control
  • Wave propagation
  • Well testing
  • Wireless communications
  • Work organization and high tech manufacturing

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Dual Degrees

Graduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

The USC School of Engineering offers one dual degree program: the Master of Business Administration/M.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering, requiring a total of 66 units of course work.

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Student Appointments

Appointments by Department

Appointments - Number of Appointments
Stipend - Average Monthly Stipend

Department Fellowships TA RA Other Total Appts.
Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Appointments: 14 44 45 21 124
Stipends: $25,000 $18,000 $18,000 $0
Astronautics and Space Technology Division
Appointments: 0 6 2 0 8
Stipends: $0 $18,000 $18,000 $0
Biomedical Engineering
Appointments: 20 30 102 22 174
Stipends: $25,000 $18,000 $18,000 $0
Chemical/Petroleum + Materials Science
Appointments: 12 44 79 18 153
Stipends: $25,000 $18,000 $18,000 $0
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Appointments: 11 34 57 21 123
Stipends: $25,000 $18,000 $18,000 $0
Computer Science
Appointments: 23 118 208 32 381
Stipends: $25,000 $18,000 $18,000 $0
Electrical Engineering
Appointments: 39 180 391 44 654
Stipends: $25,000 $18,000 $18,000 $0
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Appointments: 12 42 24 18 96
Stipends: $25,000 $18,000 $18,000 $0
All Total Appointments 131 498 908 176 1713

Appointments by Research Center

Appointments - Number of Appointments
Stipend - Average Monthly Stipend

Graduate Research Center Fellowships RA Other Total Appts.
Alfred E Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Aviation Safety and Security Program
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Biomedical Simulations Resource Research Center
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Biomimetic MicroElectronic Systems Center
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Center for Advanced Transportation Technologies
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Center for Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Center for Interactive Smart Oilfield Technologies
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Center for Neural Engineering
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Center for Photonic Technology
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Center for Robotics and Embedded Systems
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Collaboratory for Advanced Computing & Simulations
Appointments: 0 18 0 18
Stipends: $0 $18,000 $0
Communication Sciences Institute
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Ctr. for Adv. Transportation Technologies
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Digital Government Research Center
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Homeland Security Ctr for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events
Appointments: 0 12 0 12
Stipends: $0 $18,000 $0
Information Sciences Institute
Appointments: 0 108 0 108
Stipends: $0 $18,000 $0
Institute for Creative Technlogies
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Systems
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Integrated Media Systems Center
Appointments: 0 70 0 70
Stipends: $0 $18,000 $0
Merwyn C. Gill Center for Composite Materials
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Metropolitan Transportation Research Center
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Microsatellite Systems Center
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Photonics Center
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
School of Engineering
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Signal & Image Processing Institute
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
USC Engineering Technology Transfer Center
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
WESRAC-Western Research Application Center
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
All Total Appointments 0 208 0 208