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Aerospace Engineering, B.S.E.

Molinaroli College of Engineering and Computing

Prepare for an exciting career when you study the design, construction and science behind the behavior of aircraft, rockets and spacecraft in the state's only undergraduate aerospace engineering program.

Through design and lab work, you’ll gain hands-on, real life experience to become a responsible and innovative aerospace engineer. Gain skills to contribute to the development of next generation of aircraft, satellites and unmanned aerial systems. Specializations include advanced materials, robotics, power electronics systems, digital control systems and more.

Program Highlights

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    ABET Accreditation

    Be confident you'll be prepared to enter a global workforce with the program's ABET accreditation.

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    Undergraduate Research

    Study alongside our world-class faculty, and gain research experience in the laboratory.

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    Engaging Activities

    Join student clubs like the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Society of Manufacturing Engineers.

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    Authentic Experiences

    Develop a solution to an aerospace engineering problem to master techniques for managing, planning and executing projects.

What You’ll Study

Learn to apply principles of engineering, science and mathematics and make informed judgments. Study computer-aided design, thermodynamics and mechanics of solids. Choose from a number of electives like robotics in mechanical engineering, circuits, electronics and more. Work in project groups to acquire social and presentation skills for effective communication.

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • Computer Modeling

    Using simulations to analyze, predict and optimize performance, behavior or outcomes.

    Project Management

    Organizing and overseeing tasks to achieve specific goals

    Analytical Reasoning

    Breaking down complex problems or situations to identify patterns, connections and solutions

  • Collaboration

    Working with others to achieve a common goal or objective

    Technical Writing

    Creating clear and concise documents, such as manuals or instructions, for technical or scientific topics


    Gathering and analyzing information to increase knowledge or solve problems

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Potential Careers

  • Aerodynamic Engineer
  • Aeronautical Engineer
  • Flight Test Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Aircraft Designer
  • Astronautical Engineer

Workplace Settings

  • Aerospace
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Government
  • Manufacturing
  • Research and Development

The courses were rigorous, but the professors deeply cared for motivated students and their success. The professors' interest, openness and excitement for the topics furthered my curiosity to learn more and improve my skills in and out of the classroom.

Joshua Widawsky
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Is USC Right For You?

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