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Mechanical Engineering, M.S.

Molinaroli College of Engineering and Computing

Learn how to make the world a better place by designing technology that is more accessible and equitable and helps drive sustainability and a circular economy.

As a master's student, this degree will further supplement your knowledge about mechanical engineering. You will learn how to design, build and model products that optimize energy use and resource utilization. Obtaining a degree here will create opportunities for high skilled, high-paying and secure jobs.

Program Highlights

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    Renowned Faculty

    Be mentored by our dedicated and certified staff who are well-versed in their specialties.

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    Professional Development

    Create strong connections with leading industries across South Carolina to foster opportunities for employment.

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    Premium Laboratories

    Study and conduct research alongside our faculty in our many laboratories across campus.

What You’ll Study

Graduate students work side-by-side with our faculty in state-of-the art labs and research centers. Specialize in advanced materials and multi-scale manufacturing, aerospace engineering, mechanics and multi-physics, thermo-fluids engineering, energy and fuel cells, biomedical engineering, nuclear engineering, mechatronics or nanotechnology.

Building Skills

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

  • Organizational Skills

    Planning, prioritizing and managing tasks and resources to achieve specific objectives

    Technical Writing

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


    Working collaboratively with others to achieve a shared goal or objective

  • System Design

    Creating or improving complex systems to meet specific requirements


    Creating software or computer programs using specific programming languages and techniques

    Product Design

    Creating new or improved products that meet customer needs and expectations

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Potential Careers

  • Systems Engineer
  • Product Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Technical Salesperson/Manager

Workplace Settings

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Medical
  • Energy

Is USC Right For You?

There are many reasons we could be your ideal university. There's the award-winning academics, the globally modeled student life, and abundance of study abroad and experiential learning options. Take a closer look at what USC could mean for you.

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