The Mechanical Engineering (ME) Department at the University of South Carolina takes great pride in the development and growth of its students. Through high quality teaching, research opportunities, co-ops, proper and careful advising, and numerous professional activities, our ME students have the opportunity to excel in the classroom, laboratory, and the field. In a personable atmosphere, the students become well prepared, ready, and confident to begin their professional careers or enter graduate school.
The ME undergraduate curriculum at USC allows students to develop various levels of expertise. The curriculum allows for areas of concentration in design/manufacturing, mechanics/materials, thermofluid/energy sciences, and sustainable design development. Undergraduates interested in pursuing a graduate degree can apply three hours of their undergraduate course load towards the requirements for a Masters of Science.
This allows for students to complete BS and ME degrees in five years. ME graduate students can take advantage of small class sizes, excellent teaching, industry-sponsored projects, on-campus and off-campus delivery mechanisms, and high quality funded research to expand their abilities beyond their undergraduate degrees. By building expertise in solid mechanics, materials processes, smart materials, manufacturing automation, concurrent engineering/design, sustainable design, or thermofluid/energy sciences, students become better prepared to join the Mechanical Engineering/Manufacturing community in South Carolina and beyond.