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    To learn more about the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of South Carolina, call or mail us at:

    The University of South Carolina
    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    300 Main Street
    Columbia, SC 29208

    Ph 803.777.4185
    Fax 803.777.0106

    USC campus
    Columbia, SC

At the Department of Mechanical Engineering the focus is on the student. We take pride in the development and growth of our students. The class sizes are small, teaching quality is high, and our faculty are very accessible by the students. Mechanical Engineering students at the University of South Carolina have the opportunity to excel in the classroom, in the lab, and on the job. Our graduates' average salaries are currently about $55,000 per year.

Our Mechanical Engineering undergraduate program has been ABET accredited since 1948, by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 - telephone: (410) 347-7700.  Our curriculum allows students to develop expertise in various areas of concentration: manufacturing/design, thermo fluid/energy systems, mechanics/materials, and sustainable design, a relatively new field of study.  We offer Bachelors, Masters of Science, Masters of Engineering, and Doctoral degree paths.  In addition the department offers graduate degrees (MS, ME, PhD) in Nuclear Engineering as well as minor in Nuclear Engineering for undergraduates.

The Mechanical Engineering Department also offers a distance education program, called APOGEE.  The APOGEE Program allows students who work full time to earn credit towards their Masters or Doctoral degrees. Students can view lectures either via streaming video over the Internet, over a closed circuit network, or they can receive videotapes of the lectures.We have an excellent rapport with various South Carolina industries. This allows students to work on industry design problems in their design courses and gives our students an edge in the job market.

The University of South Carolina has an excellent Career Center on campus that can assist in job placement prior to graduation. The Career Center can also help students find co-op positions or summer internships while they are still in school. Opportunities to take part in ongoing research within the department are also available.

For more information on the Mechanical Engineering Department or any of its student programs, please contact:

Student Services
Mechanical Engineering
300 South Main Street
Columbia, SC 29208
Tel: (803) 777-9549
Fax: (803) 777-0106


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