Master of Science in Manufacturing Engineering

Application Deadlines

Spring 2018: September 15, 2017

Fall 2018: January 15, 2018

USC GRADUATE APPLICATION
 
Manufacturing engineering at USC is a multidisciplinary program that confers the degree of Master of Science and is designed to produce graduates capable of responding to the needs of modern, up-to-date manufacturing. These graduates should be able to design, install and operate complex manufacturing systems made up of people, materials, automated machines and information systems. The Departments of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, and Entrepreneurship participate in the Manufacturing Engineering Program.
Course work in the program will train students in traditional manufacturing engineering topics, such as materials selection and process design. Additional courses will include the more modern, system-level concepts of integrated product and process design, applications of modern information technology to design and manufacturing, hands-on laboratories using advanced manufacturing equipment and commercial software, and entrepreneurship.

Please Note: Requirements for graduation, course offerings, course availability, track offerings and any other degree requirements are subject to change. Students should consult with an academic advisor prior to registering for any classes.

  • A total of 30 units is required beyond the B.S. degree
  • A minimum of 21 units must be at the 500 level or above
  • A maximum of 6 units of electives may be taken from non-engineering departments
  • At least three courses must be taken in the student’s selected area of specialization
  • Required Courses: CSCI 585 or ISE 510, ISE 511, ISE 517 or ISE 576, ISE 525 or AME 525
Detailed Program Curriculum and RequirementsSchedule of Classes
APPLICATION DEADLINES

SEMESTERDEADLINE
Spring 2018 (scholarship consideration)August 31
Spring 2018 (FINAL)September 15
Fall 2018 (scholarship consideration)December 15
Fall 2018 (FINAL)January 15, 2018
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APPLICATION CRITERIA

  • Satisfactory cumulative undergraduate GPA (grade point average)
  • Satisfactory GRE test scores. All scores must be officially reported to the university directly by ETS.
  • Satisfactory performance in previous coursework related to the intended major. (Primarily for students with undergrad degrees in industrial, manufacturing, mechanical, or production engineering).
USC GRADUATE APPLICATION

APPLICATION MATERIALS FOR ALL APPLICANTS

Transcripts: Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.

GRE General Test: Satisfactory and valid test scores. Valid GRE scores must be dated within five years of the start of the intended application semester. The fall semester starts in August, and the spring semester starts in January. Official scores must be reported from ETS directly to USC using ETS school code 4852. A department code is not required.

Resume/CV (Required)

Letters of Recommendation (3 highly recommended): Letters of recommendation should be from faculty or others (supervisors, professional colleagues, etc.) qualified to evaluate your potential for graduate study.

Statement of Purpose (Required): The statement of purpose should describe succinctly your reasons for applying to the proposed program at the Viterbi School of Engineering, your preparation for this field of study, study interests, future career plans, and other aspects of your background and interests which may aid the admissions committee in evaluating your aptitude and motivation for graduate study.


ADDITIONAL MATERIALS FOR INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

English Language Proficiency: In addition to the general admission criteria listed above, international students whose first language is not English are required to take the TOEFL or IELTS examination to be considered a candidate for admission. There is no minimum TOEFL or IELTS score required for admission to the Viterbi School. For possible exemption from additional language requirements, you must achieve an Internet Based TOEFL (iBT) score of 90, with no less than 20 on each section or an IELTS score of 6.5, with no less than 6 on each band score. For more details on English Proficiency Criteria for the University of Southern California, please visit USC Graduate Admission – Proficiency in English.

The following is an overview of the tuition & fees for graduate engineering students. Both on-campus and DEN@Viterbi students pay the same tuition.


TUITION

Academic Year
Per Unit Rate
3-unit Course
4-unit Course
Fall 2016 - Summer 2017
$1,845
$5,535
$7,380
Fall 2017 - Summer 2018
$1,937
$5,811
$7,748


TUITION & SAMPLE COURSE PLAN FOR 30 UNIT PROGRAM (Residential Students Only)

STUDENT FEES

Fee Description
Fee Amount
On-Campus
DEN@Viterbi
Mandatory Fees (approximate)
Fall 2017: $450
Spring 2018: $400
Health Insurance
Fall 2017: $646
Spring 2018: $1,170
Norman Topping Student Aid Fee
$8/semester
ENGR Computing Access Fee
$35/semester
Exam Proctoring
$40 - $100 per course
Detailed Information on Tuition & Fees
This degree is not available on DEN. For a full list of the 40+ engineering graduate programs available online, please visit Online DEN@Viterbi Offerings.
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