South Carolina’s only Aerospace Engineering Programs
With the Master of Aerospace Engineering program at USC, you’ll learn about a variety of exciting topics, including:
- Aerodynamics and aerospace systems
- Flight mechanics
- Composite structure design and manufacturing
- Future fuels
Students have the option of either an ME (Master of Engineering) or MS (Master of Science) degree. Pursuing an MS degree requires completing a thesis.
|Requirements||Direct Master's Accelerator||Advanced Master's Accelerator|
|IELTSTM||6.5 (no sub-score below 6.0)||6.0 (no sub-score below 5.5)|
|TOEFL®||80 (no sub-score below 18)||74 (no sub-score below 16)|
|Qualifying Undergraduate Degrees||Four-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, in mechanical engineering, aeronautical engineering, engineering mechanics, propulsion engineering, aerospace engineering, aeronautics and astronautics, power fluids engineering, or thermo-fluid engineering, from an accredited university.|
|Additional Requirements||Students must have completed the math self-evaluation and a 3.0 GPA equivalent in all math course taken .|
|Available Entry||Fall or Spring||Fall or Spring|
Engineering programs require a high level of math proficiency. For those programs, students will be required to complete a Math Self-Evaluation and declare that they meet the minimum proficiency standard.
- Math Self-Evaluation: Civil Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurial Engineering and Mechanical Engineering (answer key)
- Math Self-Evaluation: Chemical Engineering (answer key)
Upon completion of the evaluation, fill out this Declaration Form and submit with application.
All Engineering degree programs require a 3.0 GPA equivalent in all math courses taken.
- Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics
- Aerospace Structures I
- Compressible Flow
- Engineering Analysis (exclusively for Master’s Accelerator students)
- Intermediate Dynamics
- Introduction to Composite Materials
- Introduction to Finite Elements Analysis in Mechanical Engineering
ME and MS in Aerospace Engineering
|Program||Credits Earned Towards Degree||Progression Requirements|
|Direct Master's Accelerator||9||Not applicable – student is already enrolled in degree program|
|Advanced Master's Accelerator||6||
3.0 GPA with no degree course grade lower than a B
Successful completion of English language courses, Professional Development and Analytical Skills workshops, seminars and modules.
Students must take the GRE with minimum scores of:
And be accepted by a faculty thesis advisor after completing a faculty interview.*
*Students pursuing an MS degree only
|Pre-Sessional English||0||Successful completion of all Pre-Sessional English Program course content and approval
from the Master’s Accelerator team.
Total Credits Required for Degree: 30.
For information regarding tuition and fees, please see our Costs Overview