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||Pre-Sessional English|
|IELTSTM||6.5 (no sub-score below 6.0)||6.0 (no sub-score below 5.5)||4.5|
|TOEFL®||80 (no sub-score below 18)||74 (no sub-score below 16)||50|
YesMust have minimum scores of:
Analytical Writing: 3.0
|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||Fall, Summer 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
Tuition and Fees
|Fee||Direct Master's Accelerator (1 semester)||Advanced Master's Accelerator (1 semester)|
|Total Tuition Costs||$16,627||$17,200|
All prices are listed in U.S. dollars.
Note: This cost is an estimate and is subject to change. Cost does not include housing and dining fees, books, or other living expenses.
*Price does not include tuition and fees following the MAP semesters. Please visit sc.edu/bursar for additional information about tuition rates.
Costs may vary depending on program placement. Please check sc.edu/iap for more details.
Note: Additional lab fees will apply for Direct Master's Accelerator students based on actual courses taken
Costs above are estimates per semester based on current tuition and fees and anticipated increases. Actual costs may vary and are subject to annual changes.