Chemical Engineering is the only engineering discipline that makes extensive use of chemical transformations (reactions) in addition to physical transformations (refining, molding or machining) to achieve added value. Chemical engineers are employed in virtually all manufacturing industries, from the basic chemical, materials, energy, food, pharmaceutical and microelectronics industries to the myriad consumer product industries. Our various curricula are designed to produce graduates who are broadly educated as well as highly adaptable.
USC’s Bachelor of Science program in Biomedical Engineering was launched in 1974. Since its inception, the BME program has attracted many of the highest-achieving students at USC, including University valedictorians and salutatorians, as well as School of Engineering valedictorians.
The Department offers degree programs leading to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees in Aerospace Engineering and in Mechanical Engineering. The Aerospace Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.