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Product Development Engineering

University of Southern California

M.Sc.
24 months
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2005 USD/credit
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The M.S. in Product Development Engineering at University of Southern California is an interdisciplinary degree program jointly offered by the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and the Daniel J. Epstein Industrial and Systems Engineering Departments. The Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department will manage this joint degree program.

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Overview

This innovative degree program offered at University of Southern California provides students with an integrated education experience, including modern theories and practical experiences, to acquire this knowledge systematically so that they can accomplish these phases efficiently.

Developing new products is the essence of human intelligence in general, and engineering professions in particular. The growth of our economy has been largely determined by the engineer's performance and effectiveness in new product developments. The ever-increasing demands for product functions, coupled with low cost, high quality, and short lead-time requirements, have made product development a very complex and inter-disciplinary activity. The recent high-tech revolutions and stringent environmental concerns have further contributed to the complexity of modern product development. There exists a great human resource need in the areas of new product developments.

There are three interrelated disciplines in product development: art, management, and engineering. The M.S. in Product Development Engineering program focuses on the engineering discipline, ranging from technology to systems. From the engineering viewpoint, product development can be seen as a process from invention, design, planning, production, to service phases. Three types of knowledge are needed for an engineer to go through these phases:
  • knowledge to generate new product ideas
  • knowledge to evaluate these ideas
  • knowledge to structure and manage the development process.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Engineering Project Management
  • Management of Engineering Teams
  • Engineering Economy
  • Modern Enterprise Systems
  • Design of Experiments
  • Quality Management for Engineers
  • Advanced Statistical Aspects of Engineering Reliability
  • Systems Engineering Theory and Practice
  • Economic Analysis of Engineering Projects.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

27 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus, Online
  • Fully structured
  • No Attendance
  • Continuous support with feedback on request
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An undergraduate degree in engineering, math or hard science from a regionally-accredited university.
  • 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.
  • All applicants must complete and submit the USC Online Application.
  • Transcripts: Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
  • GRE General Test: Satisfactory scores less than five years old.
  • Letters of Recommendation (3 Highly Recommended)
  • Statement of Purpose (Required).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2005 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2005 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    2005 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2005 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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