• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
The mission of the graduate program in Mechanical Engineering at the University of South Carolina is to provide graduate students with learning opportunities for acquiring a broad foundation of mechanical engineering knowledge, an in-depth research experience at the frontiers of mechanical engineering, and skills for life-long learning and professional development.

Overview

Program Objectives of the Mechanical Engineering at the University of South Carolina

Consistent with its mission, the graduate program has the following educational objectives for the graduates of its ME degree programs:

  • The graduates shall have expertise in a core subject area of Mechanical Engineering or Nuclear Engineering.
  • The graduates shall have a working knowledge of various areas of Mechanical Engineering or Nuclear Engineering and in allied fields, including other engineering disciplines, the sciences, and mathematics.
  • The graduates shall have the basic skills needed for life-long learning and professional development.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Introduction to Engineering Optimization
  • Intermediate Dynamics
  • Robotics in Mechanical Engineering
  • Compressible Fluid Flow
  • Introduction to Nuclear Safeguards
  • Nuclear Energy in the Hydrogen Economy
  •  Introduction to Nuclear Engineering
  • Nuclear Fuel Cycles
  • Intermediate Heat Transfer

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    570

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree: From an accredited college or university (or international equivalent) 
  • Official Transcripts
  • Official Test Scores
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Application Fee: $50 for students using the general application. 
  • English Proficiency Requirement

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22302 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22302 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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22,302 - 30,183 USD

Living costs for Columbia

  • 999 - 1510 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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