Information for Undergraduate Students
Advisement: Advising is mandatory for all
four years at the Viterbi School of
Engineering. You will meet with an academic
advisor each semester prior to registering to
discuss course scheduling. Advisors also work
with students to set academic and career goals
as well as realistic paths to reach these goals.
- Freshmen: AME students receive advisement from an advisor in the Viterbi Student Affairs Office in RTH 110. To make an appointment with a first year advisor, call 213-740-4530.
- Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors: AME students are advised by Elizabeth (Liz) Cho in RRB 101C. To make an appointment, please contact her directly at 213-740-5353 or email@example.com.
- Sample study plans:
- AME Capstone/Design/Core/Technical Electives List – Fall 2017 Suggestions
- Departmental Clearance: D-Clearance stands for Departmental Clearance. If a course name has a "D" after the 5-digit class number (such as 28700D), D-clearance is required prior to registration. To obtain D-Clearance for an undergraduate course in AME, please contact Liz Cho (firstname.lastname@example.org). For Math, Physics, Chemistry, General Education courses, and engineering courses outside of AME, please contact the appropriate department. Their contact information can be found on their department page on the Schedule of Classes.
- ENGR 395 (Cooperative Education Work Experience): For D-Clearance, please contact Viterbi Career Services at 213-740-9677 or visit their website.
Progressive Degree Program: The Progressive Degree Program (PDP) gives continuing USC undergraduates another path to earning a Master's degree from USC. The main advantages to a Progressive Degree are: 1) the option to start graduate-level classes during the senior year, and 2) a reduction in units required for the Master's Degree. If you pursue a master's degree from the AME Department, you will only have to complete 8 classes instead of 9.
Before applying to PDP, meet with Liz Cho to discuss eligibility. PDP meetings are typically held the 2nd and 3rd weeks of the semester (before the priority deadline) and a week before the start of final exams.
Additional information can be found online.