DISCOVER ENGINEERING

Become a “Summer Trojan” and earn college credit.

Engineering is a field that impacts every aspect of life, including society, politics, and technology. If you have considered the study of engineering at the college level, the “Discover Engineering” course is an excellent way to preview what’s ahead. You will explore various disciplines of engineering through academic lectures and classroom discussions. You will gain practical experience through hands-on projects that involve designing, building, and testing. You will learn how to conduct research using design thinking and the engineering design process.

PROGRAM DATES
June 18 – July 15, 2023

PREREQUISITES
Students who will not have completed Pre-Calc / Trig before June 18, 2023 but who wish to be considered for this course must submit the Pre-Calc / Trig Waiver with their application

COURSE OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • Participate in off-campus field trips
    • Previous trips have included the Hyperion Treatment Plant and Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
  • Practice what you learn with engineering projects
    • Previous projects have included: building and launching rockets, building and flying RC airplanes, Arduino-based projects, designing and building bridges, building and flying drones, using 3D printers and building and programming robots (see student web portfolios)

Topic of Study

  • Aerospace engineering
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Chemical engineering
  • Computer science
  • Electrical engineering
  • Environmental engineering
  • Industrial engineering
  • Mechanical engineering

HEAR FROM OUR FORMER STUDENTS

It’s a great learning experience, allowing you to practice working in a team, finishing projects on a deadline, and collaborating with other groups.
Ahnika M.
California
USC Summer Program 2021