“Yes, And . . .”

Engineering students speed dating, telling wild tales and assuming martial arts stances in class!? Just another day in Writing 340, which injects a little bit of improv into the reading and writing.

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From Deep Sea Mining To Genetic Engineering

A newly launched USC Viterbi online publication – believed to be the first student-run engineering ethics magazine in the country – examines some of the major issues of our day.

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Helping The Homeless

USC Viterbi writing students offer engineering solutions to a local provider of homeless services to improve operations.

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Welcome to the Engineering Writing Program at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering

Communication is vital to scientific and technological progress–engineers must communicate their findings to other engineers, managers, government and policy experts, and the general public. For this reason, and because communication skills are highly valued in the engineering community, the Engineering Writing Program at the Viterbi School helps both undergraduate and graduate students conceive of communication–both written and oral–as an integral part of work in their fields, and provides them with skills to communicate effectively with the wide range of audiences they will encounter in their professional lives.

If you cannot—in the long run—tell everyone what you have been doing, your doing has been worthlessErwin Schrodinger (Nobel Prize winner in Physics)

Student Publications


Viterbi’s award-winning online magazine. Written, edited, and published by Viterbi students, Illumin’s mission is to “illustrate the many ways engineering benefits and impacts daily life.”


Conversations in Ethics

Viterbi Conversations in Ethics is a dialogue between students and practicing engineers and experts in ethics about ethics in engineering.

VARC Writing




Graduate and
Professional Programs