Dr. Jennifer Benning, Assistant Professor and CENE Graduate Coordinator
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Civil/Mechanical
Professors Fontaine and Kenner; Associate Professors Robinson and Stone; Assistant Professors Arneson-Meyer, Benning, Gadhamshetty, Lingwall, Nam, and Shearer.
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers coursework and research opportunities leading to the Master of Science degree in civil and environmental engineering (M.S. CENE) in the following emphasis areas: advanced materials, construction, environmental, geotechnical, water resources, and structural engineering.
Students may specialize or take courses from several areas.
A GPA of 3.00 or better is required of all applicants for the M.S. CENE program. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required of all applicants except School of Mines graduates. The TOEFL exam is required for students whose native language is not English.
Incoming students should have completed three semesters of calculus, one semester of probability and statistics, one semester of differential equations, two semesters of chemistry, at least one semester of physics, and statics. Deficiencies in these areas must be remedied by taking the necessary coursework prior to, or in the first year of enrollment in the graduate program.
All incoming students, including those without a B.S. degree in civil or environmental engineering, are also expected to have completed the appropriate background courses for their intended emphasis area. Additional subjects may be required by the student’s graduate committee depending on selected emphasis area. These requirements will be documented as a formal component of a student’s program of study.
An accelerated Master of Science (B.S./M.S.) degree program is available for qualified seniors enrolled in engineering B.S. programs at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. The accelerated master’s degree program allows B.S. engineering students to take up to nine (9) graduate level credits to simultaneously meet undergraduate and graduate degree program requirements. The following restrictions apply to the accelerated B.S./M.S. program:
- The courses must be taken at the 500/600 level as an undergraduate.
- Only courses taken at SDSM&T are eligible for dual credit. No transferred courses from other institutions will be allowed to count toward the accelerated master’s degree.
Background courses are posted on the CEE webpage.
For more information about the M.S. CENE program, contact the graduate coordinator, Dr. Jennifer Benning (Jennifer.Benning@sdsmt.edu).