Jul 21, 2019  
2018-2019 SDSM&T Academic Catalog 
    
2018-2019 SDSM&T Academic Catalog

Metallurgical Engineering, BS


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Contact Information

Department Head
Dr. Michael K. West
Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering
Mineral Industries 108
(605) 394-1283
E-mail: Michael.West@sdsmt.edu

Department Main Office
Administrative Assistant
Jessica Zacher, Senior Secretary
Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering
Mineral Industries 115
(605) 394-2341
Email: Jessica.Zacher@sdsmt.edu

Faculty

Douglas W. Fuerstenau Professor Kellar; Professors Cross and Salem; Associate Professors Crawford, West, and Widener; Assistant Professors Jasthi and Safarzadeh; Research Scientist Meruga; Adjunct Professors Bendler, Kustas, and Medlin; Distinguished Professor Emeritus Han; Professor Emeriti Howard and Stone.

Metallurgical Engineering Curriculum/Checklist


The following curriculum shows the path and requirements for a B.S. Degree in Metallurgical Engineering.  Students should consult with their Metallurgical Engineering academic advisors for a more personalized course of study based on their academic preparedness and career goals.  The curriculum includes coursework in the three core areas of metallurgical engineering 1) mineral processing and extractive metallurgy, 2) primary metallurgy and processing, and 3) physical and mechanical metallurgy.   The curriculum also includes science electives and metallurgical directed electives to broaden student knowledge related to their area of interest and specialization.  It is important to note that certain courses have prerequisite or corequisite requirements Students should consult with their academic advisor for any program modifications that may occur after the publication of this catalog.

Freshman Year


First Semester


Total: 17

Second Semester


Total: 17

Sophomore Year


First Semester


Total: 17

Second Semester


Total: 17

Junior Year


The courses on the checklist correspond with the first semester of junior year beginning in an EVEN-numbered year. Course offering cycle information for Sets A, B, C, and D are provided in below.

First Semester


Set A- Fall Even Years or Set C- Fall Odd Years

Total: 15

Second Semester


Total: 16

Senior Year


The courses on the checklist correspond with the first semester of senior year beginning in an ODD-numbered year. Course offering cycle information for Sets A, B, C, and D are provided in below.

First Semester


Set A- Fall Even Years or Set C- Fall Odd Years

Total: 17

Second Semester


Total: 15

Set A-Fall Even Years


Set C-Fall Odd Years


130 credits required for graduation


Curriculum Notes


* A Minimum Grade of “C” Required to Proceed

** A Minimum Grade of “C” Required for Graduation

1 Fulfills General Education requirement. Students should consult the “General Education Requirements ” section of this catalog for a complete listing of all general education requirements.

2 See below for Department approved Science Electives, and also consult with your academic advisor as new electives may be added.

3 See below for approved Directed MET Electives, and also consult with your academic advisor as new electives may be added.

Three credits of upper level (300/400) Humanities or Social Sciences are required for graduation. 

Department Approved Science Electives


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