Jun 16, 2019  
2018-2019 SDSM&T Academic Catalog 
    
2018-2019 SDSM&T Academic Catalog

Biomedical Engineering, MS


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Contact Information

Dr. Richard Sinden (Program Coordinator)
Department of Chemistry and Applied Biological Sciences
Chemical and Biological Engineering/Chemistry 2206
(605) 394-1678
E-mail: Richard.Sinden@sdsmt.edu

Dr. Grant Crawford (Associate Program Coordinator)
Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering
MI 104
(605) 394-5133
Email: Grant.Crawford@sdsmt.edu

MS in Biomedical Engineering

Offered jointly with University of South Dakota (USD). The MS in Biomedical Engineering is offered with a thesis option and a non-thesis option.

SD Mines students accepted to the Accelerated MS option may apply up to 12 credits of 400/500/600 level courses taken as an undergraduate toward both the BS and the MS degrees.

Degree requirements for thesis option


Distribution of credits


Core requirements: 17-18 credits
Research or project requirements: 9-10 credits
Elective requirements: 3 credits
Total credits: 30

A minimum of 15 credits of the 30 required must be taken at the 600 level or above.

Core requirements


These courses are required for the degree.

Research or project requirements


The completion of a master’s thesis, approved by the student’s graduate advisory committee and the Dean of Graduate Education, is required for this degree. A minimum of 9 thesis credits are required.

  • BME 798 Thesis Credits: Credits to be arranged **
  • ** A minimum of 9 credits of BME 798 is required for the degree.  A maximum of 10 credits of BME 798 may be counted toward the degree.

Elective requirements


  • BME Electives  Credits: 3

Elective courses in the area of the student’s intended research are to be selected in consultation with the student’s advisory committee.

Examinations


Committee Meetings:  Student performance is evaluated each semester through the written Research Progress Report and formal committee meetings.  A student’s Advisor and Advisory Committee will evaluate the student’s accomplishments in academics, research and overall progress toward the degree. 

Thesis Defense:  A thesis defense and an oral final examination are required for this degree

Additional requirements


In addition to these degree-specific requirements, the student must also meet the requirements and policies applied to all graduate degrees   by the Council of Graduate Education.

Degree requirements for non-thesis option


Distribution of credits


Core requirements: 17-18 credits
Research or project requirements: 0-6 credits
Elective requirements: 9-15 credits
Total credits: 32

A minimum of 16 credits of the 32 required must be taken at the 600 level or above.

Core requirements


These courses are required for the degree:

Research or project requirements


A project is optional for this degree.

Elective requirements


Elective courses in the area of the student’s intended research are to be selected in consultation with the student’s advisor committee.

  • BME Electives  Credits: 9-15

Examinations


No final degree examination is required for the non-thesis option. Individual courses may hold final examinations as part of the course.

Additional requirements


In addition to these degree-specific requirements, the student must also meet the requirements and policies applied to all graduate degrees  by the Council of Graduate Education.

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