Jun 26, 2019  
2018-2019 SDSM&T Academic Catalog 
    
2018-2019 SDSM&T Academic Catalog

Chemical Engineering, MS


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Contact Information

Dr. Todd Menkhaus, Program Coordinator
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
(605) 394-2422 Dept: (605) 394-2421
E-mail: Todd.Menkhaus@sdsmt.edu
http://www.sdsmt.edu/CBE/

MS in Chemical Engineering

The MS in Chemical Engineering offers both a thesis option and a non-thesis option.

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

Degree requirements for thesis option


Distribution of credits


Core requirements: 13 credits
Research or project requirements: 6 credits
Elective requirements: 11 credits
Total credits: 30

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

Core requirements


A core curriculum for all M.S. candidates in chemical engineering includes the following courses or approved substitutions:

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.

  • CBE 798 Thesis Credits: Credit to be arranged. *
  • *At least 6 credits of CBE 798 are required. No more than 6 credits of CBE 798 may be applied to the degree.

Elective requirements


All electives must be approved by the student’s advisor or advisory committee.

  • Chemical Engineering course electives with a CBE prefix: Credits 6
  • Additional electives: Credits: 5

Examinations


An oral thesis defense for the thesis degree, as well as final examination in the field of chemical engineering, is required prior to the completion of the graduate study.

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: 13 credits
Research or project requirements: 2 credits
Elective requirements: 17 credits
Total credits: 32

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

Core requirements


A core curriculum for all M.S. candidates in chemical engineering includes the following courses or approved substitutions:

Research or project requirements


A project is required for this degree.

Elective requirements


All electives must be approved by the student’s advisor or advisory committee.

  • Chemical Engineering course electives with a CBE prefix: Credits 9
  • Additional electives: Credits: 8

Examinations


An oral project examination and/or written project report for the non-thesis degree, as well as final examination in the field of chemical engineering, are required prior to the completion of the graduate study.

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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