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2018-2019 SDSM&T Academic Catalog 
    
2018-2019 SDSM&T Academic Catalog

Electrical Engineering, MS


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Contact Information

Dr. Magesh T Rajan
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering/Physics 311
(605) 394-1219
E-mail: Magesh.Rajan@sdsmt.edu

MS in Electrical Engineering

The MS in Electrical Engineering is offered with a thesis option and a non-thesis option (coursework only or including a project).

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

Degree requirements for thesis option


Distribution of credits


Core requirements: 3 credits
Research or project requirements: 6-9 credits
Elective requirements: 18-21 credits
Total credits: 30

A minimum of 15 credits of the 30 required must be taken at the 600 level or above. Exceptions must be approved by the dean of graduate education.

Core requirements


One of the following courses must be taken:

Research or project requirements


The completion of a master’s thesis based on individual research and development, approved by the student’s graduate advisory committee and the Dean of Graduate Education, is required for this degree.

  • EE 798 Thesis Credits: Credit to be arranged. **
  • ** At least 6 credits of EE 798 are required for this degree. No more than 9 credits of EE 798 may be applied toward the degree.

Elective requirements


  • At least 18-21 elective credits

Students should select their program of study classes with consultation and approval by their major advisor and/or committee or by the M.Sc. EE graduate program coordinator (or his designee) (depending on the degree option being sought).  Refer to ECE graduate handbook for detailed suggested course list.

Examinations


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: 3 credits
Research or project requirements: 0-6 credits
Elective requirements: 21-27 credits
Total credits: 30

A minimum of 15 credits of the 30 required must be taken at the 600 level or above. Exceptions must be approved by the dean of graduate education.

Core requirements


One of the following courses must be taken:

Research or project requirements


The completion of a master’s project is optional for this degree.

Elective requirements


  • At least 21-27 elective credits

Students should select their program of study classes with consultation and approval by their major advisor and/or committee or by the M.Sc. EE graduate program coordinator (or his designee) (depending on the degree option being sought).  Refer to ECE graduate handbook for detailed suggested course list.

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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