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2018-2019 SDSM&T Academic Catalog 
    
2018-2019 SDSM&T Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering Management, MS


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Contact Information

Dr. Jeffrey C. Woldstad, Professor and Head
Department of Industrial Engineering
LIB 148
(605) 394-2628
E-mail: Jeffrey.Woldstad@sdsmt.edu

MS in Engineering Management

The M.S. in Engineering Management is offered with a thesis option and a non-thesis option. The non-thesis option may be completed online or on-campus. Students completing the thesis option must be on-campus to complete the research requirement.

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

Degree requirements for thesis option


Distribution of credits


Core requirements: 12 credits
Research or project requirements: 6 credits
Elective requirements: 12 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 minimum of 3 semester hours of required coursework must be completed in each of four discipline areas, for a total of 12 credits. Discipline areas and allowable courses are shown below.

Business/Finance (3 credits)


Operations Management (3 credits)


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 the thesis degree. A minimum of 6 credits of ENGM 798 (Thesis Research) must be taken under the direction of the major professor.  This work must result in a thesis document that conforms to the standards listed under “Thesis submission requirements” in this catalog.

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

Elective requirements


  • At least 12 credits of electives are required

Any SD Mines IENG or ENGM course not used to satisfy core requirements may be used as an elective. Other courses may be included in the program of study if approved by graduate advisor or major professor and the ENMG program coordinator.  In general, these courses are graduate level courses in engineering, business, mathematics or science related to the career objectives of the student.  ENGM courses are available in distance learning mode and are listed below.

Examinations


An oral thesis defense is required of all candidates pursuing the thesis option in the MSEM degree program.  This defense will serve as the final examination for students in this program.

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


Core requirements: 12 credits
Research or project requirements: 0-5 credits
Elective requirements: 15-20 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 minimum of 3 semester hours of required coursework must be completed in each of four discipline areas. Discipline areas and allowable courses are shown below.

Business/Finance (3 credits)


Operations Management (3 credits)


Research or project requirements


Students enrolled in the non-thesis option may choose to complete their degree using coursework only or may complete a research project under the direction of a faculty member.    Project requirements vary, but usually required a formal written report. 

Elective requirements


  • At least 15-20 credits of electives are required

Any SD Mines IENG or ENGM course not used to satisfy core requirements may be used as an elective. Other courses may be included in the program of study if approved by graduate advisor or major professor and the ENMG program coordinator.  In general, these courses are graduate level courses in engineering, business, mathematics or science related to the career objectives of the student.  ENGM courses are available in distance learning mode and are listed below.

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


When admitted to the program, a graduate advisor will be appointed by the program coordinator. The advisor will work with the student to prepare a program study that reflects the career goals of the student and the available courses.  The program of study can be revised at any time, with the concurrence of the graduate advisor or major professor and the ENGM program coordinator. Students in the thesis option will be assisted in finding a major professor and organizing an advisory committee. 

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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