Jul 17, 2019  
2018-2019 SDSM&T Academic Catalog 
    
2018-2019 SDSM&T Academic Catalog

Materials Engineering and Science, MS


Contact Information

Dr. Jon J. Kellar, Program Director
Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering
Mineral Industries 112
(605) 394-2343
E-mail: Jon.Kellar@sdsmt.edu

MS in Materials Engineering and Science

The MS in Materials Engineering and Science 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 of 400/500/600 level credits taken as an undergraduate toward both the BS and the MS degrees.

Degree requirements for thesis option


Distribution of Credits


Core requirements: 15 credits
Research or project requirements: 6 credits
Elective requirements: 9 credits
Total credits: 30

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

Core requirements


Because students graduating with this degree are expected to have a broad-based fundamental knowledge in both materials engineering and materials science, every student is required to take four core courses and a seminar (see below).

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.

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

Elective requirement


At least 9 credits of elective coursework approved by the student’s advisor or advisory committee.

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: 15 credits
Research or project requirements: 0-3 credits
Elective requirements: 14-17 credits
Total credits: 32

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

Core requirements


Because students graduating with this degree are expected to have a broad-based fundamental knowledge in both materials engineering and materials science, every student is required to take four core courses and a seminar (see below).

Research or project requirements


Students who elect to undertake a project should do so under the supervision of a faculty member.

Elective requirements


At least 15 credits of elective coursework approved by the student’s advisor or advisory committee.

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.