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

Construction Engineering and Management, MS

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Contact Information

Clifford J Bienert
Interim Coordinator
Civil/Mechanical 245
Email: Clifford.Bienert@sdsmt.edu

Dr. Scott J. Kenner, P.E., Department Head
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Civil/Mechanical 122
(605) 394-2513
E-mail: Scott.Kenner@sdsmt.edu

MS in Construction Engineering and Management

The MS in Construction Engineering and Management offers only a non-thesis option based solely on coursework.

SD Mines students admitted to the Accelerated MS option may apply up to 9 credits of 500/600 level courses taken as an undergraduate toward both the BS and MS degrees.

Degree requirements

Distribution of credits

Core requirements: 0 credits
Research or project requirements: 0 credits
Elective requirements: 33 credits
Total credits: 33

A minimum of 18 credits of the 33 required must be taken at the 600 level or higher.

Core requirements

No specific courses are required for this degree.

Research or project requirements

There is no research or project requirement for this degree.

Elective requirements

This program requires a total of 33 credits of coursework to be selected by the student in consultation with the student’s advisor or advisory committee. The program of study must meet these criteria:

  • At least 18 credit hours must be CEM graduate coursework.
  • No more than 3 credit hours may be CEM 691  or CEM 791 .
  • At least 18 credit hours of coursework must be at the 600 level or higher.
  • Undergraduate courses (400 level and below) will not count toward graduation.

These CEM courses are available in person or in distance format:


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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