May 29, 2020
Dr. Maribeth Price, Dean of Graduate Education
Civil & Environmental Engineering Emphasis
Dr. Marc Robinson
Electrical Engineering Emphasis
Dr. Magesh Rajan
Materials Engineering & Science Emphasis
Dr. Jon Kellar
The Master of Engineering program at SD Mines is a course-based professional non-thesis master’s degree program with three technical emphasis areas in Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE), Electrical Engineering (EE), and Materials Engineering & Science (MES).
No Accelerated MS option is available for this degree.
Degree requirements for the Master of Engineering
Distribution of credits
Core requirements: 21-22 credits
Research or project requirements: 0-3 credits
Elective requirements: 6-9 credits
Total credits: 30
A minimum of 15 credits of the 30 required must be taken at the 600 level or above.
A minimum of 15 credits of engineering content in one of three available technical emphasis areas as described below.
A minimum of 6 credits of management courses must be selected from the list below.
Civil and Environmental Engineering emphasis area
- At least 15 credit hours of graduate coursework with the CEE prefix (500 level courses and above)
- No more than 3 credits may be from CEE 691 , CEE 788 , CEE 791 , or CP 697
- The following courses may not be applied to the M. Eng. degree: CEE 790 and CEE 798 .
Electrical Engineering Emphasis
Materials Engineering and Science Emphasis
Management Courses List
Courses are available in any of our three online MS professional programs of Engineering Management (ENGM), Construction Engineering and Management (CEM), and Mining Engineering and Management (MEM). Students select a minimum of two of the courses (6 credits) listed below to meet the management course requirement.
Research or project requirements
The completion of a project or non-thesis research is optional for this degree.
** Up to 3 credits of CEE 788 may be counted toward the Civil and Environmental Engineering emphasis
**Up to 2 credits of EE 788 may be counted toward the Electrical Engineering emphasis.
**Up to 2 credits of MES 788 may be counted toward the Materials Engineering and Science emphasis.
- An additional 6-9 credits of coursework may be taken in either the technical area or in management.
All electives must be approved by the student’s advisor or advisory committee.
Each student is required to complete a written Master’s examination to graduate from the program. The Master’s exam is administered by the department or program for each emphasis area, and is given in the student’s final semester before graduation. The student is presented with a list of problems or issues drawn from the degree emphasis and is asked to prepare a proposal for a project intended to solve one of them. The proposal should address the technical background of the problem, the promised deliverables, the management structure of the project team, a work plan for completion, and a costing and budget analysis, in fifteen pages or less. The proposal must be submitted to the emphasis area program coordinator no later than the last day to hold a thesis or dissertation defense as scheduled by the Office of Graduate Education. The program coordinator must report the examination results to the Office of Graduate Education using the form on the Graduate Education web page.