Apr 13, 2024  
2019-2020 SDSM&T Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 SDSM&T Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mechanical Engineering, BS

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Contact Information

Dr. Pierre Larochelle
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Civil Mechanical Building Room #129
(605) 394-2401
E-mail: Pierre.Larochelle@sdsmt.edu
Web: http://www.sdsmt.edu/me

ME Flowchart  


Professors Abata, Larochelle, Kouris, and Muci -Kuchler; Associate Professors Ash, Birrenkott, Romkes, and Shahbazi; Assistant Professors Bruno, Diwakar, Fekrmandi, Lande, and Lessani; Lecturers Lalley, McKeon and Rederth; and Instructor Knudson. Professors Emeritus Buck, Chiang, Dolan, Gnirk, Kalanovic, Kjerengtroen, Krause, Langerman, and Pendleton.


Program Assistant 1 Moore, Seretary Martin, Laboratory Coordinator Lalley, and Machinist (Equipment Technician) Tseptsura


The Bachelor of Science degree program in mechanical engineering at SDSM&T is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. Information on program objectives and student learning outcomes can be found on our Accreditation and Assessment webpage.

Mechanical Engineering Curriculum/Checklist

Students are responsible for checking with their advisors for any program modifications that may occur after the publication of this catalog1. To progress in the mechanical engineering curriculum students must attain a grade of C or better in select core courses (as noted below with an *).

Freshman Year

First Semester

Total: 16

Second Semester

Total: 18

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year

First Semester

Total: 15

Second Semester

Total: 15

130 credits required for graduation

Curriculum Notes

Many courses are prerequisites for other courses and their sequencing is important. Consult with your faculty advisor whenever there is a deviation from the above schedule.

1 A minimum grade of C is required in this course as a prerequisite for 1 or more subsequent required courses.

2 Fulfills General Education requirement. Students should consult the “General Education Requirements ” section of this catalog for a complete listing of all general education requirements.

3 ENGL 101, ENGL 279, and 289 are recommended courses to fulfill the General Education requirements. Other courses may be used to satisfy the General Education Requirements. Students should consult the “General Education Requirements ” section of this catalog for a complete listing of all general education requirements and discuss their course selections with their advisor.

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