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2019-2020 SDSM&T Academic Catalog 
    
2019-2020 SDSM&T Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Electrical Engineering, MS


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Contact Information

Thomas P Montoya
Interim  EE Department Head and Associate Professor
Electrical Engineering/Physics 311/325
Phone: (605) 394-1219 or (605) 394-2459;
Email: Thomas.Montoya@sdsmt.edu

MS in Electrical Engineering

The MS in Electrical Engineering is offered with a thesis option and a non-thesis option (coursework only or including a project).

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: 2-4 credits
Research requirements: 6-12 credits
Elective requirements: 14-22 credits
Total credits: 30

A minimum of 15 credits of the 30 required must be taken at the 600 level or above. Exceptions must be approved by the dean of graduate education.

Core requirements


  • Credits: (1-0) 1 *
  • *A minimum of two (2) credits of EE 690 are required.  No more than four (4) credits of EE 690 may be counted toward the degree.

Research requirements


The completion of a master’s thesis based on individual research and development, approved by the student’s graduate advisory committee and the Dean of Graduate Education, is required for this degree.

  • Credits: Credit to be arranged. **
  • ** At least 6 credits of EE 798 are required for this degree. No more than 12 credits of EE 798 may be applied toward the degree.

Elective requirements


  • At least 14-22 elective credits

Students should select their program of study classes with consultation and approval by their major advisor and/or committee or by the M.Sc. EE graduate program coordinator (or his designee) (depending on the degree option being sought).  Refer to EE graduate handbook for detailed suggested course list.

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: 2-4 credits
Project requirements: 0-6 credits
Elective requirements: 20-28 credits
Total credits: 30

A minimum of 15 credits of the 30 required must be taken at the 600 level or above. Exceptions must be approved by the dean of graduate education.

Core requirements


Project requirements


The completion of a master’s project is optional for this degree.

Elective requirements


  • At least 20-28 elective credits

Students should select their program of study classes with consultation and approval by their major advisor and/or committee or by the M.Sc. EE graduate program coordinator (or his designee) (depending on the degree option being sought).  Refer to EE graduate handbook for detailed suggested course list.

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.

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