Feb 16, 2020  
2019-2020 SDSM&T Academic Catalog 
    
2019-2020 SDSM&T Academic Catalog

Computer Science and Engineering, MS


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Contact Information

Dr. Christer Karlsson, Program Coordinator
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
McLaury 211A
Dept: (605) 646-3130
E-mail: Christer.Karlsson@sdsmt.edu
Department website: https://www.sdsmt.edu/cse/

MS in Computer Science and Engineering

The Master of Science in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) offers both a thesis option and a non-thesis option.

SD Mines students admitted to the Accelerated MS option may apply up to 10 credits of 500/600 level courses taken as an undergraduate to both the BS and the MS degrees.

Degree requirements for thesis option


Distribution of credits


Core requirements: 2 credits
Research or project requirements: 6 credits
Elective requirements: 22 credits
Total credits: 30

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

Core requirements


Research or project requirements


The completion of a master’s thesis based on individual research, 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 798 are required.  No more than 6 credits of CSC 798 may be counted toward the degree.

Elective requirements


  • At least 22 credits of elective coursework

All electives must be approved by the student’s advisor and 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: 2 credits
Research or project requirements: 3 credits
Elective requirements: 28 credits
Total credits: 33

A minimum of 17 credits of the 33 required must be taken at the 600 level or above.

Core requirements


Research or project requirements


The completion of a master’s project, approved by the student’s graduate advisory is required for this degree.

Elective requirements


The CSE electives may be found at the CSE website: https://www.sdsmt.edu/cse/. All electives must be approved by the student’s advisor and the program coordinator.

  • At least 28 credits of elective coursework
  • 25 credits of Departmental Electives
  • 3 credits of Professional Electives

Department and Professional Electives are taken from a department list of preapproved electives for the non-thesis option.  

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


 There is no foreign language requirement for the MS degree in CSR.

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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