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2020-2021 SDSM&T Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 SDSM&T Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sustainable Engineering Minor

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Contact Information

Professor Jim Stone
Department of Civil and Environmental
Civil/Mechanical Building, Room 314
(605) 394-2443

Sustainable engineering describes a new approach for solving complex classes of social problems that result from the rising competition for increasingly limited supplies of resources, water and land.  Sustainable engineering seeks to transform engineering practice to meet these challenges.  Interdisciplinary in nature and application, sustainable engineering involves the application of life cycle assessment and other innovative techniques to determine the long term implications of a proposed design solution with the ultimate goal of minimizing overall environmental impacts from products, services, businesses, communities and nations, as well as create engineering solutions that are fair and just in a global societal context. 

Students must complete the Notification of Intent to Seek a Minor form, with appropriate signatures and turn it into the registrar’s office by the beginning of the first semester of the senior year.

Students from any major at the School of Mines may pursue a minor in sustainable engineering by completing 18 credit hours of coursework that includes two required courses.

Engineering Electives

Science or mathematics electives

Humanities/Social Science Electives

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