Dr. Jeffrey C. Woldstad, Professor and Head
Department of Industrial Engineering
MS in Industrial Engineering
The MS in Industrial Engineering is a research oriented on-campus degree program offered with a thesis option. Students interested in either a distance/online program or a non-thesis option are referred to the MS in Engineering Management.
SD Mines students admitted to the Accelerated MS option may apply up to 9 credits of 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: 9 credits
Research or project requirements: 6 credits
Elective requirements: 15 credits
Total credits: 30
A minimum of 15 credits of the 30 required must be taken at the 600 level or above.
The completion of a master’s thesis, approved by the student’s graduate advisory committee and the Dean of Graduate Education, is required for the thesis degree. A minimum of 6 credits of ENGM 798 (Thesis Research) must be taken under the direction of the major professor. This work must result in a thesis document that conforms to the standards listed under “Thesis submission requirements” in this catalog.
A master’s research proposal defense and an oral thesis defense are required of all candidates pursuing the thesis option in the MSEM degree program. This defense will serve as the final examination for students in this program.
When a student is admitted to the program, a graduate advisor will be appointed by the program coordinator. The advisor will work with the student to prepare a program study that reflects the career goals of the student and the available courses. Within the first semester, students will be required to select a major professor, organize an advisory committee, and have a program of study approved. The program of study can be revised at any time, with the concurrence of the graduate advisor or major professor and the ENGM program coordinator.