Oct 01, 2023  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 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

Department Website

Students are responsible for checking with their advisors for any program modifications that may occur after the publication of this catalog.

Mechanical Engineering (BS) is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org

ME Flowchart  

Curriculum Checklist

Freshman Year

First Semester

Total: 16

Second Semester

Total: 18

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year

First Semester

Total: 15

Second Semester

Total: 15

Total credits: 130


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

2 Select thirteen credits of 400-level courses with the ME prefix. Must include a co-requisite lab for either one or zero credits. Up to three credits out of the 13 total may include:

  • CO-OP  upon approved of the Department CO-OP Coordinator and academic advisor
  • ME 500- or 600- level courses for students on the accelerated graduate path
  • ROTC upon commission as an Officer in the U.S. Army
  • Technical Elective (any 3XX/4XX engineering, math, or science course), subject to approval of the academic advisor and the department head
  • EPICS (1 credit of GE 283 GE 483 STS 283 , or STS 483  and 2 credits of GE 284  ,GE 484 STS 284 , or STS 484 ) upon approval of the academic advisor

Select three credits of courses with a Social Science prefix (see gen ed Goal 3 for approved prefixes) or three credits of courses with a Humanities prefix (see gen ed Goal 4 for approved prefixes). All must be at the 300 or 400 level. 

4 Three-credit version required for major.

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