Oct 04, 2022  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

Chemical Engineering, MS


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Contact Information

Dr. Travis Walker, Program Coordinator
Karen M. Swindler Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
(605) 394-2543 Dept: (605) 394-2421
E-mail: Travis.Walker@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.

MS in Chemical Engineering

The MS in Chemical Engineering offers both a thesis option and a non-thesis option. The latter is offered face-to-face and on-line.

Students that do not hold a BS Chemical Engineering degree should take CBE 501 and CBE 502 to prepare themselves for the graduate course in CBE. They may wish to take additional CBE undergraduate courses to enhance their skills in specific CBE areas.

SD Mines students admitted to the Accelerated MS option may apply up to 12 credits taken at the 400/500/600 level as an undergraduate to both the BS and the MS degrees.

Degree requirements for thesis option


Distribution of credits


Core requirements: 13 credits
Research or project requirements: 6 credits
Elective requirements: 11 credits
Total credits: 30

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

Core requirements


A core curriculum for all M.S. candidates in chemical engineering includes the following courses or approved substitutions:

Research or project requirements


The completion of a master’s thesis, 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 CBE 798 are required. No more than 6 credits of CBE 798 may be applied to the degree.

Elective requirements


All electives must be approved by the student’s advisor or advisory committee.

  • Chemical Engineering course electives with a CBE prefix: Credits 6
  • Additional electives: Credits: 5

Examinations


An oral thesis defense for the thesis degree, as well as final examination in the field of chemical engineering, is required prior to the completion of the graduate study.

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: 13 credits
Research or project requirements: 0-3 credits
Elective requirements: 14-17 credits
Total credits: 30

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

Core requirements


A core curriculum for all M.S. candidates in chemical engineering includes the following courses or approved substitutions:

Research or project requirements


A project may be completed for this degree.

Elective requirements


All electives must be approved by the student’s advisor or advisory committee.

  • Chemical Engineering course electives with a CBE prefix: Credits 9
  • Additional electives: Credits: 5-8

Examinations


An oral project examination and/or written project report for the non-thesis degree, as well as final examination in the field of chemical engineering, are required prior to the completion of the graduate study.

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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