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2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 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.

The Mechanical Engineering (BS) program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under the General Criteria and the Program Criteria for Mechanical and Similarly Named Engineering Programs.

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. 

Objectives and Outcomes

Program Educational Objectives:

  1. Effectively lead or manage engineering analyses.
  2. Effectively lead or manage multidisciplinary engineering teams

Student Outcomes:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

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