Jul 18, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Metallurgical Engineering, BS

Contact Information

Department Head
Dr. Michael K. West
Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering
Mineral Industries 108
(605) 394-1283
E-mail: Michael.West@sdsmt.edu

Department Main Office
Administrative Assistant
Jessica Zacher, Senior Secretary
Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering
Mineral Industries 115
(605) 394-2341
Email: Jessica.Zacher@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 Metallurgical 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 Materials (1), Metallurgical (2), Ceramics (3) and Similarly Named Engineering Programs.

MET Flowchart    

Curriculum Checklist

The following represents a hypothetical course plan. However, courses in this department are offered on a rotational basis. Work closely with your advisor to make a plan to accommodate the schedule of course offerings.

Freshman Year

First Semester

Total: 17

Second Semester

Total: 17

Sophomore Year

First Semester

Total: 16

Second Semester

Total: 17

Junior Year

First Semester

Total: 16

Total: 16

Senior Year

First Semester

Total: 17

Total: 14

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.

Course requires a grade of “C” or higher for graduation.

Select six credits from the Science Elective list below.

4 Select six credits from the Major Elective list below.

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.

6 Two-credit option is needed for major.

Science Electives:

Select six credits from the list below:

Objectives and Outcomes

Program Educational Objectives:

  1. Successfully apply metallurgical engineering principles in their employment 
  2. Meet societal needs through science and technology 
  3. Grow professionally and personally 
  4. Serve their profession and community

Student Learning 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