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2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mining Engineering, BS

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Contact Information

Dr. Robert Hall
Professor and Department Head
Mining Engineering and Management Department
MI 235B
(605) 394-1973
E-mail:  Robert.Hall@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 Mining 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 Mining and Similarly Named Engineering Programs.

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Curriculum Checklist

Freshman Year

First Semester

Total: 15

Second Semester

Total: 16

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year

Total: 16

Second Semester

Total: 15

Total credits: 130


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

May be offered through BHSU, DSU, NSU, SDSU, or USD. Check Self-Service Banner  for current offerings. 

Department Approved Elective

Select three credits from engineering courses with your advisor. These courses are typically at a 300-level or higher.

Objectives and Outcomes

Program Educational Objectives:

  1. Graduates from the Mining Engineering Program will have the analytical and technical abilities necessary to work effectively in the field of mining engineering and will be informed of recent technical advances in the field.
  2. Graduates from the Mining Engineering Program will be cognizant of societal issues and their role as future professional engineers working for the general benefit of society.

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 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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