Apr 17, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, MS

Contact Information

Dr. Steve Smith, Professor
Nanoscience & Biomedical Engineering
Office: EP 220 (Electrical Engineering and Physics)
Phone: (605) 394-5268
E-mail: Steve.Smith@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 Nanoscience and Nanoengineering

The Accelerated MS option is not available for this degree.

Degree requirements for non-thesis option

Distribution of credits

Core requirements: 16 credits
Research or project requirements: 2 credits
Elective requirements: 12 credits
Total credits: 30

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

Research or project requirements

The completion of a master’s research project is required for this degree.

Elective requirements

  • At least 12 credits of 500/600/700 level courses approved by the student’s advisory committee

Examples of electives are given below (see the SD Mines catalog for a full list):


No final degree examination is required for the non-thesis option. Individual courses may hold final examinations as part of the course.

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.

Objectives and Outcomes

Program Objectives:

  1. The Nano-SE MS program complements the Nanoscience and Nanoengineering PhD, with an emphasis on visualizing, manipulating, and understanding nano-scale materials, nano-bio systems, and phenomena which define nanotechnology.

Student Outcomes:

  1. Students in this program will develop a deeper understanding of the field of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering.
  2. Students will develop skills in communicating Nanoscience and Nanoengineering to both technical audiences and to members of the general public through presentations of their work in Seminar courses and research symposium.