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  Nov 24, 2017
 
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Mechanical Engineering (M.S.)


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Program Coordinator/Contact
Kurt Bassett, Department Head
Zhong Hu, Professor/Graduate Coordinator
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Crothers Engineering Hall 216, Box 2219
605-688-5426
E-mail: zhong.hu@sdstate.edu
www.sdstate.edu/mechanical-engineering/graduate-program

Program Information
The Mechanical Engineering Department offers courses for the degree Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Also, course offerings can be used in co-major or minor programs for students of other departments. The graduate program in mechanical engineering concentrates on advanced study, including design and research, in such areas as thermofluid science, solid mechanics and dynamics, and industrial and quality control engineering. Students are encouraged to broaden their education by participating in supporting programs in established departments such as mathematics, computer science and other fields of engineering.

Course Delivery Format
The program consists of lecture, laboratory, and experiential learning opportunities.

Available Options for Graduate Degrees


Master of Science Option A - Thesis 30 Credit Hours
  Option B - Research/Design Paper 32 Credit Hours
  Option C - Coursework Only 35 Credit Hours

Core Requirements


  • ME 7XX Courses with ME Prefix Credits: 6

Select from the following options


Option A - Thesis


Option B - Research/Design Paper


Option C - Coursework Only


  • Electives: 29

Total Required Credits: 30 (Option A), 32 (Option B), 35 (Option C)


Additional Admission Requirements


GRE: Not required
TOEFL: Department requirement of 525 paper based, 71 Internet-based
IELTS: 5.5

General Requirements


Graduate students should consult with their advisor before registering for graduate work.

For additional information refer to the Master's Degree Requirements .

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