South Dakota School Of Mines And Technology

South Dakota School Of Mines And Technology

Mining Engineering


501 East Saint Joseph Street

Rapid City, SD 57701

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master's of Science

Format: Hybrid

Program Description:

Courses for the Mining Engineering Master of Science program have been developed to expand certain skills that the typical mining engineering graduate should possess. Specifically, the program targets business and management, rock mechanics, ground control, mine design, mining law, specific mining methods and problems, and mine project management. Mining Engineering students will choose one of three emphasis areas to direct their program of study. Required courses are determined by the emphasis area selected. Geomechanics This emphasis focuses on rock mechanics, slope stability, and tunneling. Students choosing this specialization will complete the following required courses:or Advanced Rock Mechanics Rock Slope Engineering Advanced Tunneling and Underground Excavation Mining Engineering Management Students choosing this emphasis will specialize on economics, finance, and business. Required courses are: Advanced Mineral Economics for Managers Resource Industry Mergers and Acquisitions Topics in Mineral Economics, Sustainability and Mine Regulation General Mining Engineering This emphasis will provide students will a strong background in all areas of Mining Engineering. Students will be required to complete the following courses: Rock Slope Engineering or Advanced Rock Mechanics Topics in Mineral Economics, Sustainability and Mine Regulation For more information on this degree, please see the catalog on the program website.


We are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) North Central Association.

International Student Requirements:

• Third party foreign transcript evaluation for all foreign institutions attended, including evidence of your bachelor’s degree if applicable. Effective August 15, 2012, SDSM&T requires a course-by-course evaluation report sent directly to us from the evaluating institution. We will only accept evaluation reports from Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE) or World Education Services (WES). If you use ECE, order a catalog match report. If you use WES, order a course by course report. • Evidence of English proficiency, with the exception of applicants from countries where English is the native language. Applicants who have a prior degree from a university in the U.S. may be considered for exemption. Note that Engineering Management will only consider applications meeting the upper level score criteria.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Specialized Institution—School of engineering and technology

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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