Get the degrees and skills employers want.


Get the degrees and skills employers want.



Undergraduate Admissions

At Mines we don't have large lectures led by graduate students, just hands-on education and real world experience. Students interned with 240 employers in 39 states last year alone.


Graduate Admissions

Gain access to renowned faculty, high-tech facilities, challenging projects, and the resources you need to advance your career and research what matters - here and around the globe.


Why Mines?

What's better than a degree? Graduating with an average starting salary topping $63,000 — one reason the Wall Street Journal named us #1 return on investment nationwide.


Alumni Pledges $1.1 Million in Athletic Scholarships to SD Mines

The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology has received a $1 million donation over a six-year period for Hardrocker men’s basketball, women’s basketball and men’s and women’s cross country athletic scholarships.

Killing Anthrax: Mines researchers pioneer new way to neutralize biological weapons

Groven is a research scientist and assistant professor in the chemical and biological engineering department at Mines. She and her team are part way through a five-year half-million-dollar grant from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. The research has led to new materials and methods for combating bioterrorism.

SD Mines Apex Gallery Exhibit “Introspection: The Birds and the Bees” Now Open

The Apex Gallery at SD Mines is featuring an exhibit titled “Introspection: The Birds and the Bees,” from now-Sept. 22 with a closing reception and gallery talk from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 22.

Summer 2017 Hardrock Magazine

The Summer 2017 Hardrock is Now Online. Check all the cool science and engineering undertaken by Mines alumni, faculty, and students featured in this edition!

SD Mines Ranks Among Top in State, Nation for Value

Three organizations have recently ranked the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology among the best schools in the state and nation. 

Affordable Colleges ranks SD Mines’ online Engineering Master’s programs sixth in the United States. In its 2017 College Salary Report PayScale ranked SD Mines as number one in South Dakota based on the median mid-career salary of graduates. The organization College Choice has also ranked SD Mines among its list of Best Colleges in South Dakota

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Black Hills Brawl

Black Hills Brawl

Come root for the Hardrocker Football team as they take on BHSU in the 132nd Black Hills Brawl in Spearfish.
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Go To Mines 2017

Go To Mines Oct. 21

The best way to learn if Mines is for you is to attend a "Go To Mines" Open House. Tour campus, meet faculty and students, and see what your future might hold! Our next GTM events happen October 21.  
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Internship Great Value

It Starts At Mines

Intern at NASA, Pepsi, Michelin, Garmin, or Ford in the US or abroad. Our students do. Find out where a SD Mines education can take you. 
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Picture Yourself Here

Take an interactive walking tour of campus with 360-degree panoramic views.
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