Courses 

Courses are offered at both the SDSM&T and USD campuses, and students may elect either campus as their campus of residence. Courses offered at the School of Mines are relayed to students at USD by video, and vice versa.

Required Courses 
 

  • BME 790 Biomedical Engineering Seminar Credits: 3
  • BME 798 Master's Thesis Credits: 6
  • BME Electives Credits: 9

Total: 33


Note(s):

Elective courses in the area of the student's intended research are to be selected in consultation with the student's advisory committee.


M.S. Curriculum Requirements, Non-Thesis Option
 

  • BME 790 Biomedical Engineering Seminar Credits: 3
  • BME 788 Non-Thesis Project Credits: 3
  • BME Electives Credits: 12

Total: 33


Note(s):

Elective courses in the area of the student's intended research are to be selected in consultation with the student's advisor committee.


Ph.D. Curriculum Requirements
 

  • BME 790 Biomedical Engineering Seminar Credits: 6
  • BME Dissertation Credits: 30
  • *BME Electives Credits: 12
  • **Addictional Electives Credits: 21

Total: 84


Note(s):

Elective courses in the area of the student's intended research are to be selected in consultation with the student's advisory committee.

*A list of possible BME electives can be found in the course description section of this catalog.

**Each Ph.D. program of study is individually designed to meet the goals fo the student. Courses from a variety of areas, including materials and metallurgical engineering, mechanical engineering, chemistry, electrical and computer engineering, and mathematics and computer science, may be used to fulfill the elective requirements in a manner intended to complement the student's research.

Each student is also required to pass a comprehensive examination and defend the dissertation. There is no language requirement for the BME Ph.D. program. Detailed information on examination policies, admission to candidacy, and defense of dissertation may be found in the Graduate Education section of this catalog.