Career Overview

Companies expect graduates to hit the ground running. We’ll give you an edge. With one of the few specialized degree programs in metallurgical engineering in the nation, job recruiters will be looking for you. Our graduates are highly sought after by mineral, steelmaking, biomedical, electronics, automotive, and aerospace companies.

Companies hiring recent graduates: Nucor, John Deere, Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold, Alcoa, Caterpillar, RPM & Associates, Applied Control Equipment, Gerdau, Goldcorp, Barrick Gold, US Steel, AK Steel

Average starting salary: $70,087 (2011-12)

Placement rate: 98% of 2011-12 SDSMT graduates are working in their career field or pursuing advanced degrees.

"As one of the few universities in the country offering a [MET] Bachelor's Degree, SDSM&T provides an advantage in building your career with companies worldwide."

Glenn Stensaker
Senior Product Metallurgist
BS Metallurgical Engineering, SDSM&T, 1995