Undergraduate Education

Electrical engineering is the study and application of electricity, electronics and electromagnetism. These concepts are applied in an extraordinary variety of ways in our culture.  For example, equipment as diverse as smart phones and communication systems to power generation systems and electric motors to medical devices and instrumentation are just a few of the possible applications of electrical engineering. 

The following Electrical Engineering BS Curriculum shows a four year or eight-semester course plan leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.  At South Dakota Mines, during their first two years, students take classes to fulfill the general education requirements set by the South Dakota Board of Regents in areas such as English/communication, social sciences, humanities, mathematics, and natural sciences.  In addition, they take introductory classes in electrical engineering, electrical circuits, and electronics and sensors with supporting classes in computer science and mathematics.  The junior year is largely devoted to core electrical engineering courses in electronics, electromagnetics, controls, signals, materials, and power engineering with a heavy emphasis on hands-on experiences.   During their senior year, EE students are given the opportunity to focus on specific interests or specialties within electrical engineering with electrical engineering emphasis electives as well as technical electives.  They also engage in a two-semester capstone design experience where the skills they have developed are applied.

    Department Head
    Contact Information

    Dr. Thomas Montoya
    Department Head and Professor
    Phone: 605-394-1219
    Office: EEP 310 (campus map)

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