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Engineering Management MS

Management positions in engineering fields require a unique blend of technical skills with management and leadership abilities. Our Engineering Management MS degree at South Dakota Mines is a multi-disciplinary, applications-oriented degree drawing from fields of engineering, management and operations research. Diverse topics provide a broad view of engineering management, including economics and finance, safety and ergonomics, project management and risk assessment, and taking innovation from the workspace to the marketplace.

The Engineering Management Program is offered in a hybrid mode, meaning that it's offered to both on-campus students and distance students simultaneously. Participate as the class happens, over the web, or watch later when it's convenient for you.

Core Topics

A minimum of 3 semester hours of required coursework must be completed in each of four disciplines:

  • Business/Finance
  • Management
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Operations Management


Recommended Electives:

  • Business Strategy
  • Safety Management
  • Ergonomics for Managers
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Engineering Management
  • Innovation and Commercialization
  • Statistical Process Control
  • Stochastic Models in Operations Research
  • Forecasting for Business and Technology

Admission Requirements

All candidates for this degree must possess a bachelor‘s degree from a four-year accredited institution, in which satisfactory performance has been demonstrated. In addition to these requirements, the following minimum bachelor‘s level credits shall have been completed:

  1. Mathematics one year minimum, to include algebra and basic calculus.
  2. Three semester hours of probability and statistics. (Students may complete prerequisite requirements in probability and statistics through an Internet-based study option. Students desiring this option should contact the program coordinator.)

In addition, individual elective courses may have additional prerequisite requirements. A maximum of 12 semester hours of credit may be transferred into the candidate‘s program from another institution. This must be from a regionally accredited institution. Application materials will be evaluated by an admission committee composed of the program director and such other faculty as deemed appropriate for the review. Recommendations from this committee will be made to the Dean of Graduate Education.

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The Engineering Management MS requires 32 credits. Cost for the distance program is $610.80 per credit hour, or approximately $20,000 for your masters degree. Other than the one time application fee of $35, there are currently no other costs except for books. South Dakota residents are eligible for a discount to $442.05 per credit hour. ( 2016/17 Graduate Tuition and Fees, may change in future years )

Offered through the Department of Industrial Engineering.
For more information, contact Dr. Frank Matejcik, ENGM Program Coordinator, (605) 394-6066 or Frank.Matejcik@sdsmt.edu.

For admissions questions, contact the Office of Graduate Education: (605) 355-3468 or email Graduate.Admissions@sdsmt.edu.

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*South Dakota Mines online engineering programs are ranked #1 in the nation in 2015 by bestmastersprograms.org and #7 in the nation for 2016 in the Value Colleges ranking. Onlinemaster.com ranked the online Engineering Management master's program #18 in the nation for best value.

How to Apply

Contact the program coordinator of the program you are interested in, and then apply online.

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Current students enrolled in the Engineering Management MS program can find additional resources on the EM webpage at SD Mines Online.