Courses and Curriculum

Courses

The Department of Mining Engineering and Management offers courses for undergraduate and graduate students. For a full listing of these courses, including course descriptions, hours, credits and prerequisites, please see the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology's Course Catalog.  If you need assistance with course selection, you should contact your academic advisor.  Admitted students may register for courses at WebAdvisor.

Curriculum

Curriculum Flowchart

Freshman Year
First Semester
CHEM 112 General Chemistry I 3 credits
CHEM 112L
General Chemistry I Lab 1 credit
MATH 123 Calculus I 4 credit
MEM 110L Intro to GEOE and Mining Eng. 1 credit
ENGL 101 Composition I 3 credits
PE Physical Education 1 credit
Hum. or Social Science Elective(s) 3 credits
Total 16 credits
Second Semester
MATH 125 Calculus II 4 credits
MEM 120 Intro to Mining 2 credits
PHYS 211 University Physics I 3 credits
Social Sciences Elective 3 credits
Hum Elective 3 credits
Total 15 credits
Sophomore Year
First Semester
MATH 205 Mining & Mgmt Math 2 credits
Phys 213 University Physics II 3 credit
EM 216 Engr Mechan (Stat & Dyno) 4 credits
MEM 201 Surveying for Mn Engr 2 credits
Engl 279 Tech Comm I 3 credits
Econ 201 or 202 Microecon or Macroecon 3 credit
Total 17 credits
Second Semester
MATH 321 Differential Equations 3 credits
GeoE 221 Geology for Engr. 3 credits
ENGL 289 Tech Comm II 3 credits
Met 220 Mineral Processing 3 credits
MEM 202 Mat'l Handling & Transport 2 credits
MEM 204 Surf Mining Meth 2 credits
MEM 203
Intro to Mine H&S
1 credit
Total 17 Credits
Junior Year
First Semester
MEM 301 Comp Apps in Mining 2 credits
MEM 303 Underground Mining Meth 2 credits
MEM 305 Intro to Explosives Engr. 3 credits
MEM 314 Mineral/Petrol 4 credits
EE 303 Basic Circuits 3 credits
MEM 376
Managerial Finance
3 credits
Total 17 credits
Second Semester
MEM 302 Mineral Econ. 3 credit
MEM 304 Rock Mechanics 3 credits
EM 331 Fluid Mechanics 3 credits
IENG 366 Engineering Management 3 credits
ATM 404 Atmos. Thermo of Mining 2 credits
MEM 307
Mineral Explor & Geostats
3 credits
Total 17 credits
Senior Year
First Semester
MEM 476
International Business 3 credits
MEM 401 Ventilation Engineering 4 credits
MEM 466 Mine Management 2 credits
MEM 464 Mine Design 4 credits
MEM Mine Technical Elective 3 credits
Total 16 credits
Second Semester
MEM Mine Technical Elective
3 credits
MEM
Mining or Engr Elec 3 credits
GeoE 322 Structural Geology 3 credits
MEM 405 Mine Reclamation 3 credits
MEM 446
Human Resource Mgmt
3 credits
Total 15 credits