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Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management BS

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
4 years
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Rapid City

About this program

Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management BS

Industrial engineering and engineering management is concerned with the design, improvement, installation, and management of integrated systems of people, material, and equipment. Graduates of the program employ a set of skills that includes mathematical modeling, probability and statistics, computer science, human factors, interpersonal skills, project management, and an ability to manage and administer large technical engineering and research projects. Thus, industrial engineering and engineering management may be thought of as applied problem-solving, from inception to implementation and management.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate Course Requirements

The School of Mines will carefully review and consider for acceptance applicants who meet the general education requirements and the following criteria:

  • Achieve a high school GPA of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
  • Complete high school coursework requirements as listed below
  • Proof of College Algebra-readiness by one of the following methods:
    • ACT or SAT math sub-score of at least 20/520
    • Completion of a college math course (Intermediate Algebra or higher)
    • Qualifying score on the Accuplacer exam
  • OR are South Dakota Regents’ Scholars

*Applications from students with deficiencies are reviewed on an individual basis.

All applicants not meeting the admission requirements listed above will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee. The committee considers high school curriculum (special consideration is given to math and science coursework), grades, and test scores.

Undergraduate International Student Admissions

To be considered for undergraduate admission, international applicants must meet the following criteria.

  • Applicants should have a minimum GPA of 2.75 at both the secondary (high school) and post-secondary (college) education levels.
  • Applicants must be proficient in English.

Transfer students within the US may not be required to provide this score.

  • Applicants must provide an acceptable SAT or ACT score. Math sub-scores should be a minimum of 590 on the SAT or 25 on the ACT.
    • Transfer students may not be required to provide this score.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Freshman Year

First Semester

  • Calculus I
  • General Chemistry I
  • General Psychology
  • Composition I
  • General Chemistry I Lab
  • Engineering Graphics and Computer Modeling

Second Semester

  • Calculus II
  • University Physics I
  • Introduction to Quality Methods and Teaming
  • General Education Goal 3 or 4 Elective(s)

Sophomore Year

First Semester

  • Engineering Fundamentals Elective
  • Communication in the STEM Workplace
  • Calculus III
  • Introduction to Probability and Statistics
  • University Physics II
  • University Physics II Laboratory

Second Semester

  • Explorations in STEM Communications
  • Differential Equations
  • Cost Estimating for Engineers
  • Probability Theory and Statistics II
  • General Education Goal 3 or 4 Elective(s)
  • Engineering Fundamentals Elective

Junior Year

First Semester

  • Work Methods and Measurements/Lab
  • Engineering Economics
  • Statistical Quality and Process Control
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Marketing Technology Innovations
  • Stochastic Models
  • Professional Breadth Elective

Second Semester

  • Financing Technology Innovations
  • Simulation
  • Optimization Techniques
  • Ergonomics/Human Factors Engineering/Lab
  • Engineering Fundamentals Elective
  • Professional Breadth Elective

Senior Year

First Semester

  • Production and Operation Management
  • Safety Engineering
  • Facilities Planning
  • Senior Design Project I
  • Professional Breadth Elective

Second Semester

  • Engineering Management
  • Senior Design Project II
  • Computer-Controlled Manufacturing Systems and Robotics
  • Upper Division Humanities or Social Sciences Elective(s)
  • Department Elective

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the ;university website for more information.


Total Estimated Direct Cost — 2021-2022 — Undergraduate

  • Tuition and Fees SD Residents & Child of Alumni - $12,110
  • Tuition and Fees SD Advantage & MN Reciprocity - $12,110
  • Tuition and Fees WUE - $16,010
  • Tuition and Fees Non-SD Resident - $16,530


The objectives of the industrial engineering and engineering management program are to produce graduates who:

  • Contribute to the success of companies through effective problem solving
  • Design, develop, implement, and improve integrated systems that include people, materials, information, equipment, and environments
  • Effectively manage business operations and project management teams
  • Continue to develop holistically, including the personal and professional skills necessary to adapt to our changing societal, technological, and global environments
  • Graduates of the industrial engineering and engineering management program are expected to meet the challenges for contemporary professional practice; be able to adapt and solve the increasingly complex problems faced by industry; embrace innovation through intellectual diversity and creative problem solving; and continue to develop holistically as a learner to become leaders of tomorrow

Career paths

With a degree in industrial engineering from Mines, you will have everything it takes to pursue a career in fields such as:

  • manufacturing, operations, logistics
  • facilities design
  • materials handling
  • plant manager, quality control
  • statistician
  • systems or process engineer
  • healthcare
  • research or global sourcing analyst
  • ergonomics, workplace safety
  • hazard recognition and control, emergency response

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South Dakota School of Mines & Technology

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology was founded in 1885 to provide instruction in the region’s primary industry, which was mining. And now it includes so much more. Over the years, South Dakota Mines evolved into a leading science...

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Why study at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology

Life at South Dakota Mines is more than books, homework, and tests. It’s robot races on the Quad, blacksmithing on Friday afternoons, late-night hangouts with friends in the dorm, and cheering for your favorite Hardrocker sports team. It’s finding “your” people – friends who geek out at the same stuff you do, whether that’s esports, robotics, fossils, or chemistry experiments. You’ll work alongside “your” people in classrooms and on student teams and organizations. At South Dakota Mines, it’s more about collaboration than competition, and you’ll never be alone in your passions and interests.

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South Dakota School of Mines & Technology

501 E Saint Joseph Street
57701 Rapid City South Dakota
United States of America

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