Mines Mechanical Engineering Department Ranked in Top 10 Nationwide

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The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology department of Mechanical Engineering has been ranked sixth in the nation by Schools.com.

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“We are extremely proud that our department of mechanical engineering has been named sixth in the nation” said department head Pierre Larochelle, Ph.D. “Our faculty and staff work diligently to ensure that our students receive the very best education."

The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Department of Mechanical Engineering has been ranked sixth in the nation by Schools.com.

Schools.com bases its rankings on data from the United States Department of Education. Utilizing a 13-point rating system, Schools.com ranks more than 1,600 U.S. schools based on affordability, flexibility and other quantitative factors, including graduation rates, student-to-faculty ratio and size of the program.

SD Mines offers undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering, as well as six online programs. Currently, the three mechanical engineering programs have more than 600 students enrolled.

“We are extremely proud that our department of mechanical engineering has been named sixth in the nation,” said department head Pierre Larochelle, Ph.D. “Our faculty and staff work diligently to ensure that our students receive the very best education. We are proud to be educating the next generation of mechanical engineers.”

The mechanical engineering department at SD Mines is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2018. The program began in 1943, graduating its first two mechanical engineers four years later. More than 3,300 mechanical engineers have graduated from the SD Mines Mechanical Engineering Department since 1947.

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