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Computer Science, B.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Graduates of the Computer Science program offered by South Dakota School of Mines & Technology are expected to be capable in all phases of software development including design, development, and testing. Graduates should also have a firm understanding of hardware technologies. These capabilities require the graduate to possess good communication skills, both oral and written, and the ability to work effectively as a team member. 

Graduates must be able to read and comprehend the literature of the discipline and be sufficiently well-versed in general theory to allow growth within the discipline as it advances. Most of the graduates will pursue careers as software engineers within the computer industry. Some may choose careers as entrepreneurs and others will pursue advanced degrees and careers in research.

Student Jobs and Co-ops

Through cooperative education (co-ops) and internships, School of Mines students have many opportunities to apply their education to "real world" work experiences. Students are employed by industry and government agencies in positions related to Mathematics and Computer Science. Students may gain 1-3 hours of academic credit for their co-op or internship experience upon department approval. 

Accreditation

The computer science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    No deadline for admission. However, all international applicants should submit their documents at least three months prior to the start of the semester.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Technical Communications
  • Database Management Systems 
  • Linear Algebra
  • Computer Organization and Architecture
  • Analysis of Algorithms

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    68

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  • Minimum required score:

    520

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Completed online application and the State of South Dakota application fee of $20.00. 
  • Academic credentials (translated into English). 
  • SAT or ACT scores - Math sub-scores should be a minimum of 590 on the SAT or 25 on the ACT.
  • Evaluation of academic credentials
  • Financial information documenting ability to pay. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15080 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15080 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    10770 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10770 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Rapid City

  • 860 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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