48 months
376 USD/credit 12220 USD/year
376 USD/credit 12220 USD/year
259 USD/credit 8417 USD/year
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Graduating from the Mechanical Engineering course at South Dakota State University will help students achieve positions of increasing responsibility or leadership with employers, professional organizations, or civic organizations in recognition of professional competence and the ability to function in team environments.

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As the broadest field of engineering, mechanical engineering plays an important role in nearly every industry, from aerospace and automotive, to energy and manufacturing, to robotics and biotechnology. Mechanical engineers design devices and systems to efficiently employ the materials and forces of nature for the benefit of society.

 Mechanical Engineering is an applied science profession based on mathematics, physics and chemistry. 

This Mechanical Engineering course at South Dakota State University  will be a good fit if you:

  • Are naturally curious about how things work
  • Enjoy math and science
  • Like to tinker and build things
  • Are a creative problem solver
  • Want broad career opportunities

Career Opportunities

  • Mechanical engineer
  • Design engineer
  • Test engineer
  • Manufacturing engineer
  • Product engineer


The Mechanical Engineering Bachelor of Science program at SDSU is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Production and Fabrication Processes and Lab 
  • Mechanical Engineering Design Technologies and Lab 
  • Engineering Design Methods and Lab 
  • Engineering Materials 
  • Thermodynamics 
  • Fundamentals of Machine Design 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


130 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application Note: New and transferring international (F-1 visa) undergraduate students should be at least 17 years of age by the time they begin their studies at SDSU.
  • Grade Point Average (GPA)

New undergraduate students should have the equivalent of a 2.6 GPA on a 4.0 scale in the US

Transfer students who have completed 30 or more credits at another US college or university should have a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.   

  • Academic Records
  • English Language Proficiency
  • All new undergraduate students (not transfer students) are required to provide proof of their English language proficiency. Scores must be submitted within two years of taking the test. Students from certain countries and based on their educational background may not have to submit scores.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12220 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 376 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    12220 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 376 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • In-State

    8417 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 259 USD per credit during 48 months.

Living costs for Brookings

1085 - 1888 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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