South Dakota Automotive Engineering

Automotive Engineering Schools in South Dakota
State Facts
Automotive Engineering Schools in South Dakota:
3
Undergraduate Programs:
3
Graduate Programs:
3
Schools With On-Campus Housing:
3
Average Classroom Size:
17 Students
Largest School:
South Dakota State University
(14,966 Students)

How would you like to start a career in the dynamic field of automotive engineering? South Dakota is home to three schools that offer this program, including two schools with Associate's degree programs. All three schools have Bachelor's degree programs, Master's degree programs, and PhD programs. The average cost of tuition in South Dakota is $6,100 per semester.

The two degree choices you have as a first-time student include an Associate's degree and a Bachelor's degree. A Bachelor's degree, which comprises 120 credits in engineering courses and general education classes, is the more popular choice. This four-year degree requires you to complete courses like Vehicle Diagnostics, Fuel Management Systems, and Materials for Automotive Applications. In addition to theory courses that educate you on the science and mathematics of engineering, you must take practical courses that give you hands-on experience with engineering materials and techniques.

If you already have a Bachelor's degree, you may be able to jump right into a Master's degree or PhD. Master's degrees require two additional years of schooling and PhDs take an average of seven years. Courses you may be required to take at this level include Advanced Combustion, Battery Systems & Control, and Power Electronics.

We understand how important tuition and financial aid are in your school decision, which is why we encourage you to evaluate each school's costs before making a choice. In South Dakota, tuition rates are lowest at South Dakota State University , where tuition is $139 per credit for residents and $208 per credit for non-residents. Tuition is highest at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology. Tuition is $8,240 per semester for residents and $11,170 per semester for non-residents.

There are many scholarships you can take advantage to offset your educational costs. The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology offers students a list of dozens of engineering scholarships.

If you want to become a Professional Engineer in South Dakota, you must get your license from the South Dakota Board of Technical Professions. The Board requires you to pass the Principles & Practice of Engineering exam and then apply for licensure. You may want to join a local group like the South Dakota Engineering Society to network with area professionals.

Automotive engineering salaries in South Dakota range from $51,000 to $95,800 per year, according to O*Net. The average salary is $66,600 per year.

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Automotive Engineering Schools in South Dakota
School Information
• Rapid City
, SD
• Public
College
• Urban Setting
Easy
Admissions
Campus Size
Tuition Price
Online Courses
Small
Student Body
Degree Levels
Programs Offered
22%
77%
Associate
Bachelor
Master
Doctorate
Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Automotive Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Environmental Engineering
Audio Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Petroleum Engineering
School Information
• Brookings
, SD
• Public
College
• Rural Setting
Easy
Admissions
Campus Size
Tuition Price
Online Courses
Large
Student Body
Degree Levels
Programs Offered
50%
49%
Associate
Bachelor
Master
Doctorate
Agricultural Engineering
Civil Engineering
Automotive Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Software Engineering
School Information
• Vermillion
, SD
• Public
College
• Suburban Setting
Difficult
Admissions
Campus Size
Tuition Price
Online Courses
Large
Student Body
Degree Levels
Programs Offered
62%
37%
Associate
Bachelor
Master
Doctorate
Biomedical Engineering
Automotive Engineering