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South Dakota State University - 2016

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Engineering Information

College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

Engineering programs have been a vital part of SDSU since 1881, and graduates of the Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering have extended the bounds of science and improved our way of life in many ways. The College has a rich history and long tradition of providing outstanding graduates who are well prepared for exciting careers in engineering, mathematics, science and technology. The six academic departments of the College offer a broad range of major and minor programs, each with its unique features that ensure the student of both depth and breadth in their field of study. The mission of the College is to provide a rigorous, practical education for our students oriented toward problem solving; to conduct world-class research with a region emphasis; and to provide technical assistance to existing and emerging business, industry and government.

Through numerous new building projects and renovation, the Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering now hosts some of the largest and most technologically advanced educational resources in the region. The new Daktronics Engineering Hall houses the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Departments and provides state-of-the-art laboratories and instructional space for those cutting edge programs. The new Architecture, Mathematics and Engineering building provides an additional 62,000 sq. ft. of space and the completely reconstructed Solberg Hall have placed SDSU at the forefront of education and research. Our new laboratories are among the largest and best equipped in the region. Our faculty combine their practical experience and theoretical knowledge from different disciplines and bring them into the classroom and our research programs. New and renovated lecture and laboratory facilities are equipped to provide a modern education and help students relate theoretical concepts to practical applications. Both undergraduate and graduate students work directly with faculty to develop engineering solutions to current and emerging problems facing our state, region and nation.