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  Nov 21, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Department of Construction & Operations Management


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Teresa Hall, Department Head
Byron Garry, Academic Program Coordinator
Department of Construction and Operations Management
Solberg Hall 116
605-688-6417
E-mail: teresa.hall@sdstate.edu
E-mail: byron.garry@sdstate.edu
www.sdstate.edu/construction-and-operations-management

Faculty

Professors:
Teresa Hall, Huitian Lu

Associate Professor:
Byron Garry

Assistant Professors:
Yilei Huang, Ekaterina Koromyslova

Senior Lecturer:
Carrie Steinlicht

Lecturers:
Norma Nusz, Albena Yordanova

Instructors:
Janet Merriman, Robert Miller, Jason Prout, Paul Weist

Emeritus:
Jerry Sorensen

Overview

The Department of Construction and Operations Management offers theoretical and applications-based programs to prepare graduates for technical management careers. The department’s mission is to provide high quality, relevant, and contemporary learning experiences for students; to enhance the economic vitality of the region through outreach, research and service initiatives for industrial constituents; and to promote the department’s disciplines through these outreach ventures and scholarly activity.

In addition to the academic programs detailed below, department also delivers the non-degree General Engineering (GE) program for the College of Engineering. The General Engineering program provides first year advising for students who are undecided in their choice of a specific engineering or industry sector applied management or technology major.

Programs

Majors

Minors

Certificates

Graduate Programs*

  • Operations Management (M.S.)
  • Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)
  • Management Foundations Certificate
  • Systems Management Certificate

* Graduate degrees are offered in collaboration with the Graduate School. For details, see the Graduate Catalog.

Facilities and Services

The department is located in historic Solberg Hall, where Stephen Briggs built his prototype for what would become the Briggs & Stratton engine. Solberg Hall was constructed in 1901 and has been fully renovated with new classrooms, active learning labs, and faculty offices. Our new production lab is located in the adjacent Architecture, Mathematics and Engineering building which opened in fall 2015. The department shares the production lab with the Mechanical Engineering and Architecture programs which provide cross-disciplinary fabrication project opportunities.

Student Support and Engagement Opportunities

The department supports two professional honor society chapters to provide recognition for outstanding student leaders. The SDSU chapter of Sigma Lambda Chi is the international honor society for students in construction management. Undergraduate and graduate students in the department are also eligible for nomination to Epsilon Mu Eta, the national honor society for engineering management. Students are also encouraged to participate in the affiliated student organizations which include the Society of Electronics Engineering Technology (SEET) and the Construction Management Club.  The CM club includes student chapters of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

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