2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Sep 25, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

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Operations Management (B.S.)



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Program Coordinator/Contact

Teresa Hall, Department Head
Department of Construction and Operations Management
Solberg Hall 116
605-688-6417

Program Information

The Operations Management (OM) program has been designed to prepare students to manage operations and resources including people, equipment, facilities, finances, and processes. The OM program is an applied management program tailored to entry-level positions of responsibility in manufacturing, technical services companies, suppliers to manufacturers, and/or industrial sales.

There are two emphases for the OM program. The Manufacturing emphasis includes Lean, quality management systems, process development, workplace safety, supply chain management, and industrial controls. Students may elect to pursue an additional professional certification at graduation. The Electronics emphasis prepares students to work as supervisors or project team leaders in industries that manufacture, service, or develop electronic devices or distributed systems. Courses include circuits, digital & analog devices, networks, microcontrollers, PCBs, industrial controls, and PLCs.

Program Educational Outcomes

SDSU Operations Management graduates will become professionals who:

  1. Achieve positions of increasing responsibility or leadership with employers, professional organizations, or civic organizations as an indicator of professional competence, demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, and successfully function in team environments (Professional Responsibility and Teamwork);
  2. Apply management, mathematics and science principles, and appropriate technology to the solution of current and future problems in the field of operations management, and (Problem Solving); and,
  3. Complete licensure, certification, short courses, workshops, or advanced degrees in technical, professional, or management subject areas to enhance their abilities in operations management practice and the global business environment (Professional Growth).

Student Learning Outcomes

OM graduates have:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and applied sciences.
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments as well as analyze and interpret data.
  3. an ability to formulate or design a system, process, or program to meet desired needs.
  4. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  5. an ability to identify and solve applied science problems.
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. an ability to communicate effectively.
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of solutions in a global and societal context.
  9. a recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern scientific and technical tools necessary for professional practice.

Course Delivery Format

The program provides coursework on the Brookings campus in classroom, laboratory, and field based settings. The OM program has a dedicated computer and simulation lab for process analysis, CAD applications, and project development, and shares fabrication space in the AME Production Lab.

Requirements for Operations Management Major: 120 Credits


Bachelor of Science in Operations Management

System General Education Requirements


Total Required Credits: 120


Internship Program


Students are required to complete an industry—based internship prior to graduation via the course OM 494. The Program Coordinator and Faculty Advisor must approve a formal work plan before registering for internship credits. Further information can be found in the department.

Summary of Program Requirements


Bachelor of Science

System General Education Requirements 32 Credit Hours
Major Requirements 65 Credit Hours
Supporting Coursework 23 Credit Hours
Electives** 0 Credit Hours

**Taken as needed to complete any additional degree requirements.

Academic Advising Guide Sheet


The goal of the academic advising guide sheets and sample plans of study is to promote undergraduate student success by guiding all students to timely completion of an undergraduate degree. Students are not limited to the course sequence provided for their academic program. Instead, the sample plan of study is one possible path to completing your degree and is meant to be used as a guide for planning purposes in consultation with an academic advisor. The plans also help students prepare for meetings with their academic advisor and track their progress in their selected academic program.

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