2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Sep 15, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering

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Student in the classroom

Lewis F. Brown, Dean
Richard A. Reid, Associate Dean
Crothers Engineering Hall 201, Box 2219
E-mail: lewis.brown@sdstate.edu
E-mail: richard.reid@sdstate.edu


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 regional emphasis; and to provide technical assistance to existing and emerging business, industry, and government.


Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering  
Civil and Environmental Engineering  
Construction and Operations Management  
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science  
Mathematics and Statistics  
Mechanical Engineering  

Degrees Offered

Associate of Science
Bachelor of Science
Master of Engineering*
Master of Science*
Doctor of Philosophy*
* Graduate degrees are offered in collaboration with the Graduate School. For details, see the Graduate Catalog.

Degree Requirements

Students selecting majors in the Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering must meet the General Education, College, and specific major requirements pertinent to the field and profession in order to earn a Bachelor of Science degree. The College recognizes the importance of the general education component of undergraduate education, and the need for this component to complement the technical content of an education in engineering, mathematics, science and technology. This connection is important for producing well-rounded graduates who will continue to meet the present and future needs of society. By choosing their electives to meet the requirements of the goals of the System General Education Requirements, and the goals of the Institutional General Education Requirements, students connect their general education component to their technical curriculum and thus strengthen their professional competence. For a complete listing of graduation requirements, refer to the description of specific majors in this catalog.


The programs in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

The Computer Science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

The Construction Management program is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE), http://www.acce-hq.org/.

Facilities & Services

The facilities of the Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering are excellent and include numerous hands-on instructional laboratories that are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment. The extensive laboratory learning experience reinforces the underlying theory taught in the lecture courses. The College also provides computer laboratory facilities and areas for students. In the spirit of the land-grant mission, the College also supports numerous professional outreach services in the region through the Engineering Extension program and the SD Local Transportation Assistance Program.

Student Support & Engagement Opportunities


The Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering supports many of its students with academic scholarships. Students apply for these scholarships in the winter and awards are made for the following academic year. Individual departments within the College also offer their own department-specific scholarships, which may have their own application and review process. Information on the extensive scholarship opportunities for students can be found on the web sites for both the College and the specific academic program of interest.

Academic Advising

Each student is assigned an academic advisor who provides valuable assistance with professional career and personal advice, course planning and scheduling. The advisor is familiar with the student’s field, as well as all curricular requirements for graduation. Students should meet with their advisor at least twice per semester for assistance with their progress and course planning. Students may request a change in their academic advisor by contacting their department office.

Internships & Career Opportunities

SDSU’s Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering is one of the region’s leading producers of computer scientists, engineers, mathematicians, statisticians and technologists. The college enjoys a close partnership with many local and regional employers. Of course, this offers students exceptional opportunities for employment both before and after graduation.


Many students choose an engineering career requiring professional licensure, and SDSU students score very well in the required examinations. Engineering majors typically score above the national average on the Fundamentals in Engineering examination required for becoming a registered Professional Engineer.


The Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering offers the Bachelor of Science degree in numerous high-demand fields, as well as a variety of minors to supplement a student’s major program of study.

Department of Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering



Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering



Department of Construction & Operations Management


Certificate Programs

Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science



Department of Mathematics & Statistics



Department of Mechanical Engineering



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