Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Engineering programs have been a vital part of SDSU since 1881, and graduates of the College of Engineering programs have extended the bounds of science and improved our lives 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, science, and technology. 

As a part of the Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering, the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department offers 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.

Browse our website.  Learn how our programs can enrich your life and help you achieve your career goals.

2016 SDSU Electrical Engineering Camp

In 2015, young scholars at the first-ever SDSU electrical engineering camp spent almost as much time burning off energy as they did learning about energy.

The Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering's Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science declared that it was "NOT offering your ordinary electrical engineering camp," and the department delivered on that promise by also engaging the 19 participants in rock climbing, kayaking, horseback riding, archery and swimming.

Cory Mettler is the camp director.  If you have questions, contact him at cory.mettler@sdstate.edu.  

Here's what happened at last year's camp.

Faculty and Student Honors

Harold C. Hohbach Endowed Professorship – Dr. Qiquan Qiao, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, was selected as the next Harold C. Hohbach Endowed Professor in Electrical Engineering. The endowment was created in 2011 when Dr. David Galipeau was named. Each recipient holds the position for five years.

Dr. Qiao came to South Dakota State in 2007 after completing his postdoctoral work in chemistry at the University of Florida. His research has included work with solar power, inorganic solar cells, organic solar cells, organic electronics, energy storage and renewable energy systems. Dr. Qiao has earned numerous awards and was recognized at the 2014 Celebration of Faculty Excellence with the F.O. Butler Award for Excellence in Research at SDSU.

The investiture ceremony for the endowed professorship will be held Oct. 21.


2016 Engineering Expo Senior Design Competition


(2nd): Kirby Science Discovery Center Mars Rover Exhibit [EE+ME]; Andrew Clemen, Adam Halverson, Erik Howe, Laura Mokrzycki and Lucas Pereira.  Advisors:Jason Sternhagen and Todd Letcher

(3rd): Salivette Timestamping Unit [EE]; Kirstie Kurtenbach and Lucas Morrow.  Advisors:  Songxin Tan & Hyeun Joong Yoon

Resume Checking Available

Dr. Hietpas is offering his service to all South Dakota State University EE and CS majors to review your resumes. Please email the resume as a Word (.doc) document to steven.hietpas@sdstate.edu.

Name the document in this manner: Last Name-(Student ID Number)-Resume. Include this same name in the Subject line of the email. Dr. Hietpas will try for a 48-hour or less turnaround time.

View the ABET Enrollment and Graduation Data for the Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering