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Construction and Operations Management


The Construction and Operations Management (COM) department is one of five academic units in the Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering at South Dakota State University. Housed in history Solberg Hall, the COM department if home to degree programs in applied management, engineering technology and the general engineering non-degree sequence.

The department offers six undergraduate degrees: Concrete Industry Management, Construction Management, Construction Technology, Electronics Engineering Technology, Engineering Technology, and Operations Management. Minors in Engineering Management, Construction, Mechatronics Technology and Heavy Highway Construction are offered for majors in affiliated disciplines. We also offer a 12-credit certificate in Pre-Construction Planning.

At the graduate level, we offer a Master of Science in Operations Management (MSOM) via on-campus and hybrid delivery, an online Management Foundations 12-credit certificate, and the online Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) 30-credit professional degree program.

Our CM, OM and EET programs are fully accredited by ABET. 

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Director named to SDSU heavy highway construction program

America’s need for infrastructure upgrades and an existing shortage of engineers come just as South Dakota State University is putting more resources into its heavy highway construction program.

Director named for State’s new concrete industry management program

A 35-year veteran of the concrete industry has been tabbed to direct the new concrete industry management program at South Dakota State University.

Tim Hostettler, currently of Rapid City, will take the reins in early July.