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Construction and Operations Management


The Construction and Operations Management (COM) department is one of six 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 mission of the Construction and Operations Management Department is to produce high quality program graduates through relevant and contemporary learning experiences and enhance the economic vitality of the region through applied research, technical assistance and service for our constituents.

Our departmental goals are:

  1. Achieve academic excellence via high quality programs, engaging our students, and providing innovative teaching and learning environments.
  2. Extend the reach and impact of the department in the community.
  3. Disseminate research, scholarship and expertise for the public good.
  4. Secure necessary resources to support our goals.

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

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Syed Ahmed, new head of the Department of Construction and Operations Management within Lohr College of Engineering at SDSU, reviews paperwork with Pamela Rice, the department’s program assistant. He succeeds Teresa Hall, who retired in April.

New engineering department head brings world of experience

Experience gained from teaching at four universities in two countries during the past quarter century makes the new head of the Department of Construction and Operations Management well-suited to tackle the challenges at South Dakota State University.

University Headquarters ranks SDSU's operations management program

University Headquarters ranked South Dakota State University No. 44 on its list of the top 75 most affordable operations management programs in the U.S. University Headquarters also listed SDSU as the best university for bachelor's and master's degrees in the state.