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Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering

Our Vision: Premier Engineering College in the Nation, Recognized for Academic Excellence, Accessibility, Industrial Partnerships and Community Engagement

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Solving Tomorrow's Challenges Today


Dean’s Message:

Sanjeev Kumar, Dean

Welcome to “This Place” we proudly call the Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering, one of the premier colleges of engineering in the nation. This is the place where our students get top quality education, our faculty innovates through world-class research and scholarship, and our staff provide dedicated support to our faculty and students to ensure their success. This is the place where we have trained thousands of alumni who went on to become successful entrepreneurs; distinguished engineers, scientists, and mathematicians; and thoughtful citizens serving the communities they live in.

This is the place where you start a new chapter of your life, you realize your dreams, you build relationships forever, and you create life-long memories. This place is waiting for you to start your educational journey; ready to lend a helping hand as you sail through uncharted waters, which may be rough sometimes; and enjoy the Jack’s commitment and hospitality designed with only one goal in mind - your success. Bring your passion to learn and leave rest to us. Please visit us and allow us to show you what the Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering has to offer.

This is the place we call our home. We are the Engineering Jacks! I would like to have the opportunity to personally welcome you to “This Place.” GO JACKS!

Explore Our Majors and Careers

Real-life experiences and opportunities await you.

Are you ready for a rewarding career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM)? Whatever your interest, we will prepare you for the future through a rigorous, practical education focused on problem-solving in one of many STEM majors offered in our six departments in the Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering.

You can also enhance your degree with many options for real-life work experience right here in Brookings or nearby. Most of our students complete part-time work in their major before graduation at nearby engineering/manufacturing companies who are eager to hire our students and graduates.

We also offer opportunities for world-class research experience and graduate study for those who want to change the world through a career in research and development.

Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering News

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SDSU involved in $8 million STEM education investment in South Dakota

South Dakota State University will join a project, led by Black Hills State University, to create pathways for young learners to develop interest and confidence in science, technology, engineering and math through an $8 million investment from the National Science Foundation.

SDSU named nation’s top civil engineering student chapter for third straight year

For the third year in a row, the award for the best student chapter of civil engineering students went to South Dakota State University. The Robert Ridgway Student Chapter Award is presented by the American Society of Civil Engineers to the top chapter nationwide. On April 18, adviser Zach Gutzmer learned that the SDSU chapter was tops among 416 student chapters nationwide and 26 foreign countries. Before its 2022-2024 streak, SDSU also won the award in 1999 and 2004.

SDSU’s M.S. in data science ranked No. 4 in affordability, quality

The Master of Science in data science program at South Dakota State University received the No. 4 spot in a 2024 list by Tech Guide ranking quality and affordability of graduate degrees in data science.