Why should I choose Engineering at SDSU?
We could give you hundreds of reasons to choose engineering at SDSU. Let’s start with the top ten:
ONE: Degree customization
The Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering offers 8 undergraduate programs and 12 graduate programs to choose from. At State, there are over 75 minors and certificates available to help you customize your degree even further.
TWO: Rigor/Academic Excellence
Lohr College of Engineering graduates are recognized worldwide for their outstanding educational credentials, competitive spirit and high work ethic. The SDSU Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering was ranked as having the 2nd highest growth rate in the nation for engineering degrees awarded from 2005-2008, 23rd in the nation in engineering technology graduates, and 13th in the nation in the graduates to faculty ration all according to ASEE Prism Magazine.
THREE: Connections with Employers, Internships
SDSU is located in the heart of the I-29 corridor and South Dakota’s principal manufacturing and high tech industries. The faculty and programs of the College enjoy a close professional relationship with many of the local and regional employers of its graduates. Besides permanent employment in the region, there are many other opportunities for student including part-time technical work, student internships, and student research assistant positions.
FOUR: Undergraduate Research Opportunities
As the state’s premier research institution, you’ll find that the opportunities for undergraduate research are many. Check out these links for additional information about research opportunities:
- Student Research Opportunities: Past, Present, and Future
- Engineering Research
FIVE: Experience the World
As an SDSU student, you’ll have access to over 150 study abroad programs in 50 countries.
SIX: Student Organizations
With over 25 student organizations within the college, opportunities for service and experience abound.
SEVEN: Preparation for the Future
SDSU engineering graduates are employed in the areas of research, education, design, finance, field supervision, manufacturing, operations, sales, consulting and private practice, industry management and government service. Special employment opportunities also exist, from economic and industrial development of South Dakota to national and international employment opportunities. The average starting salary is around $38,000-55,000.
EIGHT: State-of-the-Art Facilities
The Lohr College of Engineering hosts some of the largest and most technologically advance educational resources in the region.
NINE: Life-long Connections
First-year students have an opportunity to participate in the Engineering Living Learning Community. Located in Mathews Hall, participants will live and learn with other students interested in engineering fields. You will have the opportunity to study with your classmates, grow as a professional, and develop friendships with students who share similar goals.
TEN: Go Jackrabbits!
Watch College of Engineering students talk about their experiences working at Daktronics, a local company that designs and manufactures electronic scoreboards and displays.