Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering

Phillip M. Drayer Department of Electrical Engineering

Degree: Master of Engineering, Master of Engineering Science
Major: Electrical Engineering
Hours: 30

Master of Engineering, Master of Engineering Science - Electrical Engineering

Degree Description

The Lamar University Master of Engineering and Master of Engineering in Science Degrees in Electrical Engineering will deepen your knowledge about various aspects of electrical engineering beyond what you learned as an undergraduate. You will have the opportunity to participate in research and contribute something new to the field by conducting experiments and taking part in research publications.

Why Study Electrical Engineering at Lamar?

During the Master of Engineering Degree in Electrical Engineering at Lamar University, you may have an opportunity to become published prior to graduation. This is a non-thesis, 30-semester-hour program designed to suit the needs of the practicing engineer.
The Master of Engineering Science Degree in Electrical Engineering at Lamar University Phillip M. Drayer Department of Electrical Engineering maintains a sterling reputation for research and graduate program excellence. Many students become published prior to graduation. This is a thesis-option program that prepares you to independently develop solutions in your discipline. You'll select a thesis committee and a director who will guide you as you prepare to defend and present your research.
Both of these degree programs allow you to apply for the Power and Energy Certificate to deepen your knowledge in the subject and prepare for the needs of modern industry.

Career Paths

Electrical engineers work with technology to design a broad range of devices and systems. From electrical power grids that supply homes and industry with electricity to systems that deliver telephone, radio, television, network and space communications. Electrical engineers design the computers that affect almost all of our modern lifestyles. Often overlapping with computer engineering, a college degree in electrical engineering can open up the door to a technical career in almost any industry. Since technology is always changing and expanding, the need for electrical engineers is always growing.

Primary Careers

Systems engineer, software engineer, electrical designer, business technology analyst

Career Areas

  • Automatic controls
  • Bioelectronics
  • Digital systems
  • Electromagnetics
  • Analog electronics
  • Power and energy systems
  • Communications and signal processing

Median Salary


Types of Employers

  • Computer technology companies
  • Technology manufacturers
  • Power and energy plants
  • Chemical refineries
  • Construction companies
  • Aeronautics
Harley Myler, Ph.D., PE
Wm. B. and Mary G. Endowed Chair, Professor
Gleb Tcheslavski, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Interim Chair