Electrical Engineering

Phillip M. Drayer Department of Electrical Engineering

Location: 2006 Cherry Building, Phone: (409) 880-8746

Chair: Harley Myler

Undergraduate Degree Coordinator: Wendell Bean, (409) 880-8752, Cherry 2207

Graduate Degree Coordinator: Ruhai Wang, (409) 880-1829, Cherry 2205

The Bachelor of Science – Electrical Engineering (BSEE) program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

The undergraduate program in electrical engineering at Lamar University enjoys a long history of academic excellence. The program prepares graduates for a wide range of opportunities by providing a curriculum strongly based in mathematics and physics and the latest state-of-the-art material in electrical engineering, including photonics, image and signal processing, instrumentation, and computer and network systems design. The interested student has ready access to faculty and lab facilities for research.


The Department of Electrical Engineering supports the mission of the College of Engineering and of Lamar University through teaching, research, and service designed to provide the very best undergraduate electrical engineering education possible. It is our goal to provide our students with a strong theoretical foundation, practical engineering skills, experience in interpersonal communication and teamwork, and a daily emphasis on ethics, professional conduct, and critical thinking. We prepare our graduates for successful engagement in commercial and industrial enterprise, research and development, and graduate study. We emphasize and support the training necessary for practice as professional engineers.

Educational Objectives of the Electrical Engineering Program

The educational objectives of the Lamar University Electrical Engineering program are that we expect our graduates a few years after graduation to attain:

  • Successful and productive engineering careers, with emphasis on technical competency and with attention to teamwork and effective communication.
  • Successful pursuit of graduate studies and life-long learning in electrical engineering and related fields.
  • A state of professionalism with development of professional ethics, professional licensing, and active participation in the affairs of the profession.

Student Outcomes of the Electrical Engineering Program

The educational outcomes that our students can expect to derive from the electrical engineering program are the following:

a) An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.

b) An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.

c) An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.

d) An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.

e) An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.

f) An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.

g) An ability to communicate effectively.

h) The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.

i) A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning.

j) A knowledge of contemporary issues.

k) And ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

ELEN 1301 Intro to Computers and Programming is needed before taking ELEN 2411 Circuits. (An equivalent high school programming course may be accepted)

The Department of Electrical Engineering will permit transfer of up to 66 semester hours of appropriate courses from a junior college or a community college. If the necessary pre-engineering requirements are satisfied, transfer students may finish their degree in four or five semesters.

Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) -120 hrs

Bachelor of Science – Electrical Engineering

First Year Second Year
Fall Semester Fall Semester
ELEN 1100 Introduction to Electrical Engineering MATH 3435 Calculus & Analytic Geometry III
ENGL 1301 English Composition I MATH 3328 Linear Algebra
MATH 2413 Calculus & Analytic Geometry I PHYS 2426 Heat, Electricity & Magnetism

CHEM 1311 Chemistry I

CHEM 1111 Chemistry I Lab

MATH 3370 Intro to Theory of Statistical Inference
PHIL 1370 Philosophy of KnowledgePH Social Science ElectiveSS
Spring Semester Spring Semester
Foreign Lang./Comm. ElectiveCO MATH 3301 Ordinary Differential Equations
History ElectiveHI PHYS 3350 Modern Physics
MATH 2414 Calculus & Analytic Geometry II ELEN 2411 Circuits I
PHYS 2425 Mechanics & Heat ELEN 3431 Digital Logic Design
Third Year Fourth Year
Fall Semester Fall Semester
ELEN 3312 Circuits II ELEN 4200 Electrical Engineering Seminar
ELEN 3421 Electronics I ELEN 4206 Senior Projects Design I
ELEN 3371 Electromagnetics ELEN 4351 Control Engineering
ELEN 4486 Microcomputers I ELEN ElectiveEE
ELEN ElectiveEE
POLS 2301 American Government I
Spring Semester Spring Semester
ELEN 3313 Signals & Systems ELEN 4207 Senior Projects Design II
ELEN 3322 Electronics II ELEN ElectiveEE
ELEN 3381 Electrical Analysis History ElectiveHI
ELEN 3441 Fund of Power Engineering POLS 2302 American Government II
ELEN 4387 Microcomputers II Fine Arts ElectiveFA

Notes: All STEM courses require a grade of 'C' or better to satisfy degree plan/prerequisite requirements

(PH) or PHIL 2306 Ethics

(EE) Non-EE courses may be substituted if approved by the Department Chair

(CO) Communication electives are: COMM 1315, 1321, DSDE 1371, FREN 1311 or SPAN 1311

(FA) Fine Arts electives are: ARTS 1307, Danc 2304, MUSI 1306, COMM 1375 or PHIL 1330

(HI) Two semesters of US or Texas history from HIST 1301, 1302 or 2301

(SS) Social Science electives are: ECON 1301, PSYC 2301, SOCI 1301, ECON 2301, ECON 2302 or INEN 2373

(PR) ELEN 1301 - Intro to Computers & Programming is needed before taking ELEN 2411 Circuits I (An equivalent high school programming course may be accepted).