Electrical Engineering 2011-2012

Phillip M. Drayer Department of Electrical Engineering

Location: 2006 Cherry Building, Phone: 409.880.8746

Chair: Harley Myler

Undergraduate Degree Coordinators: Wendell Bean, 409.880.8752, Cherry 2205

Graduate Degree Coordinator: Ruhai Wang, 409.880.1829, Cherry 2207

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. 

Program 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 educational 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.

Students entering the electrical engineering program must have a high school course in procedural and/or object-oriented programming. If not, they must take ELEN 1301 or COSC 1336 and COSC 1337 prior to admission to advanced status.

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

Electrical Engineering Degree Plans

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) -124 hrs

Bachelor of Science – Electrical Engineering

First Year Second Year
Fall Semester Fall Semester
ELEN 1100 Introduction to Electrical Engineering MATH 2415 Calculus & Analytic Geometry III
ENGL 1301 English Composition I MATH 2318 Linear Algebra
MATH 2413 Calculus & Analytic Geometry I PHYS 2426 Physics II
CHEM 1411 Chemistry I MATH 3370 Intro to Theory of Statistical Inference
PHIL 1370 Philosophy of Knowledge Social Science Elective SS
PEGA Physical Education
Spring Semester Spring Semester
Communications / Modern LanguageCO MATH 3301 Ordinary Differential Equations
ENGL 1302 English Composition II PHYS 3350 Modern Physics
MATH 2414 Calculus & Analytic Geometry II ELEN 2411 Circuits I (w/lab)
PHYS 2425 Physics I History ElectiveHI
Third Year Fourth Year
Fall Semester Fall Semester
ELEN 3312 Circuits II ELEN 4101 Seminar I
ELEN 3421 Electronics I (w/lab) ELEN 4206 Senior Projects Design I
ELEN 3371 Electromagnetics ELEN 4486 Microcomputer I (w/lab)
ELEN 3431 Digital Logic Design (w/lab) ELEN 4351 Control Engineering
English Literature Elective ELEN Elective EE
POLS 2301 American Government I
Spring Semester Spring Semester
ELEN 3313 Signals & Systems ELEN 4102 Seminar II
ELEN 3322 Electronics II ELEN 4207 Senior Projects Design II
ELEN 3381 Electrical Analysis ELEN 4387 Microcomputers II
ELEN 3441 Fund of Power Engineering ELEN Elective EE
History Elective HI Fine Arts ElectiveFA
POLS 2302 American Government II
Notes: EE --Math and Science courses may be substituted if approved by the department chair. CO --Communication Electives are: COMM 1315, 1360, 2335, 2373, 3310, or 3340; or

Introductory Modern Language Course including CMDS 2305. FA --Fine arts electives are: ARTS 1301, DANC 2304, HUMA 1315, MUSI 1306, THEA 1310. HI --Two semesters of US or Texas history from HIST 1301, 1302, 2372, 2374, 1362, 2377, 2301.

SS – Social Science electives are: ECON 1301, PSYC 2301, ANTH 2346, or 2351, SOCI 1301, (both ECON 2301 & ECON 2302), or INEN 2373. Students are encouraged to take INEN 2373.