During the COVID-19 pandemic, Lamar University College of Engineering has temporarily waived the requirement to take the GRE for admission consideration in the summer and fall 2020 semesters. Applications will be evaluated based on academic record. Lamar University has temporarily waived all application fees during this time. For more information, see our Covid-19 admissions page.


Lamar University College of Engineering will also offer courses online for students in the summer 2020 for students unable to travel to campus.


The College of Engineering encompasses five academic departments. Each department offers ABET-accredited undergraduate and graduate degree programs which focus on producing engineers who are ready to take on the current challenges in their chosen industry and our world. For more information about what each department has to offer, please visit the following pages:


Mechanical Engineering student's project chosen for development for the NASA Artemis Program.

Dr. Cagatay Tokgoz was awarded a patent to advance wireless sensing and monitoring technologies as well as wireless collection of data from aerospace systems on commercial and military aircraft and rotorcraft.

Sabine River Authority donates $100,000 to Southeast Texas flood mitigation study.

Dr. Qiang Xu was awarded the 2020 University Professor Award.
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Dr. Chun-wei Yao, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, published a study analyzing the corrosion-resistance of a superhydrophobic coating manufactured in their lab.

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Every year, the College of Engineering offers a number of endowed scholarships valued at more than $4 million to eligible students.

▶︎ Prospective Student Scholarships
    For first time college students

▶︎ Current Student Scholarships
    For current undergraduates

For priority consideration for Lamar University scholarships, apply no later than February 1.

Graduate Program

The College of Engineering welcomes all graduate student applicants. Qualified graduate students are offered out-of-state tuition waivers plus $1000/year general graduate scholarships. Highly qualified students are offered assistantships with tuition waivers. Please see the individual program pages for more information. 


College of Engineering at Lamar University ranks 20th as one of the best engineering schools in the country according to bestvalueschools.com 

Payscale.com ranks Lamar 5th of best engineering schools for return on investment and 2nd best for average alumni salaries.

Participating in a co-op program allows you to alternate semesters of college study with periods of paid on-the-job training related to your major.  

▶︎ Learn more about Co-op

Median Annual Wages

Chemical - $104,910
Civil - $86,640
Electrical - $99,070
Industrial - $87,040
Mechanical - $87,370
* Bureau of Labor Statistics