Electrical Engineering

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Electrical engineers (EEs) 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, EEs 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.

The Phillip M. Drayer Department of Electrical Engineering now offers two certificate programs for undergraduate (Instrumentation & Control) and graduate students (Power & Energy).

Career Paths for Electrical Engineers:

Areas they work in:

  • Automatic Controls
  • Bioelectronics
  • Digital Systems
  • Electromagnetics
  • Analog electronics
  • Power and Energy Systems
  • Communications and Signal Processing
Companies our electrical engineering grads work for:
American Electric Power
Texas Instruments
and many more...

Department Spotlight

Best Degree Programs has ranked BSEE at Lamar University as # 7 out of the "30 best bachelor’s in engineering online degree programs" https://www.bestdegreeprograms.org/top-schools/online-bachelors-in-engineering/.

Dr. Cagatay Tokgoz has been appointed as a fellow in 2022 Air Force Research Lab Summer Faculty Fellowship Program at AFRL-Sensors.

Dr. Reza Barzegaran was elected as the new Chair of the IEEE Beaumont Section. We congratulate Dr. Barzegaran!

Lamar Engineering ranks #3 in 2021 for return on investment as ranked by Payscale.com.  LU is consistently ranked high in this survey due to low cost and high career achievement of our graduates (10/5/2021).  

Dr. Sayil, Dr. Tcheslavski, Dr. Yoo have received funding from the NSF IUSE program for a 3-year term on improving the quality of electrical engineering online laboratories. The project, titled “Promoting Engaged and Active Learning Through Collaborative Online Lab Experiences,” will implement various learning strategies in five electrical engineering courses in order to improve the quality of electrical engineering online labs. More details are available.  

Dr. Hassan Zargarzadeh, assistant professor in electrical engineering, has been awarded to enable LU’s Robotics and Intelligent Control Systems Lab to pioneer research in artificial intelligence. Black and Decker’s CRC-Evans Oil and Gas has awarded $97,949 for Zargaarzadeh’s grant proposal titled, “Performance improvement of the CRCE's artificial intelligent engine for detection and classification of weld defects and characteristics in radiographic images.” More details are available.

Dr. Sayil has published a book titled “Contactless Measurement and Testing Techniques” by Springer (2018).  This book provides a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art contactless probing and diagnostic measurement methods for VLSI after highlighting VLSI test challenges.

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. Read more.

The LU Electrical Engineering bachelor's degree program was recently reaccredited by ABET. 

LU Electrical Engineering Experience

Take the first step!

The first step toward your future in electrical engineering begins right now.  

  • Learn more about the programs
  • Arrange a campus visit
  • Connect with a current student
  • Explore scholarship possibilities and more

Contact Haley Strahan, Director of Outreach and Student Services
  hmeek@lamar.edu•  (409) 880-8714