Welcome to the fascinating world of Electrical Engineering. The world of analog and digital electronic devices and circuits, communication systems, control and instrumentation, power and energy, signal processing, photonics and optics, electromagnetics, and computer engineering. Therefore, the bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering is your gate to a vast variety of technical careers. The Department offers Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, two Undergraduate Certificates in Power & Energy Engineering and Instrumentation & Control, Master and Doctor of Engineering degrees, and one Graduate Certificate in Power and Energy Engineering.
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Flexible Learning System

The Phillip M. Drayer Department of Electrical Engineering offers an ABET-accredited B.S. program with all courses have online sections as well as face-to-face sections. The Department uses a very flexible system that suits everyone’s schedule and needs. Every semester, the student can select all courses face-to-face, some courses face-to-face and others online, or all courses online. Students in the online sections have the option to attend live lecture with the face-to-face students, or to study asynchronously using the recordings and course materials posted on Blackboard. Every semester, you can make up a mixture of selections that fits your schedule. Lamar University supports transfers from community colleges and provides the only 2+2 online path for Electrical Engineering degree in Texas. 

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  • Lamar ranks #5 in the nation for return on investment for engineering programs according to Payscale.
  • Typically, greater than half of our graduating seniors have done a co-op or internship with a company, increasing their success rate after graduation.
  • Electrical Engineering is a great career with median pay of $99,070 per year.  Check
  • Faculty members in all areas of Electrical Engineering including Electronics, Computer Engineering, Telecommunications, Power & Energy, Instrumentation & Control and Robotics.
  • The Department uses a very flexible system that fits every student’s schedule as described above.
  • We offer hands-on lab experiences in the majority of our courses, which means that our graduates have more practical lab activity than at any other school, something that many employers value in LU electrical engineers.
  • We are an ABET-accredited program with a traditionally lower student-to-faculty ratio.

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 Tatyana Jones, Department Admin Associate Sr.: tjones145@lamar.edu  - (409) 880-8746,

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

Department News

Dr. Cagatay Tokgoz received the 2022 University Merit Award - Congratulations Cagatay! (5/11/2023)

Dr. Cagatay Tokgoz's applications for the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Summer Faculty Research Program and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Faculty Fellowship Program were both accepted. Since he was a Summer Faculty Fellow with AFOSR three times, he decided to accept the ONR offer. He is appointed as a Senior Summer Faculty Fellow with the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Carderock Division for Summer 2023 - Congratulations Cagatay! (5/11/2023)
Mohammadamin Mobtahej, a D.E. student in Electrical Engineering, received an NSF Scholarship to attend the Power & Energy Conference in Illinois (PECI), March 2-3, 2023. Congratulations!  

Lamar Engineering ranks #3 for return on investment by Payscale.com.  Read more. (2/6/2023).  

Dr. Sayil has published his 3rd book titled “Noise Contamination in Nanoscale VLSI Circuits” by Springer. This book is part of the book series: Synthesis Lectures on Digital Circuits & Systems (SLDCS) and provides readers with a comprehensive introduction to various noise sources that significantly reduce performance and reliability in nanometer-scale integrated circuits.

Dr. Ruhai Wang, professor of Electrical Engineering was named as an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer (DL) of the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society (AESS): https://ieee-aess.org/educational-activities/distinguished-lecturers/current-distinguished-lecturers  and https://ieee-aess.org/contact/ruhai-wang. We congratulate Dr. Wang.

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.