Lamar University College of EngineeringElectrical EngineeringIndustrial EngineeringMechanical EngineeringChemical EngineeringCivil and Environmental Engineering


Electrical engineers work on a wide range of components, devices and systems, from tiny microchips to huge power station generators.  Learn More

Industrial engineers devise efficient ways to use workers, machines, materials, information, and energy to make a product or provide a service. Learn More
Mechanical engineers design, develop, build, and test mechanical and thermal devices, including tools, engines, and machines. Learn More
Chemical engineers apply the principles of chemistry, biology, physics, and math to solve problems that involve the production or use of chemicals, fuel, drugs, food, and many other products.  Learn More
Civil engineers design, construct, supervise, operate, and maintain large construction projects and systems.
Environmental engineers use the principles of engineering, soil science, biology, and chemistry to develop solutions to environmental problems. Learn More


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Six receive Distinguished Faculty Fellowships

Six Lamar University faculty members received Distinguished Faculty Fellowships thanks to a generous contribution from Diane and Don Shaver of Beaumont, university officials announced.

The six fellowships, two of which are named, recognize faculty performance and leadership in research, creative activity, and teaching and are awarded to the faculty members for a three-year period.

Faculty fellowships play a vital role in the academic excellence of an institution and the development of exceptional faculty,” said James Marquart, provost and vice president for academic affairs. Read more.


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

▶︎ Prospective Student Scholarships
    For first time college students

▶︎ Mirabeau Scholars Program
    For outstanding incoming Freshmen

▶︎ Current Student Scholarships
    For current undergraduates

▶︎ College of Engineering Study Abroad Scholarships
    For current undergraduates

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



Lamar University ranks 2nd as one of the best undergraduate engineering universities by salary, reported by

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

Mechanical - $80,500
Electrical - $89,600
Industrial - $78,800
Civil - $79,300
Environmental - $89,800
Chemical - $94,350
* Bureau of Labor Statistics

Engineering Quote:“Students who chose to co-op are likely to be $30,000 to $60,000 better off on their graduation day than those that don’t”