Electrical Engineering

What is Electrical Engineering?

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Electrical engineers (EEs) 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. EE's design the computers that affect almost all of our modern lifestyles.

EE's are responsible for the microprocessor systems that control toasters and microwave ovens, automobiles and guided missiles, toys and space shuttles--just to mention a few of the myriad of applications of these systems.

Often overlapping with computer engineering, a college degree in electrical engineering can open up the door to a technical career in almost any industry.

Areas they work in:
  • Automatic Controls
  • Bioelectronics
  • Digital Systems
  • Electromagnetics
  • Analog electronics
  • Power and Energy Systems
  • Communications and Signal Processing
Companies our grads work for:
IBM
Honeywell
Motiva
Intel
American Electric Power
Texas Instruments
Halliburton
Entergy
DuPont
ExxonMobil
NASA
and many more...


Take the first step!

The first step toward your future in Electrical Engineering begins right now with a connection to Ryan Litchfield, our coordinator of high school recruiting, who can help you learn more about the great programs in the College of Engineering, arrange a campus visit, talk to a current student, explore scholarship possibilities and more. Email ryan.litchfield@lamar.edu or call (409) 880-7097.


Department Spotlight


Logo for Eta Kappa Nu honor societySeven Lamar University electrical engineering bachelor’s students and one graduate student were recently inducted into the Delta Beta chapter of Eta Kappa Nu, HKN, the national electrical and computer engineering honor society of IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional society for professionals involved in all aspects of the electrical, electronic, and computing fields and related areas of science and technology. Read more.