What is Electrical Engineering?

Electrical Engineering Technology

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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.
Electrical engineers are responsible for the technology and 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. Since technology is always changing and expanding, the need for electrical engineers is always growing.

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:
IBM
Honeywell
Motiva
Intel
American Electric Power
Texas Instruments
Halliburton
Entergy
DuPont
ExxonMobil
NASA
and many more...


Take the first step toward your electrical engineering degree!

The first step toward your future in Electrical Engineering begins right now with a degree from a reputable electrical engineering college. Start by emailing Ryan Litchfield or call (409) 880-7097, 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. 


Electrical Engineering Department Spotlight


Logo for Eta Kappa Nu honor society

Seven of Lamar University’s electrical engineering bachelor’s students and one graduate student were recently inducted into the Delta Beta chapter of Eta Kappa Nu, the national electrical and computer engineering honor society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). It is the world’s largest technical professional society for those involved in all aspects of the electrical field, electronic field, computing field, and related areas of science and technology.

Find out more about our inductees by checking out our News and Events.