Our chemical engineering curriculum prepares graduates to meet the challenges of the chemical industry, research and development, and environmental and/or energy regulations. The versatility of our curriculum, including a broad base of engineering and basic science courses in chemistry, physics, and mathematics, also prepares our graduates to pursue advanced degrees in specialty areas directly related with chemical engineering, as well as other careers including medicine, and pharmacy.
The civil engineering undergraduate program prepares students for careers as professional engineers. Our students complete in-depth studies of the civil engineering specialties of structural, geotechnical, transportation, water resources and environmental engineering. The civil engineering graduate program offers programs in three special areas. These areas include transportation and pavement materials, water resources/environmental engineering, and structural engineering.
Electrical and Computer Engineering
In the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, we believe in the excitement of technology and how technological advances change the entire world. We offer an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering with concentrations in computer engineering and communications engineering, plus collaborate with the Center for Advanced Computer Studies for our master's and doctoral programs. Our curriculum focuses on the core of electrical engineering, including digital logic, circuits, electronics, and electromagnetics. At the graduate level we offer master’s and doctoral degrees with opportunities for specialization in computers, communications, controls, electronics, photonics, robotics, and systems engineering, and we also collaborate with the Center for Advanced Computer Studies.
Undergraduate students can pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial technology. The program is designed to prepare management-oriented technical professionals for employment in industry, business, government, and education. Graduates of this program will be prepared to seek careers in fields that apply principles and concepts from a variety of technical disciplines including computer integrated manufacturing, construction technology, electronic and computer technology, and mechanical and hydraulic/pneumatic technology.
Mechanical engineering is one of broadest of the engineering disciplines. The core curriculum includes the study of materials, manufacturing processes, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, energy systems, controls, and machine design. UL Lafayette mechanical engineering graduates are prepared to work in any of the traditional mechanical engineering areas, as well as related fields such as the biomedical and aeronautical fields.
The UL Lafayette Petroleum Engineering Department is one of fourteen full-fledged petroleum engineering programs in the nation. The student’s population has increased dramatically in the past six years from 150 in 2007 to more than 500 in 2013. Along with a Bachelor of Science, UL Lafayette offers both a Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering and a Ph.D. in Systems Engineering with a concentration in Petroleum Engineering. PETE is proud of a 100 percent job placement rate of all its graduates.