The biological engineering major is communication intensive and is a logical field
of study for medical school, biomedically-oriented graduate programs, and practice-oriented
engineers who are successfully addressing processing and environmental needs in industry,
consulting, and government agencies.
The Gordon A. & Mary Cain Department of Chemical Engineering (ChE) serves as a foundation
for a wide variety of career opportunities. In the broadest sense, students use the
creative applications of chemistry to solve significant problems. ChE uses the principals
of chemistry, physics, and biology with the design skills of an engineer to create
new chemical and biochemical processes.
The department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) offers numerous opportunities
for hands-on learning, involvement in student organizations, networking, and more.
The result is a dynamic college experience, producing well-rounded graduates prepared
for their next step. In addition to offering bachelor’s degrees in CEE, LSU also offers
minors in environmental engineering, surveying, and structural engineering.
Graduates have been successful in industry, academia, and entrepreneurial activities,
both in this country and abroad. Faculty and students conduct cutting-edge research
in a number of electrical and computer engineering areas that make an impact on their respective
Computer Science is a rapidly evolving discipline, which affects many fields including
engineering, the arts, business and many more. Four concentrations are available for
study: software engineering, cloud computing and networking, data science and analytics,
and computer science with a second discipline.
The Bert S. Turner Department of Construction Management is focused on creating the
next generation of graduates who will manage and own construction companies. You will
be equipped with the technical and management skills to ensure construction projects
are completed on time and within budget. LSU’s construction management program is
proud to produce the largest percentage of entrepreneurs in the College of Engineering.
At LSU, you can apply fields of science and mathematics that relate to the sensing,
communicating, and processing of information as well as the electrical, optical, and
magnetic properties of the materials and the generation and transport of electrical energy.
Among the many opportunities within the field of electrical engineering are careers
involving computers, communications, automatic control, electronics, and electrical
The state of Louisiana, with economic activity from the Mississippi River, our unique
coast and soil, the array of industry present here, and environmental challenges such
as hurricanes and storm surge, provides a unique learning opportunity for environmental
engineers. This, paired with the excitement of the LSU experience and the rich culture
of Louisiana makes a career in environmental engineering one to watch for the future.
Industrial engineers (IE) design the systems of machines, materials, information,
and people to produce products and services. Because of the role of people in our
work, IEs have sometimes been called the people engineers. From design of emergency
rooms to design of the distribution system that supports the parcel industries, IEs
are well equipped to work in any type of industry.
LSU’s Mechanical Engineering (ME) program is about career opportunities and forming
the ME leaders of tomorrow. The typical graduate is engaged in design, development,
operation and maintenance of tools, engines, machinery, equipment and the manufacture
of a wealth of consumer products.
The Craft & Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering trains students to provide
the energy that the world consumes today and will need in the future. The Petroleum
Engineering Research & Technology Transfer, or PERTT, Laboratory - also commonly referred
to as the “Well Facility” - is an industrial-scale facility with full-scale equipment
and instrumentation for conducting training and research related to borehole technology. LSU
is the only university in North America where future petroleum engineers can get hands-on
training in well control by working at a full-scale well control research and training
The interdisciplinary program spans the fields of engineering, science, business,
and even law. In principle, a program of study in almost any imaginable concentration
area in engineering can be designed. In practice, many students have developed programs
in one of three concentration areas: materials science and engineering, environmental
& technological hazards engineering, and information technology & engineering. Another
area of specialization, bioengineering, is currently attracting student interest and
encompasses the interface between engineering and biological science.
The College of Engineering offers masters and/or doctorate degrees in the following
fields of study: Biological & Agricultural Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil
Engineering, Coastal and Ecological Engineering, Computer Science, Construction Management,
Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering,
and Petroleum Engineering. Learn more about these programs on their department websites.
The Robotics Engineering minor aims to provide a fundamental understanding of the
field of robotics to undergraduate students interested in pursuing careers or graduate
degrees in this field, or in acquiring a multidisciplinary education.
This minor, created in collaboration with IBM, is intended for students interested
in careers in eCommerce-related applications development and information technologies,
including enterprise development, systems analysis & architecture, data warehousing,
and data analytics.