Doctoral Degree in Industrial Engineering

Department of Industrial Engineering

Degree: Doctor of Engineering
Major: Industrial Engineering
Hours: 61

Industrial Engineering Doctorate Degree

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Degree Description

The Lamar University Doctor of Engineering Degree prepares you to lead advanced industry and research projects in Manufacturing, Automation, Operations Research, Reliability, Data Science, Supply Chain Management, Engineering Management, Safety, Human Factors, Ergonomics and Logistics. Our department has a focus on software and modeling to implement the ideas presented in our coursework. Our faculty and students typically research topics that are applied and industry-forced. 

Why Study Industrial Engineering at Lamar?

The Doctor of Engineering Degree at Lamar University offers competitive scholarships and assistantships for you as a highly qualified student with research interests compatible with those of the industrial engineering faculty.

Courses You May Take

Lean Manufacturing: You will learn how to planning, evaluation, deployment and integration of lean manufacturing theory and methods into manufacturing and service systems.

Supply Chain Management: You will learn logistics, purchasing, inventory systems, demand management and supply chain visibility.

Enterprise Business Intelligence: You will learn data mining, data integration, data cleaning, classification algorithms, clustering, regression and neural networks.

Automated System Engineering: You will learn control system, PLC, sensor and actuator, auto-id, flexible manufacturing system, assembly line, robotics and automatic inspection.

Production and Inventory Control: You will learn inventory management, forecasting, aggregate planning, materials requirements planning, scheduling and project management.

Computer Integrated Manufacturing: You will learn computer aided design and manufacturing including 3D modeling environment, robotics and computer numerical control machine tools.

Applied Programming: You will learn how to use Python and software libraries to solve data science and optimizing problems. 

Database: You will learn SQL to store and analyze data. 

ERP Overview: You will learn how to use SAP to do production planning and inventory control. 

Career Paths

As an industrial engineer, most of your work will center around the ultimate goal of helping production or manufacturing processes to run more efficiently. To be an effective industrial engineer, you need to be comfortable in a leadership role and possess the ability to work with a team. Around 70% of industrial engineers work at manufacturing companies, and many have specific areas of specialization, such as assembly, raw-product processing or administrative practices. 

Primary Careers

Health and safety engineering, production management, analyst

Career Areas

  • Logistics
  • Management
  • Quality control
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Statistics and data science optimization 
  • Revenue management 

Median Salary


Types of Employers

  • Major manufacturing industries
  • Consulting and engineering firms
  • Banks and financial firms
  • Wholesale traders
  • Logistics corporations
  • Healthcare manufacturers and facilities
  • Construction firms

Meet the Faculty

Brian Craig, Ph.D., PE, CPE
Dean of Engineering
Maryam Hamidi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Victor Zaloom, Ph.D., PE
Professor and Interim Chair
Berna Eren Tokgoz, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor