Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Engineering

Department of Industrial Engineering

Degree Description

The Lamar University Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering (BSIE) is all about systems of people, environment and equipment. Industrial engineers design how everybody and everything works, from airport security checkpoints to emergency evacuations, in order to help companies operate effectively and competitively. You'll come to learn how this diverse discipline will allow you flexibility in your future career path. Industrial engineering is one of the fastest growing and most sought after professions in the world, and LU graduates just like you work in industries across the globe from manufacturing to service to banking.
Perhaps you might be unable to attend a traditional IE program due to geographic location and scheduling issues, or you're looking for a lower-cost approach to becoming an industrial engineer.The Department of Industrial Engineering also offers this degree in a "2+2 online format."  This program allows you to complete the final two years of your program online with minimal travel from home. Your online BSIE is identical to the degree earned by on-campus students.


Why Study Industrial Engineering at Lamar?

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering at Lamar University allows you to learn from faculty members who are experts in supply chain management, safety, quality, logistics, reliability, operations research, design and manufacturing, project management, six sigma and "lean" engineering.
You'll have opportunities for learning experience options beyond the classroom including internships, co-ops, student research, conference and study abroad. All junior and senior level engineering courses are available online and in person.
Watch the interview with faculty and alumni to learn more about industrial engineering.

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

Meet the Faculty

Maryam Hamidi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Victor Zaloom, Ph.D., P.E.
Professor and Interim Chair
Berna Eren Tokgoz, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor