Master's Degree in Industrial Engineering

Department of Industrial Engineering

Degree: Master of Engineering, Master of Engineering Science
Major: Industrial Engineering
Hours: 30

Industrial Engineering Masters Degree

Delivery Options:

Degree Descriptions

The Lamar University Master of Engineering or Master of Engineering Science Degree in Industrial Engineering will sharpen your skills and prepare you for an exciting career improving complex systems. You may find career opportunities in a wide range of industries including manufacturing, transportation, retail, software and finance.

Why Study Industrial Engineering at Lamar?

The Master of Engineering Degree in Industrial Engineering at Lamar University is a non-thesis, 30-semester-hour program designed to suit the needs of the practicing engineer.

The Master of Engineering Science Degree in Industrial Engineering at Lamar University maintains a world-class reputation for research and graduate program excellence. This thesis-option program prepares you to work independently in your discipline. You'll select a thesis committee and a director who will guide you as you prepare to defend and present your research.

As a student, you will study and research a wide range of topics including manufacturing, automation, data mining, optimization, supply chain management, project management, safety, human factors and reliability. These programs will teach you the industrial engineering techniques and software skills needed for the job market. Most full time industrial engineering graduate students receive support from the department via scholarships with instate tuition or assistantships.

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
  • Materials
  • 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