Master's Degree in Industrial Engineering

Department of Industrial Engineering

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.

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. 

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