Graduate Programs

Why choose LU?

Lamar University has low tuition costs, low cost of living, small class sizes, near many industrial employers in Beaumont and Houston, and tight connections between faculty and students. Our faculty is committeed to research and teaching transformative approaches to manufacturing, data science, automation, supply chain management, safety, human factors, engineering management, ergonomics and logistics.

Software skills are key!

The digital transformation and AI revolution are transforming every industry today. Our department is committed to teaching the software skills to implement industrial engineering solutions. The department also teaches a wide range of software skills in our coursework including Python, JavaScript, SQL, PLC Programming with Rockwell RSLogix, R, JavaScript, and Autodesk Fusion 360 to implement the ideas presented in our coursework. Students are allowed to take courses outside the department in computer science, other engineering departments, and management information systems that teach a wide range of software skills including SAP and Premeveria. 

Graduate Degrees & Certificates


Use your electives

Using electives, students can earn a Machine Learning Certificate or ERP Certificate focused on SAP as part of their studies. The department allows student to take courses in other engineering department, the business school (ERP with SAP, CRM with SAP, Project Management with Primavera, and similar courses) and computer science (AI, Machine Learning, Software Development, Computer Vision). 

Graduate scholarship

Qualified graduate students (based on transcripts, GRE and TOEFL/IELTS) will be offered an out-of-state tuition waiver plus a $1,000/year general graduate scholarship. With this scholarship, the student only needs to pay in-state tuition, which is significantly lower than the full tuition. Highly qualified doctoral students are offered assistantships or fellowships with partial tuition waivers.

Did you know?

Most full-time industrial engineering students receive some support via scholarships with in state tuition or assistantships.

Industrial and Systems Engineering



Student Experiences

Graduate Program Overview

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Master Student Advisor
Dr. Xinyu Liu

Doctoral Student Advisor
Dr. James Curry

M.E.M. Advisor
Dr. Berna Tokgoz