Bachelor of Science Degrees

Industrial Engineering

Industrial engineering deals not only with things but also with people, finance, information, and the environment. Industrial engineers answer complex questions:

  • How can we improve safety, quality, productivity, and service?
  • What can be automated?
  • What products or services should we offer?  What price should we charge?
  • What materials and production methods should we use?
  • How much inventory do we need? 
  • How can we use our historic data to improve our business?

Industrial Technology

Industrial technology is a field that combines manufacturing technology with engineering in order to improve production by making it more efficient. The work of industrial engineering technologists and technicians is versatile and applicable to a variety of projects. For example, in supply chain management, they help businesses minimize inventory costs; in quality assurance, they help with customer satisfaction; and in project management, they help to control costs and maximize efficiencies.

B.S. Degree Options

B.S. Industrial Engineering
Industrial Engineering
(On Campus)

B.S. Industrial Engineering
Industrial Engineering 2 + 2

B.S. Industrial Engineering
Industrial Technology

Why LU Industrial Engineering?

Expert Faculty

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.

On Campus and Online Options

All junior and senior level engineering courses are offered online and in person.


The Lamar University College of Engineering offers an innovative interdisciplinary undergraduate Certificate in Industrial Automation and Robotics that can be completed using electives for students interested in this topic. For more information contact Dr. Xinyu Liu.

Student Organizations

Active students organizations including IISE.

Learning Outside the Classroom

Learning experience options beyond the classroom including internships, co-ops, student research, conference, and study abroad.

Smaller class sizes

Small class sizes and faculty who are committed to undergraduate teaching.

University Rankings

Lamar Engineering ranks #3 in 2021 for return on investment and again in 2022 as ranked by  LU is consistently ranked high in this survey due to low cost and high career achievement of our graduates.

Student Labs

Labs where students learn how manufacturing, design, and business processes work. All graduates use machine tools as part of their lab experience.

Job Opportunities

Industrial engineering is a great career with 2021 median pay of $95,300 per year and the job outlook is growing much faster than average according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook.


Lamar ranks #1 for best value in online engineering programs in the SR Education Group 2019 Best and Most Affordable Online Engineering ranking.

Advice for Prospective Students

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Future Students

Dr. James Curry
Associate Professor

Current Students Advising

Undergraduate Advising Center
Phone: (409) 880-8822