Graduate Programs

What We Offer

Why Pursue an Advanced Degree?

With an advanced degree, you will deepen your knowledge about various aspects of industrial engineering. You will have the opportunity to conduct research and contribute something new to the field by doing experiments to prove or disprove a point and taking part in research publications.

Why Study at Lamar University?

We are dedicated to student success. Lamar has relatively low tuition costs, small class sizes, near many industrial employers in Beaumont and Houston, and tight connections between faculty and students.

Our faculty teach and research a wide-range of topics:

  • Manufacturing and Automation
  • Data Mining, Optimization, Statistics, Quality Control, and Reliability
  • Project Management, Engineering Management, and Supply Chain Management
  • Safety, Human Factors, and Ergonomics

The department offers financial support to competitive students. Typically, 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.

The department teaches software used by industry today. We also work with the College of Business to offer an SAP certificate track. We offer classes that teach CAD/CAM, R, Matlab, SQL, and Python. The Department uses Simio simulation software under a grant from Simio LLC.

Graduate Student Experiences

Optimization and Data Mining Teaching and Research

Manufacturing Teaching and Research

Career Advice for Industrial Engineer Graduate Students