Master of Engineering

The Master of Engineering Degree requires the completion of 30 semester hours of graduate course work. The Department of Industrial Engineering offers a wide range of courses, giving students the opportunity to construct a degree plan that meets their long-term professional and academic goals. 

Admission Requirements

For admission to the program, the student must meet the following requirements:

  1. The general requirements for admission to the College of Graduate Studies.
  2. Hold a bachelor's degree in a field of engineering or related discipline with credit substantially equivalent to that required for bachelor's degrees at Lamar University.
  3. The GRE is optional and not required.

For more information, please see our Admissions Information website.

Degree Requirements

  1. 30 hours of graduate coursework approved by the graduate advisor.
  2. All College of Graduate Studies general degree requirements
  3. Satisfactory completion of a final comprehensive examination

Why Lamar IE for non-thesis masters degree?

  1. Affordable. Lamar University is affordable with many students offered scholarships that come with instate tuition. The degree is 30 hours instead of 36.
  2. Flexible. The department allows students to take one course outside the department per semester.
  3. ERP. Students can take ERP/SAP courses from the business school.
  4. Machine Learning and Optimization. Students can take several data science courses during their degree.
  5. Automation. Students can take several courses on manufacturing and automation during their degree.
  6. Focused. We synchronize our courses with the job market.


All students should take an applied programming course and a statistics course. The remaining hours are electives to meet the student’s educational objectives.

Systems and OR

INEN 5380 Project Management
INEN 5357 Supply Chain Management
INEN 5350 Production and Inventory
INEN 5370 Operations Research
MISY 5340 ERP Overview
MISY 5350 ERP E-Commerce
MISY 5360 Business Intelligence
INEN 5307 Capital Projects
INEN 5369 Engineering Management
INEN 5316 Industrial Management
INEN 5382 Enterprise Data Mining
INEN 5395 Engineering Database Design
INEN 5375 Simulation of IE Systems
INEN 5381 Heuristic Algorithms
INEN 5302 Introduction to Port Management
INEN 5304 Risk Management 
INEN 5309 Managing the Port Estate
INEN 5310 Port Engineering Management

Automation and Manufacturing

INEN 5396 Automated System Engineering
INEN 5345 Computer Integrated Manufacturing
INEN 5339 Material Science & Manufacturing Process
INEN 5305 Reliability
INEN 5363 Six Sigma
INEN 5354 Lean Manufacturing
INEN 5376 Occupational Ergonomics
INEN 5374 Human Factors Engineering
INEN 5354 Lean Manufacturing
INEN 5301 Human Computer Interaction
ELEN 5313 Robot Motion Planning
ELEN 5336 Instrumentation Systems & Automation
ELEN 5354 Discrete Control Systems
ELEN 5364 Industrial Automation & Process Control
ELEN 5383 Instrumentation

Students can take one course per semester outside the department with permission. Common courses from outside the department include computer science (database, machine learning, and computer vision), mechanical engineering, management information systems (database and ERP), and management courses.