Industrial Engineering

"Industrial and systems engineering is concerned with the design, improvement and installation of integrated systems of people, materials, information, equipment and energy. It draws upon specialized knowledge and skill in the mathematical, physical, and social sciences together with the principles and methods of engineering analysis and design, to specify, predict, and evaluate the results to be obtained from such systems."

- Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE)

ABET Accreditation

The bachelor's program in Industrial Engineering at Lamar University is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.  | Learn More

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Get your Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering or continue your education with an advanced degree or certificate.

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Industrial Engineering Careers

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. 

Industrial Engineering Careers

Industrial Engineers solve problems for many different industries including:

  • manufacturing
  • supply chain management
  • finance
  • transportation
  • healthcare

Industrial Engineers use math and science to rethink and improve how systems work such as:

  • scheduling airlines
  • identifying quality problems
  • automating manufacturing systems


In May 2021, the median annual wages for industrial engineers in the top industries in which they worked were as follows:

Job Type Salary
Computer and electronic product manufacturing $99,340
Professional, scientific, and technical services $99,340
Transportation equipment manufacturing $97,090
Machinery manufacturing $80,260
Fabricated metal product manufacturing $78,210

Recent LU industrial engineering graduates have found employment with:

Bell Helicopter, DuPont, Lyondell-Bissell, Schlumberger, Georgia Pacific, BASF, Accenture, IBM, Lockheed Martin, Delta Airlines, GM, HP, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Walmart, Disney, and many other companies.

Our Mission

The mission of the department of Industrial and systems Engineering is to provide students with high quality, accessible undergraduate and graduate industrial engineering education; to engage and empower students with skills and knowledge to thrive in professional careers; and to serve society through economic and technological development of Southeast Texas and beyond.

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P.O. Box 10032
Beaumont, Texas 77710
Cherry Building, Room 2612