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

Get Your Degree Online

The Industrial and Systems Engineering Department offers online degrees in B.S. Industrial Engineering, B.S. Industrial Technology, and Masters of Engineering ManagementWe are one of the few online undergraduate engineering programs in the country.

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.

Industrial Engineering Careers

Helping Industry

Industrial Engineers solve problems for many different industries including:

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

Improving Systems

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

  • scheduling airlines
  • identifying quality problems
  • automating manufacturing systems

Employers of industrial engineers include:

  • Computer and electronic product manufacturing
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services
  • Transportation equipment manufacturing
  • Machinery manufacturing
  • Fabricated metal product manufacturing

The majority of undergraduate students have paid co-op and internships during their studies. 

Our BS Industrial Engineering ranks #1 in the State of Texas based on Texas Crews data with first year starting salaries $73,690 based on most recent 2021 data.


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.

Contact Us


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