B.S. Industrial Engineering (2+2 Online)


The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering (B.S. IE) in a 2+2 online format.  This program allows students to complete the final two years of an Industrial Engineering degree online with minimal travel from home. All junior and senior courses are delivered via online instruction, except for a 3 day manufacturing lab that requires one weekend visit to Beaumont, Texas. The program was started in 2014 and has graduated over 50 students. 

The program is designed for students who are unable to attend a traditional IE program due to geographic location and scheduling issues (work and other issues). The B.S. IE degree earned with this delivery method is the same as the degree earned by on-campus students. Our on-campus students often enroll in the same online courses due to co-op and employment at local companies.

Students should complete at least 6 math based lower division courses (such as Calculus I/II, Diff. Eq., Linear Algebra, Physics I/II, Chem. I/II, Statics, or similar courses) before joining the B.S. IE 2+2 online program option. Most large community colleges offer these courses. To be successful in the B.S. IE 2+2 online program, you should have reasonably good grades (mostly A and B) in these math based lower division courses. 

The department is transfer friendly within the constraints of an ABET Accredited program. Up to 73 hours of the 121 hour degree (about 60%) can be transferred from community colleges. For student transferring from ABET accredited engineering programs, a higher percentage of hours can be applied to the degree. The department closely reviews all transfer courses to make sure that the topics are covered and the student receives credit for the prior coursework. Most freshmen and sophomore courses are also available online from Lamar or at your local community college.  

Lamar University has scholarships for transfer students. For current cost of attending Lamar University and information about paying for school, see https://www.lamar.edu/students/paying-for-school/.

The following are example transfer plans:

Lamar also has an 2+2 distance education pathway in Electrical Engineering.