BS Industrial Engineering Online

The Department of Industrial Engineering offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering (BSIE) 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. 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 program also offers a low cost approach to becoming an Industrial Engineer.

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

The BSIE degree earned with this delivery method is equivalent to 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.

The 2+2 online program is designed for students who have completed the first 2 years of an engineering program at a community college or four year institution and want to finish their industrial engineering degree via online instruction. 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. To be eligible to begin in junior and senior level online BSIE courses, a student should have completed all freshman and sophomore courses. Most freshmen and sophomore courses are also available online from Lamar or at your local community college. A maximum of 66 hours can be transferred from 2 year community colleges. To ensure that your transfer credits are maximized, it is important that you speak with a college of engineering undergraduate advisor early in the application process.

Lamar University has scholarships for transfer students. For current cost of attending Lamar University and information about paying for school, see