BS Industrial Engineering

The Lamar Industrial and Systems Engineering department offers a unique on campus experience. Undergraduates have many learning opportunities including research and study abroad. Our faculty members are focused on undergraduate education. Lamar has many professional student organizations that offer educational and social activities for our students.

Industrial engineering is a great career with 2019 median pay of $88,950 per year. The the job outlook is growing much faster than average according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2020 Occupational Outlook Handbook. Industrial Engineers solve problems many different industries including manufacturing, supply chain management, finance, transportation, and healthcare. Industrial engineers use math and science to rethink and improve how systems work such as scheduling airlines, identifying quality problems, and automating manufacturing systems.

The department has several labs that support our undergraduate educational mission:

Most of our graduates participate in internships and co-ops prior to graduation. The vast majority of engineering internships are paid with salaries typically about $20 per hour ($15 to $25 per hour). The Industrial Engineering Department and College of Engineering is highly supportive of internships and co-ops. The College of Engineering has a formal co-op program. Industrial Engineering students have interned with leading companies nationwide including UPS, GE, Delta, Invista, Dupont, Toyota, NASA, BASF, Bell, and others. Students have also interned with leading local companies in the chemical, manufacturing, paper and steel industries.

The Industrial Engineering Department offers all junior and senior level courses online or in person. On campus students have used this flexibility to complete courses while working.

Most Lamar University (LU) industrial engineering graduates find employment in manufacturing, but industrial engineers also find employment in health care, banking, consulting, transportation, warehousing, retail, and government. Recent LU industrial engineering graduates have found employment with Bell Helicopter, DuPont, Lyondell-Bissell, Schlumberger, Gerdau, Invista, Georgia Pacific, BASF, Accenture, IBM, HP, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Walmart, Disney, and other leading companies.