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.

The department has several labs that support our undergraduate training 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, Invista, Dupont, Toyota, Delta, 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.

4+1 Pathway to Graduate School

Students with above a 3.0 GPA or permission from the department chair can apply to graduate school during your junior year and take up to 2 graduate classes (6 hours) that count towards both your bachelors and master’s degree. Full time students can complete the Master of Engineering, Master of Engineering Science, or Master of Engineering Management degree within one year (24 credit hours) using this pathway. Please contact your undergraduate advisor for more information.  See BSIE electives for more information about preparing for graduate school.

Joint BSIE / MBA Program 

Industrial Engineering undergraduates are eligible to participate in a five-year academic program that leads to two degrees: a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and Masters of Business Administration (MBA).

Industrial Engineering students will complete all of the normal Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering degree requirements and the Industrial Engineering electives are replaced with MBA leveling courses.  For more information, see the Early Start MBA for BSIE students.