B.S. Industrial Engineering

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Why Lamar Industrial Engineering?

  1. Faculty members who are experts in supply chain management, safety, quality, logistics, reliability, operations research, design and manufacturing, project management, six sigma and "lean" engineering.
  2. All junior and senior level engineering courses are offered online and in person.
  3. The Lamar University College of Engineering offers an innovative interdisciplinary undergraduate Certificate in Industrial Automation and Robotics that can be completed using electives for students interested in this topic. For more information contact Dr. Xinyu Liu.
  4. Active students organizations including IISE, INFORMS, and ISA.  See our IISE student chapter page for student profiles and chapter activities.
  5. Learning experience options beyond the classroom including internships, co-ops, student research, conference, and study abroad.
  6. Small class sizes and faculty who are committed to undergraduate teaching.
  7. Lamar Engineering ranks #3 in 2021 for return on investment as ranked by Payscale.com.  LU is consistently ranked high in this survey due to low cost and high career achievement of our graduates (10/5/2021).  
  8. Labs where students learn how manufacturing, design, and business processes work. All graduates use machine tools as part of their lab experience.
  9. Industrial engineering is a great career with 2021 median pay of $95,300 per year and the job outlook is growing much faster than average according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2019 Occupational Outlook Handbook.
  10. Lamar ranks #1 for best value in online engineering programs in the SR Education Group 2019 Best and Most Affordable Online Engineering ranking.

What is Industrial Engineering?

Industrial engineering deals not only with things but also with people, finance, information, and the environment. Industrial engineers answer complex questions:

  • How can we improve safety, quality, productivity and service?
  • What products or services should we offer? What price should we charge?
  • What materials and methods should we use?
  • How can we best motivate and reward people?
  • How much inventory do we need?
  • Where should we locate our plants, stores, and warehouse?
  • How can we use our historic data to improve our business?