Graduate Programs

Why Study Mechanical Engineering at Lamar University?

 Mechanical Engineering Graduate Programs

Lamar University programs offer:

  • Low tuition costs
  • Low cost of living
  • Small class sizes
  • Focus on skills to prepare students for the digitial transformation
  • Tight connections between faculty and students
  • Location in Beaumont, Texas, a major chemical manufacturing center with four refineries and many heavy industrial facilities in the area
  • One hour drive to Houston, global engineering center for the oil, gas, and chemical industries

Graduate Degree Programs

Lamar University's College of Engineering offers three Mechanical Engineering graduate degrees:

Master of Engineering →

A non-thesis, 30-semester-hour program designed to suit the needs of the practicing engineer.

Master of Engineering Science →

A thesis option program that prepares students to independently develop a solution in their selected discipline.

Doctor of Engineering →

Preparing engineers to study complex engineering problems and develop future-oriented solutions.

In-Demand Expertise

Lamar's Mechanical Engineering department has unique emphases in:

  • Design for manufacturing
  • Robotics and mutomation
  • Thermo-fluid systems design
  • Materials

Our faculty have expertise in robotics and autonomous systems, CAD/CAM design, material science, alloys and composites, electronics cooling, turbomachinery, reliability and vibration engineering.


Emphasis on Skills

We focus on preparing students for the labor market. Lamar University teaches the full range of mechanical engineering software skills including Solid Works, Autodesk Fusion 360, ANSYS,  FLUENT, Matlab, Python, PLC Programming with Rockwell RSLogix, and many other tools to implement the ideas presented in our coursework. 

Mechanical engineering students can also take courses outside the department in PLC programming, robotics, reliability, artificial intelligence, electrical engineering, and computer vision to build a unique skill set.

Graduate Scholarship

Qualified graduate students (based on transcripts, GRE and TOEFL/IELTS) will be offered an out-of-state tuition waiver plus a $1,000/year general graduate scholarship.

With this scholarship, the student only needs to pay in-state tuition, which is significantly lower than the full tuition. Highly qualified doctoral students are offered assistantships or fellowships with partial tuition waivers.

Most full-time Mechanical Engineering students receive some support via scholarships with in-state tuition or assistantships.