Graduate Programs



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Graduate Education

 The Mechanical Engineering Department at Lamar University is one of the largest academic units in the College of Engineering. We offer Master’s and Doctorate degrees with emphases in: (1) Materials and Manufacturing, (2) Thermo-Fluid systems design, and (3) Robotics and Automation. Our faculty have expertise in material science, alloys and composites, electronics cooling, robotics and autonomous systems, turbomachinery and vibration engineering.  We work closely with other engineering programs and the college of science on multi-disciplinary research projects ranging from developing solutions for resiliency to natural disasters to new materials and composite to autonomous transportation and manufacturing systems. The college of engineering houses 3 of the most important research centers in the region, namely, the Center for Resiliency, Center for Advances in Port Management, and Materials Characterization center.  Mechanical Engineering is one of five departments in the College of Engineering (COE), which include departments of Civil and Environmental, Chemical and Biomolecular, Industrial and Systems, and Electrical Engineering. The size and structure of the college is highly effective at fostering multidisciplinary research and education.

The COE has over 15 research labs and a state-of-the-art innovation center, that give graduate students access to resources such as 3D printing facilities, cutting-edge automation and mobile robot systems, and a network of industrial partners in the Southeast Texas region and beyond.

Lamar University College of Engineering offers the following graduate degree programs with a concentration in Mechanical Engineering:

Master of Engineering

Master of Engineering Science

Doctor of Engineering


Why Pursue a Graduate Degree in Mechanical Engineering at Lamar?

Our faculty work with students on a wide range of research topics including materials, corrosion, combustion, multi-physics and scale modeling, design, vibrations and system dynamics, robotics and autonomous systems, thermal systems, and many other areas. The department teaches software skills including SOLIDWORKS, ANSYS, MATLAB, Fluent, OpenFOAM, and Autodesk Fusion 360 to implement the ideas presented in our coursework. Lamar University is located in Beaumont, Texas, a major chemical manufacturing center with four refineries and many heavy industrial facilities in the area. Beaumont is an hour and fifteen minute-drive from Houston, a global engineering center and headquarters for many leading companies.

The Mechanical Engineering Department provides several forms of support to graduate students. Qualified masters and doctoral graduate students are often offered a scholarship and instate tuition based on GRE and academic background. The department also offers a limited number of doctoral student assistantships (teaching and research) that provide fee waivers on a merit basis.