Graduate Programs



The Mechanical Engineering Despartment offers the following graduate degree programs:

Master of Engineering (non Thesis)

Master of Engineering Science (thesis)

Doctor of Engineering

Our department has a unique with emphases in:

  • Design for Manufacturing
  • Robotics and Automation
  • 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. 

Skills are key!

The department is focused 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.

Why choose LU Mechanical Engineering?

  • 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
  • Located in Beaumont, Texas, a major chemical manufacturing center with four refineries and many heavy industrial facilities in the area
  • One hour drive to Houston, Tx. that is the global engineering center for the oil, gas, and chemical industry