Master of Engineering Science

The Master of Engineering Science is a thesis option program that prepares students to independently develop a solution in their selected engineering disciplines. The student should select a department academic advisor and a graduate committee must be formed before the student has completed 15 semester hours of graduate work. No credit toward a graduate degree will be granted unless approved by the student’s graduate committee.

Admission Requirements

Admission standards are designed to ensure that all enrolled students are qualified professionals serving in a leadership role in their engineering discipline. The primary requirements are as follows:

  1. B.S. in Engineering (Transcripts required).
  2. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is optional.
  3. If English is a second language, obtain the minimum scores in IELTS or TOEFL according to the latest University policy.

Degree Requirements

  1. All College of Graduate Studies general degree requirements
  2. A minimum of 24 semester hours (8 courses) of electives which may include: MEEN 5325 Finite Element Analysis with ANSYS; MEEN 5326 Control of Mechanical Systems; MEEN 5335 Mechanical Vibrations; MEEN 5389 CAD Solid Modeling; MEEN 5311 Energy Conversion Systems; MEEN 5313 Optimizations of Thermal Systems; MEEN 5323 Advanced Heat Transfer and Applications; MEEN 5350 Turbomachinery; MEEN 5362 Energy Engineering; MEEN 5367 Intro. to CFD; MEEN 5330 Two Phase Flow and Heat Transfer. Other courses approved by department graduate advisor may satisfy part of this requirement
  3. Satisfactory completion and defense of a Master’s thesis (a minimum of 6 semester hours of ENGR 5390 and ENGR 5391)
  • - GRE test may be waived for the applicants, who received their undergraduate degree from Lamar University or other ABET-accredited programs. 

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, thermal systems, and many other areas. 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 a two-hour 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.

Earn a degree that matches your interests!


The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers graduate courses in three fields to personalize your degree:

Advanced Mechanical Design, Optimization and Simulation
Energy Conversion and Conservation
Materials Engineering