Master of Engineering

The Master of Engineering degree is a non-thesis, 30-semester-hour program designed to suit the needs of the practicing engineer in one of the engineering disciplines in the College.

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 30 semester hours 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 of a final comprehensive examination

* - 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