Undergraduate Program

Why Study Mechanical Engineering at Lamar University?

  • Lamar is ranked No. 5 in the nation for return on investment according to Payscale.
  • Mechanical engineering is a well-paid profession, and LU grads earn a median starting salary of $87,370 per year.
  • Our graduates are well sought after by many industrial sectors: manufacturing, petrochemical, aerospace, automotive, biomedical, ...
  • Most students participate in internships, co-ops and employment experiences prior to graduation which leads to an excellent job placement rate.
  • The Department of Mechanical Engineering curriculum offers many practical, hands-on experiences, and state-of-the-art education.
  • Our Senior Design course allows students to create projects that incorporate the design and construction of many types of machines sponsored by our industrial partners.
  • Our faculty is focused on providing valuable, results-driven undergraduate education.
  • The Department of Mechanical Engineering has fully-equipped research and teaching laboratories. Visit Research and Labs for information on Mechanical Engineering facilities 

Example Transfer Plans

The following are example transfer plans. 

Blinn College

Central Texas College  

Lone Star College Systems

  • AS Mechanical Engineering to B.S. Mechanical Engineering

Senior Design Projects


Team Members: Joshua Best, Jerai Bernard, Kaleb Allums, Kyle Kruchten, Noah Ross, Darius Guillory, Asher Alan
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kenrick Aung, Dr. Jenny Zhou
Project Description: Build an ATV


See More Projects Here

Looking to Get Started?

Get a head start on your future as an LU Engineer by contacting Haley Strahan, Director of Outreach and Student Services.