Undergraduate Program

Why Study Mechanical Engineering at Lamar University?

  • Lamar is ranked #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.
  • 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 offers many practical, hands-on experiences.
  • Our Senior Design course allows students to create projects that incorporate the design and construction of many types of machines.
  • Our faculty is focused on providing valuable, results-driven undergraduate education.
  • Courses are offered online or in-person.
  • The Department of Mechanical Engineering has fully-equipped research or teaching laboratories. Visit Research and Labs for information on Mechanical Engineering facilities

Walk on Water Project 

 

Senior Design Projects

 

Team Members: Devan Ramsey, Thomas Castelman, Brock Lauer, Patrick Krueger
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kendrick Aung, Dr. Jenny Zhou
Project Description: Build an electric single-seater plane

 


 

Team Members: Alejandro Espinoza, Samir Gupta, Cidnee Minnard, Nguyen Nguyen, Juana Pulido, Luis Romero, Lauren Smith, Quintin Williams
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kendrick Aung, Dr. Jenny Zhou
Project Description: Build a 3-wheel bike


 

gears and bolts

Team Members: Marcus Rogers, Ryan Roberts, Blake Venable, Sean Myers, Cody Sahualla, Eduardo Trevino
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kendrick Aung, Dr. Jenny Zhou
Project Description: Build a walking robot

 


 

Team Members: Chase Barbay, Tyler Chandler, Greg Deuschle, Bradley Goforth, Fernando Hernandez, Bryan Le, Cullen Lee, Kaleb Lindsey, Tristan Nerren
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kendrick Aung, Dr. Jenny Zhou
Project Description: Build a 3-wheel bike

 


 


Team Members: Aaron Urib, Morgan Mitcham, Bonnie Ruten, Sam Gutierez, Brant Dykes
Faulty Mentor: Dr. Kendrick Aung, Dr. Jenny Zhou
Project Description: Build a solar-charged electric scooter

 


 

Team members: Fawaza Alsaeed, Hamad Alshatti, Christopher Amaguer, Pablo Castillo, Fransisco Flores, Antonio Martinez, Austin Sterling
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kendrick Aung, Dr. Jenny Zhou
Project Description: Build a 3-wheel bike

 


 

Team Members: Noah Holtham, Tyler Nelson, Christopher Spell, Wade Hill, Jacob Davis, Kade Bennett
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kendrick Aung, Dr. Jenny Zhou
Project Description: Conduct trade study for crewed lunar ascent for astronauts

 


 


Team Members: Mohammed Ahmed, Jermel Edwards, Erick Jaimes, John Ledoux, Yeraldi Maldonado, Nicasio Moba, Preston Ogor, Ashley Orellana, Crist Rangel, Brittany Shifflett, Manuel Velasquez
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kendrick Aung, Dr. Jenny Zhou
Project Description: Build a fuel-efficient electric powered vehicle

 


 

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

 


 

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.