Lamar graduates first student from online industrial engineering program

Lamar University had its first student graduate from its online industrial engineering program. | File photo

Tyler Currie has become the first Lamar University student to graduate through the school’s Bachelor of Science Industrial Engineering (BSIE) 2+2 online program. 

Currie, from Orlando, Florida, explored a large-scale human resource for his senior design project before graduating this spring. Maria Tamsen, from Houston, will be the next student to graduate from the online program after developing a voice-based interface for a home health system for her senior project. She will graduate this summer.

The BSIE program was established in 2014 by Lamar University’s Department of Industrial Engineering and offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering. Students must complete the first two years of the degree at another college or university then the final two years through Lamar’s BSIE online program.

The program presents the perfect opportunity for people who want to obtain a degree but live too far from the university, can’t take classes on campus due to jobs, or they have other scheduling issues they cannot work around. 

Students who do take the more traditional on-campus classes enroll in the online courses as 2+2 students so they can co-op or work during the day.

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