INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

Mehmet Selim Aktürk, Ph.D., Chair

Academic Staff
Part-time Academic Staff
Courses

The Department of Industrial Engineering offers B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Industrial Engineering.

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM

Industrial Engineering (IE) is the scientific discipline that is concerned with how best to organize people, information, money, and materials to produce and distribute services and products efficiently. It draws upon specialized knowledge and skills in the mathematical, physical, and social sciences together with the principles and methods of engineering analysis and design to specify, predict, and evaluate the results to be obtained from such systems.

The mission of the Industrial Engineering Program is to foster a world-class academic environment for industrial engineering research and education in collaboration with industry. The department is committed to graduate competent industrial engineers equipped with the proficiency to adapt to technological and societal changes, and who are poised to excel in the field. The educational objectives are: 1) Graduates will solve problems in their respective professional domains by applying industrial engineering knowledge and skills, such as analytical and systems thinking. 2) Graduates will participate actively in functions such as analysis, design, implementation and improvement of systems in manufacturing or service sectors. 3) Graduates will engage in advanced degree programs or continue professional development via workshops, training programs, license certifications, or independent studies.

The Industrial Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

A necessary condition for the realization of this goal is to provide a solid preparation in foundations through courses in mathematics, computers, and basic sciences. The undergraduate IE curriculum is well supplemented in such foundational courses. To this is added a solid preparation in fundamentals of engineering through various specialized courses. Through the course work, the student acquires the necessary skills in modeling and analysis of engineering systems and learns to develop insightful approaches to problem solving. With a number of technical elective courses, students build up additional strength in engineering. To provide the student with a broad intellectual spectrum, electives in economics, social sciences and humanities are offered. Additional courses in communication, history, and professional ethics help develop self-confidence, articulation skills, and professional attitude in business and social environments. A special research course at the senior level allows higher achieving students to participate in a research project under the guidance of a faculty member. Design experience is incorporated in the courses as the student progresses through the program. A capstone two course sequence in system design in the fourth year gives the student the experience of how to integrate and use in creative ways the various modeling skills and analysis techniques he/she has acquired in designing real world manufacturing or service systems. This course sequence addresses real world problems supplied each year to the department by various companies in Turkey. These problems are studied and solved by students under the guidance of company officials and faculty members from the department. This hands-on experience gives students the unique opportunity to work on challenging problems and produce solutions of good quality within an imposed deadline.

CURRICULUM

FIRST YEAR

Autumn Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
ENG 101  English and Composition I  5    3  -
GE 100  Orientation  1    1  -
HIST 200  History of Turkey  4    4  -
MATH 101  Calculus I  4    4  -
PHYS 101  General Physics I  3  3  4  -
TURK 101  Turkish I      2  -

Spring Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
ENG 102  English and Composition II  5    3  -
IE 102  A Process Outlook for Industrial Engineering  3  2  3  -
MATH 102  Calculus II  4    4  -
PHYS 102  General Physics II  3  3  4  -
TURK 102  Turkish II      2  -

SECOND YEAR

Autumn Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
CS 113  Introduction to Computing  3  4  4  -
GE 250  Collegiate Activities Program I      -  -
HUM 111  Cultures Civilizations and Ideas I  3    3  -
IE 262  Manufacturing Processes  3  4  4  -
MATH 225  Linear Algebra and Differential Equations  4    4  -
MATH 250  Introduction to Probability  3    3  -

Spring Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
CS 114  Introduction to Programming  3  4  4  -
GE 251  Collegiate Activities Program II      1  -
HUM 112  Cultures Civilizations and Ideas II  3    3  -
IE 202  Introduction to Modeling and Optimization  3    3  -
IE 271  Operations Analysis and Design  3  2  3  -
MATH 260  Introduction to Statistics  3    3  -

THIRD YEAR

Autumn Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
CS 281  Computers and Data Organization  3  2  3  -
ECON 207  Economics Theory for Engineers  3    3  -
GE 301  Science Technology and Society  2    2  -
IE 299  Summer Training I      -  -
IE 303  Modeling and Methods in Optimization  3    3  -
IE 325  Stochastic Models  3    3  -
IE 375  Production Planning  3    3  -

Spring Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
ENG 401  Technical Report Writing and Presentation  3    2  -
IE 324  Simulation  3  2  4  -
IE 342  Engineering Economic Analysis  3    3  -
IE 376  Production Information Systems  3    3  -
IE 380  Quality Assurance and Reliability  3    3  -
IE 496  Seminar in Production Systems  2    -  -
  IE Restricted Elective      3  6

FOURTH YEAR

Autumn Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
IE 399  Summer Training II      -  -
  Breadth Elective      3  6
  Humanities and Social Science Elective      3  6
  IE Restricted Electives (2)      6  12
  Project Elective I      3  6

Spring Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
  Breadth Electives (2)      6  12
  Humanities and Social Science Elective      3  6
  IE Restricted Elective      3  6
  Project Elective II      3  6

ELECTIVE COURSES

A list of approved elective courses is announced at the beginning of each semester by the department. Humanities/Social Sciences electives are any approved courses offered by the Faculty of Humanities and Letters or the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture or the Faculty of Economics, Administrative, and Social Sciences. Breadth electives are any approved courses offered by the Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Economics, Administrative, and Social Sciences or the Faculty of Business Administration.

GRADUATE PROGRAM

The overall objective of the graduate programs in the department is to conduct fundamental research in industrial engineering and operations research in accordance with scientific and technological developments, and to provide the students with a strong analytical basis for advanced theoretical work or for development of new approaches to applications. Current research areas are optimization theory/mathematical programming (linear and non-linear optimization, combinatorial and integer optimization, graph theory and network optimization, large scale optimization, optimization under uncertainty), stochastic systems (queueing models, maintenance, inventory control, modeling and optimization), simulation, statistics (estimation in stochastic systems, nonparametric analysis, Bayesian methods, data analysis), manufacturing systems (advanced manufacturing technologies, robotics, flexible manufacturing systems, micro/nano technologies, modeling and analysis of production systems), supply chain management and logistics, pricing and revenue optimization, scheduling, production planning and control systems, operations research methods in finance and energy, sustainable operations.

Master of Science in Industrial Engineering

Admission: All applicants are required to have a B.S. degree in industrial engineering, or in a related field of science or engineering. Students with a B.S. degree in areas other than industrial engineering may be requested to take several undergraduate courses in the field to acquire the necessary background. Evaluation of applicants is based on their ALES (Akademik Personel ve Lisansüstü Eğitimi Giriş Sınavı - Academic Personnel and Postgraduate Education Entrance Examination) scores, past academic records, reference letters and an interview. Applicants who are not Turkish citizens and Turkish citizen applicants who are residents of another country may take GRE instead of ALES. All non-native speakers of English are required to submit a proof of satisfactory knowledge of English.

Degree Requirements: In addition to at least 21 credit units of course work, the M.S. degree candidate must prepare and successfully defend a thesis. Expected duration to complete the M.S. program is four semesters; the maximum duration is six semesters.

CURRICULUM

Courses

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
GE 500  Research Methods and Academic Publication Ethics      -  1
GE 590  Academic Practices      -  -
IE 500  Mathematics of Operations Research  3    3  -
IE 505  Mathematical Programming  3    3  -
IE 523  Probabilistic Analysis  3    3  -
IE 599  Master's Thesis      -  -
  Graduate Electives (2)      6  15
  IE Graduate Electives (2)      6  15
  IE Graduate Seminar      -  1

The descriptions provided here for different elective course groups are only for guidance. The complete list of courses in each elective group are given in the electronic registration system.

Graduate Elective Courses: All 5XX or higher level courses with at least 3 credits offered by Graduate School of Engineering and Science Graduate School of Engineering and Science comprises graduate programs of the departments of Computer Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, Mathematics, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Physics, and the interdisciplinary graduate programs Material Science and Nanotechnology, and Neuroscience. and selected 5XX ECON and MAN coded courses.

IE Graduate Elective Courses: All 5XX or higher level IE coded courses with at least 3 credits.

Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial Engineering

Admission: All applicants are required to have a M.S. degree with thesis in industrial engineering, or in a related field of science or engineering. Evaluation of applicants is based on their ALES (Akademik Personel ve Lisansüstü Eğitimi Giriş Sınavı - Academic Personnel and Postgraduate Education Entrance Examination) scores, past academic records, reference letters and an interview. Applicants who are not Turkish citizens and Turkish citizen applicants who are residents of another country may take GRE instead of ALES. All non-native speakers of English are required to submit a proof of satisfactory knowledge of English.

Degree Requirements: 21 credit units of course work beyond the M.S. level is required. Ph.D. candidates must pass a qualifying exam and then must prepare a thesis work proposal. Preparing and defending a dissertation based on original research is the essence of the program. A paper based on the candidate's thesis must be accepted or published in a reputable journal before the dissertation can be defended. The expected duration to complete the Ph.D. program is eight semesters. The maximum durations is 12 semesters.

CURRICULUM

Courses

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
GE 500  Research Methods and Academic Publication Ethics      -  1
GE 690  Academic Practices      -  -
IE 521  Stochastic Processes  3    3  -
IE 699  Ph.D. Dissertation      -  -
MATH 500  Mathematical Analysis  3    3  -
  Graduate Electives (2)      6  15
  IE Graduate Electives (2)      6  15
  IE Graduate Seminar      -  1
  IE Restricted Graduate Elective      3  7.5

The descriptions provided here for different elective course groups are only for guidance. The complete list of courses in each elective group are given in the electronic registration system.

Graduate Elective Courses: All 5XX or higher level courses with at least 3 credits offered by Graduate School of Engineering and Science Graduate School of Engineering and Science comprises graduate programs of the departments of Computer Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, Mathematics, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Physics, and the interdisciplinary graduate programs Material Science and Nanotechnology, and Neuroscience. and selected 5XX ECON and MAN coded courses.

IE Graduate Elective Courses: All 5XX or higher level IE coded courses with at least 3 credits.

IE Restricted Graduate Elective Courses: IE 513, IE 518, IE 614


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