It is more important than ever to effectively utilize the resources under increasing population and consumer demands while there are limited and decreasing resources. Increasing globalization and communication methods allowed demand and production to go beyond borders. Industrial Engineers follows the “Engineers make, Industrial Engineers Improves and develops” rule. This makes very important contribution to increase productivity everywhere such as government offices, factories, hospitals, banks and many other businesses.
The main objective of the for-profit organizations is to produce cheapest and highest quality products and outputs while minimizing their inputs. Industrial Engineering deals with the design, development and management of systems in which a mixture of material, energy, information systems, capital, equipment, labor and time resources are effectively used. In this respect, Industrial Engineers need to have advanced coordinating skills, system thinking ability, good analytical and quantitative skills. It is preferred that they use the tools to reach the information they need to solve a problem and develop themselves to keep up with the changing times.
The mission of Industrial Engineering department is to provide their students most recent scientific methods for design, development and effective management of production, service and hybrid systems. As a department, we work hard to develop system thinking skills, analytical thinking, modelling and research abilities of our students to solve the problems they face. We provide required scientific, technical and social foundation that will allow them to excel in their career path and hence grow individuals who contribute to society.
We aim to provide students a strong background on the basic industrial engineering topics especially on operations research and optimization, simulation, production planning and control, statistical quality control, programming tools for Industrial Engineers, statistical decision making, engineering economics, cost analysis and system analysis. Having necessary skills and requisites, students can focus on production and operations research sections and can select courses such as Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Decision Support Systems, Network Analysis and Economics, Operations Research and Management Science Applications in Healthcare and multiobjective optimization.
One of the primary goals of the Industrial Engineering department is to reach a distinguished position among peer and equivalent departments. Our students are employed upon their graduation in almost all areas such as production, finance, banking, energy, healthcare, logistics and information systems and they can direct their career successfully. That proves us that we are on the right path to reach our goals. We are very confident that the department will have a unique position with our excellent faculty members, students, graduates.
Assoc. Prof. Ahmet Yücekaya
Chairman of Industrial Engineering Department