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What is Industrial Engineering?

What is Industrial Engineering?

Industrial Engineering is an engineering discipline that focuses on the design, modeling, control and optimization of complex systems under time and cost constraints.

Our program covers the main topics in Industrial Engineering such as Operations Research, Statistics and Data Analysis, Production and Inventory Planning, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Simulation, Network Theory, Quality Control, Project Management, along with Automation and Control Engineering Methodology and Information Technology. All these areas are unified under the principles of Systems Engineering, supported by Systems Modeling and System Dynamics approaches.

The systems approach focuses on the entire system and takes a holistic view rather than addressing the constituent parts of the system individually. Today, complex systems combine more than one of the following sub-systems: technological, biological, sociological, environmental, industrial, political, economic, and financial. Industrial and Systems engineers work on the modeling, control and optimization of such systems while revealing the relationships and interactions between different system elements.

Industrial Engineers work in the following areas: planning in production and service sector, operational planning, R&D, Automation-Control and Mechatronics, Logistics, Information processing design, facility layout design, project management, Supply chain management, ERP-SAP consulting.

Industrial Engineering Department is in contact with the following organizations

  • INCOSE (International Council on Systems Engineering) Turkey Branch
  • Chamber of Mechanical Engineers of Turkey
  • Operational Research Society (ORST) -Turkey
  • Purdue University- USA
  • RIT – USA
  • InHolland University – Netherlands
  • Montana State University – USA
  • ASEM (American Society for Engineering Management)
  • INFORMS (The Institute for Operations Research and Management Science)
  • The European Operational Research Society


Yeditepe University, Industrial Engineering Department has been accredited by Association for Evaluation and Accreditation of Engineering Programs (MÜDEK) and European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Education (ENAEE) between 30 September 2019 – 30 September 2021 for the third time.

MÜDEK Accreditation Certificate



Success Stories of Our Graduates

As of 2020, nearly 1000 students graduated from our department. Around one-third of them pursued a graduate program in international universities or universities in Turkey including Stanford, Berkeley, USC, Rutgers, Delft, Lund, Ecole Centrale, Boğaziçi University, ODTÜ, İTÜ, Koç University, Sabancı University, and Yeditepe University. 

Around 5 percent of the graduates are working as professional engineers or researchers in the areas of telecommunication systems, SAP, energy systems, petroleum industry, and finance in countries including Germany, USA, Sweden, UK, and Australia. Information about some of them can be found in the following links: 

Some of the graduates working in Turkey


Graduates sharing their success stories




Binnur ÖZBAŞ


Vision & Mission

Mission & Vision


Our mission is to be a department that trains Industrial Engineers with professional ethics and responsibility who are able to solve large scale problems via systems approach using appropriate methodologies and theory in the design, modeling, control and improvement of complex systems and contributes to the production of information and technology by conducting interdisciplinary research with the industry, other universities and research institutions.


Our vision is to carry out reputable researches at national and international level, to admit successful students in undergraduate and graduate levels, to have alumni who are successful in domestic and international industry and research institutions, to produce positive contributions to science, technology, industry and humanity.


Educational Objectives and Learning Outcomes of the Undergraduate Program

Educational Objectives

The objective of this program is to graduate students who

  1. Apply the basic principles of Industrial Engineering and take on leadership roles to solve the problems of their sectors
  2. Play an important role in the analysis, design, implementation and development of production and service systems
  3. Contribute to the accumulation of knowledge about Industrial Engineering by conducting scientific research

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Adequate knowledge in mathematics, science and engineering subjects pertaining to the relevant discipline; ability to use theoretical and applied knowledge in these areas in complex engineering problems.
  2. Ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems; ability to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose.
  3. Ability to design a complex system, process, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the desired result; ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose.
  4. Ability to devise, select, and use modern techniques and tools needed for analyzing and solving complex problems encountered in engineering practice; ability to employ information technologies effectively.
  5. Ability to design and conduct experiments, gather data, analyze and interpret results for investigating complex engineering problems or discipline specific research questions.
  6. Ability to work efficiently in intra-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; ability to work individually.
  7. Ability to communicate effectively in Turkish, both orally and in writing; knowledge of a minimum of one foreign language; ability to write effective reports and comprehend written reports, prepare design and production reports, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear and intelligible instructions.
  8. Recognition of the need for lifelong learning; ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continue to educate him/herself.
  9. Consciousness to behave according to ethical principles and professional and ethical responsibility; knowledge on standards used in engineering practice.
  10. Knowledge about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness in entrepreneurship, innovation; knowledge about sustainable development.
  11. Knowledge about the global and social effects of engineering practices on health, environment, and safety, and contemporary issues of the century reflected into the field of engineering; awareness of the legal consequences of engineering solutions.
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