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BScIndustrial Engineering

Tuition fee $8,800.00 per year
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Industrial engineering is a form of systems engineering. Here the systems in question are production systems, inclusive of services production. The design, management, and improvement of production systems are the basic tasks of the industrial engineer. Man, machine, material, method, and environment, which are known as the basic factors of production, are managed in an optimal way to ensure corporate success. The systems approach and process management are the bases upon which this is achieved. Industrial engineers are equipped with scientific tools such as statistics, simulation, operations research/optimization, planning, and in particular production planning, work systems analysis and design, quality engineering tools and total quality management, and productivity management. They are furthermore expected to be capable of planning, evaluation, and research & development, too. In addition to these scientific methods, industrial engineers are expected to have some knowledge of financial/business administration. Significant contributions to business success are achieved through the use of diagnosis and prevention-oriented studies. All the tools of information technologies (management information systems, computer integrated manufacturing, etc.) are actively applied in all branches of industrial engineering.

Industrial engineering has increasingly gained in importance over the last thirty years, not only in Turkey but throughout the rest of the world as well. Because it plays an indispensable role in the production of goods and services of all types of businesses, large, medium, and small alike, industrial engineering will continue to increase in prominence, ensuring increasing job opportunities in a wide range of sectors for those who choose this particular career path.

Of course there are reasons why industrial engineering has become so important in today’s world. First of all, with scarcity of resources and increased competition both pressing issues, the quality of products and efficiency of production both have become essential to the future of competitive businesses and humanity itself. Optimal satisfaction of customer demand, in terms of quality, cost, and timing, plays a decisive role in the survival of businesses. Within this context, a constant quest for innovation is imperative. Important innovations such as lean manufacturing, just-in-time manufacturing, flexible manufacturing, computer integrated manufacturing, computer-aided manufacturing, total quality management, and productivity management in the production systems field, have all been compulsory for keeping up in today’s competitive business world. Okan University’s Industrial Engineering Department provides students with the knowledge and know-how that will allow them to master such aspects of the field and, just as importantly, to build upon the groundwork they lay during their undergraduate education, and become innovators themselves.

Programme structure

In short, our program provides students with the skills and knowledge that they need to be competitive in the field. Some of the topics covered in our program include:

Tools of production and quality engineering
Tools for the measurement and evaluation of productivity
Business system design-study-method development, ergonomics
Facilities planning, capacity planning, inventory management-production-planning-maintenance planning, investment planning
Research and development / innovation management
Measurement and evaluation, quantitative indicators
Optimization approach for all kinds of actions and decisions
Effective usage of information technology in all areas
Economics / business information necessary for the field

Our education program includes the opportunity to take part in two summer internships addressing the topics of computer applications in the field of industry and industrial engineering. Students graduate with the title of “Industrial Engineer.

Apply now! Fall 2018
Application deadline
Aug 15, 2018 23:59
Europe/Istanbul time
Studies commence
Sep 19, 2018

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States