Academic Catalog

DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

General Information on Undergraduate Program

The programs offered by the Department aim to develop knowledge and skills with which organizational problems can be effectively addressed. Of particular interest are questions of design, installation, planning, improvement, operation and control of human activity systems under conditions of scarcity. The approach needed for this type of inquiry draws on specialized knowledge in mathematics, natural and social sciences, as well as engineering analysis and design.

In general, the programs are designed to provide broad based training for the purpose of achieving effectiveness and efficiency in manufacturing and service systems. The graduates of the Department find employment in almost all sectors of the industry and government agencies. The Industrial Engineering undergraduate program was accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.


PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

METU Industrial Engineering Department identifies:
1. Graduates of the METU Industrial Engineering program have successful careers in industrial engineering practice and research in a broad range of organizations,

2. Taking a systems approach and using scientific inquiry, they provide leadership and actively participate in problem solving and system design in these organizations,

as the program educational objectives.


STUDENT OUTCOMES

METU Industrial Engineering Department aims that by the time of graduation the students will acquire the following skills, knowledge and behaviors:


a. The students will be able to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
b. The students will be able to design and conduct scientific experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
c. The students will be able to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
d. The students will be able to work in cooperation with others and facilitate multidisciplinary teamwork.
e. The students will be able to identify, formulate and solve industrial engineering problems.
f. The students will observe professional responsibility and ethical conduct.
g. The students will be able to effectively communicate.
h. The students will understand the role and impact of industrial engineering in a global, economic, environmental and societal context.
i. The students will recognize the need for lifelong learning and will be able to engage in it.
j. The students will have an awareness of contemporary issues such as globalization, environmental impact and conflicting interests in society.
k. The students will be able to make effective use of scientific methods and tools (such as mathematical models, statistical methods and techniques) necessary for industrial engineering practice.
l. The students will be able to design, develop, implement, and improve integrated systems that include people, materials, information, equipment, and energy.
m. The students will be able to apply critical reason and systems thinking in problem solving and systems design.
The students will be able to take initiative in their professional lives
n. The students will be able to take initiative in their professional lives.

Undergraduate Curriculum


FIRST YEAR

First Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
PHYS105 GENERAL PHYSICS I 4 3 2 6.5
CHEM107 GENERAL CHEMISTRY 4 3 2 6.0
MATH119 CALCULUS WITH ANALYTIC GEOMETRY 5 4 2 7.5
CENG229 C PROGRAMMING 4 3 2 6.0
ENG101 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES I 4 4 1 6.0
IS100 INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS 0 0 2 1.0

Second Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
PHYS106 GENERAL PHYSICS II 4 3 2 6.5
MATH120 CALCULUS OF FUNCTIONS OF SEVERAL VARIABLES 5 4 2 7.5
MATH260 BASIC LINEAR ALGEBRA 3 3 0 5.0
IE102 INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING ORIENTATION 2 2 0 4.0
ME105 COMPUTER AIDED ENGINEERING GRAPHICS 3 2 2 5.0
ENG102 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES II 4 4 1 6.0

SECOND YEAR

Third Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
MATH219 INTRODUCTION TO DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS 4 4 0 7.0
ECON211 PRIN OF.ECONOMICS I 3 3 0 6.0
IE241 FINANCIAL AND MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING FOR ENGINEERS 3 3 0 5.0
IE251 LINEAR PROGRAMMING 3 3 0 6.0
IE265 INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY 3 3 0 5.0
ME212 PRINCIPLES OF PRODUCTION ENGINEERING 3 3 0 5.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
HIST2201 0 2 0 2.0
HIST2205 HISTORY OF THE TURKISH REVOLUTION I 0 2 0 2.0

Fourth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ECON212 PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS II 3 3 0 6.0
IE252 NETWORK FLOWS AND INTEGER PROGRAMMING 3 3 0 6.0
IE266 ENGINEERING STATISTICS 4 4 0 6.0
METE230 FUNDAMENTALS OF MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING 3 3 0 5.0
ENG211 ACADEMIC ORAL PRESENTATION SKILLS 3 3 1 4.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
HIST2202 0 2 0 2.0
HIST2206 HISTORY OF THE TURKISH REVOLUTION II 0 2 0 2.0
            RESTRICTED ELECTIVE

THIRD YEAR

Fifth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
EE381 SYSTEMS AND CONTROL 3 3 0 5.0
IE300 SUMMER PRACTICE I 0 0 0 4.0
IE323 PRODUCTION AND SERVICE OPERATIONS PLANNING I 3 3 0 6.0
IE333 WORK SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN 3 3 0 5.5
IE347 ENGINEERING ECONOMY 3 3 0 6.0
IE361 STOCHASTIC MODELS IN OPERATIONS RESEARCH 3 3 0 6.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
TURK105 TURKISH I 0 4 0 2.0
TURK201 ELEMENTARY TURKISH 0 2 0 2.0
TURK303 TURKISH I 0 2 0 2.0
            NONTECHNICAL ELECTIVE

Sixth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
IE304 PRODUCTION AND SERVICE INFORMATION SYSTEMS 3 3 0 5.5
IE324 PRODUCTION AND SERVICE OPERATIONS PLANNING II 3 3 0 6.0
IE368 QUALITY PLANNING AND CONTROL 3 3 0 5.5
IE372 SIMULATION 3 3 0 6.0
ME351 THERMODYNAMICS OF HEAT POWER 3 3 0 5.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
TURK106 TURKISH II 0 4 0 2.0
TURK202 INTERMEDIATE TURKISH 0 2 0 2.0
TURK304 TURKISH II 0 2 0 2.0

FORTH YEAR

Seventh Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
IE400 SUMMER PRACTICE II 0 0 0 4.0
IE404 MANAGEMENT FOR ENGINEERS 3 3 0 5.5
IE422 SEMINAR IN INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING 0 2 0 10.0
IE489 SYSTEMS THINKING 3 3 0 6.5
IE497 SYSTEMS DESIGN I 3 1 4 5.0
            TECHNICAL ELECTIVE
            TECHNICAL ELECTIVE
            NONTECHNICAL ELECTIVE

Eighth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
IE498 SYSTEMS DESIGN II 3 1 4 5.0
            FREE ELECTIVE
            TECHNICAL ELECTIVE
            TECHNICAL ELECTIVE
            NONTECHNICAL ELECTIVE

h/w = hours per week