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DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

General Information on Undergraduate Program

General Information on Undergraduate Program
The program aims to develop the knowledge and skills with which organizational problems can be effectively addressed. Of particular interest are questions of design, planning, installation, improvement, operation and control of purposeful systems incorporating people and scarce resources. The outlook needed for this type of inquiry draws upon specialized knowledge in mathematics, the natural and social sciences, as well as engineering analysis and design.

The program aims at educating students who depend on critical reason and systems thinking to effectively apply qualitative and quantitative methods of inquiry in general, and statistical analysis and mathematical modeling in particular, to real-life problem solving and system design. (We understand systems thinking at the very least, as realizing that organized human activity takes place in systems of purposeful individuals and scarce resources, and that such systems do not have fixed boundaries.)

The curriculum is regularly updated taking note of scientific advances and requirements of the industry. In general, the program is designed to provide broad based training for the purpose of achieving effectiveness and efficiency in manufacturing and service systems.

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

Mission

The IE Department studies organised human activity and educates engineers capable of creating value in socio-technical systems. Our work is founded on critical reason and systems thinking and on strong quantitative analysis. Our approach emphasizes identifying and structuring issues and formulating problems, as much as developing effective courses of action in complex systems. We promote interdisciplinary research and participation in joint research programs. We encourage the involvement of the industry, the students and the alumni in departmental activities.

Vision

To be a research department that communicates knowledge of organized human activity. To connect research with instruction and educate professionals who are competent to deal with complex issues in socio-technical systems.

PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

1. Graduates of the METU BSIE 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 are capable of dealing with complex socio-technical issues in system design and transforming these organizations.

STUDENT OUTCOMES

METU BSIE program prepares the students to attain the following knowledge, skills, and abilities at the time of graduation:

*An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
*An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
*An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
*An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
*An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
*An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
*An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies
*An ability to design, analyze, operate, and improve integrated systems that produce and/or supply products and/or services in an effective, efficient, sustainable, and socially responsible manner
*An ability to apply critical reason and systems thinking in problem solving and systems design
*An ability to use scientific methods and tools (such as mathematical models, statistical methods and techniques) necessary for industrial engineering practice

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
CENG240 PROGRAMMING WITH PYTHON FOR ENGINEERS 3 2 2 4.0
ENG101 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES I 4 4 1 6.0
OHS101 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY-I 0 0 0 2.0
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
BA100 CAREER PLANNING 0 1 0 2.0
IE102 INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING ORIENTATION 2 2 0 3.0
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 5.0
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 5.0
IE266 ENGINEERING STATISTICS 4 4 0 5.0
METE230 FUNDAMENTALS OF MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING 3 3 0 5.0
ENG211 ACADEMIC ORAL PRESENTATION SKILLS 3 3 1 4.0
OHS301 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY - II 0 0 0 2.0
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 5.0
IE323 PRODUCTION AND SERVICE OPERATIONS PLANNING I 3 3 0 5.0
IE333 WORK SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN 3 3 0 5.0
IE347 ENGINEERING ECONOMY 3 3 0 5.0
IE361 STOCHASTIC MODELS IN OPERATIONS RESEARCH 3 3 0 5.0
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 5.0
IE324 PRODUCTION AND SERVICE OPERATIONS PLANNING II 3 3 0 5.0
IE368 QUALITY PLANNING AND CONTROL 3 3 0 5.0
IE372 SIMULATION 3 3 0 5.0
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

FOURTH YEAR

Seventh Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
IE400 SUMMER PRACTICE II 0 0 0 5.0
IE404 MANAGEMENT FOR ENGINEERS 3 3 0 5.0
IE422 SEMINAR IN INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING 0 2 0 1.0
IE489 SYSTEMS THINKING 3 3 0 5.0
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