The METU Industrial Engineering Department, the first of its kind in Turkey since 1969, currently employs a full time teaching faculty of 23. There are over 400 undergraduate and about 150 graduate students enrolled in our regular programs. An M.S. program in Engineering Management is also offered to graduates of other B.S. programs and has an additional 150 students.
In addition to their academic research, the IE faculty has also been active in sponsored research projects conducted for the industry and the government. Based on this experience, the Department is well placed to offer education over a wide range, to take part in joint research projects, and to engage in all types of national and international academic work.
In addition to disciplinary content, the Department also encourages students to attain expertise in the use of modern information technologies and take part in professional and extracurricular activities. As a result, our students are able to stand out in many international contests and activities.
Our graduates are employed by well-known international and national organizations in a wide variety of private and public sectors, where they attain a managerial position within five years. Many of them are enrolled in M.S. and Ph.D. programs of the most prominent universities in the USA and Europe.
The Department supports national and international scientific events and has hosted several conferences and workshops. With such a record, we continue to enjoy the interest of the best students and the best talent that this country offers.