M.S. in Operational Research

The purpose of the Operational Research (OR) program is to train OR scientists skilled in the theory and practice of solving problems arising in the context of functional systems, i.e., in systems designed, constructed and operated for the purpose of fulfilling human needs and objectives. Hence, OR scientists are expected to develop models and techniques for deriving optimal solutions and to take part in solving practical problems of designing and operating systems. They are expected to contribute to planning and decision making in such institutions as planning agencies, public enterprises, military and other governmental organizations, and private industry. 

The program is interdisciplinary in nature, bringing together faculty members of diverse backgrounds. Students and faculty members are encouraged to take part in applied research on practical problems as well as in theoretical research.

Course Code Course Name   METU Credit 
  Contact (h/w) 
  Lab (h/w) 
  ECTS Credit 
OR500 M.S. THESIS 0 0 0 50.0
OR501 LINEAR OPTIMIZATION 3 3 0 8.0
  or IE553 LINEAR OPTIMIZATION 3 3 0 8.0
IE561 STOCHASTIC PROCESSES I 3 3 0 8.0
OR590 GRADUATE SEMINAR 0 0 2 10.0
  or IE590 GRADUATE SEMINAR 0 0 2 10.0
CEIT725* RESEARCH METHODS AND ETHICS 0 0 0 10.0

5 elective courses approved by the Department of Industrial Engineering.
Minimum total credit: 21
Minimum number of courses with credit: 7
   *Required only for students enrolled in Fall 2016-2017 or later.

Deficiency Courses for Non-IEs
IE251 Linear Programming
IE252 Network Flows and Integer Programming
IE265 Introduction to Probability
IE266 Engineering Statistics