M.S. and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering

General

Program Description

The Department of Industrial Engineering offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Industrial Engineering.

Graduate Programs

The overall objective of the graduate programs in the department is to conduct fundamental research in industrial engineering and operations research in accordance with scientific and technological developments and to provide the students with a strong analytical basis for advanced theoretical work or for the development of new approaches to applications. Current research areas are optimization theory/mathematical programming (linear and non-linear optimization, combinatorial and integer optimization, graph theory and network optimization, large scale optimization, optimization under uncertainty), stochastic systems (queueing models, maintenance, inventory control, modeling and optimization), simulation, statistics (estimation in stochastic systems, nonparametric analysis, Bayesian methods, data analysis), manufacturing systems (advanced manufacturing technologies, robotics, flexible manufacturing systems, micro/nano-technologies, modeling and analysis of production systems), supply chain management and logistics, pricing and revenue optimization, scheduling, production planning and control systems, operations research methods in finance and energy, sustainable operations.

Master of Science in Industrial Engineering

Admission: All applicants are required to have a B.S. degree in industrial engineering, or in a related field of science or engineering. Students with a B.S. degree in areas other than industrial engineering may be requested to take several undergraduate courses in the field to acquire the necessary background. Evaluation of applicants is based on their ALES (Akademik Personel ve Lisansüstü Eğitimi Giriş Sınavı - Academic Personnel and Postgraduate Education Entrance Examination) scores, past academic records, reference letters, and an interview. Applicants who are not Turkish citizens and Turkish citizen applicants who are residents of another country may take GRE instead of ALES. All non-native speakers of English are required to submit a proof of satisfactory knowledge of English.

Degree Requirements: In addition to at least 21 credit units of course work, the M.S. degree candidate must prepare and successfully defend a thesis. The expected duration to complete the M.S. program is four semesters; the maximum duration is six semesters.

Curriculum

125809_Skjermbilde2019-11-13kl.15.03.55.png

The descriptions provided here for different elective course groups are only for guidance. The complete list of courses in each elective group is given in the electronic registration system.

Graduate Elective Courses: All 5XX or higher-level courses with at least 3 credits offered by Graduate School of Engineering and Science and selected 5XX ECON and MAN coded courses.

IE Graduate Elective Courses: All 5XX or higher-level IE coded courses with at least 3 credits.

Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial Engineering

Admission: All applicants are required to have an M.S. degree with a thesis in industrial engineering, or in a related field of science or engineering. Evaluation of applicants is based on their ALES (Akademik Personel ve Lisansüstü Eğitimi Giriş Sınavı - Academic Personnel and Postgraduate Education Entrance Examination) scores, past academic records, reference letters, and an interview. Applicants who are not Turkish citizens and Turkish citizen applicants who are residents of another country may take GRE instead of ALES. All non-native speakers of English are required to submit a proof of satisfactory knowledge of English.

Degree Requirements: 21 credit units of course work beyond the M.S. level is required. Ph.D. candidates must pass a qualifying exam and then must prepare a thesis work proposal. Preparing and defending a dissertation based on original research is the essence of the program. A paper based on the candidate's thesis must be accepted or published in a reputable journal before the dissertation can be defended. The expected duration to complete the Ph.D. program is eight semesters. The maximum duration is 12 semesters.

Curriculum

125810_Skjermbilde2019-11-13kl.15.04.02.png

The descriptions provided here for different elective course groups are only for guidance. The complete list of courses in each elective group is given in the electronic registration system.

Graduate Elective Courses: All 5XX or higher-level courses with at least 3 credits offered by Graduate School of Engineering and Science and selected 5XX ECON and MAN coded courses.

IE Graduate Elective Courses: All 5XX or higher-level IE coded courses with at least 3 credits.

IE Restricted Graduate Elective Courses: IE 513, IE 518, IE 614

Last updated Nov 2019

About the School

The Graduate School of Engineering and Science administers the graduate programs for the Faculties of Engineering and Science at Bilkent University. Our graduate school, a leading education and resear ... Read More

The Graduate School of Engineering and Science administers the graduate programs for the Faculties of Engineering and Science at Bilkent University. Our graduate school, a leading education and research institution has been developing and cultivating leaders since 1986. The Graduate School is comprised of motivated and dynamic academicians. The School provides up to date educational programs which equip students with valuable abilities and promote further study in transdisciplinary fields. The students are exposed to real-life projects and conceptual problem-solving techniques, as well as receiving traditional training in classrooms. Programs are designed to help students understand real-world circumstances, augment their cultural accumulation and contribute to the interaction between technology, science, and society. Read less