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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 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.
The medium of instruction is English.
Degree Requirements: 24 credit units of course work beyond the M.S. level or 48 credits of course work beyond the B.S. level is required. PhD candidates must pass a qualifying exam typically on their fourth semester, and then must prepare a thesis work proposal.
Preparing and defending a dissertation based on original research is the essence of the program. A dissertation based on original research is the essence of the program. The expected duration to complete the Ph.D. program is eight semesters for students who enter the program with an M.S. degree, and ten semesters for those who enter with a B.S. degree.
The maximum durations are 12 and 14 semesters, respectively.
All applicants are required to have a B.S. degree in industrial engineering, or in a related field of science or engineering. Evaluation of applicants is based on their ALES (Akademik Personel ve Lisansüstü Egitimi Giris Sinavi - 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.
English Language Requirements
IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL iBT® test: 87
Currently about 80% of the graduate students receive financial support. Financial assistance is provided in the form of a tuition waiver or a tuition waiver plus a monthly stipend. The amount of the stipend is adjusted annually to cover changes in the cost of living.
Both admission and financial assistance are based on academic accomplishment and scholarly promise alone, without regard to gender, race, ethnicity, religion, age, national origin or physical disabilities.