Course Catalog


The graduate curriculum leading to M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Industrial Engineering is designed to provide the students with computing, quantitative, analytical, and applications skills and to prepare them as entrepreneurs, problem solvers, effective decision-makers, and change agents in a competitive business environment or as prospective scientists in the academics. The program focuses on production and service systems, integrated manufacturing, supply chain management, product development process, modeling and analysis of manufacturing processes and equipment, and operations research approaches to telecommunication and energy systems.

Due to a decision of the Graduate Board (Board Meeting on the 11th of March, 2014), in order to be able to defend the thesis, the student should have at least one (1) journal articles satisfying the following:.

-If the PhD study cannot be published due to trade secrets, patent application process, etc., the issue of waiving this rule is first consulted with RGP director. Eligible applications are then submitted to Institute Executive Board for approval.

-This rule applies to PhD students who have not yet completed the requirements of qualifying exams as of 2013-2014 spring semester.

-The journal should be listed in SCI-E or Scopus journal lists.

-The article should have been accepted and this should be demonstrated by a letter from the advisor two weeks before thesis defense.


Course Category Min. ECTS Credits Min. SU Credits Min. Courses
PhD Dissertation - - 1
Required Courses - 6 8
Core Electives - 6 2
Area Electives - 9 3
Total 280 21 14


PhD Dissertation

  Course Name ECTS Credits SU Credits Faculty
     IE 790 Ph.D. Dissertation 180 0 FENS

Required Courses

6 SU credits (IE 501 and IE 503) are required. All non credit Seminar Courses and Scientific and Technical communication and Academic Practices and Development courses

  Course Name ECTS Credits SU Credits Faculty
     GR 501E Academic Practices and Development 7 0 FENS
     GR 502E Academic Practices and Development 2 7 0 FENS
     GR 503E Academic Practices and Development 3 7 0 FENS
     GR 555E Scientific and Technical Communication 7 0 FENS
     IE 501 Linear Programming and Extensions 10 3 FENS
     IE 503 Stochastic Processes 10 3 FENS
     IE 751 Graduate Seminar I 1 0 FENS
     IE 752 Graduate Seminar II 1 0 FENS

Core Electives

Minimum 6 SU credits from the pool below are required (Max. 2 courses of IE 580, IE 581, IE 680 and IE 681.)

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Area Electives

Minimum 9 SU credits from FENS, FASS and FMAN graduate courses (max. 2 courses from FASS and FMAN or IF coded courses).

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**Courses in more than one areas are listed in the area according to order of appearence in Summary of Degree Requirements list. That is, if a course is both area elective and core elective,then it is listed in core elective courses list.

***Undergraduate courses are not listed in graduate area requirements even if they are among them.

****Since graduation requirements may change dependent to the enrollment year to the University, we advise our students who enrolled at SU in previous years and still continue their education, to track their graduation requirements completion via Information System - Degree Evaluation.