In order to create value for society as well as industry, the mission of Galatasaray University’s Industrial Engineering (IE) Department is as follows:
- To educate industrial engineers who are intellectually curious, creative, apt to provide solutions with a high degree of self-confidence, analytical thinking and strong communication skills, with a strong emphasis on social and ethical responsibilities;
- To conduct exclusive scientific research at universal standards and provide a high quality education that benefits from international collaboration, through its academic staff dedicated to continuous improvement.
As of January 2011, the IE department has 14 full-time faculty members, including 4 full professors, 3 associate professors and 7 assistant professors, and 8 research assistants.
The students of the IE Department pursue courses on mathematics, fundamental engineering and computer sciences as well as courses on operations research, simulation, engineering economy, financial management, production management, quality management, facility planning, information technologies, and human resource management. While the curriculum is in French in the undergraduate program, English is offered as a second foreign language. The graduates are expected to have a good command of English in addition to fluency in French. The IE department is involved in exchange programs with numerous European universities, mostly in France, through the LLP-ERASMUS program. The IE Department offers Master of Science, Non-thesis Master of Science, and PhD programs through the Institute of Science and Engineering.
Students enrolled in the IE department gain experience for their professional career through mandatory internships in leading national/multi-national companies in Turkey or abroad. In order to conduct practical trainings related to fundamental engineering sciences, students use mechanics, electronics, computer, and computer aided design laboratories. In 1997, a UNESCO chair was established in the field of Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) in the IE department. The CIM laboratory, founded in 1999 as part of the UNESCO chair, enhances the undergraduate and graduate education as well as research activities in the field of modern manufacturing systems, and provides the students the opportunity to strengthen their theoretical knowledge through application.