Industrial Engineering is the application of techniques and principles to the improvement, design, and installation of systems that involve people, materials, information, energy and equipment to provide efficient production of goods and services. To evaluate and work with these systems, knowledge and skills in the mathematical, physical, and social sciences are required. Industrial Engineering activities form a bridge between management goals and operational performance. The industrial engineers are more concerned with increasing productivity through the management of people, methods of business organization, and technology than the engineers in other specialties, who generally work more with products or processes.
Industrial engineers are employed in multidisciplinary teams, and usually concerned with the planning, installation, controlling and improvement of production activities. Such activities may include manufacturing, product innovation, provision of services, transportation, and organizational information flow. Industrial Engineers may seek employment in organizations such as government, manufacturing industry, research and consulting institutions, health care units, banks, insurance and utility companies.
The Industrial Engineering Department was founded in the Academic Year 1994-95 as a branch of the faculty of Engineering. The founder chair during the academic years 1994-98 was Assoc. Prof. Dr. M. Kudret Yurtseven,
Nowadays, the Industrial Engineering department has 2 Professors, 3 Associate Professor Doctors, 3 Assistant Professor Doctors, 1 part-time lecturer and 14 research assistants. The present number of registered students in the Department is approximately 400 including the MS and PhD students. Approximately 80 new students each academic year are admitted to the Industrial Engineering department at EMU.
The Bachelor of Science (BS) Program provides an interdisciplinary educational foundation for its graduates to understand, find and implement solutions with a system approach. Students are provided with the essential tools to consider the technological, business and human aspects of problems in complex systems. Graduates of the program are prepared for employment in technologically and socially complex organizations, or for pursuing their research interests at graduate level. From the academic year 1997-98, after the first graduates of Industrial Engineering BS Program, the department had ground 720 graduates. Some of these graduates have started working on their vocation whereas some of them have carried on graduate education in well known universities in Turkey, England, USA, Spain, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Norway just to name a few.
A Double-Major BS Program in IENG and MENG is available for the students of the Industrial Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Departments. As of the end of 2009-2010 academic year, there are 5 graduates from this program.
The graduate programs leading to MS and Ph.D. degrees are designed to provide the students with a strong analytical basis for advanced theoretical work or for development of new approaches to applications, and to promote fundamental graduate research in the areas of Industrial Engineering with scientific and technological developments. There are around 30 graduates from the graduate programs and currently 20 students are enrolled.
In 1996, some of the Industrial Engineering students established what is known now as the Industrial Engineering Club (IE Club) in order to support occupational education both academically and socially.
At the present the Industrial Engineering Department has several functional computer laboratories including 140 computers (in PC Laboratories, Work Study and Ergonomics Laboratory, Simulation and Optimization Laboratory, Computer Integrated Manufacturing Laboratory, and Multi-Media Laboratory).
The Industrial Engineering Department, proceeded with its development, during the year 2000, the department arranged the "21st National Operational Research & Industrial Engineering Congress" in TRNC.
Responding to the demand of enrolment to the Industrial Engineering programs by the high school graduates entering the university, Industrial Engineering department will continue its growth by employing qualified faculty members and enhancing its research activities. Industrial Engineering department is preparing itself to meeting the challenges of globalization in the next decade and after.
Our vision is to be the Industrial Engineering Department with most sought after graduates by top organizations through excellence in teaching and research.
Our mission is to provide a scholarly environment to generate and disseminate new knowledge and technological innovation through research, and to equip future industrial engineers with sound professional background for the benefit of the society.
An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
Emine ATASOYLU, Assistant Professor. BS, Middle East Technical University; MS, PhD, Eastern Mediterranean University. Current research interests: Environmental Chemistry, Occupational Health and Safety; Engineering Ethics.
Haluk SaffetBALKAN, Associate Professor. BS, MS, Middle East Technical University; MS, University of Pennsylvania. Current research interests: Computer Applications, Simulation, Probability and Statistics, Operations Research, Multi-objective Decision-Making.
Gökhan İZBIRAK, Assistant Professor [Chairperson]. BS, Middle East Technical University; MBA, PhD, Eastern Mediterranean University. Current research interests: Optimization, Financial Decision Making, Solar Energy.
NureddinKIRKAVAK, Associate Professor. BS, Middle East Technical University; M.S, Ph.D, Bilkent University. Current research interests: Design and Analysis of Production Systems, Stochastic Modeling and Simulation, Performance Evaluation and Justification of Modern Manufacturing Systems, Engineering Economy.
Adham Ahmad MACKIEH, Assistant Professor [Vice Chairperson]. BS, MS, PhD, Middle East Technical University. Current research interests: Work Method Design; Human Factor Analysis for Manufacturing Systems; Simulation in Decision Making.
Alagar RANGAN, Professor. BS, MS, Annamalai University, India; PhD, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India. Current research interests: Stochastic Modeling of Biological Systems, Reliability, Warranty.
Bela VIZVARI, Professor. BS, MS, PhD, Eötvös Loránd University; Dr. sc. nat. Institute of Technology “Carl Schorlemmer”; C.Sc., Hungarian Academy of Sciences; Dr. Habil, Eötvös Loránd University. Current research interests: Integer Programming, Schedule Theory, Agricultural Economics, Production Control.