Istanbul Technical University Industrial Engineering Department is established with a mission that is to increase the performance of the organizations by both producing and spreading the essential knowledge and the ability for this purpose among its students and society. In order to achieve this aim, both the organization of the department and the curriculum are based on four fundemental scientific area including, Operations Research, Production Systems Engineering, Management Engineering, Information Systems.
The Department of Industrial Engineering has IE undergraduate program, an international undergraduate program, graduate programs for Industrial engineering and Engineering Management and a postgraduate program for Industrial Engineering. Since Industrial Engineering is an interdisciplinary field, to achieve specialization, in undergraduate program, three different options consist of operations research, industry and manufacturing systems are set. Through this, an increase is provided not only in the profundity, but also in the range of the courses. As a consequence, students can specialize in the areas that they are interested in, by taking the courses related to those areas. In addition, there are five different laboratories that involve Ergonomics, Manufacturing Research, RFID, Usability and Simulation in which both students and lecturers can use in order to develop their knowledge about industrial applications by conducting research.
Istanbul Technical University Industrial Engineering Department periodically renews its inner design accordingly to scientific and industrial developments in Turkey and in the world. By its design and mechanism, it has a leading role and appears as a model for many other Industrial Engineering Department.