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Prospective Students

According to the Institute of Industrial Engineers:

"Industrial Engineering is concerned with the design, improvement, and installation of integrated systems of people, material, equipment, and energy. It draws upon specialized knowledge and skills in the mathematical, physical and social sciences together with the principles and method of engineering analysis and design to specify, predict, and evaluate the results to be obtained from such systems."

Industrial Engineering is different from other engineering disciplines because of its broader scope and its focus on people. For instance, whereas mechanical engineers deal with analysis, design, manufacturing and maintenance of mechanical systems using engineering, physics, and materials science; industrial engineers deal with analysis, design, improvement, and optimization of broader-scope systems using a combination of various analytical methods such as mathematics, probability and statistics, physical and social sciences, and engineering design.

What Distinguishes Us

What makes Industrial Engineering at Çankaya University unique is a combination of several factors.

  • We consider our department with all its members and alumni as a growing family.

  • Our department was established as one of the first two engineering departments in the Faculty of Engineering at Çankaya University.

  • Among the non-profit universities in Turkey, it is the second industrial engineering department having undergraduate program graduates.

  • As of 2015-2016 academic year, more than 800 alumni of our department are working in various areas.

  • All of our students are enrolled with scholarships, according to their academic performance from the ÖSYM entrance exam.

  • We continuously improve our department, and our efforts has led to recognition of our department by Association for Evaluation and Accreditation of Engineering Programs (MÜDEK).

  • At our department, we have an experienced faculty, holding degrees from well-known and reputable universities from Turkey and abroad, providing a broad spectrum of expertise in various industrial engineering areas.

  • English is the medium of instruction, providing a global advantage to our students and graduates.

  • Our curriculum is refined with courses designed to provide students with hands-on experience, including summer trainings and Systems' Analysis, Design and Implementation courses during which groups of our senior students work on real-life problems in partnership with various production and service companies in Ankara. Industry-university relationships, and hence, real-life projects provided through this relationship help our students apply their theoretical knowledge and gain experience before they graduate.

  • Undergraduate students who satisfy certain requirements may also apply 13 departments for a double major degree or 16 departments for a minor program certificate.

  • Industrial Engineering Club, is the first established student club out of about 60 student clubs in our university.

MÜDEK Accreditation

Our undergraduate program was first accredited in May 1, 2013 for two years by the Association for Evaluation and Accreditation of Engineering Programs (MÜDEK) and awarded the First Cycle EUR-ACE Certificate. Our dedication to quality education has been rewarded with an extension of three more years for the MÜDEK accreditation and the award of First Cycle EUR-ACE Certificate until September 30, 2018. Our graduates during the award period carry the certification on their diplomas, recognized for their B.S. degree in Europe and some other countries.


Erasmus Programme is a European Union education and training program which aims to increase the quality of higher education in Europe. For this purpose, the Programme promotes the co-operations between higher education institutions (HEIs) in Europe. These partnerships and mobility activities are financially supported by the program. Besides HEI co-operations, Erasmus Programme promotes the cooperation between HEIs and labor market so that universities would meet the need of labor market and graduates would have better employability opportunities.

Industrial Engineering Department is one of the departments in Çankaya University that contributes by participating the Programme. Please see this link for further information.

Summer Training in Europe with YİTAK

Ankara Consortium for New Work Experiences (YİTAK) is a consortium that is financed by European Union under Erasmus+ Program. The consortium is sending students to EU as interns for 594 months in total. Ankara Chamber of Commerce is the coordinator of this consortium is a European Union education and training program.

Çankaya University is one of the coordinators and partners of this consortium. Please see this link for further information.

Opportunities for Double Major & Minor Programs

Undergraduate students who satisfy certain requirements may also apply a second department for a double major degree or a minor program certificate. Those students who graduate from their own program and a major degree program receive undergraduate diplomas from both departments, whereas those students who successfully complete a minor program receive a certificate from their minor program along with an undergraduate diploma from their own department.

Undergraduate programs of the following departments offer Industrial Engineering undergraduates major and minor programs:

  • Civil Engineering

  • Computer Engineering

  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering

  • Electronic and Communication Engineering

  • Materials Science and Engineering

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Mechatronics Engineering

  • Mathematics

  • Economics

  • Management

  • Banking and Finance

  • Political Science and International Relations

  • International Trade

In addition to these departments, our undergraduate students have the opportunity to have minor in Psychology, Architecture, Interior Architecture or City and Regional Planning if they satisfy the necessary requirements.

Admissions and Tuition Waivers

Information about admissions, tuition waivers and scholarships are available at Families and Prospective Students of Çankaya University. The admissions quota for the undergraduate program at Industrial Engineering Department for the 2017-2018 academic year is given below:

Undergraduate Program Entrance Point Type Quota
Industrial Engineering (English) (100% tuition waiver) MF-4 8
Industrial Engineering (English) (50% tuition waiver) MF-4 40
Industrial Engineering (English) (25% tuition waiver) MF-4 26
Total 74

Potential Careers

Due to its broad scope, industrial engineering graduates have a wide range of job areas. We have graduates working in academe, public, industry and service sectors, in Turkey and abroad. Work areas include, but not limited to: retail and sales, textile and fashion industry, consulting, banking and finance, information technology, social security administration, and defense industry. As of 2016-2017 academic year, more than 850 alumni of our department are working in various areas such as production planning, project management, finance, budget planning, cost accounting, investment planning, business development, process management, quality management, after sales service support, human resources management, procurement, stock management, maintenance planning, internal auditing, sales, marketing, system analysis, information technology, product design and development.
You may view a selected list of alumni placement records for more detailed information on the current job areas of our alumni.

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Last Updated: March 26, 2018
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