ECTS - Introduction to Industrial Engineering

Introduction to Industrial Engineering (IE103) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Introduction to Industrial Engineering IE103 2 0 0 2 3.5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Observation Case Study.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Gözdem DURAL SELÇUK
Course Assistants
Course Objectives This course aims to develop a basic understanding of the profession of industrial engineering. The objective is to introduce industrial engineering problems, tools and subject areas.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Ability to locate problems which can be solved by industrial and systems engineering.
  • Ability to refer to and differentiate the tools of industrial engineering and operations research.
  • Ability to properly define industrial engineering.
  • Ability to recognize industrial engineering and operations research terminology.
Course Content Introduction to engineering, engineering processes, engineering ethics, history of industrial engineering, industrial engineering specialty areas, industrial engineering approach to problem solving, introduction to industrial engineering models and tools.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Definitions for industrial engineering and operations research. History and evolution of industrial engineering. [1] pages 1—24
2 Pioneering developments. Professional societies and organizations. The IE curriculum. Systems engineering. [1] pages 25—42
3 Basic manufacturing processes in production industry. [1] pages 43—79
4 Basic manufacturing processes in production industry. [1] pages 43—79
5 Brief overview of some tools used by industrial engineers. [1] pages 80—83, 99—102, 125—131, 183—189
6 Brief overview of some tools used by industrial engineers. [1] pages 80—83, 99—102, 125—131, 183—189
7 Traditional tools to improve efficiency in production systems. Motion and time study. [1] pages 151—182
8 Midterm
9 Traditional tools to improve efficiency in production systems. Motion and time study. [1] pages 151—182
10 Brief overview of modeling and solution methods of operations research. [1] pages 349—354
11 Overview of quality management and basic tools of determining quality problems [1] pages 223—234
12 Impact of computers and microprocessor technology in design, manufacturing and management of production systems. [1] pages 275—300
13 Basic introduction to project planning networks and the critical path method. [1] pages 411—419
14 Concepts of the systems approach. Planning, installing and managing of the systems. [1] pages 432—447
15 Final Examination Period
16 Final Examination Period


Course Book 1. W.C. Turner, J.H. Mize, K.E. Case, and J.W. Nazametz, Introduction to Industrial & Systems Engineering (3rd ed.), Prentice Hall, 1993.
Other Sources 2. Gerekli oldukça çeşitli kaynaklardan okuma materyali.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 5 10
Presentation 1 20
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 8 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Acquires sufficient knowledge in mathematics, natural sciences, and related engineering disciplines; gains the ability to use theoretical and applied knowledge in these fields in solving complex engineering problems.
2 Gains the ability to identify, define, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems; acquires the skill to select and apply appropriate analysis and modeling methods for this purpose.
3 Gains the ability to design a complex system, process, device, or product to meet specific requirements under realistic constraints and conditions, and applies modern design methods for this purpose.
4 Develops the skills to develop, select, and use modern techniques and tools necessary for the analysis and solution of complex problems encountered in industrial engineering applications; gains the ability to effectively use information technologies.
5 Gains the ability to design experiments, conduct experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret results for the investigation of complex engineering problems or discipline-specific research topics.
6 Acquires the ability to work effectively in intra-disciplinary and multidisciplinary teams, as well as individual work skills.
7 Acquires effective oral and written communication skills in Turkish; at least one foreign language proficiency; gains the ability to write effective reports, understand written reports, prepare design and production reports, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
8 Develops awareness of the necessity of lifelong learning; gains the ability to access information, follow developments in science and technology, and continuously renew oneself.
9 Acquires the consciousness of adhering to ethical principles, and gains professional and ethical responsibility awareness. Gains knowledge about the standards used in industrial engineering applications. X
10 Gains knowledge about practices in the business life such as project management, risk management, and change management. Develops awareness about entrepreneurship and innovation. Gains knowledge about sustainable development. X
11 Gains knowledge about the universal and social dimensions of the impacts of industrial engineering applications on health, environment, and safety, as well as the problems reflected in the engineering field of the era. Gains awareness of the legal consequences of engineering solutions.
12 Gains skills in the design, development, implementation, and improvement of integrated systems involving human, material, information, equipment, and energy. X
13 Gains knowledge about appropriate analytical and experimental methods, as well as computational methods, for ensuring system integration.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 2 32
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 4 3 12
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project 1 14 14
Homework Assignments 4 4 16
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 4 8
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 6 6
Total Workload 88