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Chairman's Statement

Dear students, parents, alumni, faculty and friends,

Thank you for visiting the Department of Industrial Engineering website. We have an exciting year ahead with record increases in enrollment at all levels in the Department. I am especially happy to report that the IE undergraduate program has been re-accredited by ABET (Acreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, abet.org) for another six-year period. As you may know, ABET - based in Baltimore - USA, is the global leading accreditation institution for engineering programs.

The Department of Industrial Engineering is the first of its kind in Cyprus. The Department hosts 2 undergraduate degree programs (Industrial Engineering – IE, and Management Engineering - MANE), 3 MS programs (MS in IE with and without thesis, and Engineering Management), and a PhD in IE program. In addition to these 6 programs, the IE undergraduate program provides its students with 2 Double-Major options, one with Mechanical Engineering, and the other with Business Administration. With these opportunities, students  will definitely enjoy possessing two diplomas upon graduation.

This Fall, the Department will continue to have a strong overall enrollment of ~ 350 students. Our BS IE program has grown to over 250 students, the BS MANE program has grown to over 50 students, and our Masters (3 programs) and Doctoral (1 program) programs have over 50 students. The Department has a vital and diverse student population; such a cosmopolitan and multicultural student profile is one of the strengths of the Department. This, in fact, encourages our students to get in touch and discover other cultures which will automatically enable them to function successfully in multicultural teams and companies. In addition to students from Turkey and the locals, 75% of the students are international - from 34 different countries, and of this student population 20% is female. Our Department accomodates students almost from every county in the Middle East and Africa.

Industrial and Management engineers create quantitative models and techniques and use the increasingly rich and diverse sources of data while recognizing uncertainties about the future to improve the design and operation of complex systems in industry and society.

With an outstanding faculty dedicated to research and lifelong learning, feedback from our graduates through Alumni Communication Network (alumni.ie.emu.edu.tr), and solid relationship across many industries, our curricula are up-to-date and totally in accordance with the needs of the industry which ensure the 88% of our graduates to secure a job within a year of graduation. All this, also, secures early promotion to high level managerial positions to our graduates. Currently, 22 of our graduates are full-time faculty members in different universities around the world.

Please take the time to review our programs, and always feel free to reach out to one of our friendly faculty or staff members for any queries you might have. We look forward to meeting and nurturing your expectations, and assisting you in your future success. You can also stop by my office or e-mail me should you need any other information about our programs.

Sincerely,

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gökhan İzbırak

Chair