Bologna Process

INDUSTRIAL AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING DOCTORATE PROGRAM INFORMATION

Level of Qualification: Third Cycle

Goals

Industrial and Systems Engineering Doctorate (Ph.D.) Program aims to graduate students who:

  1. are capable of conducting original studies and contributing to the knowledge in the field of Industrial and Systems Engineering,
  2. can have leadership in adapting and applying academic outcomes in production and service sectors,
  3. are capable of conducting educational, training and research activities in the relevant academic units.

Objectives

Our graduates will lead the required original and independent research, development and application activities for the design of product, process and systems in the private and public sector or education/research institutions; they will also contribute to the generation and dissemination of scientific knowledge in their fields.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Ability to understand and apply natural sciences, mathematics and engineering sciences in advanced level.
  2. Ability to possess wide and deep knowledge in the field of Industrial and Systems Engineering including the most recent advances.
  3. Ability to possess advanced level of required skill, techniques and methods to conduct research by using and evaluating up-to-date information.
  4. Ability to model, design and develop solutions, under realistic constraints, a system, a process or a product by generating innovative and original ideas.
  5. Ability to transfer advancements in scientific, technical and cultural developments to the society with the ethical responsibility and scientific objectivity.
  6. Ability to perceive, design and apply an original research process independently: manages this process successfully.
  7. Ability to execute a comprehensive study that brings innovation to the science and technology or develops technological product/process or adapts an already known method to a new field.
  8. Ability to contribute to the development of science and technology literature by publishing research results in respectable scientific platforms.
  9. Ability to analyze, synthesize and evaluate critically the ideas and developments in the field of specialization.
  10. Ability to communicate effectively in writing, orally and visually with peers and wide scientific and social communities by using a foreign language at a level of European Language Portfolio C1 General Level.

Qualification Awarded

A doctorate (third cycle) degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering is given to those 1) who have Masters degree and successfully completed 252 ECTS credit and fully complied with the program qualifications or those 2) who have undergraduate degree and successfully completed 324 ECTS credit and fully complied with the program qualifications.

Admission Requirements

To apply for a doctorate program, a Master’s degree must be held or expected to be held by the end of the term. Applications should be made to Institute of Science and Engineering within the dates announced by the institute. For the required documents, application dates, required forms check the website of Institute of Science and Engineering.

Occupational Profiles of Graduates and Access to Further Studies

Doctorate Program offers graduates an excellent opportunity for academic career as well as refined job opportunities in private and state sectors.

Graduates who are successfully completed the program, can apply for academic posts by complying with the related academic appointment and promotion criteria. Furthermore, they can apply post-doctoral programs.

Graduation Requirements

For students who were admitted to Doctorate program with a Masters degree:

  1. To successfully complete with 3.0/4.0 at least 100 ECTS credit (60 ECTS compulsory +40 ECTS elective) worth of  the departmental or related departmental courses and to successfully complete at least one 2 ECTS credit seminar course,
  2. To be successful in Doctorate qualification exam,
  3. To successfully complete a Doctorate Thesis (150 ECTS) and defend it orally before a jury.

For students who were admitted to Doctorate program with an undergraduate degree:

  1. To successfully complete with 3.0/4.0 CGPA at least 170 ECTS credit (70 ECTS compulsory +100 ECTS elective) worth of  the departmental or related departmental courses and to successfully complete at least two 2 ECTS credit worth of seminar course,
  2. To be successful in Doctorate qualification exam,
  3. To successfully complete a Doctorate Thesis (150 ECTS) and defend it orally before a jury.

Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

Performance of students is evaluated based on his/her work during the semester (midterm exams, quizzes, projects, lab work, etc.) and his/her grade in the final exam at the end of the each semester. The total weight of the graded work within the semester should be between 40% and 70% of the overall grade.  At the end of the semester, the professor who teaches the course assigns each student a letter grade based on the overall performance of the student.  The letter grades and the corresponding numeric values are given below table:

 

Letter Grade Value
AA 4.00
BA 3.50
BB 3.00
CB 2.50
CC 2.00
DC 1.50
DD 1.00
F 0

 

In order to pass a course, a student should receive a grade “CB” or higher. The letter grade “F”  indicates an unsuccessfull completion of the course, therefore students who receive an “F” from a course do not earn any credits for that course.