SIUE Dual Diploma student is valedictorian and commencement speaker


Meet Our Dual Diploma Students

SIUE-ITU Dual Diploma Program

SIUE-ITU Dual Diploma Program

The SIUE-ITU Dual Diploma Program, a collaborative effort between SIUE and Istanbul Technical University (ITU), offers you the opportunity to earn two bachelors of science in industrial engineering, one from each university. You can choose to extend your studies by one semester to pursue a bachelor of science in manufacturing engineering. You will spend your freshman and junior years at ITU, and study at SIUE your sophomore and senior years.

The opportunity to spend two years studying in the United States is a chance to gain a competitive advantage in the job market. In today's global economy, students who have international exposure have a significant advantage in terms of educational and life experience.

This one-of-a-kind program does more than offer you a chance to earn dual diplomas; it gives you a chance to experience a different culture and learn how things function in other countries. You will have the chance to improve everyday skills, such as language, know-how and social skills.

One year of English as a second language prepatory education is required. Students with adequate English language skills or who scored 550 or higher in TOEFL are exempt.

Eray Ozturk from Bursa graduated from the SIUE-ITU Dual Diploma Program in May 2012. He can tell you more about this program. video:

The engineering education I received through the Dual Diploma Program between ITU and SIUE was a very valuable experience. It leveraged my analytical and problem-solving skills while rewarding me with intellectual curiosity. It also made me see the importance of soft skills, and gave me the chance to work on them. The international exposure we had both in and out of the classroom is another strong aspect of the program that is very beneficial in today's world. I highly recommend this program to those who want to study Industrial Engineering.
Duygu Sagiroglu, 2011 graduate

if you want to have the most amazing memories, the best education in life, the best friends and teachers; you are at the right place. I made the best decision in my life by choosing this program 5 years ago. In this program, you will have friends from all over the world, lots of fun, a lot of experiences and a really good career when you graduate.
Aysenur Dogrul, 2012 graduate

Why Study at SIUE?

Why Study at SIUE?
SIUE's location is ideal. The 2,660-acre campus features beautiful landscapes, bike trails, canoeing, gardens and a nature preserve. You will enjoy a safe, suburban campus environment located just 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis, Missouri. St. Louis offers cultural events, professional opportunities and convenient travel at a major international airport. Visit to learn more about the area.

General Information

You will receive a significant tuition discount while studying at SIUE. The regular tuition rate for international students is 2.5 times the in-state tuition. However, dual-diploma tuition rates are assessed at a lower level which will save your family several thousands of dollars annually. SIUE awards three scholarships to incoming sophomores. The recipients of the award will pay a special tuition rate (1.2 times the in-state tuition) while studying at SIUE. Please click here to learn more about these scholarships.

2012-2013 Academic Year Tuition Assistance Scholarship Winners:


Emre Savas
Betul Akyuz
Burak Onal


Bilgehan Kucuk
Taylan Kalkavan
Baris Eksel

**Please Contact one of our dual diploma coordinators ( Dr. Cem Karacal ( or Dr. Alp Ustundag ( if you have questions about the scholarships.

Don't take our word for it. Let Eray Ozturk, from Bursa, and Merve Doruk, from Istanbul, tell you why they love SIUE.


Good job opportunities after graduation is another reason why our program stands out from the rest of the Industrial Engineering Programs in Turkey. Here is a short list of Companies where some of our graduates work.


  • Ernst &Young, Istanbul, Transaction Advisory Services

  • Philip Morris International Turkey

  • Hewlett Packard, Turkey, Enterprise Service Operations

  • Metro Cash and Carry, Istanbul. Internal Audit and Purchasing

  • Accenture Management Consulting, Istanbul

  • HAVI Global Solutions, Downers Grove, IL, USA

  • Ford Otosan, Program Management 

  • Koskerler Celik Halat ve Makine, Gebze Turkey

  • Ford Otosan, Product Development 

  • Fintek, Ziraat Finansal Teknoloji Hizmetleri

  • Kuehne+Negel Logistics, Hazelwood, MO, USA


Some of our alumni Continue their education at the following Universities 

  • Concordia University Montreal, Canada, Operations Research

  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign IL, College of Law

  • University of Miami, Miami FL, Industrial Engineering

  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Industrial Engineering

  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign IL, Technology Management

  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Psychology

  • Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, Industrial Administration

  • King's College, London, Engineering Management



Senior Assignment Project

Senior Assignment Project

Another great advantage of SIUE is the nationally recognized senior assignment project. The Senior Assignment is the culminating undergraduate experience designed by faculty in each department to integrate general education capabilities along with competencies of the major area of study.

The Association of American Colleges and Universities has heralded SIUE's Senior Assignment Program as a national model in the effectiveness of academic programs offered. U.S.News & World Report has listed SIUE in the senior capstone experience category, among such universities as Yale, Harvard, MIT and Princeton, for its comprehensive program measuring the competency of graduating seniors.

Hear more about the Senior Assignment Project:





Freshman Year - ITU
Course names and numbers in parentheses are the SIUE equivalents
Fall Cr   Spring Cr
Intro. to Industrial Engineering SEN 101 (IE 106) 3   Physics II PHY 104 (PHYS 152) 3
Physics I PHY 103 (PHYS 151L) 3   Physics II Lab. PHY 104L (PHYS 152L) 1
Physics I Lab. PHY 103L (PHYS 151L) 1   Gen. Chem. I CHE 101 (CHEM 131) 3
Linear Algebra MTH 111 (MATH 321) 3   Gen. Chem I Lab. CHE 101L (CHEM 135) 1
Math. 1 (Calc. 1) MTH 103 (MATH 150) 4   Science & Eng. Comp BIL 106E (CS 145) 3
Intro. to Computers and Information Systems BIL 101E (IE 335) 2   Math. II ( Calc. II) MTH 104 (MATH152) 4
History of Turkish Revolution I (GE Elective 1) 2   History of Turkish Revolution II (GE Elective 1) 2
Turkish Language I (GE Elective 2) 2   Turkish Language II (GE Elective 2) 2
Total 20   Total 19
Sophomore Year - SIUE
Course names and numbers in parentheses are the ITU equivalents
Fall Cr   Spring Cr
Math. III (Calc. III) MATH 250 4   Differential Equations MATH 305 (MTH 201E) 3
Statics CE 240 3   Dynamics ME 262 (MEK 205) 3
English Comp. I ENG 101 (ING 101) 3   Mechanics of Solids CE 242 3
      English Comp. II ENG 102 (ING 102) 3
Introduction to Engineering Drawing and CAD CE 204 (RES 101) 3   Circuits ECE 210 3
Macro Economics ECON 111 (EKO 201) 3   Interpersonal Communication Skills, Oral Argumentation Skills, Public Speaking SPC 103 3
Total 16   Total 18
Junior Year - ITU
Course names and numbers in parentheses are the SIUE equivalents
Fall Cr   Spring Cr
Probability MTH 113 (STAT 107) 3   Work Analysis & Design SEN 304 (IE 451) 3
Operations Res I SEN 301 (IE 415) 3   Oper. Research II SEN 302 3
Manufacturing Processes SEN 315 (IE 370) 3   OR-Simulation SEN 310 (IE 468) 3
IE Elective at ITU SEN XXX 3   Stat. Meth. for Eng. SEN 318 (STAT 380) 3
Ergonomics SEN 303 3   Materials Management SEN 312 (IE 470) 3
Engineering Economy SEN 305 (IE 345) 3   Intro to Manufacturing SEN103 3
Introduction to Inform Processing Systems SEN 317 2   IE Elective at ITU SEN XXX 3
Total 20   Total 21
Senior Year - SIUE
Course names and numbers in parentheses are the ITU equivalents
Fall Cr   Spring Cr
Facilities Design IE 484 (END 432E) 3   Design & Control of Quality Systems IE 465 (END 422) 3
3-D Modeling in Product Design IE 375 3   IE Elective at SIUE II IE XXX (SEN XXX) 3
IE Elective at SIUE I IE XXX (SEN XXX) 3   IE Elective at SIUE III IE XXX (SEN XXX) 3
Prod Plan. and Control IE 483 (END 421) 3   Integr. Eng. Design IE 490 (END 492) 3
Plant-wide Process Control IE 476 3   Eng. Ethics & Prof. PHIL 323 (ITB 217E) 3
Intro to Industrial/Org Psych PSYC 320 3   IS XXX 3
Total 18   Total 18


Program Electives

Program Electives
IE Electives at ITU

  • Multiple Criteria Decision Making SEN 313
  • Just in Time Production Systems SEN 323
  • Supply Chain Management SEN325
  • Business Law SEN 321
IE Electives at SIUE
  • Biomechanics IE 401
  • Knowledge-Based Systems IE 427
  • Managing Engineering & Technology IE 430
  • Financial Engineering IE 445
  • Reliability Engineering IE 463
  • Total Quality and Taguchi Methods IE 467
  • Engineering Metrology IE 466
  • CAD, CAM, CAE IE 475
  • CAM & Robotics IE 477
  • Tool Engineering IE 480
  • Manufacturing Engineering Design IE 482
  • Lean Manufacturing IE 488
  • Special Topic courses (Industrial Robotics, Six Sigma Quality, Project Management, Numerical Control and Analog Device Programming) IE 492

Other Opportunities

Other Opportunities

  • Students who complete their BS degrees with high GPA's may pursue a master degree in Industrial Engineering through SIUE.
  • Co-op and summer internship opportunities are available through SIUE for academically successful students.
  • Qualified students can find project experience and work through the Southwest Illinois Advanced Manufacturing (SIAM) Center.

ITU Scholarship Winners

2014-2015 Academic Year ITU scholarship Winners


  • Berkay Tolga Pehlivan
  • Şule Gönül
  • Çağatay Bilgin
  • Başak Ulçay


  • Hasan Fırat Gülsular
  • Işıl Uçan

Tuition Award Application

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