SIUE Dual Diploma student is valedictorian and commencement speaker


Meet Our Dual Diploma Students

SIUE-ITU Dual Diploma Program Back to top

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.

“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? Back to top

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.

2011-2012 Academic Year Tuition Assistance Scholarship Winners:


Eray Ozturk
Aysenur Dogrul
Leyla Miray Kaya


Cansu Avci
Nil Irmak Kucer
Muge Tugce Baris

**Please Contact one of our dual diploma students Emre Savas ( or Burcu Demir ( to learn more about the program.

Don’t take our word for it. Let Eray Ozturk, from Bursa, and Merve Doruk, from Istanbul, tell you why they love SIUE. Video 1:
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Senior Assignment Project Back to top

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.

Curriculum Back to top
Course names and numbers in parentheses are the SIUE equivalents
Fall Cr   SpringCr
Intro. to Industrial Engineering END 111 2   Physics II FIZ 106 3
Physics I FIZ 101 (PHYS 211B) 3   Physics II Lab. FIZ 106L 1
Physics I Lab. FIZ 101L (PHYS 212B) 1   Gen. Chem. I KIM 101E (CHEM 131) 3
Linear Algebra MAT 261 (MATH 321) 3   Gen. Chem I Lab. KIM 101EL (CHEM 135) 1
Math. 1 (Calc. 1) MAT 103 (MATH 150) 4   Science & Eng. Comp BIL 108E (CS 145) 3
Intro. to Computers and Information Systems BIL 101E (IME 335) 2   Math. II ( Calc. II) MAT 104 (MATH152) 4
History of Turkish Revolution I 2   History of Turkish Revolution II 2
Turkish Language I 2   Turkish Language II 2
Total 19   Total 19
Sophomore Year - SIUE
Course names and numbers in parentheses are the ITU equivalents
Fall Cr   SpringCr
Math. III (Calc. III) MATH 250 4   Differential Equations MATH 305 (MATH 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
Engineering Problem Solving IME 106 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 19   Total 18
Junior Year - ITU
Course names and numbers in parentheses are the SIUE equivalents
Fall Cr   SpringCr
Probability END 252E (STAT 107) 3   Work Analysis & Design END 321 (IME 451) 3
Operations Res I END 331 (IME 415) 3   Oper. Research II END 332E (IME 461) 3
Manufacturing Processes (IME 370) 3   Simulation END 322 (IME 468) 3
Employment Law HUK 201 3   Stat. Meth. for Eng. END 311 (IME 365) 3
Ergonomics END 232 3   Materials Management END 442E 3
Engineering Economy END 312 (IME 345) 3   IE Elective at ITU END XXX 3
  -   Management and Organization END 431 3
Total 18   Total 21
Senior Year - SIUE
Course names and numbers in parentheses are the ITU equivalents
Fall Cr   SpringCr
Facilities Design IME 484 (END 432E) 3   QC and Assurance IME 465 (END 422) 3
3-D Modeling in Product Design IME 375 3   IE Elective at SIUE II IME XXX 3
IE Elective at SIUE I IME XXX (IME 470) 3   Intro FAH (Fine Arts & Humanity) 3
Prod Plan. and Control IME 483 (END 421) 3   Integr. Eng. Design IME 490 (END 492) 3
Plant-wide Process Control IME 476 3   Eng. Ethics & Prof. PHIL 323 (ITB 217E) 3
Introduction to Industrial / Organizational Psychology PSYC 320 (END 364) 3   IS XXX 3
Total 18   Total 18


Program Electives Back to top

IE Electives at ITU
  • Cost Management END 319E
  • Database Management Systems END 317E
  • UpoInvestment Analysis END 423
  • Just in Time Production Systems END 445E
IE Electives at SIUE
  • Knowledge-Based Systems IME 427
  • Managing Engineering & Technology IME 430
  • Reliability Engineering IME 463
  • Total Quality and Taguchi Methods IME 467
  • Engineering Metrology IME 466
  • CAD, CAM, CAE IME 475
  • CAM & Robotics IME 477
  • Lean Manufacturing IME 488
  • Special Topic courses (Mobile Robotics, Financial Engineering, Bio-Engineering) IME 492

Other Opportunities Back to top

  • 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.