Opinions of Forest Industrial Engineering Department Students on Their Education: Istanbul University Example

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ERDİNLER E. S., BÜLBÜL Z., ÖZTÜRK E., Sevim Korkut D., KOÇ K. H.

The 7th MAC 2016, Prag, Czech Republic, 27 - 28 May 2016, pp.304-318

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Prag
  • Country: Czech Republic
  • Page Numbers: pp.304-318
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


"Forest Industrial Engineering" education has started as an engineering discipline for
planning, performing and inspecting the most appropriate transformation of wood raw
material into products. The employment opportunities are increasing with the developments
in the forest products industry. This study aims examining the opinions of the students of
Forest Industrial Engineering Department of Istanbul University, about their education and
future. The survey form was applied during the fall semester of the academic year 2015
2016. The universe of study was 238 with 3rd year and 4th year students. Surveys from 102
students were taken into assessment. The survey form had questions about demographic
characteristics of the students, their opinions on their education and their professional future.
During the analysis, first the variables were coded, a database was created and assessed with
SPSS software. As the result; it's found out that the satisfaction degree of one third of the
students was 60% and more. It’s been determined that 53,9% of the students were satisfied
with their department. 44,1% of the students stated that they consider themselves as sufficient
for working in the private sector; and the areas they preferred to work after graduation were
project-design, marketing, production planning, R&D, quality control and procurement.