MECHANICAL ENGINEERING PROGRAMME INFORMATION PACKET
To educate and train mechanical engineers who have a firm understanding of modern engineering tools and
methods, a solid foundation of relevant knowledge, ability for analytical thinking, diagnosing engineering
problems, generating solutions and applying them, a solid notion of engineering ethics and responsibility,
awareness of and ethical stance toward major issues such as environment, global climate change, hunger and
human rights; to maintain close relations with national and international institutions of scientific knowledge and
technology to enable our graduates to continue their personal development and career; to carry out R&D projects
on contemporary and advanced topics and to generate knowledge and technology; to work toward a common goal
of promoting joint R&D activities at the University; to contribute to national and global development via these
To become an engineering department respected at national and international levels, whose graduates are
sought by industry and research institutions and which conducts R&D projects in close collaboration with
national and international industrial and research organizations, generates knowledge, disseminates it and
develops technology products.
PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
Theoretical, Factual Knowledge
- Adequate knowledge in mathematics, science and engineering subjects pertaining to the relevant discipline.
Cognitive, Practical Skills
- Ability to use theoretical and applied information in these areas to model and solve engineering problems.
- Ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems; ability to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose.
- Ability to design a complex system, process, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the desired result; ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose.
- Ability to devise, select, and use modern techniques and tools needed for engineering practice; ability to employ information technologies effectively.
- Ability to design and conduct experiments, gather data, analyze and interpret results for investigating engineering problems.
- Ability to verify and validate numerical solutions to engineering problems.
Ability to work independently and take responsibility
- Ability to work efficiently in intra-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams.
- Ability to work individually.
- Recognition of the need for lifelong learning; ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continue to educate him/herself.
Communication and Social Competence
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; knowledge of a minimum of one foreign language.
- Awareness of professional and ethical responsibility.
- Information about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness of
- entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable development.
- Knowledge about contemporary issues and the global and societal effects of engineering practices on health, environment, and safety; awareness of the legal consequences of engineering solutions.
- Ability to work professionally in both thermal and mechanical systems areas, including design and realization.
Level of Qualification:
This program is a first cycle (undergraduate) programme of 240 ECTS credits in the area of Mechanical Engineering. Students who complete the program successfully and acquire the program competencies receive an undergraduate degree in the area of Mechanical Engineering.
In line with the academic and legal procedures of the university, the students who apply for admission into the program should follow the process governed by ÖSYM and succeed in the university entrance examination. Students who have started an equivalent programme in Turkey or abroad may apply for transfer to the program. Application of the student is evaluated before the semester starts considering the credentials of the student and the degree for which s/he is applying. Detailed information regarding admission to the university is available in the university catalogue.
Students, who come to the university from abroad through exchange programmes whose conditions have been drawn by an aggreement and approved by the university may take the courses offered in the programme. To take a course, the student should demonstrate that s/he has completed its prerequisite courses or their equivalents. All courses in the programme curriculum are conducted in English.
Our graduates are employed in a variety of sectors including Research and Development, production and management. Meanwhile, many of our graduates continue their education at the graduate level and receive Masters and Doctorate degrees in the area of Mechanical Engineering and related fields.
In order to graduate from the programme, a student is required complete a total of 48 courses including 42 compulsory, 1 free elective and 5 technical elective courses to receive a total of 149 credits and 240 ECTS and obtain a CGPA of at least 2.00/4.00. The list of courses in the curriculum are provided in the table below. Among these courses, ME492 Graduation Project allows the student to apply the knowledge they have acquired during the program to a real-life engineering project. Moreover, each student is required to work as an intern for an institution that has been approved by the department for a total of 20 working days. This compulsory internship is listed with a course code of ME400 in the table below.