MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Adnan Akay, Ph.D., Chair

Academic Staff
Part-time Academic Staff
Courses

The Mechanical Engineering Department offers programs that lead to B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees.

The mission of our department is to provide our students with a rich environment for learning through a broad-based education in the scientific and applied foundations of engineering and a solid foundation in problem solving, design and communication skills that they will need to pursue and meet the challenges of their individual career goals.

The ME program provides the students a strong foundation in engineering sciences through thermo-fluids, mechanics and materials and dynamics and control tracks, which emphasize students' analytical abilities. These are combined with courses on design and manufacturing that address from component-to system-level design and emphasize the creativity of students.

The mission of the ME program is to prepare engineers for the global environment in which they can make responsible decisions while serving societal needs. The program emphasizes communication skills, knowledge of humanities, and ability to work in teams. The program also recognizes the significant role mechanical engineering can have in life sciences and thus the need for familiarity with molecular biology. A mandatory physics course that includes quantum mechanics further fosters interdisciplinary interaction beyond traditional boundaries.

The Department envisions future engineers as life-long learners. The ME program offers numerous electives to respond to the different needs and interests of our students along this vision in the leap to 21st century engineering.

CURRICULUM

FIRST YEAR

Autumn Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
ENG 101  English and Composition I  5    3  6
GE 100  Orientation  1    1  1
MATH 101  Calculus I  4    4  7
ME 101  Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering  2  2  2  5
PHYS 101  General Physics I  3  3  4  6
TURK 101  Turkish I      2  2

Spring Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
ENG 102  English and Composition II  5    3  6
MATH 102  Calculus II  4    4  7
ME 102  Introduction to Systems Engineering  2  2  3  6
PHYS 102  General Physics II  3  3  4  6
TURK 102  Turkish II      2  2

SECOND YEAR

Autumn Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
CS 113  Introduction to Computing  3  4  4  7
GE 250  Collegiate Activities Program I      -  1
HUM 111  Cultures Civilizations and Ideas I  3    3  6
MATH 220  Linear Algebra  3    3  6
ME 211  Thermo-Fluids Engineering I  3  2  4  7
ME 231  Mechanics and Materials I  3  2  4  7

Spring Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
CS 114  Introduction to Programming  3  4  4  7
GE 251  Collegiate Activities Program II      1  1
HUM 112  Cultures Civilizations and Ideas II  3    3  6
MATH 240  Differential Equations  3    3  6
ME 212  Thermo-Fluids Engineering II  3  2  4  7
ME 232  Mechanics and Materials II  3  2  4  7

THIRD YEAR

Autumn Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
CHEM 201  Materials Science and Technology  3    3  6
ENG 401  Technical Report Writing and Presentation  3    2  4
MATH 230  Probability and Statistics for Engineers  3    3  6
ME 299  Summer Practice I      -  6
ME 341  Dynamics and Control I  4    4  7
ME 371  Measurement and Instrumentation  2  2  3  6
  ME Elective      3  6

Spring Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
HIST 200  History of Turkey  4    4  8
MBG 110  Introduction to Modern Biology  3    3  6
ME 342  Dynamics and Control II  4    4  7
ME 381  Design and Manufacturing  3    3  6
ME 384  Mechatronic Systems  3    3  6

FOURTH YEAR

Autumn Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
GE 301  Science Technology and Society  2    2  3
ME 399  Summer Practice II      -  6
ME 481  Mechanical Engineering Design I  3    3  6
  Engineering Elective      3  6
  Humanities or Social Science Elective      3  6
  ME Electives (2)      6  12

Spring Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
ME 482  Mechanical Engineering Design II  2  2  3  6
  Elective      3  6
  Engineering Elective      3  6
  Humanities or Social Science Elective      3  6
  ME Elective      3  6
  Science Elective      3  6

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING ELECTIVES

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
ME 343  Mechanical Vibrations  3    3  6
ME 361  Numerical Methods for Engineers  3    3  6
ME 362  Finite Elements  3    3  6
ME 401  Acoustics and Noise Control  3    3  6
ME 412  Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics  3  1  3  6
ME 430  Heat Exchanger Design  3    3  6
ME 431  Industrial Fluid Power  3    3  6
ME 432  Applied Thermodynamics  3    3  6
ME 436  Energy Conversion Systems  3    3  6
ME 440  Automotive Engineering  3    3  6
ME 442  Machinery Dynamics  3    3  6
ME 443  Machine Elements  3    3  6
ME 446  Applications of Solid Mechanics  3    3  6
ME 453  Principles of Turbomachinery  3    3  6
ME 490  Undergraduate Research in ME      3  6
ME 500  Integrated Product Development  3    3  7.5
ME 501  Mathematical Techniques in Mechanical Engineering  3    3  7.5
ME 503  Numerical Methods in Mechanical Engineering  3    3  7.5
ME 511  Fluid Mechanics  3    3  7.5
ME 516  Tribology : Friction, Lubrication and Wear  3    3  7.5
ME 523  Molecular Simulation of Materials  3    3  7.5
ME 525  Introduction to Nanomechanics  3    3  7.5
ME 543  Sound and Vibration  3    3  7.5
ME 550  Continuum Mechanics  3    3  7.5
ME 552  The Finite Element Method  3    3  7.5
ME 554  Mechanics of Composite Materials  3    3  7.5
ME 555  Cellular Biomechanics  3    3  7.5
ME 557  Metal Cutting Principles  3    3  7.5
ME 565  Dynamics  3    3  7.5
ME 571  Advanced System Modeling  3    3  7.5
ME 575  Micro/Nano Robotics  3    3  7.5
ME 576  Linear Control System Design  3    3  7.5
ME 578  Vehicle Control Systems  3    3  7.5
ME 579  Adaptive Control Systems  3  1  3  7.5
ME 580  Introduction to MEMS and Micro Systems  3    3  7.5
ME 582  Fundamentals of Design for Reliability  3    3  7.5
ME 615  Microfluidics  3    3  7.5
ME 631  Conductive Heat Transfer  3    3  7.5
ME 657  Nano/Micro Manufacturing  3    3  7.5

GRADUATE PROGRAM

The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs with the possibility of specialization in different areas of research in mechanical engineering.

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Admission: All applicants are required to have a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering, or in a related field of science or engineering. Students with a B.S. degree in areas other than mechanical engineering may be requested to take several undergraduate courses in the field to acquire the necessary background. Evaluation of applicants is based on their ALES (Akademik Personel ve Lisansüstü Eğitimi Giriş Sınavı - Academic Personnel and Postgraduate Education Entrance Examination) scores, past academic records, reference letters and an interview. Applicants who are not Turkish citizens and Turkish citizen applicants who are residents of another country may take GRE instead of ALES. All non-native speakers of English are required to submit a proof of satisfactory knowledge of English.

Degree Requirements: In addition to at least 21 credit units of course work, the M.S. degree candidate must prepare and successfully defend a thesis. Expected duration to complete the M.S. program is four semesters; the maximum duration is six semesters.

CURRICULUM

Courses

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
GE 500  Research Methods and Academic Publication Ethics      -  1
GE 590  Academic Practices      -  12
ME 599  Master's Thesis      -  56
  Graduate Electives (2)      6  15
  Graduate Elective or Undergraduate Elective      3  6
  ME Graduate Elective      3  7.5
  ME Graduate Mathematical Elective      3  7.5
  ME Graduate Seminar      -  1
  Restricted ME Graduate Technical Electives (2)      6  15

The descriptions provided here for different elective course groups are only for guidance. The complete list of courses in each elective group are given in the electronic registration system.

Graduate Elective Courses: All 5XX or higher level courses with at least 3 credits offered by Graduate School of Engineering and Science. Graduate School of Engineering and Science comprises graduate programs of the departments of Computer Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, Mathematics, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Physics, and the interdisciplinary graduate programs Material Science and Nanotechnology, and Neuroscience. There are further restrictions on the elective courses to fulfill departments breadth requirements.

Graduate Elective or Undergraduate Elective Courses: All 3XX or higher level CHEM, CS, EEE, IE, MATH, ME, MBG, MSN and PHYS coded courses with at least 3 credits.

ME Graduate Elective Courses: All 5XX or higher level ME coded courses with at least 3 credits.

ME Graduate Mathematical Elective Courses: ME 501, ME 503, ME 552

Restricted ME Graduate Technical Elective Courses: Selected 5XX or higher level ME coded courses with at least 3 credits and EEE 501.

Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering

Admission: All applicants are required to have a M.S. degree with thesis in mechanical engineering, or in a related field of science or engineering. Evaluation of applicants is based on their ALES (Akademik Personel ve Lisansüstü Eğitimi Giriş Sınavı - Academic Personnel and Postgraduate Education Entrance Examination) scores, past academic records, reference letters and an interview. Applicants who are not Turkish citizens and Turkish citizen applicants who are residents of another country may take GRE instead of ALES. All non-native speakers of English are required to submit a proof of satisfactory knowledge of English.

Degree Requirements: 21 credit units of course work beyond the M.S. level is required. Ph.D. candidates must pass a qualifying exam and then must prepare a thesis work proposal. Preparing and defending a dissertation based on original research is the essence of the program. A paper based on the candidate's thesis must be accepted or published in a reputable journal before the dissertation can be defended. The expected duration to complete the Ph.D. program is eight semesters. The maximum durations is 12 semesters.

CURRICULUM

Courses

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
GE 500  Research Methods and Academic Publication Ethics      -  1
GE 690  Academic Practices      -  24
ME 699  Ph.D. Dissertation      -  170
  Graduate Electives (3)      9  22.5
  ME Graduate Elective      3  7.5
  ME Graduate Mathematical Elective      3  7.5
  ME Graduate Seminar      -  1
  Restricted ME Graduate Technical Electives (2)      6  15

The descriptions provided here for different elective course groups are only for guidance. The complete list of courses in each elective group are given in the electronic registration system.

Graduate Elective Courses: All 5XX or higher level courses with at least 3 credits offered by Graduate School of Engineering and Science. Graduate School of Engineering and Science comprises graduate programs of the departments of Computer Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, Mathematics, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Physics, and the interdisciplinary graduate programs Material Science and Nanotechnology, and Neuroscience. There are further restrictions on the elective courses to fulfill departments breadth requirements.

ME Graduate Elective Courses: All 5XX or higher level ME coded courses with at least 3 credits.

ME Graduate Mathematical Elective Courses: ME 501, ME 503, ME 552

Restricted ME Graduate Technical Elective Courses: Selected 5XX or higher level ME coded courses with at least 3 credits and EEE 501.


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