Undergraduate Program Course List

Compulsory Departmental Courses

Technical Elective Courses

Service Courses Taken From Other Departments



Compulsory Departmental Courses

ME 102 - Introduction to Mechanical Engineering
History of mechanical engineering, its areas of interest and its relationship with the other engineering disciplines. Sub-disciplines of mechanical engineering, design, materials, mechanical and thermal sciences. Emerging technologies and latest trends in mechanical engineering. Skills necessary for a degree in mechanical engineering and curricula. Typical mechanical engineering projects and problems. Engineering problem solving techniques and their applications to some problems. Importance of written, oral and electronic communications. Importance of creative thinking, problem solution, lifelong learning and team work. Library use, computer use, internet and other sources of information. Use of computers in mechanical engineering. Career opportunities in mechanical engineering. Professionalism and ethics. Technical and legal responsibilities of mechanical engineers. Current legislature. Professional societies.

ME 103 - Computer Aided Engineering Drawing I
CAD systems. Elements of computer aided drawing. Geometric constructions. Orthographic drawing. Sectioning and conventions. Working drawings and assembly drawings. Screw threads, threaded fasteners. Locking devices, keys, springs. Gears. Tolerances and surface quality marks.

ME 201 - Statics
General introduction, statics of particles, statics of rigid bodies, equivalent force systems, equilibrium, analysis of trusses, analysis of beams, friction, and geometric properties of surfaces.

ME 202 - Dynamics
Kinematics and kinetics of a particle. Force equation of motion. Work-energy theorem. Collision Kinematics, linear and angular momentum of a rigid body. Kinetics of a rigid body. Euler’s equations of motion. Work-energy and Impulse-momentum theorems for a rigid body.

ME 203 - Thermodynamics I
Basic concepts and definitions. Properties of a pure substance. Equations of state. Work and heat interactions. First law of thermodynamics. Internal energy and enthalpy. Second law of thermodynamics. Entropy. Reversible and irreversible processes. Thermodynamic analysis of processes, third law of thermodynamics.

ME 204 - Thermodynamics II
Property relations are studied for pure substances, ideal gases, mixture of ideal gases, and atmospheric air. Steam power cycles, refrigeration cycles, spark-ignition and compression-ignition engines, and turbine cycles are evaluated to determine performance parameters and energy efficiencies.

ME 210 - Strength of Materials
Concepts of normal and shear stress, strain. Axial load, statically indeterminate axially loaded members. Torsion, statically indeterminate torque-loaded members. Bending of beams. Combined loadings. Stress and strain transformation. Simple loading tension, torsion and bending. Deflections with simple loadings, superposition techniques. Statistically indeterminate members, thermal stresses.

ME 301 - Fluid Mechanics I
The fundamental aspects of fluid motion, fluid properties, flow regimes, pressure variations, fluid kinematics, and methods of flow description and analysis. The conservation laws in their differential and integral forms, and their use in analyzing and solving fluid flow problems. Laminar and turbulent flows in pipes and ducts, major and minor losses.

ME 302 - Fluid Mechanics II
Introduction to differential analysis of fluid motion. Continuity, momentum and energy equations. Incompressible inviscid flow. Velocity potential. Stream function. Elementary plane flows. Dimensional analysis and similitude. Incompressible viscous flow, Navier-Stokes equations. Boundary layer in laminar and turbulent flow. Fluid flow about immersed bodies. Introduction to compressible flow. Steady one-dimensional compressible flow.

ME 303 - Heat Transfer
Principles of heat transfer by conduction, convection, radiation and energy conservation. Steady-state and transient problems. Analysis and selection of heat exchangers.

ME 305 - Machine Elements I
Design of static strength. Design for fatigue strength. Permanent joints; welded, soldered, adhesive bonded and riveted joints. Nonpermanent joints; bolded joints and power screws, knuckles and shaft - hub connection. Springs.

ME 306 - Machine Elements II
Lubricants and lubrication theory, sliding and rolling bearings. Design of gear drives; spur, helical and bevel gears, spiral and worm gear mechanisms. Design of couplings, clutches and brakes. Design of belt - pulley mechanisms. Design of chain gear mechanisms. Friction gears.

ME 307 - Theory of Machines
Introduction to mechanisms: basic concepts, basic types of mechanisms. Position, velocity and acceleration analysis via graphical and analytical methods. Cam mechanisms. Gear trains.

ME 309 - Numerical Methods
A basic knowledge of numerical methods including: root finding, solving systems of linear equations, curve fitting, numerical quadrature, and numerical solutions to ordinary differential equations.

ME 399 - Summer Practice I
Students are required to do a minimum of four weeks (twenty working days) summer practice at the shop floor of a suitable factory. The students are expected to practice on manufacturing processes such as machining, foundry work, metal forming, welding, non-traditional machining, heat treatment, finishing, etc. A report is to be submitted to reflect the work carried out personally by the student.

ME 403 - Design of Mechanical Systems
Systems design cencepts. Mathematical modeling. Optimization methods. Static and dynamic analysis and failure analysis of large systems

ME 404 - Design Project
The design process and morphology. Problem solving and decision making. Modeling and simulation. Use of computers in engineering design and CAD. Project engineering, planning, and management. Design optimization. Economic decision making cost and reliability. Human and ecological factors in design. Case studies. A term project assignment.

ME 407 - Mechanical Engineering Systems Laboratory
Experimental systems, measurement devices, fundamental Concepts In Measurement & experimentation, Designing a Measurement System, Treatment of Experimental data, Measurement errors and Uncertainty

ME 408 - Thermal Systems Design
Systems design cencepts. Mathematical modeling. Optimization methods. Steady state simulation of large systems; fans, pumps, heat exchangers, expanders, fluid in conduits. Dynamic behavior of thermal systems.

ME 499 - Summer Practice II
Students are required to do a minimum of four weeks (twenty working days) summer practice in a suitable factory or an engineering design and consultancy office. They are expected to get acquainted with a real business environment by studying various managerial and engineering practices through active participation. A report is to be submitted to reflect the students' contributions.

Technical Elective Courses

ME 424 - Nuclear Energy
The course covers atomic energy, radioactivity, nuclear processes, neutron-atom interactions, nuclear fission and fusion reactions, basic principles of neutron diffusion theory, nuclear energy systems, nuclear heat energy and applications, nuclear power plants.

ME 425 - Mechanical Vibrations
Basic definitions. Single degree of freedom systems. Vibration isolation. Two degree of freedom systems: Equations of motion, coordinate transformation, principal coordinates, vibration modes. Torsional vibration. Multi degree-of-freedom systems. Coordinate transformation and normal coordinates. Modal analysis. Response to harmonic excitation. Continuous systems.

ME 431 - Failure Analysis
Types of failures. Macro and microfracture mechanisms. Causes of failures:defective material, faulty design, improper material selection, faulty manufacturing and construction, etc. Analysis of failures. Case studies.

ME 435 - Fracture Mechanics
Types of fracture in metals. Griffith theory of brittle fracture, crack propagation, ductile fracture, elastic-plastic fracture mechanics, notch effects. Energy-temperature curves. Determination of stress intensity factor, fracture design philosophy; temper brittleness, hydrogen embrittlement, Unstability of lineer elastic and elastic-plastic fracture, fatigue crack propagation, corrosion fatigue, stress corrosion cracking.

ME 437 - Computational Fluid Dynamics
Introduction to CFD; Basic Equations of Fluid Mechanics; Basic Computational Techniques; Properties of Numerical Schemes; The Finite Difference Method; The Finite Element Method; Solution Methods for System of Equations; Mesh Generation.

ME 438 - Pipeline Fundamentals and Design
Transmission and distribution pipelines for both liquid and gas systems. Materials, mechanical considerations, design, constructional and economic aspects of pipelines. Pipeline transportation. Flow in liquid and gas pipelines. Pipeline Components. Pump and Compressor relations. Design of transmission and distribution pipelines. Economic strategic, constructive and operational aspects of design. Construction, operation, control of pipelines. Pipeline transients, two phase flow pipelines.

ME 441 - Gas Dynamics
Dynamics and thermodynamics of compressible fluid flow. One-dimensional isentropic flow, nozzles, diffusers, normal and oblique shocks. Flow with friction and heating. Two-dimensional Prandtl-Meyer flow and method of characteristics. Computer solutions to general gas dynamic flow.

ME 452 - Introduction to Fluid Power Control
Elements of hydraulic and pneumatic systems, their characteristics and fields of application. Pumps and their performance characteristics. Hydraulic and pneumatic valves and their flow characteristics. Direction, flow and pressure control valves. Reservoirs, accumulators, actuators. Filtering. Hydraulic and pneumatic circuit design. Elements of electro-hydraulic control.

ME 472 - Energy Engineering
Energy and energy economy. Economical and environmental analyses of energy conversion systems. Thermal power plants with steam, gas and steam-gas cycles. Cycle analysis, synthesis and optimisation of thermal power plant design. Fossil fuels, combustion and steam production systems. Nuclear fuels, nuclear reactions and nuclear power plants. Solar energy and applications. Building elements of thermal power plants and operational problems.

Service Courses Taken From Other Departments

CHEM 102 - General Chemistry
By the 2016-2017 Fall Semester, this course has been replaced by CEAC 105.

COMPE 101 - Introduction to Computers and Programming
Basics of information systems. Computer software. Computer hardware: CPU, memory units, and I/O devices. Internet and networking. Basic programming concepts. Hands-on experience of application software and Internet through lab sessions.

COMPE 102 - Computer Programming
Programming concepts: data types, arithmetic expressions, assignment statements. Input/Output functions. Library functions. Selection and repetition statements. User-defined functions. Arrays and strings.

E 101 - Engineering Fundamentals
Introduction, Historical Development of Science/Engineering and Industry, Definitions and Methodologies of Engineering and Science, Functions of Engineers, Roles and Types of Engineers, Engineering, Society and Environment, Engineering and Mathematics, Safety in Engineering, Design and Applications in Engineering, Research and Technology in Engineering, Engineering Education and Communications, Engineering Ethics, Engineering and Computers, Visits to Laboratories and/or Factories

EE 234 - Introduction to Electrical Engineering
Scope of electrical engineering. Basic definitions, electric circuits/machinery fundamentals. Electronic devices/circuits, diode and transistor circuits/power suppliers. Digital circuits and systems, memories and microprocessors concept. Power devices and power electronics elements, power control circuits.

ENG101 - English for Academic Purposes I
ENG101 consists of academic skills, such as reading comprehension, vocabulary building and critical analysis of texts. In this frame, listening and note-taking, class discussions, presentations, writing, research assignments and use of technology are some of the important activities.

ENG102 - English for Academic Purposes II
ENG102 elaborates on academic skills such as reading comprehension, listening, class discussions about the topic of the unit, vocabulary building and critical analysis of texts. It also includes research assignments and response paper and graph writing. Skills like listening and note-taking, analysis of written products, portfolio keeping and use of technology are elaborated in this course, as well.

ENG201 - English for Academic Purposes III
The course consists of mainly advanced reading and writing skills, applying critical reading skills and strategies, identifying the organization of a reading text, main ideas of the texts, and the author’s main purpose, summarizing a given text, outlining and writing an argumentative essay. Some parts of the input are in flipped learning mode.

ENG204 - Report Writing Skills
This course includes research-based report writing skills. The content includes types of reports and models; the choice of topics, formation of thesis statements, writing paraphrases and summaries, preparation of report outlines, evaluation of print and electronic sources, in-text and end-of-text citation, report presentation in oral and written format. Flipped learning method is utilised to a great extent.

HIST 101 - Principles of Atatürk and History of Turkish Revolution I
The decline of the Ottoman Empire and the developments leading to the Turkish Revolution.

HIST 102 - Principles of Atatürk and History of Turkish Revolution II
Foundation of the Turkish Republic and principles of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

IE 305 - Engineering Economic Analysis
Economic analysis for engineering and managerial decision-making. Cash flows, effect of time and interest rate on money and physical assets. Methods of evaluating alternatives: present worth, future worth, annual worth, rate-of-return and benefit/cost ratios. Depreciation and taxes. Effects of inflation.

MATE 207 - Introduction to Materials Engineering
Historical perspective and classification of materials. Atomic structure and theory. Bonding in solids. The structure of crystalline solids. Fundamental mechanical properties of materials. Phase diagrams. Thermal processing of metal alloys. Properties and use of ceramics, glasses and composites. Material selection. Design and economical considerations.

MATH 157 - Extended Calculus I
Preliminaries, Limits and Continuity, Differentiation, Applications of Derivatives, L'Hopital’s Rule, Integration, Applications of Integrals, Integrals and Transcendental Functions, Integration Techniques, and Improper Integrals, Sequences.

MATH158 - Extended Calculus II
Infinite Series, Vectors in the plane and Polar Coordinates. Vectors and Motions in Space, Multivariable Functions and Their Derivatives, Multiple Integrals: Double Integrals, Areas, Double Integrals in Polar Coordinates, Triple Integrals in Rectangular, Cylindrical and Spherical Coordinates, Line Integrals, Independence of path, Green’s Theorem.

MATH275 - Linear Algebra
Linear Equations and Matrices, Real Vector Spaces, Inner Product Spaces, Linear Transformations and Matrices, Determinants, Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors.

MATH276 - Differential Equations
First Order, Higher Order Linear Ordinary Differential Equations, Series Solutions of Differential Equations, Laplace Transforms, Linear Systems of Ordinary Differential Equations, Fourier Analysis and Partial Differential Equations.

MECE 326 - Control Systems

MFGE 206 - Manufacturing Processes
Mechanical properties of materials, metal casting, mechanical deformation processes, machining and joining operations, polymer processing, powder metallurgy, electronic material processing

ORY 400 - Participation in Social and Cultural Activities
Students must attend at least one social/cultural activity in each semester or at least two activities in each academic year. The activities are announced on the webpage of the departments. The students get an attendance certificate for the participation of each activity. To get a passing grade from this course, students should submit these certificates to their advisors.

PHYS 101 - General Physics I
Measurement; Motion Along a Straight Line; Vectors; Motion in Two and Three Dimensions; Force and Motion I; Force and Motion II; Kinetic Energy and Work; Potential Energy and Conservation of Energy; Center of Mass and Linear Momentum; Rotation; Rolling, Torque, and Angular Momentum; Equilibrium and Elasticity.

PHYS 102 - General Physics II
Electric Charge; Electric Fields; Gauss' Law; Electric Potential; Capacitance; Current and Resistance; Circuits; Magnetic Fields; Magnetic Field due to Currents; Induction and Inductance

TURK 101 - Turkish Language I
Historical development, structure, and usage of Turkish language, Practice on texts.

TURK 102 - Turkish Language II
Historical development, structure, and usage of Turkish language, Practice on texts