Mechanical Engineering Program
About the Program
Mechanical engineering is one of the most comprehensive among engineering disciplines. Heat energy, manufacturing, industrial machinery and equipment, heating and cooling systems, transportation, and all kinds of machines gives the opportunity to a mechanical engineer to work in so many diverse areas, such as: Designing new machines, developing new technologies, adopting or using the existing technologies in new areas, maintenance and manufacturing. These are among the fundamental objectives of students wishing to study mechanical engineering. Mandatory summer internship, technical site visits, seminars given by engineers or managers from industrial companies will provide an opportunity to obtain information about the wide range of applications. Annual career days organized by the University will enable students to better understand their interests and help choose their elective courses accordingly.
Mechanical Engineering study aims at improving comfort of humans, also providing convenience and ease of operation, effectiveness and productivity through automation, as well as enhancing the ability to transport man and material faster, safer and larger in size and/or weight. Mechanical engineering study includes materials, solids and fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, control, instrumentation, design, and production. Fields of specialization in mechanical engineering includes but not limited to manufacturing, biomechanics, energy conversion, automotive, vibrations, mechanisms, heating and cooling systems. Students, with the basic information gained through their studies, will be able to design many small-scale thermal and mechanical systems. As a major design experience, students will also participate as a team member and complete a comprehensive multi diciplinary project. Through industrial summer internships, students will face with real life problems as well as gaining valuable experiences concerning practical implementation of the discipline.
Mechanical engineering graduates may easily get a job to work in various fields such such as automotive, aerospace, energy conversion, automation, manufacturing, environmental monitoring, computers, bio-technology. Mechanical engineers, are conscious about the environmental and ethical issues concerning their discipline. Both in their design and other workplace applications they consider such measures to avoid or reduce negative effects on the envirionment. Mechanical engineers may also work as energy engineers, to design mechanical systems that are more energy efficient, utilise renewable energy, and on applications to improve energy efficiency of existing machinery. Other areas include working as a consultant engineer, as a researcher, a developer or as a designer of mechanical systems in a large engineering company, or as mechanical contractor, as a sales or project engineer, a site engineer, a maintenance and repair section engineer, and as a manufacturing engineer.