Profile of The Programme

The Mechanical Engineering Program at Koç University aims to graduate high-caliber mechanical engineers for a demanding profession. The undergraduate curriculum emphasizes the basic principles of the discipline and educates students in the use of these principles to solve complex engineering problems. Throughout the curriculum, students learn how to design and conduct experiments and to collect, analyze and interpret data via laboratory work and design projects.

 

Graduates should be

·Recognized for excellence in technical and professional problem-solving, teamwork, communication, and leadership skills, and excel in careers in national and international companies in engineering, research and development, business and managerial positions,

·Able to perform independent research to help define the frontiers of knowledge in mechanical engineering or related interdisciplinary areas and pursue graduate study at top-ranked universities worldwide to become future national or international academic leaders,

·Innovators and entrepreneurs with a global vision, who can develop new technologies and/or products, and found new national or international companies in mechanical engineering or related areas.

Qualification Awarded

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Admission Requirements

Candidates can apply via ÖSYM, as an international student, as a transfer student or as a tuition-paying exchange student. Admission requirements for all types of prospective students can be found at the Registrar’s Directorate webpage:

https://registrar.ku.edu.tr/en/admission/

The requirements for incoming exchange students can be found at http://oip.ku.edu.tr.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

Students who took the equivalents of certain courses offered in Koç University in other institutions can apply to the respective College or Graduate School at Koç University to transfer those courses.

Opportunities for candidates with IB, French Baccaleurate, Matura and Abitur diplomas on webpage (only in Turkish for the moment):
https://adaylar.ku.edu.tr/content/kayit-kabul-ile-ilgili-sorular#2_15

Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

Koç University exam regulations are given on webpage: https://registrar.ku.edu.tr/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2017/03/Examinat…

Graduation Requirements

Students need to have a GPA at or above 2.00/4.00 and need to have completed all courses on their curriculum with a passing letter grade in order to graduate.

 

Occupational Profiles and Access to Further Studies

Koç University Mechanical Engineering alumni have a broad education with interdisciplinary emphasis and are pursuing careers in many different sectors in national and international firms:

·Consumer Electronics: Arçelik (Türkiye), Alfa Laval (İsviçre), Arconic (ABD), Bosch (Türkiye), Procter & Gamble (Türkiye), Unilever (Türkiye), Siemens (Türkiye), Şişecam (Türkiye)

·Automotive Industry: Benteler Group (İspanya), Doğuş Otomotiv (Türkiye), Ford Motor Company (Türkiye), Ford Otosan (Türkiye), Hyundai Motor Company (Türkiye), Mercedes-Benz Türk A.Ş. (Türkiye), Nobel Automotive (İngiltere), Otokar (Türkiye), TOFAŞ (Türkiye)

·Aviation: GE Aviation (Türkiye), TEI (Türkiye), Turkish Aerospace Industries (Türkiye), Turkish Airlines (Türkiye)

·Defense Industry: Aselsan (Türkiye)

·Information Technology: Ericsson (Türkiye), IBM (İngiltere), Intel Corporation (Türkiye), Clubtable (ABD), Robotmaster (Kanada), Facebook (ABD), Nokia Bell Labs (Almanya), Türk Telekom (Türkiye), Turkcell (Türkiye), Vodafone (Türkiye)

·Energy: Knowles Corporation (ABD), Enerjisa (Türkiye), ExxonMobil (BAE), TUPRAS (Türkiye)

·Finance: Garanti Bank (Türkiye), HSBC (Türkiye), KPMG (Türkiye), Octopus Investments (İngiltere), PwC (Türkiye), TEB (Türkiye), Yapı Kredi (Türkiye)

Career Development Center, supports all Koç University students and graduates in career Development and Planning, in preparing graduate education plans, and in professional life decisions. For more information about the Career Development Center, please visit https://career.ku.edu.tr/en/

Curriculum

Mechanical Engineering Curriculum

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

College of Engineering Graduates:

1. Learn advanced mathematics and natural sciences, and gain the ability to apply this knowledge towards modeling and solution of engineering problems,

2. Gain the ability to identify, formulate and solve complex engineering problems,

3. Gain the ability to design a component, process, system, or product to meet desired needs under realistic constraints and conditions, addressing economic, environmental, sustainability, producibility, ethical, social, political, health and security issues

4. Gain the ability to select and use necessary techniques, and modern engineering and information technology tools for engineering applications and practice,

5. Gain the ability to design and conduct experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret data for engineering applications,

6. Gain the ability to function in intra-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams,

7. Gain the ability to effectively communicate in Turkish and English by oral, written, and graphical means,

8. Recognize the need for and ability to engage in life-long learning and to reach the most recent information in science and technology

9. Recognize and understand professional and ethical responsibility,

10. Understand project management, risk management, and change management concepts; as well as awareness of the importance of innovation and entrepreneurship for sustainable economic development.

11. Understand impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context, including health, environment, safety and legal issues

Program Graduates:

12. Gain breadth in mechanical engineering with required area courses, and provides depth in an area of specialization through 2 area elective and 6 free electives courses.

13. Gain advanced mathematical foundation, including differentiation and integration, multi variable calculus, linear algebra, differential equations,  probability and statistics,

14. Gain knowledge of physics based on strong mathematics and chemistry foundation

15. Gain knowledge of and ability to use modern computational tools to model and solve mechanical engineering problems,

16. Design and build apparatus and conduct experiments for static, dynamic, mechanic, thermal/heat, fluid, manufacturing and control systems to meet desired needs subject to realistic constraints.

 

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