Undergraduate

The undergraduate program starts with introductory courses to mechanical engineering and systems engineering to familiarize students with the fundamentals aspects of mechanical engineering and design and manufacturing processes and the importance of computer skills in engineering. In the second year of the program, in depth studies of the mechanical engineering topics are studied in an integrated manner. Thermodynamics is integrated with fluid mechanics and heat transfer, mechanics and materials are studied in an integrated manner, This approach carries to the junior year where dynamics is studied together with controls topics. In each year of study, students experience design and manufacturing through courses or projects, which expose them to hands-on as well as computer-aided design and manufacturing.

The Mission of the Department

The mission of the Mechanical Engineering undergraduate program at Bilkent University is to provide students with a rich environment for learning and intellectual growth 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 program envisions future engineers as life-long learners and prepares them for the global environment in which they can make responsible decisions while serving societal needs.

Our mission is supported by the program educational objectives and related student outcomes.

Our annual student enrollment and graduation data can be reached here.

The Curriculum

The curriculum as a whole is integrated and advanced courses build on earlier ones. Our education programs include laboratory, design, and computational activities in a coordinated manner. Successful completion of the fundamental mechanical engineering courses along with other required studies prepares students for the final year mechanical engineering design courses. This is a sequence of two courses spread over a year where students undertake a major design project, often sponsored by industry, and produce a working prototype. The curriculum is supported by modern laboratory facilities.

Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Curriculum

FIRST YEAR

Autumn Semester

Code Course Name Credit
ENG 101 English and Composition I 3
GE 100 Orientation 1
MATH 101 Calculus I 4
ME 101 Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering 2
PHYS 101 General Physics I 4
TURK 101 Turkish I 2
Total 16

Spring Semester

Code Course Name Credit
ENG 102 English and Composition II 3
MATH 102 Calculus II 4
ME 102 Introduction to Systems Engineering 3
PHYS 102 General Physics II 4
TURK 102 Turkish II 2
Total 16

SECOND YEAR

Autumn Semester

Code Course Name Credit
CS 113 Introduction to Computing for Engineers 4
GE 250 Collegiate Activities Program I
HUM 111 Cultures Civilizations and Ideas I 3
MATH 220 Linear Algebra 3
ME 211 Thermo-Fluids Engineering I 4
ME 231 Mechanics and Materials I 4
Total 18

Spring Semester

Code Course Name Credit
CS 114 Introduction to Programming for Engineers 4
GE 251 Collegiate Activities Program II 1
HUM 112 Cultures Civilizations and Ideas II 3
MATH 240 Differential Equations 3
ME 212 Thermo-Fluids Engineering II 4
ME 232 Mechanics and Materials II 4
Total 19

THIRD YEAR

Autumn Semester

Code Course Name Credit
ENG 401 Technical Report Writing and Presentation 2
CHEM 201 Materials Science and Technology 3
ME 371 Measurement and Instrumentation 3
ME 299 Summer Practice I
ME 341 Dynamics and Control I 4
MATH 230 Probability and Statistics for Engineers 3
Mechanical Engineering Elective 3
Total 18

Spring Semester

Code Course Name Credit
HIST 200 History of Turkey 4
MBG 110 Introduction to Modern Biology 3
ME 342 Dynamics and Control II 4
ME 381 Design and Manufacturing 3
ME 384 Mechatronic Systems 3
Total 17

FOURTH YEAR

Autumn Semester

Code Course Name Credit
GE 301 Science Technology and Society 2
ME 399 Summer Practice II
ME 481 Mechanical Engineering Design I 3
Mechanical Engineering Electives (2) 6
ENG Elective 3
Humanities or Social Science Elective 3
Total 17

Spring Semester

Code Course Name Credit
ME 482 Mechanical Engineering Design II 3
Mechanical Engineering Elective 3
Humanities or Social Science Elective 3
Elective 3
ENG Elective 3
Science Elective 3
Total 18

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