The Mechanical Engineering Department has strong research expertise in the areas of Acoustics and Noise Control, Computational Mechanics, Design, Dynamics and Control, Manufacturing, Microfluidics, Nanotechnology and Tribology and their applications to the aerospace, automotive and other industrial sectors.

Most research projects are conducted with international collaborations with institutions in the US and Europe. The Department also has plans to develop several research areas consistent with the strengths of Bilkent University and with a vision to develop new and important technologies in Turkey. Among these are micro-systems and their design and manufacturing that will benefit from advances in nanotechnologies. Information on ongoing research activities can be found in the research group websites.

The Mechanical Engineering Department offers MS and PhD degrees. The Department provides a number of scholarships and research assistantships to qualified students.

The details of the application process and requirements can be found on Bilkent University’s Graduate Programs Information website.


MSc PhD. Direct PhD.
Restricted ME Graduate Technical Elective Group I,II,III,IV 2* 2 2*+ 2
ME Graduate Mathematical Elective Group V 1 1 2
Graduate Elective Group VI 2 3 6
Graduate Elective or Undergraduate Elective Group VI 1** X X
ME Courses 1 1 2
Total number of courses 7 7 14
Seminar 590 690 590 & 690
Master’s Thesis / Ph. D. Dissertation 599 699 699

* Different courses from each group

**Only for Master of Science (MSc) with Thesis, one 3XX or 4XX course may be taken from other Engineering or Science Departments subject to approval by the advisor and the department.

(Restricted ME Graduate Technical Elective)
Area Course
Dynamic Systems and Controls ME 565: Dynamics
ME 561: Vibration of Linear and Dynamic System
EEE 501: Linear Systems Theory
ME 525: Introduction to Nanomechanics
ME 576: Linear Control System Design
(Restricted ME Graduate Technical Elective)
Area Course
Manufacturing and Design ME 500: Integrated Product Development
ME 556: Advanced Manufacturing
ME 657: Nano-Micro Manufacturing
ME 575: Micro/Nano Robotics
(Restricted ME Graduate Technical Elective)
Area Course
Mechanics and Materials ME 550: Continuum Mechanics
ME 551: Mechanics and Materials
ME 652: Solid Mechanics
ME 554: Mechanics of Composite Materials
(Restricted ME Graduate Technical Elective)
Area Course
Thermofluids ME 511: Fluid Mechanics
ME 521: Advanced Thermodynamics
ME 630: Advanced Heat Transfer
ME 615: Microfluidics
Area Course
Mathematics ME 501: Mathematical Techniques in Mechanical Engineering
ME 503: Numerical Methods in Mechanical Enginnering
ME 552: Finite Element Method
(Graduate Elective or Undergraduate Elective)
(Graduate Elective)
Mathematics Computer Engineering
Physics Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Chemistry Industrial Engineering
Molecular Biology and Genetics Mechanical Engineering
Material Science or Nanotechnology
ME Graduate Elective
ME 5XX or 6XX

Mechanical Engineering Graduate Courses

Code Course Name Credit
ME 500 Intergrated Product Development 3
ME 501 Mathematical Techniques in Mechanical Enginnering 3
ME 503 Numerical Methods in Mechanical Engineering 3
ME 511 Fluid Mechanics 3
ME 516 Tribology-Friction, Lubrication and Wear 3
ME 521 Advanced Thermodynamics 3
ME 523 Molecular Simulation of Materials 3
ME 550 Continuum Mechanics 3
ME 551 Mechanics and Materials 3
ME 552 The Finite Element Method 3
ME 554 Mechanics of Composite Materials 3
ME 555 Cellular Biomechanics 3
ME 556 Advanced Manufacturing 3
ME 557 Metal Cutting Principles 3
ME 561 Vibration of Linear and Dynamic Systems 3
ME 565 Dynamics 3
ME 566 Acoustics 3
ME 575 Micro/Nano Robotics 3
ME 578 Vehicle Control Systems 3
ME 579 Adaptive Control Systems 3
ME 581 Computer Aided Design 3
ME 582 Fundamentals of Design for Reliability 3
ME 584 Mechatronics Design 3
ME 590 Mechanical Engineering Seminar
ME 599 Master’s Thesis
ME 612 Turbulent Flow 3
ME 615 Microfluidics 3
ME 630 Advanced Heat Transfer 3
ME 631 Conductive Heat Transfer 3
ME 632 Convective Heat Transfer 3
ME 634 Small Scale Heat Transfer 3
ME 635 Heat Transfer in Biology and Medicine 3
ME 652 Solid Mechanics 3
ME 657 Nano/Micro Manufacturing 3
ME 660 Acoustics 3
ME 671 Linear Systems 3
ME 690 Mechanical Engineering Seminar
ME 699 PhD. Dissertation

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