Academic Catalog

DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

General Information on Undergraduate Program

Mechanical Engineering Program offers educational programs designed to prepare students for professional career by developing a sound base in fundamental engineering sciences. The program is intended to develop initiative, creativity, talent, leadership and the capability to develop, follow and adopt new technologies in the field of mechanical engineering. A variety of courses covering basic and specialized subjects in thermal and fluid sciences, energy systems, applied mechanics, design and production, theory of machines and control systems are offered. Lectures are supplemented by tutorials, use of computers, and experimental work in various laboratories.

Undergraduate Curriculum


FIRST YEAR

First Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
CNG100 INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION TECH. AND APPLICATIONS 0 2 0 1.0
CNG230 INTRODUCTION TO C PROGRAMMING 3 2 2 5.0
PHY105 GENERAL PHYSICS I 4 3 2 6.5
ENGL101 DEVELOPMENT OF READING AND WRITING SKILLS I 4 4 0 6.0
MECH113 COMPUTER AIDED ENGINEERING DRAWING I 3 2 2 4.5
GPC100 FIRST YEAR ON CAMPUS SEMINAR 1 0 2 0.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
MAT100 PRECALCULUS 2 1 2 3.0
MAT119 CALCULUS WITH ANALYTIC GEOMETRY 5 4 2 7.5

Second Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
MAT120 CALCULUS FOR FUNCTIONS OF SEVERAL VARIABLES 5 4 2 7.5
PHY106 GENERAL PHYSICS II 4 3 2 6.5
ENGL102 DEVELOPMENT OF READING AND WRITING SKILLS II 4 4 0 6.0
CHM107 GENERAL CHEMISTRY 4 3 2 6.0
MECH100 INTRODUCTION TO MECHANICAL ENGINEERING 0 1 1 2.0
MECH114 COMPUTER AIDED ENGINEERING DRAWING II 3 2 2 4.5

SECOND YEAR

Third Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
MAT219 INTRODUCTION TO DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS 4 4 0 7.0
MECH202 MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES 4 3 2 6.0
MECH203 THERMODYNAMICS 4 4 0 6.0
MECH205 STATICS 3 3 0 5.0
MECH227 ENGINEERING MATERIALS 3 3 0 5.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
TUR101 TURKISH I 0 2 0 2.0
TUR201 ELEMENTARY TURKISH 0 4 0 2.0

Fourth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
EEE209 FUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING 3 3 0 5.0
MAT210 APPLIED MATHEMATICS FOR ENGINEERS 4 4 0 8.0
ENGL211 ACADEMIC ORAL PRESENTATION SKILLS 3 3 0 4.0
MECH206 STRENGTH OF MATERIALS 3 3 0 5.0
MECH208 DYNAMICS 3 3 0 5.0
MECH220 MECHANICAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY I 3 2 2 5.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
TUR102 TURKISH II 0 2 0 2.0
TUR202 INTERMEDIATE TURKISH 0 4 0 2.0

THIRD YEAR

Fifth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ECO280 ENGINEERING ECONOMY 3 3 0 5.0
MECH300 SUMMER PRACTICE I 0 0 0 4.0
MECH301 THEORY OF MACHINES 4 4 0 6.0
MECH305 FLUID MECHANICS 4 4 0 6.0
MECH307 MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN 4 4 0 7.0
MECH310 NUMERICAL METHODS 3 3 0 5.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
HST201 0 2 0 2.0
HST205 HISTORY OF THE TURKISH REVOLUTION I 0 2 0 2.0

Sixth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
MECH303 MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING 3 3 0 5.0
MECH304 CONTROL SYSTEMS 3 3 0 5.0
MECH308 DESIGN OF MACHINE ELEMENTS 3 3 0 5.0
MECH311 HEAT TRANSFER 4 4 0 6.0
MECH320 MECHANICAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY II 2 1 2 4.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
HST202 0 2 0 2.0
HST206 HISTORY OF THE TURKISH REVOLUTION II 0 2 0 2.0
            NONTECHNICAL ELECTIVE

FORTH YEAR

Seventh Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ENGL311 ADVANCED COMMUNICATION SKILLS 3 3 0 4.0
MECH400 SUMMER PRACTICE II 0 0 0 4.0
            TECHNICAL ELECTIVE
            TECHNICAL ELECTIVE
            TECHNICAL ELECTIVE
            NONTECHNICAL ELECTIVE

Eighth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
MECH420 MECHANICAL ENGINEERING LAB. III 2 0 4 5.0
MECH458 GRADUATION DESIGN PROJECT 3 0 6 6.0
            FREE ELECTIVE
            TECHNICAL ELECTIVE
            TECHNICAL ELECTIVE
            TECHNICAL ELECTIVE

h/w = hours per week