Academic Catalog

DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

General Information on Undergraduate Program

GENERAL INFORMATION
Mechanical Engineering Department 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 themal 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.

PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
The graduates of the B.S. program of the METU Mechanical Engineering Department,
I. are sought for in jobs related to research, development, product design, and advanced technology; they become entrepreneurs, leaders, and pioneers in their professional careers,
II. continue their career development through graduate studies and/or professional training,
III. perform their jobs considering individual, social, and environmental aspects, while adhering to ethical values in their professional careers.

B.S. program of the METU Mechanical Engineering Department aims its students to acquire the knowledge, skills, and behaviors compiled in the following STUDENT OUTCOMES by the time of their graduatio:
1. Ability to establish the relationship between mathematics, basic sciences and engineering sciences with engineering applications.
2. Ability to find and interpret information.
3. Ability to follow the literature and technology related to his/her topic of interest.
4. Recognition of the need to keep oneself up to date in his/her profession.
5. Possession of written and oral communication skills.
6. Ability to conduct team work (within the discipline, inter-disciplinary, multi-disciplinary).
7. Ability to produce original solutions.
8. Use of scientific methodology in approaching and producing solutions to engineering problems and needs.
9. Openness to all that is new.
10. Ability to conduct experiments.
11. Ability to do engineering design.
12. Awareness of engineering ethics, knowledge and adoption of its fundamental elements.
13. Ability to take societal, environmental and economical considerations into account in professional activities.
14. Possession of pioneering and leadership characteristics in areas related to the profession.

The Mechanical Engineering undergraduate program was accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Undergraduate Curriculum


FIRST YEAR

First Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
PHYS105 GENERAL PHYSICS I 4 3 2 6.5
MATH119 CALCULUS WITH ANALYTIC GEOMETRY 5 4 2 7.5
ME117 COMPUTER AIDED ENGINEERING DRAWING 3 2 2 5.0
CENG230 INTRODUCTION TO C PROGRAMMING 3 2 2 4.0
ENG101 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES I 4 4 1 6.0
IS100 INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS 0 0 2 1.0

Second Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
PHYS106 GENERAL PHYSICS II 4 3 2 6.5
CHEM107 GENERAL CHEMISTRY 4 3 2 6.0
MATH120 CALCULUS OF FUNCTIONS OF SEVERAL VARIABLES 5 4 2 7.5
ME110 INTRODUCTION TO MECHANICAL ENGINEERING 2 2 0 3.0
ENG102 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES II 4 4 1 6.0

SECOND YEAR

Third Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
MATH219 INTRODUCTION TO DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS 4 4 0 7.0
EE209 FUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTRICAL&ELECTRO. EN 3 3 0 5.0
ME203 THERMODYNAMICS I 3 3 0 5.0
ME205 STATICS 3 3 0 5.0
METE230 FUNDAMENTALS OF MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING 3 3 0 5.0
ENG211 ACADEMIC ORAL PRESENTATION SKILLS 3 3 1 4.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
HIST2201 0 2 0 2.0
HIST2205 HISTORY OF THE TURKISH REVOLUTION I 0 2 0 2.0

Fourth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ME202 MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES 3 3 0 5.0
ME204 THERMODYNAMICS II 3 3 0 5.0
ME206 STRENGTH OF MATERIALS 3 3 0 5.0
ME208 DYNAMICS 3 3 0 5.0
ME210 APPLIED MATH. FOR MECHANICAL ENGINEERS 3 3 0 5.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
HIST2202 0 2 0 2.0
HIST2206 HISTORY OF THE TURKISH REVOLUTION II 0 2 0 2.0

THIRD YEAR

Fifth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ECON210 PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS 3 3 0 5.0
ME300 SUMMER PRACTICE I 0 0 0 4.0
ME301 THEORY OF MACHINES I 3 3 0 5.0
ME303 MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING 3 3 0 5.0
ME305 FLUID MECHANICS I 3 3 0 5.0
ME307 MACHINE ELEMENTS I 3 3 0 5.0
ME311 HEAT TRANSFER 3 3 0 5.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
TURK105 TURKISH I 0 4 0 2.0
TURK201 ELEMENTARY TURKISH 0 2 0 2.0
TURK303 TURKISH I 0 2 0 2.0

Sixth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ME302 THEORY OF MACHINES II 3 3 0 5.0
ME304 CONTROL SYSTEMS 3 3 0 5.0
ME306 FLUID MECHANICS II 3 3 0 5.0
ME308 MACHINE ELEMENTS II 3 3 0 5.0
ME310 NUMERICAL METHODS 3 3 0 5.0
ME312 THERMAL ENGINEERING 3 3 0 5.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
TURK106 TURKISH II 0 4 0 2.0
TURK202 INTERMEDIATE TURKISH 0 2 0 2.0
TURK304 TURKISH II 0 2 0 2.0

FORTH YEAR

Seventh Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ME400 SUMMER PRACTICE II 0 0 0 4.0
ME407 MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN 3 2 2 6.0
            FREE ELECTIVE
            TECHNICAL ELECTIVE
            TECHNICAL ELECTIVE
            TECHNICAL ELECTIVE
            NONTECHNICAL ELECTIVE

Eighth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ME410 MECHANICAL ENGINEERING SYSTEMS LAB. 3 2 2 5.0
            RESTRICTED ELECTIVE
            TECHNICAL ELECTIVE
            TECHNICAL ELECTIVE
            NONTECHNICAL ELECTIVE

h/w = hours per week