Seminar and PhD Proficiency

MM598 Seminar Course

Presentations of the MM598 Seminar course are carried out according to the schedule that is announced by the Department Administration.

Each graduate student has 25 minutes of the presentation and questions & answers section.

All students registered to this course have to participate all of the presentations and act according to the schedule rules. 

Each student should bring and put the hand-outs of his/her Seminary Abstract to the postal boxes of all academic staff until Wednesday of the presentation week.

 

PhD Proficiency Exam

 

The aim of these exams is specify whether the student has the basic mechanical engineering knowledge at a level of succeeding in a PhD study, whether he/she is at an enough level of scientific maturity and ready to conduct a research at a PhD level.

For this purpose, these exams include basic courses of undergraduate and graduate programs and specific subjects of PhD research.


These exams are carried out in 3 stages:

  1. Undergraduate level written exam,
  2. Graduate level written exam,
  3. Oral exam including the subjects of undergraduate and graduate courses.

For a student to be regarded as succesful, he/she has to acquire minimum 75 points as an average of each level exam. Students should be succesful at both of the written exams in order to attend the oral exam.


A student who fails at the exam for his/her first time, he/she will be exempt from his/her succesful written exams for the second time.

 

PRINCIPLES OF THE EXAMS

  • The subjects given below are included at the undergraduate exam:
    • THERMO GROUP: Thermodynamics I-II, Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics, Mathematics (MAT101, MAT102, MM215 E, MM216 E).
    • MECHANICS GROUP: Statics, Dynamics, Strength of Materials, Mathematics (MAT101, MAT102, MM215 E, MM216 E).
  • For the graduate exam, the student selects 4 courses from the list given below (one of which should be MATHEMATICS) according to his/her area of study and his/her exam is prepared according to these selections. There is no obligation for the student to be having enrolled to the courses during his/her MSci or PhD education.

 

COURSES FOR THERMO GROUP GRADUATE LEVEL EXAM

  1. MM591 ANALYTICAL METHODS IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
  2. MM597 ADVANCED NUMERICAL METHODS FOR ENGINEERS
  3. MM601 ADVANCED FLUID MECHANICS
  4. MM546 VISCOUS FLOW
  5. MM596 CONDUCTION HEAT TRANSFER
  6. MM564 CONVECTIVE HEAT TRANSFER
  7. MM538 ADVANCED THERMODYNAMICS
  8. A course suggested by the Supervisor (might be from this list or related to the research areas)

 

COURSES FOR MECHANICS GROUP GRADUATE LEVEL EXAM

  1. MM591 ANALYTICAL METHODS IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
  2. MM597 ADVANCED NUMERICAL METHODS FOR ENGINEERS
  3. MM503 ADVANCED DYNAMICS
  4. MM504 ADVANCED SYSTEM DYNAMICS AND OPTIMAL CONTROL
  5. MM507 ADVANCED STRENGTH OF MATERIALS
  6. MM515 MATHEMATICAL PLASTICITY THEORY
  7. MM523 CONTINUUM MECHANICS
  8. MM531 APPLIED ELASTICITY
  9. MM560 DESIGN OF CONTROL SYSTEMS
  10. MM577 ADVANCED MACHINE VIBRATIONS
  11. A course suggested by the Supervisor (might be from this list or related to the research areas)
  • Students have to submit the list of courses he and his Supervisor specified to the Department Administration at the beginning of the semester.
  • For each course, 3 questions is asked and the student ha to answer 2 of them.
  • Each written exam is carried out in 2 sessions, each session lasts for minimum 2 hours.