Undergraduate Program

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

  1. He/she has the necessary background of mathematics, physical sciences and related engineering branches; uses the theoretical and practical knowledge to obtain solutions for mechanical engineering problems.
  2. He/she specifies the problems related to mechanical engineering, describes, formulates and solves them by selecting and applying the appropriate analytical methods and modeling techniques.
  3. He/she analyses the whole or a component of the system or a process, and designs considering the realistic boundary conditions for the system to fulfill the requirements.
  4. He/she selects the modern technical tools necessary for the engineering applications; uses the information technologies and at least one engineering software effectively (at the advanced level of European Computer Users License).
  5. He/she designs experimental setup, conducts experiments, manages data acquisition, analyses the results and draws conclusions.
  6. He/she accesses knowledge, searches literature, uses the related databases and other sources of information.
  7. He/she works effectively individually or in multi-disciplinary teams and takes responsibilities.
  8. He/she communicates effectively, with the knowledge of at least one foreign language of European Language Portfolio at the level B1.
  9. He/she is aware of life-long learning; follows the scientific and technological developments and updates his/her knowledge.
  10. He/she has the professional and ethical awareness.
  11. He/she supervises projects, is aware of the workshops, workers' health, business and workers' safety, and the legal consequences of the engineering applications.
  12. He/she is aware of the consequences of the engineering solutions and applications on the society and other nations; and is conscious of entrepreneurship and innovation concepts, and recognizes the international problems of the his/her time.

 

1. Criteria of Graduation from Undergraduate Program

Students should:

  • —enroll 49 obligatory courses,
  • —succeed in 5 technical elective courses,
  • —succeed in 3 social elective courses,
  • —fulfill totally 167 credits (320 ECTS credits),
  • —do 3 summer practices,
  • —succeed in MM423-MM424 Mechanical Engineering Applications I-II courses, its juries and submit their reports,
  • —fulfill the design criteria by enrolling 2 design courses each from Thermal Sciences Division and Mechanics Division.

 

 

2. Registering Process

For students to enroll courses, approvals of their Supervisor and Department Administrator during registration is compulsory.

 

3. Grading System

Exams are graded over 100 point basis. Considering the attributes of the lectures, the ratios of midterms and final grades to be used at the calculation of the achievement grade are proposed to the Administration by related commissions. In addition, the instructor makes the announcements including the course content, all matters about the calculation of the achievement grade, relevant references and the time periods that he/she can give the students except the course hours.


For the students who attend the final, the grade explained above is called as raw grade. If a student gets a raw grade below 25.00, he/she takes FF grade directly and is said to be unsuccessful at that course.


Achievement grade of the student whose raw grade is over 25.00 is calculated according to one of the methods which are prepared by Rectorate, by considering the general state of the class, mathematical means and statistical distribution, and is defined as one of the grades which are explained with their coefficients below. After this calculation, it is again possible that a raw grade over 25.00 may correspond to FF.

LITERAL GRADE
COEFFICIENT
AA
4,0
BA
3,5
BB
3,0
CB
2,5
CC
2,0
DC
1,5
DD
1,0
FD
0,5
FF
0

In addition, for specific situations, these gradings are used by academicians:

B = Satisfactory for Non-Credit Courses, K = Unsatisfactory for Non-Credit Courses,  D = Did not Attend the Course, G = Did not attend the exam, M = Exempt, S = Ongoing Study, E = Incomplete (E grades are finalized as FF, unless revised until beginning of the following semester.)

A student who holds either grades (AA), (BA), (BB), (CB), (CC) is considered to be successful at that course. Furthermore, a student with a GPA of 2.00 or higher for a semester is also considered successful in a course with a DC+ grade in that semester.

The grades of B, K, and M are not included in the calculation of GPA.

The grade M is granted for courses that a transfer student has taken earlier and the course's equivalency with the program is approved by the Faculty Executive Board upon the request of the department. ECTS grades are awarded considering the typical distributions defined by ECTS, as featured below.

 

ECTS Grade

% of successful students normally achieving the grade

Definition

A
B
C
D
E
FX
F

10
25
30
25
10
-
-

EXCELLENT - outstanding performance with minor errors
VERY GOOD - above the average standard but with some errors
GOOD - generally sound work with a number of notable errors
SATISFACTORY - fair but with significant shortcomings
SUFFICIENT - performance meets the minimum criteria
FAIL - some more work required before the credit can be awarded
FAIL - considerable further work is required

 

A. Grade Upscaling

Students who wish to raise their cumGPA may again enroll the courses from which they got DC+ according to the 13th article of these Regulations. The last grade granted at the semester in which the course is enrolled again is valid.

B. GPAs

Accomplishments of the students are specified by Student Affairs Administration by the calculation of their semester/final and cumulative grade averages. The weighted grade of a student for a course is calculated by the multiplication of the credit value of that course and the coefficient of the literal grade. GPA is calculated by dividing the weighted semester grade with the total credit number of the enrolled courses. GPA is shown to have 2 decimal digits.

Weighted general GPA is found by dividing the sum of weighted pointes based on the concluded grades of all courses the student enrolled, by the sum of the credits of all courses.

Both semester/year and weighted general GPA calculation includes the grades from AA to FF. Also, grades G and D are subjected to the same process with grade FF. All grades are archived at the Grade Document of the student.

C. Taking Courses from Upper Classes

Provided with his/her supervisor's approval, student can attend a course from upper class. It is obligatory that student does not have any unsuccessful course from the previous semesters and his/her cumGPA should be 3.00 or over. The credit number of the course which is to be enrolled from upper class should not excess the 1/3 of the credit number of the present semester. Student may graduate in a shorter time by taking higher degree classes, which is specified at the 8th article of the Regulation.

 

4. UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

A. OBLIGATORY COURSES:

To provide the student the ability to apply the mathematics, science and engineering acquirements to mechanical engineering problems.

See the full list of undergraduate courses here >>

B. TECHNICAL ELECTIVE COURSES under THERMAL SCIENCES & MECHANICS DIVISIONS:

Providing them the necessary facilities to own an up-to-date and modern intelligence.

To help them understand the importance of lifetime-learning by specializing on a subject/area they are fond of.

C. MM409-MM410 MECHANICAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY I-II:

To provide the student the capability of building up an experiment, processing and analyzing its results and commenting on them and presenting it.

D. MM423-MM424 MECHANICAL ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS I-II:

For the student to gain the necessary theoretical and practical information to design and produce a machine, or a machine element, its system or process by considering the relevant standards, limitations and economical, environmental and social effects.

 

E. Validation of Design Criteria

  1. Students have to accomplish the design criteria to be able to graduate.

  2. Each student should register to two design courses for this purpose.

  3. One of these courses should be of Mechanics Division, while the other should be of Thermal Sciences Division.

     

     

    * P.G. : Privately graded

See also:

Undergraduate Courses

Undergraduate Double Major Program

MM423-424 Mechanical Engineering Applications I-II Courses

Summer Practices

EU and Youth Programs