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Third Cycle Programmes (Doctorate Degree)

Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences - Mechanical Engineering - Mechanical Engineering -

General Description
The Mechanical Engineering Department is one of the nine departments of the Engineering Faculty of Ege University. Each year 70 undergraduate students are admitted to the department. In the department, where a contemporary Mechanical Engineering education is given, the undergraduate education is four years, excluding the first year for English preparation. Students not comprehensive in English must attend an one‑year Preparatory Program offered by the School of Foreign Languages. Once the proper comprehension level in English is accomplished, students can then begin the first year in the department. 30 % of the courses are held in English and the rest being held in Turkish. By 2008, a total of 400 students are being instructed by 6 full time professors, 3 associate professors, 9 assistant professors and 13 research and teaching assistants. The Mechanical Engineering Department was founded in 1994 within the Engineering Faculty of Ege University. In 1994, 32 students were enrolled and the first students graduated in 1998. The department has steadily developed academically since its foundation and the doctoral program was started in 2003.
Qualification Awarded
The Doctor-of-Philosophy Degree (Ph.D.) in Mechanical Engineering is awarded to students who have successfully completed their academic studies.
Level of Qualification
Third Cycle
Specific Admission Requirements
The applicants who hold a Master's Degree and willing to enroll in the Doctorate programme may apply to the Directorate of Graduate School with the documents. 1-Sufficient score (at least 55 out of 100) from the Academic Staff and Graduate Study Education Exam (ALES) conducted by Student Selection and Placement Center (OSYM) or GRE Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score equivalent to ALES score of 55. 2-English proficiency (at least 70 out of 100 from the Profiency Exam conducted by Ege University Foreign Language Department, or at least 55 out of 100 from ÜDS (University Language Examination conducted by OSYM) or TOEFL or IELTS score equivalent to UDS score of 55. The candidates holding Bachelor's or Master's Degree taught totally in English are exempted from English proficiency requirement. The candidates fulfilling the criteria outlined above are invited to interwiev. The assessment for admission to masters programs is based on : 50% of ALES, 15% of academic success in the undergraduate programme (cumulative grade point average (CGPA) ) 10 % of academic success in the master's programme and 25% of interview grade. The required minimum interview grade is 60 out of 100. The candidates having an assessed score of 65 at least are accepted into the Doctorate programme. The results of the evaluation are announced by the Directorate of Graduate School.
Specific Arrangements For Recognition Of Prior Learning (Formal, Non-Formal and Informal)
The rules for recognition of formal prior learning are well defined. A student who is currently enrolled in a Doctorate Degree programme in the same discipline at another institution and has successfully completed at least one semester, upon submitting all required documents before the deadline, may transfer to the Doctorate Programme at EGE University upon the recommendation of the department administration and with the approval of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School. The decision taken will also include eligibility for exemption from some course requirements of the graduate program. Students who transfer from another university must be successful in the EGE University English Proficiency Exam or in an equivalent English examination. Recognition of prior non-formal and in-formal learning is at the beginning stage in Turkish Higher Education Institutions. Ege University is not an exception to this.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
The doctorate programme consists of a minimum of seven courses, with a minimum of 21 national credits, a qualifying examination, a dissertation proposal, and a dissertation. The period allotted for the completion of the Doctorate programmes is normally eight semesters (four years). However, while it is possible to graduate in a shorter time, it is also possible to have an extension subject to the approval of the graduate school. The seminar course and thesis are non-credit and graded on a pass/fail basis. The total ECTS credits of the programme is 240 ECTS. A student may take undergraduate courses on the condition that the courses have not been taken during the undergraduate program. However, at most two of these courses may be counted to the Doctorate course load and credits. The PhD students are required to take the Doctoral Qualifying Examination, after having successfully completed taught courses. The examination consists of written and oral parts. The Doctoral Qualifying Committee determines by absolute majority whether a candidate has passed or failed the examination. Students who fail the Qualifying Examination may retake the examination the following semester. Students failing the Examination a second time are dismissed from the program. Students must register for thesis work and the Specialization Field course offered by his supervisor every semester following the semester, in which the supervisor is appointed. A dissertation supervisor who must hold the minimum rank of assistant professor is appointed for each PhD student. When the nature of the dissertation topic requires more than one supervisor, a joint-supervisor may be appointed. A joint-supervisor must hold a doctoral degree. Periodic monitoring of research work by a thesis monitoring committee is required to be awarded the Doctoral degree. A student who has completed work on the thesis within the time period, must write a thesis, using the data collected, according to the specifications of the Graduate School Thesis Writing Guide. The thesis must be defended in front of a jury. The thesis jury is appointed on the recommendations of the relevant Department Chairperson and with the approval of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School. The jury is composed of the thesis supervisor and 5 faculty members. Of the appointed jury members, up to two may be selected from another Department or another University. The co-supervisor cannot be the jury member. Thesis defense by the candidate is open to all audience and a jury decides to grant/deny the Doctoral degree. A majority vote by the jury members determines the outcome of the thesis or examination. The vote can be for "acceptance", "rejection" or "correction". A student may be given, by a decision of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School, up to six months to complete the corrections. The student must then retake the thesis examination.
Profile of The Programme
In the Department, there are five subsections: Energy, Construction-Manufacturing Technologies, Machine Theory and Dynamics, Mechanics and Thermodynamics. The program is designed to provide the fundamentals of contemporary mechanical engineering. The first year of courses mainly consists of Advanced Topics of Mechanics, Materials Science, Manufacturing Techniques, Energy, Thermodynamics, and Fundamentals of Electronics. The program include elective courses organised in thematic groups, offering a wide spectrum of mechanical engineering courses. The Master's Thesis undertaken in the second year places an emphasis on the development in Research and Development.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Research Associate/Lecturer/Academician in various universities.
Access to Further Studies
Graduates who succesfully completed doctorate degree may apply to both in the same or related disciplines in higher education institutions at home or abroad to get a position in academic staff or to governmental R&D centres to get expert position.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
Students must attend classes, practices and examinations. Students' attendance is followed by the Instructor concerned. For almost all required and technical elective courses there are written examinations, in which most cases student must solve selected problems by calculation. At least one midterm examination (and quiz) is given during each semester. Dates of midterm examinations are announced by the Department in the first month of the semester. In addition to midterm examinations and other work, students are required to take a final examination. Final examinations are held at the appropriate place and hour as decided and announced by the Department. The semester grades are determined by adding forty percent of the midterm exam and sixty percent of the final exam grade. The type and contribution of the educational activities such as reports, homeworks, quizzes, seminar presentations, project works or individual oral discussions, and performance in laboratory work on the assessment are announced by the instructor at the beginning of the semester. If the final exam and the semester grades exceed 75 or be equal to 75 , the student will be successful from this course. Courses which do not require midterm and/or final examinations are determined by the course teacher. Under these circumstances, the semester grade is given by evaluating the work performed throughout the semester.
Graduation Requirements
Graduation requirements are explained in the section “Qualification Requirements and Regulations” .
Mode of Study (Full-Time, Part-Time, E-Learning )
Address, Programme Director or Equivalent
DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING Head: Prof. Dr. Ali GUNGOR Tel :+90 232 388 85 62 E-mail ECTS Co-ordinator: Assoc. Prof. Dr K. Turgut GURSEL Tel :+90 232 388 4000 / 5127 E-mail Address: Ege University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering 35100 Bornova, Izmir- TURKEY Tel : +90 232 388 85 62 Fax : +90 232 388 85 62 E-Mail :
Mechanical Engineering Department has new buildings with 4000 m2 closed area. Also, the Department is continuing its education with Mechanical Laboratory, Machinery Theory and Dynamic Laboratory, Construction and Production Laboratory, Thermodynamic and Energy Laboratory.

Key Learning Outcomes
1To achieve original definitions and results that will bring innovation in the subject area
2To use by the critical analysis of new knowledge and concepts in the field of expertise, creative and critical thinking, problem solving and decision making as to develop new ideas and methods by using high level mental processes related to area of expertise
3To independently develop a new idea, method, design in the area of expertise or apply existing ideas to a new field, to assume leadership by taking into account strategic processes in the solution of field of expertise or related interdisciplinary problems
4To use high-level research methods in the field of expertise
5Expertise in at least one article published in a national or international refereed journals
6To examine critically, develop and able to manage the actions to change social relationships and norms that directing these relationships.
7To communicate, both the native language and a foreign language in written, oral and visual presentations at an advanced level.
8By taking into consideration the social, scientific, cultural and ethical values, to control activites related to the interested field, to teach these values and to be focused on quality improvement
9The ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for industrial applications in the field of engineering
10The ability to use some of the package software related to Mechanical Engineering.
11The broad education including engineering practise, recognation, learning and application activities

Key Programme Learning Outcomes - NQF for HE in Turkey
TYYÇKey Learning Outcomes
COMPETENCES (Competence to Work Independently and Take Responsibility)1
COMPETENCES (Learning Competence)1
COMPETENCES (Communication and Social Competence)1
COMPETENCES (Field Specific Competence)1

Course Structure Diagram with Credits
T : Theoretical P: Practice L : Laboratory
1. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 MAK.MÜH.DR.SDG1 Elective - - - 30
2 9103066692018 Research Methods and Publication Ethics Compulsory 2 0 0 6
Total 2 0 0 36
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 MAK.MÜH.DR.SDG2 Elective - - - 18
2 9103066282015 Advanced Applied Mathematics Compulsory 3 0 0 6
3 FENDRSEM1 SEMINAR I Compulsory 1 0 0 6
Total 4 0 0 30
3. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 FENDRYET790 Qualifying Exam Compulsory 0 0 0 9
2 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
3 FENDRTEZONE Thesis Proposal Defense Compulsory 0 0 0 16
Total 0 0 0 30
4. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 EBB6852017 Development and Learning Compulsory 3 0 0 4
2 EBB6832017 Planning and Assesment in Education Compulsory 3 2 0 6
3 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
4 DRTEZ693 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 15
Total 6 2 0 30
5. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 FENDRSEM2 Seminar II Compulsory 1 0 0 6
2 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
3 DRTEZ694 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 19
Total 1 0 0 30
6. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
2 DRTEZ692 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 25
Total 0 0 0 30
7. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
2 DRTEZ692 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 25
Total 0 0 0 30
8. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
2 DRTEZ692 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 25
Total 0 0 0 30
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9103066032003 Numerical Methods in Heat Transfer I Elective 3 0 0 8
2 9103066152015 Theory of Thermal Energy Storage and Applications Elective 3 0 0 8
3 9103066172004 Advanced Surface Modification Techniques Elective 3 0 0 8
4 9103066212015 Fuel Cell Systems Elective 3 0 0 8
5 9103066232015 Meshless Methods Elective 3 0 0 8
6 9103066312015 Metal Matrix Composites Elective 3 0 0 8
7 9103066332007 Vibrations of Elastic Plates Elective 3 0 0 8
8 9103066352015 Anisotropic Elasticity Elective 3 0 0 8
9 9103066392015 Heat Conduction with Numerical Methods Elective 3 0 0 8
10 9103066452015 Numerical Radiation Heat Transfer Elective 3 0 0 8
11 9103066472015 Exergoeconomic Analysis of Thermal Systems Elective 3 0 0 8
12 9103066752017 Photonics Engineering Elective 3 0 0 8
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9103066022003 Numerical Methods in Heat Transfer II Elective 3 0 0 8
2 9103066142003 Nonlinear Application of The Finite Element Methods Elective 3 0 0 8
3 9103066162003 Theory of Plasticity Elective 3 0 0 8
4 9103066182003 Fracture Mechanics Elective 3 0 0 8
5 9103066262004 Tribology Elective 3 0 0 8
6 9103066322006 Advanced Engineering Thermodynamics with Numerical Methods Elective 3 0 0 8
7 9103066362015 Fluid Machines Elective 3 0 0 8
8 9103066502006 Momentum-Heat and Mass Transfer with Applications Elective 3 0 0 8
9 9103066522007 Theory of Elastic Stability II Elective 3 0 0 8
10 9103066562007 Vibrations of Laminated Shells and Plates Elective 3 0 0 8
11 9103066582009 Heat Convection with Numerical Methods Elective 3 0 0 8
12 9103066602011 Composite Materials and Manufacturing Elective 3 0 0 8
13 9103066662015 Fluid Dynamics in Porous Media Elective 3 0 0 8
14 9103066682015 Interface Mechanics In Polymeric Composites Elective 2 2 0 8
15 9103066702018 Engineering Science for Medical Applications Elective 3 0 0 8
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