Third Cycle Programme
    (Doctorate Degree)
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Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences - Mechanical Engineering - Third Cycle Programme

General Description
History
Doktorate Programme of Mechanical Engineering was started in 1994 when Ege University Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences was founded in 1982. By 2015, 103 master students and 52 doctorate students are being instructed by 7 full time professors, 3 associate professors, 12 assistant professors and 1 instructor and 14 research assistants.
Qualification Awarded
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree in Mechanical Engineering is awarded to students who successfully complete all courses in the curriculum plan and defense their thesis proposal and thesis work in related area succesfully.
Level of Qualification
Third Cycle
Specific Admission Requirements
The general requirements explained in “General Admission Requirements” of Information on the Institution part are applied for admission of students.
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, 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. 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 physics, chemistry, mathematics, computing and basic engineering courses, to bring the knowledge level of students with different backgrounds to the same level. The compulsory courses offered in second, third, and fourth years include Fundamentals of Mechanics, Materials Science, Manufacturing Techniques, Thermodynamics, and Fundamentals of Electronics. In the third year the students are separated into two branches namely the thermodynamics-energy branch and construction-manufacturing technologies branch. The third year and fourth year of curriculum include elective courses organised in thematic groups, offering a wide spectrum of mechanical engineering courses. Students spend totally 12 weeks for summer practices in 3 summers. After the first year, the students spend four weeks in the Mechanical Engineering machine shop. After each of the third and fourth years the students have 4 weeks of training in industry related to mechanical engineering. The Diploma Project undertaken in the fourth year places an emphasis on the introduction to Research and Development and is submitted as a thesis.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Mechanical Engineering which is one of the oldest and most extensive areas of Engineering activities deals with machinery, energy and manufacturing-production methods. Mechanical Engineers design and fabricate machines and equipment for all the branches in the industry as well as machine tools. For example, turbines, printing presses, earth-moving machines, food processors, air conditioning and refrigeration systems, artificial hearts and limbs, aircraft, diesel locomotives, passenger cars, trucks and engines for vehicles of mass transportation, etc. With their expertise in the field of energy they deal with the design, manufacture and operation of hydraulic turbines which will drive electrical generators and boilers to create steam power, engines, turbines and pumps, They design and operate power plants, they deal with economic combustion of the fuels, turning heat energy into mechanical force and use this power in optimum circumstances. In the field of heating, ventilation and air conditioning mechanical engineers provide controlled temperature and humidity conditions in houses, offices, commercial buildings and industrial facilities. They develop equipment and systems for keeping nutrients in the cold, cold storage and ice manufacturing plants Mechanical Engineers also works in the design of machines for passenger, cargo and warships, design and manufacture of cars, trucks and buses in the automotive industry and also in design of new aircraft and spacecraft in air-space industry.
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 are required to take a mid-term examination and/or complete other assigned projects/homework during the semester and, additionally, are required to take a final examination and/or complete a final project for course evaluation. The final grade is based on the mid-term examination grade, the final examination grade and/or evaluation of final project, with the contributions of 40% and 60%, respectively. To pass any course, a Doctorate student must receive at least 2.50 0ut of 4.00 ( at least 75 out of 100). Students must repeat courses they have failed or may substitute courses the Department accepts as equivalent. The assessment for each course is described in detail in “Individual Course Description”.
Graduation Requirements
Graduation requirements are explained in the section “Qualification Requirements and Regulations” .
Mode of Study (Full-Time, Part-Time, E-Learning )
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Address, Programme Director or Equivalent
Head Prof. Dr. Hasan YILDIZ Tel :+90 232 388 85 62 E-mail :hasan.yildiz@ege.edu.tr ECTS Co-ordinator Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ege Anıl DİLER E-mail :ege.anil.diler@ege.edu.tr
Facilities
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
1The ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering
2The ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering
3The ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering
4The ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering
5The ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering
6The ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering
7The ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering
8The ability to design and conduct experiments as well as to analyze and interpret data of experiments
9The ability to design and conduct experiments as well as to analyze and interpret data of experiments
10The ability to design and conduct experiments as well as to analyze and interpret data of experiments
11The ability to design and conduct experiments as well as to analyze and interpret data of experiments
12The ability to design and conduct experiments as well as to analyze and interpret data of experiments
13The ability to design and conduct experiments as well as to analyze and interpret data of experiments
14The ability to design and conduct experiments as well as to analyze and interpret data of experiments
15The ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.
16The ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.
17The ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.
18The ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.
19The ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.
20The ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.
21The ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.
22The ability to work on multidisciplinary teams
23The ability to work on multidisciplinary teams
24The ability to work on multidisciplinary teams
25The ability to work on multidisciplinary teams
26The ability to work on multidisciplinary teams
27The ability to work on multidisciplinary teams
28The ability to work on multidisciplinary teams
29The ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
30The ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
31The ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
32The ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
33The ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
34The ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
35The ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
36An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
37An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
38An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
39An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
40An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
41An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
42An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
43The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global/societal context.
44The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global/societal context.
45The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global/societal context.
46The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global/societal context.
47The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global/societal context.
48The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global/societal context.
49The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global/societal context.
50A recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in lifelong learning.
51A recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in lifelong learning.
52A recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in lifelong learning.
53A recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in lifelong learning.
54A recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in lifelong learning.
55A recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in lifelong learning.
56A recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in lifelong learning.
57The ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for industrial applications in the field of engineering
58The ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for industrial applications in the field of engineering
59The ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for industrial applications in the field of engineering
60The ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for industrial applications in the field of engineering
61The ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for industrial applications in the field of engineering
62The ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for industrial applications in the field of engineering
63The ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for industrial applications in the field of engineering
64The ability to use some of the package software related to Mechanical Engineering.
65The ability to use some of the package software related to Mechanical Engineering.
66The ability to use some of the package software related to Mechanical Engineering.
67The ability to use some of the package software related to Mechanical Engineering.
68The ability to use some of the package software related to Mechanical Engineering.
69The ability to use some of the package software related to Mechanical Engineering.
70The ability to use some of the package software related to Mechanical Engineering.
71The broad education including engineering practise, recognation, learning and application activities
72The broad education including engineering practise, recognation, learning and application activities
73The broad education including engineering practise, recognation, learning and application activities
74The broad education including engineering practise, recognation, learning and application activities
75The broad education including engineering practise, recognation, learning and application activities
76The broad education including engineering practise, recognation, learning and application activities
77The broad education including engineering practise, recognation, learning and application activities
Course Structure Diagram with Credits
1. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course L P L ECTS
1 EBB6852017 Development and Learning Compulsory 3 0 0 0
2 EBB6832017 Planning and Assesment in Education Compulsory 3 2 0 0
3 Sec-Ders Seçmeli Ders Grubu Elective 0 0 0 0
4 Sec-Ders Seçmeli Ders Grubu Elective 0 0 0 0
5 FENDRSEM1 SEMINAR I Compulsory 1 0 0 0
6 FENDRSEM1 SEMINAR I Compulsory 1 0 0 0
7 FENDRSEM1 SEMINAR I Compulsory 1 0 0 0
8 FENDRSEM1 SEMINAR I Compulsory 1 0 0 0
Total 10 2 0 0
 
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course L P L ECTS
1 9103066282004 Advanced Applied Mathematics Compulsory 3 0 0 3
2 9103066282004 Advanced Applied Mathematics Compulsory 3 0 0 3
3 9103066282004 Advanced Applied Mathematics Compulsory 3 0 0 3
4 9103066282004 Advanced Applied Mathematics Compulsory 3 0 0 3
5 9103066282004 Advanced Applied Mathematics Compulsory 3 0 0 3
6 9103066282004 Advanced Applied Mathematics Compulsory 3 0 0 3
7 9103066282004 Advanced Applied Mathematics Compulsory 3 0 0 3
8 FENDRSEM2 Seminar II Compulsory 1 0 0 0
9 FENDRSEM2 Seminar II Compulsory 1 0 0 0
10 FENDRSEM2 Seminar II Compulsory 1 0 0 0
11 FENDRSEM2 Seminar II Compulsory 1 0 0 0
Total 25 0 0 21
 
3. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course L P L ECTS
1 FENDRYET790 Qualifying Exam Compulsory 0 0 0 9
2 FENDRYET790 Qualifying Exam Compulsory 0 0 0 9
3 FENDRTEZONE Thesis Proposal Defense Compulsory 0 0 0 10
4 FENDRTEZONE Thesis Proposal Defense Compulsory 0 0 0 10
Total 0 0 0 38
 
 
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