About Department

Mechanical Engineering Department, with its young and dynamic faculty members, places a special emphasis on cooperation with the industry. A natural outcome of this is a high quality, highly R&D oriented graduate program. As of March 2009, we have nine R&D projects and two industry consultancies. Principal investigator of eight of our R&D projects is a faculty member in our department. Graduate students are usually expected to carry out thesis work compatible with needs of the industry and encouraged to take part in R&D projects. We support five research assistants fully with our projects. Our educational objective is to equip students with research culture and knowledge beyond undergraduate level and with capability to take initiative in research, which the industry requires.
Applicants should have completed their undergraduate work in mechanical, chemical, industrial, aerospace, naval construction, mechatronics or control engineering, or, in natural sciences or another branch of engineering with a minor in mechanical engineering and demonstrate sufficient level of English. Qualified applicants will be invited to an interview. The interview may be waived for international applicants.
The M.S. program consists of 21 credits of course work from compulsory and elective groups, which is usually equivalent to seven courses in total, a non-credit seminar course and thesis work. There is no non-thesis option. The undergraduate courses taken in a Preparatory Program, if deemed necessary, are outside the 21 credits of course load. Students with a non-ME background are required to succeed in a Preparatory Program in at most two semesters, consisting of undergraduate courses approved by the Department and not exceeding 18 credits in total, before they can continue on to the M.S. program. A student in the M.S. program must take an advanced mathematics course, ME 501, and two courses from the core list, subject to the approval of his/her advisor. The remaining four courses should be chosen from the elective-course list or can be taken from another department, subject to the advisor’s approval again. At most two elective courses, not exceeding 7 credits in total and not taken during undergraduate education or Preparatory Program, if attended, may be chosen from among the undergraduate courses. Core, elective, and preparatory course lists may be reached by clicking the “curriculum” button in this web site.

Application Conditions

Applicants should have a B.Sc.degree in engineering sciences. Applicants who satisfy the following requirements are taken to an interview. Successful candidates are admitted to the program. All non-native speakers of English are required to submit a proof of proficiency in English or take the examination given at Yeditepe prior to their science examination.

BSc diploma (GPA 2.25+/4.0 is preferred)
Two letters of recommendation
Proof of proficiency in English (213+ Computer-based TOEFL Score (TOEFL IBT: 80) or 80+ KPDS Score)
ALES score 60+

Preparatory Program

Preparatory Program
Those applicants who are admitted and whose undergraduate background differ from mechanical engineering must take and succeed in at most 18 credits of undergraduate courses selected by the Department from the list below, in a period of two semesters, as per the requirements of Regulations for Graduate Education put out by Higher Education Council.

ME 211 Thermodynamics I (2,1,1) 3
ME 241 Statics (3,0,0) 3
ME 244 Dynamics (2,2,0) 3
ME 246 Strength of Materials (2,2,0) 3
ME 264 Introduction to Material Science (3,0,0) 3
ME 324 Heat Transfer (2,2,2) 4
ME 331 Fluid Mechanics (2,2,0) 3
ME 343 Machine Elements I (2,2,0) 3
ME 352 System Dynamics and Control (3,1,1) 4
ME 445 Mechanical Vibrations (3,0,0) 3

Core Courses
All students admitted to the program must take

ME 501 Engineering Analysis-I (3,0,0) 3
ME 589 Graduate Seminar (0,1,0) 0
In addition, a student should take two courses from the following list, subject to the approval of his/her advisor. Description of these courses are given in this web site.

ME 521 Advanced Thermodynamics (3,0,0) 3
ME 522 Advanced Heat Transfer (3,0,0) 3
ME 532 Advanced Fluid Dynamics (3,0,0) 3
ME 541 Advanced Mechanics of Solids (3,0,0) 3
ME 551 Advanced Dynamics (3,0,0) 3
ME 553 Advanced Control Theory (3,0,0) 3
ME 581 Computer Aided Engineering (3,0,0) 3
ME 582 Optimization Techniques in CAE (3,0,0) 3

Elective Courses
A student admitted to the program must take three courses from the following list, subject to the approval of his/her advisor. Description of these courses are given in this web site.

ME 502 Engineering Analysis-II (3,0,0) 3
ME 503 Continuum Mechanics (3,0,0) 3
ME 511 Renewable Energy (3,0,0) 3
ME 512 Energy Policies and Laws (3,0,0) 3
ME 513 Advanced Solar Energy Systems (3,0,0) 3
ME 527 Combustion Processes (3,0,0) 3
ME 528 Heat Exchanger Design (3,0,0) 3
ME 529 Heat Pump and Refrigeration Systems (3,0,0) 3
ME 535 Advanced Gas Dynamics (3,0,0) 3
ME 537 Technical Acoustics (3,0,0) 3
ME 538 Flow Induced Vibration (3,0,0) 3
ME 542 Theory of Elasticity (3,0,0) 3
ME 543 Fracture Mechanics (3,0,0) 3
ME 544 Theory of Plasticity (3,0,0) 3
ME 552 Dynamics of Machinery (3,0,0) 3
ME 554 Robotics (3,0,0) 3
ME 555 Digital Control(3,0,0) 3
ME 561 Materials and Process Selection (3,0,0) 3
ME 562 Advanced Mechanical Metallurgy (3,0,0) 3
ME 571 Computational Methods in Engineering Analysis (3,0,0) 3
ME 572 Finite Element Analysis (3,0,0) 3
ME 575 Computational Fluid Dynamics (3,0,0) 3
ME 583 Systems and Project Management (3,0,0) 3
ME 584 Industrial Design for Production (3,0,0) 3

A thesis has to be prepared and submitted to the Institute of Graduate Studies in Science and Engineering in accordance with the rules and regulations, in addition to the seven courses of 21 credit hours. A student who has completed first-semester courses successfully may register to ME 600 “Master’s Thesis” in the ensuing semesters and start working on his/her thesis under the supervision of his/her advisor. Course and thesis work should be completed within four semesters and the thesis should be defended before a jury. Up to two additional semesters may be granted to a student for thesis work subject to the approval of the Department and the Executive Board of Institute of Graduate Studies in Science and Engineering.


To create advanced education and training opportunities in our department,
To train qualified engineers for the research and development personnel needs of the country's industry,
To include students who have the capacity and skills they need in the research of our faculty members.

Improving the research and development capabilities of our university in this field,
The program serves university-industry cooperation with its structure designed in line with the demands and needs of our industry,
To give graduates who have the qualifications required by the doctorate program and can take part in scientific research.

Theoretical, Factual Information
Reaches the depth and breadth of knowledge by conducting scientific research in the field of engineering; evaluates, interprets and applies information.
Has extensive knowledge about current techniques and methods in engineering and their limitations.

Cognitive, Applied Skills
Completes and applies knowledge with scientific methods using limited or incomplete data; integrates knowledge of different disciplines.
Sets up engineering problems, develops new and / or original ideas and methods to solve them; develops innovative solutions in system, part or process designs.
Designs and applies analytical, modeling and experimental based research; analyze and interpret complex situations encountered in this process.

Competence to Work Independently and to Take Responsibility
Leading multidisciplinary teams, developing solution approaches to complex situations and taking responsibility.

Learning Competence
Aware of new and developing applications of his profession; examines and learns them when necessary.

Communication and Social Competence
Establishes oral and written communication by using a foreign language at least at the European Language Portfolio B2 General Level.
He / she communicates the process and results of his / her studies in national and international environments in the field or outside the field systematically and clearly in written or oral form.
Describe the social and environmental dimensions of engineering applications.
It observes social, scientific and ethical values ​​at the stages of data collection, interpretation, announcement and all professional activities.

Field-Specific Competence
Constructs, models and reaches a suitable solution by using mechanical engineering knowledge, starting from the draft form of an industrial problem with a postgraduate weight.

Degree to be obtained:
This department is subject to the second stage degree system of 120 ECTS credits in the field of Mechanical Engineering in higher education.
When the program is completed successfully and the program qualifications are met, a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering is obtained.

Admission Requirements:
In order to apply for a master's program, candidates must have a bachelor's degree or obtain their undergraduate degree by the end of the application period.
Candidates who meet the following application requirements will be able to start the program.

Undergraduate CGPA must be at least 2.50 / 4.00.
ALES score must be at least 60 or GRE (Quantitative Reasoning) score must be at least 148.
KPDS score must be at least 80 or TOEFL score at least 213 (CBT) / 550 (PBT) or IELTS score at least 6.5. Candidates who cannot document their language level must be successful in the English determination exam of Yeditepe University.
Candidates must be successful in the interview of the program they have applied for.

Graduation Requirements:
To complete at least 7 courses with a minimum grade of CC from each course and a GPA of at least 3.00, not less than 21 credits from the compulsory and elective course groups
To be successful by taking a non-credit seminar course.
To complete a thesis study conducted under the supervision of the thesis supervisor and the student, and to be successful by defending in front of a jury.
If the Mechanical Engineering Department deems it necessary, first enrolled in the Scientific Preparation program and completed the undergraduate courses approved by the Department, with a minimum grade of CC and a minimum GPA of 2.50 in each course in two semesters at most, not exceeding 24 credits. 

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