Ph.D. Program Description

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.

  1. ME 211 Thermodynamics I (3,0,0) 3
  2. ME 241 Statics (3,0,0) 3
  3. ME 244 Dynamics (3,1,0) 3
  4. ME 262 Introduction to Material Science (3,0,0) 3
  5. ME 322 Heat Transfer (3,1,0) 3
  6. ME 331 Fluid Mechanics (3,1,0) 3
  7. ME 341 Strength of Materials (3,1,0) 3
  8. ME 342 Machine Elements I (3,1,0) 3
  9. ME 351 Modeling & Control of Dynamics Systems (3,1,0) 3
  10. ME 364 Manufacturing Techniques (3,0,0) 3
  11. ME 401 Experimental Mechanical Engineering – I (1,0,3)

Core Courses

All students admitted to the program must take

  • ME 502 Engineering Analysis-II (3,0,0) 3
  • ESYE 501 Research Methodology or Phys 514 Research Methods (if not taken in the master program)”
  • ME 690 PhD 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.

PhD Courses

The PhD program consists of at least 7 courses, not less than 21 credits, proficiency exam, thesis proposal and thesis study. Lessons can be taken from the following list or other programs with the approval of the learner’s advisor:

  1. ME 619 Special Topics in Energy
  2. ME 623 Conduction Heat Transfer
  3. ME 624 Convective Heat Transfer
  4. ME 625 Radiation Heat Transfer
  5. ME 626 Two-Phase Flow Heat Transfer
  6. ME 631 Viscous Flow and Boundary Layer Theory
  7. ME 634 Large Eddy Simulation
  8. ME 636 Turbomachinery Design and Analysis
  9. ME 639 Special Topics in Thermo-Fluid Systems
  10. ME 641 Variational Principles in Solid Mechanics
  11. ME 642 Thermal Stress Analysis
  12. ME 643 Theory of Plates
  13. ME 644 Theory of Shells
  14. ME 645 Fluid-Structure Interaction
  15. ME 649 Special Topics in Solid Mechanics
  16. ME 651 Dynamics of Nonlinear Systems
  17. ME 653 Optimal Control Theory
  18. ME 654 Adaptive Control
  19. ME 655 Modern Control Theory
  20. ME 656 Biyomimetik Robotlar
  21. ME 659 Special Topics in Control Theory
  22. ME 673 Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis
  23. ME 676 Computational Acoustics

Thesis

A thesis must be prepared in addition to seven courses of 21 credits and a non-credit PhD Seminar in PhD program. Ph.D. students who have completed their courses are required to register for ME 691 Independent Study for Qualifying Exam. Students who pass the proficiency test successfully can start their thesis study under the supervision of an advisor by enrolling in ME 700 thesis course. Lessons and thesis work must be completed in twelve semesters and the thesis must be defended in front of the jury.