Chairman’s Message

Engineering is a domain where science, technology and manufacturing intersect. Mechanical Engineering is the discipline where the interaction of the three is most evident. Our department was established to educate and train mechanical engineers able to adapt to modern work environment, in close cooperation with the industry and other institutes. Our goal is to contribute to education of qualified engineers who can help to transform natural resources efficiently into end products that can compete in the world markets. Our most important asset in realizing this goal is our faculty who mainly focus their R&D effort on product-oriented targets utilizing modern engineering tools.

Our curriculum consists of courses where basic engineering sciences are taught and the following systems are analyzed and designed:

  • Strength, motion and vibration of solid systems (e.g., metalic structural elements, gears),
  • Thermal systems (e.g., heating, ventilating air conditioning systems, systems that involve combustion),
  • Fluid systems (e.g., pumps, heart assist devices, air-flow systems),
  • Control of mechanical systems (e.g., control of a robot arm),
  • Manufacturing systems,
  • Engineering materials.

We support and help to organize social and technical activities for our students in cooperation with the departmental student body. We regularly invite speakers from industry to deliver speaches to our students whereby they can network and find out about what awaits them after graduation.

Among the fields where mechanical engineers can be employed are machine design and manufacturing, automation, energy production and utilization, heating, ventilating and air-conditioning, land, sea, atmospheric and space vehicle technology, defense industry, petro-chemical industry, textile industry, steel industry, glass and ceramics industry, food industry, robotics and education. With the advent of new technologies, new opportunities has arisen for mechanical engineers in the fields of nanotechnology, micro eloctromechanical systems (MEMS), micro manufacturing and biomimetics. Responsibilities that mechanical engineers take in all of these fields include research, design and product development, manufacturing, quality control, maintenance, project management and marketing.

Prof. Dr. Mehmet A. AKGUN
Mechanical Engineering Department Chairman