Graduate Program Guidelines

Graduate Program in Mechanical Engineering

Admissions

Graduate programs (M.S. and PhD) are administered by Graduate School of Science and Engineering (Fen Bilimleri Enstitüsü) (//www.fenbilimleri.hacettepe.edu.tr/). The language of instruction of the graduate programs is English.

For M.S. program, applicants from national/international universities with Bachelor degrees in Mechanical, Production/Manufacturing, Mechatronics, Aerospace and Automotive Engineering or applicants with 4-year bachelor degrees whose qualifications are approved by the Departmental Academic Committee may apply for admission.

For PhD program, applicants from national/international universities with M.S degrees (with thesis) in Mechanical, Production/Manufacturing, Mechatronics, Aerospace and Automotive Engineering or applicants with M.S. degrees (with thesis) whose qualifications are approved by the Departmental Academic Committee may apply for admission.

The following table outlines the minimum English Proficiency and Graduate Exam Scores for application.

Program

M.S.

PhD

Minimum English Proficiency Score

YDS/ÜDS/KPDS: 70

TOEFL iBT: 84

TOEFL CBT: 221-222

TOEFL PBT: 561-562

YDS/ÜDS/KPDS: 70

TOEFL iBT: 84

TOEFL CBT: 221-222

TOEFL PBT: 561-562

Minimum ALES or GRE Score

ALES Quantitative: 75

GRE Quantitative: 156

ALES Quantitative: 75

GRE Quantitative: 156

Letter of Intent

-

Yes (in English)

 

Course Requirements

Both M.S. and PhD programs consist of compulsory and elective courses. The compulsory courses for M.S. program are:

  • MMÜ 602 Numerical Methods
  • MMÜ 604 Analytical Methods in Engineering
  • FBE 601 Scientific Research Techniques and Publication Ethics
  • MMÜ 698 Seminar

 

The compulsory courses for PhD program are:

  • MMÜ 701 Applied Numerical Methods
  • MMÜ 703 Analytical Methods in Engineering II
  • FBE 601 Scientific Research Techniques and Publication Ethics (If not taken M.S. program)
  • MMÜ 799 Seminar

 

The elective courses which can be taken by both M.S. and PhD students are:

  • MMÜ 606 Advanced Fluid Dynamics
  • MMÜ 609 Elasticity
  • MMÜ 612 Advanced Dynamics
  • MMÜ 615 Advanced Heat and Mass Transfer
  • MMÜ 617 State Space Control Theory
  • MMÜ 618 Advanced Thermodynamics
  • MMÜ 620 Optimal Control Theory
  • MMÜ 623 Fracture Mechanics
  • MMÜ 625 Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • MMÜ 626 Advanced Applications of Finite Element Method
  • MMÜ 631 Advanced Mechanical Vibrations
  • MMÜ 634 Design of Rigid and Compliant Mechanisms
  • MMÜ 642 Advanced Energy Conversion Systems
  • MMÜ 645 Micro/Nano Robotics
  • MMÜ 647 Sensors and Sensing Systems
  • MMÜ 648 Robust Control
  • MMÜ 651 Advanced Vehicle Dynamics
  • MMÜ 654 Vehicle Control
  • MMÜ 662 Engineering Measurements
  • MMÜ 664 Advanced Materials Synthesis Techniques and Processes
  • MMÜ 670 Materials Thermodynamics
  • MMÜ 674 Kinetics of Processes in Materials Science
  • MMÜ 675 Materials Characterization Techniques
  • MMÜ 677 Advanced Mechanical Properties of Materials
  • MMU 680 Multiphase Flows
  • MMÜ 692 Special Problems in Mechanical Engineering I
  • MMÜ 695 Special Problems in Mechanical Engineering II
  • MMÜ 697 Scientific Writing
  • MMÜ 707 Incompressible Flows
  • MMÜ 708 Advanced Elasticity
  • MMÜ 709 Composite Materials Engineering
  • MMÜ 711 Analytical Dynamics
  • MMÜ 712 Kinematics and Dynamics of Robots
  • MMÜ 714 Advanced Heat Transfer
  • MMÜ 716 Advanced State Space Control Theory
  • MMÜ 717 Advanced Optimal Control Theory
  • MMÜ 719 Advanced Engineering Thermodynamics
  • MMÜ 721 Finite Element Application of Fracture Mechanics
  • MMÜ 722 Solid Mechanics Applications of Finite Element Method
  • MMÜ 723 Theory of Plasticity
  • MMÜ 724 Advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • MMÜ 727 Advanced Experimental Vibration Analysis and Control
  • MMÜ 730 Applied Mechanical Vibrations
  • MMÜ 733 Analysis and Design of Rigid And Compliant Mechanisms
  • MMÜ 746 Advanced Sensor Technologies
  • MMÜ 749 Advanced Robust Control
  • MMÜ 750 Simulations of Vehicle Dynamics
  • MMÜ 751 Linear Matrix Inequalities Methods in Control Systems
  • MMÜ 753 Advanced Vehicle Control
  • MMÜ 763 Materials Synthesis and Assembly Techniques
  • MMÜ 771 Thermodynamics in Materials Science
  • MMÜ 772 Kinetics of Materials
  • MMÜ 773 Structural Characterization Techniques
  • MMÜ 776 Deformation, Fatigue and Fracture Behavior of Materials
  • MMÜ 779 Particulate Two Phase Flows
  • MMÜ 793 Special Problems in Mechanical Engineering I
  • MMÜ 794 Special Problems in Mechanical Engineering II

 

The M.S. students whose theses proposals are approved by the Graduate School of Science and Engineering register for MMU 605 Special Topics course.

During the PhD qualifying exam semester, the students register for MMÜ 797 Preparation for the Ph.D. Qualifying Exam course. The students whose theses proposals are approved by the Graduate School of Science and Engineering register for MMÜ 700 Special Topics course.

If you have taken and passed the course MMÜ6xx as a Master’s student, you cannot take its equivalent MMÜ7xx since these two courses are the same. If you have failed an elective MMÜ6xx course as a Master’s student, then in order to take its equivalent MMÜ7xx or another elective course you have to submit a petition to the department secretariat for this purpose.

Degree Requirements

The programs including thesis preparation and defence procedures follow the relavant articles of ‘’Hacettepe University Graduate Education and Exams Regulations’’.

Requirements for the Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering are:

  • Successful completion (at least a C1 grade) of at least 7 courses, a scientific research technique and publication ethics course, and a seminar course adding up a total of at least 60 ECTS credits (23 national credits),
  • A minimum GPA of 2.50/4.0,
  • Successful completion and defense of a thesis work of 60 ECTS credits (MMÜ 605) before a jury.

Requirements for the PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering are:

  • Successful completion (at least a B2 grade) of at least 8 courses and a seminar course adding up a total of at least 90 ECTS (24 national credits),
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0,
  • Succesfull completion of the doctoral qualifying exam (MMÜ 797)
  • Successful completion and defense of a thesis work of 120 ECTS (MMÜ 700) credits before a jury.

 

Information on PhD Qualification Exam

The PhD qualification exam has two parts.

The first part is a general written exam covering the topics of undergraduate curriculum. Each student selects one of the following four fields for the general exam and receives 5 equally weighted questions from each topic listed under that field:

1. Thermal-Fluids Systems and Energy

  • Mathematics (MMÜ 218 and MMÜ 202)
  • Thermodynamics (MMÜ 205)
  • Heat Transfer (MMÜ 306)
  • Fluid Mechanics (MMÜ 305)
  • Any course from fields B, C and D except Mathematics.

 

2. Dynamics, Control and Mechatronics

  • Mathematics (MMÜ 218 and MMÜ 202)
  • System Dynamics and Control (MMÜ 324)
  • Dynamics (MMÜ 204)
  • Theory of Machines (MMÜ 309)
  • Any course from fields A, C and D except Mathematics.

 

3. Solid Mechanics and Design

  • Mathematics (MMÜ 218 and MMÜ 202)
  • Statics (MMÜ 203)
  • Mechanics of Materials (MMÜ 208)
  • Design of Machine Elements (MMÜ 307)
  • Any course from fields A, B and D except Mathematics and Mechanics of Materials.

 

4. Materials and Manufacturing

  • Mathematics (MMÜ 218 and MMÜ 202)
  • Materials Science (MMÜ 209)
  • Manufacturing Engineering (MMÜ 214)
  • Mechanics of Materials (MMÜ 208)
  • Any course from fields A, B and C except Mathematic and Mechanics of Materials.

 

In the 2nd part, a qualification exam committee formed according to the regulations of Graduate School of Science and Engineering administers a special written and an oral exam covering the topics of the graduate curriculum. The final decision is based on the performance of the candidate in general and special written exams and special oral exam according to the regulations of Graduate School of Science and Engineering.

The qualification exams are held twice a year, in Fall and Spring Semesters.

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Hacettepe University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering 
Beytepe, Ankara, Turkey, 06800.

E-Posta : me@hacettepe.edu.tr
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