Program Objectives and Outcomes

Program Objectives and Outcomes

About Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Program at Işık University

Engineers are the people who create what was not present before by using science and mathematics and develop products, processes, algorithms, systems that will be solutions to human needs. Based on the industrial revolution of the 19th century, mechanical engineering is one of the oldest and most established engineering disciplines.

Mechanical Engineering, which aims to improve human living conditions with mechanical components and systems by using materials and energy available in the nature, obviously has a multidisciplinary structure. For example, the design of an automobile combines many fields such as physics, statics, dynamics, strength of materials, chemistry, thermodynamics, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, control, materials, vibration and mechanical design. Areas such as nuclear energy, aerospace, shipbuilding and industrial engineering are the disciplines that mechanical engineering breeds and develops.

The tendency of change brought by science and technology has led mechanical engineering to adopt micro and nano technologies, biomechanics, information technologies, energy and environmental issues. Both enriching the main areas with these new technologies and raising awareness with current examples and practices in the process of addressing the main issues are on the agenda of mechanical engineering. The image of heavy machinery industry is gradually being replaced by micro-electro-mechanical systems and adaptations to life sciences. The mechanical engineering program is regularly updated by taking into account today's technological facts and requirements.

Objectives of Mechanical Engineering Program

To graduate mechanical engineers who;

·       are successful in producing new engineering solutions in their tasks in the fields of mechanical engineering science and its applications,

·       are able to continue their professional life by improving themselves with the awareness of the necessity of lifelong learning,

·       adopt themselves for the necessity and importance of service to society, respecting ethical values, contributing positively to social field, business world and technical field by performing leadership when necessary.


Outcomes of Mechanical Engineering Program

1.a. Adequate knowledge in mathematics, science and engineering subjects pertaining to the     

        relevant discipline,

   b. Ability to use theoretical and applied knowledge in these areas in complex engineering


2.a. Ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems,

   b. Ability to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose.

3.a. Ability to design a complex system, process, device or product under realistic constraints and

       conditions, in such a way as to meet the desired result,

   b. Ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose.

4.a. Ability to devise, select, and use modern techniques and tools needed for analyzing and     

       solving complex problems encountered in engineering practice,

   b. Ability to employ information technologies effectively.

5.a. Ability to design experiments for investigating complex engineering problems or discipline

       specific research questions,

   b. Ability to conduct experiments, gather data, analyze and interpret results for investigating

       complex engineering problems or discipline specific research questions.

6.a. Ability to work efficiently in intra-disciplinary teams,

   b. Ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams,

   c. Ability to work individually.

7.a. Ability to communicate effectively in Turkish, both orally and in writing,

   b. Knowledge of a minimum of one foreign language,

   c. Ability to write effective reports and comprehend written reports,

   d. Ability to prepare design and production reports,

   e. Ability to make effective presentations,

   f. Ability to give and receive clear and intelligible instructions.

8.a. Recognition of the need for lifelong learning,

   b. Ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to   

       continue to educate him/herself.

9.a. Consciousness to behave according to ethical principles and professional and ethical


   b. Knowledge on standards used in engineering practice.

10.a. Knowledge about business life practices such as project management, risk management,

         and change management,

     b. Awareness in entrepreneurship and innovation,

     c. Knowledge about sustainable development.

11.a. Knowledge about the global and social effects of engineering practices on health,        

         environment, and safety, and contemporary issues of the century reflected into the field

         of engineering,

     b. Awareness of the legal consequences of engineering solutions.

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