Mechanical Engineering

Program Description

The aim of the Doctorate Program in Mechanical Engineering is to train professional research engineers who possess the ability to design a mechanical or thermal system within a specific systematic framework, model an engineering problem in these fields and solve it using relevant mathematical tools, conduct interdisciplinary research and generate original technological solutions, and create new products by applying theoretical frameworks related to technological design, all while having contemporary technological knowledge, scientific research methods, and ethical awareness.

In addition to core mechanical engineering courses, the Doctorate Program in Mechanical Engineering includes elective courses that cater to new material technologies, biomechanics, defense technologies, and advanced manufacturing areas. Research groups are established in these areas to conduct research, including experimental studies, in new research topics. Our doctoral program is of interest not only to those aiming for an academic career but also to engineers who wish to work in R&D engineering or specialized fields.

Program Structure

The Doctorate Program in Mechanical Engineering consists of a total of 21 credits, including 7 courses and a seminar course, as well as a thesis that includes the doctoral qualification, thesis proposal, thesis monitoring, and thesis defense stages. The stages that include the seminar course and thesis work are non-credit and are graded as either successful or unsuccessful. The duration of the doctoral program is a minimum of eight and a maximum of twelve semesters. Scientific preparation programs are not taken into account in the duration calculations. Periods during which the student is not registered are included in the maximum duration. There is no “special student” status in doctoral programs. Candidates are required to meet all minimum conditions during their definitive registrations.