General Description

Kocaeli University was founded in 1976. At the beginning, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering Departments started education. The academic staff of Mechanical Engineering Department consists of 11 Professors, 4 Associate Professors, 9 Assistant Professors and 13 Research Assistants. The departments within the programme are; Machinery and Manufacturing, Construction, Thermodynamics and Heat Technologies, Machine Theory-System Dynamics and Control, Automotive, and Mechanics.

Qualification Awarded

Doctorate Degree in Mechanical Engineering

Level of Qualification

Short Cycle (Associate's Degree)

Specific Admission Requirements

For admission into a doctoral program, applicants must have an ALES exam score relevant to the program applied, not being less than 55 standard points or equivalent score in GRE general or GMAT. A minimum score of 55 from any of the English / French / German languages of UDS or KPDS (Governmental Foreign Language Proficiency Test)or an equivalent score from the exams recognized by The Council of Higher Education(CoHE) such as; IELTS or TOEFL . Applicants who meet the requirements above are eligible to take the scientific interview conducted by the department.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Lateral or vertical transfer student admission is carried out basing on the "The Transfer Regulations for Associate and Undergraduate Degrees, Double Majors, Sub-specialties and Credit Transfer Regulations among Institutions". The prior learning of transfer students is recognized as per the relevant regulations of Council of Higher Education and under the coordination of the Adaptation Committee.

Kocaeli University guarantees in advance that all credits gained and courses received by an Erasmus student after the mobility abroad will be fully recognized and transferred into Kocaeli University system and upon arrival with the approval of the authorities and the student. While preparing the" Erasmus Credit Transfer and Grade Equivalency Table" the ECTS grades are transmitted to Kocaeli University grading system.

Turkish higher education institutions are in the start-up phase about the recognition of non-formal and informal education. However; computer and foreign language skills that students improve on their own, are evaluated through exemption examinations by the university. Students who prove to be proficient in such exams are exempted from related course(s).

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

The same as graduation conditions

Profile of the Programme

Candidates, holding Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in Basic Sciences or Engineering are able to specify and apply probable solutions for a problem by suggesting thesis and hypothesis while being equipped with profound knowledge in their field of expertise. The doctorate programs in a variety of departments of the institute cover various courses offered with an interdisciplinary approach in accordance with their fields of interests. The updated laboratories equipped with high-tech infrastructures enable candidates to conduct experimental studies on their research subjects.

Programme Specific Learning Outcomes


  • Analyze body movements
  • Analyze fluid movements
  • Be competent at computer aided design and computation
  • Have basic knowledge of design
  • Have basic knowledge of materials
  • Have basic knowledge of modern manufacturing processes
  • Have basic knowledge of thermodynamics
  • Have basic knowledge of computing strength of materials
  • Designing experiments and experimental setup for mechanicael engineering
  • Have basic knowledge of material and energy transfer
  • Developing system and product
  • Have basic knowledge of factory organization and energy management

Common Learning Outcomes


  • Working individually
  • Working coopeartively in a team
  • Being ethical in his/her field and human relations
  • Using initiatives
  • Communicating properly in verbal and in written form
  • Evaluating the information and qualifications gained in the study field critically
  • Managing learning process and learning how to learn
  • Following developments in the study field by using a foreign language
  • Using information and communication technologies required in the study field

Programme Specific Learning Outcomes


Fields of Education Program Competences National Qualification Framework
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
KNOWLEDGE
Theoretical, Conceptual
1                                                 1 KNOWLEDGE
Theoretical, Conceptual
2                                                 2
SKILLS
Cognitive, Practical
1                                                 1 SKILLS
Cognitive, Practical
2                                                 2
3                                                 3
4                                                 4
5                                                  
COMPETENCES
Competence to Work Independently and Take Responsibility
1                                                 1 COMPETENCES
Competence to Work Independently and Take Responsibility
2                                                 2
3                                                 3
COMPETENCES
Learning Competence
1                                                 1 COMPETENCES
Learning Competence
2                                                  
3                                                  
4                                                  
COMPETENCES
Communication and Social Competence
1                                                 1 COMPETENCES
Communication and Social Competence
2                                                 2
                                                  3
COMPETENCES
Field Specific Competence
1                                                 1 COMPETENCES
Field Specific Competence
2                                                 2
                                                  3
 

Common Learning Outcomes


Fields of Education Common Learning Outcomes National Qualification Framework
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
KNOWLEDGE
Theoretical, Conceptual
1                                     1 KNOWLEDGE
Theoretical, Conceptual
2                                     2
SKILLS
Cognitive, Practical
1                                     1 SKILLS
Cognitive, Practical
2                                     2
3                                     3
4                                     4
5                                      
COMPETENCES
Competence to Work Independently and Take Responsibility
1                                     1 COMPETENCES
Competence to Work Independently and Take Responsibility
2                                     2
3                                     3
COMPETENCES
Learning Competence
1                                     1 COMPETENCES
Learning Competence
2                                      
3                                      
4                                      
COMPETENCES
Communication and Social Competence
1                                     1 COMPETENCES
Communication and Social Competence
2                                     2
                                      3
COMPETENCES
Field Specific Competence
1                                     1 COMPETENCES
Field Specific Competence
2                                     2
                                      3

Occupational Profiles of Graduates

Grads can be employed in public and private sector as R & D Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Maintenance Engineer or Auditor, Specialist. They can also work as academic staff at universities in related departments.

Access to Further Studies

Post-doctoral program is not available at Kocaeli University.

Course Structure Diagram with Credits

S: Semester, Y: Year, T: Theory, L: Laboratory, P: Practice, H: Hour
Please, click on the courses for more information.
2013/2014 Course List
1st Semester
Code Name Type of
Course Unit
Language T L P H ECTS
MMK109 Forging Technology Elective Course Group I Turkish 3 0 0 3 8
MMK103 Theory Of Elasticity Elective Course Group I Turkish 3 0 0 3 8
MMK117 Computational Fluid Dynamics Elective Course Group I Turkish 3 0 0 3 8
MMK101 Internal Combustion Engines Management Elective Course Group I Turkish 3 0 0 3 7
MMK115 Mechanics Of Advanced Solids And Viscous Materials Elective Course Group I Turkish 3 0 0 3 10
MMK105 Advancedthermodynamics Elective Course Group I Turkish 3 0 0 3 7
MMK113 Corrosion In Engineering Materials And Surface Coatings Elective Course Group I Turkish 3 0 0 3 8
MMK107 Weldability Of Materials Elective Course Group I Turkish 3 0 0 3 10
MMK111 Nano Fluids Elective Course Group I Turkish 3 0 0 3 8
At least 30 ECTS courses will be selected Total ECTS credits for Elective Course Group I 30
Total ECTS for 1st Semester 30
2nd Semester
Code Name Type of
Course Unit
Language T L P H ECTS
FBE602 Phd Seminar I Compulsory Course Turkish 0 0 2 2 4
Total ECTS credits for Compulsory Course 4
MMK601 Ekserji Elective Course Group II Turkish 3 0 0 3 10
MMK104 Experimental Methods In Stress Analysis Elective Course Group II Turkish 3 0 0 3 8
MMK118 Heat And Mass Transfer Elective Course Group II Turkish 3 0 0 3 8
MMK108 Modern Welding Technology And Instruments Elective Course Group II Turkish 3 0 0 3 8
MMK110 Introduction To Plasticity Elective Course Group II Turkish 3 0 0 3 8
At least 26 ECTS courses will be selected Total ECTS credits for Elective Course Group II 26
Total ECTS for 2nd Semester 30
3rd Semester
Code Name Type of
Course Unit
Language T L P H ECTS
FBE611 Phd Seminar I Elective Course Group III Turkish 0 0 2 2 4
SBE607 Development and Learning Elective Course Group III Turkish 3 0 0 3 3
SBE609 Planing and Measures At Teaching Elective Course Group III Turkish 3 0 2 5 5
FBE621 Prepation For Thesis Elective Course Group III Turkish 0 0 0 0 30
MMK129 Wearing And Preventions Of Industrial Materials Elective Course Group III Turkish 3 0 0 3 8
MMK135 Heat Transfer By Radiation Elective Course Group III Turkish 3 0 0 3 8
MMK113 Experimental Methods In Engineering Elective Course Group III Turkish 3 0 0 3 10
MMK131 Planetary Mechanisms Elective Course Group III Turkish 3 0 0 3 8
At least 30 ECTS courses will be selected Total ECTS credits for Elective Course Group III 30
Total ECTS for 3rd Semester 30
4th Semester
Code Name Type of
Course Unit
Language T L P H ECTS
FBE611 Phd Seminar I Elective Course Group IV Turkish 0 0 2 2 4
FBE621 Doctoral Qualification Elective Course Group IV Turkish 0 0 0 0 30
MMK601 Ekserji Elective Course Group IV Turkish 3 0 0 3 10
At least 30 ECTS courses will be selected Total ECTS credits for Elective Course Group IV 30
Total ECTS for 4th Semester 30
5th Semester
Code Name Type of
Course Unit
Language T L P H ECTS
FBE602 Phd Seminar I Elective Course Group V Turkish 0 0 2 2 4
FBE641 Phd Thesis Elective Course Group V Turkish 0 0 0 0 30
FBE631 Phd Thesis Proposal Elective Course Group V Turkish 0 0 0 0 30
FBE621 Doctoral Qualification Elective Course Group V Turkish 0 0 0 0 30
At least 30 ECTS courses will be selected Total ECTS credits for Elective Course Group V 30
Total ECTS for 5th Semester 30
6th Semester
Code Name Type of
Course Unit
Language T L P H ECTS
FBE602 Phd Seminar I Elective Course Group VI Turkish 0 0 2 2 4
FBE641 Phd Thesis Elective Course Group VI Turkish 0 0 0 0 30
FBE631 Phd Thesis Proposal Elective Course Group VI Turkish 0 0 0 0 30
FBE621 Doctoral Qualification Elective Course Group VI Turkish 0 0 0 0 30
At least 30 ECTS courses will be selected Total ECTS credits for Elective Course Group VI 30
Total ECTS for 6th Semester 30
7th Semester
Code Name Type of
Course Unit
Language T L P H ECTS
FBE602 Phd Seminar I Elective Course Group VII Turkish 0 0 2 2 4
FBE641 Phd Thesis Elective Course Group VII Turkish 0 0 0 0 30
FBE631 Phd Thesis Proposal Elective Course Group VII Turkish 0 0 0 0 30
FBE621 Doctoral Qualification Elective Course Group VII Turkish 0 0 0 0 30
At least 30 ECTS courses will be selected Total ECTS credits for Elective Course Group VII 30
Total ECTS for 7th Semester 30
8th Semester
Code Name Type of
Course Unit
Language T L P H ECTS
Common Course of University
Common Course of Institute of Natural and Applied Sciences
Course of Mechanical Engineering

1st Semester
Code Name Type of
Course Unit
Language T L P H ECTS
MMK109 Forging Technology Elective Course Group I Turkish 3 0 0 3 8
MMK103 Theory Of Elasticity Elective Course Group I Turkish 3 0 0 3 8
MMK117 Computational Fluid Dynamics Elective Course Group I Turkish 3 0 0 3 8
MMK101 Internal Combustion Engines Management Elective Course Group I Turkish 3 0 0 3 7
MMK115 Mechanics Of Advanced Solids And Viscous Materials Elective Course Group I Turkish 3 0 0 3 10
MMK105 Advancedthermodynamics Elective Course Group I Turkish 3 0 0 3 7
MMK113 Corrosion In Engineering Materials And Surface Coatings Elective Course Group I Turkish 3 0 0 3 8
MMK107 Weldability Of Materials Elective Course Group I Turkish 3 0 0 3 10
MMK111 Nano Fluids Elective Course Group I Turkish 3 0 0 3 8
At least 30 ECTS courses will be selected Total ECTS credits for Elective Course Group I 30
Total ECTS for 1st Semester 30

2nd Semester
Code Name Type of
Course Unit
Language T L P H ECTS
FBE602 Phd Seminar I Compulsory Course Turkish 0 0 2 2 4
Total ECTS credits for Compulsory Course 4
MMK601 Ekserji Elective Course Group II Turkish 3 0 0 3 10
MMK104 Experimental Methods In Stress Analysis Elective Course Group II Turkish 3 0 0 3 8
MMK118 Heat And Mass Transfer Elective Course Group II Turkish 3 0 0 3 8
MMK108 Modern Welding Technology And Instruments Elective Course Group II Turkish 3 0 0 3 8
MMK110 Introduction To Plasticity Elective Course Group II Turkish 3 0 0 3 8
At least 26 ECTS courses will be selected Total ECTS credits for Elective Course Group II 26
Total ECTS for 2nd Semester 30

3rd Semester
Code Name Type of
Course Unit
Language T L P H ECTS
FBE611 Phd Seminar I Elective Course Group III Turkish 0 0 2 2 4
SBE607 Development and Learning Elective Course Group III Turkish 3 0 0 3 3
SBE609 Planing and Measures At Teaching Elective Course Group III Turkish 3 0 2 5 5
FBE621 Prepation For Thesis Elective Course Group III Turkish 0 0 0 0 30
MMK129 Wearing And Preventions Of Industrial Materials Elective Course Group III Turkish 3 0 0 3 8
MMK135 Heat Transfer By Radiation Elective Course Group III Turkish 3 0 0 3 8
MMK113 Experimental Methods In Engineering Elective Course Group III Turkish 3 0 0 3 10
MMK131 Planetary Mechanisms Elective Course Group III Turkish 3 0 0 3 8
At least 30 ECTS courses will be selected Total ECTS credits for Elective Course Group III 30
Total ECTS for 3rd Semester 30

4th Semester
Code Name Type of
Course Unit
Language T L P H ECTS
FBE611 Phd Seminar I Elective Course Group IV Turkish 0 0 2 2 4
FBE621 Doctoral Qualification Elective Course Group IV Turkish 0 0 0 0 30
MMK601 Ekserji Elective Course Group IV Turkish 3 0 0 3 10
At least 30 ECTS courses will be selected Total ECTS credits for Elective Course Group IV 30
Total ECTS for 4th Semester 30

5th Semester
Code Name Type of
Course Unit
Language T L P H ECTS
FBE602 Phd Seminar I Elective Course Group V Turkish 0 0 2 2 4
FBE641 Phd Thesis Elective Course Group V Turkish 0 0 0 0 30
FBE631 Phd Thesis Proposal Elective Course Group V Turkish 0 0 0 0 30
FBE621 Doctoral Qualification Elective Course Group V Turkish 0 0 0 0 30
At least 30 ECTS courses will be selected Total ECTS credits for Elective Course Group V 30
Total ECTS for 5th Semester 30

6th Semester
Code Name Type of
Course Unit
Language T L P H ECTS
FBE602 Phd Seminar I Elective Course Group VI Turkish 0 0 2 2 4
FBE641 Phd Thesis Elective Course Group VI Turkish 0 0 0 0 30
FBE631 Phd Thesis Proposal Elective Course Group VI Turkish 0 0 0 0 30
FBE621 Doctoral Qualification Elective Course Group VI Turkish 0 0 0 0 30
At least 30 ECTS courses will be selected Total ECTS credits for Elective Course Group VI 30
Total ECTS for 6th Semester 30

7th Semester
Code Name Type of
Course Unit
Language T L P H ECTS
FBE602 Phd Seminar I Elective Course Group VII Turkish 0 0 2 2 4
FBE641 Phd Thesis Elective Course Group VII Turkish 0 0 0 0 30
FBE631 Phd Thesis Proposal Elective Course Group VII Turkish 0 0 0 0 30
FBE621 Doctoral Qualification Elective Course Group VII Turkish 0 0 0 0 30
At least 30 ECTS courses will be selected Total ECTS credits for Elective Course Group VII 30
Total ECTS for 7th Semester 30

8th Semester
Code Name Type of
Course Unit
Language T L P H ECTS

Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

Examination, assessment and grading procedure is mainly based on Kocaeli University Education and Training Regulations for Associate and Undergraduate Degrees Depending on the nature of the course various instruments such as midterms, final exams, short exams, presentations, assignments, projects, portfolios and applications may be involved in the assessment process of a semester on condition that students are informed about their weights upon registry. Contribution of these activities to final grading range between 30% -70% and So as to be eligible to take the final exam, a student has to fulfill the attendance requirement of 70% for theoretical and 80 % for practical courses. Once this requirement is fulfilled, attendance is not required again in case of a failure and retaking that course. Final grading of a course is determined on the basis of semester studies and final exam. Those with certified and officially approved excuses are also given a makeup exam. Please see the course structure page and click on the courses for more info on each course.

The equivalences and coefficients of letter grades out of 100 points is as follows.

Score Letter Grade Coefficient Definition
90-100 AA 4 Excellent
85-89 BA 3.5 Very Good
80-84 BB 3 Good
75-79 CB 2.5 Satisfactory
65-74 CC 2 Pass
58-64 DC 1.5 Conditional
50-57 DD 1 Conditional
40-49 FD 0.5 Fail
<= 39 FF 0 Fail
  D 0 Not Fulfill the Required Attendance
  E 0 Incomplete
  N 0 NonAttendee ( Exams And Other Evaluations )
  G 0 Pass
  K 0 Fail
  S   Ongoing Study
90-100 AA 4 Excellent
85-89 BA 3.5 Very Good
80-84 BB 3 Good
75-79 CB 2.5 Satisfactory
65-74 CC 2 Pass
58-64 DC 1.5 Conditional
50-57 DD 1 Conditional
40-49 FD 0.5 Fail
<= 39 FF 0 Fail
  D 0 Not Fulfill the Required Attendance
  E 0 Incomplete
  N 0 NonAttendee ( Exams And Other Evaluations )
  G 0 Pass
  K 0 Fail
  S   Ongoing Study

Graduation Requirements

So as to be granted a degree from the program, a student is required to be successful in all the courses and seminar offered by the program and reach 240 ECTS in total, pass the qualifying exam and successfully complete and defend a doctoral dissertation, and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3,00 out of 4,00.

Mode of Study

Full Time

Programme Director or Equivalent

Head of Department: Prof.Dr. İbrahim UZMAN | İbrahim UZMAN

ECTS Departmental Coordinator: Assistant Prof. Tülin REYHANOĞLU ŞAHIN | Tülin REYHANOĞLU ŞAHIN