Undergraduate Program Course List

Compulsory Departmental Courses

Elective Courses

Service Courses Taken From Other Departments



Compulsory Departmental Courses

AE 102 - Fundamentals of Automotive Engineering
In this course, the students will be introduced to the basic and introductory concepts about automotive engineering. The topics include: Automobiles and Automobile industry in Turkey, Automobile components, Materials used in Automobiles, Manufacturing systems and methods of Automobiles, Design examples, Automobile selection: customers, requirements, design, manufacturing, quality assurance, testing and maintenance. Automobile industry success stories.

AE 103 - Computer Aided Engineering and Design
Introduction to Solidworks software with solid modeling and technical drawing applications. 1. 2D sketching commands and practices 2. 2D sketching practices 3. 3D solid modelling commands 4. Screw, gear and cam drawings (cap screw, straight/helix gear wheels, crankshaft) 5. Assembly drawing 6. Wheel rim 7. Suspension system assembly 8. Ball joint 9. 3D sketching, piping layout 10. Technical drawing, orthogonal views 11. Surface modelling 12. Sheet metal forming 13. Weldments 14. Mold tools

AE 104 - Computer Aided Solid Modelling Techniques
Exploding-Collapsing And Studying The Motion Of Assemblies, Performing Static Analysis, Brake Rotor Analysis, Frame Analysis, Fatique Analysis, Flow Analysis (Intake System Of An Engine), Simulation Express, Drop Test, Fatique Failure And Drop Analysis, Natural Frequency Analysis

AE 201 - Engineering Mechanics I
Idealizations and principles of mechanics. Important vector quantities. Classification and equivalence of force systems. State of equilibrium. Elements of structures, trusses, beams, cables and chains. Friction. Statics of fluids. Variational methods, principles of virtual work and minimum potential energy. Concepts of stress and strain. Simple loading; tension, torsion and bending. Deflections with simple loadings, superposition techniques. Statically indeterminate members, thermal stresses. Combined stresses, Mohr's circle, combined loadings. Buckling. Energy methods.

AE 202 - Fuels and Combustion
Fuel requirements. Sources, production, trends of demands. Fuel properties. Mixture properties. Stoichiometry, equivalence ratio. Chemical kinetics. Ignition. Laminar flame theories. Non-premixed combustion, premixed combustion, spray combustion. Abnormal combustion, knock. Internal and external combustion. Alternative fuels for automobiles.

AE 203 - Thermodynamics
Basic concepts and definitions. Properties of a pure substance. Equations of state. Work and heat. First law of thermodynamics. Internal energy and enthalpy. Second law of thermodynamics. Carnot cycle. Entropy. Irreversibility and Availability, Power Systems, Gas Mixtures, Thermodynamic Relations, Chemical Reactions, Chemical Equilibrium.

AE 204 - Engineering Mechanics II
General principles. Kinematics of particles. Rectilinear motion. Curvilinear motion: analysis in normal and tangential coordinates, analysis in polar coordinates. Relative motion analysis of particles. Kinetics of a particle: force, mass and acceleration; work and energy principles; impulse and momentum, impact.. Planar kinematics of a rigid body: relative motion analysis. Mass moment of inertias. Kinetics of rigid bodies: force and acceleration, energy and work, impulse and momentum.

AE 207 - Automotive Laboratory I

AE 212 - Strength of Materials
Analysis of stress and strain; equations of equilibrium and compatibility; stress-strain laws Torsion of bars. Simple bending of beams, shearing stresses in beams; deflection of beams. Combined stresses due to bending, torsion, shear and axial load, Mohr’s circle. Statically indeterminate beams. Energy methods.

AE 299 - Automotive Engineering Orientation
Following the first year, the students are taken into a two week (10 days) orientation program on automotive engineering topics: Automotive engineering basic concepts, manufacturing, technical trips to major automotive componies and suppliers, short lectures on automotive engineering concepts.

AE 301 - Numerical Methods
Modeling, Truncation and rounding errors. Taylor series. Roots of equations: Bracketing and Open methods. Matrices. Solutions of linear algebraic equations; Gauss elimination and decomposition methods. Special matrices and methods for matrix inversion. Solutions of nonlinear system of equations. Curve fitting; least square approximation, Interpolation. Numerical differentiation and integration.

AE 302 - Internal Combustion Engines
Thermodynamic cycle analysis of gas exchange, compression, expansion and combustion processes with dissociation. Mechanism of combustion. Fuel and additive characteristics. Real cycles. Performance characteristics. Brief analysis of the fuel metering and ignition systems. Spark Ignition Engines, Compression Ignition Engines. Induction and Exhaust Processes exhaust emissions and control systems. Two-stroke Engines. In-cylinder Motion. Heat Transfer in Internal Combustion Engines. Mechanical Design Considerations. Friction and lubrication systems. Turbocharging. Engine Modeling.

AE 305 - Machine Theory
Introduction to mechanisms: basic concepts, mobility, basic types of mechanisms. Position, velocity and acceleration analysis of linkages. Cam mechanisms. Gear trains. Static and dynamic force analysis of mechanisms. Introduction to vibrations.

AE 306 - Machine Elements
2-D and 3-D stress analysis. Static failure criteria, factor of safety. Fatigue Failure criteria, S-N curves, stress concentration. Design of shafts and detachable joints. Design of threaded fasteners and power screws. Design of rolling contact bearings. Power transmission. Design of gear drives, spur gears, helical gears. Design of belt drives. Design of springs. Machine elements in engineering drawings.

AE 307 - Fluid Mechanics
The course is a required course for energy engineering degree. The course covers the fundamental aspects of fluid motion, fluid properties, flow regimes, pressure variations, fluid kinematics, and methods of flow description and analysis.The conservation laws in their differential and integral forms, and their use in analyzing and solving fluid flow problems. The concept of using similitude and dimensional analysis for organizing test data and for planning experiments. The effects of fluid friction on pressure and velocity distributions. The effects of compressibility on fluid flows.

AE 308 - Manufacturing and Material Technologies in Automobile Industry
The history of manufacturing systems and techniques in automobile history. Manufacturing techniques used in Automobile industry, automobile parts and manufacturing methods. Sheet metals: mechanical properties and analysis of sheet metal deformation. Manufacturing techniques of sheet metal automobile parts. Bulk metals: mechanical properties, deformation analysis. Cast metal parts in automobiles – manufacturing by casting. Automobile parts manufactured by chip removal processes. Polymers and composite parts, mechanical properties and manufacturing. Assembly, welded parts and welding techniques. Production lines with case studies: Ford, Toyota and Mercedes. Design of automobile parts considering production. Quality management and quality assurance.

AE 310 - System Dynamics and Control
Introduction and Basic Concepts. Transfer Functions and Block Diagrams. Modeling Physical. Systems. Basic Features of Control Systems. Sensitivity Analysis. Basic Control Actions and Electronic Controllers. Time Response. Stability. Steady State Response and Error. Transient Response. Frequency Response.

AE 311 - Heat Transfer
Introduction: Conduction, Convection and Radiation. Conservation of Energy. Methodology for the analysis of heat transfer problems. Conduction: General considerations, 1-D steady state analysis, 2-D steady state analysis, transient analysis. Convection: General considerations, External flow and Internal flow problems. Free convection. Boiling and Condensation. Radiation: General considerations, radiation exchange between surfaces.

AE 399 - Summer Practice I
All students that have completed the basic second year courses on automotive engineering are required to undergo a 4 week (20 work days) summer practice in a automotive company or supplier. The summer practice will be mainly on the design and manufacturing of the automotive components.

AE 401 - Capstone Project I in Automobile Engineering
A capstone project supervised by a department faculty member on the applications of the knowledge gained on automobile engineering concepts. A comprehensive report and a presentation on the subject are required.

AE 402 - Capstone Project II in Automobile Engineering
Continuation of the project studied in AE 401.

AE 403 - Computer Aided Design
Extending part design and surface design. Solid Modeling. Assembly design and bill of materials. Screw threads, threaded fasteners. Keys, springs, locking devices. Gears and cams. Drafting, dimensioning and tolerances. Introduction to linear finite elements analysis in CATIA. Center of gravity and moment of inertia calculations. Applications in solid mechanics problems and design.

AE 404 - Transmission Systems and Design
Review of basic gear theory: types of gears, gear wear, bearings, basic gear adjustments, gear trains and transmission. Drivetrain: engine, transmission, transmission gears, final drive and differential. Gearbox requirements. Manual, dual clutch and automatic transmission. Transmission electronics and mechatronics, gear shifting, AWD systems and torque vectoring, component design, optimization and manufacturing. Gearbox lubricants and hydraulic components. Alternative drive trains and transmissions. Final drive and differential assembly design.

AE 405 - Vehicle Dynamics
Engine Characteristics and Drive Line Components. Tire and wheel fundamentals. Tractive Effort and Resistances to Motion. Maximum Speed and Acceleration Performance. Clutch Dynamics. Torque Converter Characteristics. Braking Dynamics and Performance. Gradeability. Steering dynamics. Suspension mechanisms. Planar dynamics of vehicles. Roll dynamics. Vehicle vibration. Suspension optimization.

AE 407 - Automobile Laboratory II
Importance of experiments in engineering, experimental methods, basic concepts and definitions, measurement and dynamic response. Statistical analysis of experimental data, types of errors and error analysis, uncertainty, probability, Chi-square test, method of least squares, correlation coefficient. Measurements of basic electrical quantities. Measurement of pressure, flow, temperature, force, torque, strain, speed, acceleration and displacement. Automation, hydraulic-pneumatic-electric drives and control systems, servomotors. Data acquisition and processing. Report writing and presentation techniques.

AE 499 - Summer Practice II
All students that have completed the basic third year courses on automotive engineering are required to undergo a 4 week (20 work days) summer practice in a automotive company or supplier. The summer practice will be mainly on the design of the automotive components and/or the management of an automobile (or supplier) company.

Elective Courses

AE 410 - Energy Concepts in Automobile Technology
Review of thermodynamic concepts on Energy. Efficiency. Power and energy requirements in vehicles. Engine as a source of energy – Internal combustion, external combustion, alternative configurations, alternative fuels, alternative energy sources. Environmental issues. Transmission efficiency. Energy losses. Mechanical energy storage in automobile components – Case study: Flywheel powered vehicles. Methods of increasing efficiency.

AE 411 - Automotive Manufacturing Processes Using Lightweight Metals
Description of lightweight alloys used for producing automotive parts. Structural properties of lightweight alloy parts. Analyzing and testing of lightweight alloy automotive parts. Manufacturing of lightweight alloy parts.

AE 412 - Quality Control
Introduction to quality and quality improvement methods. Concept and techniques of quality control. Measurement techniques. Geometric and dimensional tolerances and their measurement. Gage design. Measurement of surface quality. Error analysis. Calibration. Quality assurance systems: ISO 9000 series of standards. Statistical quality control. Fundamental of statistics. Sampling techniques. Introduction to use of control charts. Process capability analysis.

AE 413 - Automotive Mechatronics
An introduction on automotive mechatronic systems and fields of use. Basic kontrol principles. Computer control. Signal types, sensors and actuators. Microcontrollers. Electronic components for mechatronic systems. Computer simulation. Mechanisms for motion transmission. Electrohydraulic motion control systems. Computer control of mechanisms. Real time applications. Mechatronic systems in automobiles – Case studies: Ignition, braking, vehicle stability, vehicle safety.

AE 414 - Computational Fluid Dynamics
Introduction. Conservation Laws and Boundary Conditions. The Finite Volume Method for Diffusion Problems. The Finite Volume Method for Convection-Diffusion Problems. Solution Algorithms for Pressure-Velocity Coupling in Steady Flows. Solution of Discretization Equations. The Finite Volume Method for Unsteady Flows. Implementation of Boundary Conditions. Practice with commercial program FLUENT – Case studies concerning aerodynamics of vehicles and hydrodynamic control systems in vehicles.

AE 415 - Fuel Cells
Introduction. Classification of Fuel Cells. Basic electrochemical principles. Thermodynamics of fuel cell systems. Performance characteristics: efficiency and open circuit voltage. Operating fuel cell voltages. Transport. Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells (PEFC) – Water management, fuel cell cooling and temperature control, air supply, operating temperature. Alcaline Electrolite Fuel Cells. Direct Methanol Fuel Cells. Hydrogen storage, generation and delivery. Diagnostics.

AE 416 - Mechanical Vibrations
Review of SDOF Systems by Using Complex Vector Representation. Coulomb and Structural Damping. Vibration Measurement, Vibration Measuring Devices and Vibration Criteria. Frequency Response Functions and System Identification. Response of SDOF to Periodic Excitation. Response of SDOF to Non-periodic Excitation. Diagnostics. Free Vibration of Multi Degree of Freedom Systems – Modal Analysis. Harmonic Response of Multi Degree of Freedom Systems – Modal Analysis. Introduction to Continuous Systems.

AE 417 - Introduction To Finite Element Analysis
Use of finite elements (FE) for solving practical problems in mechanics. Elementary theory of FE is discussed. A commercial computer program is used for applications. Major emphasis is on behavior of FE, modeling, and evaluation of results for correctness.

AE 418 - Advanced Solid Mechanics
Fundamental concepts and elementary elasticity. Review of failure theories. Nonsymmetrical bending of beams. Torsion of noncircular long prisms. Elastic stability and buckling of columns. Selected topics among energy methods, limit analysis, beam-columns, thermal and residual stresses.

AE 419 - Internal Combustion Engine Design
Engine Maps. Engine validation and durability. Engine development process. Carburator design and emission control. Fuel injection. Design considerations: cylinder number, size and arrangement. Engine balance and vibration. Engine materials. Cylinder block and head design.Pistons and Rings. Block layout and design decisions. Engine bearing design. Power train design. Design of valves, valve gear and camshaft. Crankshafts and connecting rods. Gaskets and Seals. Lubricating and cooling systems. Design case study.

AE 420 - Emission and Exhaust Control
General introduction to the problem of exhaust gas pollution. Role of CeCO2 in automotive gas catalysts. Depolution of Diesel engines. Gasoline catalyst technologies. Alternative fuels and appropriate catalysts. Use of base metals in exhaust catalysis. Unregulated emissions. Theoretical approach to the catalytic converter. Emission measurement.

AE 421 - Electric and Hybrid Vehicles
Electric vehicle components. History of electric vehicles. Types of electric vehicles. Batteries and battery modeling. Alternative energy sources and stores: photovoltaics, flywheels, capacitors, fuel cells. DC and AC electric motors. Brushed DC motors. Brushless electric motors. Power electronics and motor drives. Electric vehicle drivetrain. Motor cooling, efficiency, size and mass. Electrical machines for hybrid vehicles. Serial and parallel hybrid vehicles. Hybrid drivetrains. Gas turbine-Electric hybrid vehicles. Electric vehicle chassis and body design. Design of ancillary systems. Environmental effects.

AE 422 - Vehicle Aerodynamics
Fluid dynamics and aerodynamics. Aerodynamic considerations on road vehicles: drag, lift and downforce. Effect of drag on vehicle performance. Design considerations on drag. Effect of lift and downforce on vehicle control and traction. Design considerations on lift and downforce. Air usage: cooling, combustion and passenger use – air inlet and exhaust design. Wind noise, noise emission. Passenger car aerodynamic design. Aerodynamic design for heavy ground vehicles. Numerical and experimental determination of aerodynamic parameters.

AE 423 - Automotive Control Systems
Longitudinal and lateral tire forces. Forward and lateral dynamics. Steering. Vehicle handling. Steering control – automated lane keeping. Longitudinal control – Cruise control (upper and lower level controls) and Anti-lock brake systems. Adaptive cruise control. Stability control. Electronic stability control systems: differential braking systems, steer-by-wire systems, independent AWD torque distribution. Controllers for spark ignition and diesel engines. Design and control of suspension systems: passive, active and semi-active suspensions.

AE 425 - Computer Integrated Manufacturing in Automotive Technology
Introduction. Computer Aided Design (CAD) Systems. Computer Aided Process Planning (CAPP) Systems. Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) Systems. Robotic Systems. Group Technology and Cellular Manufacturing Systems. Automated Material Handling Systems. Automated Inspection Systems. Flexible Manufacturing Systems. CIM Information modeling

AE 426 - Design And Manufacturing Of Armored Vehicles
Armoured Vehicle, Production Techniques, Armoured Vehicle Design Processes, Welding, Molds, Extrusion, Composites, Forging, Casting, Armour Steel, Balistic Aluminium, Welding, Bending, Advanced Production Techniques, Non-destructive Measurement.

AE 427 - Thermodynamic Cycle Simulation
Thermodynamic Cycle for SI Engines, Algorithms for Transient Energy Balance, Induction Process, Compression Process, Combustion Process, Flame Propagation, Algorithms for Gas Property Calculations, Algorithms for Heat Transfer Calculations, Algorithms for Gas Exchange Processes

AE 428 - Chasis Design
Introduction. Chasis parts. Weight distribution and dynamics. Roll angle and Roll distribution. Bushings and deflections. Springs and shocks. Classification of front suspensions and front suspension design. Manufacturing of front suspensions. Classification of rear suspensions and rear suspension design. Manufacturing of rear suspensions. Frame design. Manufacturing the frame. Aerodynamic downforce and lift. Rotational inertia. Vehicle testing and fine tuning.

Service Courses Taken From Other Departments

CHEM 102 - General Chemistry
By the 2016-2017 Fall Semester, this course has been replaced by CEAC 105.

CMPE102 - Computer Programming
Programming concepts: data types, arithmetic expressions, assignment statements; input/output functions; library functions; selection and repetition statements; user-defined functions; arrays and strings.

EE 234 - Introduction to Electrical Engineering
Scope of electrical engineering. Basic definitions, electric circuits/machinery fundamentals. Electronic devices/circuits, diode and transistor circuits/power suppliers. Digital circuits and systems, memories and microprocessors concept. Power devices and power electronics elements, power control circuits.

ENG101 - English for Academic Purposes I
ENG101 consists of academic skills, such as reading comprehension, vocabulary building and critical analysis of texts. In this frame, listening and note-taking, class discussions, presentations, writing, research assignments and use of technology are some of the important activities.

ENG102 - English for Academic Purposes II
ENG102 elaborates on academic skills such as reading comprehension, listening, class discussions about the topic of the unit, vocabulary building and critical analysis of texts. It also includes research assignments and response paper and graph writing. Skills like listening and note-taking, analysis of written products, portfolio keeping and use of technology are elaborated in this course, as well.

ENG201 - English for Academic Purposes III
The course consists of mainly advanced reading and writing skills, applying critical reading skills and strategies, identifying the organization of a reading text, main ideas of the texts, and the author’s main purpose, summarizing a given text, outlining and writing an argumentative essay. Some parts of the input are in flipped learning mode.

ENG204 - Report Writing Skills
This course includes research-based report writing skills. The content includes types of reports and models; the choice of topics, formation of thesis statements, writing paraphrases and summaries, preparation of report outlines, evaluation of print and electronic sources, in-text and end-of-text citation, report presentation in oral and written format. Flipped learning method is utilised to a great extent.

HIST101 - Principles of Atatürk and History of Turkish Revolution I
The decline of the Ottoman Empire and the developments leading to the Turkish Revolution.

HIST102 - Principles of Atatürk and History of Turkish Revolution II
Foundation of the Turkish Republic and principles of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

IE 305 - Engineering Economic Analysis
Economic analysis for engineering and managerial decision-making. Cash flows, effect of time and interest rate on money and physical assets. Methods of evaluating alternatives: present worth, future worth, annual worth, rate-of-return and benefit/cost ratios. Depreciation and taxes. Effects of inflation.

MATE 207 - Introduction to Materials Engineering
Historical perspective and classification of materials. Atomic structure and theory. Bonding in solids. The structure of crystalline solids. Fundamental mechanical properties of materials. Phase diagrams. Thermal processing of metal alloys. Properties and use of ceramics, glasses and composites. Material selection. Design and economical considerations.

MATH157 - Extended Calculus I
Preliminaries, Limits and Continuity, Differentiation, Applications of Derivatives, L'Hopital’s Rule, Integration, Applications of Integrals, Integrals and Transcendental Functions, Integration Techniques, and Improper Integrals, Sequences.

MATH158 - Extended Calculus II
Infinite Series, Vectors in the plane and Polar Coordinates. Vectors and Motions in Space, Multivariable Functions and Their Derivatives, Multiple Integrals: Double Integrals, Areas, Double Integrals in Polar Coordinates, Triple Integrals in Rectangular, Cylindrical and Spherical Coordinates, Line Integrals, Independence of path, Green’s Theorem.

MATH275 - Linear Algebra
Linear Equations and Matrices, Real Vector Spaces, Inner Product Spaces, Linear Transformations and Matrices, Determinants, Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors.

MATH276 - Differential Equations
First Order, Higher Order Linear Ordinary Differential Equations, Series Solutions of Differential Equations, Laplace Transforms, Linear Systems of Ordinary Differential Equations, Fourier Analysis and Partial Differential Equations.

MFGE 206 - Manufacturing Processes
Mechanical properties of materials, metal casting, mechanical deformation processes, machining and joining operations, polymer processing, powder metallurgy, electronic material processing

ORY 400 - Participation in Social and Cultural Activities
Students must attend at least one social/cultural activity in each semester or at least two activities in each academic year. The activities are announced on the webpage of the departments. The students get an attendance certificate for the participation of each activity. To get a passing grade from this course, students should submit these certificates to their advisors.

PHYS 101 - General Physics I
Measurement; Motion Along a Straight Line; Vectors; Motion in Two and Three Dimensions; Force and Motion I; Force and Motion II; Kinetic Energy and Work; Potential Energy and Conservation of Energy; Center of Mass and Linear Momentum; Rotation; Rolling, Torque, and Angular Momentum; Equilibrium and Elasticity.

PHYS 102 - General Physics II
Electric Charge; Electric Fields; Gauss' Law; Electric Potential; Capacitance; Current and Resistance; Circuits; Magnetic Fields; Magnetic Field due to Currents; Induction and Inductance

TURK 101 - Turkish Language I
Historical development, structure, and usage of Turkish language, Practice on texts.

TURK 102 - Turkish Language II
Historical development, structure, and usage of Turkish language, Practice on texts