Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
180104001105INTRODUCTION TO MECHANICAL ENGINEERINGCompulsory113
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is to examine engineering, engineering ethics, learning and creative thinking, various engineering concepts and systems.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Mustafa HAMAMCI
Learning Outcomes
1Recognizes the working areas of mechanical engineering
2Understands the environmental and social problems and effects of engineering solutions.
3Gains the awareness of the necessity of the mechanical engineer to update herself for life
4Gains awareness of professional and ethical responsibility
5Learns how to determine machine elements and mechanical properties
Mode of Delivery
Daytime Class
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Course Contents
History of engineering, what is engineering? Engineering ethics, lifelong learning and creative thinking. Mechanical engineering historical development, mechanical engineering subjects and departments. Engineering designs, dimensions and units, various concepts. Laboratories and mechanisms in mechanical engineering. Stress and strength, materials used in machine construction and test methods. Importance of practical education in university. Manufacturing methods. Machine elements, gear wheels.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Engineering history What is engineering Branches in the engineering profession Other engineering branches
2Subjects and sections of mechanical engineering Engineering designs Mechanical engineering and its social relationship Engineering support staff The importance of practical education in engineering
3Laboratories in mechanical engineering Manufacturing methods Measuring systems Dimensions Various concepts
4Machinery and energy sources Classification of machines Types of stress and strength
5Materials used in machine construction Tensile test and tensile properties of materials Measuring hardness Notch impact test Fatigue properties Creep test
6Fastening methods and elements Unsolvable links Rivet connections Resource links Soldering Detachable fasteners Screws Screw types Bolts and nuts Washers
7Pins and pernos Wedges Elastic fasteners (springs) Shafts and axles Clutches Bearings and lubrication methods Fats
8Midterm exam
9Motion transmitting elements Pulleys Straps
10Cogwheels Chain and sprockets Machine tools Lathe machine Saw machine Milling machine
11Trowel and planer machine Drill bench
12Force machines Steam machines
13Internal combustion engines Gas turbines
14Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Makine Mühendisliğine Giriş (Prof. Dr. M. Baki KARAMIŞ)
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14228
Self Study7214
Individual Study for Mid term Examination7214
Individual Study for Final Examination7214
Homework5210
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)84
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
LO1
LO2
LO3
LO4
LO5
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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