Mechanical engineering is one of the most comprehensive branches of the field of engineering. Heat energy, manufacturing, industrial machinery and equipment, heating and cooling systems, transportation, and all kinds of machines give the opportunity to a mechanical engineer to work in so many diverse areas such as: designing new machines, developing new technologies, adopting or using the existing technologies in new areas, maintenance and manufacturing. These are among the fundamental objectives of students who wish to study mechanical engineering. Mandatory summer internship, technical site visits, seminars given by engineers or managers from industrial companies will provide an opportunity to obtain information about the wide range of practices. Annual career days organized by the university will enable students to better understand their interests and help choose their elective courses accordingly.
Mechanical engineering aims to improve the comfort of people by providing convenience and ease of operation, effectiveness and productivity through automation, as well as enhancing the ability to transport people and materials faster, safer and larger in size and/or weight. Mechanical engineering education includes materials, solids and fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, control, instrumentation, design, and production. Fields of specialization in mechanical engineering include but are not limited to manufacturing, biomechanics, energy conversion, automotive, vibrations, mechanisms, heating and cooling systems. Students, with the basic information gained through their education, will be able to design many small-scale thermal and mechanical systems. As major design experience, students will also participate as a team member and complete a comprehensive multi- disciplinary project. Through industrial summer internships, students will experience real-life problems as well as gain valuable experience concerning practical implementation of the discipline.
Mechanical engineering graduates can easily find job opportunities in various fields such as automotive, aerospace, energy conversion, automation, manufacturing, environmental monitoring, computers, and bio-technology. Mechanical engineers are conscious about the environmental and ethical issues concerning their discipline. Both in their design and other workplace practices, they consider such measures to avoid or reduce negative effects on the environment. Mechanical engineers may also work as energy engineers to design mechanical systems that are more energy-efficient, utilize renewable energy, and on practices to improve energy-efficiency of existing machinery. Other areas include working as consulting engineers, as researchers, developers or designers of mechanical systems in a large engineering company, or as mechanical contractors, as sales or project engineers, site engineers, maintenance and repair section engineers, and as manufacturing engineers.