Research course

Mechanical Engineering

Koç University · Graduate School of Sciences and Engineering

Entry requirements

CV 2 Recommendation Letters TOEFL score above 80 (for those whose native language is not English) GRE scores Official transcripts Statement of Purpose.

Months of entry

February, September

Course content

Innovation in product design and manufacturing has become a major driver for industrial competitiveness and profitability in recent years. As enabling technologies become more easily accessible, engineers are faced with increasing demands for designing and producing more complex mechanical devices to serve the needs of the society.

Next generation engineering products will be ‘smart’ with many functionalities; they will be made of new materials; they will increase energy efficiency and reduce environmental impact; they will vary in size from nano to mega scales; and they will be more closely integrated with information processing systems. Also as mechanical systems are becoming increasingly complex to analyse and expensive to experiment, more emphasis will have to be placed on computer aided analysis, design, verification and manufacturing.

Our research program in mechanical engineering responds to these trends and focuses on basic research related to materials science and process engineering, product design, and information integrated manufacturing processes. In doing so applications to different physical processes are studied (e.g. energy systems, bioengineering, metal forming, polymer processing, discrete part manufacturing to name a few).

Department specialisms

Computer Aided Numerical Control (CNC) Systems and Mechine Tools Automation and Mechatronics Composite Materials Manufacturing Human and Mechine Haptics Bioinspired and Biological Fluid Mechanics Cardiovascular Mechanics Vibrations and Structural Dynamics Modelling and Design of Micro / Macro Systems Computational Materials Science (Polymers, Biomaterials, Shape Memory Alloys) Computational Fluid Dynamics Thermal and Bio/Micro Fluidic Systems Micro-Nano Electromechanical Systems (MEMS/NEMS) Microstructure Evolution Dynamics (Solidication, Crystal Growth) Control Systems and Robotic

Research Excellence Framework (REF) score

Not applicable

Information for international students

There is no separate application process for the full scholarship. You apply to the program and if admitted will be offered the full scholarship. The program is taught in English and there are a full range of student support services for our international students.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

KU Graduate Fellowship

KU Graduate Fellowship is a unique and highly competitive MS and PhD scholarship opportunity for outstanding applicants. Candidates having outstanding academic record and/or having high impact scientific publications are considered for KU Graduate Fellowship.

MS with thesis students:

  • Full tuition waiver
  • Monthly stipend
  • Free furnished housing (shared by 3-4 students) nearby campus or housing aid
  • Private health insurance (limited coverage)
  • A laptop computer
  • Travel support (once a year, at yearly determined fixed amount) to attend scientific events

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Global Recruitment Team