Doctorate Program Details

  • Qualified students holding an M.S. or a B.S. degree can be admitted to the Ph.D. program in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering. All students admitted to the Ph.D. program are required to designate their Ph.D. thesis supervisor before the end of the registration period in their second semesters.
  • Ph.D. students admitted with a Master's degree, are required to take 8 courses (with a total minimum of 23 credits). Among these courses, students must pass the ETH 500 Research Methods and Ethics (with 2 credits) course before the end of their fourth semester.

The course program of each student is designed by the student and his/her thesis supervisor according to the following rules:

  • All courses must be at the graduate level.
  • In order to satisfy the mathematics requirement, MAT 572 Advanced Engineering Mathematics I, and MAT 573 Advanced Engineering Mathematics II courses should be taken.
  • Ph.D. students during their graduate program (M.S. + Ph.D.) must take, in total, 2 Mathematics courses and 3 courses from the pool. Ph.D. students who have master's degrees from outside of UTAA must submit their mathematics courses from their masters to the Graduate Programme Committee for course substitution.
  • The maximum period to complete course work is 4 semesters.

In addition to the course load, the students are expected to

  • pass ME 698 Seminar (non-credit) course before the end of their fourth semester,
  • Upon completion of their course work successfully, Ph.D. students are required to take a doctoral qualifying examination before the end of their fifth semester, the latest.
  • A Ph.D. candidate who passes the doctoral qualifying examination is required to submit a written thesis proposal to his/her thesis supervising committee, which consists of the student's thesis supervisor and two other faculty members, one being from outside the department.
  • Ph.D. students are required to complete, write, and defend their Ph.D. thesis successfully before the end of their 12th semester.

For inquiries about Ph.D. Qualifying Examination, students can consult with the Ph.D. Qualifying Examination Committee Coordinator: Assist. Prof. Dr. Masoud LATIFINAVID  (Voice: 0312 5896432, e-mail: mlatifinavid@thk.edu.tr)

MECHANICAL AND AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING (ENGLISH) DOCTORATE CURRICULUM
1st SEMESTER   To Be Provided With Distance Education
Code Course Name T+A+L Compulsory/Elective Credit ECTS  
ETH 500 Scientific Research Methods and Ethics 2+0+0 C 2 6   100%
MAT 572 Advanced Engineering Mathematics I 3+0+0 C 3 6   0%
ELEC 1 Elective Course 3+0+0 E 3 6   Subject to the Course
ELEC 2 Elective Course 3+0+0 E 3 6   Subject to the Course
ELEC 3 Elective Course 3+0+0 E 3 6   Subject to the Course
  30    
2nd SEMESTER   To Be Provided With Distance Education
Code Course Name T+A+L Compulsory/Elective Credit ECTS  
MAT 573 Advanced Engineering Mathematics II 3+0+0 C 3 6   0%
ELEC 4 Elective Course 3+0+0 E 3 6   Subject to the Course
ELEC 5 Elective Course 3+0+0 E 3 6   Subject to the Course
MA 698 Seminar 0+0+0 C 0 12   0%
  30    
3rd SEMESTER   To Be Provided With Distance Education
Code Course Name T+A+L Compulsory/Elective Credit ECTS  
MA 692 Doctoral Qualifying Examination 0+0+0 C 0 30   0%
MA 691 Special Studies 0+0+0 C 0 0   0%
  30    
4th SEMESTER   To Be Provided With Distance Education
Code Course Name T+A+L Compulsory/Elective Credit ECTS  
MA 691 Special Studies 0+0+0 C 0 0   0%
MA 693 Thesis Proposal Defense 0+0+0 C 0 30   0%
  30    
5th SEMESTER   To Be Provided With Distance Education
Code Course Name T+A+L Compulsory/Elective Credit ECTS  
MA 691 Special Studies 0+0+0 C 0 0   0%
MA 699 Ph.D. Thesis 0+0+0 C 0 30   0%
  30    
6th SEMESTER   To Be Provided With Distance Education
Code Course Name T+A+L Compulsory/Elective Credit ECTS  
MA 691 Special Studies 0+0+0 C 0 0   0%
MA 699 Ph.D. Thesis 0+0+0 C 0 30   0%
  30    
7th SEMESTER   To Be Provided With Distance Education
Code Course Name T+A+L Compulsory/Elective Credit ECTS  
MA 691 Special Studies 0+0+0 C 0 0   0%
MA 699 Ph.D. Thesis 0+0+0 C 0 30   0%
  30    
8th SEMESTER   To Be Provided With Distance Education
Code Course Name T+A+L Compulsory/Elective Credit ECTS  
MA 691 Special Studies 0+0+0 C 0 0   0%
MA 699 Ph.D. Thesis 0+0+0 C 0 30   0%
  30    
 
COMPULSORY COURSES   To Be Provided With Distance Education
Code Course Name T+A+L Compulsory/Elective Credit ECTS  
ETH 500 Scientific Research Methods and Ethics 2+0+0 C 2 6   100%
MA 692 Doctoral Qualifying Examination 0+0+0 C 0 30   0%
MA 698 Seminar 0+0+0 C 0 12   0%
MA 693 Thesis Proposal Defense 0+0+0 C 0 30   0%
MA 699 Ph.D. Thesis 0+0+0 C 0 30   0%
MA 691 Special Studies 0+0+0 C 0 0   0%
MAT 572 Advanced Engineering Mathematics I 3+0+0 C (MSc, Ph.D.) 3 6   0%
MAT 573 Advanced Engineering Mathematics II 3+0+0 C (Ph.D.) 3 6   0%
 
ELECTIVE COURSES   To Be Provided With Distance Education
Code Course Name T+A+L Compulsory/Elective Credit ECTS  
MA 501 Advanced Dynamics 3+0+0 E 3 6   40%
MA 502 Advanced Vibration 3+0+0 E 3 6   40%
MA 503 Applied Robotics 3+0+0 E 3 6   40%
MA 505 Advanced Robotics 3+0+0 E 3 6   40%
MA 512 Advanced Manufacturing Technology 3+0+0 E 3 6   40%
MA 513 Nano Technology 3+0+0 E 3 6   40%
MA 521 Continuum Mechanics 3+0+0 E 3 6   40%
MA 522 Impact Mechanics 3+0+0 E 3 6   40%
MA 525 Advanced Composite Materials 3+0+0 E 3 6   40%
MA 527 Fracture Mechanics 3+0+0 E 3 6   40%
MA 531 Advanced Heat and Mass Transfer 3+0+0 E 3 6   40%
MA 533 Combustion Engines I 3+0+0 E 3 6   40%
MA 534 Combustion Engines II 3+0+0 E 3 6   40%
MA 538 Advanced Heat and Mass Transfer 3+0+0 E 3 6   40%
MA 543 Finite Element Method I 3+0+0 E 3 6   40%
MA 544 Theory of Elasticity 3+0+0 E 3 6   40%
MA 545 Theory of Plasticity 3+0+0 E 3 6   40%
MA 546 Boundary Element Method 3+0+0 E 3 6   40%
MA 549 Finite Element Method II 3+0+0 E 3 6   40%
MA 550 Smart Materials 3+0+0 E 3 6   40%
MA 551 Advanced Fluid Mechanics 3+0+0 E 3 6   40%
MA 552 Advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics 3+0+0 E 3 6   40%
MA 553 Aeroelasticity I 3+0+0 E 3 6   40%
MA 554 Aeroelasticity II 3+0+0 E 3 6   40%
MA 555 Advanced Aircraft Design 3+0+0 E 3 6   40%
MA 556 Aeroacoustics 3+0+0 E 3 6   40%
MA 557 Optimization Theory 3+0+0 E 3 6   40%
MA 558 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Design 3+0+0 E 3 6   40%
MA 559 Aerodynamics of compressible and Viscous Flows 3+0+0 E 3 6   40%
MA 560 Advanced Aerodynamics 3+0+0 E 3 6   40%
MA 562 Advanced Theory of Airfoil and Propeller 3+0+0 E 3 6   40%
MA 563 Theory of Plates and Shells 3+0+0 E 3 6   40%
MA 564 Nonlinear Vibration 3+0+0 E 3 6   40%
MA 565 Energy Methods 3+0+0 E 3 6   40%
MA 566 Fundamentals of Aerodynamic Noise 3+0+0 E 3 6   40%
MA 567 Automatic Flight Control Systems 3+0+0 E 3 6   40%
MA 568 Turbulent Boundary Layers 3+0+0 E 3 6   40%
MA 569 Laminar Boundary Layers 3+0+0 E 3 6   40%
MA 570 Aerothermodynamics 3+0+0 E 3 6   40%
MA 571 Advanced Gas Dynamics 3+0+0 E 3 6   40%
MAT 574 Statistical Computing 3+0+0 E 3 6   40%
MA 575 Applied Orbital Mechanics 3+0+0 E 3 6   40%
MA 576 Helicopter Stability And Control 3+0+0 E 3 6   40%
MA 577 Rotorcraft Design 3+0+0 E 3 6   40%
MA 578 Rotorcraft Design 3+0+0 E 3 6   40%
MA 579 Modern Control Systems 3+0+0 E 3 6   40%
MA 580 Intelligent Control 3+0+0 E 3 6   40%
MA 581 Navigation Systems 3+0+0 E 3 6   40%
MA 582 Experimental Stress Analysis 3+0+0 E 3 6   40%
MA 583 Spacecraft Environment Interactions 3+0+0 E 3 6   40%
MA 584 Plasma Theory For space Applications., 3+0+0 E 3 6   40%