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% |