Department of Automotive Engineering
Chairman’s Welcome Message

Dear recent and prospective students, parents, colleagues and staff, welcome to Automotive Engineering website.

Engineering is the application of scientific, economic, social, and practical knowledge in order to design, build, and maintain structures, machines, devices, systems, materials and processes. Rapid developments in technology and increasing demand on certain areas enforced the necessity of team working more than ever giving rise to specialized engineers. Automotive Engineering Departments are founded to educate specialized engineers to overcome the demand in the automotive industry.

Engineering Faculty of Near East University decided to participate in overcoming the demand of young specialized engineers in this new and popularized discipline and established Automotive Engineering Department in 2010. All of the academic teaching staff are members of recognized engineering institutions and have long term industrial experience providing not only the theoretical knowledge but also the real time experiences.

If you like to be among us you are welcomed and will be more than happy to work together to shape your feature life.

Please, enjoy our website to get detailed information. You can contact us in anyway without hesitation for further information.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hüseyin HACI
Head of the Department of Automotive Engineering
[email protected]

  • Basic Departmental Courses
  • Departmental Courses
  • Departmental Elective Courses
  • Non-Departmental Elective Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCreditECTSPrerequisiteClass HoursLABPracticalLearning Sessions
1. YEAR / 1. SEMESTERCHM 101General Chemistry45-3200221
ENG 101English I33-0000111
MTH 101Mathematics I46-4002110
ECC 103Engineering Drawing I33-2020112
PHY 101General Physics I46-3202110
AUE 100Orientation01-2000110
TUR 101 YİT 101Turkish Language I for Turkish Students Turkish I for Foreign Students22-2000201
1. YEAR / 2. SEMESTERECC 101Introduction to Computers and Programming37-4103110
ENG 102English II33ENG 1010000111
MTH 102Mathematics II46MTH 1014002110
ECC 013Engineering Drawing II36ECC 1032020112
TUR 102 YİT 102Turkish Language II for Turkish Students Turkish II for Foreign Students22TUR 101   YIT 1012000201
PHY 102General Physics II46PHY 1013202110
2. YEAR / 1. SEMESTERMTH 201Ordinary Differential Equations46MTH 1024002110
ECC 211Engineering Materials35-4001210
ECC 206Statics35PHY 1014002110
ECC 207Thermodynamics I35-4002110
AİT 101 AİT 103Ataturk`s Principles and Reforms for Students I22-2000201
ENG 201English III33ENG 1023000111
2. YEAR / 2. SEMESTERAUE 205Basic Electricity & Electronics35PHY 1023002100
MTH 214Mathematics for Engineers35MTH 1013002110
ECC 209Manufacturing Technology I34-4022202
ECC 212Dynamics34PHY 1014002110
ECC 208Thermodynamics II35ECC 2073002110
ECC 213Strength of Materials I34ECC 2064002110
AİT 102 AİT 104Ataturk`s Principles and Reforms for Students II22AIT 101   AIT 1032000201
AUE 200Workshop Training (2 Weeks)01-0000000
3. YEAR / 1. SEMESTERECC 304Fluid Mechanics I47ECC 2124002110
ECC 307Machine Design I46ECC 2134002110
AUE 305Introduction to Automotive Eng.36-4002110
ECC 305Manufacturing Technology II35ECC 2094023210
ECC 306Heat Transfer I36ECC 2074002110
3. YEAR / 2. SEMESTERMTH 323Numerical Analysis36MTH 1024002110
ECC 309Theory of Machines I35ECC 2124002110
ECC 308Machine Design II45ECC 2074002110
ECC 310Control Systems35MTH 2014002110
AUE 306Vehicle Component Design36ECC 3074002110
AUE 300Industrial Training (6 Weeks)03-0000000
4. YEAR / 1. SEMESTERAUE 401Vehicle Dynamics34ECC 2123002110
AUE 403Vehicle Body Design34AUE 3063002110
ECC 424Experimental Analysis of Mech. Eng. Systems35-2201210
ECC 425Internal Combustion Engines35ECC 2083002110
ECC 439Occupational Health and Safety I24-
TETechnical Elective34--------
TETechnical Elective34--------
4. YEAR / 2. SEMESTERAUE 400Graduation Project36--------
AUE 404Vehicle Prod. & Syst.34ECC209 ECC305-------
ECC 440Occupational Health and Safety II24ECC 439
TETechnical Elective34--------
TETechnical Elective34--------
RNTERestricted Non-Technical Elective35--------
FNTEFree Non-Technical Elective33--------

PS: Problem Solving C: Complementary R:Reformative T:TutorialBasic Departmental Courses

Technical Elective Courses

  • Basic Departmental Courses
  • Departmental Courses
  • Departmental Elective Courses
  • Non-Departmental Elective Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCreditECTSClass HoursLABPracticalLearning Sessions
ME 403Theory of Machines 2363002110
ME 443Computational Fluid Dynamics363002110
ME 451Advanced Strength of Materials363002110
EE 435Mechatronics353002110
ME 418Refrigeration Techniques363002110
AUE 411Transmission Systems353002110
ME 423Heat Exchanger Design363002110
AUE 421Fuel Cells353000220
ME 426Introduction to Finite Element Method363002110
ME 429Computer Aided Design (CAD)363000220
AUE 422Internal Combustion Engine Design353002110
AUE 431Electronic Systems in Vehicles353002110
AUE 432Automotive Sensors and Measurement Systems353002110
AUE 452Electric and Hybrid Vehicle353002110
ME 453Materials Engineering363001200
ME 454Heat Treatment363000120
ME 472Quality Control363000220
ECC 404Artificial Neural Network363000220
ECC 419Digital Image Processing363000220
AUE 441Intelligent Vehicle Technology363000220
AUE 442Electronic Instrumentation363000220

PS: Problem Solving C: Complementary R: Reformative T: Tutorial

Restricted Non-Technical Elective Courses

Course CodeCourse NameCreditECTSClass HoursLABPracticalLearning Sessions
ECC 426Economics for Engineers353000220
ECC 427Management for Engineers353000220

PS: Problem Solving C: Complementary R:Reformative T:Tutorial

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS ( Compulsory Courses )

Automotive Engineering

AUE 100 Orientation (Non-credit) (1 ECTS)
Introduction to automotive engineering working areas. Information on department and laboratories. Industrial trips.

YIT 101 (2 credits) ( 2 ECTS )
Listening, written expression, oral expression, reading, conversation, grammar and translation.

TUR 101 (2 credits) ( 2 ECTS )
Turkish for foreign students.

YIT 102 (2 credits) ( 2 ECTS )
Listening, written expression, oral expression, reading, conversation, grammar and translation.

TUR 102 (2 credits) ( 2 ECTS )
Turkish for foreign students.

CHM 101 General Chemistry (4 credits) ( 5 ECTS )
A basic course with emphasizing the metric system. Introduction to atomic theory, stoichiometry. The structural and physical properties of matter. Periodic relationship among elements and periodic table. Gaseous state. Thermochemistry. Energy and enthalpy. Electronic structure of atoms. Electrochemistry. Chemical bonding.

ENG 101 English I  (3 credits) ( 3 ECTS )
Within a thematic approach, reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills will be developed, with a language component in order to build onto the foundation established at the Department of English.  In speaking and writing, students will be encouraged to use language forms that they learn through reading and listening.
Under broad themes (or threads), the students will be exposed to extensive reading both in and outside the classroom. They’ll be encouraged to read a variety of texts such as short stories, academic articles, research reports, reviews and journalistic texts as well as chapters from textbooks.

MTH 101 Calculus I (4 credits) ( 6 ECTS )
Functions, limits and continuity. Derivatives. Mean value theorem. Sketching graphs. Definite integrals, infinite integrals (antiderivatives). Logarithmic, exponential, trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions and their derivatives. L’Hospital’s rule. Techniques of integration. Applications of the definite integral, improper integrals
ECC 103 Engineering Drawing I (3 credits) ( 3 ECTS )
Introduction to CAD. Principles of engineering drawing (1st and 3rd angle orthotropic projections), drawing methodology stages, line work and lettering, isometric and oblique projections, drawing layouts (working drawings and assembly drawings), machine drawing features, sections and sectional views, geometrical constructions and dimensioning principles.

PHY 101 General Physics I (4 credits) ( 6 ECTS )
Measurement, vectors, kinematics, force, mass. Newton’s laws, applications of Newton’s laws. Work and kinetic energy. Conservation of linear momentum. Impulse, collisions, rotation, moments of inertia. Torque, angular momentum, conservation of angular momentum, static equilibrium.

MTH 102 Calculus II (4 credits) ( 6 ECTS )
Plane and polar co-ordinates, area in polar co-ordinates, arc length of curves. Limit, continuity and differentiability of function of several variables, extreme values, method of Lagrange multipliers. Double integral, triple integral with applications. Line integrals, Green’s theorem. Sequences, infinite series, power series, Taylor’s series. Complex numbers.
Prerequisite: MTH101

ECC 013 Engineering Drawing II (3 credits) ( 6 ECTS )
Working with CAD, screw threads and threaded fasteners, locking and retaining devices, keys and keyways,
limits and fits, unilateral and bilateral limits, geometrical tolerancing and applications, gears, springs and spring calculations, weld types and symbols, dimensioning, bearings.
Prerequisite: ECC 103

ENG 102 English II (3 credits) ( 3 ECTS )
This course will be a continuation of ENG 101, with greater emphasis on student autonomy, research skills and synthesizing ability.   All the activities and tasks in ENG 101 will continue within a thematic approach.  In Eng-102, the ability to evaluate, analyze and synthesize information in written discourse will be highlighted.  Documentation in writing will be introduced at the beginning of the course, in order to solidly establish the skill by the end. Students will learn the discourse patterns and structures to be used in different essay types.
Students will write two essays in ENG-102.  1. An academic essay with proper documentation.  2. A project report to be prepared throughout the course, including a literature review (displaying analysis/synthesis skills, and documentation), a definition/elaboration of a problem (using definition, description, cause/effect and comparison/contrast patterns) and suggestions for solution (including personal views and argumentation). Local and regional topics, personalizing the research and viewpoints will be recommended to prevent plagiarism. Instructors will have to keep in close contact with the students to guide them throughout the process.
Prerequisite: ENG 101

PHY 102 General Physics II (4 credits) ( 6 ECTS )
Electrical charges. Coulomb’s law. Electrical fields. Gauss’s law. Electrical potential. Capacitance and dielectrics. Current and resistance. Direct current circuits. Magnetic fields. Sources of the magnetic field. Faraday’s law of induction. Inductance and inductors.

ECC 101 Introduction to Computers and Programming (3 credits) ( 7 ECTS )
An introduction to fundamental concepts. Algorithms and flowcharts as tools of program design process. Basic program structure. Input/output statements. Control structures: Selection and repetition statements and arrays. Concept of modular programming: Procedures and Functions.

AUE 200 Workshop Training (Non-credit) (1 ECTS)
Students of automotive engineering will spend at least working 10 days in the workshops, and perform various hand and machine tool operations under staff supervision. At the end of the training students will be required to complete a report regarding their training.

MTH 201 Differential Equations (4 credits) ( 6 ECTS )
Ordinary and partial differential equations. Explicit solutions. First-order differential equations, separable, homogenous differential equations. Ordinary linear differential equations. Bernoulli differential equations. Cauchy-differential equations. High-order ordinary differential equations. Introduction to Laplace transforms. Introduction to series method for solving differential equations. Linear systems of differential equations
Prerequisite: MTH 102

ECC 206 Statics (3 credits) ( 5 ECTS )
Composition and resolution of forces, equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies, centroids and center of gravity. Analysis of trusses, frames and machines. Moments and products of inertia, method of virtual work.
Prerequisite: PHY 101

ECC 212 Dynamics (3 credits) ( 4 ECTS )
A study of motion particles and rigid bodies. Application of Newton’s second law to planar motions of rigid bodies, energy and momentum principles. Free, forced and damped vibrations of particle. Central force motions. Inertia tensor. Euler’s equation of motion.
Prerequisite: PHY 101

ECC 207 Thermodynamics I (3 credits) ( 5 ECTS )
Basic concepts and definitions of classical thermodynamics. Thermodynamic processes, work and heat interactions. First law for systems and for flow processes. Second law and entropy, irreversibility and availability.

AUE 205 Basic Electrics and Electronics (3 credits) ( 4 ECTS )
Introduction. Principles of electrical and electronic engineering, basic definitions and electrical circuits. Electronic components and circuits, diode and transistor circuits, power supplies. Digital circuits and systems, memory and microprocessor concepts. Power supplies and power electronics, power control circuits.
Prerequisite: PHY 102

ECC 208 Thermodynamics II (3 credits) ( 5 ECTS )
Thermodynamic cycles. Thermodynamics of mixtures and solutions, chemical reactions. Thermodynamic and mechanics of compressible fluid flow. Thermodynamic of energy conversion systems, refrigeration and air conditioning.
Prerequisite: ECC 207

ECC 213 Strength of Materials I (3 credits) ( 4 ECTS )
Introduction. Internal force diagrams. Analysis of stress and strain. Hooke's law. Yield criteria and plasticity.
Axial force. Pure shear. Torsion of circular bars and thin walled tubes. Moment of inertia of cross-sections.
Simple bending.
Prerequisite: ECC 206

ENG 201 English Communication Skills (3 credits) ( 3 ECTS )
The main goal of ENG 210 is to enhance the students’ competence and willingness to express themselves in an organized manner in academic and professional contexts, and to interact with others confidently. It is important that students learn to conduct independent research and think critically on issues raised in the course.
ENG 210 will use an integrated, thematic approach with emphasis on advanced oral communication and academic presentation skills, with language components such as grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. ENG 210 will be inter-active; students will be encouraged to listen actively, respond to presentations, and participate in discussions.  Speaking activities and academic presentations will ensue from reading and listening activities. Each theme will lead to the production of an oral and/or written activity.
Input on oral presentation skills will enable the students to distinguish between oral and written discourse, and emphasize the requirements of oral discourse (such as direct sentences, transitional words and signposts).  Skills (such as good body language, effective eye contact and voice control) related to the delivery of an oral presentation will be discussed and demonstrated.
Active listening will be integrated into the course, with various tasks such as note-taking and peer evaluation.
Prerequisite: ENG 102

ECC 209 Manufacturing Technology I (3 credits) ( 4 ECTS )
Basic manufacturing processes, nature and properties of materials, production of ferrous and nonferrous metals. Principles of metal casting, types of molding. Design of models and cores. Melting furnaces. Powder metallurgy. Welding, oxygen gas welding, torch cutting, electrical arc welding.

ECC 211 Engineering Materials (3 credits) ( 5 ECTS )
Materials and properties. Atomic structure and interatomic bonding, crystal structure, crystal imperfections, solid solutions. Mechanical properties of materials, elastic and plastic deformation. Behavior of materials under tension, compression and shear. Hardness and hardness measurement. Dislocation and strengthening mechanism. Phase equilibria, phase diagrams, the iron –carbon system, solid reactions,  microstructures. Structure and properties of ceramics. Polymer structure.

MTH 212 Mathematics For Mechanical Engineers (3 credits) ( 6 ECTS )
Matrix Algebra, Vectors in 2D-Space and 3D-Space, Eigenvalues, Eigenvectors, Fourier Series, Partial Differential Equations, Applied Probability and Statistics.
Prerequisite: MTH 101

AUE 300 Industrial Training (Non-credit) (3 ECTS)
This is a period comprising a minimum of 30 days training to be completed in an industrial organization by all students who are effectively in their junior or senior year. Students will spent 20 working days in a factory related with automotive industry and develop themselves on manufacturing techniques, factory organization, costing, management and quality control. 10 working days will be spend in an authorized technical service. At the end of the training students will be required to complete a report regarding their training.

MTH 323 Numerical Analysis (3 credits) ( 6 ECTS )
Approximations and errors. Accuracy and precision. Finite divided difference and numerical differentiation. Roots of equations, bracketing methods and open methods, systems of nonlinear equations. Systems of linear algebraic equations. Curve fitting, interpolation. Numerical integration. Ordinary differential equations.
Prerequisite: MTH 102

ECC 304 Fluid Mechanics (4 credits) ( 7 ECTS )
Introduction, Fundamental concepts, Fluid statics, Basic equations in integral Form for a control volume,  Introduction to differential analysis of fluid motion, Incompressible inviscid flow,  Dimensional analysis and similitude, Internal incompressible viscous flow,  External incompressible viscous Flow.

Prerequisite: ECC 212

ECC 309 Theory of Machines I (3 credits) ( 5 ECTS )
Introduction to mechanisms: basic concepts, mobility, basic types of mechanisms. Position, velocity and acceleration analysis of linkages. Cam mechanisms. Gear trains. Static and dynamic force analysis of mechanisms.
Prerequisite: ECC 212

ECC 307 Machine Design I (4 credits) ( 6 ECTS )
Introduction to mechanical engineering design. Load analysis, materials, deflection and stability. Stress analysis, stress concentrations. Strength of machine elements, theories of failure under static and dynamic loadings. Threaded fasteners, bearings riveted welded joints, springs. Lubrication and sliding bearings,  rolling element bearings. Kinematics of spur gears. Design of spur gears.
Prerequisite: ECC 213

ECC 308 Machine Design II (4 credits) ( 5 ECTS )
Analysis and design of machine elements. Helical, bevel and worm gears. Shafts and associated parts, keys,
pins, splines, couplings, clutches, brakes and fly wheels, belts, chains, torque converters. Design project involving a mechanical component or device including all detail drawings, assembly drawings and cost analysis.
Prerequisite: ECC 307

AUE 305 Introduction to Automotive Engineering (3 credits) ( 6 ECTS )
Introduction to automotive engineering. Definition of components of a vehicle. Components of an engine and gear box. Steering wheel suspension systems, brakes, body and the wheels. Vehicle performance calculations: Power, speed and acceleration, clutch dynamics, brakes and fuel consumption. Vehicle production and material selection. Alternative vehicle terminologies. Automotive engineering and environmental aspects. Vehicle test principles.

AUE 306 Vehicle Component Design (3 credits) ( 6 ECTS )
Chassis and power transmission systems design. Gear box, vehicle handling performance data, vehicle design standards. Forces acting on vehicles and engine performance calculations. Planetary gear trains: Speed graphs and moments. Manual and automatic transmission and components design. Crank shaft, clutch and components. Chassis components design: wheels, brakes, suspension and steering systems. Students are required to complete one design project.
Prerequisite: ME 303

ECC 310 Control Systems (3 credits) ( 5 ECTS )
Introduction to automatic control. Mathematical modeling of dynamic systems. Response analysis using Laplace transform method. Transfer functions and block systems. Feedback control systems. Typical actuators and transducers. Control law.
Prerequisite: MTH 201

ECC 305 Manufacturing Technology II (3 credits) ( 5 ECTS )
Plastic forming of metals, hot and cold working, annealing and recrystallization. Technology of deformation processes. Forging and pressing, extrusion and rolling. Pipe manufacturing. Sheet working. Basic machine tool elements, metal cutting, turning, drilling and boring machines, milling machines, and cutters; sharpers and planars, grinding machines.
Prerequisite: ECC 209

ECC 306 Heat Transfer I (3 credits) (6 ECTS )
Principles of heat transfer and their applications. Heat conduction in stationary systems. Transient Heat Conduction. Heat transfer associated with laminar flow and turbulence flow of fluids in forced and natural convection.
Prerequisite: ECC 207

AUE 400 Graduation Project (3 credits) ( 10 ECTS )
Design or research projects are assigned including application and synthesis. The projects including prototype production are especially encouraged. Students may work alone or as a team. Supervisors and jury members grades the projects by considering the studies during the semester, project report and presentation.
Prerequisite: (to be 4th year student)

AUE 401 Vehicle Dynamics (3 credits) ( 5 ECTS )
Driving and road handling in vehicles. Motion in longitudinal, transverse and perpendicular directions. Tire and wheel fundamentals. Effects of design changes on driving stability and road handling. Stable and unstable road handling. Steering system. Slip angle and steering wheel effect. Low and over steering. Driving characteristics of four wheel drive vehicles. Vehicle ride models. Analytical vehicle and road models.
Statistical driving characteristics. Driving quality measures. Classification and analysis of suspension systems: Active and passive suspension systems.
Prerequisite: ME 204

AUE 403 Vehicle Body Design (3 credits) ( 5 ECTS )
Design of vehicle body and material selection. Vehicle development conditions and planning. Design against bending, torsion and cyclic loading. Design philosophy and ergonomics. Crash test, analysis and simulation accidents. Active and passive security systems. Topology, material selection, limiting conditions for packaging and manufacturing. CATIA software, 3D modeling, technical drawings and finite element analysis.
A design project will be assigned to students.
Prerequisite: AUE 306

AUE 404 Vehicle Production Processes and Systems (3 credits) ( 5 ECTS )
Introduction to vehicle production systems. Manufacturing techniques used in Automobile industry. Vehicle body production. Manufacturing techniques of sheet metal automobile parts. Painting and coating. Assembly:
Cabinet, chassis and engine. Vehicle parts production systems: electrical and electronic systems. Transmission. Industrial and sub-industrial production, logistics, optimization of production systems.
Prerequisite: ME 210 & ME 311

ECC 424 Experimental Analysis of Mechanical Engineering Systems (3 credits) ( 5 ECTS )
The need for experiments. Experimental procedure. Generalized measurement system. Report writing. Error treatment. Uncertainty. Frequency Distribution. Expected value, standard deviation. Presentation of experimental results. Plotting data. Curve fitting, linear regression. Non-linear relationships. Dimensional analysis. Laboratory experiments.

ECC 425 Internal Combustion Engines (3 credits) ( 5 ECTS )
Fundamentals of spark-ignition and compression ignition engines. Actual engine cycles. Combustion and detonation. Air capacity and super-charging. Carburetion and fuel injection. Engine friction. Heat rejection and cooling. Performance characteristics and testing.
Prerequisite: ME 206

Automotive Engineering
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS ( Restricted Electives (ECC) )

ECC 427 Management for Engineers (3 credits) (5 ECTS )
Principles of management. Functions of managers. Organization and environment. Marketing management. Production  management. Personnel management. Managerial control. Accounting and financial reports. Budgeting and overall control.


ECC 426 Economics for Engineers (3 credits) (5 ECTS )
Principles and economic analysis of engineering decision making.  Cost concept.  Economic environment. Price and demand relations. Competition. Make-versus-purchase studies. Principles and applications of money-time relations. Depreciation. Many and banking. Price changes and inflation. Business and company finance.

Automotive Engineering
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS ( Technical Electives (AUE) )

AUE 411 Transmission Systems (3 credits) ( 5 ECTS )
Review of basic gear theory: types of gears, gear wear, bearings, basic gear adjustments, gear trains and
transmission. Drivetrain: engine, transmission, transmission gears, final drive and differential. Gearbox requirements. Manual, dual clutch and automatic transmission. Transmission electronics and mechatronics,
gear shifting, AWD systems and torque vectoring, component design, optimization and manufacturing. Gearbox lubricants and hydraulic components. Alternative drive trains and transmissions. Final drive and differential assembly design.
Prerequisite: (to be 4th year student)

AUE 421 Fuel Cells (3 credits) ( 5 ECTS )
Basic electrochemical principles. Thermodynamics of fuel cell systems. Performance characteristics: efficiency and open circuit voltage. Operating fuel cell voltages. Classification of fuel cells. Examples of fuel cells. Fuel cell fuels. Storage in vehicles. Fuel cell modeling. Production techniques and materials. Simulation of vehicles with fuel cells.
Prerequisite: (to be 4th year student)

AUE 422 Internal Combustion Engine Design (3 credits) ( 5 ECTS )
Engine Maps. Engine development process. Engine types. Cylinder block and head design. Engine bearing design. Sealants and gasket design. Pistons and rings. Crankshaft, connecting rods, camshaft, valves and
valve gear design.
Prerequisite: (to be 4th year student)

AUE 431 Electronic Systems in Vehicles (3 credits) ( 5 ECTS )
Battery, ignition systems. Starter and alternators. Light and signal systems. Klaxon, wipers, warning systems and displays. Principles of electronic control units: block diagrams, design stages. Micro-processors, switching transistors, communication protocols between electronic systems. CAN-bus system. Electronic transmission systems.
Prerequisite: (to be 4th year student)

AUE 432 Automotive Sensors and Measurement Systems (3 credits) ( 5 ECTS )
Computer aided measurement systems. A/D and D/A conversion. Acceleration and braking assist systems:
Linear and angular position, velocity and acceleration measurements. Sensors for engine variables. Problem and danger actuators. Sensors and actuators for other cars and objects. Auxiliary sensors.
Prerequisite: (to be 4th year student)

AUE 452 Electric and Hybrid Vehicle (3 credits) ( 5 ECTS )
Electric vehicle types: Battery and battery modeling. Alternative energy sources and storage of energy:
battery, flywheel, supercapacitors. Fuel cells and fuel cell applications in vehicles. Electric motors, generators, and controls. Brushed and brushless DC motors. Electric Propulsion Systems .Electric vehicle chassis and body design. Environmental impact of modern transportation.
Prerequisite: (to be 4th year student)

AUE 442 Electronic Instrumentation (3 credits) ( 5 ECTS )
Course Descriptions will be available soon

AUE 441 Intelligent Vehicle Technology (3 credits) ( 5 ECTS )
Course Descriptions will be available soon

Automotive Engineering
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS ( Technical Electives (ECC) )

ECC 419 Digital Image Processing (3 credits) ( 5 ECTS )
Discrete-time signals and systems. Realization of discrete-time systems. Discrete Fourier transform. FIR and IIR filters. Cyclic limit. Synthesis of filters. Bilateral transform. Windowing. Image processing techniques. Image recognition. Noise sensitivity and scaling. Edge detection.

ECC 404 Artificial Neural Network (3 credits) ( 5 ECTS )
The Neural network paradigm and fundamentals. Training by error minimization. Back propagation algorithm. Feedback and recurrent networks. Hopfield network, Genetic algorithms. Probability and neural networks. Optimizations and constraint. Introduction to Neural Networks, Supervised/Unsupervised learning algorithm, Introduction to back propagation algorrithm, Applications of back propagation algorithm, XOR problem, Introduction to adaline, Practical application of adaline, Application of hopfield algorithm.

Automotive Engineering
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS ( Technical Electives (EE) )

EE 435 Mechatronics (3 credits) ( 5 ECTS )
Introduction to Mechatronics and measurement systems. Sensors and transducers: Sensors and transducers, Performance terminology, Examples of sensors, Selection of sensors. Signal conditioning: Signal conditioning, The operational amplifiers for analog signal processing, Protection, Filtering, Digital circuits and systems. Measurement systems: Designing measurement systems, Data presentation systems,
Measurement systems, Testing and calibration. Mechanical actuation systems: Mechanical systems, Kinematic chains, Cams, Gear trains, Ratchet mechanisms, Belt and chain drives. Electrical actuation systems: Electrical systems, Switches, Solenoids, Motors, Stepping motors. Basic system models: Mathematical models, Mechanical system building blocks, Electrical system building blocks, Fluid system building blocks, Thermal system building blocks. Simulation of simple mechanical systems by electrical elements (circuits). Design and mechatronics: Designing, Mechanisms, Examples of designs.
Prerequisite: (to be 4th year student)

Automotive Engineering
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS ( Technical Electives (ME) )

ME 403 Theory of Machines II (3 credits) ( 5 ECTS )
Review and Concepts from Vibrations. Response of Single-Degree-of-Freedom Systems to Initial Excitations Response of Single-Degree-of-Freedom Systems to Harmonic and Periodic Excitation Response of Single-Degree-of-Freedom Systems to Initial Excitations, Response of Single-Degree-of-Freedom Systems to Harmonic and Periodic Excitations, Vibration Control, Critical Speed of Shaft, Rotor Balancing.
Prerequisite: ME 204 / MAT 201

ME 418 Refrigeration Techniques (3 credits) ( 5 ECTS )
Application areas. Fundamentals of reversed heat engine cycles. Vapor-compression and absorption refrigeration cycles. Refrigerants. Absorption systems. Capacity control of refrigeration components. Cooling load calculations. System components: compressors, evaporators, condensers, expansion devices, piping,
auxiliary and control devices. Cold storage rooms. Transportation of cooled materials.
Prerequisite: ME 206

ME 423 Heat Exchanger Design (3 credits) ( 5 ECTS )
Parallel, cross and counter flow type heat exchanger design calculations. Evaporation. Evaporator and condenser types: tube and shell, mixing types, and compact heat exchanges. Thermal stress problems of heat exchanges. Optimization of heat exchanges. Construction problems.
Prerequisite: ME 313

ME 426 Introduction to Finite Element Method (3 credits) ( 5 ECTS )
Analysis of stress and strain. Constitutive equations. Plane problems of elasticity. The finite element concept.
One-and two-dimensional finite element formulation techniques. Transformations, assembly and solution techniques. Introduction to three dimensional finite elements. Project assignments of one and two dimensional problems.
Prerequisite: ME 208, MAT 301

ME 429 Computer Aided Design (CAD) (3 credits) ( 5 ECTS )
Introduction and principles of CAD, Stages in CAE, Hardware Components, Fundamentals of CAD, Design Process, Application of Computers for Design, Geometrical Transformations, (3D transformation, scaling, rotation), Representation of 3D objects, 3D Solid Modeling, (Boolean operations), Representation schemes.
Parametric Design, brief description of FEA (finite element analysis), Merits and Limits of CAD.
Prerequisite: (to be 4th year student)

ME 443 Computational Fluid Dynamics (3 credits) ( 5 ECTS )
Numerical solutions of basic conservation equations of fluid dynamics. The basis of the numerical solution  techniques. Finite volume method. Boundary conditions. Turbulance and heat transfer models. Multi phase flows and introduction to the flows with chemical reactions.
Prerequisite: (to be 4th year student)

ME 451 Advanced Strength of Materials (3 credits) ( 5 ECTS )
Fundamental concepts and elementary elasticity. Review of failure theories. Nonsymmetrical bending of beams. Torsion of noncircular long prisms. Elastic stability and buckling of columns. Selected topics among energy methods, limit analysis, beam-columns, thermal and residual stresses.
Prerequisite: ME 206

ME 453 Materials Engineering (3 credits) ( 5 ECTS )
Engineering materials and properties.Material selection and material improvement. Heat treatment and examples. Advanced materials. Design with brittle material. Weibull analysis. Material selection diagrams.
Prerequisite: (to be 4th year student)

ME 454 Heat Treatment (3 credits) ( 5 ECTS )
The relation between material structure ↔ production technique ↔ material properties in engineering materials. Heat Treating of Steel - quenching, tempering and annealing, continuous annealing, quantitative methods to predict hardenability. Heat treating information for the most widely-used nonferrous alloys, cast iron, ceramics and glass.
Prerequisite: (to be 4th year student)

ME 472 Quality Control (3 credits) ( 5 ECTS )
Quality applications, procedures, techniques, and strategies. How to plan for quality, achieve quality control, and ensure quality results Measurement. Tolerances. Error analysis. Calibration. Quality assurance systems:
ISO 9000 and the total quality management. Statistics in quality control. Sampling techniques. Quality tables.
Prerequisite: (to be 4th year student)

Mission – Vision


To support and lead the nation’s requirements and technological developments, to be able to conduct international projects and to have an authority in research areas. To perform research studies and to educate engineers equipped with technical “know-how”, creative thinking and being able to try and research new technologies to achieve required goal.


The vision of the department is to have respect and authority in engineering activities and to gain acceptance through research projects, support to the nation and delivering high quality engineers.

Program Information
Qualification Awarded

Automotive Engineer (AUE) (Bachelor's Degree)

Level of Qualification

Qualifications Framework- European Higher Education Area (QF-EHEA): 1

Specific Admission Requirements

In the framework of the regulations set by Higher Education Council of Turkey (YÖK), student admission for this undergraduate program is made through a university entrance examination called YKS. Following the submission of students’ academic program preferences, Student Selection and Placement Center (ÖSYM) places the students to the relevant program according to the score they get from ÖSYS.

International students are accepted to this undergraduate program according to the score of one of the international exams they take such as SAT, ACT and so on, or according to their high school diploma score.

Exchange student admission is made according to the requirements determined by bilateral agreements signed by NEU and the partner university.

Visiting students can enroll for the courses offered in this program upon the confirmation of the related academic unit. Additionally, they need to prove their English language level since the medium of instruction of the program is English.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

The students studying in this undergraduate program are required to have a Cumulative Grade Points Average (Cum.GPA) of not less than 2.00/4.00 and have completed all the courses with at least a letter grade of DD/S in the program in order to graduate. The minimum number of ECTS credits required for graduation is 255. It is also mandatory for the students to complete their compulsory internship in a specified duration and quality

148 Near East University Credits (Near East University Credit is contact hour based) which is  total 252 ECTS credits must be completed after being successful in the courses to become a graduate of the automotive engineering department.

ECTS is a credit system designed to make it easier for students to move between different countries. Since they are based on the learning achievements and workload of a course, a student can transfer their ECTS credits from one university to another so they are added up to contribute to an individual's degree programme or training. ECTS helps to make learning more student-centred. It is a central tool in the Bologna Process, which aims to make national systems more compatible.

ECTS also helps with the planning, delivery and evaluation of study programmes, and makes them more transparent (

Recognition of Prior Learning

At Near East University, full-time students can be exempted from some courses within the framework of the related bylaws. If the content of the course previously taken in another institution is equivalent to the course offered at NEU, then the student can be exempted from this course with the approval of the related faculty/graduate school after the evaluation of the course content.

Profile of the Program

Near East University, Department of Automotive Engineering was founded in 2011. With the rapidly developing Automotive Industry in the world, the vision of our department is to provide good quality human resources to automotive industry each year. The department is further strengthened with its modern curriculum, library and research centers that were established with the best possible technology and the academic staff who can use the power of scientific education to enlighten the public and embrace the future of the public.

The department has two curriculum: English and Turkish, thus, the language of instruction is English and Turkish. 4 years (excluding one year of English preparatory class for English programme), 2 semesters per year, 16 weeks per semester.

Program Outcomes
  • Apply mathematics, science, and engineering knowledge to understand automotive engineering related events
  • Design and conduct experiments, and computer simulations, and be able to analyze data.
  • Have the ability to work with multi-disciplinary engineering sciences.
  • Identify and solve problems using technical literature for research tasks and system design.
  • Understand professional, ethical responsibilities and standards of engineering practice.
  • Use engineering techniques, skills, and tools for practice and product development
Course and Program Outcomes Matrix
Occupational Profiles of Graduates

Graduates of the department can find employment in automotive industry and sub-industry on product development, production, quality control, purchasing, post-purchasing and marketing. They can also find employment in authorized services.

Access to Further Studies

The students graduating from this program may apply to graduate programs.

Course Structure Diagram with Course Credits
Exam Regulations, Assessment and Grading
Graduation Requirements

Graduates of the department can find employment in automotive industry and sub-industry on product development, production, quality control, purchasing, post-purchasing and marketing. They can also find employment in authorized services.

In order to graduate from this undergraduate program, the students are required;

to succeed in all of the courses listed in the curriculum of the program by getting the grade of at least DD/S with a minimum of 252 ECTS to have a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.00 out of 4.00to complete their compulsory internship in a specified duration and quality.

Mode of Study

This is a full time program.

Program Director (or Equivalent)

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kamil DİMİLİLER, Head of Department, Faculty of Engineering, Near East University

Evaluation Questionnaires
  • Evaluation Survey
  • Graduation Survey
  • Satisfaction Survey