• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
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Innovation in product design and manufacturing has become a major driver for industrial competitiveness and profitability in recent years. The Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering (without Thesis) is offered by Koc University.


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).

The M.S. program without Thesis option requires that the students successfully complete a minimum of 30 credits (with 10 courses) beyond a Bachelor’s degree. The non-thesis option also consists of a non-credit pass or fail M.S. Project course.

The Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering (without Thesis) is offered by Koc University.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Polymer Engineering
  • Introduction To Computational Science
  • Academic Writing
  • Intermolecular And Surface Forces
  • Polymer Engineering
  • Introduction To Elasticity And Plasticity
  • Theory Of Vibration
  • Vehicle Engineering
  • Mechanics Of Microsensors
  • Computer Based Simulation And Modeling
  • Mechatronics
  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing And Automation
  • Robotics
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                        Detailed Programme Facts

                        • Programme intensity

                          You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

                          • Full-time duration 12 months
                          • Average part-time duration 16 months
                        • Languages
                          • English
                        • Delivery mode
                          On Campus
                        • More information Go to the programme website
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                        English Language Requirements

                        You only need to take one of these language tests:

                        • Minimum required score:


                          The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

                        • Minimum required score:


                          The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

                        Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the English language.

                        Find English courses on Preparation Courses Portal.

                        Academic Requirements

                        Admission Requirements:
                        • Personal and Educational Background Information (CV)
                        • Recommendation Letters (2 for MSc, 3 for Ph.D) (3 for MS in Molecular Biology and Genetics)
                        • TOEFL or ÜDS/KPDS/YDS Requirement (for those whose native language is not English)
                        • – TOEFL Internet Based: Minimum Score 80 (Exams taken in Turkey must be carried out at the State Universities.)
                        • – ÜDS/KPDS/YDS: 80
                        • ALES scores (required for all Turkish nationals)
                        • GRE scores (required from Foreign students; optional for Turkish students)
                        • Official transcripts from all the universities attended
                        • Statement of Purpose
                                      For more information, please visit programme website.

                                                    Living costs for Istanbul

                                                    1184 - 1630 TRY/month
                                                    Living Costs

                                                    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


                                                    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.

                                                    For more information, please visit programme website.

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