Summer Practice I (AE399) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Summer Practice I AE399 0 0 0 0 6
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Question and Answer, Drill and Practice, Observation Case Study, Problem Solving, Team/Group, Brain Storming.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Ali Emin
Course Assistants
Course Objectives This course aims that the student experiences in person how the theoretical information obtained in automotive engineering area is realized in real industrial life through proper applications, that they improve their team work skills, that they enhance their knowledge, experience, etiquette within a genuine working environment, that they appreciate the importance of continuous learning and improve themselves, that they find out the subfields of interest in their own major area, that they excel at oral and written communication skills, and that they acquire the skill of reporting their knowledge and experience that they obtained during their summer practice. Although it is not mandatory, the student is expected to spend their first summer practice in the production/manufacturing/service department of a factory/company.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • lived through, experienced, and observed an industrial environment,
  • differentiated the details in the duties and responsibilities of an automotive engineer,
  • been familiar with, applied, and used the production/manufacturing/service methods that were made use of or developed in the factory or company where they spend their summer practice time,
  • taken part in the projects that involve real problems in industry, conducted them, so improved their experience, and
  • written as a report their knowledge and experience that they obtained during their summer practice.
Course Content A 4-week (20-workday) first summer practice (1) in an automotive/vehicle company [service, factory, management office], or in a facility that manufactures an industrial product/outfit/output/product, and (2) about a product design or manufacturing, or about the administration or organization of a service/company.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 There is no lecture for summer practices. None.


Other Sources 1. For the general rules, the steps that should be followed, and the guidelines for the “summer practice report”, check the documents in AE STUDENT PORTAL in the MOODLE site.
2. Genel kurallar, izlenmesi gereken adımlar ve staj raporunun formatı için, MOODLE sitesinde bulunan AE STUDENT PORTAL’daki dökümanlara bakınız.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship 1 80
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation 1 20
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury - -
Final Exam/Final Jury - -
Toplam 2 100
Percentage of Semester Work 100
Percentage of Final Work 0
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Adequate knowledge of mathematics, physical sciences and the subjects specific to engineering disciplines; the ability to apply theoretical and practical knowledge of these areas in the solution of complex engineering problems. X
2 The ability to define, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems; the ability to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose. X
3 The ability to design a complex system, process, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions in such a way as to meet the specific requirements; the ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose. X
4 The ability to select, and use modern techniques and tools needed to analyze and solve complex problems encountered in engineering practices; the ability to use information technologies effectively. X
5 The ability to design experiments, conduct experiments, gather data, and analyze and interpret results for investigating complex engineering problems or research areas specific to engineering disciplines. X
6 The ability to work efficiently in inter-, intra-, and multi-disciplinary teams; the ability to work individually. X
7 (a) Sözlü ve yazılı etkin iletişim kurma becerisi; etkin rapor yazma ve yazılı raporları anlama, tasarım ve üretim raporları hazırlayabilme, etkin sunum yapabilme, açık ve anlaşılır talimat verme ve alma becerisi. (b) En az bir yabancı dil bilgisi; bu yabancı dilde etkin rapor yazma ve yazılı raporları anlama, tasarım ve üretim raporları hazırlayabilme, etkin sunum yapabilme, açık ve anlaşılır talimat verme ve alma becerisi. X
8 Recognition of the need for lifelong learning; the ability to access information, follow developments in science and technology, and adapt and excel oneself continuously. X
9 Acting in conformity with the ethical principles; professional and ethical responsibility and knowledge of the standards employed in engineering applications. X
10 Knowledge of business practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness of entrepreneurship and innovation; knowledge of sustainable development. X
11 Knowledge of the global and social effects of engineering practices on health, environment, and safety issues, and knowledge of the contemporary issues in engineering areas; awareness of the possible legal consequences of engineering practices. X
12 (a) Knowledge of (i) fluid mechanics, (ii) heat transfer, (iii) manufacturing process, (iv) electronics and control, (v) vehicle components design, (vi) vehicle dynamics, (vii) vehicle propulsion/drive and power systems, (viii) technical laws and regulations in automotive engineering field, and (ix) vehicle verification tests. (b) The ability to merge and apply these knowledge in solving multi-disciplinary automotive problems. X
13 The ability to make use of theoretical, experimental, and simulation methods, and computer aided design techniques in automotive engineering field. X
14 The ability to work in the field of vehicle design and manufacturing.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours)
Special Course Internship
Field Work 1 100 100
Study Hours Out of Class
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 1 48 48
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury
Total Workload 148