ECTS - Internal Combustion Engines

Internal Combustion Engines (AE312) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Internal Combustion Engines AE312 3 1 0 4 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
ENE 203 (Thermodynamics I) ve AE 214 (Fuels and Combustion)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Experiment, Question and Answer, Problem Solving.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Ramin Barzegar
  • Ozan Tekin
Course Assistants
Course Objectives This course provides the fundamental knowledge on the principles that govern internal combustion engine design and operation and studies the operating characteristics that affect the performance, efficiency and fuel consumption and emissions in IC engines. Ideal Thermodynamic cycles, real cycles, mechanisms of combustion, heat transfer and fuel properties will be discussed. The design features and characteristics of different types of IC engines such as SI, CI, GDI and HCCI engines will be introduced.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • define the internal combustion engine operating parameters such as power, torque, fuel efficiency, etc.
  • explain the major phenomena occurring in an engine such as combustion, emission formation, etc.
  • apply thermodynamic cycle calculations for a preliminary calculation of engines
  • distinguish different types of ICEs, operation of spark ignition, diesel and mixed-cycle engines
  • learn to test and evaluate the performance parameters of internal combustion engines
Course Content Engine history, ideal engine cycles, principles of SI and CI engine operation, 2-stroke and 4-stroke engines, real cycles, performance characteristics, fuel supply system, ignition system, cooling system, heat transfer, emissions, and friction.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction to Internal Combustion Engines Pulkrabek Chp. 1, Lecture notes
2 ICE Classifications Pulkrabek Chp. 1, Lecture notes
3 ICE Operation Characteristics Pulkrabek Chp. 2, Heywood Chp. 2, Lecture notes
4 Ideal Engine Cycles Pulkrabek Chp. 3, Lecture notes
5 Ideal Engine Cycles Pulkrabek Chp. 3, Lecture notes
6 Thermochemistry and Fuels Pulkrabek Chp. 4, Heywood Chp. 3, Lecture notes
7 Thermochemistry and Fuels Pulkrabek Chp. 4, Heywood Chp. 3, Lecture notes
8 Air and Fuel Induction; (Engine Tests in Laboratory) Pulkrabek Chp. 5, Heywood Chp. 6, Lecture notes
9 Fuel-Air Cycles; (Engine Tests in Laboratory) Gupta Chp. 4, Heywood Chp. 5, Lecture notes
10 Fuel-Air Cycles Gupta Chp. 4, Heywood Chp. 5, Lecture notes
11 Actual Cycles; (Engine Tests in Laboratory) Gupta Chp. 5, Lecture notes
12 Fluid Motion Inside the Cylinder; (Engine Tests in Laboratory) Pulkrabek Chp. 6, Heywood Chp. 8, Lecture notes
13 Combustion in SI engines; (Engine Tests in Laboratory) Pulkrabek Chp. 7, Heywood Chp. 9, Gupta Chp. 6, Lecture notes
14 Combustion in CI engines; (Engine Tests in Laboratory) Pulkrabek Chp. 7, Heywood Chp. 10, Gupta Chp. 7, Lecture notes
15 Final Exam


Course Book 1. Engineering Fundamentals of the Internal Combustion Engine, by W.W. Pulkrabek, Prentice Hall, New Jersey, (1997).
2. Internal Combustion Engines, C.R. Ferguson, Wiley (2015).
3. Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals, by J.B. Heywood, McGraw Hill (1988)
4. Fundamentals of Internal Combustion Engines, H.N. Gupta (2006)
5. Introduction to Internal Combustion Engines, by R. Stone (1999).

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 14 5
Laboratory 6 10
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics 5 5
Homework Assignments 5 15
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 40
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 25
Toplam 33 100
Percentage of Semester Work 75
Percentage of Final Work 25
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. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 14 3 42
Laboratory 6 2 12
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 2 28
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 5 2 10
Quizzes/Studio Critics 5 1 5
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 10 20
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 10 10
Total Workload 127