ECTS - Internal Combustion Engine Design

Internal Combustion Engine Design (AE419) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Internal Combustion Engine Design AE419 2 2 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
AE 312 (Internal Combustion Engines)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Natural & Applied Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Question and Answer, Problem Solving, Team/Group.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Ramin Barzegar
  • Ozan Tekin
Course Assistants
Course Objectives To familiarize students with basic concepts of engine design based on thermodynamics calculations, engine configurations, engine materials, and the design of engine main components such as cylinder block, cylinder head, crankshaft, piston, etc.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • define basic concepts of engine design flow diagrams
  • define and use critical index of design parameters
  • solve indicated and effective power, pressure, torque
  • determine operation of crank-connecting rod mechanism
  • draw engine characteristic diagram
Course Content Introduction to basic concepts of engine design; critical index; indicated and effective power, pressure, torque; crank-connecting rod mechanism.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Internal Combustion Engine Review ICE Course Textbook and Lecture Notes
2 Internal Combustion Engine Review ICE Course Textbook and Lecture Notes
3 Engine Design Process k. Hoag, Chp. 4
4 Fixing Displacement k. Hoag, Chp. 5
5 Engine Configuration and Balancing; (Teaching of Analysis Software) k. Hoag, Chp. 6
6 Engine Configuration and Balancing; (Teaching of Analysis Software) k. Hoag, Chp. 6
7 Engine Material; (Teaching of Analysis Software) k. Hoag, Chp. 7
8 Cylinder Block Layout; (Teaching of Analysis Software) k. Hoag, Chp. 8
9 Cylinder Head Layout; (Teaching of Analysis Software) k. Hoag, Chp. 9
10 Midterm Exam; Term Project Assignment
11 Engine Design Project
12 Engine Design Project
13 Engine Design Project
14 Term Project Presentation
15 Final Exam


Course Book 1. Vehicular Engine Design, Kevin Hoag, Brian Dondlinger, Springer, 2016
2. Internal Combustion Engine Design, John Manning, Ricardo UK Ltd, 2012
3. Internal Combustion Engine Design, H. Sezgen, METU, 1975

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 9 5
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation 1 10
Project 1 35
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 25
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 25
Toplam 13 100
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 Ability to expand and get in-depth information with scientific researches in the field of mechanical engineering, evaluate information, review and implement.
2 Have comprehensive knowledge about current techniques and methods and their limitations in Mechanical engineering.
3 To complete and apply knowledge by using scientific methods using uncertain, limited or incomplete data; use information from different disciplines.
4 Being aware of the new and developing practices of Mechanical Engineering and being able to examine and learn when needed.
5 Ability to define and formulate problems related to Mechanical Engineering and develop methods for solving and apply innovative methods in solutions.
6 Ability to develop new and/or original ideas and methods; design complex systems or processes and develop innovative/alternative solutions in the designs.
7 Ability to design and apply theoretical, experimental and modeling based researches; analyze and solve complex problems encountered in this process.
8 Work effectively in disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams, lead leadership in such teams and develop solution approaches in complex situations; work independently and take responsibility.
9 To establish oral and written communication by using a foreign language at least at the level of European Language Portfolio B2 General Level.
10 Ability to convey the process and results of their studies systematically and clearly in written and oral form in national and international environments.
11 To know the social, environmental, health, security, law dimensions, project management and business life applications of engineering applications and to be aware of the constraints of their engineering applications.
12 Ability to observe social, scientific and ethical values in the stages of data collection, interpretation and announcement and in all professional activities.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 9 2 18
Application 5 2 10
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 9 2 18
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 1 10 10
Project 1 40 40
Homework Assignments 4 2 8
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 10 10
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 10 10
Total Workload 124