Design Project (ME404) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Design Project ME404 1 4 0 3 8
Pre-requisite Course(s)
ME 404
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, Project Design/Management.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives Methods and skills for the engineering design process, consisting of four stages: concept design, detail design, analysis, and manufacturing. The course covers the engineering design process in a holistic fashion by discussing theories and practices of the four stages and inter-relating them. Term projects will be assigned to the teams of students practice engineering design.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Students are expected to be comfortable with mechanical engineering system design analysis and synthesis.
  • Design of complete systems is stressed.
  • Students are also expected to do economical optimization analysis and evaluation.
Course Content The design process and morphology, problem solving and decision making, modeling and simulation, use of computers in engineering design and CAD, project engineering, planning, and management, design optimization, economic decision making cost and reliability, human and ecological factors in design, case studies.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 The design process and morphology Chapter 1
2 Problem solving, decision making Chapter 2
3 Project engineering, planning and management Chapter 3
4 Design optimization Chapter 4
5 Economic decision making and cost evaluation Chapter 5
6 Aspects of quality, failure analysis and reliability Chapter 6
7 Special topics in mechanical engineering design (Project Progress) Chapter7
8 Project design
9 Project design
10 Project design
11 Project design
12 Project design
13 Project design
14 Project design
15 Final Examination Period Review of Topics
16 Final Examination Period Review of Topics


Course Book 1. "Engineering Design: A Materials and Processing Approach" by George Ellwood DIETER. Mc Graw Hill Publishing, 2000
Other Sources 2. Fundamentals of Machine Component Design, 3rd Equation by Robert C. Juvinall and Kurt M. Marshek. John Wiley & Sons Inc. Publishing, 1991

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 7 10
Presentation - -
Project 1 40
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 20
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 30
Toplam 10 100
Percentage of Semester Work 70
Percentage of Final Work 30
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 An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
2 An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyse and interpret data.
3 An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.
4 An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
5 An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
6 An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
7 An ability to communicate effectively.
8 The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context.
9 Mühendislik çözümlerinin küresel ve toplumsal boyutlarda etkisini anlamak için gereken kapsamlı eğitim.
10 A knowledge of contemporary issues.
11 An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
12 Skills in project management and recognition of international standards and methodologies.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 14 3 42
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 4 56
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 2 5 10
Project 1 40 40
Homework Assignments 8 3 24
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 15 15
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury
Total Workload 187