ECTS - Mechanical Systems Design

Mechanical Systems Design (ME403) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Mechanical Systems Design ME403 3 1 0 3 8
Pre-requisite Course(s)
ME 306
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 Students are expected to review and use basic knowledge from statics, strength, machine elements, understand and be comfortable with mechanical system component analysis and failure analysis. Any design course invites extensive use of engineering application software (finite element methods) in order to minimize tedious manual work and maximize efficiency of interpolation, iteration, what-if analysis, graphing etc.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Students are expected to be comfortable with mechanical system component analysis and their synthesis. They should also be able to do solid modeling, failure analysis.
  • Students are also expected to do engineering optimization and cost evaluation.
Course Content Systems design concepts, mathematical modeling, optimization methods, static and dynamic analysis and failure analysis of large systems.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction Chapter 1
2 Basic Considerations In Design Chapter 2
3 Introduction to Machine Elements, Static Analysis Chapter 3
4 Failure Analysis of Machine Elements Chapter 3
5 Fatigue analysis of Machine Elements Chapter 4
6 Overall System Design and Analysis Chapter 4
7 Optimization and project control Chapter 5
8 Optimization and project control Chapter 5
9 Numerical Modelling And Simulation Chapter 6
10 Numerical Modelling And Simulation Chapter 6
11 Economic Considerations Chapter 7
12 Problem Formulation For Optimization Chapter 7
13 Project Design Chapter 8
14 Project Design Chapter 8
15 Final Examination Period Review of Topics
16 Final Examination Period Review of Topics


Course Book 1. Mechanical Engineering Design, 7th Edition, J.E.Shigley, C.R.Mischke, R.Budynas, McGraw-Hill, 2004
Other Sources 2. Mark's Calculations For Machine Design, 1st Edition, Thomas H. Brown Jr., McGraw-Hill, 2005
3. Standard Handbook of Machine Design, 3rd Edition, J.E.Shigley, C.R.Mischke, T. H. Brown, McGraw-Hill, 2004

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project 1 30
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 4 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
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. X
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. X
4 An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams. X
5 An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems. X
6 An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility. X
7 An ability to communicate effectively.
8 The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context. X
9 Mühendislik çözümlerinin küresel ve toplumsal boyutlarda etkisini anlamak için gereken kapsamlı eğitim.
10 A knowledge of contemporary issues. X
11 An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice. X
12 Skills in project management and recognition of international standards and methodologies. X

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
Project 1 40 40
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 15 30
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 25 25
Total Workload 193