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 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.
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 Effective oral and written communication skills; The knowledge of, at least, one foreign language; the ability to write a report properly, understand previously written reports, prepare design and manufacturing reports, deliver influential presentations, give unequivocal instructions, and carry out the instructions properly.
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.
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.

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