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Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #551 (QS) Ankara, Turkey
The mission of Mechanical Engineering programme from Bilkent University is to provide our students with a rich environment for learning through a broad-based education in the scientific and applied foundations of engineering and a solid foundation in problem solving, design and communication skills that they will need to pursue and meet the challenges of their individual career goals.
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Overview

The Mechanical Engineering programme from Bilkent University envisions future engineers as life-long learners.

Degree Requirements

21 credit units of course work beyond the M.S. level is required. Ph.D. candidates must pass a qualifying exam and then must prepare a thesis work proposal. Preparing and defending a dissertation based on original research is the essence of the program. 

A paper based on the candidate's thesis must be accepted or published in a reputable journal before the dissertation can be defended. 

The expected duration to complete the Ph.D. program is eight semesters. The maximum durations is 12 semesters.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description

      The expected duration to complete the Ph.D. program is eight semesters. The maximum durations is 12 semesters.

  • Credits
    21 alternative credits

    21 credit units of course work beyond the M.S. level is required. 

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Research Methods and Academic Publication Ethics
  • Academic Practices
  • Ph.D. Dissertation

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    87

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • All applicants are required to have a M.S. degree with thesis in mechanical engineering, or in a related field of science or engineering. Evaluation of applicants is based on their ALES (Akademik Personel ve Lisansüstü Eğitimi Giriş Sınavı - Academic Personnel and Postgraduate Education Entrance Examination) scores, past academic records, reference letters and an interview. 
  • Applicants who are not Turkish citizens and Turkish citizen applicants who are residents of another country may take GRE instead of ALES. 
  • All non-native speakers of English are required to submit a proof of satisfactory knowledge of English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    6617 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6617 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • National: 37,120 TL per year.

Living costs for Ankara

  • 1600 - 2350 TRY/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Scholarships for International Students

  • Prospective students who apply for financial assistance are evaluated according to their high school grades, their national and/or international exam scores, their program choices, and other relevant academic criteria.
  • Qualified applicants are offered partial or full tuition waiver scholarships. Tuition waiver scholarships are awarded at five levels, ranging from 20% to 100% in increments of 20%. Accommodation scholarships may be available for a limited number of top students who are on full tuition waiver scholarship.

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