Mechanical Engineering

Studying Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering is one of the engineering branches concerned with designing, manufacturing, operating, and developing machines or devices used in various economic activities.

The British encyclopedia defined mechanical engineering as a branch of engineering concerned with design and development, manufacturing, installation, engine operation, machinery, manufacturing processes. And even focuses particularly on power and movement.

Therefore, we can say that it is a science interested in studying energy in all its forms and its impact on objects. It is a broad discipline related to all areas of life.

Mechanical engineering, for example, relates to Aerospace, Aviation, Production, Energy Conversion, Building Mechanics, Transportation, and Air Conditioning and Refrigeration technology.

Mechanical engineering began to emerge when Newton developed the fundamental physics laws that resulted in the emergence of mechanics. Mechanics has evolved significantly in conjunction with global and technological scientific development.

Mechanical engineering has recently emerged during the industrial revolution of the 18th century. In the 19th century, discoveries and developments in physics led to the development of mechanical engineering sciences.

This field is constantly evolving in line with scientific and technological progress. Mechanical engineers are following all developments in several areas.

Mechanics engineering departments:

Mechanical engineering has many disciplines that play an essential role in the construction and establishment of many basic projects based mainly on mechanical engineering, including:

  1. Mechanical Power Engineering
  2. Engineering Design and Production
  3. Automotive Engineering
  4. Industrial Engineering
  5. Textile Engineering
  6. Marine Engineering
  7. Aviation Engineering
  8. Air force science or Aerodynamics
  9. Stability and Control
  10. Drive systems
  11. Construction and Structure science
  12. Aerospace Engineering
  13. Micromechanics
  14. Mechatronics Engineering

Subjects included in the specialization:

Now we will take you on a quick tour to learn about the subjects that mechanical engineering students study, and they are:

  1. Descriptive Geometry
  2. Materials Engineering
  3. Materials Engineering Laboratory
  4. Materials Resistance Laboratory
  5. Dynamics
  6. Materials resistance
  7. Thermodynamics
  8. Engineering mathematics
  9. Mechanical drawing
  10. Mechanics of solids
  11. Thermodynamics laboratory
  12. Theory of machines
  13. Dynamics of machines
  14. Fluid mechanics
  15. Fluid Mechanics Laboratory
  16. Machines design
  17. Heat transfer laboratory
  18. Heat transfer
  19. Engineering devices and measurements
  20. Engineering instrumentation and measurements lab
  21. Automatic control systems
  22. Laboratory of automated control systems
  23. Dynamics of control systems
  24. Mechanical vibrations
  25. Laboratory of dynamics and vibrations
  26. Conditioning and cooling
  27. Internal combustion machines
  28. Solar energy
  29. Internal combustion machine laboratory

The duration of studying this specialty:

  1. The duration of studying Mechanical Engineering in general and in Turkey, in particular, is four years. However, some Turkish universities provide a preparatory year for the language you want to study, whether Turkish or English.
  2. If you decide to study a prior year, the number of study years will increase to five years.

And such universities, Ostim Technical University, provides a preparatory year for study and provides the entire specialization in the English language. And as is customary, it leaves the choice in the end to the student.

  1. This is also due to the number of hours required to graduate from this department in general.

The rate of excellence in this discipline:

- The specialization of Mechanical Engineering is one of the disciplines with a solid and influential future for its owner. As we mentioned earlier, every day passes shows us from nowhere a new technological solution. This age of technology strongly needs many mechanics engineers to keep up with this rapid development.

- It is also a future discipline for which demand is increasing daily, specifically in European countries. Therefore, mechanical engineers have a secure, qualified future that is almost indispensable to the labor market, especially if this market needs many technological tools.

Practical and field training:

Universities provide practical and applied training for all theoretical studies that the student undergoes during his university period for this major.

One of the most important universities that are keen to provide practical training and help its students participate in prominent national projects to contribute to developing their scientific and practical skills and qualify them to enter the labor market with full strength is Ostim Technical University.

It strives with all its strength to give its students sufficient experience through many training and applications for all theories they passed through during their studies.

It even helps its students strongly to get a prestigious job and prepares them to face the labor market and enter it steadily and correctly. It arranges practical training for them in the most critical national companies during their study period. And with their academic excellence, they can get solid and vital job opportunities in the best companies interested in Mechanical engineering and development technology.

Qualities of distinguished mechanical engineer:

Attending the Mechanical engineering profession is one of the most desirable professions in the labor market, and students of this specialization have many skills and ingredients; we will mention them to you in general:


  1. Good level in Mathematics and Physics.
  2. an outstanding level in the English language. And even the student is developing his language level, as this specialization contains many technical terms, and most of the subjects are taught in English.
  3. Having an acceptable academic percentage.
  4. Having High technical skills and teamwork.
  5. Having routine and office work skills.
  6. Proficient in STEM skills, which are Science, Technology, Engineering, and mathematics.
  7. Skilled and accurate in dealing with computers and electronic devices.

General skills:

  1. Effective communication skills.
  2. Self-paced and continuous learning.
  3. Computer skills.
  4. Creativity and innovation.
  5. Good level in the English language.
  6. Time management skills.

Personal skills:

  1. Skilled in design.
  2. Skilled in analysis.
  3. Able to handle routine and office work.
  4. Team-worker.
  5. Creative and innovative.
  6. Meticulous and attentive to details.
  7. Able to conclude.
  8. Able to collect data and information and link them to each other.
  9. Fast in storing, acquiring, and learning new things.
  10. Decision-maker.
  11. Have good work ethics.
  12. Passionate and ambitious.

This is the first way to achieve excellence in this field, as whoever wants to reach, must seek it. These skills are not difficult to acquire; all you have to do is continue training day by day to get the required level.

And we never underestimate the importance of academic performance; you have to try to get the academic courses needed to develop your skills, do not just rely on university lessons.

Fields of work for graduates of the specialization:

The profession of Mechanical Engineering graduates is limited to the application of mechanical engineering theories and principles, testing, and maintenance of machinery and equipment under the supervision of engineers and physicists. Graduates of the specialization can work in the following fields and jobs:

  1. Chief Mechanical Engineer
  2. Mechanical Technician
  3. Factories and companies
  4. Heating and air conditioning systems
  5. All kinds of factories
  6. Car companies, auto parts
  7. Research centers
  8. Energy and renewable energy fields
  9. Contracting companies
  10. Engineering offices

Benefits of studying this major:

  1. Many large projects depend mainly on mechanical engineering as it is involved in many practical fields. Without this specialization, there would be no engines, electric generators, elevators, and other necessary work engines.
  2. Mechanical engineering is also included in other technological industries, such as cars, airplanes, refrigerators, and other sectors that facilitate our lives.
  3. It is also involved in the development of devices to contribute to manufacturing the products.
  4. It also contributes mainly to weapon manufacturing and power generators.

The most famous mechanical engineers in the world:

  1. Al-Jazari: An Arab scientist, one of the most significant mechanics and engineers in history. He is the author of the book 'Tricks,' which talks about innovative mechanical devices.
  2. Henry Ford: The famous car maker 'Ford,' and one of his most extensive interests was how machines work.
  3. Thomas Edison: inventor and scientist who holds patents on mechanical and electrical processes.
  4. Ursula Burns: An engineer with a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering.
  5. Charbel Farhat: Instructor at Stanford University in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

The best countries in the world in providing technical jobs:

Mechanical engineering is a significant requirement anywhere in the world, but many countries require it primarily, including:

  1. China, Shanghai.
  2. Hong Kong.

Studying Mechanical engineering in Turkey:

Studying Mechanical Engineering at private universities in Turkey is one of the things available to international students, as it does not set impossible conditions; it is sufficient to have a high school diploma at a minimum rate of 50%, in addition to the English language proficiency certificate, or attending an English or Turkish preparatory year.

One of the most famous private universities in this field is Ostim Technical University, which offers the major entirely in the English language and provides the practical training to its students, as well as a preparatory year for the English language for non-holders of any international language certificate.

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