Mechanical Engineers work in many different areas, such as heating, cooling, automotive, and installation. As the university closest to the business world, we at Okan educate our students in those areas most sought after by employers. People’s demand for energy is constantly on the rise. In the future there will be increasingly high demand for mechanical engineers that work in this area. Therefore, this particular area is a special focus of our program. The automotive industry in our country is constantly growing. In our Automotive Engineering Program, we graduate engineers who are ready to work in this area. According to the Mechanical Engineers Association of Turkey, there is high demand for mechanical engineers in the manufacturing industry of Turkey. Our department therefore places special emphasis on this area as well.
Today, machines do not consist of mechanical parts alone. They also consist of electronic parts. Therefore, in our program, we teach our students about the important area of mechatronics. The language of education in this department is English. One reason for this is that English is the common language of science. The amount of relevant educational literature available in Turkish is limited, while an abundance of literature exists in English. Quality education in this field thus necessarily must be provided in the English language. Furthermore, employers are looking for employees who know English. Moreover, it is especially important to know English for those who work for international companies and companies that do work outside the country.