HISTORY AND INFORMATION OF DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Mechanical Engineering education in Zonguldak dates back to 1962. Technical School of Mining in 1949, was moved to İstanbul in 1961. Then, with ‘ the law about the establishment of a new technical school in Zonguldak’ the attempts were resumed, while the building constructions were going on, this technical school was transformed into the State Academy of Engineering and Architecture with the law article numbered 1184. The academy which included the departments of Mining, Mechanical, Electrical and Civil Engineering according to the law article numbered 1184 was transformed into the Faculty of Engineering which includes the departments of Mining and Mechanical Engineering with the decree in the law article numbered 41 in 1981 and was made a part of the Hacettepe University by the name of Zonguldak Faculty of Engineering on 20.07.1982. Upon the establisment of Zonguldak Karaelmas University with the law article numbered 3873, this faculty which is the fundemental of the university. evening education that starts after from 5.30pm has been begun as from 2001-2002 fall term. Graduate program at the department commenced with a M.Sc. program in 1985 was established. As from 2009, joint PhD education started with Sakarya University.
VISION and MISSION
As Department of Mechanical Engineering our vision is to be a leading educational and research institution that provides world-class modern higher education; conducts research and generates knowledge; and serves our society and the humanity by publishing the outputs and our mission is to provide world-class education in undergraduate, graduate and professional levels to generate mechanical engineers who:
- will assume responsibility in design, production, application, research and development activities of various industrial and research organizations;
- have creativity as well as systematic approach in problem solving;
- are harmonious in teamwork;
- are sensitive to environment;
- have social, economical and ethical consciousness and responsibility; and
- who will be the leaders of tomorrow;
to conduct research that generates competitive information and technology; and to serve our society and the humanity by conveying this accumulation of knowledge and experience.
The department has been maintaining its educational programs at B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. levels. Currently the department has 2 professors, 2 associate professor, 10 assistant professors, 1 lecturer, 9 research assistants, and 3 technician.