Okan University, one of the most eminent and distinguished foundation universities in Turkey, is home to a diverse undergraduate and graduate student body of 14,000. Currently, Okan University has students from 43 different countries. It offers more than 138 undergraduate and graduate programs. The University comprises six faculties, two applied sciences schools, and three graduate schools. The university also offers a variety of two-year associate degree programs that correspond to the in-demand vocational opportunities.
Okan University is located in Istanbul, the only city that spans the two continents, Europe and Asia. Besides the main campus on the Asian part of Istanbul, with its modern faculty buildings, residence halls, and social facilities, Okan University has three other campuses in central locations on both European and Asian sides of the city.
The new global business era of borderless business relations demands a new set of engineering competencies. Okan University Automotive Engineering Undergraduate Program, having revised its programs accordingly, offers a rich selection of concentration areas in order to meet the unique career needs of our students. Our world-class faculty members from diverse backgrounds provide a balance of theory and practice in the execution of the curriculum.
We place great emphasis on developing “learning to learn” skills of our students to equip them with the ability to stay competitive in their careers. Strategic, innovative, systems and critical thinking schemes are essential components of our curriculum, providing broad managerial competencies as well as the required tools, techniques and resources for our students to succeed in the global world of engineering and related business. These aspects range from the inner workings of the automobile engine to external aspects such as vehicle aerodynamics, and from the properties of the materials used in automobiles to transportation analysis. The theoretical foundations of industrial practice and practical applications of the theory of mechanics, dynamics, combustion, aerodynamics, etc. will be presented in a well-balanced fashion. Representatives from the industry will be invited occasionally as guest speakers to give seminars on the current state of affairs and trends in the automotive sector.
The graduates of the program will be endowed with a profound understanding of the automobile as an engineering system as a whole. These graduates, having gone through an additional and focused training, are likely to occupy key positions in the industry in the long term.
We would like our students to consider Okan University Automotive Engineering Undergraduate Program as an investment to gain a competitive professional edge and enjoy a successful career life. Our evening and weekend classes are designed to facilitate time management of a professional life combined with graduate education
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