MS Mechanical Engineering

Middle East Technical University Northern Cyprus Campus
Cyprus (North), Kalkanlı
Postgraduate Programmes TRNC, Kalkanlı, Mersin 10
Study location
TRNC, Kalkanlı
Postgraduate, full-time
Nominal duration
2 years
Study language
Course code

Tuition fee

$4,200.00 per year

 *Teaching and Research Assistantship positions are available.

Entry qualification

Undergraduate diploma (or higher)

  • GRE recommended for international students
  • ALES SAY of minimum 70 or GRE equivalent – Required for Turkish and TRNC citizens.

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The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Turkish.

Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.

You must take the original entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.

Language requirements


All applicants must comply with our English language requirements. Following exams and scores are accepted as proof of proficiency:
IELTS Academic: 6.5 and above
TOEFL IBT or Online TOEFL IBT Special Home Edition: 79 and above
METU English proficiency Exam: 65 and above

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Other requirements

At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.

The references must be academic references.

A motivation letter must be added to your application.


Mechanical engineering is the branch of engineering that is particularly concerned with the design, development, manufacture, operation and maintenance of engines and machines, tools and other mechanical devices. A mechanical engineering program provides with diverse field of studies and the breadth of the mechanical engineering discipline allows students a variety of career options. Graduates are employed in many fields of industry, from heating and air conditioning systems to robots; from generation of artificial organs to automotive applications; from manufacturing processes to nanotechnology.

METU NCC MECH MS program is designed to further educate highly skilled mechanical engineers with both research and technical background. Research skills will help them for a better understanding of the world and act accordingly, and their technical education will stimulate them for a better application of their knowledge and skills in solving real world problems associated with mechanical engineering.

We are happy to announce that students who get admitted will be taking their courses at METU NCC in the next semester and after.

Programme structure

Graduate students must take at least 7 courses (at least 21 credits). Each student’s curriculum will be determined by the student and thesis advisor according to the following rules:

To satisfy the mathematics course requirement, a course is selected from the following courses:

-MECH 521, MAT 583 or MAT 587 (or ME 521, ES 501, AEE 501, MATH 583 or MATH 587, which are equivalent of these courses).

-At least 4 courses, excluding MECH 521, must have at least 12 credits in total, MECH 5XX or ME 5XX.

-The program may include up to 2 courses from the three categories listed below (subject to approval of the program coordinator of the program):
*Post-graduate courses offered in other programs, *Undergraduate technical elective courses given by the Mechanical Engineering Program, *Undergraduate technical elective courses offered by other programs.

-Courses must be completed for a maximum of 4 semesters.

-In addition to the course load: *Each graduate student must pass the non-credit MECH 590 Thesis Seminar course. *Each graduate student must pass the non-credit MECH 599 Research Methods and Ethics in Engineering course.

-It is expected that graduate students must successfully write and defend a thesis before the sixth semesters.

Career opportunities

Mechanical engineers work in almost all industries, irrespective of their main field of interest. Mechanical engineers are usually needed wherever there is production. Therefore, mechanical engineers make up a considerable portion of all the engineers working in other industries such as electrical and electronics, chemical, construction, and mining.

Additionally, mechanical engineers certainly work in factories related to their own field of interest such as automotive, manufacturing, household goods, heating-ventilating and air conditioning, textile, steel, construction and agricultural machinery, power plants and many more.

Mechanical engineers who graduate from METU NCC MECH MS program are able to find jobs easily in any of these aforementioned diverse opportunities. Graduates of this program may also pursue an academic career in leading universities in Turkey or abroad as a result of their broad knowledge, sound technical background, and analytical perspective.

Application period has ended
Studies commence
Feb 19, 2024

Application deadline
14 Jul 2024 23:59:00
Cyprus time
Studies commence
Sep 30, 2024