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Code Name Credits ECTS Prerequisite/
PHYS 121 General Physics I (3-2)4 7
MATH 141 Basic Calculus I (3-2)4 5
CHEM 121 General Chemistry I (3-0)3 5
CHEM 141 General Chemistry Lab I (0-2)1 2
ENG 101 Development of Reading and Writing Skills I (3-0)3 3
ESE 101 Introduction to Energy Systems Engineering (2-0)2 5
ME 113 Computer Aided Technical Drawing I (2-2)3 3
20 30
Code Name Credits ECTS Prerequisite/
PHYS 122 General Physics II (3-2)4 8
MATH 142 Basic Calculus II (3-2)4 6
CHEM 122 General Chemistry II (3-0)3 5
CHEM 142 General Chemistry Lab II (0-2)1 2
ENG 102 Development of Reading and Writing Skills II (3-0)3 3
ESE 104 Introduction to Computer Programming (2-2)3 4
MATH 265 Basic Linear Algebra (3-0)3 4
GCC 101 Career Planing and Development (2-0)2 2
21 34
Code Name Credits ECTS Prerequisite/
ESE 201 Thermodynamics I (2-2)3 6
MATH 255 Differential Equations (4-0)4 6
ME 221 Statics (3-0)3 5
MSE 201 Materials Science I (4-0)4 7
HIST 201 Principals of Atatürk I (2-0)0 2
TURK 201 Turkish Language I (2-0)0 2
Non-technical Elective (3-0)3 3
17 31
Code Name Credits ECTS Prerequisite/
ESE 202 Thermodynamics II (2-2)3 6 ESE 201
ESE 204 Measurement Techniques (2-2)3 5
ESE 212 Numerical Methods in Energy Systems Engineering (3-2)4 6 ESE 104
ESE 230 Fundamentals of Electrical and Electronic Circuits (3-0)3 4
ESE 232 Probability and Statistics (3-0)3 5
HIST 20X Principals of Atatürk II (2-0)0 2
TURK 20X Turkish Language II (2-0)0 2
16 30
Code Name Credits ECTS Prerequisite/
ESE 301 Heat Transfer (4-0)4 6
ESE 311 Fluid Mechanics I (3-0)3 6
ESE 321 Mass and Energy Balances (3-0)3 5
ESE 331 Electromechanical Energy Conversion (4-0)4 6
ESE 300 Summer Practice I 7
14 30
Code Name Credits ECTS Prerequisite/
ESE 312 Fluid Mechanics II (3-0)3 6 ESE 311
ESE 322 Mass Transfer (3-0)3 6
ESE 342 Energy Systems Engineering Economics (3-0)3 5
ME 352 System Analysis and Control (4-0)4 5
Technical Elective (3-0)3 5
ENG 302 Technical Writing and Communication (3-0)3 3
19 30
Code Name Credits ECTS Prerequisite/
ESE 401 Energy Systems Engineering Design I (3-2)4 8
Technical Elective (3-0)3 5
Technical Elective (3-0)3 5
Technical Elective (3-0)3 5
ESE 400 Summer Practice II 7
13 30
Code Name Credits ECTS Prerequisite/
ESE 402 Energy Systems Engineering Design II (2-4)4 11 ESE 401
MAN 211 Communicational and Management Skills for Engineers (3-0)NC 3
Non-technical Elective (3-0)3 3
Non-technical Elective (3-0)3 3
Technical Elective (3-0)3 5
Technical Elective (3-0)3 5
16 30

TOTAL CREDITS                                                                            136        243

Technical Electives

Code Name Credits ECTS Prerequisite/Corequisite
ESE 405 Heat Exchanger Design (3-0)3 5
ESE 406 Introduction to Geothermal Energy (3-0)3 5
ESE 407 Energy Efficiency (3-0)3 5
ESE 408 Exergy (3-0)3 5
ESE 410 Introduction to Wind Energy (3-0)3 5
ESE 411 Geographic Information Systems for Energy Systems Engineers (3-0)3 5
ESE 420 Introduction to Bioenergy (3-0)3 5
ESE 421 Unit Operations in Energy Processes (3-0)3 5
ESE 423 Hydrogen Energy and Fuel Cells (3-0)3 5 ESE201 ve ESE202
ESE 431 Introduction to Power System Analysis (3-0)3 5
ESE 432 Power System Analysis and Control (3-0)3 5 ESE 431


Core Courses

PHYS 121      General Physics I     (3-2)4   AKTS: 7

Basic concepts of mechanics using vectors and calculus; Newton’s laws of motion; conservation of energy and momentum. Kinematics and dynamics of particles and rigid bodies undergoing rectilinear, rotational, and oscillatory motion. Weekly laboratory experiments complement the lecture.


MATH 141    Basic Calculus I    (3-2)4      AKTS: 5

Functions, limits and continuity, derivatives and their applications, integral and their applications, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions, inverse trigonometric and inverse hyperbolic functions.


CHEM 121    General Chemistry I    (3-0)3    AKTS: 5

Matter, its properties and measurements. Introduction to atomic theory, stoichiometry. The structural and physical properties of matter. Gases, liquids and solids. Intermolecular forces. Atomic and molecular structure. Compounds, molecules and molecular formulas, ions and ionic compounds. Atomic electronic configurations and periodicity. Basic concepts of chemical bonding, ionic, covalent and metallic bonding.


ENG 101        Development of Reading and Writing Skills I      (3-0)3  AKTS: 3

The reinforcement of reading and writing skills through reading selections with review of structural patterns and paragraph and summary writing.


ESE 101         Introduction to Energy Systems Engineering  (2-0)2       AKTS: 5

Introduction to Energy Systems Engineering. Lectures by invited speakers. Lectures on how to give a seminar and how to write a report. Technical trips to various industrial sites. Work on a project, write a report and present the project.


ME 113          Computer Aided Technical Drawing I   (2-2)3     AKTS: 3

Introduction to hand-held instrument and computer aided engineering drawing. Constructional geometry. Orthographic sketching and drawing. Three dimensional drawing. Principles of dimensioning. Sectional views. Auxiliary views, CAD Modeling, Introduction to Assembly drawings, Brief information of CAD tools.


CHEM 141    General Chemistry Lab I    (0-2)1     AKTS: 2

Measurement and density, Stoichiometry of a reaction, titration of acids and bases, oxidaton-reduction reaction, gas analysis based on molar volume, thermochemistry, precipitation reaction, gravimetric and volumetric analysis.


PHYS 122      General Physics II    (3-2)4     AKTS: 8

Continuation of Physics I. The fundamentals laws of electricity and magnetism, including electromagnetic oscillation and applications to circuits and instruments. Coulomb’s law; electric fields; Gauss’s law; electric potential; capacitance. Simple circuits; RC circuits. Magnetic force; forces and magnetic dipoles; magnetic fields; Faraday’s law; self-inductance. Weekly laboratory experiments complement the lecture.


MATH 142    Basic Calculus II       (3-2)4         AKTS: 6

Techniques of integration, polar coordinates and conic sections, infinite series, parametric curves and vectors in the plane, vectors, curves and surfaces in spaces, partial differentiation, multiple integrals, vector analysis.


CHEM 122    General Chemistry II    (3-0)   AKTS: 5

Chemical bonding, Liquids Solids and Intermolecular forces, Solutions and their physical properties, Chemical kinetics, Chemical equilibrium.


CHEM 142    General Chemistry Lab II   (0-2)1   AKTS: 2

Determination of water hardness, soap synthesis, steam distillation, Molecular weight determination, kinetic study of reaction between ferric and iodide ions, Chemical equilibrium, weak acids weak bases and their salts, An investigation of voltaic cells


ENG 102        Development of Reading and Writing Skills II     (3-0)3  AKTS: 3

A continuation of ENG 101.


ESE 104         Introduction to Computer Programming  (2-2) 3                AKTS: 4

The course is based on the C programming language with homework. The student will be able to acquire basic knowledge of algorithms for memory usage and engineering applications.


GCC 101 Career Planning and Development              (2-0)NC            AKTS:2

IYTE Career, Leadership and Entrepreneurship Center (CLEC) provides the activities that support students’ skills enhancement. It also follows the course’s activities such as seminars, invitation of speakers, webinars, arrangements with guest lecturers and students’ communities. The supportive activities of IYTE Career, Leadership and Entrepreneurship Center (CLEC) designed to present core methods and tools used in professional job applications. Also the activities are designed in a way to use these methods and tools in most effective way in career planning and development. By collaboration with IYTE Alumni Office and IYTE Alumni Association, graduates share their experiences and introduce different businesses to the students. The course is constructed over 3 modules. Module 1: Internal stakeholders; IYTE Career, Leadership and Entrepreneurship Center (CLEC), IYTE Alumni Office, course lecturer participations. Career center presents available supplementary activities for IYTE students’ career planning and development. Module 2: Guest speakers; IYTE graduates, IYTE student communities, IYTE lecturers present career development opportunities present in IYTE campus. Module 3: Guest speakers and panels with external stakeholders; professionals from the public and private sector, academia, NGOs; sharing methods, tools and experiences about career planning and development.

MATH 265    Basic Linear Algebra  (3-0)3    AKTS: 4

Matrices, determinants and systems of linear equations. Gaussian elimination. LU Decomposition. Vector spaces; subspaces, sum and direct sums of subspaces. Linear dependence, bases, dimension. rank and nullity, change of basis, canonical forms, inner product, Gram- Schmidt orthogonalization process, QR decomposition. Eigenvalues, eigenvectors, diagonalization, similarity. Quadratic Forms. Complex vector spaces, Complex eigenvalues, Unitary and Hermitian Matrices. Least-squares.


ESE 201         Thermodynamics I   (2-2)3              AKTS: 6

Introduction and basic concepts of thermodynamics. Properties of pure substances. The first law of thermodynamics for closed and open systems. The second law of thermodynamics. Entropy. Exergy.


MATH 255    Differential Equations      (4-0)4     AKTS: 6

Classification of Differential Equations, Initial and Boundary Value Problems. Exact and Separable Differential Equations, Linear Equations and Bernoulli Equations. Higher Order Differential Equations: Homogeneous Linear Equations with constant coefficients. The Method of Undetermined Coefficients, Variation of Parameters, The Cauchy-Euler Equation. Series Solutions of Linear Differential Equations. Bessel Differential Equations. The Laplace Transform.


ME 221          Statics       (3-0)3                    AKTS: 5

Vector Quantities, Forces and Moments acting on particles, State of Equilibrium. Elements of Structures: Trusses, Beams, Shafts and Cables. Friction. Principles of Virtual Work.


MSE 201        Materials Science I   (4-0)4              AKTS: 7

Introduction to engineering materials such as metals, ceramics and glasses, polymers, and composites; crystalline structure and defects; elastic and plastic deformations of materials; basics of mechanical properties. Types and use of steel and cast iron. Heat treatment of metals and alloys. Non-ferrous metals and alloys and their use in engineering applications.

HIST 201       Principles of Atatürk I     (2-0)NC     AKTS: 2

The modernization of the Ottoman Empire during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the spread of nationalism, and the revolutionary changes in Ottoman institutions and society that led to the Empire’s demise, the transitional period from the Empire to the national state and the foundation of the Turkish Republic following the national struggle led by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk


TURK 201     Turkish Language I             (2-0)NC          AKTS: 2

Definition of the language and the place and importance of language as a social institution in life, relationship with culture-language, language-society and thought-language, place among the world languages of Turkish, exchange of words between languages, vocabulary, basic grammatical features and evaluated the current status of present state


ESE 202         Thermodynamics II  (2-2)3          AKTS: 6    

Gas Power Cycles. Vapour and Combined Power Cycles. Refrigeration Cycles. Thermodynamic Property Relations. Gas Mixtures. Gas-Vapour Mixtures and Air-Conditioning. Pre. Req. ESE 201


ESE 204         Measurement Techniques     (2-2)3                AKTS: 5

Basic concepts of measurement methods, noise, calibration, resolution, classification of errors, signal characteristics, system behavior. Measurement devices and techniques that are used in energy systems.


ESE 212         Numerical Methods in Energy Systems Engineering            (2-2)  AKTS: 5

In this course, error analysis, sorting, roots of equations, special functions, data fitting, derivative, 1st and 2nd degree ODE solution, solution of partial differential equations, FFT and FFTW are presented. Pre. Req. ESE 104


ESE 230         Fundamentals of Electrical and Electronic Circuits    (3-0)3   AKTS: 4

Circuit variables; Circuit elements; Simple resistive circuits; Techniques of circuit analysis: Node-voltage / Mesh-current analysis, Source transformations, Thevenin and Norton equivalent of the circuits, Maximum power transfer, Superposition technique, Operational amplifier; Inductance, capacitance, mutual inductance; Response of 1st order RL and RC circuits; Natural and step responses of RLC circuits


ESE 232         Probability and Statistics     (3-0)3              AKTS: 5

This course provides an elementary introduction to probability and statistics with an emphasis on experimentation using computer programming. Topics: permutation, combination, random variables, probability distributions, Bayesian inference, hypothesis testing and confidence intervals.


HIST 202       Principles of Atatürk II       (2-0)NC          AKTS: 2

The foundation of Turkish Republic, Principles of Atatürk and major events and changes that have taken place in politics, society, economy, and culture as a results of revolution for reorganization of state and society


TURK 202     Turkish Language II                (2-0)NC     AKTS: 2

Turkish writing expression, identification, discussion and practical training for oral and written expression


ESE 300         Summer Practice I    NC      AKTS:7

Internship course requires students to attend a workplace for 4 weeks. In this process, the student makes practical applications, recognizes the general structure of the company and participates in the projects made in that company. In order to successfully complete the internship, students should prepare their reports in accordance with the Internship Guide of IZTECH Engineering Faculty.

ESE 301         Heat Transfer           (4-0)4              AKTS: 6

Heat conduction, heat diffusion equation, boundary conditions, one dimensional steady state heat conduction, thermal resistance, fins, unsteady one-dimensional heat conduction, multi-dimensional heat conduction, finite difference in heat transfer, convection heat transfer, boundary layer, heat transfer correlations for internal and external flows, correlations for natural convection, boiling and condensation, introduction to radiation heat transfer, black body, view factor, heat transfer between black bodies


ESE 311         Fluid Mechanics I     (3-0) 3             AKTS: 6

Definition of fluid and their types based on deformation rate. Concept of shear stress. Fluid statics. Stability of floating objects. Lagrangian and Eulerian approaches. Conservation of mass and momentum in integral sense.


ESE 321         Mass and Energy Balances (3-0)3              AKTS: 5

Mass and energy balance calculations in single unit, multiple unit, single phase, multiple phase, reactive and non-reactive processes.


ESE 331         Electromechanical Energy Conversion     (4-0)4              AKTS: 6

Electromagnetic circuits. Properties of ferromagnetic materials. Single-phase and three phase transformers. Per Unit System. Principles of electromechanical energy conversion: Linear and nonlinear systems; singly and multiply excited translational and rotational systems. DC machines: Theory, generators, motors.


ESE 312         Fluid Mechanics II   (3-0) 3             AKTS: 6

In this course, the student learns to use the information obtained from the first part of the course, flow analysis, internal and external flow calculations, energy systems engineering in special cases. Pre. Req. ESE 311


ESE 322         Mass Transfer          (3-0)3              AKTS: 6

In this course, students will learn the fundamental theory and introductory practical applications of separation processes. The fundamental theory they will study includes molecular diffusion, convective mass transfer, interphase mass transfer, film and overall mass transfer coefficients and vapour-liquid equilibrium. Mass transfer theory is used to design and analyse unit operations for separation processes. These include flash and continuous distillation, gas absorption and stripping, solvent extraction, solid leaching and humidification. The methods used to study the unit operations are material balances for stage and continuous contact processes, McCabe-Thiele design methods, and packed tower design.


ESE342          Energy Systems Engineering Economics   (3-0)3              AKTS: 5

Introduction to economics. Basic economic analysis and terminology. The logic of markets. Economic decision making. Engineering Economics for Energy Projects. The time value of money. Economic equivalence. Decision making for individual projects. Rate of return methods. Project comparisons. Decision making under uncertainty. Markets for energy. Markets for electricity. The demand and supply for electricity. Energy policy.


ME352           System Analysis and Control          (4-0)4              AKTS: 5

Modeling and Analysis of the Dynamic Systems that include Mechanical, Hydraulic, Pneumatic, Thermal, Electrical and Electromechanical Elements. Response of Systems. Time and Frequency Domain Solutions. Servo and Regular Characteristics. Stability Analysis. Feedback Control: P, PD, PI and PID.


ENG302         Technical Writing and Communication    (3-0)3              AKTS: 3

This course has been designed to improve students’ communication skills in business life and in other courses. During the course, students will work on different genres of technical writing and will deliver oral presentations about some specific subjects related to their fields. Students will produce and analyze a number of technical writing genres ranging from technical reports, business letters/e-mail, letters of intent, technical definitions, to CVs and proposals. In addition to technical writing, students are expected to deliver oral presentations about a specific subject from their fields.


ESE400          Summer Practice II       NC                       AKTS:7

Internship course requires students to attend a workplace for 4 weeks. In this process, the student makes practical applications, recognizes the general structure of the company and participates in the projects made in that company. In order to successfully complete the internship, students should prepare their reports in accordance with the Internship Guide of IZTECH Engineering Faculty.


ESE 401         Energy Systems Engineering Design I       (3-2) 4                        AKTS: 8

This first part of the design course provides students with the knowledge to design an energy system and act in accordance with ethical values, realism of innovation, entrepreneurship and consultancy.


ESE402          Energy Systems Engineering Design II     (2-4) 4             AKTS: 11

This second part of the design course is the realization of the work designed and planned in ESE 401. Pre. Req. ESE 401.


MAN211        Communicational and Management Skills for Engineers      (3-0)0    AKTS: 3

Recruitment process, organizational structure and culture, developing communication and management skills, customer relations management and ethical issues in a global world and growing economies



Elective Courses:

ESE 405         Heat Exchanger Design       (3-0)3                            AKTS: 5

Introduction to heat exchangers. Heat transfer mechanism. Flow arrangements. Basic design methods: log-mean temperature difference, the effectiveness-NTU method. Double pipe heat exchangers. Heat exchanger pressure drop. Fouling of heat exchangers. Shell-and-tube heat exchangers. Plate type heat exchangers. Condensers and evaporators


ESE 406         Introduction to Geothermal Energy   (3-0)    AKTS:5

Introduction to geothermal energy. Application areas of geothermal energy. Electricity generation. Direct use applications: space and district heating, space cooling, greenhouse heating, heat pumps, aquaculture, industrial applications. Environmental impacts of geothermal applications. Geothermal laws and regulations. Field trips to a geothermal power plant and some geothermal direct use applications. Term project


ESE 407         Energy Efficiency     (3-0)3                          AKTS: 5

General overview of energy efficiency: Energy consumption, efficiency measures, laws and regulations. Energy efficiency in buildings. Energy efficiency in industry. Energy efficiency in transportation. Building energy efficiency: Thermal comfort in buildings. Low Carbon Buildings. Energy survey, monitoring of buildings. Energy Management. Energy efficient control of buildings. Dynamic Building energy modelling. Laboratory works. Project.

ESE 408         Exergy                                      (3-0)3              AKTS:5

Exergy and Energy Analyses, Exergy, Environment and Sustainable Development, Applications of Exergy in Industry, Exergy Analysis of Heat Pump Systems, Exergy Analysis of Thermal Energy Storage Systems, Exergy Analysis of Renewable Energy Systems, Exergy Analysis of Steam Power Plants, Exergy Analysis of Cogeneration and District Energy Systems, Exergy Analysis of Fuel Cell Systems, Exergoeconomic analysis, Exergetic Life Cycle Assessment.

ESE 410         Introduction to Wind Energy         (3-0) 3             AKTS: 5

In the course, students will learn about all the layers of wind energy other than economy.


ESE 411         GIS for Energy Systems Engineers               (3-0) 3                     AKTS: 5

The course is taught using two open source GIS software. SAGA GIS and qGIS. The student can choose one of these two software with similar features or choose to use both together. Students will learn how to produce decision support mechanisms by learning all the GIS digital definitions and processing the raw data.


ESE 420         Introduction to Bioenergy               (3-0)3              AKTS: 5

Biomass energy and types of biomass. Heat and power generation from biomass. Methods and technologies for biofuels production in solid, liquid and gaseous forms. Utilization of organic municipal waste using biomass conversion technologies.


ESE 421         Unit Operations in Energy Processes         (3-0)3              AKTS:5

This course provides detailed coverage of several unit operations and unit processes employed in energy related processes. Each operation/process is presented starting from the fundamentals to the recent advances. The course deals with Material and Energy balances, Heat transfer and design of Heat Exchangers, Diffusional Mass transfer and Gas – Liquid Absorption, Simultaneous heat and mass transfer, Extraction and Adsorption and Reactor design.


ESE 423         Hydrogen Energy and Fuel Cell Systems              (3-0)3              AKTS:5

This course provides an introduction to  basic principles and theory of hydrogen production and storage technologies and fuel cell systems. The course includes a detailed analysis hydrogen production and storage Technologies and their energetic, economic and environmental evaluations. Basic principles of fuel cells, fuel cell thermodynamic, reaction kinetic, charge transfer, mass transfer, fuel cell modelling, fuel cell types, technical, economic and environmental evaluations of fuel cell systems are covered. Pre. Req.  ESE201 and ESE202

ESE431          Introduction to Power System Analysis                (3-0)3              AKTS: 5

Basic structure of electrical power systems. Electrical characteristics of transmission lines, transformers and generators. Representation of power systems. Per Unit System. Symmetrical three-phase faults. Symmetrical components. Unsymmetrical faults.


ESE432          Power System Analysis and Control          (3-0)3              AKTS: 5

Matrix analysis of power systems networks and methods of solution. Load flow and short circuit analysis. Transient stability analysis. Pre. Req. ESE 431