Head of Department: Prof. Abdullah Selçuk KURBANLI
Purpose: Basic sciences are a very important component of engineering sciences. A qualified engineer will only be possible with a quality education of basic sciences. Basic sciences have a dynamic structure and are especially affected by the engineering fields. The developments in the field of engineering cause new research topics in the field of basic sciences, and advances in these fields contribute to engineering and engineering education again.
Mathematics, physics and chemistry courses given to undergraduate students and engineering mathematics courses given to undergraduate and graduate students are the most basic applications. In addition, the Department of Engineering Basic Sciences is an important department that will provide the support of teaching staff for the faculty departments, whose the curriculums contain mathematics, physics and chemistry courses. Engineering Basic Sciences is a department that can act as a bridge in developing interdisciplinary projects, creating postgraduate education programs and performing joint scientific studies. In addition, engineering graduate students, who are at the stage of completing a master's or doctoral thesis, can easily and quickly get a support from the teaching staff of Engineering Basic Sciences for their needs in the field of basic sciences during their education.
It is extremely important that both the course contents and the course process differ from the basic science education maintained within the classical science and arts faculties; especially, the applications of engineering fields are motivated during the course process and so the perspective of the students is improved. As stated in the manifesto of our university as “Pioneer of Development”, the Department of Engineering Basic Sciences closely follows the developments in science world and leads these developments with a competitive attitude. We organize our curriculums in an understanding that “aims to be employed in the private/public sector”, “encourages and directs to be a scientist”, and aims at the leadership of development, including modern/recent technologies and attitudes in the light of scientific developments.
Mission: Our mission as Engineering Basic Sciences is to pioneer the production and development of scientific studies in both national and international sense and to train the disciplined, hardworking and well-equipped students, who can elucidate engineering applications with the aid of basic sciences, analyze the developments of advanced technology and scientific world.
Vision: Our vision as Engineering Basic Sciences is to combine basic sciences such as mathematics, physics, chemistry with engineering principles via an interdisciplinary perspective, bringing future engineers the ability to think modernly and analytically.