The automotive sector is in need of engineers that are research oriented, equipped with technical knowledge and experts in their area. To meet this need, Istanbul Okan University Institute of Science has developed a Non-Thesis Master of Science Program titled “Automotive Mechatronics and Intelligent Vehicles”. It is well known that almost all of the automotive companies in Turkey are international. During vehicle design, foreign and native engineers cooperate. Thus, in automotive factories and especially in R&D, English is commonly used. This is the reason the program is taught in English.

The goal of the Master of Science program is summarized as follows:

  • Implement a program that prepares Master of Science students for an academic and research career,
  • Lay the foundation for future academicians that can find solutions to fundamental problems in their area of education and widen the knowledge horizon of humankind,
  • Be a leader in Automotive Mechatronics and Intelligent Vehicles,
  • Create new opportunities in education and research,
  • Refresh engineers who have worked in industry for some time and who’s knowledge has become dated,
  • Participate in automotive industry R&D projects and improve their competitiveness.