Faculty of Engineering


FENG 497 - Graduation Project

Dear Faculty of Engineering faculty members and dear students,

Changes have been made to the format of the FENG 497 course, effective from the academic year 2024-25. Within the scope of FENG 497, interdisciplinary teams comprising students from at least 3 different departments will be randomly formed by the faculty. All teams will work on the same project topic, prepare a report, and deliver a presentation. Asynchronous lectures and a mid-term exam will continue to be part of the course.
In FENG 498, students will undertake single-semester projects under the guidance of department faculty members, either in interdisciplinary or single-disciplinary teams.
Please be informed.
Prof. Dr. F. Görkem Üçtuğ
Course Coordinator


Dear students,

This announcement is intended to inform you about how the FENG 497 course proceed throughout the semester. Information on project selection, course content, midterm exam, document formats, etc. can be found below.

The project topic selection list can be reached via the following link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1UoptVQLiLLlXvWge7NN8X68PVX-h9tC8pBxaxjTTErM/edit#gid=0


Please contact the professors whose project topics are of interest to you as soon as possible. Once you agree with a professor to join their group, make sure that he/she adds your name into the google sheet file. The deadline for project topic selection is the 13th of October. Students whose names do not appear in that google sheet file by that date will be randomly distributed to the remaining projects.


Once the groups are finalized, individual sections will be created on OASIS/Blackboard and you will be re-assigned to the section of your project supervisor.


Each project group has to meet once a week on campus and a weekly meeting report should be prepared after each meeting. The format of the weekly report can be found on the course webpage. A minimum of 10 weekly reports shall be prepared throughout the semester. The weekly reports must be signed by all the participants.


A weekly meeting may take place online under the following circumstances: 

  • Project supervisor being unavailable due to a medical situation or conference
  • Students being unavailable due to a medical situation
  • Meeting day coinciding with a national holiday (e.g. January 1st or October 29th)


A student may attend the weekly meetings online instead of in-person under the following circumstances:

  • All the courses he/she is taking this semester are online, AND
  • The student has his/her official residence outside of İzmir (both conditions need to be officially documented)


Although the lectures appear to be set on Saturdays, there are no face-to-face or online courses as part of FENG 497. All the content in FENG 497 is already available as youtube videos, and the links to these videos are available on the course webpage, at the bottom of the page.


There will be a midterm exam as part of the FENG 497 course towards the end of the semester. The exact date and time of the midterm will be announced later. The midterm will be face-to-face, in multiple choice format. You will be responsible from all the topics listed on the course webpage (starting with "Grant Applications" and ending with "How to Perform a Feasibility Assessment").


Each group has to submit a proposal by the 17th of November. The format of the proposal can be found on the course webpage.


Each group will submit a final report and give a presentation at the end of the semester. The format of the final report can be found on the course webpage. There is no strict format for the presentations. The presentations will be face-to-face on campus.


The grading format (and its OASIS equivalent) is as follows:

  • Weekly meetings (participation): 10%
  • Individual student performance (laboratory/application): 40%
  • Proposal (homework/assignment): 10%
  • Presentation (jury/presentation): 10%
  • Project report (project): 20%
  • Midterm (midterm): 10%


Students in a group may receive difference weekly meeting, performance, presentation, and midterm grades. The proposal and final report grades of all the students in a given group shall be identical.

Please contact the course coordinator Prof.Dr. Fehmi Görkem Üçtuğ for any further questions you may have.




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