The Department of Mechanical Engineering has admitted students to the undergraduate and graduate programs in the academic year 1998 – 1999. Until the end of 1999 – 2000 academic year, the department served in the center of İzmir city center and was moved to Urla – Gülbahçe location at the end of 1999 – 2000 academic year. The doctoral education program was opened in 2003 – 2004 academic year. As of July 2009, the department is continuing with the new Department with a closed area of approximately 12,000 square meters. It continues to serve with modern classrooms and laboratory facilities equipped with the latest technology.
The new building of the department was completed and entered service in July 2009.