Atilim University was founded by the Atilim Foundation on 15 July 1997. Atılım University is located on 250 acres of land in İncek one of the most recent and fastest developing residential areas of Ankara, 20 kms from the City Centre. The campus contains faculty buildings, laboratories, conference halls, basketball and volleyball fields, a gymnasium, tennis courts, a condition hall, a swimming pool, recreation areas where outdoor activities are also carried out, cafeterias and restaurants.
The Engineering Faculty of Atılım University has a unique position among Turkish universities, with its new and popular engineering fields such as mechatronics, manufacturing, software, informatics systems, energy systems and automotive engineering in addition to the existing conventional engineering departments. Altogether there are fourteen departments in the faculty. Having been established in 1997, the faculty, with its relatively large number of departments, a strong and dynamic academic cadre, and modern educational and research facilities, has secured a reputable position in a very short time. Among the five faculties of Atılım University, the Engineering Faculty has nearly half of the students and the academic staff of the university. With its 39650 square meter indoor space on the university campus, it is the largest faculty of Atılım University. It also acted as a pioneering institution in Turkey for the establishment of a Center of Excellence on Metal Forming in 2009.
In addition to its regular bachelor’s degree programs, the departments of the Faculty provide minor and double-major programs. In conjunction with the Institute of Applied and Natural Sciences, the Faculty runs Graduate Master of Science Programs (with or without thesis) and an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program on Modelling and Design of Engineering Systems (MODES).