© The Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology.It is very important for educational institutions to recognize the student profile in order to achieve outputs of targets and programmes, and effective use of resources. In Mechanical Engineering education, it is necessary to assess the student profile accurately, to properly analyse the reasons, abilities, and expectations for professional preferences, and to achieve outputs of programmes. In this study, 520 newly registered students at the beginning of the last two academic years to the Under- Graduate Programme of Mechanical Engineering, Yıldız Technical University were given a multiple-choice questionnaire. Then, data were obtained and interpreted to see whether new students had the essential properties necessary for mechanical engineering education. The study was planned to be continued in the following years, and the possible changes in the student profile were planned to be monitored. It is thought that the data from the questionnaire will guide the programme evaluation, improvement and enhancement studies continued in the relevant departments of other universities, and thus increase the quality of education.