Undergraduate Program (For Students Starting Undergraduate Program before 2016-2017 Fall) Course List

Compulsory Departmental Courses

Technical Elective Courses

Service Courses Given to Other Departments

Service Courses Taken From Other Departments



Compulsory Departmental Courses

MATE 101 - Engineering Fundamentals
Introduction, Historical Development of Science/Engineering and Industry, Definitions and Methodologies of Engineering and Science, Functions of Engineers, Roles and Types of Engineers, Engineering, Society and Environment, Engineering and Mathematics, Safety in Engineering, Design and Applications in Engineering, Research and Technology in Engineering, Engineering Education and Communications, Engineering Ethics, Engineering and Computers, Visits to Laboratories and/or Factories

MATE 102 - Introduction to Materials Engineering & Materials Industry
This course introduces students to Materials Engineering and Materials Industry in Turkey. It aims at establishing an understanding for the role of materials in modern society and how materials have affected human civilization. Briefly discusses the relationship between material structures, material properties and material processing. Plant visits will be arranged and the students will be encouraged to write project reports on materials and/or materials processing

MATE 201' - Materials Engineering I
Classification of materials, atomic bonding in solids, structure of crystalline materials, structure types in crystalline solids, imperfections in solids: vacancies dislocations and surface defects, melting and solidification, phase equilibria in unary and binary systems, binary equilibrium diagrams, introduction to diffusion in solids, introduction to phase transformations, introduction to heat treatment of metallic alloys, surface hardening

MATE 202' - Materials Engineering II
Introduction to properties of solid materials. Mechanical behavior: elasticity, plastic deformation and fracture. Failure mechanisms; fatigue and creep, corrosion. Metal Alloys and Processing; Materials Selection and Design. Economical, Environmental and Societal issues

MATE 203' - Thermodynamics of Materials I
Concepts of state, simple equilibrium, the state of an ideal gas, extensive and intensive properties. Internal energy and the first law of thermodynamics, processes, heat capacity, entropy and the quantification of irreversibility, the second law of thermodynamics, the combine statement of the first and the second law of thermodynamics. Transport mechanisms; heat transfer. The statistical interpretation of entropy, thermal equilibrium and the Boltzmann equation. Definition of the entropy, the Helmholtz free energy, the Gibbs free energy, Maxwell equations. The third law of thermodynamics, phase equilibrium in a one component system. The behavior gases, the P-V-T relation of gases

MATE 204 - Thermodynamics of Materials II
The behavior of solutions; Raoult’s Law and Henry’s Law, the Gibbs Duhem equation, Solution thermodynamics. Gibbs Free Energy Composition and Phase Diagrams of Binary Systems; criteria for phase stability in regular solutions, liquid and solid standard states, phase diagrams, Gibbs free energy and thermodynamic activity. Reaction involving gases; reaction equilibrium in a gas mixture and the equilibrium constant, reaction equilibrium as a compromise between enthalpy and entropy. Reactions Involving Pure Condensed Phases and A Gaseous Phase; Ellingham Diagrams, the effect of phase transformations. Reaction Equilibria in Systems Containing Components in Condensed Solution; the Gibbs phase rule, the solubility of gases in metals. Electrochemistry; the Gibbs free energy of formation of ions and standard reduction potentials

MATE 300 - Summer Practice I

MATE 301' - Fundamentals and Applications of Mechanical Shaping
Macroscopic plasticity of engineering materials; yield criteria, plastic stress-strain relations, strain instability, strain rate and temperature. Plasticity analysis, ideal work, slab analysis, upper-bound analysis, slip line field theory, finite element analysis. Formability, workability, deformation processing of multiphase materials, control of microstructure through deformation processing

MATE 302 - Phase Transformations & Kinetic Processes in Materials
Overview of kinetics in relation to equilibrium thermodynamics, Motion of Atoms and Molecules by Diffusion in crystals & along crystal imperfections, and in noncrystalline materials; Motion of Dislocations and Interfaces; Chemical Reaction Rate Theory; Nucleation & Growth of Phases; Phase Transformations and microstructural evolution. Spinodal and Order-Disorder Transformations; Precipitation & Coarsening; Martensitic Transformations. All materials classes, including metals and alloys, ionic and intermetallic compounds, glasses, semiconductors, and polymers, will be considered in terms of similarities and differences

MATE 303' - Chemical Principles in Production of Metals
Generalised treatment of thermodynamic and kinetic principles of pretreatment, reduction, smelting, matte smelting, refining hydrometallurgical and electrochemical processes. Principles and practice of production of lead, zinc, copper, aluminum. Reversible electrode potentials, polarization, recovery of metals from aqueous and fused salt solutions. Electrorefining, electroplating, electropolishing processes, anodizing and integral coloring.

MATE 304 - Metallic Materials
Concept of steel standards & standard steels; types of nonferrous alloys; factors which determine quality in metallic materials; effect of microstructure on mechanical properties

MATE 305 - Iron and Steel Production Technologies
Preparation of iron ores, ore dressing, sintering and pelletizing, reduction of iron oxides, bosh and hearth reactions, slag formation, blast furnace operating practice, treatment of hot metal, other methods of iron production. Description of steelmaking process, C-O reactions, S, P, N, H in steelmaking, DRI (sponge iron) production and its use in steelmaking, alloy steelmaking, deoxidation, ladle metallurgy, principles and technologies of continuous casting methods

MATE 307 - Microstructure and Phase Relations
Metallographic specimen preparation; etching techniques; precipitate and phase recognition; analysis of metallic microstructures; quantitative metallographic analysis

MATE 309 - Solidification Processes
Liquids and Solids. Solidification of pure metals. Homogeneous and heterogeneous nucleation. Solidification of alloys, undercooling, solidification of eutectics. Constitutional undercooling. Growth in pure metal and alloys. Distribution coefficient. Macrostructure development. Classification of alloys according to their freezing range. Centerline feeding resistance. The rate of solidification, heat transfer in solidification. Segregation, single crystal growth, zone refining, rapid solidification

MATE 310' - Polymeric Materials
Introductory information about the types, importance and application of polymeric materials; Structure and Properties of polymers; Characteristics, Applications, and Processing of Polymers.

MATE 311 - Ceramics and Refractory Materials
Definitions of ceramics; Raw materials; Crystal Structure and Properties of Ceramic materials; Atomic bonding; Phase diagrams; Glass and Glass-ceramics; Mechanical properties and behavior; Thermal properties and behavior; Refractory ceramics; Technical Ceramics; Structural Ceramics

MATE 400 - Summer Practice II

MATE 401' - Casting Processes & Applications
Molding sands and sand casting; refractoriness test; mold making practice; CO2 molding, core and mold making with organic binders, heat curing binders, core oils and core resins, methyleneblue test. Production of cast irons. Inoculation, chill testing of cast iron, casting of nonferrous metals and alloys. Continuous casting and thin slab casting

MATE 403 - Materials Characterization
Fundamentals of crystallography, properties of X-rays and electron beams, spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, electron diffraction, crystal structure determinations, intensities of diffracted beam, lattice parameter measurement and phase diagram determinations

MATE 405 - Heat Treatment and Surface Hardening of Materials
Importance of heat treatment of metallic materials; heat treatment furnaces and atmospheres; solutionizing and austenization; effects of rate of cooling; quenching and tempering; age-hardening, precipitation hardening, case hardening methods, quality control

MATE 410' - Material Selection and Design
Design process. Steps of design. Design tools. Designing against failure. Materials & Process selection in design. Case studies in materials and process selection. Quality, Safety and Economical considerations. Quality Function Deployment. Sequential Engineering and Concurrent Engineering Design Concepts

MATE 419' - Undergraduate Seminar
A capstone project supervised by a department faculty member on the applications of the knowledge gained on metallurgical/materials process and test systems design, materials modeling, material selection for specific engineering applications, feasibility analysis, etc. A comprehensive report and a presentation covering the results obtained so far and a work plan for the MATE 420 next semester are required. In addition, students follow seminars given by senior people in the field and experts on legal consequences of engineering practice, health and work place safety, project management, ethics and social responsibility.

MATE 420' - Graduation Project
A capstone project supervised by a department faculty member on the applications of the knowledge gained on metallurgical/materials process and test systems design, materials modeling, material selection for specific engineering applications, feasibility analysis, etc. A comprehensive report and a presentation on the subject are required

Technical Elective Courses

MATE 440 - Corrosion and Oxidation of Metals
Introduction to corrosion, thermodynamic and kinetic aspects of corrosion and oxidation, types of corrosion, corrosion in various environments, corrosion of engineering materials, corrosion testing, control and prevention methods, corrosion in material selection and design

MATE 442 - Welding Metallurgy & Technology
Welding related terms and definitions. Classification of the welding processes. Frequently used welding processes, their application areas, advantages and disadvantages. Typical welding discontinuities. Destructive and nondestructive tests applied on welded joints. Quality aspects. Welding metallurgy of ferrous and nonferrous metals. Effects of the welding parameters on the microstructure. Mechanical properties due to the microstructural changes. Heat treatments applied on weld joints

MATE 446 - Composite Materials
Introduction to composites materials, anisotropic and isotropic elasticity, metal matrix composites, ceramic matrix composites, polymer matrix composites, strengthening and failure, micromechanics of composites, designing composite structures, Inspection and repair of composites.

MATE 448 - Powder Metallurgy
Fabrication of metallic powders and methods for their characterization, compaction and sintering, uni-axial and isostatic pressing, sintering theory and influence of different processing conditions, wetting and surface diffusion, solid and liquid phase sintering, advantages and limitations of powder metallurgy materials

MATE 450 - Nondestructive Evaluation of Materials

MATE 452 - Fracture of Engineering Materials and Failure Analysis
General procedures and techniques used for failure analysis, typical failure modes, fracture, wear, corrosion, fatigue, elevated temperature failures, ductile and brittle fractures, case studies, precautions and preventative measures

MATE 456 - Glass Science and Technology
Definitions of ceramics; Raw materials; Crystal Structure and Properties of Ceramic materials; Atomic bonding; Phase diagrams; Glass and Glass-ceramics; Mechanical properties and behavior; Thermal properties and behavior; Refractory ceramics; Technical Ceramics; Structural Ceramics

MATE 460 - Biomaterials
Definition of biomaterial, biocompatibility, host response, synthetic and biological materials, synthetic biomaterial classes, polymers in the body, implant factors, host factors, categories of biomaterial applications, evaluation of biomaterials, historical evaluation of implants, current work in biomaterials, motivation for future directions, current trends. Properties of materials; bulk properties of materials, mechanical properties of materials. Comparison of common surface analysis methods. Metallic biomaterials, polymeric biomaterials, ceramic biomaterials, composite biomaterials. Importance of sterilization procedures for extracorporeal devices

MATE 462 - Nanomaterials
Nanotechnology fundamentals, history, applications and novel materials. Synthesis and application of nanomaterials and their application in industry

MATE 464 - Surface Processing of Materials
Characterization of surfaces, interaction of surfaces, theory of contact mechanics. Surface hardening methods, carburizing. Conversion coatings. Surface coating methods: Gaseous, solution and molten state deposition processes. Principles of physical and chemical vapor deposition, electrochemical deposition, spray coatings. Characterization of coatings, stresses in thin films and coatings, tribology of coatings, case studies for the application of coatings.

MATE 466 - Polymer Science and Technology
Classification of polymers, polymerization, types of polymerization, characterization of polymers, characterization methods, amorphous, crystalline and elastomer state of polymers.

MATE 468 - Ceramic Materials
Bonding theory, Ceramic structures, Defects, Physical properties of ceramics, Electrical and dielectric properties of ceramics, Mechanical properties and optical properties of ceramics. Processing of ceramic and glass

MATE 474 - Processing of Ceramic Materials
Powder Preparation, Preconsolidation, Shape-forming Process, Synthesis, Theory of Sintering, Modified Densification Processes, Final Machining, Effect of grinding on microstructure of Ceramics, Glass Manufacturing Process

MATE 482 - Secondary Steelmaking
History of secondary steelmaking and trends in steel quality demands, thermodynamic fundamentals, fluid flow in steel melts, kinetics of reactions among phases, deoxidation of liquid steel, degassing and decarburization of liquid steel, desulfurization in secondary steelmaking, phosphorus control in secondary metallurgy, nitrogen control in steelmaking, inclusions and inclusion modification, clean steel technology

MATE 486 - Nonferrous Metallurgy and Nonferrous Industry
General principles of extraction and refining of nonferrous metals. Pretreatment processes, thermodynamics and kinetics of roasting. Extraction of metals like copper, zinc and lead from their ores and concentrates by pyrometallurgical and/or hydrometallurgical methods. Refining of these metals. Examples to pyrometallurgical extraction processes. Gaseous reduction. Gaseous reduction of metal oxides.

Service Courses Given to Other Departments

MATE 207 - Introduction to Materials Engineering
Historical perspective and classification of materials. Atomic structure and theory. Bonding in solids. The structure of crystalline solids. Fundamental mechanical properties of materials. Phase diagrams. Thermal processing of metal alloys. Properties and use of ceramics, glasses and composites. Material selection. Design and economical considerations.

MATE 208 - Introduction to Materials Engineering
Historical perspective and classification of materials. Atomic structure and theory. Bonding in solids. The structure of crystalline solids. Fundamental mechanical properties of materials. Phase diagrams. Thermal processing of metal alloys. Properties and use of ceramics, glasses and composites. Material selection. Design and economical considerations.

MATE 320 - Engineering Materials

Service Courses Taken From Other Departments

CHEM 106 - General Chemistry for Materials Engineering
By the 2016-2017 Fall Semester, this course has been replaced by CEAC 103 and CEAC 104.

CMPE101 - Introduction to Computers and Programming
Basics of information systems, computer software, computer hardware: CPU, memory units, and I/O devices, internet and networking, basic programming concepts, hands-on experience of application software and internet through laboratory sessions.

CMPE102 - Computer Programming
Programming concepts: data types, arithmetic expressions, assignment statements; input/output functions; library functions; selection and repetition statements; user-defined functions; arrays and strings.

ECON 211 - Fundamentals of Economics
The course focuses on both household, and firm behavior, and how their interactions determine those allocations. In this respect, consumer attitudes and utility maximization behaviors and the profit maximization under different market structures are investigated. In macroeconomic part of the course we will discuss the notions like national income, gross domestic product, GDP deflator along with the short run and long run macroeconomics concerns of business cycles, recession, unemployment, price stability etc.

ENG101 - English for Academic Purposes I
ENG101 consists of academic skills, such as reading comprehension, vocabulary building and critical analysis of texts. In this frame, listening and note-taking, class discussions, presentations, writing, research assignments and use of technology are some of the important activities.

ENG102 - English for Academic Purposes II
ENG102 elaborates on academic skills such as reading comprehension, listening, class discussions about the topic of the unit, vocabulary building and critical analysis of texts. It also includes research assignments and response paper and graph writing. Skills like listening and note-taking, analysis of written products, portfolio keeping and use of technology are elaborated in this course, as well.

ENG201 - English for Academic Purposes III
The course consists of mainly advanced reading and writing skills, applying critical reading skills and strategies, identifying the organization of a reading text, main ideas of the texts, and the author’s main purpose, summarizing a given text, outlining and writing an argumentative essay. Some parts of the input are in flipped learning mode.

ENG204 - Report Writing Skills
This course includes research-based report writing skills. The content includes types of reports and models; the choice of topics, formation of thesis statements, writing paraphrases and summaries, preparation of report outlines, evaluation of print and electronic sources, in-text and end-of-text citation, report presentation in oral and written format. Flipped learning method is utilised to a great extent.

HIST101 - Principles of Atatürk and History of Turkish Revolution I
The decline of the Ottoman Empire and the developments leading to the Turkish Revolution.

HIST102 - Principles of Atatürk and History of Turkish Revolution II
Foundation of the Turkish Republic and principles of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

IE 220 - Probability and Statistics
Introduction to probability and statistics. Random variables and probability distributions. Expected value. Sampling distributions. One and two sample estimation problems. Test of hypotheses. Simple linear regression.

IE 305 - Engineering Economic Analysis
Economic analysis for engineering and managerial decision-making. Cash flows, effect of time and interest rate on money and physical assets. Methods of evaluating alternatives: present worth, future worth, annual worth, rate-of-return and benefit/cost ratios. Depreciation and taxes. Effects of inflation.

MATH157 - Extended Calculus I
Preliminaries, Limits and Continuity, Differentiation, Applications of Derivatives, L'Hopital’s Rule, Integration, Applications of Integrals, Integrals and Transcendental Functions, Integration Techniques, and Improper Integrals, Sequences.

MATH158 - Extended Calculus II
Infinite Series, Vectors in the plane and Polar Coordinates. Vectors and Motions in Space, Multivariable Functions and Their Derivatives, Multiple Integrals: Double Integrals, Areas, Double Integrals in Polar Coordinates, Triple Integrals in Rectangular, Cylindrical and Spherical Coordinates, Line Integrals, Independence of path, Green’s Theorem.

MATH275 - Linear Algebra
Linear Equations and Matrices, Real Vector Spaces, Inner Product Spaces, Linear Transformations and Matrices, Determinants, Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors.

MATH276 - Differential Equations
First Order, Higher Order Linear Ordinary Differential Equations, Series Solutions of Differential Equations, Laplace Transforms, Linear Systems of Ordinary Differential Equations, Fourier Analysis and Partial Differential Equations.

MFGE 156 - Computer Aided Engineering Drawing
Part design and principals of surface design. Drafting of part design, dimensioning and tolerances. Fundamentals of assembly design and bill of materials

MFGE 203 - Statics and Strength of Materials
General principles of mechanics and vectors. Force vectors. Equilibrium of a particle. Equilibrium of rigid bodies. Analysis of trusses and frames. Internal forces. Shear and moment diagrams. Concepts of stress and strain. Axial loading, torsion, bending, transverse shear. Deflections with simple loading. Combined loadings, Mohr’s circle.

ORY 400 - Participation in Social and Cultural Activities
Students must attend at least one social/cultural activity in each semester or at least two activities in each academic year. The activities are announced on the webpage of the departments. The students get an attendance certificate for the participation of each activity. To get a passing grade from this course, students should submit these certificates to their advisors.

PHYS 101 - General Physics I
Measurement; Motion Along a Straight Line; Vectors; Motion in Two and Three Dimensions; Force and Motion I; Force and Motion II; Kinetic Energy and Work; Potential Energy and Conservation of Energy; Center of Mass and Linear Momentum; Rotation; Rolling, Torque, and Angular Momentum; Equilibrium and Elasticity.

PHYS 102 - General Physics II
Electric Charge; Electric Fields; Gauss' Law; Electric Potential; Capacitance; Current and Resistance; Circuits; Magnetic Fields; Magnetic Field due to Currents; Induction and Inductance

TURK 101 - Turkish Language I
Historical development, structure, and usage of Turkish language, Practice on texts.

TURK 102 - Turkish Language II
Historical development, structure, and usage of Turkish language, Practice on texts