ECTS - Processing of Ceramic Materials

Processing of Ceramic Materials (MATE474) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Processing of Ceramic Materials MATE474 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Consent of the department
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Natural & Applied Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery
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Course Objectives To develop the general understanding on the fabrication process of polycrystalline ceramic materials and glass, the relationship between processing and microstructure, and sintering mechanism
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • To understand the criteria for selection of the starting powder and methods to achieving the proper particle size.
  • To describe the processes used to form the ceramic powders into the component shapes.
  • To become aware of the densification mechanism in ceramics.
  • To understand the relationship between fabrication processing, microstructure and properties.
Course Content 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.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction Lecture slides
2 Synthesis of Ceramic Powders Lecture slides
3 Powder Characterizations Lecture slides
4 Colloidal Processing Lecture slides
5 Sol-gel Lecture slides
6 Mixing of Ceramic Powders 1 Lecture slides
7 Mixing of Ceramic Powders 2 Lecture slides
8 Forming of Ceramic Materials Lecture slides
9 Drying of Green Bodies Lecture slides
10 Binder Removal Lecture slides
11 Solid State Sintering 1 Lecture slides
12 Solid State Sintering 2 Lecture slides
13 Liquid State Sintering Lecture Slides
14 Microstructure of Polycrystalline Ceramics Lecture slides
15 Overall review
16 Final exam


Course Book 4. Ceramic Processing, Mohamed N. Rahaman, CRC, 2007.
Other Sources 5. Modern Ceramic Engineering, 3rd ed., by D.W. Richerson, Taylor and Francis, 2003.
6. Introduction to Ceramics, Kingery, Bowen and Uhlmann, Wiley, 1976.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 10
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 1 10
Presentation 1 10
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 5 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 An ability to access, analyze and evaluate the knowledge needed for the solution of advanced chemical engineering and applied chemistry problems.
2 An ability to self-renewal by following scientific and technological developments within the philosophy of lifelong learning.
3 An understanding of social, environmental, and the global impacts of the practices and innovations brought by chemistry and chemical engineering.
4 An ability to perform original research and development activities and to convert the achieved results to publications, patents and technology.
5 An ability to apply advanced mathematics, science and engineering knowledge to advanced engineering problems.
6 An ability to design and conduct scientific and technological experiments in lab- and pilot-scale, and to analyze and interpret their results.
7 Skills in design of a system, part of a system or a process with desired properties and to implement industry.
8 Ability to perform independent research.
9 Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment and to work as a part of a team.
10 An understanding of the professional and occupational responsibilities.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 2 32
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 1 10 10
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 15 15
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 20 20
Total Workload 125