Electrochemistry (ENE411) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Electrochemistry ENE411 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Demonstration, Discussion, Question and Answer, Problem Solving.
Course Coordinator
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Course Objectives The course initially gives an overview of electrode processes showing the way in which the fundamental components of the subject come together in an electrochemical experiment. Also, there are individual discussions of thermodynamics and potential, electron-transfer kinetics, and mass transfer. Concepts from these basic areas are integrated together in treatments of the various methods. There is an introduction of batteries and electrochemical cells. Then, the course follows an extensive introduction to experiments in which electrochemistry is coupled with other tools. Finally, the course explains the electrochemistry of the conducting polymers, corrosion and fuel cells.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Discuss an overview of terminology, fundamental equations, and electrochemical cells.
  • Define the term overpotential, mass transfer by migration and diffusion, convection, and ion conductivity.
  • Explain the importance of electrochemistry in a vast number of fundamental research and applied areas.
  • Explain its origin and the relationship between current and potential for various electrochemical cells.
  • Discuss the concepts of thermodynamics and potential, electron-transfer kinetics, and mass transfer.
  • To provide basic understanding of the various applications of electrochemistry in several areas of materials science.
  • Describe the origin of corrosion and its different types.
  • Describe some common methods used to prevent or control corrosion processes.
  • Explain which type of information that can be obtained from electrochemical methods to electrochemical systems.
  • Explain the role of electrochemistry in conducting polymers.
  • To reflect rapid growth in research and development on batteries and fuel cells
Course Content General electrochemical concepts; introduction to electrochemistry; thermodynamics; electrode potentials; galvanic and electrolytic cells; the cell potential of an electrochemical cell; electrode kinetics; reversible reactions; irreversible reactions; dynamic electrochemistry; mass transport; migration; convection; diffusion layers; conductivity an

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction and Overview of Electrode Processes Chapter 1
2 Potentials and Thermodynamics of Cells Chapter 2
3 Kinetics of Electrode Reactions Chapter 3
4 Basic Potential Step Methods Chapter 4
5 Basic Potential Step Methods Chapter 5
6 Potential Sweep Methods Chapter 6
7 Polarography and Pulse Voltammetry Chapter 7
8 Midterm Exam
9 Techniques Based on Concepts of Impedance Chapter 10
10 Bulk Electrolysis Methods Chapter 10
11 Spectroelectrochemistry and Other Coupled Characterization Methods Chapter 16
12 Photoelectrochemistry and Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence Chapter 18
13 Photoelectrochemistry and Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence Chapter 17
14 Fuel Cell Electrochemistry Chapter 8
15 Fuel Cell Electrochemistry Chapter 8
16 Final Exam


Course Book 1. Allen J. Bard, Larry R. Faulkner, Electrochemical Methods: Fundamentals and Applications, 2nd Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.,2001.
Other Sources 2. Christopher M. A. Brett, Ana Maria Oliveira Brett, Electrochemistry Principles, Methods, and Applications, 2nd Edition, Oxford University Press Inc., 1993
3. Waldfried Plieth, Electrochemistry for Materials Science, 1st Edition, Elsevier Inc., 2008.
4. Cynthia G. Zoski, Handbook of Electrochemistry, 1st Edition, Elsevier Inc., 2007.
5. Frano Barbir, PEM Fuel Cells: Theory and Practice, 1st Edition, Elsevier Inc., 2005.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 60
Final Exam/Final Jury 10 40
Toplam 12 100
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 Adequate knowledge in mathematics, science and subjects specific to the energy systems engineering discipline; the ability to apply theoretical and practical knowledge of these areas to complex engineering problems. X
2 The ability to identify, define, formulate and solve complex engineering problems; selecting and applying proper analysis and modeling techniques for this purpose.
3 The ability to design a complex system, process, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions to meet specific requirements; the ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose.
4 The ability to develop, select and utilize modern techniques and tools essential for the analysis and determination of complex problems in energy systems engineering applications; the ability to utilize information technologies effectively.
5 The ability to design experiments, conduct experiments, gather data, analyze and interpret results for the investigation of complex engineering problems or research topics specific to the energy systems engineering discipline.
6 The ability to work effectively in inter/inner disciplinary teams, the ability to work individually.
7 a)Effective oral and writen communication skills in Turkish; the ability to write effective reports and comprehend written reports, to prepare design and production reports, to make effective presentations, to give and to receive clear and understandable instructions. b)The knowledge of at least one foreign language; the ability to write effective reports and comprehend written reports, to prepare design and production reports, to make effective presentations, to give and to receive clear and understandable instructions.
8 Recognition of the need for lifelong learning; the ability to access information, to follow recent developments in science and technology.
9 a)The ability to behave according to ethical principles, awareness of professional and ethical responsibility; b)knowledge of the standards utilized in energy systems engineering applications.
10 Knowledge on business practices such as project management, risk management and change management; awareness about entrepreneurship, innovation; knowledge on sustainable development.
11 a) Knowledge on the effects of energy systems engineering applications on the universal and social dimensions of health, environment and safety; b) and awareness of the legal consequences of engineering solutions. X

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
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 15 30
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 15 15
Total Workload 125