Plastic Materials (CEAC431) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Plastic Materials CEAC431 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 Discussion, Question and Answer.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Seha Tirkeş
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The course will provide the student the historical development of plastics and general methods of preparation of them. In addition to these, the chemical structure and property relationships, individual classes of plastics, applications and processing methods will be explained.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Definition of polymers
  • Distinguishing one type of polymer compound from another based on its chemical structure
  • Identify the polymer preparation methods
  • Chemical structure and property relationships
  • Identify the processing methods of plastics
  • A knowledge of principles of product design
  • A knowledge about additives
Course Content The historical development of plastic materials, the chemical nature of plastics, states of aggregation in polymers, relationship between structure and thermal and mechanical properties, relationship between structure and chemical properties, additives for plastics, principles of product design, principles of the processing of plastics.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 The Historical Development of Plastics Materials 1-18
2 The Chemical Nature of Plastics 19-42
3 The Chemical Nature of Plastics 19-42
4 States of Aggregation in Polymers 43-58
5 Relation of Structure to Thermal and Mechanical Properties 59-75
6 Relation of Structure to Thermal and Mechanical Properties 59-75
7 Relation of Structure to Chemical Properties 76-109
8 Relation of Structure to Chemical Properties 76-109
9 Relation of Structure to Chemical Properties 76-109
10 Ara Sınav
11 Additives for Plastics 124-157
12 Additives for Plastics 124-157
13 Principles of the Processing of Plastics 158-183
14 Principles of the Processing of Plastics 158-183
15 Principles of Product Design 184-204
16 Final Examination


Course Book 1. Byrdson, J.A., Plastics Materials, Butterworth-Heinemann, 7 th Edition, (1999).

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 1 20
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 50
Toplam 3 100
Percentage of Semester Work 50
Percentage of Final Work 50
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 apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
2 An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
3 An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs
4 An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
5 An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems
6 An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
7 An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
8 An ability to communicate effectively
9 An understanding the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context and recognition of the responsibilities for social problems
10 A knowledge of contemporary engineering issues
11 Skills in project management and recognition of international standards and methodologies
12 Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

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 14 2 28
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 1 12 12
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 15 15
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 20 20
Total Workload 123