ECTSMetallic Materials and Heat Treatment

Metallic Materials and Heat Treatment (MATE415) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Metallic Materials and Heat Treatment MATE415 7. Semester 3 2 0 4 6
Pre-requisite Course(s)
MATE 314
Course Language English
Course Type Compulsory Departmental Courses
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery
Learning and Teaching Strategies .
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives Understand and appreciate the importance of heat treatment in controlling mechanical properties of metallic materials. Design and apply appropriate and suitable heat treatments for given metallic materials and engineering requirements. Analyze successful or failed applications of heat treatment and will be able to take corrective measures. Select furnaces and furnace atmospheres for specific heat treatment applications. Correlate and analyze selective heat treatments and microstructures that develop
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Students will understand and appreciate the importance of heat treatment in controlling mechanical properties of ferrous and non-ferrous alloys
  • Students will be able to design and apply appropriate and suitable heat treatments for given metallic materials and engineering requirements.
  • Students will be able to analyze successful or failed applications of material selection and heat treatment processes.
  • Students should be able to correlate and analyze the chemical composition, heat treatment processes and the resulting microstructure with the mechanical properties.
Course Content Classification of standard steels, factors determining quality in metallic materials; effect of microstructure on mechanical properties, structural steels, HSLA steels, advanced high strength steels, die and tool steels, stainless steels, cast irons; nonferrous metals and alloys; Al, Cu, Mg, Ti and Ni alloys; heat treatment methods; solutionizing

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Definitions and differentiation between ferrous and non-ferrous alloys. Introduction to standardization and standard metallic materials
2 Factors affecting “quality” in steels, cast irons and nonferrous alloys. Importance and scope of heat treatment of metallic materials.
3 Solutionizing treatment, age-hardening and age-hardenable Al-alloys, precipitation hardening and precipitation hardening stainless steels; example of maraging.
4 Effects of cold work; internal stresses and stress-relief annealing.
5 Annealing and normalizing of steels; industrial application examples.
6 Austenization and quench hardening; quenching media, evaluation of as-quenched microstructures, hardenability; its measurement and evaluation; steel selection according to hardenability.
7 Martempering and austempering of steels.
8 Tempering and isothermal treatment of steels; tempered microstructures; bainitic microstructures
9 Midterm Exam
10 Heat treatment, thermomechanical processing and controlled cooling of HSLA steels.
11 Case hardening methods of steels; carburizing, nitriding, etc; case-depth measurements.
12 Case hardening methods of steels; carburizing, nitriding, etc; case-depth measurements.
13 Problems and solutions related to heat treatment and case-hardening; examples from industrial applications.
14 Heat treatment examples applied to structural steels, tool and die steels, stainless steels, dual phase steels.
15 Quality control applied in the field of heat treatment of metallic materials.
16 Term Project Presentations


Course Book 1. Wolfgang Bleck, “Materials Science of Steel”, Verlag Mainz, Wissenschafsverlag, Aachen, 2010
Other Sources 2. Sidney H. Avner, “Introduction to Physical Metallurgy”, McGraw Hill, 1974
3. American Society for Metals, “Atlas of Isothermal Transformation and Cooling Transformation Diagrams”, ASM International, 1977
4. ASM Handbook Vol.4, “Heat Treating”, ASM International, 1991
5. George Krauss, “Steels: Heat Treatment and Processing Principles”, ASM International, 1990

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 5 20
Presentation - -
Project 1 20
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 20
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 8 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses X
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 5 80
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 2 32
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project 1 9 9
Homework Assignments 5 3 15
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 10 10
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 12 12
Total Workload 158