ECTS - Material Selection in Design

Material Selection in Design (MATE410) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Material Selection in Design MATE410 2 2 0 3 9
Pre-requisite Course(s)
MATE 301, MATE 415, IE 305, consent of the department
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery
Learning and Teaching Strategies .
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives This course aims at a broad realistic understanding of design process by drawing attention of the students to a diverse set of topics such as decision making, optimization, engineering economy, planning, applied statistics, reliability, quality engineering, market identification, conceptual design. At the end of this course the students are expected to gain knowledge to assess and evaluate materials on the basis of material properties and ability to use this knowledge for design purposes
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Ability to recognize and develop lists of independent and dependent parameters for a mechanical design from which to develop quantitative measures of performance.
  • Develop optimization equations for selection of materials for defined design projects.
  • Ability to use material property plots to identify the best performing materials for a given application.
  • Use material property databases for identification of candidate materials.
  • A sound understanding of Quality, Safety, Energy and Economical considerations in designing with materials.
Course Content Design process, steps of design, design tools, designing against failure, materials and 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.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Overview of Design Process – Sequential vs. Concurrent Engineering Concepts
2 Design and Optimization Methods
3 Lean Manufacturing and Quality Issues in Materials Industry
4 Material Property Charts & Performance Indices
5 Materials Selection Optimization without Shape
6 Materials Selection Optimization with Shape
7 Design with Conflicting Objectives, Energy Content of Materials
8 Materials Selection Example
9 Overview of Manufacturing Processes and Process Selection
10 Process Selection Example
11 Case Study I in Materials Selection and Design
12 Case Study II in Materials Selection and Design
13 Case Study III in Materials Selection and Design
14 Case Study IV in Materials Selection and Design
15 Overall Review
16 Final Exam


Course Book 1. Materials Selection in Mechanical Design, 3E, M.F. ASHBY, Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann, 2005.
2. Engineering Design- A Materials and Processing Approach, 4E, G.E. DIETER, L. SCHMIDT, McGraw-Hill, 2008.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 5 15
Presentation - -
Project 1 25
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 25
Final Exam/Final Jury - -
Toplam 7 65
Percentage of Semester Work 65
Percentage of Final Work 35
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 X
2 An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data X
3 An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs X
4 An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams X
5 An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems X
6 An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice X
7 An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility X
8 An ability to communicate effectively X
9 An understanding the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context and recognition of the responsibilities for social problems X
10 A knowledge of contemporary engineering issues X
11 Skills in project management and recognition of international standards and methodologies X
12 Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours)
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury
Total Workload 0