Powder Metallurgy (MATE448) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Powder Metallurgy MATE448 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
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Course Objectives To give the basic knowledge of the powder metallurgy processing; and also the theory and technology of powder production, consolidation and sintering
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Obtain basic knowledge in powder metallurgy
  • Be familiar with powder preparation and compaction-sintering techniques
  • Properties, advantages and limitations of powder metallurgy materials
Course Content Fabrication of metallic powders and methods for their characterization, compaction and sintering, uni-axial and isostatic pressing, sintering theory and influence of different processing conditions, wetting and surface diffusion, solid and liquid phase sintering, advantages and limitations of powder metallurgy materials.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction and importance of powder metallurgy materials
2 Powder characterization
3 Powder fabrication
4 Microstructure control in powders
5 Tailoring powders for shaping and consolidation
6 Powder shaping
7 Powder compaction
8 Powder sintering - concepts
9 Powder sintering - practice
10 Full-density processes
11 Finishing operations and compact characterization
12 Sintering atmospheres and furnaces
13 Laser sintering (3D printing)
14 Advantages and limitations of powder metallurgy materials
15 Overall review
16 Final exam


Course Book 1. R.M. German, Powder Metallurgy and Particulate Materials Processing (2005)
Other Sources 2. W. Schatt and K.-P Wieters, “Powder Metallurgy Processing and Materials (1997)
3. F. V. Lenel, Powder Metallurgy: Principles and Applications (1980)
4. J.McCall, P.M.French, Metallography in Failure Analysis (1978)

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics 2 10
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project 2 24
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 26
Final Exam/Final Jury - -
Toplam 5 60
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
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)
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 3 48
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project 2 6 12
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 18 18
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 24 24
Total Workload 102