ECTSGlass Science and Technology

Glass Science and Technology (MATE456) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Glass Science and Technology MATE456 Elective Courses 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Consent of the department
Course Language English
Course Type Area Elective Courses (Group C)
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
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Course Objectives The primary aim of this course is to help students understand the glass and glass manufacturing technology, properties of glasses and commercial glass products.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • In this course students will learn the fundamental principles among structure, property and processing of ceramics and refractory materials. At the end of the course, students will have knowledge about the physical, mechanical and thermal properties of ceramics and refractory materials which make them important for engineering applications.
Course Content Definitions of ceramics; Raw materials; Crystal Structure and Properties of Ceramic materials; Atomic bonding; Phase diagrams; Glass and Glass-ceramics; Mechanical properties and behavior; Thermal properties and behavior; Refractory ceramics; Technical Ceramics; Structural Ceramics

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 History of glass Lecture slides
2 Kinetics of glass Lecture slides
3 Glass industry Lecture slides
4 Glass transition Lecture slides
5 Thermodynamic approach of glass 1 Lecture slides
6 Thermodynamic approach of glass 2 Lecture slides
7 Density of glass Lecture slides
8 Annealing of glass Lecture slides
9 Viscosity Lecture slides
10 Chemical durability Lecture slides
11 Thermal expansion Lecture slides
12 Mechanical properties of glass Lecture slides
13 Strengthening of glass Lecture slides
14 Commercial glasses Lecture slides
15 Summary
16 Final


Course Book 1. Glass Science, Robert H. Doremus, Wiley, 1973
Other Sources 2. Introduction to Glass Science and Technology, 2nd ed., by J.E. Shelby, The Royal Society of Chemistry 2005
3. Introduction to Ceramics; W.D. Kingery, H.K. Bowen, and D.R. Uhlmann, , John Wiley & Sons, 1976

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 10
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics 1 10
Homework Assignments 1 10
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 5 100
Percentage of Semester Work 70
Percentage of Final Work 30
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 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 2 32
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 1 10 10
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 15 15
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 20 20
Total Workload 125