Ceramic Materials (MATE468) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Ceramic Materials MATE468 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
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Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
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Course Objectives This course is aimed to develop an understanding of the properties of ceramic materials as they relate primarily to their structure and bonding. The fundamental role of point defects and stoichiometry on the electric, dielectric and diffusional properties of ceramics will be discussed. The critical role of flaws, surfaces and interfaces on the mechanical properties will be addressed
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • To introduce modern ceramic materials, their structure, properties, applications, potential uses and limitations.
  • To appreciate the factors that render ceramics unique and different from other materials such as metals or polymers.
  • To become aware of the bonding/property relationships in ceramics.
  • To familiarize the student with the various ceramic applications
  • To provide the foundation necessary to locate, understand and critically assess the ceramic literature
Course Content Bonding theory, ceramic structures, defects, physical properties of ceramics, electrical and dielectric properties of ceramics, mechanical and optical properties of ceramics, processing of ceramic and glass.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction Chapter 1
2 Bonding in ceramics Chapter 2
3 Structure of ceramics Chapter 3
4 Effect of chemical forces on physical properties Chapter 4
5 Thermodynamic and kinetics considerations Chapter 5
6 Defects in ceramics Chapter 6
7 Diffusion and electrical conductivity Chapter 7
8 Phase equilibria Chapter 8
9 Midterm exam
10 Formation, structure and properties of glasses Chapter 9
11 Sintering and grain growth Chapter 10
12 Dielectric properties Chapter 14
13 Optical properties Chapter 16
14 Seminar Assignment presentation
15 Overall review
16 Final exam


Course Book 1. Fundamentals of Ceramics, by M. W. Barsoum, Taylor and Francis, 2003.
Other Sources 2. Introduction to Ceramics, Kingery, Bowen and Uhlmann. John Wiley & Sons, N.Y., 1976.
3. Principles of Electronic Ceramics, L. L. Hench & J. K. West, Wiley & Sons, N.Y. 1990.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 10
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 1 10
Presentation 1 10
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 5 100
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
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