Tool and Die Design (MFGE403) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Tool and Die Design MFGE403 2 0 2 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
ME 210 Strength of Materials
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Drill and Practice, Problem Solving, Team/Group.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Instructor Dr. Hakan Kalkan
Course Assistants
Course Objectives This course aims to introduce design and manufacturing of jigs and fixtures which are used in manufacturing processes.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • The student will know tool materials and manufacturing methods of tools.
  • Ability to dimensioning and tolerancing techniques for the design of tools.
  • The student will be able to design jigs and fixtures.
  • The student will be able to design dies for sheet metal works.
  • The student will know the importance of Finite Element Analysis for the design of tools.
Course Content Introduction, definitions of jigs and fixtures, types of fixtures, design and manufacturing of jigs and fixtures, FE analysis of loading and stress analysis of jigs during processes.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction Lecture Notes 1 on moodle website
2 Tooling Materials Lecture Notes 2 on moodle website
3 Dimensioning Lecture Notes 3 on moodle website
4 Sectioning Lecture Notes 4 on moodle website
5 Tolerancing Lecture Notes 5 on moodle website
6 Assembly Drawings Lecture Notes 6 on moodle website
7 Threads & Fasteners Lecture Notes 7 on moodle website
8 Tool Drawings Lecture Notes 8 on moodle website
9 Jigs & Fixtures Lecture Notes 9 on moodle website
10 Sheet Metal Bending Tools Lecture Notes 10 on moodle website
11 Sheet Metal Drawing Tools Lecture Notes 11 on moodle website
12 Sheet Metal Stretching Tools Lecture Notes 12 on moodle website
13 FE modelling of tools and dies Lecture Notes 13 on moodle website
14 Student Project Presentations Lecture Notes 14 on moodle website
15 Final Exam Lecture Notes on moodle website
16 Final Exam Lecture Notes on moodle website


Course Book 1. Fundamentals of Tool Design Author - John G. Nee, Society of Manufacturing Engineers.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 5
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project 1 25
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 40
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 30
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 in mathematics and basic sciences and computational skills to solve manufacturing engineering problems X
2 An ability to define and analyze issues related with manufacturing technologies X
3 An ability to develop a solution based approach and a model for an engineering problem and design and manage an experiment X
4 An ability to design a comprehensive manufacturing system based on creative utilization of fundamental engineering principles while fulfilling sustainability in environment and manufacturability and economic constraints X
5 An ability to chose and use modern technologies and engineering tools for manufacturing engineering applications X
6 An ability to utilize information technologies efficiently to acquire datum and analyze critically, articulate the outcome and make decision accordingly X
7 An ability to attain self-confidence and necessary organizational work skills to participate in multi-diciplinary and interdiciplinary teams as well as act individually X
8 An ability to attain efficient communication skills in Turkish and English both verbally and orally X
9 An ability to reach knowledge and to attain life-long learning and self-improvement skills, to follow recent advances in science and technology X
10 An awareness and responsibility about professional, legal, ethical and social issues in manufacturing engineering X
11 An awareness about solution focused project and risk management, enterpreneurship, innovative and sustainable development X
12 An understanding on the effects of engineering applications on health, social and legal aspects at universal and local level during decision making process X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 2 32
Laboratory 16 2 32
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 2 32
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project 1 15 15
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 5 10
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 5 5
Total Workload 126