ECTS - Introduction to Materials Engineering

Introduction to Materials Engineering (MATE207) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Introduction to Materials Engineering MATE207 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 Face To Face
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Course Objectives This course provides a conceptual framework for understanding the behavior of engineering materials by emphasizing important relationships between processing, internal structure and properties.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • To understand the properties and characteristics of materials figure prominently in almost every modern engineering design.
  • To understand the relationship between processing, structure and physical properties.
  • To have a broad vision about the nature of materials and the mechanisms that act upon, modify, and control their properties.
Course Content Historical perspective and classification of materials; atomic structure and theory; bonding in solids; the structure of crystalline solids; fundamental mechanical properties of materials; phase diagrams; thermal processing of metal alloys; properties and use of ceramics, glasses and composites; material selection; design and economical considerati

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction to Materials Science & Engineering. Structure-Properties-Performance. Types of Materials Chapter 1 of the course book, and related pages of other sources.
2 Bonding & Properties. Ionic, covalent, metallic bonding. Secondary bonds. Chapter 2 of the course book, and related pages of other sources.
3 Atomic Order in Solids: Crystals Cubic Crystals. Hexagonal Crystals. Polymorphism. Unit Cell Geometry. Crystal Directions. Crystal Planes. X-Ray Diffraction Chapter 3 of the course book, and related pages of other sources.
4 Atomic Disorder in Solids: Impurities in Solids. Solid Solutions in Metals. Imperfections in Crystals. Noncrystalline Materials Chapter 4 of the course book, and related pages of other sources.
5 Atomic Diffusion & Diffusion Processes: Interstitial Diffusion. Substitutional Diffusion. Fick’s First & Second Law. Non-steady State Diffusion. Chapter 5 of the course book, and related pages of other sources.
6 Mechanical Properties of Metals. Concepts of Stress and Strain. Dislocation motion & Deformation. Stress-strain Behavior. Cold working. Elastic and Plastic Deformation. Tensile Properties: Yield Strength and Tensile Strength Chapter 6 of the course book, and related pages of other sources.
7 Mechanical Properties of Metals. Ductility. Toughness. Anisotropy. Types of Failures in Materials. True Stress and Strain. Definition of Safety Factor. Chapter 6 of the course book, and related pages of other sources.
8 Dislocations and Strengthening Mechanisms: Grain Size Reduction, Solid Solution and Precipitation Strengthening. Work Hardening. Recovery, Recrystallization and Grain Growth. Chapter 7 of the course book, and related pages of other sources.
9 Tensile and Hardness Testing: Offset Yield Stress. Ductility, Resillience and Toughness. Hardness Testing. Chapter 6 of the course book, and related pages of other sources.
10 Mechanical Failure: Ductile and Brittle Fracture (in detail). Stress Concentration Factor. Crack Initiation & Growth. Fracture Toughness. Fatigue and Creep. Chapter 8 of the course book, and related pages of other sources.
11 Phase Diagrams: The Solubility Limit. Components and Phases. Number and Types of Phases. Composition and Weight Fractions of Phases. Lever Rule. Isomorphous Binary Systems. Binary Eutectic Systems. Microstructures in Eutectic Systems. Fe-C Phase Diagram. Chapter 9 of the course book, and related pages of other sources.
12 Phase Transformations. Avrami Equation. Nucleation and Growth. Isothermal Transformation Diagrams. Non-equilibrium Transformation Products. Mechanical Properties and Microstructure. Chapter 10 of the course book, and related pages of other sources.
13 Thermal Processing of Metals. Annealing, Normalizing. Hardenability & Quenching. Precipitation Hardening. Chapter 11 of the course book, and related pages of other sources.
14 Corrosion and Degradation. Electrochemical Considerations: Oxidation and Reduction Reactions. Anode & Cathode. Electrode Potentials: The Standard EMF Series. Galvanic Series. Forms of Corrosion. Corrosion Prevention Methods. Chapter 17 of the course book, and related pages of other sources.
15 Final Examination Period
16 Final Examination Period


Course Book 1. Materials Science & Engineering, An Introduction, 7Ed., W.D. Callister, John Wiley & Sons, 2006.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 14
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 2 14
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 42
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 30
Toplam 6 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses X
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 to Industrial Engineering; an ability to apply theoretical and practical knowledge to model and solve engineering problems.
2 An ability to identify, formulate and solve complex engineering problems; an ability to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods.
3 An ability to design a complex system, process, tool or component to meet desired needs within realistic constraints; an ability to apply modern design.
4 An ability to develop, select and put into practice techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice; an ability to use information technology effectively.
5 An ability to design, conduct experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret results for the study of complex engineering problems or disciplinary research topics.
6 An ability to work individually, on teams, and/or on multidisciplinary teams.
7 Ability to communicate effectively in Turkish orally and in writing; knowledge of at least one foreign language; effective report writing and understand written reports, preparing design and production reports, making effective presentations, giving and receiving clear and understandable instruction.
8 A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning; an ability to use information-seeking tools and to follow the improvements in science and technology. X
9 An ability to behave according to the ethical principles, an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility. Information on standards used in industrial engineering applications.
10 Knowledge of business applications such as project management, risk management and change management. A recognition of entrepreneurship, innovativeness. Knowledge of sustainable improvement.
11 Information on the effects of industrial engineering practices on health, environment and security in universal and societal dimensions and the information on the problems of the in the field of engineering of the era. Awareness of the legal consequences of engineering solutions.
12 An ability to design, development, implementation and improvement of integrated systems that include human, materials, information, equipment and energy. X
13 Knowlede on appropriate analytical, computational and experimental methods to provide system integration.

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 2 32
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 2 10 20
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 15 30
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 20 20
Total Workload 102