ECTSAdvanced Glass Science and Technology

Advanced Glass Science and Technology (MATE541) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Advanced Glass Science and Technology MATE541 Elective Courses 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Consent of the department
Course Language English
Course Type Elective Courses
Course Level Natural & Applied Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives To advance the understanding on the glass-making process, physical and chemical properties, and applications through discussing on structural and additive effects.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • To understand how glass are produced and why some materials form glasses while others do not.
  • To describe structural distinguish from crystalline materials.
  • To become aware of the physical, mechanical, thermal, and chemical properties in glasses.
  • To understand the commercial glasses and their applications.
Course Content Nucleation, Crystal growth, Glass formation, Melting of ceramic powders, Structure of glasses, Viscosity of glass forming, Density, Thermal expansion, Mechanical properties, Optical properties

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction Lecture slides
2 Principles of glass formation 7~25
3 Glass melting 26~50
4 Immiscibility 51~71
5 Structures of glasses 72~109
6 Viscosity of glass forming melts 111~137
7 Density and thermal expansion 138~162
8 Transport properties 163~187
9 Mechanical properties 188~201
10 Optical properties 202~221
11 Water in glasses and melts 222~236
12 Thermal analysis of glasses 237~248
13 Glass technology 249~261
14 Commercial glasses 262~274
15 Summary
16 Final


Course Book 1. Introduction to Glass Science and Technology, 2nd ed., by J.E. Shelby, The Royal Society of Chemistry 2005
Other Sources 2. Introduction to Ceramics, Kingery, Bowen and Uhlmann, Wiley, 1976

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 20
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 60
Final Exam/Final Jury - -
Toplam 5 100
Percentage of Semester Work 65
Percentage of Final Work 35
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
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 advanced knowledge in computational and/or manufacturing technologies to solve manufacturing engineering problems .
2 An ability to define and analyze issues related with manufacturing technologies.
3 An ability to develop a solution based approach and a model for an engineering problem and design and manage an experiment.
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.
5 An ability to chose and use modern technologies and engineering tools for manufacturing engineering applications.
6 Ability to perform scientific research and/or carry out innovative projects that are within the scope of manufacturing engineering.
7 An ability to utilize information technologies efficiently to acquire datum and analyze critically, articulate the outcome and make decision accordingly.
8 An ability to attain self-confidence and necessary organizational work skills to participate in multi-diciplinary and interdiciplinary teams as well as act individually.
9 An ability to attain efficient communication skills in Turkish and English both verbally and orally.
10 An ability to reach knowledge and to attain life-long learning and self-improvement skills, to follow recent advances in science and technology.
11 An awareness and responsibility about professional, legal, ethical and social issues in manufacturing engineering.
12 An awareness about solution focused project and risk management, enterpreneurship, innovative and sustainable development.
13 An understanding on the effects of engineering applications on health, social and legal aspects at universal and local level during decision making process.

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 4 64
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 1 20 20
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 30 60
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 35 35
Total Workload 179