ECTS - Processing of Ceramic Materials

Processing of Ceramic Materials (MATE474) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Processing of Ceramic Materials MATE474 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Consent of the department
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery
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Course Objectives To develop the general understanding on the fabrication process of polycrystalline ceramic materials and glass, the relationship between processing and microstructure, and sintering mechanism
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • To understand the criteria for selection of the starting powder and methods to achieving the proper particle size.
  • To describe the processes used to form the ceramic powders into the component shapes.
  • To become aware of the densification mechanism in ceramics.
  • To understand the relationship between fabrication processing, microstructure and properties.
Course Content Powder preparation, preconsolidation, shape-forming process, synthesis, theory of sintering, modified densification processes, final machining, effect of grinding on microstructure of ceramics, glass manufacturing process.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction Lecture slides
2 Synthesis of Ceramic Powders Lecture slides
3 Powder Characterizations Lecture slides
4 Colloidal Processing Lecture slides
5 Sol-gel Lecture slides
6 Mixing of Ceramic Powders 1 Lecture slides
7 Mixing of Ceramic Powders 2 Lecture slides
8 Forming of Ceramic Materials Lecture slides
9 Drying of Green Bodies Lecture slides
10 Binder Removal Lecture slides
11 Solid State Sintering 1 Lecture slides
12 Solid State Sintering 2 Lecture slides
13 Liquid State Sintering Lecture Slides
14 Microstructure of Polycrystalline Ceramics Lecture slides
15 Overall review
16 Final exam


Course Book 4. Ceramic Processing, Mohamed N. Rahaman, CRC, 2007.
Other Sources 5. Modern Ceramic Engineering, 3rd ed., by D.W. Richerson, Taylor and Francis, 2003.
6. 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 10
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 5 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
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 Adequate knowledge of mathematics, physical sciences and the subjects specific to chemical engineering disciplines; the ability to apply theoretical and practical knowledge of these areas in the solution of complex engineering problems.
2 The ability to define, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems; the ability to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose.
3 The ability to design a complex system, process, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions in such a way as to meet the specific requirements; the ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose.
4 The ability to select, and use modern techniques and tools needed to analyze and solve complex problems encountered in chemical engineering practices; the ability to use information technologies effectively.
5 The ability to design experiments, conduct experiments, gather data, and analyze and interpret results for investigating complex engineering problems or research areas specific to engineering disciplines.
6 The ability to work efficiently in inter-, intra-, and multi-disciplinary teams; the ability to work individually.
7 Ability to communicate effectively in Turkish, both in writing and in writing; at least one foreign language knowledge; ability to write reports and understand written reports, to prepare design and production reports, to make presentations, to give clear and understandable instructions. X
8 Recognition of the need for lifelong learning; the ability to access information, follow developments in science and technology, and adapt and excel oneself continuously.
9 Acting in conformity with the ethical principles; professional and ethical responsibility and knowledge of the standards employed in chemical engineering applications.
10 Knowledge of business practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness of entrepreneurship and innovation; knowledge of sustainable development.
11 Knowledge of the global and social effects of chemical engineering practices on health, environment, and safety issues, and knowledge of the contemporary issues in engineering areas; awareness of the possible legal consequences of engineering practices.

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