ECTS - Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (CEAC420) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology CEAC420 Area Elective 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
CEAC 104
Course Language English
Course Type Area Elective Courses
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Demonstration, Discussion, Question and Answer, Team/Group.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Murat Kaya
Course Assistants
Course Objectives Enable students understand the science of the ``nano`` in physics, engineering, chemistry, biology and medicine, Acquire a basic understanding of the current state of the development of nanotechnologies,Give information about the preparation and characterization techniques of various types of nanostructures, Highlight the major applications of nanoscale phenomena and structures in technology and science, Acquire an understanding of innovation in the nanotechnology sector, Give information about problems caused by nanoparticles and safety assessment for the nanoparticles.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Basic knowledge of the physical principles, mathematical methods and techniques appropriate about nanosize.
  • Types of nanostructures.
  • Synthesis and characterization techniques.
  • An understanding of some of the most common applications of nanoscale phenomena.
  • The importance and application of nanoscience in engineering, chemistry and biology.
  • Information about the safety of nanoparticles.
Course Content The state of the art of nanoscience, the rapid progress in experimental techniques and theoretical studies, physical principles, and a number of nanoscale measuring methods on synthesis and characterization of nanosystems, technological application of nanoscience, nanochemistry and nanobiology, nanomedicine.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction and Some Physical Principles Chapter 1
2 Introduction and Some Physical Principles Chapter 1
3 Synthesis of Nanomaterials Chapter 3
4 Synthesis of Nanomaterials Chapter 3
5 Microscopy – Nanoscopy Chapter 2
6 Other Characterization Techniques Chapter 2
7 Nanocrystals – Nanowires – Nanolayers Chapter 4
8 Nanocrystals – Nanowires – Nanolayers Chapter 4
10 Applications of Nanotechnology Chapter 7 ve 9
11 Applications of Nanotechnology Chapter 7 ve 9
12 Nanochemistry –Chemistry on the Nanoscale, Catalysis, Renewable Energy, Batteries, and Environmental Protection Chapter 10
13 Nanochemistry –Chemistry on the Nanoscale, Catalysis, Renewable Energy, Batteries, and Environmental Protection Chapter 10
14 Biology on the Nanoscale Chapter 11 and 12
15 Presentations


Course Book 1. H.-E.Schaefer, Nanoscience, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
Other Sources 2. B. Bhushan, Springer handbook of nanotechnology, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2004
3. Z. L. Wang, Characterization of Nanophase Materials, Wiley-WCH, 2000
4. 3.) W.C.W. Chan, Bio-Applications of Nanoparticles, Landes Bioscience and Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, 2007
5. D. L. Feldheim, C. A. Foss, Jr., Metal Nanoparticles, Marcel Dekker Inc., 2002
6. A.I. Kirkland, J.L. Hutchison, Nanocharacterisation, The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2007
7. M. Hosokawa, K. Nogi, M. Naito, T. Yokoyama, Elsevier, 2007
8. G. Schmid, Nanoparticles: From Theory to Application, WILEY-VCH Verlag, 2004
9. M. Ratner, D. Ratner, Nanotechnology: A Gentle Introduction to the Next Big Idea, Prentice Hall, 2002

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation 1 20
Project 1 20
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 25
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 35
Toplam 4 100
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 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. X
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. X
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. X
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. X
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. X
6 The ability to work efficiently in inter-, intra-, and multi-disciplinary teams; the ability to work individually. X
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. X
9 Acting in conformity with the ethical principles; professional and ethical responsibility and knowledge of the standards employed in chemical engineering applications. X
10 Knowledge of business practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness of entrepreneurship and innovation; knowledge of sustainable development. X
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 1 16
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 1 15 15
Project 1 15 15
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 15 15
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 20 20
Total Workload 129