Plastic Materials (CEAC431) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Plastic Materials CEAC431 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
Learning and Teaching Strategies Discussion, Question and Answer.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Seha Tirkeş
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The course will provide the student the historical development of plastics and general methods of preparation of them. In addition to these, the chemical structure and property relationships, individual classes of plastics, applications and processing methods will be explained.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Definition of polymers
  • Distinguishing one type of polymer compound from another based on its chemical structure
  • Identify the polymer preparation methods
  • Chemical structure and property relationships
  • Identify the processing methods of plastics
  • A knowledge of principles of product design
  • A knowledge about additives
Course Content The historical development of plastic materials, the chemical nature of plastics, states of aggregation in polymers, relationship between structure and thermal and mechanical properties, relationship between structure and chemical properties, additives for plastics, principles of product design, principles of the processing of plastics.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 The Historical Development of Plastics Materials 1-18
2 The Chemical Nature of Plastics 19-42
3 The Chemical Nature of Plastics 19-42
4 States of Aggregation in Polymers 43-58
5 Relation of Structure to Thermal and Mechanical Properties 59-75
6 Relation of Structure to Thermal and Mechanical Properties 59-75
7 Relation of Structure to Chemical Properties 76-109
8 Relation of Structure to Chemical Properties 76-109
9 Relation of Structure to Chemical Properties 76-109
10 Ara Sınav
11 Additives for Plastics 124-157
12 Additives for Plastics 124-157
13 Principles of the Processing of Plastics 158-183
14 Principles of the Processing of Plastics 158-183
15 Principles of Product Design 184-204
16 Final Examination


Course Book 1. Byrdson, J.A., Plastics Materials, Butterworth-Heinemann, 7 th Edition, (1999).

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 1 20
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 50
Toplam 3 100
Percentage of Semester Work 50
Percentage of Final Work 50
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 14 2 28
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 1 12 12
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 15 15
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 20 20
Total Workload 123