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 Area Elective 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
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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 An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
2 An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
3 An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.
4 An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
5 An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
6 An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
7 An ability to communicate effectively.
8 An understanding the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context and recognition of the responsibilities for social problems.
9 Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
10 Knowledge of contemporary engineering issues.
11 An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
12 Skills in project management and recognition of international standards and methodologies
13 An ability to make methodological scientific research.
14 An ability to produce, report and present an original or known scientific body of knowledge.
15 An ability to defend an originally produced idea.

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