Electrochemistry (ENE411) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Electrochemistry ENE411 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 Lecture, Demonstration, Discussion, Question and Answer, Problem Solving.
Course Coordinator
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Course Objectives The course initially gives an overview of electrode processes showing the way in which the fundamental components of the subject come together in an electrochemical experiment. Also, there are individual discussions of thermodynamics and potential, electron-transfer kinetics, and mass transfer. Concepts from these basic areas are integrated together in treatments of the various methods. There is an introduction of batteries and electrochemical cells. Then, the course follows an extensive introduction to experiments in which electrochemistry is coupled with other tools. Finally, the course explains the electrochemistry of the conducting polymers, corrosion and fuel cells.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Discuss an overview of terminology, fundamental equations, and electrochemical cells.
  • Define the term overpotential, mass transfer by migration and diffusion, convection, and ion conductivity.
  • Explain the importance of electrochemistry in a vast number of fundamental research and applied areas.
  • Explain its origin and the relationship between current and potential for various electrochemical cells.
  • Discuss the concepts of thermodynamics and potential, electron-transfer kinetics, and mass transfer.
  • To provide basic understanding of the various applications of electrochemistry in several areas of materials science.
  • Describe the origin of corrosion and its different types.
  • Describe some common methods used to prevent or control corrosion processes.
  • Explain which type of information that can be obtained from electrochemical methods to electrochemical systems.
  • Explain the role of electrochemistry in conducting polymers.
  • To reflect rapid growth in research and development on batteries and fuel cells
Course Content General electrochemical concepts; introduction to electrochemistry; thermodynamics; electrode potentials; galvanic and electrolytic cells; the cell potential of an electrochemical cell; electrode kinetics; reversible reactions; irreversible reactions; dynamic electrochemistry; mass transport; migration; convection; diffusion layers; conductivity an

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction and Overview of Electrode Processes Chapter 1
2 Potentials and Thermodynamics of Cells Chapter 2
3 Kinetics of Electrode Reactions Chapter 3
4 Basic Potential Step Methods Chapter 4
5 Basic Potential Step Methods Chapter 5
6 Potential Sweep Methods Chapter 6
7 Polarography and Pulse Voltammetry Chapter 7
8 Midterm Exam
9 Techniques Based on Concepts of Impedance Chapter 10
10 Bulk Electrolysis Methods Chapter 10
11 Spectroelectrochemistry and Other Coupled Characterization Methods Chapter 16
12 Photoelectrochemistry and Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence Chapter 18
13 Photoelectrochemistry and Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence Chapter 17
14 Fuel Cell Electrochemistry Chapter 8
15 Fuel Cell Electrochemistry Chapter 8
16 Final Exam


Course Book 1. Allen J. Bard, Larry R. Faulkner, Electrochemical Methods: Fundamentals and Applications, 2nd Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.,2001.
Other Sources 2. Christopher M. A. Brett, Ana Maria Oliveira Brett, Electrochemistry Principles, Methods, and Applications, 2nd Edition, Oxford University Press Inc., 1993
3. Waldfried Plieth, Electrochemistry for Materials Science, 1st Edition, Elsevier Inc., 2008.
4. Cynthia G. Zoski, Handbook of Electrochemistry, 1st Edition, Elsevier Inc., 2007.
5. Frano Barbir, PEM Fuel Cells: Theory and Practice, 1st Edition, Elsevier Inc., 2005.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 60
Final Exam/Final Jury 10 40
Toplam 12 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
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 An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
2 An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyse 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 The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context.
9 Mühendislik çözümlerinin küresel ve toplumsal boyutlarda etkisini anlamak için gereken kapsamlı eğitim.
10 A knowledge of contemporary 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.

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
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 15 30
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 15 15
Total Workload 125