ECTS - Introduction to Materials Engineering

Introduction to Materials Engineering (MATE207) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Introduction to Materials Engineering MATE207 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
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Course Objectives This course provides a conceptual framework for understanding the behavior of engineering materials by emphasizing important relationships between processing, internal structure and properties.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • To understand the properties and characteristics of materials figure prominently in almost every modern engineering design.
  • To understand the relationship between processing, structure and physical properties.
  • To have a broad vision about the nature of materials and the mechanisms that act upon, modify, and control their properties.
Course Content Historical perspective and classification of materials; atomic structure and theory; bonding in solids; the structure of crystalline solids; fundamental mechanical properties of materials; phase diagrams; thermal processing of metal alloys; properties and use of ceramics, glasses and composites; material selection; design and economical considerati

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction to Materials Science & Engineering. Structure-Properties-Performance. Types of Materials Chapter 1 of the course book, and related pages of other sources.
2 Bonding & Properties. Ionic, covalent, metallic bonding. Secondary bonds. Chapter 2 of the course book, and related pages of other sources.
3 Atomic Order in Solids: Crystals Cubic Crystals. Hexagonal Crystals. Polymorphism. Unit Cell Geometry. Crystal Directions. Crystal Planes. X-Ray Diffraction Chapter 3 of the course book, and related pages of other sources.
4 Atomic Disorder in Solids: Impurities in Solids. Solid Solutions in Metals. Imperfections in Crystals. Noncrystalline Materials Chapter 4 of the course book, and related pages of other sources.
5 Atomic Diffusion & Diffusion Processes: Interstitial Diffusion. Substitutional Diffusion. Fick’s First & Second Law. Non-steady State Diffusion. Chapter 5 of the course book, and related pages of other sources.
6 Mechanical Properties of Metals. Concepts of Stress and Strain. Dislocation motion & Deformation. Stress-strain Behavior. Cold working. Elastic and Plastic Deformation. Tensile Properties: Yield Strength and Tensile Strength Chapter 6 of the course book, and related pages of other sources.
7 Mechanical Properties of Metals. Ductility. Toughness. Anisotropy. Types of Failures in Materials. True Stress and Strain. Definition of Safety Factor. Chapter 6 of the course book, and related pages of other sources.
8 Dislocations and Strengthening Mechanisms: Grain Size Reduction, Solid Solution and Precipitation Strengthening. Work Hardening. Recovery, Recrystallization and Grain Growth. Chapter 7 of the course book, and related pages of other sources.
9 Tensile and Hardness Testing: Offset Yield Stress. Ductility, Resillience and Toughness. Hardness Testing. Chapter 6 of the course book, and related pages of other sources.
10 Mechanical Failure: Ductile and Brittle Fracture (in detail). Stress Concentration Factor. Crack Initiation & Growth. Fracture Toughness. Fatigue and Creep. Chapter 8 of the course book, and related pages of other sources.
11 Phase Diagrams: The Solubility Limit. Components and Phases. Number and Types of Phases. Composition and Weight Fractions of Phases. Lever Rule. Isomorphous Binary Systems. Binary Eutectic Systems. Microstructures in Eutectic Systems. Fe-C Phase Diagram. Chapter 9 of the course book, and related pages of other sources.
12 Phase Transformations. Avrami Equation. Nucleation and Growth. Isothermal Transformation Diagrams. Non-equilibrium Transformation Products. Mechanical Properties and Microstructure. Chapter 10 of the course book, and related pages of other sources.
13 Thermal Processing of Metals. Annealing, Normalizing. Hardenability & Quenching. Precipitation Hardening. Chapter 11 of the course book, and related pages of other sources.
14 Corrosion and Degradation. Electrochemical Considerations: Oxidation and Reduction Reactions. Anode & Cathode. Electrode Potentials: The Standard EMF Series. Galvanic Series. Forms of Corrosion. Corrosion Prevention Methods. Chapter 17 of the course book, and related pages of other sources.
15 Final Examination Period
16 Final Examination Period


Course Book 1. Materials Science & Engineering, An Introduction, 7Ed., W.D. Callister, John Wiley & Sons, 2006.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 14
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 2 14
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 42
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 30
Toplam 6 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
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 in mathematics, science and engineering subjects pertaining to the relevant discipline; ability to use theoretical and applied knowledge in these areas in the solution of complex engineering problems. X
2 Ability to formulate, and solve complex engineering problems; ability to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose.
3 Ability to design a complex system, process, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the desired result; ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose.
4 Ability to select and use modern techniques and tools needed for analyzing and solving complex problems encountered in engineering practice; ability to employ information technologies effectively.
5 Ability to design and conduct experiments, gather data, analyze and interpret results for investigating complex engineering problems or discipline specific research questions.
6 Ability to work efficiently in intra-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; ability to work individually.
7 Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; knowledge of a minimum of one foreign language; ability to write effective reports and comprehend written reports, prepare design and production reports, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear and intelligible instructions.
8 Awareness of the need for lifelong learning; ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continue to educate him/herself.
9 Knowledge on behavior according ethical principles, professional and ethical responsibility and standards used in engineering practices.
10 Knowledge about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness in entrepreneurship, innovation; knowledge about sustainable development.
11 Knowledge about the global and social effects of engineering practices on health, environment, and safety, and contemporary issues of the century reflected into the field of engineering; awareness of the legal consequences of engineering solutions.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours)
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 2 32
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 2 10 20
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 15 30
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 20 20
Total Workload 102