ECTS - Advanced Glass Science and Technology

Advanced Glass Science and Technology (MATE541) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Advanced Glass Science and Technology MATE541 Area Elective 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Consent of the department
Course Language English
Course Type Technical Elective Courses
Course Level Natural & Applied Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives To advance the understanding on the glass-making process, physical and chemical properties, and applications through discussing on structural and additive effects.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • To understand how glass are produced and why some materials form glasses while others do not.
  • To describe structural distinguish from crystalline materials.
  • To become aware of the physical, mechanical, thermal, and chemical properties in glasses.
  • To understand the commercial glasses and their applications.
Course Content Nucleation, Crystal growth, Glass formation, Melting of ceramic powders, Structure of glasses, Viscosity of glass forming, Density, Thermal expansion, Mechanical properties, Optical properties

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction Lecture slides
2 Principles of glass formation 7~25
3 Glass melting 26~50
4 Immiscibility 51~71
5 Structures of glasses 72~109
6 Viscosity of glass forming melts 111~137
7 Density and thermal expansion 138~162
8 Transport properties 163~187
9 Mechanical properties 188~201
10 Optical properties 202~221
11 Water in glasses and melts 222~236
12 Thermal analysis of glasses 237~248
13 Glass technology 249~261
14 Commercial glasses 262~274
15 Summary
16 Final


Course Book 1. Introduction to Glass Science and Technology, 2nd ed., by J.E. Shelby, The Royal Society of Chemistry 2005
Other Sources 2. 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 20
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 60
Final Exam/Final Jury - -
Toplam 5 100
Percentage of Semester Work 65
Percentage of Final Work 35
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
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. X
2 An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data. X
3 An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs. X
4 An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams. X
5 An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems. X
6 An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility. X
7 An ability to communicate effectively. X
8 An understanding the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context and recognition of the responsibilities for social problems. X
9 Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning. X
10 Knowledge of contemporary engineering issues. X
11 An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice. X
12 Skills in project management and recognition of international standards and methodologies X
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)
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 4 64
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 1 20 20
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 30 60
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 35 35
Total Workload 179