Department Courses

Department Courses2018-09-10T10:08:21+00:00

PHYS 131 Physics I (3-2) 4 – (6 ECTS)

Measurement, units, motion along a straight line, vectors, motion in two and three dimensions, circular motion, force, Newton’s laws, frictional force, work, kinetic energy and power, potential energy, conservation of energy, systems of particles, center of mass, impulse and momentum, elastic and inelastic collisions, rotation, torque, rolling, angular momentum, static equilibrium, oscillations, simple harmonic motion, pendulum, waves, wave equation, resonance, sound waves, interference, Doppler effect.

MATH 155 Calculus for Engineering I (3-2) 4 – (5 ECTS)

Real numbers and the real line, intervals, absolute value, Equations and inequalities involving absolute value, Graphs of Quadratic Equations, circles, parabolas, shifting a graph, ellipses and hyperbolas. Functions, domain and range, graphs, even and odd functions, combining functions, composite functions, piecewise defined functions. Trigonometric functions, identities, graphs of trigonometric functions. Transcendental functions. Limits and Continuity. Limits at infinity and infinite limits. Differentiation, Applications of Derivatives, Integration, Applications of Definite Integral, Techniques of Integration, Improper Integral.

CHEM 103 Chemistry I (3-2) 4 – (5 ECTS)

A course which provides basic information about stoichiometry, the structural and physical properties of matter, i.e. electronic structure of atoms, chemical binding, molecular geometry, hybridization, and molecular orbital and the states of matter, i.e. gases, liquids and solids.

ME 113 Computer Aided Engineering Drawing – I (2-2) 3 – (6 ECTS)

The course covers the following topics; introduction of engineering drawing and elements of engineering drawing, construction of geometrical entities, projection theory, orthographic drawing, isometric views, dimensioning, and sectioning.

ESR 101 Ethics and Social Responsibility (1-0) 1 – (1 ECTS)

Deciding what constitutes an ethical issue is often difficult because what constitutes good ethical behavior has never been clearly defined. The scope of this course is then to present useful ethical theories to university students who are going to be practitioners in various fields in the near future, and to improve their skills both in analyzing concrete moral issues and deciding upon strategies for solving moral dilemmas. On the other hand in spite of the blurry situation, today’s managers need to create an ethically healthy environment for their employees. How managers can create a healthy environment and help employees to make the right decisions through ethically ambiguous situations is one of other main concerns of this course. The course is designed not only for business students but also for engineering, law, art and sciences and other prospective students. For this reason case studies that excel on various kinds of problems should be analyzed in class discussions. To present ethical-dilemma exercises in each chapter will allow the students to think through ethical issues and assess how they would handle them.

ENG 121 Academic English (0-4) 2 – (4 ECTS)

ENG 121 is a compulsory course for freshman students who have become enrolled in this course after the proficiency test given by the preparatory school. Students who qualify in the test are exempted from ENG 105 and take ENG 205 in the first term and ENG 206 in the second term. The main goal of ENG 105 is to cater for students’ academic language needs at an intermediate level in the four language skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) in an integrated and meaningful manner. The course equips students with the ability to read more effectively by improving and activating their reading skills and vocabulary knowledge. Throughout the first semester, students will do further practice on writing mechanics such as punctuation, spelling, and connectors, and improve their ability to use fixed structures and phrases commonly used in written language by writing guided paragraphs. Students will also deal with listening tasks varying in subject, length, and difficulty to improve their listening and note-taking skills, which will make them more comfortable with the spoken language. Grammar revision is also included in the course so as to increase students’ awareness of the rules and patterns in English language and to help them use the language with greater confidence and enthusiasm.

TURK 101 Turkish I (2-0) 2 – (3 ECTS)

The course will cover the following: teaching students the structure and usage features of the mother tongue; having students acquire the ability to use Turkish appropriately as a written or oral communication tool; developing students’ creative thinking, criticizing, researching, questioning and constructive structure of the outstanding works of art in Turkish Literature; providing the language as complete and cooperated in education and making students aware of their mother tongue during the university period.

PHYS 132 Physics II (3-2) 4 – (6 ECTS)

Electric charge, electric fields, Gauss’ law, electric potential, capacitance, current, resistance and circuits, magnetic fields, magnetic fields due to currents, induction and inductance, electromagnetic oscillations and alternating current, Maxwell’s equations, electromagnetic waves, mirrors and lenses, interference, diffraction, semi-conductors, diodes, transistors.

MATH 156 Calculus for Engineering II (3-2) 4 – (5 ECTS)

Sequences, Infinite Series, Alternating Series, Power Series. Taylor and Maclaurin Series. Vectors, Lines and Planes in Space. Vector Valued Functions; Functions of Several Variables. Partial Derivatives, Directional Derivatives. Extreme Values; Lagrange Multipliers. Double Integrals; Polar Coordinates, Triple Integrals; Cylindrical and Spherical Coordinates; Substitution.

CHEM 104 Chemistry II (3-2) 4 – (6 ECTS)

Discussion of physical properties of solutions, chemical kinetics, chemical equilibrium, chemical thermodynamics and electrochemistry.

CENG 198 Introduction to Computer Programming (2-2) 3 – (5 ECTS)

Programming in C computer language. This is a one-semester course that covers the basic concepts of computer programming. Developing algorithms using stepwise refinement method. Fundamental concepts that are related to structured programming. Data types and variable definitions. Basic control structures. Conditional and looping structures. Function concept. One dimensional arrays.

MSE 102 Materials Science and Engineering Orientation (2-0) 2 – (1 ECTS)

This course presents a culturally relevant, contemporary and historical account of the applied science of materials. It is constructed around three major, interrelated themes: • Historical and worldwide account of the development of materials’ cultures and technologies, beginning in the Old Stone Age. • A modern account of the applied science of materials, which is the application of basic physics and chemistry to the world around us. • A discussion of the relationship among the processing (creation) of a material, its consequent structure (from the atomic to the macroscopic), its attendant properties (e.g., mechanical, physical, and chemical), and its performance in a given application.

ENG 122 Academic English II (0-4) 2 – (4 ECTS)

ENG 122 is the continuation of ENG 105. The aim of this course is to help students to gain a deeper understanding of the language use and a higher level of lexis through the use of various academic texts. Throughout the course, students will master linguistic accuracy to advance their academic abilities further in the four language skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking). The course content is organized to equip students with the necessary skills to express themselves both in oral and written form in an academic environment, as well as with the reading and listening strategies which will contribute to their overall academic success. Grammar instruction at an upper-intermediate level is also included in the course to provide students with a closer insight into more complicated rules and structures in English language and help them speak the appropriate language for academic studies throughout their university education.

TURK 102 Turkish II (2-0) 2 – (3 ECTS)

The course will cover the following: teaching the structure and features of Turkish with examples; teaching the ways of using and reaching knowledge; making students acquire the ability of thinking, planning, observing in a written form during the university period by selecting a qualified novel, poem, story of Turkish literature. This course aims at making students acquire the ability of scientific, criticizing, questioning, interpreting, creating, constructing the ability of thinking.

MATH 258 Introduction to Differential Equations (2-2) 3 – (4 ECTS)

First order differential equations, exact and linear equations, second order equations, Cauchy-Euler equations, undetermined coefficients, variation of parameters, higher order equations, series solutions of differential equations, partial differential equations, separation of variables, wave equation, Laplacian in polar coordinates, Laplace’s equation in cylindrical and spherical coordinates.

IE 230 Introduction to Probability and Statistics (2-2) 3 – (5 ECTS)

Basic concepts of probability and random variables which constitutes the basics of statistics. Discrite and continuous random variables and their distributions, expectation of discrite random variables. Random samples, statistics and their distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, inference about two populations, analysis of variance, regression analysis.

MSE 225 Introduction to Materials Science (3 2 4) / 6 ECTS

Classification of materials, atomic structure, periodic table, molecular structure, bonding in solid materials, structure of crystalline solids, mechanical properties of the materials, phase diagrams, thermal processing of metal alloys, corrosion, properties and introduction to ceramics, glasses and composites.

MSE 226 Engineering Materials (3 0 3) / 5 ECTS

The electrical, optical, thermal and magnetic properties of metals, semiconductors, and insulators. Particular attention is given to the characteristics of semiconductors. Significant effort will be made to link the materials to their applications. For instance, Light emitting diodes are used as examples of light absorption and emission. Material selection, and design criteria are also discussed and economics, environmental and societal issues in materials science and engineering are given at the end.

ME 210 – Manufacturing Processes (3 2 4) / 5 ECTS

Introduction of a number of manufacturing processes. It is an overview course discussing a wide variety of manufacturing processes with less detail. Instead, the principles behind the processes will be discussed. Special emphasis will be given to some common methods in manufacturing industry including metal cutting, numerical control, casting, forming and shaping processes.

ME 211 – Thermodynamics – I (3 0 3) / 5 ECTS

System and its surroundings, properties of a substance, thermodynamic equilibrium, ideal gas equation of state, energy, transfer of energy between system and its surrounding, change state and thermodynamic process, reversible and irreversible processes, simple system, enthalpy, constant-volume and constant-pressure specific heats, pure substance thermodynamic surfaces, the first law of thermodynamics for a control volume, the second law of thermodynamics, entropy, numerical value of entropy, the second law of thermodynamics for a control volume.

ME 215 Fundamentals of Thermal Systems – (3/0/3 ECTS:4 )

Basic laws of Thermodynamics such as conservation of mass, energy and the second law of thermodynamics in open and closed systems, heat and mass transfer for solving problems with conduction, convection, radiation, basic fluid mechanics concepts such as conservation of momentum and application of energy equations to control volumes will be covered. Solution of problems using tables, charts and formulae for simple analysis of some basic thermal systems is in the scope of this course.

ME 203 Statics (3-0) 3 – (6 ECTS)

Statics of particles: forces in plane, forces in space, equilibrium, moment of a force, moment of a couple, equivalent systems of forces on rigid bodies, equilibrium in two dimensions, equilibrium in three dimensions, distributed forces: centroids and center of gravity, analysis of structures: trusses, frames and machines, internal forces in beams and cables, friction, moments of inertia of areas, moments of inertia of masses, method of virtual work.

ENG 221 Advanced Writing Skills (0-2) 1 – (3 ECTS)

ENG 221 is a content-based course integrating the four language skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) required for academic studies in English. In addition to improving higher level academic language skills, the course aims at employing critical thinking skills through challenging tasks that guide students in comprehending, evaluating, and synthesizing information, ideas and judgments. The content of the course, which provides an appropriate context to teach academic language skills, covers various fields ranging from administrative sciences to engineering, from social sciences to natural sciences, and makes students acquainted with the most frequently used language structures and functions relevant to their undergraduate studies.

HIST 201 Principles of Kemal Atatürk I (2-0) 2 – (3 ECTS)

HIST 201 is a course aimed at teaching students about and strengthening their knowledge on the Turkish War of Liberation, Atatürk’s reforms and principles, and Atatürk’s thoughts. Additionally, this course also aims at making students have greater interest in historical texts, an ability to analyse historic events from a multidimensional perspective, and have a grasp of Turkish modernisation in terms of political, economic, social, and cultural areas.

MSE 204 Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria (4-0) 4 – (6 ECTS)

Auxiliary thermodynamic functions, Gibbs and Helmholtz energies, Maxwell relations. Equilibrium. Reaction equilibria between condensed materials and a gaseous phase, Oxidation of metals and Ellingham diagram, Solution thermodynamics, partial and integral molar quantities, Gibbs-Duhem equation, relative partial and relative integral molar quantities. Microscopic examination of solutions, ideal non-ideal solutions, excess properties. Gibbs-Duhem integration. Applications to materials systems. Reaction equilibria in solutions. Phase equilibria in materials systems of one, two and three components. Introduction to binary free energy-composition and phase diagrams.

MSE 206 Materials Characterization I (2-4) 4 – (6 ECTS)

The course presents major components of materials characterization essential to the understanding of the physical properties of solids. Different microstructures will be produced by different heat treatment techniques. Samples for metallograpy will be prepared. Microstructure investigations will be performed mostly using optical microscope. Mechanical tests will be performed; and process-microstructure-property relation will be discussed in detail.

ECE 281 Electric Circuits and Inst. + Lab (2-2) 3 – (6 ECTS)

Fundamental circuit laws, node and mesh analysis, inductors and capacitors, first order and second order circuits, sinusoidal steady state response of circuits, magnetic cricuits and transformers, semiconductor elements (diodes and transistors), transistor biasing and amplifiers, operational amplifiers and integrated circuits.

ENG 222 Academic Presentation Skills (0-2) 1 – (3 ECTS)

In this course, more focus is placed on productive language skills (particularly the speaking skill) at a higher level through authentic and stimulating tasks which help enhance students’ level of critical thinking skills that will be necessary for them throughout their academic lives.

HIST 202 Principles of Atatürk and History of Turkish Revolution II (2-0) 2 – (3 ECTS)

The course aims at explaining Lausanne Treaty, and the political, social, cultural and economic developments in the newly independent Republic of Turkey. In addition to these, the principles of Atatürk and his reforms and their impact on the Turkish transformation are studied.

MSE 200 Summer Internship I (0-0) 0 (5 ECTS)

Students are expected to do a minimum four weeks (twenty working days) summer practice in an integrated plant (factory). A thorough observation of the production and manufacturing system. A comprehensive report is required about the aspects of the materials production and manufacturing techniques observed.

MSE 307 Materials Characterization II (3-2) 4 – (6 ECTS)

The course covers the interactions of electromagnetic radiation, electrons, and ions with materials and their application in x-ray diffraction and x-ray, IR, UV, electron and ion spectroscopies in the analysis of materials. Additional, non-spectroscopic analytical techniques such as electron microscopies and scanning probe microscopy are also covered.

MSE 309 Phase Diagrams (3-0) 3 – (4 ECTS)

Definition of fundamental concepts (solubility, composition, equilibrium, phase). Thermodynamic fundamentals and introduction to phase diagrams. Phase relations in uniary systems, binary isomorphous systems, binary systems containing invariant reactions. Ternary and Quaternary systems; projections of liquidus and solidus surfaces, Alkemade lines, compatibility triangles, ternary invariant reactions, paths of equilibrium crystallization, isothermal and vertical sections, applications.

MSE 302 Materials Processing II (3-0) 3 – (5 ECTS)

This course, which is the second part of materials processing, mostly focuses on coating, powder processes. Thin films, today’s popular techniques such as CVD, PVD which are also commonly used in nanotechnology are covered. Special attention is given to surface modifications and powder manufacturing techniques.

MSE 310 Kinetics and Microstructural Evolution (2-2) 3 – (5 ECTS)

Interfaces: classification, geometry and energy of interfaces, grain boundary segregation, Mobility of interfaces.Fundamentals of diffusion, kinetics of reaction including nucleation, growth and phase transformations. Normal grain growth. Homogeneous and heterogeneous nucleation. Transformation kinetics (TTT diagrams), precipitation in age hardenable alloys. Recovery and recrystallization.

MSE 318 Ceramic Materials (3-0) 3 – (5 ECTS)

This course is concerned with developing an understanding of the properties of ceramic materials as they relate primarily to their structure and bonding. The fundamental role of point defects and stoichiometry on the electric, dielectric and diffusional properties of ceramics will be discussed. Optical, magnetic and dielectric properties will also be discussed. The critical role of flaws, surfaces and interfaces on the mechanical properties will be addressed.

MSE 320 Mechanical Behavior of Materials (4-0) 4 – (6 ECTS)

Elasticity. Continuum Plasticity. Micromechanics of deformation, dislocations and slip. Basic strengthening mechanisms: strain hardening, grain size strengthening, solid solution strengthening, particle strengthening. Micromechanics of fracture: brittle fracture, void initiation, growth and coalescence. Ductile-brittle transition temperature. Fatigue of materials. Creep of materials

MSE 324 – Casting and Solidification (3-0) 3 – (5 ECTS)

Liquids and Solids. Solidification of pure metals. Conditions for nucleation. Homogeneous and heterogeneous nucleation. Rate of nucleus formation, interface structure. Morphological instability of a solid-liquid interface, perturbation analysis. Solidification of alloys, undercooling, solidification of eutectics. Constitutional undercooling. Growth in pure metal and alloys. Distribution coefficient. Macrostructure development. Classification of alloys according to their freezing range. Centerline feeding resistance. The rate of solidification, heat transfer in solidification. Segregation, single crystal growth, zone refining. Rapid solidification processing; general characteristics, production methods, microstructural effects.

MSE 300 Summer Training II (0-0) 0 (5 ECTS)

Students are expected to do a minimum four weeks (twenty working days) summer practice in a company suitable with courses followed in the third year. A comprehensive report is required which will combine the knowledge gained in the third year courses with the practical experience gained by the student.

MSE 401 Design in Materials Engineering (2-2) 3 – (4 ECTS)

Classes of materials and materials data in design. Materials indices in design and designing against failure. Selection of materials and manufacturing processes in design. Process data and indices. Materials and industrial design, materials and the environment, engineering ethics (law, contracts, code of ethics).

MSE 405 Introduction to Polymer Science and Technology (3-0) 3 – (4 ECTS)

This course is an introduction to the field of polymer science and engineering, providing an overview of the synthesis and structure of these materials; the crystalline and glassy states; solution properties and phase behaviour; mechanical and rheological properties.

MSE 407 Innovative Engineering Analysis and Design (1-2) 2 – (3 ECTS)

In this course, student(s) conduct an elementary independent project by being assigned to an experimental or theoretical material science and engineering subject (especially related to industry) as a group or individually under the supervision of a faculty member in the department and he/she will devise an experimental set-up or write a computer program and/or develop a theoretical proposal. Specifically, the project work includes the conceptual project definition, the solution methodology including the production, characterization techniques and/or programming. Students are also expected to present the work carried out and report the study.

MSE 409 Phase Transformations (3-0) 3 – (4 ECTS)

This course is a three-credit course emphasizing diffusion from phenomenological and atomistic approach, precipitation, free energy-composition diagrams, precipitation transformations, solid-state nucleation, precipitation kinetics, coarsening, eutectoid transformation and discontinuous precipitation, martensitic transformations, crystallography, thermodynamics and types of martensites, bainite transformation.

MSE 402 Advanced Materials and Composites (3-0) 3 – (4 ECTS)

Advanced materials based on ceramic, metals and polymers. Microstructural design and processing of composite materials; polymeric, metallic, and ceramic matrices; fibers and fiber-reinforced composites, thermal, mechanical, and electrical properties.

MSE 406 Science and Technology of Nanostructures (3-0) 3 – (4 ECTS)

The course covers both top-down and bottom-up fabrication methods for making nanostructures. Characterization methods specific to the nanoscale are discussed, including scanning probe microscopies. Nanomaterials are presented including fullerenes, carbon nanotubes, quantum dots and nanocomposites. Many of the functions within the human body are controlled by nanoscale mechanisms and this course will describe how these phenomena are being applied in new technologies including molecular motors. The principles and applications of the quantum confinement effects on optical properties are discussed particularly as sensors. Advances in microelectronics are described that have moved circuitry from microscale to nanoscale devices, as well as the emerging field of molecular-scale electronics.

MSE 408 Innovative Engineering Design and Implementation (1-2) 2 – (2 ECTS)

In this course, students conduct a major realistic independent project under the supervision of a staff member with the aim of integrating and applying the knowledge gained throughout the coursework to an actual problem. Specifically, the project works includes characterization studies and some work about conducting experiments or applying manufacturing techniques using the set-up created in the first semester. Analysis and interpretation experimental findings are the most crucial part of the course. The course also includes project documentation, poster preparation and presentation.

MSE 432 Corrosion and Degradation of Materials (3-0) 3 – (ECTS:5)

Application of the thermodynamics and kinetics of electrochemical reactions to the understanding of corrosion phenomena such as oxidation, passivity, stress corrosion cracking, and weld decay. Discussion of methods of corrosion control and prevention including alloy selection, environmental control, cathodic protection and protective coatings. Some treatment of the environmental degradation of ceramics and polymers. Applications to current materials degradation problems in marine environments, petrochemical and metallurgical industries, and energy conversion systems.