Curriculum of The MS Program

Core Courses 

MSE 500 M.S. Thesis Credit: (0-1) NC

Fall Semester

MSE 599 Research Seminar Credit: (0-2) NC

Spring Semester

MSE 598 Research Seminar Credit: (0-2) NC

* All MS students must be register Research Seminar course until the beginning of their 4th semester.

In addition, at least 3 of the following courses must be taken.

MSE 501 Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering Credit: (3-0) 3
MSE 502 Physical Properties of Materials Credit: (3-0) 3
MSE 503 Materials Science and Engineering Thermodynamics Credit: (3-0) 3
MSE 508 Glass Science and Technology Credit: (3-0) 3
MSE 509 Atomistic Simulation of Materials – I Credit: (3-0) 3
MSE 510 Scanning Probe and Electron Microscopy Credit: (3-0) 3
MSE 511 Kinetics Credit: (3-0) 3
MSE 512 Solid State Physics Credit: (3-0) 3
MSE 513 Materials Microstructure Credit: (3-0) 3
MSE 514 Molecular Aspects of Soft Materials Credit: (3-0) 3
MSE 515 Quantum Mechanics of Materials Science and Engineering Credit: (3-0) 3
MSE 517 Spectroscopic Methods of Materials Characterization Credit: (3-0) 3
MSE 518 Electroceramic Materials Credit: (3-0) 3
MSE 519 Atomistic Simulation of Materials – II  Credit: (3-0) 3
MSE 520 Transport in Nanostructures Credit: (3-0) 3
ME 507 Analytical Techniques in Material Science
CE 501 Advanced Analytical Methods in Engineering

Elective Couses

Fall Semester

MSE 581 Special Topics in Materials Science and Engineering Credit: (3-0) 3

Spring Semester

MSE 580 Special Topics in Materials Science and Engineering Credit: (3-0) 3

Total credit (min.) = 21
Number of courses with credit (min.) = 7
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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

MSE 581 Special Topics in Materials Science and Engineering

Directed group study of special topics in materials science and engineering.

MSE 599 Research Seminar

A seminar must be given by each student on his/her research area which is graded by academic member of staff. The topic of the seminar can be decided by the student and his/her supervisor.

MSE 580 Special Topics in Materials Science and Engineering

Directed group study of topics in materials science and engineering.

MSE 598 Research Seminar

A seminar must be given by each student on his/her research area which is graded by academic member of staff. The topic of the seminar can be decided by the student and his/her supervisor.

MSE 500 M.S. Thesis

A research topic which can be experimental and/or theoretical has to be pursued. An MS thesis is prepared at the end of this work. It should fulfill the requirements set by the İzmir Institute of Technology Graduate School.

MSE 501 Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering

Fundamentals of materials, atomic bonding, crystal structures, non-crystalline structures, defects, diffusion, mechanical properties, microstructure, phase diagrams, heat treatment.

MSE 502 Physical Properties of Materials

Mechanical properties of materials, electrical properties of materials, thermal properties of materials, optical properties of materials, magnetic properties of materials.

MSE 503 Materials Science and Engineering Thermodynamics

Advanced thermodynamic treatment of inorganic materials. Application of the laws of thermodynamics to the chemical behaviour of materials. Multicomponent systems, phase and chemical reactions equilibrium. Thermodynamics of phase transformations. Introduction to the surface thermodynamics.

MSE 509 Atomistic Simulation of Materials – I

In this course, the students will be introduced with the basic
concepts in modeling and simulation of materials; and they will
make a fast introduction to the applications of density functional theory, which is one of the leading methods in quantum mechanical modeling of materials. Approximately half of the lectures will be reserved for hands-on tutorials.

MSE 508 Glass Science and Technology

The course will provide the student with the fundamental concepts towards the understanding of glass forming principles, composition, bulk and surface structure and properties of inorganic glasses. The student will also learn the traditional and advancing technologies used for glass making.

MSE 510 Scanning Probe and Electron Microscopy

This course covers real-time observations using modern scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy, while also providing information on the required stages and samples. The course begins with introductory material and the basics, before describing advancements and
applications in dynamic transmission electron microscopy and reflection electron microscopy. Some keywords are aspects of electron optics, electron beam generation, electron–specimen interactions, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, field ion microscopy, probe techniques, tunneling microscopy, atomic force microscopy, other scanning probe techniques.

MSE 511 Kinetics

The concept of kinetic. The solution of kinetic data. Chemical kinetic. Rate theories. Diffusion in solids, liquids and gases. Homogenization, carburization, decarburization, solid-gas reactions, oxidation, nitriding, dissolution in solids and liquids, precipitation in solids and liquids and deformation kinetic.

MSE 512 Solid State Physics

Basic of quantum mechanics, crystal structures, bonding in solids, Fourier analysis of periodic functions, reciprocal lattice and crystal diffraction, lattice vibrations, phonon heat capacity, free and non interacting electrons, electrons in periodic potential, semiconductors.

MSE 513 Materials Microstructure

Crystallography, crystal structures and the effect of symmetry on properties. The structure of amorphous materials. The nature and kinetic of microstructural transformations in materials. Homogeneous and heterogeneous nucleation. The defects and dislocations in crystals.

MSE 514 Molecular Aspects of Soft Materials

Molecules and Molecular Compounds, Single molecules, Macromolecules, Supramolecules, Self-assembly.

MSE 515 Quantum Mechanics of Materials Science and Engineering

Background for Quantum Mechanics, photoelectric effect and de Broglie waves, The Bohr model and Electron diffraction, Probability and uncertainty, wave functions and the Schrödinger wave equation, potential wells; potential barriers and tunneling, the harmonic oscillator, hydrogen atom, Zeeman effect, electron spin, many electron atoms and the exclusion principle, X-ray spectra.

MSE 517 Spectroscopic Methods of Materials Characterization

In addition to obtaining materials, identifying physical and chemical properties of materials will provide the most efficient utilization. Different modern techniques have been developed in order to characterize micro and nano sized materials. Teaching the most prominent of these techniques and their applications will help grad students developing their experimental skills. This course presents the physical and chemical characterization of materials by spectroscopic techniques, e.g. UV-vis, IR, Raman, fluorescence, NMR and EPR spectroscopies and also by mass spectrometry.

MSE 518 Electroceramic Materials

In this course, electronic, magnetic and electrochemical properties of ceramic materials with different electronics applications will be covered; focusing on the correlation of these physical properties to the crystal and defect structure as well as microstructure. In particular, tailoring the functional properties for a specific application will be emphasized by using representative materials in different aplications.

MSE 519 Atomistic Simulations of Materials – II

In this course, the students will be introduced with the concepts in modeling and simulation of materials. Computation of elastic, vibrational, thermal, optical and magnetic properties of materials will be reviewed using state-of-the-art tools. Approximately half of the lecture hours will be reserved for computations.

MSE 520 Transport in Nanostructures

In this course, the students will be introduced with the fundamental concepts of the nano-scale transport. They will learn about the basics of electronic, spintronic and thermal transport at the quantum limit. Transport regimes ranging from ballistic transport to diffusive transport and localization regimes will be visited. Recent advances in the literature will be addressed.

ME 507 Analytical Techniques in Material Science

Study of the mechanical, thermomechanical, physical and microstructural characterization of materials. Materials system include metals, ceramics, polymers, composites and surfaces and interfaces in these systems. Applications to mechanical property characterization. Fracture and fractography. Surfaces and interfaces. Dynamic mechanical analysis of polymeric materials. Optic and scanning electron microscopy. Polymer molecular structure determination and durability experiments.

CE 501 Advanced Analytical Methods in Engineering

Heat flow. The method of separation of variables. Fourier series. Nonlinear partial differential equations. The method of characteristics. Fourier and Laplace transforms.