Undergraduate Course Contents






CHEM 101 General Chemistry I (4+0)4 5 Ects

Matter, its properties, and measurement. Introduction to atomic theory, stoichiometry. The structural and chemical properties of matter. Gases, liquids, and solids. Intermolecular forces. Atomic and molecular structure. Compounds, molecules, and molecular formulas. Ions and ionic compounds. Atomic and electronic configurations and periodicity. Basic concepts of chemical bonding, ionic, covalent, and metallic bonding.

CHEM 131 General Chemistry Lab I (0+4)2 2 Ects

Experiments complementary to the course material related to the topics discussed in CHEM 101 General Chemistry I lectures will be carried out in this laboratory section.

PHYS 101 General Physics I (2+2)3 6 Ects

Basic concepts of mechanics using vectors and calculus; Newton`s laws of motion; conservation of energy and momentum. Kinematics and dynamics of particles and rigid bodies undergoing rectilinear, rotational, and oscillatory motion. Gravitation.

PHYS 111 General Physics Lab I (0+2)1 2 Ects

Experiments complementary to the course material related to the topics discussed in PHYS 101 General Physics I will be carried out.

MATH 145 Calculus For Engineering and Science (4+2)5 7 Ects

Functions, Limits, and continuity, Differentiation, Applications of Derivatives; Extreme values of functions, the mean value theorem, monotonic functions, and the 1st derivative test, concavity and curve sketching, optimization problems, indeterminate forms and L’Hopital’s rule, antiderivatives, Integration; estimating with finite sums, the definite integral, the fundamental theorem of calculus, the substitution rule, Applications of Definite Integrals, Transcendental functions, Techniques of Integration, Conic sections and polar coordinates.

MSE 100       Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering (1+0)1 1 Ects

Orientation about the department. Explanation of the current studies worked in the department. The importance and definition of materials science and engineering. The reasons for using different materials and the definition of these materials. Definition of the concepts of materials science.

GCC 101       Career Planning and Development                        (2+0)0             2 Ects

IYTE Career, Leadership and Entrepreneurship Center (CLEC) provides the activities that support students’ skills enhancement. It also follows the course’s activities such as seminars, invitation of speakers, webinars, arrangements with guest lecturers and students’ communities.

The supportive activities of IYTE Career, Leadership and Entrepreneurship Center (CLEC) designed to present core methods and tools used in professional job applications. Also the activities are designed in a way to use these methods and tools in most effective way in career planning and development.

By collaboration with IYTE Alumni Office and IYTE Alumni Association, graduates share their experiences and introduce different businesses to the students.

The course is constructed over 3 modules.

Module 1: Internal stakeholders; IYTE Career, Leadership and Entrepreneurship Center (CLEC), IYTE Alumni Office, course lecturer participations. Career center presents available supplementary activities for IYTE students’ career planning and development.

Module 2: Guest speakers; IYTE graduates, IYTE student communities, IYTE lecturers present career development opportunities present in IYTE campus.

Module 3: Guest speakers and panels with external stakeholders; professionals from the public and private sector, academia, NGOs; sharing methods, tools and experiences about career planning and development.

MSE 105       Materials in Design (3+0)3 5 Ects

The position and importance of materials in industrial product design; Basic materials classes,

material properties and behavior; Metals 1: Steel, cast iron, Wood: material properties and use in product design; Ceramics and glass: material properties and use in product design; Visit a factory, atelier, or IZTECH Center for Materials; Polymer-based materials; material properties and use in product design; Composite materials; material properties and use in product design; Materials synthesis and joining methods for design; Materials selection in design and its applications: Case studies.

MSE 113 Computer Aided Engineering Graphics (2+2)3 4 Ects

This course contains (covers) the basic knowledge of preparation and the application of instrumental and CAD engineering drawing. This basic knowledge has the following titles: basic drawing techniques, lettering and dimensioning, orthographic projections, auxiliary views, sectional views, isometric and oblique projections, CAD modeling, and assembly drawing.

ENG 101 Development of Reading and Writing Skills I (3+0)3 3 Ects

The overall aim of this course is to develop freshman students’ English academic reading and writing skills. The course also aims at equipping students with basic study skills they will need throughout their academic life. Students are encouraged to write and present what they read; therefore, speaking skills are introduced and make the students use them while presenting a topic.

CHEM 102 General Chemistry II (4+0)4 5 Ects

Chemical bonding, Liquids Solids and Intermolecular forces, Solutions and their physical properties, Chemical kinetics, Chemical equilibrium.

CHEM 132 General Chemistry Lab II (0+4)2 2 Ects

Determination of water hardness, soap synthesis, steam distillation, Molecular weight determination, a kinetic study of the reaction between ferric and iodide ions, Chemical equilibrium, weak acids weak bases and their salts, An investigation of voltaic cells

PHYS 102 General Physics II (2+2)3 6 Ects

Continuation of General Physics I. The fundamental laws of electricity and magnetism, including electromagnetic oscillation and applications to circuits and instruments. Coulomb`s law; electric fields; Gauss`s law; electric potential; capacitance. Simple circuits; RC circuits. Magnetic force; forces and magnetic dipoles; magnetic field; Faraday`s law; self-inductance. Laboratory experiments complement the lectures.

PHYS 112 General Physics Lab II (0+2)1 2 Ects

Motion in one-two dimensions, Newton s laws, measurement of the gravitational acceleration due to earth, conservation of Mechanical Energy, conservation of momentum, rotational motion, and conservation of angular momentum.

MATH 146 Calculus For Engineering And Science II (4+2)5 8 Ects

Infinite sequences and series, power series, Taylor and Maclaurin series. Vectors and the geometry of space; the dot product, the cross product. Vector-valued functions and motion in space. Partial derivatives; functions of several variables, limits, and continuity in higher dimensions, directional derivatives, and gradient vectors, extreme values and saddle points, Lagrange multipliers. Multiple integrals; double integrals, double integrals in polar form, triple integrals in rectangular, cylindrical, and spherical coordinates. Integration in vector fields; line integrals, vector fields, path independence, Green’s theorem, surface area and surface integrals, Stokes’ theorem, the Divergence theorem.

MSE 120 Introduction to Computer Programming (2+2)3 4 Ects

Introduction to programming; vectors and arrays; execution control; 2- and 3-dimensional plots; matrices; numerical methods.

ENG 102 Development of Reading and Writing Skills II (3+0)3 3 Ects

The overall aim of this course is to develop freshman students’ English academic writing skills, evaluating original articles, and make them able to write an original article about their own opinions on that topic. Students are encouraged to present what they have written.

MSE 201 Materials Science I (4+0)4 6 Ects

Atomic bonding types, fundamentals of engineering materials: metals, ceramics/glasses,
polymers and composites. Coordination number, crystal and amorphous solids. Imperfections in
solids and diffusion. Phase equilibria, one and two component phase diagrams. Phase
transformations and TTT curves.

MSE 205 Materials Thermodynamics (3+0)3 5 Ects

Concepts and definition of thermodynamics in materials science. Laws of thermodynamics; internal energy, heat, and work, heat capacity, enthalpy, and entropy. Helmholtz and Gibbs free energies, coefficient of thermodynamic variables, and Maxwell relations. Equilibrium criterion and conditions for thermodynamic systems. Unary and multicomponent heterogeneous systems, multicomponent homogeneous non-reacting systems.

MSE 211 Materials Science and Engineering (3+0)3 5 Ects

Introduction to engineering materials such as metals, ceramics and glasses, polymers, and composites; crystalline structures, defects; elastic and plastic deformations of materials; basics of mechanical properties. Types and use of steel and cast iron. Heat treatment of metals and alloys. Non-ferrous metals and alloys and their use in engineering applications.

MSE 215 Materials Physics (3+0)3 5 Ects

Photoelectric effect and de Brogle waves; Bohr’s atomic model and electron refraction; wave functions and Schrödinger wave equation; probability and uncertainty; potential wells; quantum tunneling; harmonic oscillator; Hydrogen atom; Zeeman effect and electron’s spin; many-electron atoms; X-ray spectroscopy; an introduction to the quantum physics of solids.

MATH 255 Differential Equations (4+0)4 6 Ects

First-order equations and various applications. Second-order linear equations. Higher-order linear differential equations. Power series solutions: ordinary and regular singular points. The Laplace transform: solution of initial value problems. Systems of linear differential equations: solutions by operator method, by Laplace transform. Fourier series and boundary value problems.

ECON 205 Principles of Economics (3+0)3 4 Ects

Introduction to engineering economy. Interest and money-time relationship. Depreciation, valuation depletion. Basic methods for making economy studies. Risk-decision analysis. Selection between alternatives and the replacement problem. Applications related to various construction projects. Quantity measurement and cost estimating of a building project.

HIST 201 Principles of Ataturk I (2+0)0 2 Ects

Discusses the modernization of the Ottoman Empire during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the spread of nationalism among its subject peoples, and the revolutionary changes in Ottoman institutions and society that led to the Empire’s demise and the transitional period from the Empire to the national state and the foundation of the Turkish Republic following the national struggle led by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.

TURK 201 Turkish Language I (2+0)0 2 Ects

The course is organized in such a way that the students develop a consciousness of and an interest in the Turkish language, which is the native language for most of the students.

MSE 202 Materials Science II (4+0)4 6 Ects

Introduction to properties of materials. Mechanical behavior of solids: Elasticity, theoretical strength, plastic deformation, fracture, creep, fatigue. Thermal properties of materials: Thermal conductivity, thermal expansion. Electronic properties, optical properties, magnetic properties.

Prerequisite(s): MSE 201

MSE 204 Materials Chemistry (3+0)3 5 Ects

Periodic table, chemical, and physical bondings, thermal, optical, and magnetic properties of materials, coordination chemistry, synthesis of organic and inorganic materials, solid-state chemistry, electrochemical behaviors of materials.

MSE 212 Materials Lab I (2+2)3   5 Ects

Mechanical testing; tensile testing, impact testing, and hardness. Heat treatment and microstructures; annealing, quenching, and tempering of steel. Crystallography and X-ray diffraction; phase identification. Metallographic sample preparation. Observation of microstructures of ferrous alloys with an optical microscope.

Prerequisite(s): MSE 201

MSE 222 Applied Mathematics for MSE (4+0)4 7 Ects

Vector analysis, matrices, determinants, systems of linear equations, linear transformations, complex numbers and variables, fundamental theorems of integral calculus.

HIST 202 Principles of Ataturk II (2+0)0 2 Ects

Discusses major events that have taken place from 1923 to 1950, the structuring of the Republic of Turkey, and the political, social, economic, and cultural revolutions introduced by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.

TURK 202 Turkish Language II (2+0)0 2 Ects

Grammatical and linguistic knowledge, poems, stories, novels, and essays written by the Turkish writers who use the language most skillfully. Besides, some panels and conferences are held, related to the books selected.

MSE300 Summer Practice I (0+0)0 5 Ects

An internship of at least 20 working days preferably carried out in a plant that will involve the processing of materials in an integrated manner. The report prepared at the end of summer practice should reflect both the practical experience and the knowledge gained in the second-year courses.

MSE 305 Transport Phenomena (3+0)3 5 Ects

Introduction and basic concepts, dimensions, and units. General overview of transport phenomena including various applications. The concept of viscosity & kinematic viscosity, Momentum transfer, Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids, Steady-state unidirectional flow, The differential equations of flow, Applications of differential equations of flow, Fluid flow, and Reynolds number. Basic concepts in heat transfer, Heat transfer mechanisms, Fourier’s law of heat conduction, Thermal conductivity, Convective & radiative heat transfer. Fick’s Law and Diffusivity of Materials, Diffusion in Solids.

MSE 307 Physical Metallurgy                      (3+0)3 5 Ects

Vacancy formation in crystalline materials. Nucleation and solidification mechanisms. Morphologies that form during phase transformations (nucleation, growth, solidification). Fe-C equilibrium phase diagram. TTT diagram for steels. Diffusionless transformation. Martensitic transformations and shape memory alloys.

Prerequisite(s): MSE 201

MSE 309 Mechanical Behavior of Materials (3+0)3 5 Ects

Micromechanics of deformation.  Strengthening mechanisms: solid solution strengthening, particle strengthening, grain size strengthening, fiber strengthening. work hardening. Micromechanics of fracture. Fatigue. Creep. Mechanical behavior of materials at high temperatures. Mechanical behavior of composites and nanomaterials.

Prerequisite(s): MSE 202

MSE 313 Introduction to Solid State Physics (3+0)3 5 Ects

Basics of quantum mechanics; crystal structures; bonding in solids; periodicity and the reciprocal space; reciprocal lattice and crystal diffraction; lattice vibrations; phonon heat capacity; free and non-interacting electrons; electrons in a periodic potential; energy bands of a solid; semiconductors.

MSE 310 Materials Characterization (3+0)3 4 Ects

Materials characterization techniques. Basics of X-ray physics and its diffraction principles. Crystal structure determination using X-ray radiations. Light and electron microscopes for materials characterizations.

Prerequisite(s): MSE 202

MSE 312 Numerical Methods and Modeling   (2+2)3 5 Ects

Weighted Residual Methods: (Collocation Method, Method of Least Squares, Galerkin’s Method), Galerkin’s Method-Further Applications: (Essential and Natural Boundary Conditions, Non-linear Ordinary Differential Equations, Partial Differential Equations), Variational Approach, Rayleigh-Ritz Method, Galerkin Finite Element Method, Trial Functions: C0 Linear and Quadratic Elements, Global and Local Formulations of the FEM, Finite Element Methods for Partial Differential Equations.

MSE 314 Introduction to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology(3+0)3 5 Ects

Introduction to nanoscience and importance of nanoscience. Obtaining nanomaterials. Properties of nanomaterials. Characterization of nanomaterials. Applications of nanomaterials.

MSE 315 Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy (3+0)3 5 Ects

Particle size distribution, Crushing, Grinding, Screening, Liberation, Sampling, Reduction Reactions, Ellingham Diagrams, Different production routes of metals, the thermodynamic stability of minerals, slag systems.

ENG 302 Technical Writing and Communication (3+0)3 3 Ects

This course has been designed to improve students’ communication skills in business life and in other courses. During the course, students will work on different genres of technical writing and will deliver oral presentations about some specific subjects related to their fields. Students will produce and analyze a number of technical writing genres ranging from technical reports, business letters/e-mail, letters of intent, technical definitions, to CVs and proposals. In addition to technical writing, students are expected to deliver oral presentations about a specific subject from their fields.

MSE 316 Materials Lab II (2+2)3 5 Ects

Microstructure characterization and chemical composition determination using Scanning Electron Microscope. Surface Characterization using an Atomic Force Microscope. Thermal Analysis of materials using DTA /TGA/DSC. Optical characterization of materials using Raman and UV/VIS Spectroscopy.

MSE 400 Summer Practice II (0+0)0 7 Ects

An internship of at least 21 working days preferably carried out in a plant that will involve the processing of materials in an integrated manner.  The report prepared at the end of summer practice should reflect both the practical experience and the knowledge gained in the second-year courses.

MSE 451 Materials Design (3+0)3 7 Ects

Design process. Steps of design. Design tools. Materials selection in design. Process selection in design. Case studies in materials and process selection. Economic decision making in design. Design project.

MSE 479 Ceramic and Glass Materials (3+0)3 5 Ects

Classification of ceramic products with respect to their functions. Classical and Modern Ceramics. Methods of ceramic production: Natural and synthetic raw materials, shaping methods, drying and firing of ceramic articles.

MAN 211Corparate Communication and Management Skills for Engineers(3+0)0  3Ects

Recruitment process, organizational structure, and culture, communication and management skills, business ethics, commercial and business law concepts.

MSE 448 Introduction to Polymer Science (3+0)3 5 Ects

It covers polymer chemistry and physics. The polymer chemistry part covers polymerization and copolymerization methods that involve different mechanisms, and industrial polymerization processes. In the polymer physics part, the concept of average molecular weights and polydispersity will be briefly revisited, and the principles and techniques used to measure molecular weights are introduced. Factors affecting polymer properties are being taught that include polymer chain structures, the importance of thermal transitions in polymers, the relationship between polymer microstructures and mechanical properties.

MSE 452 Graduation Project (0+6)3 12 Ects

It consists of the subjects that the academic advisors of the undergraduate students will determine.


MSE 461 Composite Materials (3+0)3 5 Ects

Introduction to polymers; Introduction to composite materials, basic principles, production techniques, applications, and characterization of composite materials.

MSE 462 Soft Materials (3+0)3 5 Ects

Chemical bonds, single molecules, molecular interactions, macromolecules, supramolecules, and self-assembled nanostructures  (LO 1, LO 2, LO 3, LO 4, LO 5, LO 6)

MSE 463 Mineral Processing (3+0)3 5 Ects

Introduction, Minerals, Abundance of Minerals, Deposits, and Ores, Metallic and Nonmetallic Ores, Metallic and Nonmetallic Ores, The Need for Mineral Processing, Liberation,

Concentration, Representing Mineral Processing Systems: The Flowsheet, Measures of Separation, Screening, Economic Considerations, and sustainability.

MSE 464 Extractive Metallurgy (3+0)3 5 Ects

Introduction, Thermochemistry, Chemical equilibrium, Melts and solutions, Reaction kinetics, Reactor design, Phase separation, Fuel and ore preparation, Reduction of metal oxides,

Volatile metals, Slags, and refractories, Matte smelting, Refining processes, Hydrometallurgy, Electrometallurgy.

MSE 471 Spectroscopic Characterization of Materials (3+0)3 5 Ects

Spectroscopy, electromagnetic radiations, matter-light interactions, UV-vis spectroscopy, IR spectroscopy, fluorescence spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, EPR spectroscopy, NMR spectroscopy, and mass spectrometry.

MSE 472 Materials in Bioscience (3+0)3 5 Ects

Introduction to biomaterials science, classification of biomaterials, biomaterials production processes, structure-property relations in biomaterials,  basic concepts of biomaterials (biocompatibility, biodegradation, etc.), interactions between biomaterials and organisms, novel drug delivery techniques, tissue engineering.

MSE 476    Electroceramic Materials and Electrochemical Devices (3+0)3 5 Ects

Basic ceramic structures are relevant to electroceramics such as perovskite, flourite, spinel. Defects and non-stoichiometry in ceramics, Kröger-Vink notation.Electrical conductivity. Ionic conduction.Solid oxide fuel cells. Li-ion batteries. Charge displacement and electrical polarization. Insulators, dielectrics, ferroelectrics, and piezoelectrics.Pyroelectric effect and its applications. Fundamentals of magnetic materials.Applications of magnetic ceramics.  Multiferroic materials.

MSE 477 Iron and Steel Making (3+0)3 5 Ects

Introduction to iron and steel-making processes. Raw materials and metallurgical pretreatments. Production of metallurgical coke. Iron ore and characterization. Sintering and pelletizing of iron ore. Production of molten (pig) iron. Blast furnace and auxiliaries Principles of pig iron production at the blast furnace. Reduction of iron oxides. Bosh and heart reactions. Slag formation. Techniques for increasing blast furnace productivity. Basic principles of steel production and history processes. Steel production in basic oxygen converter. Steel production in electric arc furnaces. Deoxidation, gas purging, and other ladle treatments. Principles and technologies of ingot and continuous casting methods. Technologies principles of long and flat products production. Production of sponge iron. Smelting reduction processes. Iron and steel industry in the world and Turkey.

MSE 481 Smart Materials and Structures (3+0)3 5 Ects

To introduce the student to some basic principles of smart materials. Investigation of smart materials in nature, manufacturing, and properties of bio-geo-mimetic smart materials and systems.

MSE 483 Materials Degradation (3+0)3 5 Ects

Wear mechanisms; wear testing; thermodynamics of corrosion; kinetics of electrochemical reactions; passivity; corrosion testing and monitoring; corrosion types; corrosion

prevention; degradation of ceramics and polymers.

MSE 484 Powder Metallurgy (3+0)3 5 Ects

Production and characterization of metal powders; blending and mixing of powders; powder compaction methods; sintering; characterization and optimization of sintering;

secondary operations; materials produced by powder metallurgy; powder metallurgy applications.

MSE 499 Cooperative Education Course (0+6)3 10 Ects

Within the scope of this course, at the beginning of each semester, students will receive an introductory course at the university site for the first two weeks covering the topics of learning outcomes and objectives of the cooperative education and the evaluation procedure. Following this, students are placed in the company. Students are obliged to work for one day a week through the semester. Students summarize their daily workloads and duties in a notebook journal and prepare a report at the end of the semester with respect to the notebook. The student will provide the notebook and defend his/her report in front of the jury at the end of the semester.