Academic Catalog

DEPARTMENT OF METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING

General Information on Undergraduate Program

The Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering is concerned with the generation and application of knowledge on engineering materials. It comprises such aspects as the extraction and refining processes, synthesis and processing of materials, factors affecting the internal structure of solids, methods of altering the structure and properties of materials and factors affecting the materials behavior in service. Materials are crucial in all other fields of engineering, since innovations in materials often lead to improvements in design or sometimes to the emergence of brand new products. In short, most fields of work or study have a bit of metallurgy and materials in them!
Materials of concern are metals and alloys, ceramics, glasses, polymers and their composites. The undergraduate curriculum comprises a core program that emphasizes principles basic to all these classes of materials. It builds upon courses on physics, chemistry and certain aspects of solid mechanics with a series of courses on internal structure of solids covering both chemical and physical aspects and structure-property relations.
From the fifth semester on, the core curriculum addresses to career opportunities in metallurgical and materials engineering. These include the metal industries, ceramic industries and other small scale industries that normally deal with a variety of materials. Iron and steel plants, non-ferrous industries, rolling mills, foundries, heat treatment shops, glass industry, structural ceramics and electronic-magnetic ceramic industries, aerospace and their related small scale industries are only a few examples for the employment opportunities.
The Metallurgical and Materials Engineering undergraduate program was accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org (in 1996, 2004 and 2009)

MISSION OF THE DEPARTMENT: METU-Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Departments mission is to carry out educational programs to graduate high quality, nationally and internationally recognized engineers with strong backgrounds in materials related scientific and engineering problem-solving methods.
PROGRAM OBJECTIVES: The general educational objective of the Materials and Metallurgical Engineering undergraduate program is to provide its graduates with fundamental knowledge to function effectively in materials related positions in industry, government and academics consistent with the mission of the Middle East Technical University. The following specific Program Educational Objectives were established for the graduates of the program to insure the accomplishment of this general objective. Accordingly, the graduates of the METU Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department are engineering professionals who
1. are preferred in areas of new and conventional materials technology and/or materials product and process development,
2. work effectively and efficiently in the priority fields such as defense, energy and transportation
3. are preferred by leading/important private and public institutions as engineers and researchers,
4. follow graduate education in the prestigious universities relevant engineering and science departments and have a successful academic career,
5. are distinguished in their careers as leaders and experts,
6. are engaged in appropriate professional societies and continuing education activities.

STUDENT OUTCOMES: METU Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department aims its graduates to acquire the following knowledge, skills and behaviors
a. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.
b. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
c. Ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.
d. An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
e. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
f. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
g. An ability to communicate effectively.
h. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in global and
societal context.
i. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
j. A knowledge of contemporary issues.
k. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC OUTCOMES:
l. A knowledge of the scientific and engineering principles underlying the four major elements of the field; structure, properties, processing and performance related to material systems.
m. An ability to apply and integrate knowledge from each of the four major elements of the field to solve materials and/or process selection and design problems.

Undergraduate Curriculum


FIRST YEAR

First Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
PHYS105 GENERAL PHYSICS I 4 3 2 6.5
CHEM111 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I 4 3 2 6.0
MATH119 CALCULUS WITH ANALYTIC GEOMETRY 5 4 2 7.5
ME105 COMPUTER AIDED ENGINEERING GRAPHICS 3 2 2 5.0
ENG101 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES I 4 4 1 6.0
IS100 INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS 0 0 2 1.0

Second Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
PHYS106 GENERAL PHYSICS II 4 3 2 6.5
CHEM112 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II 4 3 2 6.0
MATH120 CALCULUS OF FUNCTIONS OF SEVERAL VARIABLES 5 4 2 7.5
METE102 INTRODUCTION TO METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING 2 2 0 4.0
ENG102 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES II 4 4 1 6.0

SECOND YEAR

Third Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
MATH219 INTRODUCTION TO DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS 4 4 0 7.0
METE201 MATERIALS SCIENCE I 3 3 0 5.0
METE203 THERMODYNAMICS OF MATERIALS I 3 3 0 5.0
METE215 MATERIALS PROCESSING LABORATORY 2 1 2 4.0
CENG230 INTRODUCTION TO C PROGRAMMING 3 2 2 4.0
ENG211 ACADEMIC ORAL PRESENTATION SKILLS 3 3 1 4.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
HIST2201 0 2 0 2.0
HIST2205 HISTORY OF THE TURKISH REVOLUTION I 0 2 0 2.0

Fourth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ES223 STATICS AND STRENGTH OF MATERIALS 4 4 0 5.0
METE202 MATERIALS SCIENCE II 3 3 0 5.0
METE204 THERMODYNAMICS OF MATERIALS II 3 3 0 5.0
METE206 MATERIALS LABORATORY 2 1 2 6.0
METE208 CHEMICAL PRIN.OF MATERIAL PRODUC. 3 3 0 5.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
HIST2202 0 2 0 2.0
HIST2206 HISTORY OF THE TURKISH REVOLUTION II 0 2 0 2.0
            RESTRICTED ELECTIVE

THIRD YEAR

Fifth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
METE300 SUMMER PRACTICE I 0 0 0 4.0
METE301 PHASE EQUILIBRIA 3 3 0 5.0
METE303 MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR OF MATERIALS 3 3 0 5.0
METE305 TRANSPORT PHENOMENA 3 3 0 5.0
METE307 METALLOGRAPHY 3 2 2 5.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
TURK105 TURKISH I 0 4 0 2.0
TURK201 ELEMENTARY TURKISH 0 2 0 2.0
TURK303 TURKISH I 0 2 0 2.0
            RESTRICTED ELECTIVE
            NONTECHNICAL ELECTIVE

Sixth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
METE302 PRINCIPLES OF SOLIDIFICATION 3 3 0 5.0
METE304 FUNDAMENTALS OF MECHANICAL SHAPING 3 3 0 5.0
METE306 CHEMICAL METALLURGY I 3 3 0 5.0
METE308 PHYSICAL METALLURGY 3 3 0 5.0
METE310 MATERIAL CHARACTERIZATION 3 2 2 5.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
TURK106 TURKISH II 0 4 0 2.0
TURK202 INTERMEDIATE TURKISH 0 2 0 2.0
TURK304 TURKISH II 0 2 0 2.0
            NONTECHNICAL ELECTIVE

FORTH YEAR

Seventh Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
METE400 SUMMER PRACTICE II 0 0 0 4.0
METE401 MATERIALS ENGINEERING DESIGN I 3 3 0 5.0
METE403 PHASE TRANSFORMATIONS 3 3 0 5.0
METE451 CERAMIC MATERIALS 3 3 0 5.0
            RESTRICTED ELECTIVE
            TECHNICAL ELECTIVE
            TECHNICAL ELECTIVE

Eighth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
METE402 MATERIALS ENGINEERING DESIGN II 3 1 4 5.0
            FREE ELECTIVE
            TECHNICAL ELECTIVE
            TECHNICAL ELECTIVE
            TECHNICAL ELECTIVE
            TECHNICAL ELECTIVE

h/w = hours per week