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DEPARTMENT OF METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING

General Information on Undergraduate Program

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, properties and performance 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-performance relations. The core program also gives fundamentals of scientific computing and a large variety of simulation techniques used in materials engineering to cover all possible length and time scales from atomistic to mesoscopic and macroscopic scales, on the introductory level. 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/medium scale industries that normally deal with a variety of materials. Energy, automotive, aerospace and defense industries, iron and steel plants, non-ferrous industries, foundries, heat treatment shops, ceramic and glass industries, research institutions are some 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 Department-s 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

*An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics

*An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with Consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors

*An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

*An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts

*An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives

*An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions

*An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies



DEPARTMENT-SPECIFIC OUTCOMES:

Knowledge of the scientific and engineering principles underlying the four major elements of the field; structure, properties, processing and performance related to material systems;
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
OHS101 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY-I 0 0 0 2.0
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
BA100 CAREER PLANNING 0 1 0 2.0
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
CENG240 PROGRAMMING WITH PYTHON FOR ENGINEERS 3 2 2 4.0
ENG211 ACADEMIC ORAL PRESENTATION SKILLS 3 3 1 4.0
OHS301 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY - II 0 0 0 2.0
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
ES361 COMPUTING METHODS IN ENGINEERING 3 3 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
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 6.0
METE301 PHASE EQUILIBRIA 3 3 0 5.0
METE303 MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR OF MATERIALS 4 4 0 6.0
METE305 TRANSPORT PHENOMENA 4 4 0 6.0
METE307 METALLIC MATERIALS AND METALLOGRAPHY 4 3 2 7.0
METE349 ELECTRICAL, MAGNETIC AND OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS 3 3 0 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

Sixth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
METE302 PRINCIPLES OF SOLIDIFICATION 3 3 0 5.0
METE306 CHEMICAL PRINCIPLES OF PRIMARY MATERIALS PROCESSING 4 4 0 6.0
METE308 PHYSICAL FOUNDATIONS OF MATERIALS 4 4 0 6.0
METE310 STRUCTURE AND CHARACTERIZATION OF MATERIALS 4 3 2 7.0
METE350 MULTI-SCALE MODELING AND SIMULATION OF MATERIALS 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

FOURTH YEAR

Seventh Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
METE400 SUMMER PRACTICE II 0 0 0 6.0
METE401 MATERIALS ENGINEERING DESIGN I 3 3 0 5.0
METE451 CERAMIC MATERIALS 3 3 0 5.0
METE453 POLYMER MATERIALS 3 3 0 5.0
            TECHNICAL ELECTIVE
            TECHNICAL ELECTIVE
            NONTECHNICAL 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
            NONTECHNICAL ELECTIVE
            NONTECHNICAL ELECTIVE

h/w = hours per week