Mission

Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Program’s mission statements share with public through its website ( http://www.mme.itu.edu.tr/en/abet ). In addition, our freshman students are being informed every year in “MET 101 Introduction to Metallurgy and Materials Engineering and Enginering Ethic” course and this information is given to each student in written form.

The missions of our program (PMs) are to offer undergraduate and graduate degrees in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering students:

  • PM-1: who have the ability to conduct research, determine and develop the properties of existing engineering materials and to carry out research and development activities on new engineering materials,

  • PM-2 who are equipped with the knowledge of new technologies in the production, processing and protection of the engineering materials which will contribute to new product and process design,

  • PM-3 who will be able to work in the production, application and R&D aspects of pertinent national and international industries and research institutions,

  • PM-4 who are creative and have a sound understanding of continuous development,

  • PM-5 who are conscientious of quality and environmental issues and ready to apply and use these concepts in their professional lives,

  • PM-6 who possess social, ethical and economic responsibilities,

  • PM-7 who can conduct scientific and applied research at the international level to contribute to the advancement of science and technology.

The department has close relationships with people and institutions that can help it to realize its program educational objectives defined in the mission.


Vision

The ITU Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, acknowledging its departmental culture, based on 40 years of experience, has manifested its very desire to capture the future and develop continuously in its vision.
ITU; Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, for the prosperity and well-being of our country, emphasizes;

►humanistic and societal values,

►the concept of continuous development,

►the global qualities of science, and

►a modern education culture and values

as its base, with the education provided for its students in the undergraduate curriculum, as well as its M.Sc. and Ph.D. students in the area of metallurgical and materials engineering.

The Department has always been one of the leading institutions in its field in Turkey and aims to keep its position through continuous progress and improvement with its scientific and applied researches, and act as a science and technology centre both;

► producing knowledge which will help to shape today’s and the future’s technology on a national and international level, and

►spreading this knowledge throughout society via national and international publications.


Educational Objectives

Our graduates will be;

  • Designers; by using their fundemantal materials science and engineering knowledge to design, select and improve materials, product and processes.

  • Problem solvers; by using their technical skills, knowledge on basic science and applied metallurgical and materials engineering and relationships among structure – properties – processes – performance of materials for finding creative solutions and to advance society, science and technology.

  • Professionals; who are aware of lifelong learning and demonstrate the global/societal, ethical, environmental responsibilities and values in finding solutions.

  • Leaders and team members; who are recognized by their effective communication and contribution in inter-disiplinary teams.

And the department’s program educational objectives are to provide its graduates with:

  • a sound basis and application skills in mathematics, physics, chemistry, physical chemistry and basic engineering,

  • knowledge in the use of techniques and equipment required for modern engineering applications and the ability to utilize this knowledge in design, application and communication,

  • the skills required to characterize structure-property-processing and performance of materials, and the metallurgical production parameters with standard or self designed experimental techniques and to interpret the results,

  • the knowledge of the basic concepts of metallurgy and materials science and engineering and the ability of materials evaluation within the framework of structure-property-process-performance relations,

  • intensive knowledge in the production of metallic and non-metallic materials from primary and secondary resources and in the processes and technologies related to processing, and protection of these materials, and the ability to apply this knowledge in the application and development,

  • the tools necessary to define engineering problems, choose and design suitable material, system, product, and process, and to transform these into projects which are economically sound whilst taking into consideration the conservation of the environment and quality of the product,

  • professional and ethical responsibilities in following and evaluating contemporary and social developments, oral and written communication skills, a teamwork environment, and the desire to continuously learn and progress.

The program education objectives are also shared with public through department strategic plans, informative documents (handouts, brochures) and the department web site. Our freshman students are informed every year in “101 Introduction to Metallurgy and Materials Engineering and Enginering Ethic” course and this information is given to each student in written form.