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ITU Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Undergraduate Program: Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET,www.abet.org,(Criteria:Materials Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering)

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SOs - Student Outcomes

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. 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
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

PEOs - Program 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 ( http://www.mme.itu.edu.tr/en/abet/ ). 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.

E&G - Enrollment and Graduation Data

(100% English Program)

Academic Term 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Enrolled 62 62 62 62 62 52 51 51 51 51
Graduated 22 34 42 39 34 65 65

(Min. 30% English Program)

2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Enrolled 61 62 61 61 62 62 57 57 57 57
Graduated 85 79 89 61 50 58 71 54 66 66


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.


The ITU Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department, 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.
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department, 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.