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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

Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Program expects the graduates within few years of graduation to attain the following:

  • Function in member societies, and conduct themselves with high standards of ethics and engineering code of conduct considering public health, safety and welfare
  • Be smart and practical in using science and engineering principles for designing engineering solutions considering structure-property-process-performance relationship by effectively engaged in cross-functional teams
  • Continue their professional development through life-long learning experiences using appropriate learning strategies
  • Be successfully employed and serve their profession locally, nationally and/or internationally in organizations and/or graduate programs

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

   2016-2017  2017-2018  2018-2019  2019-2020  2020-2021  2021-2022
 Total student enrollments  605  620  632  706  720  731
 Graduates  110  112  91  134  138  138


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.

ITU Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Undergraduate Program

2023-24 Academic Year

Notification to Students and Faculty


ITU Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Undergraduate Program is a four-year program accredited by the ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC), as specified on www.abet.org and under the EAC Program Criteria for Materials, Metallurgical, Ceramics and Similarly Named Engineering Programs.

 As of fall 2023, the program is currently undergoing a "Show Cause Review" period. This period is being utilized to ensure the program's alignment with accreditation criteria and standards, prepare and implement a “remedial actions strategic plan”, run the continuous improvement process, and also provide a summary of the processes to both students and faculty members. The summary aims to clarify the reasons for this review period and the decisions regarding remedial actions and specific corrective measures, which have been structured and initiated since the 2022-2023 Spring term so to continue aligning with the re-accreditation requirements and maintaining the sustainability of continuous improvement of ITU’s Metallurgical and Materials Engineering undergraduate program, and the learning experiences of our students.

 Reason(s) for the period:

According to the recent ABET EAC re-accreditation review cycle results, the culminating engineering design experiences of the students provided by the program, which have been rich in research, need to be reinforced and improved with respect to the engineering design content and experience, so to facilitate supporting our students get well-equipped and be prepared for the engineering practice and for their future engineering profession.

 As the first step of the remedial actions in that regard, our program acknowledged the need for improvements in the senior-year compulsory “Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Design” courses; namely MET 4901 (fall term) and MET 4902 (spring term), so to include engineering design-oriented projects for students. Consequently, changes have already been applied for MET 4901, with project proposals (evidence) demonstrating alignment with the definition of engineering design. Furthermore, changes for MET 4902 have been planned and approved to enhance the design process, experimental prototype development, or factory establishment. Moreover, our program has also prepared the time-line of reviews and notifications to students regarding updated guidance on engineering design standards for the projects in MET 4902.

 Corrective actions of our program:

The remedial actions and corrective measures for reinforcing and improving our undergraduate students' engineering design experiences have already been implemented as of 2022-2023 Spring term. Consequently, the entire set of the MET 4902 student reports/engineering design projects presented at the end of the Spring term in 2022-2023 (mid-June 2023), as well as the new set of the MET 4901 and MET 4902 student reports/engineering design projects to be presented at the end of the Fall and Spring terms of 2023-2024, will be provided to the ABET EAC by the end of the Spring term in 2024, to fully demonstrate compliance with the engineering design criteria.