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Code MAT 402
Term 201802
Title Polymer Engineering II
Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Subject Materials Sci.& Nano Eng.(MAT)
SU Credit 3
ECTS Credit 6.00 / 6.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Instructor(s) Ozge Akbulut Halatc?,
Detailed Syllabus
Language of Instruction English
Level of Course Undergraduate
Type of Course Click here to view.
(only for SU students)
Mode of Delivery Interactive lecture
Planned Learning Activities Interactive,Communicative,Discussion based learning,Project based learning

Properties of commercial polymers: hydrocarbon plastics and elastomers, other carbon-chain polymers, heterochain thermoplastics, thermosetting resins. Reinforced polymers, the mechanics of fibre reinforcement. Polymer forming: flow properties of polymer melts, cooling and solidification, extrusion, injection, blow, compression and transfer molding, thermoforming. Design: materials selection, designing for manufacture and stiffness.


Building on a background of the relationships between polymer properties and their selection, specification and use in engineering applications, ensure a solid understanding of polymer processing methods and machinery and how these affect the properties of the final product.

Learning Outcome

Describe how polymers are processed in industry
Describe how processing affects internal microstructure and thus polymer properties
Use this understanding in the design of commercial processes for manufacture of items made from polymers
Apply principles of polymer processing and polymer microstructure to define the properties and functionality of commercial items made from polymers
Specify suitable manufacturing processes for a range of commercial items
Use theory in the design of polymer products and manufacturing processes
Apply analytical skills to commercial item design and manufacture

Programme Outcomes
Common Outcomes For All Programs
1 Understand the world, their country, their society, as well as themselves and have awareness of ethical problems, social rights, values and responsibility to the self and to others. 1
2 Understand different disciplines from natural and social sciences to mathematics and art, and develop interdisciplinary approaches in thinking and practice. 1
3 Think critically, follow innovations and developments in science and technology, demonstrate personal and organizational entrepreneurship and engage in life-long learning in various subjects. 5
4 Communicate effectively in Turkish and English by oral, written, graphical and technological means. 5
5 Take individual and team responsibility, function effectively and respectively as an individual and a member or a leader of a team; and have the skills to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams. 5
Common Outcomes ForFaculty of Eng. & Natural Sci.
1 Possess sufficient knowledge of mathematics, science and program-specific engineering topics; use theoretical and applied knowledge of these areas in complex engineering problems. 5
2 Identify, define, formulate and solve complex engineering problems; choose and apply suitable analysis and modeling methods for this purpose. 5
3 Develop, choose and use modern techniques and tools that are needed for analysis and solution of complex problems faced in engineering applications; possess knowledge of standards used in engineering applications; use information technologies effectively. 5
4 Ability to design a complex system, process, instrument or a product under realistic constraints and conditions, with the goal of fulfilling specified needs; apply modern design techniques for this purpose. 5
5 Design and conduct experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret the results to investigate complex engineering problems or program-specific research areas. 1
6 Knowledge of business practices such as project management, risk management and change management; awareness on innovation; knowledge of sustainable development. 5
7 Knowledge of impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, health and societal context; knowledge of contemporary issues; awareness on legal outcomes of engineering solutions; understanding of professional and ethical responsibility. 5
Materials Science and Nano Engineering Program Outcomes Core Electives
1 Applying fundamental and advanced knowledge of natural sciences as well as engineering principles to develop and design new materials and establish the relation between internal structure and physical properties using experimental, computational and theoretical tools. 5
2 Merging the existing knowledge on physical properties, design limits and fabrication methods in materials selection for a particular application or to resolve material performance related problems. 5
3 Predicting and understanding the behavior of a material under use in a specific environment knowing the internal structure or vice versa. 5
Assessment Methods and Criteria
  Percentage (%)
Final 30
Midterm 50
Assignment 20
Recommended or Required Reading

Tadmor, Z., Gogos, C. G., Principles of Polymer Processing, John Wiley, New York
Sperling, L. H, New York, Introduction to Physical Polymer Science, John Wiley, New York
Birley, A. W., Haworth, B. Batchelor, J., Munich, Physics of Plastics Processing, Properties and Materials Engineering, Hanser Publishing, Munich
Billmeyer, F. W., New York, Textbook of Polymer Science, 3rd Edition, John Wiley, New York
Mills, N. J, London, Plastics. Microstructure and Engineering Applications, Edward Arnold, London
Crawford, R. J, Oxford, Plastics Engineering, Pergamon Press, Oxford
Malcolm P Stevens, New York/Oxford, Polymer Chemistry. An Introduction, 3rd edition, Oxford University Press, New York/Oxford
Campbell, R. A. Pethrick J. R. White, Polymer Characterization. Physical Techniques, 2nd edition, Stanley Thornes Ltd