Introduction to Materials Science (ENS 205)

2022 Fall
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Engineering Sciences(ENS)
6.00 / 6.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Emre Erdem,
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NS102 MATH102
Formal lecture,Recitation
Interactive,Communicative,Discussion based learning
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Classifications of materials; atomic structure and interatomic bonding; the structure of crystalline solids; imperfections in solids; diffusion; mechanical properties of metals; dislocations in metals; failure; phase daigrams; phase transformations and alteration of mechanical properties; alloys; structures and properties of ceramics; polymer structures, their applications and processing; composites; corrosion; electrical, thermal, magnetic and optical properties; case studies in materials selection. Also part o fthe "core course" pools for the BIO, MAT, ME degree programs.


To provide the fundamentals of how interactions and structure at the atomic scale lead to material properties observed at the macroscopic scale and to introduce the fundamental thermodynamic/kinetic concepts operating on the structure for the design and implementation of materials with novel functions.


Relate atomic scale interactions, type(s) of bonding, crystallinity, impurities, processing history in a material to structure and properties of the material that are observed at the macroscopic scale
Describe long-range order and short-range order; and use fundamental concepts such as primitive vectors, translational symmetry, Miller indices, and characterization tools (i.e., x-ray spectroscopy) to calculate parameters that are used to define long-range order in materials
Relate quantitatively and qualitatively flux, diffusion constant, time and temperature to each other and predict the outcomes of possible scenarios in materials science based on diffusion behavior in materials
Verbally define Young?s Modulus, yield stress, toughness, ductility, ultimate tensile stress, resilience, fracture toughness and show how to relate and calculate these terms for different cases
Draw the band structure of metals, polymers and semi-conductors, state quantitatively and qualitatively how the charge carriers, their mobility, and temperature affect conductivity in these materials
Interrelate the mechanical, thermal, and electrical properties of materials
Explain phase behavior and how thermodynamics and kinetics may be used to manipulate the observed phases


  Percentage (%)
Final 60
Midterm 40



Introduction to Materials Science for Engineers by J.F. Shackelford, 8th ed.


Materials Science and Engineering: An Introduction by Callister

Properties of Materials by Mary Ann White

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