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BScMetallurgical and Materials Engineering

Tuition fee $9,800 per year
Application fee $0 one-time
Deposit $1,000 one-time
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The scope of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering is very wide and covers production, shaping, treatment and characterization of materials and their behavior during use. The materials of concern to Metallurgical and Materials Engineering is almost limitless and range from materials like steels used in bridges, buildings, automobiles etc. to high-strength light-weight materials used in aerospace industries, from materials like kitchen-ware to glass, silicon chips, artificial tissues, implants, nanowires, nanotubes etc. The production, shaping and treating of these materials involve different mechanical, chemical, electrochemical and thermal processes. The basic principles and operating parameters of these processes constitute the subject of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering. Properties of materials depend on their internal structures. Relationship between properties and internal structures of materials and how these can be changed are also within the scope of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering. Behavior of materials while in use and their recycling after use are also studied in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering. All branches of engineering use materials and an engineering design is mostly limited by the properties of the materials used. The properties of materials needed in engineering designs have resulted in developments of new and high performance materials while development of new and better materials have changed engineering designs. As a consequence of this, Metallurgical and Materials Engineers are needed in all branches of engineering using materials.

Programme structure

Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at Atılım University was founded in 2004. The curriculum is designed in such a way as to set forth the principles basic to all materials and study materials-related processes and properties of materials on the basis of these principles. Course work is supplemented and supported by laboratory studies and individual and/or teamwork projects. Courses in the junior and senior years aim at preparing students to their careers. Students take materials selection and graduation project courses in their senior years. Various technical elective courses dealing with specific subjects related to metals, ceramics, polymers and their composites give students the possibility of gaining in-depth knowledge in these subjects. Two mandatory one month period summer practices and occasional factory visits help students get acquainted with their future profession.

Career opportunities

Metallurgical and Materials engineers create new materials and/or improve existing materials. Metallurgical and Materials engineers are involved in the production, development, processing, and testing of the materials used to create a diversity of products, from computer chips and televisionscreens to shape memory alloys and implants. They work with metals, ceramics, plastics, semiconductors, and combinations of these materials called composites to create new materials that meet certain mechanical, electrical, chemical, optical, thermal, magnetic, etc. requirements. They are also involved in selecting materials for new applications. As such Metallurgical and Materials Engineers work in many different areas and industries such as iron and steel works, non-ferrous metals (aluminum, copper, etc.) plants, foundries, rolling mills, heat treatment facilities, traditional and high-tech ceramic manufacturing companies, automotive, defense, aeronautical and aerospace, biomedical industries, material research and development centers, research and development and quality departments of production establishments, surveillance companies etc.

Apply now! Commence year 2019
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Sep 21, 2019
Apply now! Commence year 2019
Application period has ended, but late applications can be submitted until the commence date
Studies commence
Nov 4, 2019

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States