Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Polymer Materials MTE 437 7 2 + 0 2 4
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator HÜSEYİN ÜNAL
Course Lecturers
Course Assistants
Course Category Other
Course Objective The aim of this course is to teach to the students different kind of plastic materials, importance of polymers in industry and daily life. Mechanical, chemical and pyhsical properties of plastics, polymer blending, fillers and reinforcement in polymers and polymer processing techniques.
Course Content Properties of plastic materials, plastics using areas in industry and daily life, polymerization technigues, physical; mechanical; thermal, and chemical properties of plastics, blending of plastics, processing of plastics and flame retardancy properties of plastics.
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 The students will be able to categorize plastic materials according to different criteria. Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing, Homework,
2 The students will be able to distinguish differences between amorphous and crystalline structure of polymers. Question-Answer, Lecture, Self Study, Homework, Testing,
3 The students will be able to categorize thermoset and thermoplastic polymer materials Self Study, Question-Answer, Lecture, Testing, Homework,
4 The students will be able to distinguish polymerization techniques of plastics. Lecture, Question-Answer, Homework, Testing,
5 The students will be able to design of polymers according to area of usage of polymers. Self Study, Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing,
6 The students will be able to compare polymer properties. Question-Answer, Discussion, Lecture, Homework, Testing,
7 The students will be able to analysis blending of plastics. Lecture, Question-Answer, Homework, Testing,
8 The students will be able to categorize plastic production techniques. Question-Answer, Lecture, Homework, Testing,
9 The students will be able to analysis the effect of reinforcement and fillers on the properties of polymer composites. Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing, Homework,
10 The students will be able to distinguish flame retardancy tests of plastics. Question-Answer, Lecture, Homework, Testing,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Introduction to plastics
2 Classification of plastics
3 General properties of plastics
4 Polymerization process techniques of plastics
5 Physical properties of plastics
6 Chemical properties of plastics
7 Thermoplastics
8 Thermosets
9 Mechanical properties of plastics
10 Thermal properties of plastics
11 Blending of plastics
12 Processing methods of plastics
13 Fillers and reinforcements in plastics
14 Flame retardancy of plastics
Course Notes
Course Resources
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Students gain an advanced and contemporary knowledge and practical skill after general or vocational high school qualification. To obtain an ability to support his/her knowledge and practical skill with technical sources and equipments and to use basic and principle technical terminology of metal technologies. Student gain an insight to the subject to analyze, discuss, evaluate and bring about solutions for the problems in metal technologies and related teaching subjects. He/She gains an ability to solve problems in metal technologies using general and foundational since and knowledge.
2 Student can gather and use data to solve well defined problems on metal technology subjects. He/She can efficiently use his or her practical and knowledge skills in practical applications. Students know general definitions of engineering drawing subject; he/she can read engineering drawings in metal technologies and also can design using computer programs. Students are familiar to measuring equipments used in metal technologies he/she has knowledge and practice to use and maintenance of measuring equipments.
3 Students know manufacturing processes in metal technologies sectors and can offer improvements when needed. He/she has knowledge of quality control processes and has practical skill to use quality control in metal manufacturing processes. X
4 To gain theoretical and practical skills in joining of metallic materials, implementing quality control in welded structures and to give training on these subjects.
5 To obtain an adequate theoretical knowledge and practical skills on oxy-gas, electric arc welding and brazing techniques and to use these techniques in teaching and training in vocational schools. Tracing any faults of welding machines and providing for necessary maintenance and repairing.
6 Students have an adequate knowledge to offer solution for problems arising during welding of ferrous or non-ferrous materials and also provide suitable methods for welding.
7 Students gain skills for technical communication and team work with his/her colloquies and superior on subjects related to his/her teachings such as design and practice. He/she has an ability to use Turkish language effectively in his/her personal or official communication. He/She has skill to represent his company/institution, sharing technical and intuitional information in electronic environment by oral or written communication.
8 Gaining ability to self learning and also implementing his/her learning. To gain skill to conduct research on his/her subject personally and present results as technical reports. Monitoring new improvements and updating him/herself continuously and also updating and upgrading these improvements to his/her institution.
9 Having use of foreign languages can make communication and follow up new technologies in metal technologies
10 Having adequate computing skill to use wordprocessing, internet communication, CAD programs such as autocad, solidworks etc.
11 Having an adequate knowledge of health and safety in metal work sectors and also knowledge of social security, ethic values, quality assurance systems, management and environment.
12 Being aware of Atatürk’s principles and his revolutions.
13 Students have enough theoretical and practical knowledge of teaching on metal technology subjects.
14 Having ability to evaluate student’s progress and activities, he/she also provide for an environment to evaluate students each other. He/she can use and share the results obtained from evaluations to make improvements in teaching and training activities.
15 Having ability to self evaluate him/her self to make progress and improvements. Being open minded to ideas and improvements he/she supports him/her self and institutions. He/she has knowledge of law, regulation and policy related to his/her job and obeys all the rules accordingly. He/she has a respect and awareness of the environment and the society.
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 42
1. Kısa Sınav 12
1. Ödev 34
2. Kısa Sınav 12
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 55
1. Final 45
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 2 32
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 2 32
Mid-terms 1 12 12
Quiz 2 8 16
Assignment 1 10 10
Final examination 1 5 5
Total Workload 107
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 4.28
dersAKTSKredisi 4