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Dokuz Eylul University, Engineering Faculty, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department was established in 1997 as the first Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department in the region by the Academicians of Construction and Manufacturing Division of Mechanical Engineering Department. Since its establishment, 14 laboratories have been set up by the projects supported by the State Planning Organization (DPT), TUBITAK and the University Scientific Research programs. In its first academic year of 1999-2000, 30 students were enrolled. The quota of formal education is increased to 70 and unchanged up to date. Formal education in the department is supported by 30% English. In addition to undergraduate education, MSc and PhD Programs of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering are also available in the Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences. Education language of MSc and PhD Programs is Turkish.

The objectives of the Bachelors degree program is to graduate Metallurgy and Materials Engineers who are; investigative, innovative, creative, self-confident, life-long learners and individuals who apply his/her knowledge correctly, conscious of work ethics and protectors of the natural environment, able to contribute to science, industry and technology in a regional, national and international capacity. For this purpose, students are subjected to vocational courses such as Materials Science, Materials Characterization, Metallurgical Thermodynamics, Physical Metallurgy, Chemical Metallurgy, and Foundry Technology as well as basic science courses and Social/Technical elective courses of Faculty. Students who are successful at undergraduate program may complete double Major Program in Mechanical, Mining and Textile Engineering Departments. Minor program is also open to all departments. A second engineering program diploma and a minor program certificate is issued to students who have completed double major and minor programs respectively. The department has been accredited by Association for Evaluation and Accreditation of Engineering Programs (MUDEK) and has EUR-ACE label. Bologna Process (European Higher Education Area alignment studies) which provides easy circulation to the European Higher Education Area country citizens in Europe with the aim to get higher education or work in Europe has started in 2010. The objectives and outcomes of the Bachelors degree program which are determined in the framework of MUDEK are updated accordingly to the feedback of the associates of the department and the expectations of European Education area. Diploma Supplement will be given to the students who will graduate from 2011 onwards. The University received the Diploma Supplement Label. Work is in progress to obtain ECTS label. The department has five bilateral agreements within ERASMUS Students and Scholars Exchange Program since 2012 and aims to increase the knowledge and experiences by supporting the exchange of students and academics through bilateral agreements with qualified institutions which has International reputation. The educational and research activities continue with academic staff consisting of 6 professors, 3 associate professors, 4 assistant professors, 1 lecturer and 8 research assistants, as of 2013. Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department, serve to the public, industry and private sector organizations with qualified and experienced academic and technical staff, advanced laboratories and research facilities. In the Department, 14 laboratories (Electronic Materials, Tribology, Casting, Heat Treatment, Chemistry, Corrosion, Ceramic, Electron Microscope, Metallography, Mechanic, X-Ray Diffraction, Plastic Forming, Advanced Materials, Simulation) operate in order to maintain educational and research activities. These laboratories also serve to the public, industry and other private sector organizations.

Curriculum of the department which is supported by 30% English, includes a total of 158 credit hours of classes composed of 142 hours of theoretical lectures and 32 hours of laboratory and applications. 16 courses in the curriculum is given in English. Academic Plan is composed of 47 compulsory and 9 elective courses. A total of 39 courses is included in the elective course pool of the department. In addition, faculty electives of 60 non-technical social courses and 24 technical courses are available. The required courses / elective courses ratio in the Curriculum is 208 / 32 ECTS. 8 ECTS of these elective courses must be taken from the Faculty Elective courses.