Metallurgical and Materials Engineering is one of the fundamental engineering disciplines aimed at designing, developing, and producing engineering materials to meet the technical needs of various industrial sectors.
Today, it continues to evolve as a multidisciplinary science and engineering field closely related to various engineering disciplines, including but not limited to energy, biotechnology, automotive, aerospace, and defense technologies, as well as electrical-electronics, mechanical, and construction engineering. Metallurgical and Materials Engineering encompasses all stages from the development of metal and alloy materials, ceramics, polymers, and composite materials for specific applications to their production and the examination of the effects of processes on materials.
The core mission of Istanbul Gedik University Faculty of Engineering Metallurgical and Materials Engineering is to educate Metallurgical and Materials Engineers and researchers who are experts in their field, curious, capable of inquiry, creative, innovative, have a sense of social responsibility, and possess ethical values. These graduates contribute positively to the regional and national industry.
Our vision is to become a respected department that combines theoretical and practical knowledge, provided by expert faculty members, with research and development activities carried out by our graduates, contributing to future-oriented and sustainable social development at the national and international levels. We aim to transmit the culture of university-industry collaboration to our students.
WHY METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING?
- Metallurgical and Materials Engineering BECAUSE without materials, there is no engineering. Only Metallurgical and Materials Engineers are fully equipped to determine the appropriate material for a given design, design and produce new materials for specific needs. For example, consider an aircraft fuselage; you must think of a lightweight and durable material. You cannot make an aircraft fuselage out of aluminum foil. You have to identify and produce the appropriate aluminum alloy.
- Metallurgical and Materials Engineering BECAUSE it is fundamental engineering and directly related to other engineering fields.
- Metallurgical and Materials Engineering BECAUSE you have the opportunity to work as an engineer in the sector of your choice. You can specialize in the field that interests you.
In the field of Aerospace and Defense Technologies, you can work on:
- Aircraft and spacecraft materials
In the Maritime sector, you can work on:
- Ship, submarine, and yacht materials
In the Automotive industry, you can work on:
- Vehicle materials
You may also work on:
- Mobile phone materials
Advanced technology materials such as:
- High-tech ceramics
- Electronic components and devices
Materials related to:
- Batteries, accumulators, and energy storage
Materials used in:
- Biomedical applications, biomaterials, and artificial tissue
This can involve activities such as:
- Material design and production
- Research and development (R&D) in materials
- ARGE (Research and Development) in material design or production
- Metallurgical and Materials Engineering BECAUSE you have the opportunity to specialize in many other fields that we haven’t mentioned.
- Metallurgical and Materials Engineering BECAUSE you can receive training in welding technologies and non-destructive testing areas and specialize in these fields.
- Metallurgical and Materials Engineering BECAUSE there are fewer graduates in comparison to other basic engineering departments in our country. Therefore, when you graduate, you will compete with fewer engineers.
Furthermore, with the increasing emphasis on domestic production initiatives in our country, the need for Metallurgical and Materials Engineers is growing every day. Considering the production of components and materials for domestic production, there is a need for Metallurgical and Materials Engineers who are experts in the field, have a strong scientific background, and possess strong design skills.
- Currently, 92% of our graduates actively work in various job titles such as R&D engineer, production manager, design engineer, quality control specialist, field engineer, welding manufacturing engineer, and production engineer after graduation.