Frequently Asked Questions

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 What are most important features distinguish Istanbul Gedik University Metallurgical and Materials Science Engineering from other Metallurgical and Materials Science Engineering Departments?

  • Our department is a well-established one based on the history and foundation purpose of our university and nourished from this purpose.
  • The curriculum of our Department, which is intertwined with the sector, is supported in these related fields. Our lessons are not limited to theoretical education only, but also are offered with wide practical application possibilities.
  • The number of students per faculty member is below 15. Therefore, our communication with our students is very strong. This situation provides an efficient education and training life.
  • Our accreditation process for “Engineering Education Programs Evaluation and Accreditation Association” (MÜDEK), which is recognized by the Higher Education Quality Board as a national quality assurance institution, is proceeding.

What are the Job Opportunities of Metallurgical and Materials Science Engineering?

 Sectors at which Metallurgical and Materials Science Engineers can work;

  • Iron-Steel Industry
  • Non-Ferrous Metal Industry (Copper, aluminum, etc.)
  • Casting Industry
  • Machinery Manufacturing Industry
  • Defense Industry
  • Aerospace and Shipbuilding Industry
  • Automotive and Automotive Sub-industry
  • Welding Technologies Industry
  • R&D Companies
  • Universities
  • Polymer Industry
  • Biomedical / Biomaterials Industry
  • Glass, Ceramic and Refractory Industry
  • Quality Control Units
  • Heat Treatment Companies
  • Metal Forming and Processing Industry
  • Surface Treatments and Coating Industry
  • Electric-Electronic Materials Industry
  • Energy Sector

Our program graduates are mostly proceed as engineers in many fields listed such as; R&D, design, production, quality-control, sales-marketing, quality management, training and consultancy positions and as their experience increases, they take part in management positions.

What are your scholarship rates and quotas?

Within the specified quota determined every year for our students who enroll in our department, our first 2 students can have 100% scholarship and all other students can have 50% scholarship. However, they can earn additional scholarship opportunities in the top 3 preferences at the rates determined at the beginning of each year. (These rates are the same for the entire university and must be followed separately.) In addition, 75% scholarship opportunities are provided to our students who had graduated from Gedik Vocational High School and enroll in our department with the Vertical (External) Transfer Exam (DGS). The scholarships of our students are not interrupted in any way during their 4-year education period.

Are there any scholarships provided to the graduates of your department to enroll in International Welding Engineering courses?

 We consider great importance to this internationally valid training, which is especially important in terms of providing wide career opportunities at home and abroad, and which is given by only three institutions in our country. All students graduating from our department are provided with a 50% scholarship in International Welding Engineering enrollments.

Is there a compulsory internship practice?

 Yes. We think that it is very important for our students to gain experience in work environments that have the potential to work in the future. In this framework, in order to graduate from our Department, our students must complete three 20-day compulsory internships. These are;

Production Internship: It includes all the stages from raw material or ore to finished and / or semi-finished product. This internship belongs to the casting methods of metallic materials; the model includes information on core, molding, melting, finishing and quality control processes. Types and working types of melting, annealing and heat treatment furnaces used in the factory should be examined. The types of heat treatment (annealing, hardening etc.) that should be applied in order to obtain finished and semi-finished products should also be included in this section. It also includes all processes that produce polymer material, composite material or ceramic material. At the end of this internship, our students gain a broad vision that includes all the processes from the natural materials to the use of materials that shape our world.

Shaping Internship: Within this internship topic; cold and hot forming methods (cutting tools, press, mold, rolling, forging, wire and pipe drawing methods etc.), machining (cutting, filing, lathing, milling, drilling, planning, grinding, lapping, honing and polishing processes), welding methods (oxy-acetylene, electric arc, MIG-MAG/TIG, submerged and other joints) are examined. At the end of this internship, our students gain a broad vision that includes the processes from producing semi-finished products to obtaining materials suitable for industrial use and gain knowledge in the topics with the widest field of career opportunities in our country.

Business-Organization Internship: Within this internship; The products produced by the enterprise and annual production amounts, market shares, organization chart, production method, production planning, production control, cost analysis, purchasing, warehousing, inventory control, import and export, personnel procurement, labor supply and pricing principles are learned. At the end of this internship, our students comprehend the necessities of being a manager as a visionary in important matters such as human resource management as well as handling the management processes in a way that will contribute to the economy of the country, the country and the world, in addition to the technical knowledge required by engineering. He/she will have early experience in solving the technical, psychological and sociological problems that he/she will encounter when he starts his career.

Internships should be done in corporate companies where Metallurgical and Materials Science Engineers work. The internship process of our students is audited by the internship commission.

Where do your students do internships?

 Our students do their internships in production, shaping, sales, marketing, certification, quality control, education, research and development related to metal, polymer, ceramic and composite materials. They can do internships in all businesses that carry out their activities. Sectorally the answer of “What are the Job Opportunities of Metallurgical and Materials Science Engineering?” question is the same sectors listed under the areas for internship.

 What can you say about your communication with your students after graduation?

 We regularly meet with all of our graduates, evaluate their fields of work and continue our consultancy in order to help them to meet their career goals. We support them to find a job by means of our industry connections. We are always supportive to each student of ours in terms of their interests and be in contact with them after graduation. We do not lose our communication not only in business life but also in terms of sharing social life. We take care to continue our communication with our alumni through the Alumni Association of our university. In summary, we both have information about career progress of our graduates and support them all the time by sharing job opportunities conveyed from the related sectors.