First Metallurgical engineering education in Turkey has been started in Istanbul Technical University (ITU) in 1961 in the department founded under the Faculty of Mining. Since the beginning of the foundation, the department has played a pioneering role in Turkish metallurgical engineering education and industry. Between 1976 and 1982 the department functioned a separate faculty. However, following the restructuring and reconstruction activities of Turkish Higher Education Council (YÖK), in 1982, the department has become a part of newly established Faculty of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering. Considering scientific and technological developments and changing needs in the world, in 1992, Metallurgical Engineering department has changed its name as Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (see Table 1). It is an honor for us to announce that the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department celebrated its 50th anniversary of foundation in 2011 October.
ITU Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department Undergraduate Program is accredited by ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET