Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
180102001102INTRODUCTION TO CIVIL ENGINEERINGCompulsory113
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The objective of this course is to introduce the students the principles of civil engineering.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Devlet Çıragoğlu
Learning Outcomes
1Recognizing working area about civil engineering and the other important engineering working areas
2Recognizing working area about civil engineering and the other important engineering working areas
3Distinguishing the types of structures according to the construction style and materials
4Distinguishing the types of structures according to the construction style and materials
5Explaining the mechanical effects which affects structures
6Explaining the mechanical effects which affects structures
7Evaluating the types of support and static system and forces and moments in structures
8Evaluating the types of support and static system and forces and moments in structures
9Getting basic information about soil and structure interaction
10Getting basic information about soil and structure interaction
11Commenting on construction process in structures
12Commenting on construction process in structures
Mode of Delivery
Daytime Class
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Historical background, present status and future challenges of civil engineering profession. Ethics and professional responsibility. Written and oral communication. Concepts of analysis, design, computational approaches, experiments. Interpretation of results and decision making.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Basic civil engineering
2Historical development of civil engineering
3Civil engineering education
4Information about construction materials division
5Information about structures division
6Types of structures
7Load types on structures
8Mid-term exam
9Internal and external forces on structures
10Information about hydraulics division
11Information about geotechnics division
12Information about transportation division
13Information about construction management division
14Sites
Recommended or Required Reading
1. Neil S. Grigg, Marvin E. Criswell, Darrell G. Fontane and Thomas J. Siller, Civil Engineering Practice in the Twenty-First Century: Knowledge and Skills for Design and Management, Amer Society of Civil Engineers, 2001. 2. Lecture notes.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Attending Lectures14228
Individual Study for Homework Problems7321
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11212
Individual Study for Final Examination11515
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)76
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