Civil Engineering PhD. Program

Degree: Ph.D.
Duration (Years): 2 - 5
Language: English

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program provide opportunities to qualified students for further education at an advanced level in various Civil Engineering fields. National and regional research needs receive specific attention. Graduate courses are offered in the following divisions of specialization: Construction Materials; Construction Technology and Management; Geotechnical Engineering; Hydraulics Engineering; Structural Engineering; Transportation Engineering. Department of Civil Engineering have well established laboratories in the fields of construction materials, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering and transportation engineering.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a MS degree with thesis in Civil Engineering or a related field of study if they have achieved at least 3.00/4.00 for admission and must be fluent in written and oral English. Applicants who hold a M.S. degree in a field other than Civil Engineering may be accepted with “probation” status and will be required to take at least three deficiency courses from undergraduate curriculum. Applicants should submit a research proposal together with their application form. Candidates can be interviewed by the graduate committee of the Civil Engineering Department.

Research Interests

Construction Materials; Repair and maintenance of concrete, fibre reinforced concrete: improving measuring techniques, Thermal properties of lightweight concrete & mortar: building blocks, foam concrete, Natural building stones: engineering properties, Self consolidating concrete: mix design with local materials, Non-destructive testing of concrete, Alternative construction materials: waste glass and limestone dust. Construction Technology and Management; Construction planning, Construction costing, Life cycle cost calculations, Risk management, Concrete construction, Concrete materials, Construction technology. Geotechnical Engineering; Assessment of seasonal effects on engineering behaviour of expansive soils, Temperature effect on the engineering behaviour of clay soils, Pore fluid effects on the engineering behaviour of compacted clays, Hydro-mechanical behaviour of compacted sand-bentonite as waste containment barriers, Use of polymer additives in compacted barriers, Use of chemical additives in compacted barriers, Influence of leachates on the hydro-mechanical behaviour of barrier soils, Effect of colloidal silica stabilization on the liquefaction potential of soils. Hydraulics Engineering; Water resources in Cyprus, Waste water, Hydrologic changes, Climate changes and water, Sediment transport in rivers, Reservoirs and dams, Coastal sedimentation, Hydropower, Irrigation and drainage. Structural Engineering; Stability of inelastic structures subjected to dynamic loading, Displacement based methods for seismic assessment and design of structures, Durability of concrete and effects of corrosion on seismic performance of RC structures, Finite element force method, Structural dynamics, Finite element analysis, Historic buildings and their analysis, Defects and deterioration in buildings, Strengthening, The use of structural steel for buildings, Behaviour of reduced beam web (RBW) connections, Efficiency of lateral stability methods for steel structures, Steel shell roof structures, Behaviour of semi-rigid steel beam to column connections, Inspection, appraisal, maintenance and repair of structures, Sustainable structures for Mediterranean/Middle East climate, Health and safety in construction. Transportation Engineering; Pavement management systems, Statistical model development, Stochastic design of pavements, Cost estimation, project management, Forensic examination of pavements, Traffic simulation, and Traffic safety.

Contact Information

Tel: +90 392 630 1231
Fax: +90 392 365 2869
E-mail: civil.dept@emu.edu.tr
Web: http://civil.emu.edu.tr


Degree: Ph.D.
Duration (Years): 2 - 5
Language: English
Course Code Course Title Semester Credit Lecture Hour (hrs/week) Lab (hrs/week) Tutorial (hrs/week) ECTS

Semester 1

CIVL100 Introduction to Civil Engineering 1 No-Credit - - - 2
Civil Engineering history, Introduction to Civil Engineering, Branches of Civil Engineering; water resources engineering, structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, concrete and materials engineering, construction technology and management, transportation engineering. Leadership and communication skills. Introduction to library. Field trips. Introduction to computer skills.
CIVL103 Civil Engineering Drawing 1 3 2 3 - 6
Drawing instruments and their use. Types of lines and line quality. Orthographic drawing, Pictorial drawing. Sections. Architectural drawings. Civil engineering drawings. Computer-aided drawing.
CHEM101 General Chemistry 1 4 4 1 - 8
Atoms, molecules and ions; Mass relations in chemistry, stoichiometry; Gasses, the ideal gas law, partial pressures, mole fractions, kinetic theory of gases; Electronic structure and the periodic table; Thermo chemistry, calorimetry, enthalpy, the first law of thermodynamics; Liquids and Solids; Solutions; Acids and Bases; Organic Chemistry.
ENGL191 Communication in English - I 1 3 3 1 - 4
ENGL191 is a first-semester freshman academic English course. It is designed to help students improve the level of their English to B1+ level, as specified in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The course connects critical thinking with language skills and incorporates learning technologies such as IQ Online. The purpose of the course is to consolidate students’ knowledge and awareness of academic discourse, language structures, and lexis. The main focus will be on the development of productive (writing and speaking) and receptive (reading) skills in academic settings.
ENGL181 Academic English - I 1 3 5 1 - 4
ENGL 181 is a first-semester freshman academic English course. It is designed to help students improve the level of their English to B1+ level, as specified in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The course connects critical thinking with language skills and incorporates learning technologies such as IQ Online. The purpose of the course is to consolidate students’ knowledge and awareness of academic discourse, language structures, and lexis. The main focus will be on the development of productive (writing and speaking) and receptive (reading) skills in academic settings.
MATH151 Calculus - I 1 4 4 - 1 6
Limits and continuity. Derivatives. Rules of differentiation. Higher order derivatives. Chain rule. Related rates. Rolle's and the mean value theorem. Critical Points. Asymptotes. Curve sketching. Integrals. Fundamental Theorem. Techniques of integration. Definite integrals. Application to geometry and science. Indeterminate forms. L'Hospital's Rule. Improper integrals. Infinite series. Geometric series. Power series. Taylor series and binomial series.
UE01 University Elective - I 1 3 3 - - 4

Semester 2

CMPE108 Algorithms and Programming 2 3 3 1 - 6
Problem-Solving concepts for computers. Program structures for computer languages. Sequential logic structures: algorithm instructions and flowcharts. Problem-Solving with: decisions, loops and case logic structures. Data structures: arrays, lists. File processing. Laboratory applications will be done with programming languages such as Fortran, C or Visual Basic or other languages.
ENGL182 Academic English - II 2 3 5 1 - 4
ENGL182 is a second-semester freshman academic English course. It is designed to help students improve the level of their English to B2 level, as specified in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The course connects critical thinking with language skills and incorporates learning technologies such as IQ Online. The purpose of the course is to consolidate students’ knowledge and awareness of academic discourse, language structures, and lexis. The main focus will be on the development of productive (writing and speaking) and receptive (reading) skills in academic settings.
ENGL192 Communication in English - II 2 3 3 - 1 4
ENGL192 is a second-semester freshman academic English course. It is designed to help students improve the level of their English to B2 level, as specified in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The course connects critical thinking with language skills and incorporates learning technologies such as IQ Online. The purpose of the course is to consolidate students’ knowledge and awareness of academic discourse, language structures, and lexis. The main focus will be on the development of productive (writing and speaking) and receptive (reading) skills in academic settings.
MATH152 Calculus - II 2 4 4 1 - 6
Vectors in R3. Lines and Planes. Functions of several variables. Limit and continuity. Partial differentiation. Chain rule. Tangent plane. Critical Points. Global and local extrema. Lagrange multipliers. Directional derivative. Gradient, Divergence and Curl. Multiple integrals with applications. Triple integrals with applications. Triple integral in cylindrical and spherical coordinates. Line, surface and volume integrals. Independence of path. Green's Theorem. Conservative vector fields. Divergence Theorem. Stokes' Theorem.
PHYS101 Physics - I 2 4 4 1 - 8
Physical quantities and units. Vector calculus. Kinematics of motion. Newton`s laws of motion and their applications. Work-energy theorem. Impulse and momentum. Rotational kinematics and dynamics. Static equilibrium.
UE02 University Elective - II 2 3 3 - - 4
TUSL181 Turkish as a Second Language 2 2 2 - - 2
HIST280 Atatürk İlkeleri ve İnkilap Tarihi 2 2 2 - - 2

Semester 3

CIVL211 Statics 3 4 4 - - 6
Basic definitions, concepts and principles. Statics of particles, resultant of forces in space, equilibrium and free-body concept. Statics of rigid bodies, moments, couples and equivalent force systems. Equilibrium of rigid bodies. Distributed forces, centroids, center of gravity and, moment of inertia. Definition of determinacy of structures, analysis of statically determinate structures, including trusses, beam, frames and arches. Friction.
CIVL261 Surveying 3 4 3 2 - 6
Introduction. Distance measurement. Taping. Linear surveying principles and mapping. The level. Methods and principles of levelling. Applications of levelling: vertical sections, contouring, setting out of level. Errors and adjustment. Traverse computations, errors and adjustments. Tachometry. Working with coordinates. Electronic Distance Measurement (EDM) equipment. Trigonometric levelling. Areas and volumes of irregular figures.
CIVL283 Materials Science 3 3 3 1 - 6
The fundamentals of materials (atomic bonding, the architecture of solids, development of microstructure, surface properties), behaviour of materials under stress (response of materials to stress, failure and fracture, rheology of fluids and solids fatigue), particulate composites: portland cement and asphalt concretes (particulate composites, aggregates, portland cement concrete, asphalt cements and asphalt concrete).
MATH322 Probability and Statistical Methods 3 3 3 1 - 5
Introduction to probability and statistics. Operations on sets. Counting problems. Conditional probability and total probability formula, Bayes' theorem. Introduction to random variables, density and distribution functions. Expectation, variance and covariance. Basic distributions. Joint density and distribution function. Descriptive statistics. Estimation of parameters, maximum likelihood estimator. Hypothesis testing.
PHYS102 Physics - II 3 4 4 1 - 7
Kinetic theory of ideal gases. Equipartition of energy. Heat, heat transfer and heat conduction. Laws of thermodynamics, applications to engine cycles. Coulombs law and electrostatic fields. Gauss's law. Electric potential. Magnetic field. Amperes law. Faradays law.

Semester 4

CIVL222 Strength of Materials 4 4 4 - - 6
Concept of Stress and Strain. Elastic deformation of axially loaded members. Internal forces and moments in beams and their diagrams. Stresses in beams. Torsion. Deflection of beams, buckling of columns. Energy theorems.
CIVL284 Materials of Construction 4 4 3 2 - 8
Production, types, uses in construction, properties and related tests for the following materials are covered: gypsum, lime, cement, aggregates. Properties of fresh and hardened concrete and concrete mix design calculations. Bricks, building stones, plasters, steel, timber and polymers will also be covered.
ENGL201 Communication Skills in English III - Technical Report Writing 4 3 3 1 - 4
ENGL 201 is a Communication Skills course for students at the Faculty of Engineering. The course aims to introduce a range of skills, including effective written and oral communication, research skills and study skills. Throughout the course the students will be involved in project work intended to help them in their immediate and future academic and professional life. This will include library research, technical report writing and an oral presentation. By investigating a topic of their own choice, students will develop their understanding of independent research skills. During the report writing process, students will improve their writing and develop the ability to produce organized, cohesive work. The oral presentation aims to enhance spoken fluency and accuracy and provide training in the components of a good presentation.
MENG233 Rigid Body Dynamics 4 4 4 1 - 6
Kinematics of rigid bodies. 2-D rigid body dynamics, D` Alembert`s principle. Energy Methods. Principle of impulse and momentum Angular momentum in 3-D Motion about a fixed axis. Un-damped vibration of rigid bodies
MATH241 LINEAR ALGEBRA AND ORDINARY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS 4 4 4 1 - 6
Systems of linear equations, Echelon forms. Matrix Algebra, Determinants, and Inverse matrices. Vector spaces, Linear transformations, Eigenvalue problems. First-order differential equations; Second - order differential equations; General results of First-order linear systems, Laplace transforms.

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