Civil Engineering Undergraduate Program (English)

Established in 1979, EMU Civil Engineering Department is one of the oldest departments of the university. As one of the top-rated departments in the region, the Department of Civil Engineering offers Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BS) as Turkish and English-medium programs, completely parallel to each other in content. The department also offers Master of Science and Doctoral Degree in Civil Engineering. , Master of Science in Construction Technology and Management (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), in Civil Engineering, The undergraduate program offered by the department aims to bring up qualified graduates, who possess information on engineering management, construction engineering, hydraulics, transportation techniques and technology. Civil Engineering English undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

General Information

During the first two years of study, the undergraduate curriculum is designed to prepare students for professional practice by developing a solid foundation in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English as well as courses on civil engineering drawing and Introduction to Civil Engineering. The second year is basically devoted to fundamentals of civil engineering. During the third and the final years, the students are exposed to several disciplines in Civil Engineering. They have the opportunity to choose relevant technical courses based on the area of interest.

Education

The Department of Civil Engineering offers undergraduate and graduate programs leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BS), Master of Science in Civil Engineering (M.S.), and Doctoral Degree (Ph.D.), in Civil Engineering. The undergraduate curriculum is designed to prepare students for professional practice by equipping them with skills and qualifications to tackle problems in their professional life. In order to qualify as a successful student during the four-year undergraduate program, an interest in subjects such as mathematics, engineering, computer and environment is essential. The MS program in Civil Engineering is based on coursework totaling a minimum of 21 credit-hours and the thesis study. The PhD program requires a minimum of 21 credit-hours, the qualifying exam and the PhD thesis.

Facilities

Sophisticated and well-equipped Hydraulics, Geology, Transportation, Construction Materials, Structural Mechanics, Construction Technology and Management, Soil Mechanics and Computer laboratories play a major role in the professional and practical development of our students. Engineering Economy, Construction Technology and Management, and Structural Design are among the courses offered during the second half of the curriculum to help students get prepared for the professional-life. Students are encouraged to work on projects as much as possible. The aim of the courses and projects in the senior year is to equip students with the necessary know-how and skills that will be essential in their future careers.

Career Opportunities

As the medium of instruction is English, graduates will have worldwide job and postgraduate study opportunities. Civil engineering education will give the students the skills, information, and experience to be able to work in different fields. Some of our undergraduate and MS graduates are currently pursuing their education in reputable universities in different countries while the others found jobs in well-established firms and institutions.

Contact

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


* You can contact the department and / or faculty for detailed information about elective courses.

Semester 1

Credit: - | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): - | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 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.
Credit: 3 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): 3 | ECTS: 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.

General Chemistry (CHEM101)

Credit: 4 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 4 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): 1 | ECTS: 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.
Credit: 3 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 3 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): 1 | ECTS: 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.
Credit: 3 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 5 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): 1 | ECTS: 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.

Calculus - I (MATH151)

Credit: 4 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 4 | Lab (hrs/week): 1 | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 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.

University Elective - I (UE01)

Credit: 3 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 3 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 4

Semester 2

Credit: 3 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 3 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): 1 | ECTS: 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.
Credit: 3 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 5 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): 1 | ECTS: 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.
Credit: 3 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 3 | Lab (hrs/week): 1 | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 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.

Calculus - II (MATH152)

Credit: 4 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 4 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): 1 | ECTS: 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.

Physics - I (PHYS101)

Credit: 4 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 4 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): 1 | ECTS: 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.

University Elective - II (UE02)

Credit: 3 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 3 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 4

Turkish as a Second Language (TUSL181)

Credit: 2 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 2

Atatürk İlkeleri ve İnkilap Tarihi (HIST280)

Credit: 2 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 2

Semester 3

Statics (CIVL211)

Credit: 4 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 4 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 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.

Surveying (CIVL261)

Credit: 4 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 3 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): 2 | ECTS: 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.

Materials Science (CIVL283)

Credit: 3 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 3 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): 1 | ECTS: 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).
Credit: 3 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 3 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): 1 | ECTS: 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.

Physics - II (PHYS102)

Credit: 4 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 4 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): 1 | ECTS: 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

Credit: 4 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 4 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 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.
Credit: 4 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 3 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): 2 | ECTS: 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.
Credit: 3 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 3 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): 1 | ECTS: 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.
Credit: 4 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 4 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): 1 | ECTS: 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
Credit: 4 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 4 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): 1 | ECTS: 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.

Semester 5

Summer Practice (CIVL300)

Credit: - | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): - | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 1
Students who have completed their 4th academic term or who are in higher academic terms will do their Summer Training for a duration of 40 working days. All of the training must not be in the same establishment. At least 5 activities should be observed during this training. These could be setting out works, excavation, concreting, curing, reinforcement works, formworks, etc. Each student will write a Summer Training Report. The report will be presented as a seminar. To consider the Summer-Training as "Completed", the student must receive an "S" grade for the report and the seminar.

Fluid Mechanics (CIVL331)

Credit: 4 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 4 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 6
Definitions, physical properties. Hydrostatic, forces on plane and curved surfaces, buoyancy, hydrostatics in moving and rotating containers. Lagrangian and Eulerian descriptions, derivatives, rate of deformation, flow lines. System and Control volume approach, Reynolds Transport Theorem, principles of conservation of mass, momentum and energy, Bernoulli equation. Dimensional analysis, Buckingham pi theorem, similitude.
Credit: 4 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 4 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): 1 | ECTS: 6
Modeling of structures. Unsymmetrical bending. Shear center. Determinacy, indeterminacy and stability. Virtual work. Deformation and deflected shapes. Force method of analysis. Plastic behavior of structural members.

Earth Science (CIVL353)

Credit: 4 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 4 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): 1 | ECTS: 6
Overview of earth science, composition of the earth and atomic structure. Some physical properties of minerals. The dynamic earth, theory of plate tectonics and plate boundaries, drifting continents. Earthquakes, mountain building. Geologic time scale, age dating of rocks, early earth. Earthquakes, earthquake classification and prediction. Seismic waves, liquefaction. Surface processes on earth weathering, erosion, mass movements, wind, and glaciers, surface water, groundwater. The rock cycle and rock deformation. Rocks: Igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. Soil formation and clay mineralogy. Phase relationships. Classification of soils.
Credit: 4 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 4 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 6
Transportation Modes. Vehicle and Human Characteristics. Vehicle Motion. Sight Distance. Geometric Design. Pavements. Traffic Flow. Highway Capacity.
Credit: 3 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 3 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): 1 | ECTS: 5
Numerical error. Solution of nonlinear equations, and linear systems of equations. Interpolation and extrapolation. Curve fitting. Numerical differentiation and integration. Numerical solution of ordinary differential equations.

Semester 6

Hydromechanics (CIVL332)

Credit: 4 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 4 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 6
Laminar and turbulent flows. Friction factor in pipe flow. Computation of flow in single pipes. Hydraulic machinery, turbines and pumps. Pipe line system and networks. General characteristics and classification of open channel flow: pressure and velocity distribution. Continuity equation. Energy concept. Momentum principle. Uniform flow. Rapidly varied flow. Gradually varied flow. Design of non-erodible and erodible channels.

Stuctural Analysis (CIVL344)

Credit: 4 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 4 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): 1 | ECTS: 6
Slope deflection method. Stiffness method of analysis. Modeling and analysis of continuum. Loads acting on structures. Computer applications. Influence lines.

Soil Mechanics (CIVL354)

Credit: 4 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 4 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): 1 | ECTS: 7
Introduction of engineering problems involving soils. Soil compaction. Effective stress concept. Permeability and its measurement. Seepage. One and two dimensional flow conditions. Flow nets. Stresses in a soil mass. Consolidation process. Immediate and consolidation settlement. Terzaghi?s theory of one-dimensional consolidation. Degree of consolidation. Shear strength of soils. Lateral earth pressure theories: Rankine and Coulomb wedge theories. Stability of retaining walls. Slope stability.
Credit: 4 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 4 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 6
Behavior of RC members: Single reinforced beams, double reinforced beams, T-beams, short columns, slender columns. Moment curvature relations of reinforced concrete beams and columns. Torsion in RC members. Bond and anchorage.
Credit: 3 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 3 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): 1 | ECTS: 5
Introduction to micro and macro economy. Basics of engineering economy. Fundamentals of life cycle costing. Equipment cost. Equipment Acquisition methods. Fundamentals of earth moving materials. Excavating machines: shovels, dragline, backhoe, and clamshell. Loading and hauling equipments: dozers, trucks, wagons, scrapers. Compacting equipment. Rippers.

Semester 7

Introduction to Capstone Project (CIVL401)

Credit: 1 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): - | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): 2 | ECTS: 2
Credit: 4 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 4 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): 1 | ECTS: 6
Geotechnical properties of soils. Exploration, sampling, and in-situ soil measurements. Bearing capacity of foundations. Foundation settlements, improving site soils for foundation use. Factors to consider in foundation design. Spread footing design: Structural design of spread footings. Rectangular, eccentrically loaded spread footings, wall footings, design of spread footings with overturning moment. Special foundations: Rectangular combined footings, trapezoid-shaped footings, strap footings, mat foundations. Design of reinforced concrete retaining walls. Piles, piers, sheet pile walls: Introduction to design.
Credit: 4 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 4 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): 1 | ECTS: 6
Design of slabs: One-way and two-way edge supported slabs, joist floors. Earthquake resistant design principles: Seismic behavior of moment resisting frames. Ductility. Earthquake code requirements. General principles of footing design and its applications. Computer aided design.
Credit: 4 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 4 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): 1 | ECTS: 7
General concepts in steel design. Design methods, loads, codes, safety. Behavior of steel structures. Tension members, compression members, trusses, beams, beam-columns, column base plates, bolted and welded connections, single storey and multi-storey steel frames with simple connections, bracing systems for stability.
Credit: 4 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 4 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): 1 | ECTS: 6
Gives information to the students about project management and construction management. It prepares the senior year students for real life projects that could be faced on a construction site. It covers contract administration, contractual organizations, specifications, bill of quantities, construction planning techniques, resource management, least cost calculations and cash flow calculations.

University Elecitive - III (UE03)

Credit: 3 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 3 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 4

Uni.Elecitive - IV (UE04)

Credit: 3 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 3 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 4
Credit: 3 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 3 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: -
This course is designed to introduce moral rights and responsibilities of engineers in relation to society, employers, colleagues and clients. Analysis of ethical and value conflict in modern engineering practice. Importance of intellectual property rights and conflicting interests. Ethical aspects in engineering design, manufacturing, and operations. Cost-benefit-risk analysis and safety and occupational hazard considerations.

Semester 8

Capstone Project (CIVL402)

Credit: 3 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): 3 | ECTS: 10
An interdisciplinary project based course involving engineering design, cost estimating, environmental impacts, project schedule and team work. Students are expected to work in pre-assigned team under the supervision of faculty on a predetermined project. Each team will submit final report including drawing, specification, and cost estimate that completely describe their proposed design. Each team will make oral presentation defending their final design and project feasibility for their peers and for faculty members.

Area Elective I (AE01)

Credit: 3 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 3 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 5

Area Elective II (AE02)

Credit: 3 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 3 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 5

Area Elective III (AE03)

Credit: 3 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 3 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 5

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