Civil Engineering Undergraduate Program (Turkish)

Degree: B.S.
Duration (Years): 4
Medium of Instruction: Turkish

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,

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.


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.


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 Information

Tel: +90 392 630 1231
Fax: +90 392 365 2869

Degree: B.S.
Duration (Years): 4
Medium of Instruction: Turkish


Course Code Course Title Semester Credit Lecture Hour (hrs/week) Lab (hrs/week) Tutorial (hrs/week) ECTS
Semester 1
INSA100 Introduction to Civil Engineering
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.
1 No-Credit - - - 1
INSA103 Civil Engineering Drawing
Drawing instruments and their use. Types of lines and line quality. Orthographic drawing, Pictorial drawing. Sections. Architectural drawings. Civil engineering drawings. Computer-aided drawing.
1 3 2 3 - 6
MATE151 Calculus - I
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.
1 4 4 1 - 7
KIMY107 General Chemistry
Properties of matter, atoms and atoms, molecules and ions, Chemical Compounds, Chemical Reactions, Reactions in Aqueous Solutions, Gases, Thermochemistry, Electrons in Atoms, Periodic Table, Chemical Bonding, Chemical Equilibrium, Acids and Bases
1 4 4 1 - 7
ENGL171 English - I
ENGL171 is the first semester, first year English language course offered to all students studying in a 4-year Turkish Medium Program at the university. It is designed to help students improve the level of their English to halfway towards A1 level, as specified in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. This course introduces the students to the English language and aims to develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.
1 3 3 1 - 5
UE01 University Elective - I 1 3 3 - - 4
Semester 2
BLGM108 Algorithms and Programming 2 3 3 1 - 5
MATE152 Calculus - II
Catalog Description Power Series, Taylor Series, Parametric Equations, Vectors, Limits, Derivatives and Integrals of Vector-valued Functions, Planes and Surfaces, Bivariate Functions, Partial Derivative, Tangent Planes and Differentials, Double Integrals, Triple Integrals, Vector Fields, Fundamental Theorems of Curve Integrals, Surface integrals.
2 4 4 - 1 7
FIZK103 Physics - I
Fizik ve Ölçme, Vektörler,Vektörlerin (bir ve iki boyutta olmak üzere) uygulamaları, Newton'un kanunları ve uygulamaları, dairesel hareket, iş ve enerji, enerjinin korunumu ve değişimi, çizgisel momentum ve çarpışma problemleri, enerji ve momentumun korunumu, katı cisimlerin sabit bir eksen etrafında dönmesi, yuvarlanma hareketi, açısal momentum ve statik denge.
2 4 4 1 - 7
ENGL172 İngilizce'de İletişim – II
COURSE DESCRIPTION ENGL172 is the second semester, first-year English language course offered to all students studying in a 4-year Turkish Medium Program. It is designed to help students improve the level of their English to A1+, as specified in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. This course introduces the students to the English language and aims to develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in academic settings. .
2 3 3 1 - 5
UE02 University Elective - II 2 3 3 - - 4
HIST280 Atatürk İlkeleri ve İnkilap Tarihi 2 2 2 - - 2
TUSL181 Turkish as a Second Language 2 2 2 - - 2
Semester 3
INSA211 Statics
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.
3 4 4 1 - 7
INSA261 Surveying
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.
3 4 3 2 - 6
INSA283 Materials Science
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).
3 3 3 1 - 5
MATE332 Probability and Statistical Methods
Counting. Permutation, conbination. Probability; rules on probability. Conditional probability. Baye’s Theorem. Random variables; Discrete random variables, continuous random variables. Expectation, variance, standart deviation. Independent random variables. Binomial distribution, Multinomial distribution. Poisson distribution. Hypergeometric distribution. Normal distribution. Normal approximation to binomial distribution. Descriptive statistics; data, array, frequency distribution, histogram, frequency polygon, cummulative frequency distribution, ogive. Measures of General Tendencies; mean, median, mode, standart deviation. Interval estimation. Confidence interval
3 3 3 - 1 5
FIZK104 General Physics - II
Heat, 1st and 2nd law of thermodynamics, electrical fields, Gauss' law, electric potential, magnetic fields, magnetic field sources, Faraday's law, inductor, alternative current circuits, electromagnetic waves. Semiconductors, diodes and circuits, transistors and amplifier circuits.
3 4 4 1 - 7
Semester 4
INSA222 Strength of Materials
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.
4 4 4 - 1 7
INSA233 Rigid Body Dynamics
This course deals with the motion of bodies under the action of a single or multiple forces. It covers kinematics and kinetics of particles in rectilinear and curvilinear motions using various coordinate systems, work and energy, impulse and momentum, planar kinematics using analytical and graphical methods. Kinetics of rigid bodies using force and acceleration, work and energy, and impulse and momentum principles. Vibration of single and two-degree of freedom systems.
4 4 4 - 1 6
INSA284 Building Materials
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.
4 4 3 2 - 6
MATE241 Linear Algebra and Ordinary Diff. Equations 4 4 4 1 - 7
ENGL203 Occupational English
ENGL 203 is a basic Vocational English course offered in the third semester. The course aims to revise technical terms and knowledge while using a range of skills, including reading, writing, and oral communication skills. Throughout the course, the students will focus on tasks which intend to help them in their immediate and future academic and professional life. The tasks selected for this course will be parallel with topics covered in their field of study. Therefore students will not only have the opportunity to digest those topics but they will also practise the English language.
4 3 3 - - 4
Semester 5
INSA300 Summer Training
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.
5 No-Credit - - -
INSA331 Fluid Mechanics
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.
5 4 4 - 1 7
INSA343 Introduction to Structural Mechanics
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.
5 4 4 - 1 7
INSA353 Earth Science
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.
5 4 4 1 - 6
INSA361 Transport Engineering
Transportation Modes. Vehicle and Human Characteristics. Vehicle Motion. Sight Distance. Geometric Design. Pavements. Traffic Flow. Highway Capacity.
5 4 4 - 1 6
MATE373 Numerical Analysis for Engineers
Numerical Error. Solving nonlinear equations and nonlinear systems of equations. Interpolation and extrapolation. Curve Fitting. Numerical differentiation and integration. Solving ordinary differential equations.
5 3 3 1 - 5
Semester 6
INSA332 Hydromechanics
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.
6 4 4 1 - 6
INSA344 Structural Analysis
Slope deflection method. Stiffness method of analysis. Modeling and analysis of continuum. Loads acting on structures. Computer applications. Influence lines.
6 4 4 - 1 6
INSA354 Soil Mechanics
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.
6 4 4 1 - 6
INSA372 Fundamentals of Reinforced Concrete
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.
6 4 4 - 1 6
INSA394 Civil Engineering Construction and Economy
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.
6 3 3 - 1 5
Semester 7
INSA401 Introduction to the Project
To prepare the senior year students for their capstone design projects provides guidance with the selection of their project advisors, topics and teams. First the students form their team, select project topic, and carry out literature review, performing preliminary design and feasibility study of the project. Prepare schedule for project completion in capstone project. Lecture will be given on different topics such as, team work, leadership and communication skills, project report, oral and written presentation. Basic concepts regarding major civil engineering branches will be reviewed.
7 1 - - 2 2
INSA451 Foundation Engineering
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.
7 4 4 - 1 6
INSA471 Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures
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.
7 4 4 - 1 6
INSA473 Fundamentals of Steel Design
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.
7 4 4 - 1 7
INSA493 Construction Management
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.
7 4 4 - 1 6
UE03 University Elecitive - III 7 3 3 - - 4
Semester 8
INSA402 Graduation Project
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.
8 3 2 - 3 10
AE01 Area Elective I
The elective courses offered this semester are listed below. For a complete list of elective courses, please check the department website.
  • CIVL409 - Special Topics in Civil Engineering
8 3 3 - - 5
AE02 Area Elective II
The elective courses offered this semester are listed below. For a complete list of elective courses, please check the department website.
  • CIVL409 - Special Topics in Civil Engineering
8 3 3 - - 5
AE03 Area Elective III
The elective courses offered this semester are listed below. For a complete list of elective courses, please check the department website.
  • CIVL409 - Special Topics in Civil Engineering
8 3 3 - - 4
UE04 Uni.Elecitive - IV 8 3 3 - - 4
IENG356 Ethics in Engineering 8 3 3 - - 4

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