Course Descriptions

CORE COURSES

MATH 101 - Calculus I         
Trigonometric functions and their basic properties. Inverse trigonometric functions.  Logarithmic and exponential functions. Limits and continuity of functions of a single variable. Differentiation. Function sketching. Applications of derivatives, optimization problems. Definite and indefinite (Riemann) integral, area under a curve. Fundamental theorem of calculus, techniques of integration, areas, surfaces, volumes. Improper integrals. 
Prerequisite  : Two years of high school algebra, one year of high school geometry, precalculus math (or its equivalent).
Credit(s) : 4  
ECTS     : 6

MATH 102 - Calculus II               
Sequences, series, convergence tests. Three dimensional coordinate system, vectors, dot and cross product, lines and conics. Vector functions and space curves. Derivatives and integrals of vector functions. Functions of several variables. Limits and continuity. Partial derivatives. Directional derivatives and the gradient vector, finding and classifying local and global extreme values, Lagrange multipliers method. Double integrals, Triple integrals and their applications. Vector fields. Green's and Stokes' Theorem. Curl and divergence. Surface integral. Divergence theorem.  
Prerequisite  :  MATH 101     
Credit(s) : 4  
ECTS     : 6

PHYS 101 - Physics I   
This course aims to introduce fundamental concepts in Newtonian Mechanics including dynamics, kinematics, momentum, energy and rotational motion. PHYS 101 is a first-semester freshman physics class in Newtonian Mechanics. It is expected that students have already mastered algebra and basic trigonometry at the high school level. 
Corequisite:MATH 101
Credit(s) : 4  
ECTS     : 6
    
PHYS 102 - Physics II   
This course aims to introduce fundamental concepts in electromagnetism and basic electric circuits including electric field, electric potential, capacitance, resistance, direct and alternating current circuits, magnetic fields & forces, and electromagnetic waves. PHYS 102 is a second-semester freshman physics class that follows up and builds upon PHYS 101. 
Prerequisite  :  MATH 101 and PHYS 101
Corequisite: MATH 102 
Credit(s) : 4  
ECTS     : 6

CS 101 - Introduction to Programming I 
This course introduces the fundamental concepts of computer programming using Python. This course covers basic programming concepts such as variables, data types, iteration, functions, lists, dictionaries, file I/O etc. No programming background is required.
Credit(s) : 4  
ECTS     : 7

SCI 101 - Natural Sciences I
Course covers a basic overview of chemistry and the applications of chemistry within each engineering discipline. Chemistry is the study and understanding of matter and energy; both of these topics are important for a strong education in any field of engineering. Basic topics include the periodic table of the elements, matter, the components of an atom, atomic bonds, ions, molecular structures, acids and bases, solutions, thermodynamics, chemical reactions, chemical equilibriums, and electrochemistry.
Credit(s) : 2  
ECTS     : 3

SCI 102 - Natural Sciences II
Course covers a basic overview of the molecular biology of the cell and the cutting-edge applications of biology within each engineering discipline. Basic biology topics include genetics, energy production, proteins and enzymes, organelles of the cell, the central dogma of molecular biology, and basic disease overviews (among others). Biological applications in engineering topics include highway design, computer games driving biological innovation, streamlining of the healthcare industry, prosthetic limb technology, nanobot technology in cancer research, organic LED and organic solar panel development (among others).
Credit(s) : 2  
ECTS     : 3

CIVE 112 - Engineering Drawing
General technical drawing information. Drawing 2D and 3D shapes. Understanding the standard and alternative views. Learning the basics of AutoCAD (a computer aided drawing software). Assembly products. Form molds from parts. Learn how to use blocks, create sections of objects.
Credit(s) : 3  
ECTS     : 7

MATH 201 - Linear Algebra         
Basic concepts of linear algebra. Solutions of systems of linear equations; vectors and matrices; subspaces, linear independence, and bases; determinants; eigenvalues and eigenvectors; other topics and applications as time permits.  
Prerequisite  : MATH 101
Credit(s) : 4  
ECTS     : 6

MATH 202 - Differential Equations    
Solution of ordinary linear differential equations using theorems and methodology of linear algebra. General theory of linear differential equations, equation with constant coefficients, the Laplace transform, Power series solutions, Bessel's equation, boundary-value problems. Fourier series. 
Prerequisite  :  Math 101   
Credit(s) : 4  
ECTS     : 6

IE 211   - Probability and Statistics for Engineering 
This course covers the role of statistics in engineering, probability, discrete random variables and probability distributions, continuous random variables and probability distributions, joint probability distributions, random sampling and data description, point estimation of parameters, statistical intervals for a single sample, and tests of hypotheses for a single sample.
Credit(s) : 3  
ECTS     : 6

CIVE 201 - Civil Engineering Case Studies
Selected realized or on-going civil engineering projects around the world will be studied and discussed through presentations and video lectures. These case study project selections will be made such as to cover as many sub fields of civil engineering including structural, geotechnical, transportation and hyrdaulics engineering. Technical site visits will be planned to on-going local civil engineering projects. The students will be asked to prepare written reports on the case studies that are covered in the course.
Credit(s) : 3  
ECTS     : 5

CIVE 211 - Materials Science  
Materials and properties. Atomic bonding and arrangement. Structural imperfections. Atom movements. Elastic and viscoelastic deformation of materials. Phase diagrams. Metals, ceramics, polymers. Mechanical properties and failure. Modification of properties of materials through changes in structure. Composites. Corrosion and degradation of materials. Laboratory.
Credit(s) : 3  
ECTS     : 6

CIVE 241 - Statics 
Statics of Particles, Rigid Bodies, Equivalent Systems of Forces, Equilibrium of Rigid Bodies, Centroids and Centers of Gravity, Analysis of Structures, Forces in Beams and Cables, Friction, Moments of Inertia, Method of Virtual Work. 
Credit(s) : 4  
ECTS     : 7

CIVE 200 -  Surveying 
Four weeks of field work. Practice in the use of measuring tapes, transits, levels and plane tables, topographic map generation of an area using the spatial techniques and the plane table method; triangulation, precise leveling and astronomical observations. 
Credit(s) : 3  
ECTS     : 5

CIVE 282 - Environmental Engineering
This course focuses on the fundamentals of water quality engineering and water resources, water and wastewater treatment, solid and hazardous and radioactive waste management, air pollution, environmental regulation and environmental ethics. This course also deals with the ways of managing and treating construction and demolition wastes.
Credit(s) : 3  
ECTS     : 6

CIVE 212 - Construction Materials 
The purpose of this course is to understand the materials engineering concepts; learn the properties and use of steel and aluminium in construction industry; learn and understand the properties of aggregates and their importance in concrete. Investigate the testing methods and properties of fresh and hardened concrete; understand the concept of proportioning of concrete mixtures and concrete mix design.
Prerequisite:  CIVE 211
Credit(s) : 3  
ECTS     : 6

CIVE 242 - Strength of Materials I
Concepts of stress and deformation. Uniaxial tension test. Temperature effects in bars. Torsion of circular shafts. Simple bending of beams and beam deflections due to bending. Shear stresses in beams.
Prerequisite:  CIVE 241
Credit(s) : 4  
ECTS     : 7

CIVE 301 - Industrial Training I 
This course must follow the summer internship on a construction site or field. Every second year Civil Engineering student is obliged to complete on site internship in a professional company which precedes a construction site. Basic principles of recording internship information, writing internship final report. Reporting the objectives of the internship and brief information and explanations about the project on site where the internship took place.
Credit(s) : 1  
ECTS     : 2

CIVE 321 - Fluid Mechanics 
Fundamental principles of fluid mechanics and their application to engineering problems. Fluid statics. Kinematics of fluid flow: continuity equation, stream function, irrotational flow velocity potential. Fluid dynamics: flow of viscous fluids. Newtonian fluids, simple laminar flow systems, turbulence, flow in pipes. Selected topics from compressible flow, open channel flow, boundary layer theory. 
Credit(s) : 4  
ECTS     : 5

CIVE 331 - Earth Sciences 
Origin of the earth; formation, distribution and properties of minerals and rocks. Processes of alteration; weathering, sedimentation, metamorphism. Geological structures. Use of geological maps. Engineering geology. 
Credit(s) : 3  
ECTS     : 5

CIVE 341 - Structural Analysis I
Idealization of structures and loads (including support types in 2D and 3D), modeling using free-body diagrams, determinacy, indeterminacy, and kinematic stability of structures, analysis methods, determinate structures, internal actions, trusses (computation of internal actions, equilibrium, method of joints, method of sections), beams and frames (moment, shear and axial force diagrams), displacements, analytical, geometric methods (moment-area theorem), energy methods.
Credit(s) : 3  
ECTS     : 6

CIVE 343 - Strength of Materials II
Plastic stresses and strains due to axial and shear loading and bending and torsional moments. Transformations of stress and strain, multidimensional stress-strain relations. Stresses due to combined loading. Failure criteria. Deflection of beams. Elastic stability.
Prerequisite: CIVE 242 
Credit(s) : 3  
ECTS     : 5

CIVE 351 - Steel Structures 
Introduction to steel structures, material properties of steel, allowable stress design approach, ultimate limit state design approach, Introduction to Eurocode 3. Design of connections, tension members, compression members, flexural members, design of steel frames and trusses.
Credit(s) : 3  
ECTS     : 5

CIVE 322 - Hydraulic Engineering  
A quantitative introduction to the principles of hydrology, hydraulics and water resources planning for design and analysis of systems concerned with the use and control of water, storage, water transmission; design of open channels and pressure conduits. Ground water engineering, economical analysis of water resources projects. 
Prerequisite:  CIVE 321
Credit(s) : 4  
ECTS     : 6

CIVE 332 - Soil Mechanics 
Physical properties of soils, soil classification, soil structure, moisture effects; compressibility and consolidation; stress, deformation, and strength characteristics; stress distribution and analysis; lateral earth pressures; slope stability. Basic laboratory experiments: Specific gravity, Atterberg Limits, grain size distribution, compaction, permeability, consolidation, unconfined compressive strength, CBR, direct shear and triaxial compression tests. 
Credit(s) : 4  
ECTS     : 6

CIVE 342 - Structural Analysis II 
Methods for the analysis of statically indeterminate structures such as Force Method, Cross Method, Slope Deflection, Moment Distribution & Stiffness Method. 
Credit(s) : 3  
ECTS     : 5

CIVE 352 - Reinforced Concrete I 
Mechanical properties of structural concrete. Behavior of reinforced concrete elements under different natural and physical conditions and under normal force, shear, moment and torsion. Ultimate design of reinforced concrete beams, floor systems and columns. Introduction to Turkish Standard Reinforced Concrete Design and the codes related of the American Concrete Institute for reinforced concrete buildings.
Prerequisite:  CIVE 341
Credit(s) : 4  
ECTS     : 6

CIVE 453 - Reinforced Concrete II 
Analysis and design of reinforced concrete deep beams, shells and folded plate members, substructures, retaining walls, chimneys, tanks, silos and bridges. Principles of prestressed concrete: Creep, shrinkage and temparature effects. Special provisions for aseismic design of reinforced concrete elements. Precast concrete. 
Credit(s) : 3  
ECTS     : 5

CIVE 461 - Transportation Engineering 
Principles of the design of transportation facilities with emphasis on highways and airports. Planning, geometric design, drainage, pavement design, air photogrammetry and mapping, geophysical subsurface explorations, sampling of materials and testing and roadway construction. 
Credit(s) : 3  
ECTS     : 5

CIVE 402 - Industrial Training II 
Every fourth year Civil Engineering student is obliged to complete an office internship in a professional company doing civil engineering applications. Observations from the practice must be documented and presented in the form of a clear and concise technical report. Basic principles of recording internship information, writing internship final report. Reporting the objectives of the office internship and brief information and explanations about the office projects and works.
Credit(s) : 1  
ECTS     : 2

CIVE 492 - Senior Project 
To integrate the Civil Engineering disciplines; to extend knowledge, through project work, in engineering principles, planning and design; to develop skills in team work, resource investigation, communications and management.
Credit(s) : 3  
ECTS     : 6

AREA ELECTIVE COURSES

CIVE 362 - Intelligent Transportation Systems 
The backround of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), the relationship of ITS to other areas of transportation, the current implementations of ITS, analysis of sample deployments, the practical issues and implications of ITS.
Credit(s) : 3  
ECTS     : 5

CIVE 422 - Water Engineering
This course teaches the engineering approaches to protecting water quality with an emphasis on fundamental principals according to the international standards. Theory and conceptual design of systems for treating municipal wastewater and drinking water are discussed, as well as details study of some treatment processes including sedimentation, filtration, disinfection, adsorption and sludge processing. It also teaches the treatment process kinetics, and models. Finally, there is discussion of engineered and natural processes for wastewater treatment and reuse and tools for water resource management in arid and semi arid areas. The course will introduce the use of related softwares for design and water analysis. 
Credit(s) : 3  
ECTS     : 5

CIVE 424 - Contaminated Land 
The aim of this course is to provide an in-depth and clear definition of contaminated land and waste contaminants. It gives an introduction to the risk-based approach to contaminated land assigned by different legislation. Characterisation of waste, contaminant sources and assessment are covered next. This is followed by a review of traditional and innovative remediation techniques of contaminated sites including both in-situ and ex-situ remediation approaches. Type of contaminants with an introduction to inorganic and organic contaminants, their analysis and a demonstration of contaminants analysis in soils and water are also covered. The course is then presents a cost benefit analysis and develops an understanding of decision support tools for contaminated land management.
Credit(s) : 3  
ECTS     : 5

CIVE 431 - Foundation Engineering 
Application of soil mechanics and other related techniques to design of foundations. Methods of site and soil exploration; bearing capacity and settlements; shallow and deep foundations; bracing and retaining structures. Case studies. 
Credit(s) : 3  
ECTS     : 5

CIVE 432 - Advanced Soil Mechanics 
This course deals with the advanced applications of soil mechanics in engineering practice; and key advances in soil mechanics such as field instrumentation, residual strength measurements, local strain measurement of soil samples, direct soil suction measurements, advanced numerical modelling procedures, constitutive models and hollow cylinder soil testing techniques. A broad knowledge of practical engineering, understanding the realities of the physical world as well as the elegant theories are included.
Credit(s) : 3  
ECTS     : 5

CIVE 441 - Structural Systems Principles 
History of structural engineering. Definition of structures. Classification of structures. structural design goals. Recognition of structural problems. National and international codes. Structure and architectural design. Conceptual decisions process. Structural form. Functional issues. Rigid frames. System configuration. Bearing walls and slabs.   High-rise structures. Hybrid systems. Long span structures. Shells, domes, folded plates. Bridges, roof systems, space trusses, Cable structures. Structural system selection. Structural creativity, Alternative forms. Sustainability concept and sustainable structures.
Credit(s) : 3  
ECTS     : 5

CIVE 454 - Design of Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composite Structures
Application of fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composites to civil engineering structures is being remarkably increased. This course will provide students with fundamental and essential knowledge of FRP composite structures. Constituent material types and properties will be covered. Different manufacturing methods will be introduced. Design and analysis of FRP composites will be conveyed. Application examples of FRP composites as main or strengthening reinforcement in civil engineering will be provided. Students will learn design, application, and analysis of FRP composite structures and consequently broaden their knowledge of the advanced material in civil engineering.
Credit(s) : 3  
ECTS     : 5

CIVE 455 - Aseismic Design of Structures 
Review of aseismic design codes; alternate philosophies in earthquake design principles; concept of ductile design principles and regulations in reinforced concrete, steel and prefabricated structures; Introduction to active and passive control in structures against seismicity. 
Credit(s) : 3  
ECTS     : 5

CIVE 462 - Road Safety Engineering 
The global and national importance of the road safety problem. Accident studies. Role of human, vehicle and road factors in road safety. Operation, control and management of highway and street networks for safety. Safety improvement programs. Relationship among highway design elements and safety. Safety evaluation methods for countermeasures. Evaluation of effectiveness and the benefit/cost of improvement programs.
Credit(s) : 3  
ECTS     : 5

CIVE 471 - Computer Aided Structural Design 
An introduction to the use of commercial software programs used in practice for the design and analysis of various civil engineering systems. 
Credit(s) : 3  
ECTS     : 5

CIVE 481 - Construction Management  
The main purpose of this course is to expose engineering students to managerial concepts and techniques used in the real world by Technical Managers, Project Directors, and other technically oriented management personnel. To do in-depth analysis of some case studies pertaining to engineering management functions.
Credit(s) : 3  
ECTS     : 5

CIVE 482 - Construction Site Management 
This course aims to give the keys of management a construction site and reliable information to run a project efficiently; collecting of basic knowledge and skills in such branches: Participant of Building-up, Preparing, before-preparing, operating preparing, Time planning, Building Technologies, Building site outfit.
Credit(s) : 3  
ECTS     : 5

CIVE 483 - Engineering for Sustainable Development
This course deals with the sustainability aspects and concepts in engineering. It aims to enables future engineers to develop an understanding of the ways and methods in which the sustainability is embraced in governments and the authorities’ thinking and including in policy. It educated the future engineers in how to impede sustainability in engineering themes. The topics will investigate the sustainability in design, improving adaptation to climate change impacts, coupled human and environmental interaction, materials recycling and wastes, energy and water consumption, and infrastructure evaluation and design. The course also includes a design and optimizations of sustainable model cities including cost benefit and multi criteria analysis to be applied for real case mega projects.
Credit(s) : 3  
ECTS     : 5

CIVE 484 - Engineering Ethics 
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.  The students will study code of ethics, legal procedure in the practice of civil engineering and cost-benefit-risk analysis and safety and occupational hazard considerations.
Credit(s) : 3  
ECTS     : 5

IE 232 - Engineering Economics
The purpose of this course is to supplement engineering student’s technical training with the knowledge and capability to perform financial analysis especially in the area of capital investment. The objectives of this course are to use engineering economy factors and different methods for the evaluation of alternatives, to carry out sensitivity analysis, to integrate the effects of inflation, depreciation and/or tax into an economic analysis whenever necessary, to use computer software for engineering economy analysis. Subjects covered are: The fundamental concepts of engineering economy; how to use engineering economy factors to account for the time value of money; service, revenue, mutually exclusive and independent alternatives; how to consider inflation in an engineering economy analysis; depreciation and after tax economic analysis.
Credit(s) : 3  
ECTS     : 5

GFL 201 –Foreign Languages
This syllabus is designed for learners of a language as a foreign language. The aim is to develop an ability to use the language effectively for purposes of practical communication. The course is based on the linked language skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing, and these are built on as learners progress through their studies. The syllabus also aims to offer insights into the culture and civilisation of countries where the selected language is spoken, thus encouraging positive attitudes towards language learning and towards speakers of foreign languages. 
Credit(s) : 3  
ECTS     : 6

SSC 201 – Social Sciences
This course gives general information about humanities and various cultures in the World. The course involves understanding lives of the people in different parts of the world based on analysis of culture, entertainment, food
Credit(s) : 3  
ECTS     : 6

CIVE 411 - Concrete and Its Components

The course aims to give an accurate understanding of concrete and its components. In this course the followings are the main content of the lecture. Types of cements as a binder, chemical components of cement, mineral components of cement such as volcanic tuff, ash, and rice hull. Advanced knowledge of aggregates in freshly mixed concrete and hardened concrete.  

Credit(s): 3                   ECTS: 5

IE 434 - Stochastic Programming
Many optimization problems involve uncertainty, where the eventual outcome depends on a future random event. Stochastic programming is concerned with decision making in the presence of uncertainty. Topics include modeling uncertainty in optimization problems, algorithms for stochastic programming, and approximation and sampling methods. Applications discussed will include portfolio optimization. 
Prerequisite:IE 351
Credit(s): 3    ECTS: 6