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  Course Description
Course Name : Autocad Applications in Geology

Course Code : J 431

Course Type : Optional

Level of Course : First Cycle

Year of Study : 4

Course Semester : Fall (16 Weeks)

ECTS : 3

Name of Lecturer(s) : Asst.Prof.Dr. İSMAİL ALTAY ACAR

Learning Outcomes of the Course : Learns to use autocad in technical drawings.
Learns to plot -drawings in cad format.
Learns to create various objects in the drawings.
Learns the concept of design.
Gains the ability of two-and three-dimensional thinking.

Mode of Delivery : Face-to-Face

Prerequisites and Co-Prerequisites : None

Recommended Optional Programme Components : None

Aim(s) of Course : To teach Geological Engineering students fundamental and advanced uses of the AutoCAD software package, basic two dimensional drawing techniques. Advanced topics also cover three dimensional drawings and animations.

Course Contents : Introduction to fundamental software applications for design and construction planning throughout the different phases of the development of engineering projects. Object creation, assemblies of objects, surface modelling, building modelling, geographic and building information databases

Language of Instruction : Turkish

Work Place : Classroom and Computer Laboratory

  Course Outline /Schedule (Weekly) Planned Learning Activities
Week Subject Student's Preliminary Work Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
1 Introduction to Autocad; Creation of drawings in digital format, Defining working screen, Other work settings Literature review Library surveys and search in the internet
2 Objects definition; Create a distance between objects, Trim and extend objects, break and join objects Study on previous lecture and homeworks Computer study
3 Drawing Organization and Inquiry; Commands, Calculate the area of objects, Change object properties, Use layers Study on previous lecture and homeworks Computer study
4 Annotations; Work with Text: text styles, text justification and multi-line text Study on previous lecture and homeworks Computer study
5 Isolate or Hide Displayed Objects; Use grips Study on previous lecture and homeworks Computer study
6 Creating Template Content; Hide and isolate objects Study on previous lecture and homeworks Computer study
7 Manipulating Objects; Copy, Move, Mirror and Rotate objects, Use selection set methods, Describe and use arrays, Use rotation reference angles Study on previous lecture and homeworks Computer study
8 Mid-term exam Revision of previous lectures Computer study
9 Creating Additional Drawing Objects, Create polylines Study on previous lecture and homeworks Computer study
10 Layouts and Visibility; Create and Manage Layers Study on previous lecture and homeworks Computer study
11 Creating Basic Drawings; Use Draw commands to create geometry, Use object snap tracking, Use polar snap tracking Study on previous lecture and homeworks Computer study
12 Printing and Plotting; Use page setup for plotting Study on previous lecture and homeworks Computer study
13 Dimensioning; Create Dimensions, Work with dimension styles Study on previous lecture and homeworks Computer study
14 3 Dimensional Drawings; drawing transition from 2 dimensional to 3 dimensional, work with 3 dimensional objects Study on previous lecture and homeworks Computer study
15 Create animation Study on previous lecture and homeworks Computer study
16/17 Final exam Study on all semester courses Computer study

  Required Course Resources
Resource Type Resource Name
Recommended Course Material(s)  Ekebaş, A. N. 2004. Temel Autocad. Seçkin Yayıncılık
 Baykal, G. 2012; Autocad 2012, Alfa Yayıncılık
 Gladfelter, D. 2013. Autocad 2013 and Autocad LT 2013, Official Training Guide, SYBEX
 Gök, K. ve Gök A. 2013, Autocad 2012, Seçkin Yayıncılık
Required Course Material(s)

  Assessment Methods and Assessment Criteria
Semester/Year Assessments Number Contribution Percentage
    Mid-term Exams (Written, Oral, etc.) 1 50
    Homeworks/Projects/Others 7 50
Total 100
Rate of Semester/Year Assessments to Success 40
Final Assessments 100
Rate of Final Assessments to Success 60
Total 100

  Contribution of the Course to Key Learning Outcomes
# Key Learning Outcome Contribution*
1 Thinks, interprets, analyzes and synthesizes geological events in 3D. 5
2 Chooses and applies necessary methods and instruments for engineering applications 5
3 Uses the information technology effectively. 5
4 Designs and performs experiments, collects data and interprets the results. 2
5 Works and undertakes responsibility in solving geological problems both individually and in multidiciplinary working groups 5
6 Investigates to obtain scientific information, and uses data bases and other data sources actively. 5
7 Has an awareness of life long learning; follows developments in science and technology to keep up to date 5
8 Uses Fundamental Geological information, having necessary information in Mathematical and Natural sciences and employs theoretical and applied information in these areas in engineering solutions. 1
9 Knows job related and ethical responsibilities, project management, office applications and safety, and realizes juridical responsibilities of engineering applications 5
10 Knows the universal and societal effects of engineering solutions and applications. 5
11 Has an awareness of entrepreneuring and innovative subjects; knows and finds solutions for the new century 5
12 Identifies, formulizes and solves geological problems. 5
13 Realizes the social effects of identified solutions for geological problems. 5
14 Identifies, defines, formulizes and solves engineering problems. Chooses and applies the appropriate analytical and modelling techniques for this purpose. 2
15 Investigates and reports all kinds of natural resources and geological hazards 3
16 Initiates effective interactions in Turkish both orally and in written form, and speaks at least one foreign language 3
17 Uses necessary techniques and instruments for geological applications 5
18 Identifies rock types, draws geological maps and cross sections. 2
19 Defines necessities in learning in scientific, social, cultural and artistic areas and improves himself/herself continuously. 5
* Contribution levels are between 0 (not) and 5 (maximum).

  Student Workload - ECTS
Works Number Time (Hour) Total Workload (Hour)
Course Related Works
    Class Time (Exam weeks are excluded) 14 2 28
    Out of Class Study (Preliminary Work, Practice) 14 2 28
Assesment Related Works
    Homeworks, Projects, Others 7 2 14
    Mid-term Exams (Written, Oral, etc.) 1 2 2
    Final Exam 1 2 2
Total Workload: 74
Total Workload / 25 (h): 2.96
ECTS Credit: 3