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  Course Description
Course Name : Route Investigation And Design

Course Code : J 437

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. HAKAN GÜNEYLİ

Learning Outcomes of the Course : Understands linear engineering projects.
Learns the standards for projects such as road, rail, energy and water transmission lines in general terms.
Learns preliminary studies on route work.
Learns earth science applications in route works.

Mode of Delivery : Face-to-Face

Prerequisites and Co-Prerequisites : 25150 Geological Heritage

Recommended Optional Programme Components : None

Aim(s) of Course : To teach the methods and standards applied in linear engineering projects, and the working systematic in these types of applications.

Course Contents : Applications of lineaer route structures such as road, rail, power transmission lines.

Language of Instruction : Turkish

Work Place : Classroom

  Course Outline /Schedule (Weekly) Planned Learning Activities
Week Subject Student's Preliminary Work Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
1 General classification of roads and transmission lines reading Theoretical lecture +presentations
2 Classification and geometric standards of roads and transmission lines in Turkey reading Theoretical lecture +presentations
3 Parameters influencing the selection of geometric standards reading Theoretical lecture +presentations
4 Geometric standards of multi-lane divided highways and roads reading Theoretical lecture +presentations
5 Alignment Survey reading Theoretical lecture +presentations
6 Cautions Alignment Survey reading Theoretical lecture +presentations
7 Stages of Alignment Research reading Theoretical lecture +presentations
8 Mid-term exam Midterm exam preparation Written exam
9 Preliminary Examination reading Theoretical lecture +presentations
10 Geological and geotechnical applications in Alignment surveys reading Theoretical lecture +presentations
11 Determination of Axis Alignment reading Theoretical lecture +presentations
12 Zero line work reading Theoretical lecture +presentations
13 Types and characteristics of horizontal curb reading Theoretical lecture +presentations
14 Longitudinal, vertical elements of curb, calculation of black and red code reading Theoretical lecture +presentations
15 Longitudinal, vertical elements of curb, calculation of black and red code reading Theoretical lecture +presentations
16/17 Final Exam Final exam preparation Written exam

  Required Course Resources
Resource Type Resource Name
Recommended Course Material(s)  Akpınar M. V., 2010; KARAYOLU TASARIMI
 Karayolları Genel Müdürlüğü, Yol Projeleri Teknik Şartnamesi, 2005, Ankara
 T.C. Enerji ve Tab. Kay. Bak., DSİ Gen. Müd. Jeoteknik Hizmetler ve Yeraltısuları Dairesi Baskanlığı, 2007; JEOTEKNİK ETÜT ŞARTNAMESİ
Required Course Material(s)

  Assessment Methods and Assessment Criteria
Semester/Year Assessments Number Contribution Percentage
    Mid-term Exams (Written, Oral, etc.) 1 60
    Homeworks/Projects/Others 7 40
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 4
3 Uses the information technology effectively. 3
4 Designs and performs experiments, collects data and interprets the results. 4
5 Works and undertakes responsibility in solving geological problems both individually and in multidiciplinary working groups 4
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 4
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. 3
9 Knows job related and ethical responsibilities, project management, office applications and safety, and realizes juridical responsibilities of engineering applications 4
10 Knows the universal and societal effects of engineering solutions and applications. 4
11 Has an awareness of entrepreneuring and innovative subjects; knows and finds solutions for the new century 4
12 Identifies, formulizes and solves geological problems. 5
13 Realizes the social effects of identified solutions for geological problems. 3
14 Identifies, defines, formulizes and solves engineering problems. Chooses and applies the appropriate analytical and modelling techniques for this purpose. 4
15 Investigates and reports all kinds of natural resources and geological hazards 4
16 Initiates effective interactions in Turkish both orally and in written form, and speaks at least one foreign language 5
17 Uses necessary techniques and instruments for geological applications 4
18 Identifies rock types, draws geological maps and cross sections. 4
19 Defines necessities in learning in scientific, social, cultural and artistic areas and improves himself/herself continuously. 0
* 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 3 3
Total Workload: 75
Total Workload / 25 (h): 3
ECTS Credit: 3