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  Course Description
Course Name : Engineering Geology

Course Code : J 313

Course Type : Compulsory

Level of Course : First Cycle

Year of Study : 3

Course Semester : Fall (16 Weeks)

ECTS : 4

Name of Lecturer(s) : Assoc.Prof.Dr. SEDAT TÜRKMEN

Learning Outcomes of the Course : Learns the criteria of site selection.
Carries out investigation methods.
Knows landslides.
Understands Dam site.
Understands Tunnel geology.
Gains the ability of thinking of three-dimensional model of engineering geology.

Mode of Delivery : Face-to-Face

Prerequisites and Co-Prerequisites : None

Recommended Optional Programme Components : None

Aim(s) of Course : To teach the gravity criteria of an engineering construction, research methods, engineering geological maps,landslide investigations, geology in dam construction,tunnel geology.

Course Contents : Introduction, research techniques in engineering geology, site selection,determination of engineering geology properties and engineering geological classification of rocks,preparation of engineering geological maps, landslides investigation methods.

Language of Instruction : Turkish

Work Place : Lecture Room

  Course Outline /Schedule (Weekly) Planned Learning Activities
Week Subject Student's Preliminary Work Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
1 The concept of engineering geology, history and the importance of Engineering Geology Reading Lecture, presentation
2 Investigation methods of Engineering Geology Reading Lecture, presentation
3 Preliminary investigation stage of the studies, Field study surveys in details. Reading Lecture, presentation
4 Preliminary investigation stage of the studies, Field study surveys in details and study in laboratories. Reading Lecture, presentation
5 Engineering properties of rocks, geological characteristics, physical properties. Reading Lecture, presentation
6 Engineering Geology properties of rocks, geological characteristics, chemical and mechanical properties. Reading Lecture, presentation
7 The Classification of rocks in Engineering Geological. Reading Lecture, presentation
8 Mid-term exam Preparing for the mid-term exam Written examination
9 Engineering geological maps Reading Lecture, presentation
10 Landslide investigation, the classification of mass movements. Reading Lecture, presentation
11 The factors that cause landslides Reading Lecture, presentation
12 The methods of Landslides Prevention, Slope stability analyses. Reading Lecture, presentation
13 Geological investigation of the dam site, the criteria of site selection. Reading Lecture, presentation
14 Investigation of tunnel location Reading Lecture, presentation
15 Investigation of motorway location Reading Lecture, presentation
16/17 Final exam Preparing for the Final exam Written examination

  Required Course Resources
Resource Type Resource Name
Recommended Course Material(s)  DSİ, Seminar notes
 Prof. Dr. Fikret TARHAN "Mühendislik Jeolojisi Prensipleri" (Book)
 Prof. Dr. Sedat TÜRKMEN Lecture notes
  Prof. Dr. Kemal ERGUVANLI " Mühendislik Jeolojisi" ( Book)
  Prof. Aziz ERTUNÇ, Mühendislik Jeolojisi (Book)
 R. ULUSAY, Uygulamalı Jeoteknik Bilgiler (Book)
 Saydun ALTUĞ, Lugeon pressure water test, EİEİ Paper
  F.G. BELL, Engineering Geology and Geotechnics
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 3 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. 2
5 Works and undertakes responsibility in solving geological problems both individually and in multidiciplinary working groups 3
6 Investigates to obtain scientific information, and uses data bases and other data sources actively. 3
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. 5
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. 3
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. 5
14 Identifies, defines, formulizes and solves engineering problems. Chooses and applies the appropriate analytical and modelling techniques for this purpose. 5
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 4
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. 4
* 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 3 5 15
    Mid-term Exams (Written, Oral, etc.) 1 10 10
    Final Exam 1 10 10
Total Workload: 91
Total Workload / 25 (h): 3.64
ECTS Credit: 4