Academic Catalog

DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

General Information on Undergraduate Program

The aim of the Program of Civil Engineering is to educate and train students in Civil Engineering through providing them high quality programs: with a capability of applying the fundamentals of knowledge towards the analysis and synthesis of complex civil engineering problems, and preparing them for a wide and changing spectrum of professional career opportunities, with developed verbal and written communication skills, and, the ability to interact effectively on scientific and social issues with non engineers.

a. To produce graduates who have learned how to learn, how to critically and creatively think, how to search and how to develop their skills
b. To ensure that our graduates develop as leaders in their respective fields and as useful and contributing members of the society in which they live,
c. To create, integrate and transfer knowledge in order to enhance education, professional and public service.

Undergraduate Curriculum


FIRST YEAR

First Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
CNG100 INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION TECH. AND APPLICATIONS 0 2 0 1.0
CNG230 INTRODUCTION TO C PROGRAMMING 3 2 2 5.0
PHY105 GENERAL PHYSICS I 4 3 2 6.5
ENGL101 DEVELOPMENT OF READING AND WRITING SKILLS I 4 4 0 6.0
GPC100 FIRST YEAR ON CAMPUS SEMINAR 1 0 2 0.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
MAT100 PRECALCULUS 2 1 2 3.0
MAT119 CALCULUS WITH ANALYTIC GEOMETRY 5 4 2 7.5

Second Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
MAT120 CALCULUS FOR FUNCTIONS OF SEVERAL VARIABLES 5 4 2 7.5
PHY106 GENERAL PHYSICS II 4 3 2 6.5
ENGL102 DEVELOPMENT OF READING AND WRITING SKILLS II 4 4 0 6.0
CHM107 GENERAL CHEMISTRY 4 3 2 6.0
CVE102 INTRODUCTION TO CIVIL ENGINEERING 0 2 0 2.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
CVE101 CIVIL ENGINEERING DRAWING 3 2 2 4.0
MECH113 COMPUTER AIDED ENGINEERING DRAWING I 3 2 2 4.5

SECOND YEAR

Third Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
MAT219 INTRODUCTION TO DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS 4 4 0 7.0
CVE202 SURVEYING 3 1 4 6.0
CVE241 MATERIALS OF CONSTRUCTION 4 3 2 7.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
CVE221 ENGINEERING MECHANICS I 3 3 0 5.0
MECH205 STATICS 3 3 0 5.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
TUR101 TURKISH I 0 2 0 2.0
TUR201 ELEMENTARY TURKISH 0 4 0 2.0
            NONTECHNICAL ELECTIVE

Fourth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ECO280 ENGINEERING ECONOMY 3 3 0 5.0
MAT210 APPLIED MATHEMATICS FOR ENGINEERS 4 4 0 8.0
ENGL211 ACADEMIC ORAL PRESENTATION SKILLS 3 3 0 4.0
CVE222 ENGINEERING MECHANICS II 3 3 0 5.0
CVE224 MECHANICS OF MATERIALS 3 3 0 5.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
TUR102 TURKISH II 0 2 0 2.0
TUR202 INTERMEDIATE TURKISH 0 4 0 2.0
            NONTECHNICAL ELECTIVE

THIRD YEAR

Fifth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
CVE300 SUMMER PRACTICE I 0 0 0 4.0
CVE303 PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS FOR CIVIL ENGINEERS 3 3 0 6.0
CVE323 INTRODUCTION TO STRUCTURAL MECHANICS 3 3 0 5.0
CVE353 TRANSPORTATION AND TRAFFIC ENGINEERING 3 3 0 5.0
CVE363 SOIL MECHANICS 4 3 2 5.0
CVE371 INTRODUCTION TO FLUID MECHANICS 3 3 0 5.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
HST201 0 2 0 2.0
HST205 HISTORY OF THE TURKISH REVOLUTION I 0 2 0 2.0

Sixth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
CVE332 CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT 3 3 0 5.0
CVE366 FOUNDATION ENGINEERING I 3 2 2 4.0
CVE372 HYDROMECHANICS 4 3 2 6.0
CVE376 ENGINEERING HYDROLOGY 3 3 0 6.0
CVE382 REINFORCED CONCRETE FUNDAMENTALS 3 3 0 5.0
CVE384 STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS 3 3 0 5.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
HST202 0 2 0 2.0
HST206 HISTORY OF THE TURKISH REVOLUTION II 0 2 0 2.0

FORTH YEAR

Seventh Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ENGL311 ADVANCED COMMUNICATION SKILLS 3 3 0 4.0
CVE400 SUMMER PRACTICE II 0 0 0 4.0
CVE471 WATER RESOURCES ENGINEERING 3 3 0 7.0
CVE485 FUNDAMENTALS OF STEEL DESIGN 3 2 2 5.0
            TECHNICAL ELECTIVE
            TECHNICAL ELECTIVE

Eighth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
            FREE ELECTIVE
            TECHNICAL ELECTIVE
            TECHNICAL ELECTIVE
            TECHNICAL ELECTIVE
            TECHNICAL ELECTIVE

h/w = hours per week