Academic Catalog

DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

General Information on Undergraduate Program

General Information on Undergraduate Program
The curriculum of the Civil Engineering Department is planned to provide a sound professional education for the students. After completing their first-year courses in basic sciences, students are offered courses in Applied Mechanics, Hydraulics, Hydromechanics, Coastal and Harbour Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Structures, Earthquake Engineering, Geodesy, Transportation Engineering, Materials, Construction Engineering and Management fields. Courses in mathematics, computer programming and non-technical subjects are also obligatory in the program. Throughout their studies, students are encouraged to take part in applied and theoretical research, as well as in practical professional training.

Mission Statement for our Unit / Department
To provide the most high-quality undergraduate and graduate education in the area of Civil
Engineering in our country so as to turn students possessing high potential into graduates with maximum added value
Without neglecting the international standard and dimension, to conduct high-level research projects giving priority to the needs of Turkish industry, providing mobility to intellectual capital and to merge them with graduate educational activities
To share and disseminate accumulated expert knowledge for use in the solution of problems faced by institutions in the relevant sector and by society
To ensure the continuous provision of quality both in necessary physical conditions and in human resources in order to fulfill educational, research and public service duties
Vision Statement for our Unit / Department
Our future is our difference, our difference is our future.

Being conscious of the necessity of efficiency, to continuously review, starting from within the
University, our responsibilities to society, to the country, to our profession, to science and to humanity
To create required methods and mechanisms for the swift and effective transfer into the curriculum and research topics of the latest developments in technology, knowledge access and information processing
To take account of the ethical, social, cultural, environmental and economic aspects of the profession as much as to the technical dimension in all educational and research activities
To plan for the future and to adapt to innovation
To uphold the positive traditional qualities that have undeniably contributed to the present successful position
To equip students with the knowledge, ability and creative thinking required for the identification, solution, synthesis and design of civil engineering problems
To exert attention so that research activities in addition to being suitable for the needs of our country should also be pioneering studies that contribute to the profession and to science
To transfer and share the accumulation of knowledge firstly for the benefit of our country and in general for the benefit and development of all humanity
To always improve and develop the required physical environment for education and research
In short, in all areas of endeavor, with students, faculty, administrative staff and graduates to be always the pioneer, the leader and to strive for perfection
It is this will and effort that makes METU Civil Engineering Department different from others. For this reason, what makes our future is our difference, what makes us different is our future.

PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
The following program educational objectives are career and professional accomplishments that our graduates are expected to achieve within a few years after graduation.

Our graduates come to the forefront in their careers in leading companies and institutions.

Our graduates have successful research identities and academic careers in both national and international universities and research institutions.

Our graduates are preferred in international projects due to their strong engineering background and communication skills

The Civil Engineering undergraduate program was accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Outcomes
*An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
*An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
*An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
*An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
*An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
*An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
*An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies
*An ability to use techniques, skills, and engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

Undergraduate Curriculum


FIRST YEAR

First Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
PHYS105 GENERAL PHYSICS I 4 3 2 6.5
CHEM107 GENERAL CHEMISTRY 4 3 2 6.0
MATH119 CALCULUS WITH ANALYTIC GEOMETRY 5 4 2 7.5
CE101 CIVIL ENGINEERING DRAWING 3 2 2 4.0
ENG101 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES I 4 4 1 6.0
OHS101 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY-I 0 0 0 2.0
IS100 INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS 0 0 2 1.0

Second Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
PHYS106 GENERAL PHYSICS II 4 3 2 6.5
MATH120 CALCULUS OF FUNCTIONS OF SEVERAL VARIABLES 5 4 2 7.5
BA100 CAREER PLANNING 0 1 0 2.0
CE102 INTRODUCTION TO CIVIL ENGINEERING 0 2 0 2.0
GEOE104 GEOLOGY FOR CIVIL ENGINEERING 3 3 0 5.0
CENG240 PROGRAMMING WITH PYTHON FOR ENGINEERS 3 2 2 4.0
ENG102 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES II 4 4 1 6.0

SECOND YEAR

Third Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
MATH219 INTRODUCTION TO DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS 4 4 0 7.0
ES202 MATHEMATICS FOR ENGINEERS 3 3 0 5.0
CE221 ENGINEERING MECHANICS I 3 3 0 5.0
CE231 ENGINEERING ECONOMY 3 3 0 5.0
CE241 MATERIALS SCIENCE 3 2 2 4.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
HIST2201 0 2 0 2.0
HIST2205 HISTORY OF THE TURKISH REVOLUTION I 0 2 0 2.0
            NONTECHNICAL ELECTIVE

Fourth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
CE204 UNCERTAINTY AND DATA ANALYSIS 3 3 0 5.0
CE222 ENGINEERING MECHANICS II 3 3 0 5.0
CE224 MECHANICS OF MATERIALS 4 3 2 5.0
CE272 FLUID MECHANICS 3 3 0 5.0
ENG211 ACADEMIC ORAL PRESENTATION SKILLS 3 3 1 4.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
HIST2202 0 2 0 2.0
HIST2206 HISTORY OF THE TURKISH REVOLUTION II 0 2 0 2.0
            NONTECHNICAL ELECTIVE

THIRD YEAR

Fifth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
CE300 SUMMER PRACTICE I 0 0 0 5.0
CE305 NUMERICAL METHODS FOR ENGINEERS 3 3 0 5.0
CE353 PRINCIPLES OF TRANSPORTATION&TRAFFIC E 4 3 2 5.0
CE363 SOIL MECHANICS 4 3 2 5.0
CE372 HYDROMECHANICS 4 3 2 6.0
CE383 STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS 3 3 0 5.0
OHS301 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY - II 0 0 0 2.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
TURK105 TURKISH I 0 4 0 2.0
TURK201 ELEMENTARY TURKISH 0 2 0 2.0
TURK303 TURKISH I 0 2 0 2.0

Sixth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
CE332 CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING &MANAGEMENT 3 3 0 5.0
CE344 MATERIALS OF CONSTRUCTION 4 3 2 6.0
CE366 FOUNDATION ENGINEERING I 3 2 2 4.0
CE378 WATER RESOURCES ENGINEERING 4 4 0 6.0
CE382 REINFORCED CONCRETE FUNDAMENTALS 3 3 0 5.0
CE388 FUNDAMENTALS OF STEEL DESIGN 3 3 0 5.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
TURK106 TURKISH II 0 4 0 2.0
TURK202 INTERMEDIATE TURKISH 0 2 0 2.0
TURK304 TURKISH II 0 2 0 2.0

FOURTH YEAR

Seventh Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
CE400 SUMMER PRACTICE II 0 0 0 5.0
CE410 CIVIL ENGINEERING DESIGN 3 2 2 7.0
            RESTRICTED ELECTIVE
            RESTRICTED ELECTIVE
            RESTRICTED ELECTIVE
            FREE ELECTIVE

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

h/w = hours per week