Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Engineering Geology JFM 210 4 2 + 1 3 5
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Compulsory
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. LEVENT GÜLEN
Course Lecturers Prof.Dr. LEVENT GÜLEN,
Course Assistants
Course Category
Course Objective

The aim of this course is to teach the role and importance of geology in engineering applications.

Course Content

History of engineering geology, Discontinuities and their importance, Classification of rocks for engineering purposes, Engineering geological maps, Mass movements, Rock slopes, Tunnel geology, Dam geology, Foundation geology, Excavations, stabilization, support, Rock-earth-soil, Groundwater, Settlement planning and engineering geology

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Can define the role of applied geology , , , , ,
2 Can emphasize the importance of geology in application from economics point of view. , , , , ,
3 Can emphasize the importance of geology in application from safety point of view. , , , , ,
4 Can interpret rock environments , , , , ,
5 Can plan the basic applied geological steps for tunnels and dams.
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 History of engineering geology 1
2 History of engineering geology 2
3 Discontinuities and their importance
4 Classification of rocks for engineering purposes
5 Engineering geological maps
6 Mass movements
7 Rock slopes
8 Tunnel geology
9 Dam geology
10 Foundation geology
11 Excavations, stabilization, support
12 Rock-earth-soil
13 Groundwater
14 Settlement planning and engineering geology
Course Notes
Course Resources

Tarbuck, E. J., Lutgens, F. K., and Tasa, D., 2014. Earth, An Introduction to Physical Geology, Pearson, New Jersey, 876p. (Eleventh Edition)

Bell, F. G., 2007. Engineering Geology, Elsevier, 581p.

Manual, Integration of Earth Science Data to Spatial Planning, 2006, Publication of Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Public Works and Settlement, 166p.

Manual, Seismic Microzonation for Municipalities, 2004, Publication of Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Public Works and Settlement, 131p.

Waltham, T., 2009. Foundations of Engineering Geology, Spon Press, New York, 98 p. (Third Edition)

Twiss, R. J. and Moores, E. M., 2007. Structural Geology, W. H. Freeman & Company, New York, 736p.

Ulusay, R., 2010. Uygulamalı Jeoteknik Bilgiler, TMMOB Jeoloji Mühendisleri Odası Yayınları:38, 458p.

Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 -Engineering graduates with sufficient knowledge background on science and engineering subjects of their related area, and who are skillful in implementing theoretical and practical knowledge for modelling and solving engineering problems. X
2 -Engineering graduates with skills in identifying, describing, formulating and solving complex engineering problems, and thus,deciding and implementing appropriate methods for analyzing and modelling. X
3 -Engineering graduates with skills in designing a complex system, process, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions to meet specific requirements; for this purpose, skills in implementing modern design methods. X
4 -Engineering graduates with skills in developing, selecting and implementing modern techniques and tools required for engineering applications as well as with skills in using information technologies effectively. X
5 -Engineering graduates with skills in designing and conducting experiments, collecting data, analyzing and interpreting the results in order to evaluate engineering problems. X
6 -Engineering graduates who are able to work within a one discipline or multi-discipline team,as well as who are able to work individually X
7 -Engineering graduates who are able to effectively communicate orally and officially in Turkish Language as well as who knows at least one foreign language
8 -Engineering graduates with motivation to life-long learning and having known significance of continuous education beyond undergraduate studies for science and technology X
9 -Engineering graduates with well-structured responsibilities in profession and ethics X
10 -Engineering graduates having knowledge about practices in professional life such as project management, risk management and change management, and who are aware of innovation and sustainable development. X
11 -Engineering graduates having knowledge about universal and social effects of engineering applications on health, environment and safety, as well as having awareness for juridical consequences of engineering solutions.
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ödev 30
Total 30
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 60
1. Final 40
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 2 32
Mid-terms 1 20 20
Quiz 2 10 20
Assignment 1 10 10
Final examination 1 20 20
Total Workload 150
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 6
dersAKTSKredisi 5