Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Introduction To Geophysics Engineering JFM 101 1 2 + 0 2 3
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Compulsory
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. MURAT UTKUCU
Course Lecturers Prof.Dr. MURAT UTKUCU,
Course Assistants Res.Asst. Fatih SUNBUL
Course Category Available Basic Education in the Field
Course Objective Aim of this course is to introduce Geophysics Engineering education and profession to beginners.
Course Content What is Geophysics and its research fields, history of development of Geophysics in the world, development of Geophysics in Turkey, How did Geophysics education start and develop in Turkey, Major professional organisations, associations, companies and publications in the world and Turkey.
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Replies the question of what is geophysics with his own words , , , , ,
2 Realizes basic research fields and main science divisions of Geophysics. , , , ,
3 Assesses significance of his profession for understanding the planet where we live and in exploration of the resources it provides. , , ,
4 Have an idea about global development of Geophysics , , ,
5 Have an idea about development of Geophysics in Turkey , , , ,
6 Compares Turkey’s universities in which Geophysics is taught. , , , , ,
7 ) Lists some important associations and organizations employing Geophysicists in the world and Turkey. , , , , ,
8 Analyses in which field of geophysics he/she should concentrate for he/she conceives to work. , , , , ,
9 Gives examples of significant professional organizations of Geophysics in the world and Turkey
10 Have an idea about professional publications in Geophysics.
11 Explains the courses taught in the Geophysical education with their concise contents.
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 What is Geophysics? What are its research subjects? What do Geophysicists do?
2 Earth sciences and Geophysics in the light of historical development of science
3 History of global development of Geophysics-I
4 History of global development of Geophysics-II
5 History of development of Geophysics in Turkey-I
6 Divisions of Geophysics
7 History of development of Geophysics in Turkey-II
8 Geophysical education in Turkey-I
9 Geophysical education in Turkey-II
10 Associations and organisations employing Geophysicists in the world and Turkey
11 Professional organising in Geophysics in the world and Turkey
12 Professional publications in Geophysics
13 Courses taught in Geophysical education I
14 Courses taught in Geophysical education II
Course Notes
Course Resources
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 60
1. Kısa Sınav 10
2. Kısa Sınav 10
1. Ödev 20
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 50
1. Final 50
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 2 32
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 1 16
Mid-terms 1 6 6
Quiz 2 3 6
Assignment 1 4 4
Final examination 1 12 12
Total Workload 76
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 3.04
dersAKTSKredisi 3