Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Geotechnical Researches JFM 448 8 3 + 0 3 5
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Arş.Gör.Dr. ALİ SİLAHTAR
Course Lecturers Arş.Gör.Dr. ALİ SİLAHTAR,
Course Assistants
Course Category Field Proper Education
Course Objective Teaching the engineering projects,selection of their places and geotechnical applications used in the selection of residential areas.
Course Content The importance of Geotechnical Engineering, Geotechnical site investigations, The physical properties of soils and their classification in terms of engineering, Geotechnical site researches, The compressibility, compaction and strength of soils, The concept of bearing capacity for building foundations, Soil improvements, Geotechnical report preparation
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Distinguish the geotechnical engineering concept Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing,
2 Knows the formation, characteristics of the index and classification of soils Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Demonstration, Testing,
3 Understands the geotechnical studies in the field Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Demonstration, Testing,
4 Distinguish the compressibility and compaction of soils Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Demonstration, Testing,
5 Knows how to prepare a geotechnical report Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Demonstration, Testing,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering
2 Geotechnical Site Investigation and Characterization
3 The formation, characteristics of the index and classification of soils
4 Soil researhes
5 Geotechnical Field Studies
6 In situ tests
7 Compressibility of soils and Consolidation
8 Compaction of soils (Compaction)
9 Strength of Soils
10 Midterm exam
11 Bearing Capacity
12 Soil Improvements
13 Geotechnical Report Preparation
14 General assessment
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. 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.
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
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 10
Total 10
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 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 2 32
Mid-terms 1 10 10
Quiz 2 10 20
Assignment 1 5 5
Final examination 1 15 15
Total Workload 130
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.2
dersAKTSKredisi 5