Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Field Research and Geotechnical Assessment INM 427 7 3 + 0 3 5
Precondition Courses Geology and Soil Mechanics
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Doç.Dr. ERTAN BOL
Course Lecturers Doç.Dr. ERTAN BOL,
Course Assistants
Course Category
Course Objective In-situ investigations and their geotechnical evaluations heve been more important after 1999 Marmara earthquake. In-situ investigations have been essential especially earthquake sensitive areas. Construction of structures resistant to earthquakes have carried out by civil engineers. Design parameters can obtain trustly with in-situ testings and their geotechnical evaluations.
Course Content In-situ observation and importance of geotechnical evaluation -Planning of in-situ observation-Soil classification-Rock classification-Office and observational studies-Instruments for in-situ observations-Borings for subsurface observation-Obtaininig disturbed and/or undisturbed samples-Obtaining technics of undisturbed samples-In-situ and laboratuary studies-Standards-Data and their geotechnical evaluations-Preparing geotechnical reports-Evaluation of printed geotechnical reports
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 He/She can explain importance of insitu investigation and geotechnical evaluation on application projects Lecture, Testing,
2 He/She can categorize probable problems about earth sciences at civil engineering projects Lecture, Testing,
3 He/She can name risk category of his/her project Lecture, Discussion, Testing,
4 He/She can sketch the research program according to project features and soil conditions Lecture, Drilland Practice, Testing, Project / Design,
5 He/She can realize a boring and in-situ testing program for reliable data Lecture, Drilland Practice, Testing, Project / Design,
6 He/She can demonstrate correlations from in-situ cone penetration and boring logs Lecture, Drilland Practice, Testing, Project / Design,
7 He/She can recognize technics of taking disturbed and undisturbed samples for laboratory tests. Lecture, Testing,
8 He/She can relate physical and mechanical properties of environment from in-situ tests Lecture, Drilland Practice, Testing, Project / Design,
9 He/She can calculate the soil liquefaction potential from in-situ tests at projects practised on earthquake risky areas Lecture, Drilland Practice, Testing, Project / Design,
10 He/She can realize a geotechnical report Lecture, Motivations to Show, Homework, Project / Design,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 In-situ observation and importance of geotechnical evaluation
2 Planning of in-situ observation
3 Soil classification
4 Rock classification
5 Office and observational studies
6 Instruments for in-situ observations
7 Borings for subsurface observation
8 Obtaininig disturbed and/or undisturbed samples
9 Obtaining technics of undisturbed samples
10 In-situ and laboratuary studies
11 Standards
12 Data and their geotechnical evaluations
13 Preparing geotechnical reports
14 Evaluation of printed geotechnical reports
Course Notes
Course Resources
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Comprehend science and advanced mathematics subjects fundamental to engineering; An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to solve civil engineering problems X
2 An ability to analyze and model civil engineering systems specific problems, identify and define the appropriate requirements for their solutions. X
3 An ability to design, implement and evaluate a civil engineering systems, component, process or program that meets specified requirements.
4 Use the techniques, skills, and modern tools of engineering effectively and correctly in engineering practice
5 An ability to gather/acquire, analyze, interpret data and make decisions to understand civil engineering problems
6 An ability to work effectively in inter- and in-disciplinary teams or individually. X
7 An ability to communicate effectively in Turkish and English.
8 Recognition of the need for, and the ability to access information, to follow recent developments in science and technology and to engage in life-long learning.
9 An understanding of professional, legal, ethical and social issues and responsibilities related to computer engineering. X
10 Skills in project and risk management, awareness about importance of entrepreneurship, innovation and long-term development, and recognition of international standards and methodologies. X
11 An understanding about the impact of Civil  Engineering solutions in a global, environmental, societal and legal context while making decisions.
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 60
1. Kısa Sınav 10
1. Ödev 15
2. Ödev 15
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 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 3 48
Mid-terms 1 10 10
Quiz 1 3 3
Assignment 2 3 6
Final examination 1 10 10
Total Workload 125
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5
dersAKTSKredisi 5