Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Foundation Engineering INM 461 7 3 + 0 3 5
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Doç.Dr. AŞKIN ÖZOCAK
Course Lecturers Doç.Dr. AŞKIN ÖZOCAK,
Course Assistants
Course Category
Course Objective Basic engineering practices to promote closer.
Course Content In situ tests and their interpretations. New materials; geotextiles, geomembranes and their applications. Protection of materials used in foundation construction. Special foundations. Underpinning and retention. Ground improvement. Piers and piles constructions. Pile groups. Cofferdams. Methods of ground water control. Drainage of foundation excavation.
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 He/She learns what soil investigation and geotechnical report is and what are content of the report and how to prepare. Lecture, Testing,
2 He/She recognizes the materials used in basic construction. Lecture, Testing,
3 He/ She learns the principles of ground improvement method. Lecture, Drilland Practice, Testing, Homework,
4 He/She learns the fundamentals of keeping the drying of the foundation pit. Lecture, Drilland Practice, Testing, Homework,
5 He/She recognizes pile types and construction methods. Lecture, Drilland Practice, Testing, Homework,
6 He/She learns the private key applications. Lecture, Drilland Practice, Testing,
7 He/She learns the foundation pit support system. Lecture, Drilland Practice, Testing,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 The purpose and importance of the ground survey
2 Field experiments
3 Planning of soil investigation
4 Geotechnical report
5 Basic materials used in foundation construction
6 Ground improvement methods
7 Ground improvement methods
8 Ground improvement methods
9 Keeping dry foundation trench
10 Cofferdams
11 Piles of construction methods
12 Piles of construction methods
13 Special foundations
14 Special foundations
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
2 An ability to analyze and model civil engineering systems specific problems, identify and define the appropriate requirements for their solutions.
3 An ability to design, implement and evaluate a civil engineering systems, component, process or program that meets specified requirements. X
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.
7 An ability to communicate effectively in Turkish and English. X
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.
10 Skills in project and risk management, awareness about importance of entrepreneurship, innovation and long-term development, and recognition of international standards and methodologies.
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 10
1. Performans Görevi (Seminer) 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 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 2 32
Mid-terms 1 8 8
Quiz 1 2 2
Assignment 1 5 5
Performance Task (Seminar) 1 20 20
Final examination 1 10 10
Total Workload 125
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5
dersAKTSKredisi 5