Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
High Speed Railways INM 430 8 3 + 0 3 5
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. HAKAN GÜLER
Course Lecturers Prof.Dr. HAKAN GÜLER,
Course Assistants
Course Category
Course Objective The objective of this course is to teach the students designing a railway project between two points on contour maps.
Course Content Generally,
a) Reading topographic maps,
b) Designing railway layout,
c) Designing railway profile,
d) Designing ballasted and ballastless railways,
e) Substructure and superstructure design,
f) Railway capacity calculations,
e) Railway switches and crossings design.
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 will be able to interpret contour maps. Lecture, Project Based Learning, Testing, Project / Design,
2 will be able to design road axes and horizontal curves. Project Based Learning, Lecture, Project / Design, Testing,
3 will be able to design vertical profile. Project Based Learning, Lecture, Project / Design, Testing,
4 will be able to design cross-sections. Project Based Learning, Lecture, Project / Design, Testing,
5 will be able to design vertical profile. Project Based Learning, Lecture, Project / Design, Testing,
6 will be able to design switches and crossings. Project Based Learning, Lecture, Project / Design, Testing,
7 will be able to design ballasted and ballastless superstructure. Project Based Learning, Lecture, Project / Design, Testing,
8 Project Based Learning, Problem Solving, Lecture, Testing, Project / Design,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Introduction and distribution of topographic maps
2 Reconnaissance survey
3 Reconnaissance survey
4 Preliminary survey and horizontal curve design
5 Cross sections
6 Profile design (ground profile)
7 Railway capacity calculations
8 Profile design (grade profile), engineering structures and vertical curve design
9 Switches and crossings design
10 Railway components and their design
11 Ballasted railways
12 Ballastless railways
13 Project control
14 Project control and submitting the projects.
Course Notes
Course Resources
Week Documents Description size
0 4. BALAST MALZEMESI 2020 2021 1.85 MB
0 6. BALAST ALTI MALZEMESI 2020 2021 0.81 MB
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. 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. 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. X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 30
1. Kısa Sınav 10
1. Proje / Tasarım 50
2. Kısa Sınav 10
Total 100
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 2 2
Quiz 2 1 2
Assignment 1 1 1
Project / Design 1 16 16
Performance Task (Laboratory) 1 10 10
Final examination 1 2 2
Total Workload 113
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 4.52
dersAKTSKredisi 5