Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Ground Structures INM 442 8 3 + 0 3 5
Precondition Courses Soil Mechanics, Foundations
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Doç.Dr. ERTAN BOL
Course Lecturers
Course Assistants
Course Category Field Proper Education
Course Objective Show the structures and practices in the ground
Course Content The importance of ground surveys, the use of soil parameters, retaining structures, sheet piles, pile bulkheads, pile foundations, cofferdams, caissons
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 He/She understands the importance of geotechnical engineering. Lecture, Testing,
2 He/She learns soil investigation and geotechnical report contains and how to prepare. Lecture, Drilland Practice, Testing, Homework,
3 He/She can design retaining structures. Lecture, Drilland Practice, Testing, Homework,
4 He/She calculates soil nails and anchors Lecture, Drilland Practice, Testing, Homework,
5 He/She learns cofferdam Lecture, Drilland Practice, Testing, Homework,
6 He/She learns basic caisson Lecture, Drilland Practice, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Soil investigations
2 Modeling of ground
3 Slope stability problems
4 Varieties retaining structures
5 Sheet piles
6 Gravity retaining walls
7 Retaining walls
8 Retaining walls
9 Soil nailing and anchored
10 Pile walls
11 Piles construction
12 Piles construction
13 Cofferdams
14 Caissons
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. 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.
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. X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 50
1. Kısa Sınav 15
1. Ödev 20
2. Kısa Sınav 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 8 8
Quiz 1 2 2
Assignment 1 5 5
Project / Design 1 15 15
Total Workload 126
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.04
dersAKTSKredisi 5