Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Disaster Management INM 476 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. MURAT UTKUCU
Course Lecturers Prof.Dr. MURAT UTKUCU, Öğr.Gör.Dr. TUBA TATAR,
Course Assistants
Course Category Field Proper Education
Course Objective The objective of the course is to develop a broader understanding of disaster risk management practices and enhance their effectiveness.
Course Content Disaster, Disaster Risk Managements, general principles, Terminology, Financial Strategies, Economic Effects, Natural Disaster Profile of Turkey, Turkey Disaster Management System, Rehabilitation and Recovery
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 the variety of existing natural hazards and their effects all over the globe Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Testing, Performance Task,
2 the reasons that natural disaster risk management is considered a priority development issue, Lecture, Question-Answer, Brain Storming, Case Study, Testing, Performance Task,
3 the importance attached by the international community to reducing the impact of disasters Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Performance Task,
4 the available and accessible international initiatives that aim at reducing the vulnerability of communities at large, Lecture, Discussion, Testing, Performance Task,
5 the key elements of the comprehensive disaster risk management framework, Lecture, Discussion, Testing, Performance Task,
6 the major stakeholders involved in disaster risk management at the national level. Lecture, Discussion, Testing, Performance Task,
7 Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Performance Task,
8 Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Oral Exam, Performance Task,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Disaster and Disaster Management, General Concepts, Terminology
2 Strategies for Financing the Economic Impacts of Disasters
3 Turkey Natural Disaster Profile
4 Earthquakes, Flooding
5 Mass Wasting
6 Disaster Risk Management, Principles
7 Economic Impacts, Insurance System
8 Turkey National Disaster Management Systems
9 Institutional and Organizational Structures
10 International Organizations
11 World Emergency Response Management
12 Post-Disaster Rehabilitation and Recovery
13 Damage and Reconstructions
14 Regulations
Course Notes
Course Resources [2] Oktay ERGÜNAY, Polat GÜLKAN , H. Hüseyin GÜLER. “Afet Yönetimi ile İlgili Terimler Açıklamalı Sözlük”, Afet Zararlarını Azaltmanın Temel İlkeleri, JICA TÜRKİYE OFİSİ, YAYIN NO: 2, Ed., Mikdat Kadıoğlu, Emin Özdamar, MART 2008, ANKARA.
[3] Mikdat Kadıoğlu, Emin Özdamar (Editörler), Afet Zararlarını Azaltmanın Temel İlkeleri, JICA TÜRKİYE OFİSİ, YAYIN NO: 2, MART 2008, ANKARA.
[4] P. Gülkan, M. Balamir, A. Yakut , “AFET YÖNETİMİNİN STRATEJİK İLKELERİ: TÜRKİYE VE DÜNYADAKİ POLİTİKALARA GENEL BAKIŞ”, ODTÜ, Afet Yönetimi Uygulama ve Araştırma Merkezi, Eylül 2003
[6] Şengezer, B ve Kansu, H., (2001), Kapsamlı Afet Yönetimi, YTÜ Yayınları, İST.
[7] Thomas D. Schneid & Larry Collins, “Disaster Management and Preparedness”, CRC Press LLC, 2000 N.W. Corporate Blvd., Boca Raton, Florida.
[8] D.J. Dowrick, “Earthquake Risk Reduction”, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2003.
[9] Roxanna McDonald, “Introduction to Natural and Man-made Disasters and their Effects on Buildings”, Architectural Press An imprint of Elsevier, 2003.
World Bank Institute Distance Learning, Natural Disaster Risk Management Program, Community-based Disaster Risk Management Course, 2003.
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.
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. X
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 50
1. Performans Görevi (Seminer) 20
1. Kısa Sınav 15
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 5 5
Quiz 2 5 10
Performance Task (Seminar) 1 10 10
Final examination 1 10 10
Total Workload 131
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.24
dersAKTSKredisi 5