Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Earthquake Hazard Management JFM 429 7 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
Course Assistants Res.Asst. Fatih SUNBUL
Course Category Field Proper Education
Course Objective This course aims to teach environmental hazard and risk concepts in general and how to manage earthquake hazard and resulting risk and disaster in special.
Course Content Hazard in context, hazard and risk, hazard and disaster, what are environmental hazards, dimensions of disaster, disaster patterns and trends, risk assessments and disaster management, adjustments to hazard, earthquake and volcano hazards, mitigation and management of earthquake and volcano hazards.
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Realizes terms of hazard and risk and differences between them. Lecture, Question-Answer, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
2 Assesses whether a given event is a environmental hazard or environmental problem. Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing, Homework,
3 Assesses the general patterns and trends encountered in the spatial and temporal distribution of natural disasters along with the underlying causes. Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing,
4 Seperates risk assessment process to its stages Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing,
5 Scrutinizes the differences between the assessed and percepted risks. Lecture, Question-Answer, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
6 Discusses how to carry out activities forming the risk management cycle together with their relative importance. Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing, Homework,
7 Asseses the earthquake hazard on the Earth from the perspective of spatial distributions of earthquakes. Lecture, Question-Answer, Case Study, Problem Solving, Testing,
8 By giving examples, relates damage caused by the earthquake strong ground motion to the soil conditions.
9 Evaluates liquefaction potentials in the urbanised areas with examples.
10 For a given scenerio, offers suggestions for reducing risk caused by the earthquake hazards.
11 Asseses the each choice for hazard adjustment with regard to earthquake hazard.
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Environmental hazard in context, hazard and risk, what are environmental hazards?
2 Term of natural disaster: Physical exposure to hazard, human vulnerability to hazard.
3 Dimensions, patterns and trends of natural disasters.
4 Risk assessment and disaster management.
5 Adjustment to hazard: Accepting, sharing and mitigating the loss.
6 Tectonic hazards: 1. Earthquake hazard and its nature.
7 Primary earthquake hazards: Seismic waves and ground shaking.
8 Secondary earthquake hazard: Liquefaction, land slides, rock and snow avalanches.
9 Adjustment to earthquake hazard: Loss-sharing such as disaster aid and insurance.
10 Event modification adjustments I: Environmental control
11 Event modification adjustments II: Hazard-resistant design.
12 Vulnerability modification adjustments: Community preparedness, forecasting and warning, land use planning.
13 Tectonic hazards: 2. Volcanic hazard and its nature.
14 Primary (eruptions, lava flows and volcanic gases) and secondary (ground deformation, mudflows and tsunamis) volcanic hazards and adjustment to volcanic hazard.
Course Notes
Course Resources
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 -Engineering graduates with sufficient knowledge background on science and engineering subjects of their related area, and who are skillful in implementing theoretical and practical knowledge for modelling and solving engineering problems.
2 -Engineering graduates with skills in identifying, describing, formulating and solving complex engineering problems, and thus,deciding and implementing appropriate methods for analyzing and modelling.
3 -Engineering graduates with skills in designing a complex system, process, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions to meet specific requirements; for this purpose, skills in implementing modern design methods.
4 -Engineering graduates with skills in developing, selecting and implementing modern techniques and tools required for engineering applications as well as with skills in using information technologies effectively.
5 -Engineering graduates with skills in designing and conducting experiments, collecting data, analyzing and interpreting the results in order to evaluate engineering problems.
6 -Engineering graduates who are able to work within a one discipline or multi-discipline team,as well as who are able to work individually X
7 -Engineering graduates who are able to effectively communicate orally and officially in Turkish Language as well as who knows at least one foreign language
8 -Engineering graduates with motivation to life-long learning and having known significance of continuous education beyond undergraduate studies for science and technology X
9 -Engineering graduates with well-structured responsibilities in profession and ethics X
10 -Engineering graduates having knowledge about practices in professional life such as project management, risk management and change management, and who are aware of innovation and sustainable development. X
11 -Engineering graduates having knowledge about universal and social effects of engineering applications on health, environment and safety, as well as having awareness for juridical consequences of engineering solutions. X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 60
1. Kısa Sınav 10
2. Kısa Sınav 10
1. Ödev 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 2 5 10
Assignment 1 6 6
Final examination 1 12 12
Total Workload 116
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 4.64
dersAKTSKredisi 5