Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Soil Improvements JFM 447 7 3 + 0 3 5
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Dr.Öğr.Üyesi ŞEFİK RAMAZANOĞLU
Course Lecturers
Course Assistants
Course Category Field Proper Education
Course Objective Teaching the applicable improvement methods according to the type of soil for structures to be constructed on Problematic soils providing cost and time savings.
Course Content The concept of soil improvement, The compaction of soils, Pre-loading method, Vertical drains, Injection, Heat treatments, Reinforcement, Geotextiles, The control of the soil improvements
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Defines the concept of soil improvement Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing,
2 Knows the compression methods of soils Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Demonstration, Testing,
3 Knows the injection methods Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Demonstration, Testing,
4 Distinguish the thermal processes Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Demonstration, Testing,
5 Understands the reinforcements and geotextiles Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Demonstration, Testing,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Introduction
2 Improvement concept
3 Soil Compression Methods
4 Soil Compression Methods (continue)
5 Pre-loading method
6 Vertical drains
7 Injection
8 Jet Injection
9 Thermal processes
10 Midterm exam
11 Improvement with Reinforcements
12 Geotextiles
13 The control of soil improvements
14 General Assessment
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. X
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. X
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. X
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
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.
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 60
1. Kısa Sınav 15
1. Ödev 10
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 2 32
Mid-terms 1 10 10
Quiz 2 10 20
Assignment 1 5 5
Final examination 1 15 15
Total Workload 130
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.2
dersAKTSKredisi 5