Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Disasters and Disaster Management AFY 001 0 3 + 0 3 6
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level yuksek_lisans
Course Type Compulsory
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. MURAT UTKUCU
Course Lecturers Prof.Dr. MURAT UTKUCU,
Course Assistants

Arş. Göv. Hilal Yalçın

Course Category Field Proper Education
Course Objective

90% of Turkey is located along a seismically active earthquake belt. Disasters such as earthquakes, floods and landslides have caused numerous deaths and significant economic losses over the centuries thus negatively affecting the sustainable development of our country. Continued increases in population and the growth of megacities will make the situation even worse. In order to reduce disaster risk, implementing disaster prevention measures, providing disaster and disaster management education to people and especially  educating public officers, goverment workers and people in management positions is an important task that needs to be done effectively and immediately.

Course Content

What is disaster? Disaster types, Effects of disasters on sustainable development, Disaster Management Cycle, Disaster Terminology,  UDSEP(2012-2023), Turkish Disaster Response Plan (TAMP), What is earthquake? Earthquake Magnitude and Intensity, Seismicity of Turkey and the World, What needs to be done before, during & after an earthquake, Seismic Hazard Maps, Soil and Building Interaction, Floods, Land Slides, Tsunami, Disaster Reduction efforts in Turkey and the World, Turkish Earthquake Resistant Building Code (2007), Effective Disaster Management 10th Development Plan (2014-2018), Coordination in Disaster Management, Emergency and Disaster Management Coordination Centers. 

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Knows disaster concept and disaster types Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing,
2 Can evaluate the importance of disasters in sustainable development of countries Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
3 Can implement the disaster management cycle actions Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Case Study, Testing, Homework, Performance Task,
4 Knows about the National Earthquake Strategy Action Plan Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Case Study, Testing, Homework, Performance Task,
5 Can plan strategies to reduce disaster risk Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Case Study, Testing, Homework, Performance Task,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 What is disaster? Disaster types Class notes
2 The effects of disasters in sustainable development Class notes
3 Disaster Management Cycle and terminology Class notes
4 National Earthquake Strategy Action Plan(UDSEP 2012-2023) Class Notes
5 Turkish Disaster Response Plan-1 Class notes
6 Turkish Disaster Response Plan-2 Class notes
7 Earthquakes Class notes
8 Floods, Land Slides & Tsunamis Class notes
9 Disaster Effect Reduction Efforts in the World Class Notes
10 Disaster Effect Reduction Efforts in the World-2 Class notes
11 Term Project Presentations
12 Term Project Presentations
13 Term Project Presentations
14 Term Project Presentations
Course Notes
Course Resources

1- Hyogo Framework for Action (2005-2015), 2007, Building the resilience of Nations and Communities, United Nations, ISDR Publication 1037, Geneva.

2- Smith, K. 2000, Environmental Hazards, Assessing Risk and Reducing Disaster, Routledge, 420p.

3- UDSEP (2012-2023), 2011, Ulusal Deprem Stratejisi ve Eylem Planı, T.C.Başbakanlık Afet ve Acil Durum Yönetimi Başkanlığı, 83 sayfa, Ankara.

4- Deprem Bölgelerinde Yapılacak Binalar Hakkında Yönetmelik, 2007, Resmi Gazete 6.Mart.2007, Sayı: 26454.

5- Türkiye Afet Müdahale Planı, T.C.Başbakanlık Afet ve Acil Durum Yönetimi Başkanlığı, 41 sayfa, Ankara.

6- T.C. Kalkınma Bakanlığı Onuncu Kalkınma Planı (2014-2018) Afet Yönetiminde Etkinlik Raporu (yayınlanmamış).

Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 ability to access wide and deep information with scientific researches in the field of Engineering, evaluate, interpret and implement the knowledge gained in his/her field of study X
2 ability to complete and implement “limited or incomplete data” by using the scientific methods. X
3 ability to consolidate disaster management problems, develop proper method(s) to solve and apply the innovative solutions to them
4 ability to develop new and original ideas and method(s), to develop new innovative solutions at design of system, component or process
5 gain comprehensive information on modern techniques, methods and their borders which are being applied to disaster management X
6 ability to design and apply analytical, modelling and experimental based research, analyze and interpret the faced complex issues during the design and apply process
7 gain high level ability to define the required information and data X
8 ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams and to take responsibility to define approaches for complex situations X
9 systematic and clear verbal or written transfer of the process and results of studies at national and international environments
10 aware of social, scientific and ethical values guarding adequacy at all professional activities and at the stage of data collection, interpretation, and announcement X
11 aware of new and developing application of profession and ability to analyze and study on those applications X
12 ability to interpret disaster management application’s social and environmental dimensions and it’s compliance with the social environment X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ödev 20
1. Performans Görevi (Seminer) 30
1. Ara Sınav 50
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 3 48
Mid-terms 1 20 20
Assignment 1 6 6
Performance Task (Seminar) 1 20 20
Final examination 1 20 20
Total Workload 162
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 6.48
dersAKTSKredisi 6