ECTS - Industrial Plant Investments

Industrial Plant Investments (CEAC578) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Industrial Plant Investments CEAC578 Area Elective 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type Elective Courses
Course Level Ph.D.
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Question and Answer.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Dr. Aykan Batu
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The course describes the processes from development of a project idea up to the start of operation for industrial plant investments. For this purpose, basis of investment idea, project development and project implementation phases, together with elements of project management during this whole process are described substantially: It is the aim to give practical background of feasibility, regulatory processes, planning, financing, design, construction and project management functions like document, cost, schedule and quality control.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Establishes fundamentals of feasibility and project management for realizing any business idea, without being limited to industrial plants.
  • Helps connection among engineering education and actual applications
  • Creates awareness about the significance of subjects like regulatory processes, financing, environmental impacts etc., which are at the background of technical processes of industrial investments.
  • Improves skills for development and presentation of project ideas
Course Content Development of investment project idea, revealing project justification and investability, relative levels of conceptual, basic and detailed design, roles of different engineering majors in plant design, conducting project feasibility, regulatory processes and permitting, project management, planning (schedule, cost, performance, risks), financing,

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Development of investment project idea Lecture notes
2 Revealing project justification and investability Lecture notes
3 Relative levels of conceptual, basic and detailed design Lecture notes
4 Roles of different engineering majors in plant design Lecture notes
5 Conducting Project feasibility Lecture notes
6 Regulatory processes and permitting Lecture notes
7 Midterm
8 Project management Lecture notes
9 Planning (Schedule, Cost, Performance, Risks) Lecture notes
10 Financing, Tendering and Contracting Lecture notes
11 Construction Period Lecture notes
12 Owner’s Engineering, Consultancy and Inspection Lecture notes
13 Final Project – Development of project idea and justification Lecture notes
14 Final Project – Conceptual design and Feasibility Lecture notes
15 Final Project – Project Management Plan and Risk Analyses Lecture notes
16 Final Exam


Other Sources 1. Frank Peter Helmus, Process Plant Design: Project Management from Inquiry to Acceptance
2. Max Peters, Klaus Timmerhaus, Ronald West, Plant Design and Economics for Chemical Engineers
3. Max Peters, Klaus Timmerhaus, Ronald West, Plant Design and Economics for Chemical Engineers

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation 1 30
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 3 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Ability to carry out advanced research activities, both individual and as a member of a team
2 Ability to evaluate research topics and comment with scientific reasoning
3 Ability to initiate and create new methodologies, implement them on novel research areas and topics
4 Ability to produce experimental and/or analytical data in systematic manner, discuss and evaluate data to lead scintific conclusions
5 Ability to apply scientific philosophy on analysis, modelling and design of engineering systems
6 Ability to synthesis available knowledge on his/her domain to initiate, to carry, complete and present novel research at international level
7 Contribute scientific and technological advancements on engineering domain of his/her interest area
8 Contribute industrial and scientific advancements to improve the society through research activities

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 2 32
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 1 16 16
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 12 12
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 17 17
Total Workload 125