ECTS - Pipeline Fundamentals and Design

Pipeline Fundamentals and Design (ME438) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Pipeline Fundamentals and Design ME438 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Question and Answer, Project Design/Management.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives ME 438 aims to get the seniors with the mechanical engineering familiar with transmission and distribution pipelines for both liquid and gas systems. It is mainly a fluid mechanics applications course, but materials, mechanical considerations, design, constructional and economic aspects are also emphasized.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Students are expected to be familiar with transmission and distribution pipelines, materials for pipelines, design constructional and economic aspects of pipelines, pipeline components, pump and compressor relations.
  • Economic strategic, constructive and operational aspects of design. construction, operation, control of pipelines are also of concern.
Course Content Transmission and distribution pipelines for both liquid and gas systems. Materials, mechanical considerations, design, constructional and economic aspects of pipelines. Pipeline transportation. Flow in liquid and gas pipelines. Pipeline Components. Pump and Compressor relations. Design of transmission and distribution pipelines. Economic strategic, constructive and operational aspects of design. Construction, operation, control of pipelines. Pipeline transients, two phase flow pipelines.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction to Pipelines CH1
2 Fundamentals of Pipelines CH1
3 Liquid Pipelines CH2
4 Pumps for Liquid Pipelines CH2
5 Gas Pipelines CH2
6 Compressors for Gas Pipelines CH2
7 Pipeline Economics CH3
8 Design of Pipelines CH4
9 Construction Practices for Pipelines CH5
10 Pipeline Operations CH6
11 Distribution Pipeline Systems CH7
12 Solid transportation Pipelines CH8
13 Two-Phase Pipelines CH8
14 Pipeline Transients CH10


Course Book 1. Class Notes, presentations
Other Sources 2. Kennedy, John L. Oil & Gas Pipeline Fundamentals,Pennwell Books, 1992
3. Basavaraj, B.H. Pipeline Engineering Vol.64. Houston: ASME, 1992
4. Gennod, J. Vincent. Fundamentals of Pipeline Engineering. Institute Francais duPetrole Publications ,1984.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 5 10
Presentation - -
Project 1 20
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 9 100
Percentage of Semester Work 65
Percentage of Final Work 35
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses X
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 An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering. X
2 An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyse and interpret data. X
3 An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs. X
4 An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams. X
5 An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems. X
6 An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility. X
7 An ability to communicate effectively. X
8 The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context. X
9 Mühendislik çözümlerinin küresel ve toplumsal boyutlarda etkisini anlamak için gereken kapsamlı eğitim. X
10 A knowledge of contemporary issues. X
11 An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice. X
12 Skills in project management and recognition of international standards and methodologies. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 14 3 42
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 2 28
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project 1 20 20
Homework Assignments 5 2 10
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 15 30
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury
Total Workload 130