ECTSConstruction Planning and Cost Estimating

Construction Planning and Cost Estimating (CE525) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Construction Planning and Cost Estimating CE525 Elective Courses 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type Elective Courses
Course Level Natural & Applied Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Demonstration, Question and Answer, Problem Solving.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Saman AMINBAKHSH
Course Assistants
Course Objectives To prepare the students to real time tendering process from the start to the end.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • The students will understand the items involved in a construction project.
  • The students will be prepared for the real time tenders by investigating Procurement Laws for construction works provided by the Public Procurement Authority.
  • Students will be able to fill out typical tender documents as if they are participating in a tender process.
  • The students will learn will learn to perform quantity surveying and cost engineering of a typical construction project.
  • Students will be able to calculate the contractor’s bidding price using the results of cost estimating.
Course Content Introduction to construction project management, tendering process, public procurement law, public procurement contract law, tender documents, cost engineering and quantity surveying, contractor`s bid price, progress payments, and taking-over and performance certificates.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction to Construction Project Management
2 Introduction to Construction Project Management
3 Tendering Process
4 Tendering Process
5 Public Procurement Law
6 Public Procurement Law
7 Public Procurement Contract Law
8 Public Procurement Contract Law
9 Tender Documents
10 Tender Documents
11 Cost Engineering and Quantity Surveying
12 Cost Engineering and Quantity Surveying
13 Contractor’s Bid Price
14 Progress Payments-Taking-over and Performance Certificates
15 Final Exam Period
16 Final Exam Period


Other Sources 1. – Documents, English, Public Procurement Law Contracts Law Regulations / Regulation on Implementation of Works Procurement
2. “Yapı İşletmesi ve Maloluş Hesapları”, A. Pancarcı and M. Emin Öcal, Birsen Yayınevi, 2005.
3. “CE 332 Construction Engineering and Management Lecture Notes”, Middle East Technical University, 2008.
4. “İnşaat Metraj ve Keşif İşlemi: Açıklamalar-Hesaplar”, Ş. U. Gözü, Okutman Yayıncılık, 2009.
5. “Engineering Economy” by Leland T. Blank & Anthony J. Tarquin, McGraw-Hill, USA.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 10
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics 5 10
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 50
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 30
Toplam 9 100
Percentage of Semester Work 70
Percentage of Final Work 30
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 Having accumulated knowledge on mathematics, science and engineering and an ability to apply these knowledge to solve Civil engineering problems. X
2 Ability to design Civil Engineering systems fulfilling sustainability in environment and manufacturability and economic constraints X
3 An ability to differentiate, identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems; an ability to select and implement proper analysis, modeling and implementation techniques for the identified engineering problems. X
4 An ability to develop a solution based approach and a model for an engineering problem and design and manage an experiment X
5 Ability to use modern engineering tools, techniques and facilities in design and other engineering applications X
6 Ability to carry out independent research in the field and to report the results of the research effectively and be able to present the research results at scientific meetings. X
7 Sufficient oral and written English knowledge to follow scientific conferences in the field and communicate with colleagues. X
8 Ability to effectively use knowledge in the field to work in disciplinary/multidisciplinary teams and the skill to lead these teams X
9 Consciousness on the necessity of improvement and sustainability as a result of life-long learning,ability for continuous renovation and monitoring the developments on science and technology and awareness on entrepreneurship and innovation X
10 Professional and ethical responsibility to gather and interpret data, apply and announce solutions to Civil Engineering problems. X
11 An ability to investigate, improve social connections and their conducting norms with a critical view and act to change them when necessary. X

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 14 2 28
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 10 20
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 19 19
Total Workload 115