ECTS - Principles of Geographic Information Systems

Principles of Geographic Information Systems (CE512) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Principles of Geographic Information Systems CE512 2 2 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Natural & Applied Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Question and Answer, Problem Solving.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Saman AMINBAKHSH
Course Assistants
Course Objectives To give students an understanding of principles of the Geographic Information Systems.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Students will be able to obtain the knowledge of the basics of geographic information systems.
  • Students will be able to use software packages for implementation of geographic information systems.
  • Students will be able to get knowledge about geoinformation via geographic information system.
Course Content Geographic information systems (GIS) technologies as a variety of geospatial data including remotely sensed imagery from the satellites, the basic concepts, software used and available data types used by GIS, exploration of geospatial data and the construction of cartographic products.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Basics of GIS
2 Geographic information system packages
3 Comparison of geographic information system packages
4 Satellite data
5 Evaluation of satellite data
6 Geospatial data and the construction of cartographic products
7 Geospatial data and the construction of cartographic products
8 Applications of GIS to underground constructions
9 Practical applications of GIS
10 Gain practical experience using basic GIS tools
11 3-D Modeling and Visualization using ArcGIS 3D Analyst
12 Surface and Grid Analysis using ArcGIS Spatial Analyst
13 Surface and Grid Analysis using ArcGIS Spatial Analyst
14 Case study
15 Final Exam Period
16 Final Exam Period


Course Book 1. Lecture Notes given in class.
Other Sources 2. Geographic Information Systems and Science (2nd ed.), 2005, Paul A. Longley, Michael F. Goodchild, David J. Maguire, and David W. Rhind, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., ISBN 0-470-87001-X; textbook web page:
3. GIS Modeling in Raster, 2001, Michael N. DeMers, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., ISBN 0-471-31965-1
4. ArcGIS 9.3 Desktop Help

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics 5 15
Homework Assignments 3 15
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 25
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 45
Toplam 10 100
Percentage of Semester Work 55
Percentage of Final Work 45
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 3 5 15
Quizzes/Studio Critics 5 2 10
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 10 10
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 14 14
Total Workload 125