Geology and Surveying (CE309) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Geology and Surveying CE309 2 2 0 3 6
Pre-requisite Course(s)
None
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, Discussion, Experiment, Question and Answer, Drill and Practice, Problem Solving.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Saman AMINBAKHSH
Course Assistants
Course Objectives To provide a thorough understanding of the need to study, trace, monitor, record and to understand the physical features and the formation processes of the Earth through the Sciences of Geology and Surveying and how they relate to the Civil Engineering Design and Construction Practice.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • The definition of the major areas of interest and the fields of study of the Science of Geology related to the Civil Engineering profession
  • Understanding of the formation and the structural components of the Earth
  • Definition of the formation processes of the major Rock types and the compositional structure of Rocks
  • The understanding of the Earth’s Crust being a composition of Plates of continuous activity and the role of the Plate Tectonics processes in the formation of the mountains, mountain ranges and seismic activities
  • The definition of the Science of Surveying and its role in the Civil Engineering profession
  • The understanding of the means of defining the position of the structural elements of construction with accuracy
  • The interpretation of Surveying data and their visual representation
  • The understanding of the necessity, timing and the scope of the Geological and Surveying works and the utilization of data collected from those works within the lifespan of a structure
Course Content Introduction to surveying, distance measurements, angle measurements, differential leveling, area computations, horizontal curves, coordinates and coordinate computations; How did the earth form; evolution, natural construction materials, route location of linear engineering structures, formation of the natural disasters.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction: The Science of Geology and Civil Engineering
2 The Earth: Formation, Layers and the Crust
3 Formation of Rocks: Igneous Rocks
4 Formation of Rocks: Sedimentary Rocks
5 Formation of Rocks: Metamorphic Rocks
6 Geology in Civil Engineering Design and Practice: Geohazards and the Tectonic Processes
7 Geology in Civil Engineering Design and Practice: Geological Formations as Construction Material
8 Introduction: The Science of Surveying and Civil Engineering
9 The need for accurate and precise Placement and Positioning in Civil Engineering Design and Practice
10 Tools for Surveying Measurement and Applications
11 Interpretation of the Surveying Data in Civil Engineering Design and Practice
12 Interpretation of the Surveying Data in Civil Engineering Design and Practice
13 Visual Presentation of the Surveying Data in in Civil Engineering Design and Practice
14 The timing and the scope of the Geological and Surveying works and the utilization of data collected from those works within the lifespan of a structure
15 Final Exam Period
16 Final Exam Period

Sources

Course Book 1. Tony Waltham, 2009, Foundations of Engineering Geology, Spon Press
Other Sources 2. Course Notes and Hand-outs

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 1 20
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 50
Toplam 3 100
Percentage of Semester Work 50
Percentage of Final Work 50
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
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10 A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
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ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 4 64
Laboratory
Application
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 2 28
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project
Report
Homework Assignments 1 20 20
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 18 18
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 20 20
Total Workload 150