ECTS - Civil Engineering Seminars

Civil Engineering Seminars (CE450) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Civil Engineering Seminars CE450 8. Semester 0 2 0 1 2
Pre-requisite Course(s)
CE399 Summer Practice I
Course Language English
Course Type Compulsory Departmental Courses
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Question and Answer.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Meriç YILMAZ
Course Assistants
Course Objectives History and main branches of civil engineering. Design principles for civil engineering structures and infrastructure components and systems. Role of civil engineering in society. Code of ethics.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Main branches of civil engineering education and profession are introduced to civil engineering students.
Course Content Discussion of ethical and professional aspects of Civil Engineering practice; a series of presentations by industry experts and faculty members.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Civil Engineering Education in general
2 Transportation Engineering
3 Structural Engineering
4 Geotechnical Engineering
5 Water Resources Engineering
6 Coastal and Harbor Engineering
7 Civil engineering materials
8 Testing in civil engineering
9 Midterm Exam
10 Design principles for civil engineering structures and infrastructure components and systems.
11 Role of civil engineering in society
12 Code of ethics
13 Presentations
14 Presentations
15 Final Exam Period
16 Final Exam Period


Other Sources 1. Special references are distributed by the visiting instructors.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 14 30
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation 1 15
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 25
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 30
Toplam 17 100
Percentage of Semester Work 40
Percentage of Final Work 60
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 Adequate knowledge in mathematics, science and engineering subjects pertaining to the relevant discipline; ability to use theoretical and applied knowledge in these areas in the solution of complex engineering problems.
2 Ability to formulate, and solve complex engineering problems; ability to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose.
3 Ability to design a complex system, process, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the desired result; ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose.
4 Ability to select and use modern techniques and tools needed for analyzing and solving complex problems encountered in engineering practice; ability to employ information technologies effectively.
5 Ability to design and conduct experiments, gather data, analyze and interpret results for investigating complex engineering problems or discipline specific research questions.
6 Ability to work efficiently in intra-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; ability to work individually.
7 Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; knowledge of a minimum of one foreign language; ability to write effective reports and comprehend written reports, prepare design and production reports, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear and intelligible instructions. X
8 Awareness of the need for lifelong learning; ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continue to educate him/herself. X
9 Knowledge on behavior according ethical principles, professional and ethical responsibility and standards used in engineering practices. X
10 Knowledge about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness in entrepreneurship, innovation; knowledge about sustainable development. X
11 Knowledge about the global and social effects of engineering practices on health, environment, and safety, and contemporary issues of the century reflected into the field of engineering; awareness of the legal consequences of engineering solutions. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 2 32
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 11 1 11
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 1 4 4
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 1 1
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 2 2
Total Workload 50