Postgraduate Diploma Course List

Compulsory Departmental Courses

Elective Courses



Compulsory Departmental Courses

CE 506 - Urban Hydraulics
• Basic Hydraulic Principles: Flow Characteristics - Energy Principle and its application • Importance and parts of water supply and drainage systems, municipal water demand. • Water resources and basic treatment of freshwater • Intakes and Pumping stations – general • Transmission lines • Water Storage – Reservoirs • Water Supply or distribution systems, analysis and design of water networks • Quantity of storm water, storm water drainage • Design of pumping stations for sanitary and storm sewer systems • Detention ponds

CE 589 - Graduation Seminar
Master's students with thesis option are expected to give a presentation on his/her thesis work at least one semester prior to his/her thesis defense

CE 598 - Special Studies on Thesis Subject
Research methodologies. Review of background knowledge. Academic reading.

CE 599-2 - Thesis
Research methodologies. Requirement Analysis. Design. Progress Report.

CE 599-3 - Thesis
Research methodologies. Requirement Analysis. Design. Progress Report.

Elective Courses

CE 505 - Design of Dams
The basic system components and site requirements for the design and construction of dams; fundamental principles underlying the design and construction of dams; the design principles, present applications, and various design criteria for dams. Development of guidance on the design, construction, and performance monitoring of and modifications to embankment dams.

CE 507 - Highway Materials and Mixture Design
Physical and chemical properties of asphalts. Tests on asphalts. Granular materials. Sieve analysis and specific gravity of coarse and fine aggregates. Marshall mix design method.

CE 508 - Computer Aided Highway Design
Introduction MicroStation CAD platform Introduction to InRoads platform Digital Terrain Model and Point Types Symbology and Feature Creation for DTM. Horizontal Alignment and Profile Extraction Vertical Alignment Typical Cross Sections Roadway Modeling Superelevation Final Evaluation of the course

CE 510 - Advanced Structural Steel Design
LRFD Design of Structural Steel Members, Built-Up Compression Members, Composite Flexural Members, Seismic Design

CE 516 - Geotechnical Site Characterization
Course covers the sub-surface investigation, standard penetration test, cone penetration test, dilatometer test , Vane shear test, resistivity.

CE 517 - Rock Mechanics
Stress and strain analysis; introductory elasticity; mechanical behaviour of rock and rock masses; rock testing; discontinuity deformation and slip; failure; in-situ state of stress; stresses around underground openings; rock mass classification; support design.

CE 518 - Slope Stability
Overview of slopes and stability concepts, examples of slope failure, causes of slope failures, review of soil mechanics principles and shear strength of soil: drained and undrained conditions, total and effective stress, drained and undrained shear strength, laboratory and field testing of earth materials for slope stability.

CE 519 - Advanced Structural Analysis
Introduction and summary of basic concepts, principle of virtual work, force method of analysis, displacement method of analysis, special techniques in analysis of structures with the stiffness method, introduction to finite element method.

CE 521 - Applied Solid Mechanics
Analysis of stress and strain, stress-strain relations, plane strain and plane stress problems, yield and failure criteria, unsymmetrical bending of beams, energy methods, buckling of columns, plastic behavior of structural members.

CE 522 - Tunneling
Introduction to tunneling, geological aspects of tunneling, tunneling methods: soft ground, rock or adverse ground conditions, ground treatment in tunneling, stresses and displacements associated with excavation of tunnels, design and support of tunnels, application of numerical analysis codes for tunneling.

CE 524 - Structural Systems
The classifications of structural systems, loads acting on structural system, structural requirements, reinforced concrete structures, steel structures, masonry structures, timber structures, composite structures.

CE 525 - Construction Planning and Cost Estimating
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.

CE 527 - Earthquake Engineering
Seismic ground motion, introduction to earthquakes, causes of earthquake, seismic waves, factors affecting earthquake motion at a site, prediction of motion at a site, recording and processing of earthquake ground motion; single degree of freedom systems, formulation of the equation of motion, free vibration analysis.

CE 529 - Irrigation and Drainage
Determination of irrigation module for the irrigation field , Determination of irrigation water discharge , Uniform flow in open canals , Uniform flow in pipeline , Open canal design , Pipe irrigation system design

CE 533 - Design of Coastal Structures
Introduction to coastal engineering, wave parameters and classification, wave transformation, wave generation and statistical analysis, design wave selection, wave-structure interactions, design of harbor structures, coastal sedimentation, design of shore protection structures, planning and design of coastal structures in Turkey.

CE 534 - Advanced Transportation Engineering
Safe Road Design Principles, Blackspot analysis, Safety Auditing on planned projects and on existing roads, The Conflict Technique.

CE 535 - Advanced Traffic Engineering
Speed, volume and density relationship. Measuring methods of basic traffic stream variables. Geometric Design for Traffic. Capacity and level of service analysis of expressways, divided and two lane highways. Accident analysis.

CE 542 - Advanced Materials of Construction
Mechanical and durability properties of construction materials, properties and microstructure of concrete in fresh and hardened state, microstructure, types and various aspects of steel, plastics and composites in construction, innovative materials of construction and the interaction of construction materials with the environment.

CE 543 - Advanced Concrete Materials
Cement, aggregates and admixtures for concrete, properties of concrete in fresh and hardened state, types and various aspects of concrete, durability characteristics of concrete, future of concrete studies and the interaction of concrete with the environment.

CE 550 - Prestressed Concrete
Introduction to prestressing, prestress losses, flexural analysis and design, composite construction, shear, torsion, deflections

CE 554 - Computer Applications in Geotechnical Engineering
Definition of geotechnical problems, preliminary studies and design consideration in geotechnical engineering, numerical methods, special topics in geotechnical engineering, exercises and case studies by using computer programs, use of computer programs in geotechnical engineering projects.

CE 556 - Design and Construction of Tall Building Systems
Overview of design philosophy and selection of the structural systems for tall buildings; criteria and loadings; structural modeling and analysis; structural and foundation design; fire safety engineering; construction planning and management of tall building projects.

CE 563 - International Construction Contracts
- Common law system in Anglo-American jurisdiction and its role in the development of construction contracts. - Modern Anglo-American and European contract law. - Legal meanings of common words in construction contracts. - Structure and breakdown of standard construction contracts. - Contractual documents. - Standard provisions as to the time of contract, cost of contract and advanced payment. - Provisions regarding the quality and acceptance of construction work fulfilled. - Fitness for purpose or reasonable skill? - Design issues. - Change orders. - Definition of fundamental and minor breeches of contract. - Relevant causes for time extensions. - Relevant causes for filing loss and expense claims. - Force Majeure clauses. - Difference between damages, liquidated damages and penalty. - Contractor’s rights in situations involving late or inadequate payment. - Termination of contract due to fundamental breeches. - Construction sub-contracts; their differences and similarities with main contracts. - Subcontractor’s responsibility to design. - The vital provisions of supply contracts.

CE 564 - Construction Scheduling and Cost Control
Introduction and some advanced studies in a computer application like MS Project, extensively used for construction scheduling and cost control. Time extension clauses in international construction contracts. Cause-Effect relationship to prove construction claims.

CE 566 - Advanced Mathematical Methods in Civil Engineering
First-, second- and higher-order linear ordinary differential equations, system of differential equations, power series solution of differential equations, Laplace transforms, partial differential equations, numerical integration and derivation, numerical solution of differential equations.

CE 567 - Computer Aided Analysis and Design in Structural Engineering
Introduction to Excel and Visual Basic, Excel and Visual Basic programming, fundamentals of Excel, database and pivot tables, design of reinforced concrete beams, design of reinforced concrete columns, userforms, analysis of reinforced concrete beams, design of steel beams and columns, introduction to SAP2000, simultaneous use of Excel with other programs.

CE 570 - Open Channel Hydraulics
Uniform flow, gradually varied flow, rapidly varied flow, and sediment transport in open channels.

CE 571 - Integrated Coastal Zone Management
Definition of coastal zone and its physical and ecological properties, coastal landforms, the global ocean and the climate system, coastal processes, coastal structures, pressures on the coast, coastal pollution, sustainability, integrated coastal zone management (ICZM) and ICZM in Turkey.

CE 573 - Coastal Hydraulics
Small amplitude wave theory, non-linear wave theories (Stokes, Cnoidal), solitary wave theory, water particle kinematics, wave transformations, wave height distribution and wave spectrum.

CE 599-1 - Thesis
Research methodologies. Requirement Analysis. Design. Progress Report.