Civil Engineering Graduate Program with Thesis Course List

Compulsory Departmental Courses

Elective Courses



Compulsory Departmental Courses

CE 589 - Graduation Seminar
Master`s students presentation on thesis work at least one semester prior to thesis defense.

CE 597 - Master's Thesis
Research methodologies, requirement analysis, design, progress report.

MDES 600 - Research methodology
Rigorous, scholarly research, particularly theses or dissertations. Literature review, surveys, meta-analysis, empirical research design, formulating research questions, theory building, qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis methods, validity, reliability, triangulation, building evidences, writing research proposal

Elective Courses

CE 505 - Design of Dams
Introduction to soil and rock type, earth-fill dams, seepage through dams, rock-fill dams, rcc, arch dams, membrane-faced dams, design of grout curtain, spillways, diversion tunnels and slope stability of dams.

CE 506 - Urban Hydraulics
Summary of both pipe and open channel flows, municipal water demands and components, analysis and design of water supply systems, analysis and design of sewerage systems, the storm flow analysis and design of elements of surface drainage systems, detention ponds.

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 to 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 511 - Design and Construction of Transprotation Facilities
Transportation systems, geometric design of transportation facilities based on operational capacity, site constraints, and safety considerations, pavement design and rehabilitation, terminals as components of transportation systems engineering, operations planning and construction of transportation systems.

CE 512 - Principles of Geographic Infırmation Systems
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.

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
Principle of Virtual Work, force method of analysis, displacement method of analysis, special techniques in analysis of structures with 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: art and engineering, 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

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 geotechnics, finite element method, Plaxis, exercises and case studies are based on the Plaxis computer programs, solving geotechnical problems by Plaxis.

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
Legal and contractual terminology in construction contracts, EPC and PC 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 completed.

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.