Course Code: 5640491
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(2-2)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. HALUK AKGÜN
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.
Prerequisite: Set 1: 5640327
The course set above should be completed before taking GEOE491 GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN I .

Course Objective

The objective of this course is to teach the learners the key concepts of engineering design and enable them to synthesize and understand geological engineering design processes and projects.

Course Content

Basic concepts in engineering and design. Engineering ethics. Needs and information analysis. Modeling and simulation. Problem solving and decision making. Engineering economical analysis. Project planning and scheduling. Optimization. Engineering reports, proposals and presentations. Health and safety. Case studies and design project proposals on the full range of geological engineering applications.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course unit, the learner is expected to understand the basic concepts of engineering design and the application of those design concepts to the full spectrum of geological engineering design problems/projects so that the learner will gain the theoretical knowledge and vision that is necessary for implementing the continuing course GEOE 492-Geological Engineering Design II, where he/she is required to complete a major engineering design project in small groups.