Course Code: 5640492
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(1-4)
ECTS Credit: 6.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. TAMER TOPAL
Offered Semester: Spring Semesters.
Prerequisite: Set 1: 5640401 | 5640491
Set 2: 5640407 | 5640491
Set 3: 5640423 | 5640491
One of the sets above should be completed before taking GEOE492 GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN II .

Course Objective

The course objectives are: 1) Develop student’s ability to apply his/her knowledge in designing systems, components, and processes for solving geological engineering problems 2) Develop student’s project management abilities in handling geological engineering projects 3) Provide students with opportunities to learn and practice how to work in teams to solve basic design issues 4) Develop student’s ability to effectively communicate geological engineering problems 5) Increase awareness of the need for and ability to engage in life-long learning.

Course Content

Discipline dependent design course that involves the application of geological principles and engineering design concepts to the solution of geological engineering problems. Students are required to complete one or more projects individually or in small groups, starting from needs analysis to the preparation of plans for implementation. Engineering reports, complete with specifications, analyses, and results, are required.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, students will 1)prepare a proposal for the design of a project which will include a flow chart and time-table, 2)conduct need analyses and formulate alternative solutions to a design problem, 3)prepare a progress and a final report on their design problem, 4)defend their design project orally 5)prepare a poster of their design project