FACULTY OF ENGINEERINGGEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING


Undergraduate Program

General Information on Undergraduate Program

Geological Engineering requires integration of geological science and engineering principles and methods for the recognition, analysis and solution of various engineering problems which require professional and specialized geological investigations. Geological Engineering encompasses professional engineering application of geology to mineral resources (both metallic and non-metallic) exploration; identification and evaluation of problems associated with surface and underground construction works, site investigation; exploration of construction material sources; development and management of groundwater resources; earthquake hazard assessment; groundwater contamination and environmental impact assessment; and identification and remediation of natural hazards.
Field applications associated with the Departmental Undergraduate Courses are carried out in or out of Ankara City boundaries either as daily trips or as field camps within the semester.
GEOE 327 “Field Geological Mapping” course includes additional field training that is carried out in or out of Ankara City boundaries either as daily trips or as field camps following final exams of the Spring Semester.
The undergraduate program of the Geological Engineering Department is accredited by ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, USA).

Undergraduate Curriculum

 

FIRST YEAR

First Semester

Course Code Course Name METU Credit Theoretical
(h/w)
Laboratory
(h/w)
ECTS
Credit
PHYS105 GENERAL PHYSICS I 4 3 2 6.5
CHEM111 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I 4 3 2 6.0
MATH119 CALCULUS WITH ANALYTIC GEOMETRY 5 4 2 7.5
GEOE105 INTRODUCTION TO GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING 0 2 0 3.0
ENG101 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES I 4 4 0 6.0
IS100 INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS 0 0 2 1.0


Second Semester

Course Code Course Name METU Credit Theoretical
(h/w)
Laboratory
(h/w)
ECTS
Credit
PHYS106 GENERAL PHYSICS II 4 3 2 6.5
CHEM112 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II 4 3 2 6.0
MATH120 CALCULUS OF FUNCTIONS OF SEVERAL VARIABLES 5 4 2 7.5
CE101 CIVIL ENGINEERING DRAWING 3 2 2 4.0
ENG102 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES II 4 4 0 6.0

 

SECOND YEAR

Third Semester

Course Code Course Name METU Credit Theoretical
(h/w)
Laboratory
(h/w)
ECTS
Credit
MATH219 INTRODUCTION TO DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS 4 4 0 7.0
ES221 ENGINEERING MECHANICS I 3 3 0 5.0
GEOE209 PHYSICAL GEOLOGY 3 2 2 5.0
GEOE213 MINERALOGY 4 2 4 5.0
HIST2201 PRINCIPLES OF KEMAL ATATÜRK I 0 2 0 2.0
            RESTRICTED ELECTIVE *
            NONTECHNICAL ELECTIVE **


Fourth Semester

Course Code Course Name METU Credit Theoretical
(h/w)
Laboratory
(h/w)
ECTS
Credit
HIST2202 PRINCIPLES OF KEMAL ATATÜRK II 0 2 0 2.0
ES224 STRENGTH OF MATERIALS 3 3 0 5.0
GEOE208 MAPWORK 3 2 2 5.0
GEOE210 PETROGRAPHY 3 1 4 5.0
GEOE214 PRINCIPLES OF STRATIGRAPHY 3 2 2 5.0
CENG230 INTRODUCTION TO C PROGRAMMING 3 2 2 4.0
ENG211 ACADEMIC ORAL PRESENTATION SKILLS 3 3 0 4.0

 

THIRD YEAR

Fifth Semester

Course Code Course Name METU Credit Theoretical
(h/w)
Laboratory
(h/w)
ECTS
Credit
GEOE300 SUMMER PRACTICE I 0 0 0 4.0
GEOE303 GEOPHYSICAL PROSPECTING 3 3 0 5.0
GEOE309 HISTORICAL GEOLOGY AND PALEONTOLOGY 4 3 2 6.0
GEOE313 STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY 3 2 2 5.0
MINE317 INTRODUCTION TO ROCK MECHANICS 3 2 2 5.0
TURK303 TURKISH I 0 2 0 2.0
            RESTRICTED ELECTIVE ***
            NONTECHNICAL ELECTIVE **


Sixth Semester

Course Code Course Name METU Credit Theoretical
(h/w)
Laboratory
(h/w)
ECTS
Credit
ES303 STATISTICAL METHODS FOR ENGINEERS 3 3 0 5.0
CE364 SOIL MECHANICS 3 2 2 5.0
CE374 FLUID MECHANICS 3 3 0 5.0
GEOE318 GEOCHEMICAL THERMODYNAMICS 3 3 0 5.0
GEOE326 FIELD GEOLOGY 2 2 0 3.5
GEOE327 FIELD GEOLOGICAL MAPPING 3 0 6 6.5
TURK304 TURKISH II 0 2 0 2.0

 

FORTH YEAR

Seventh Semester

Course Code Course Name METU Credit Theoretical
(h/w)
Laboratory
(h/w)
ECTS
Credit
GEOE400 SUMMER PRACTICE II 0 0 0 4.0
GEOE401 MINERAL DEPOSITS 3 2 2 5.0
GEOE407 ENGINEERING GEOLOGY 3 2 2 5.0
GEOE423 HYDROGEOLOGY 3 2 2 5.0
GEOE425 COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN GEO.ENG. 3 2 2 5.0
GEOE491 GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN I 3 2 2 5.0


Eighth Semester

Course Code Course Name METU Credit Theoretical
(h/w)
Laboratory
(h/w)
ECTS
Credit
GEOE492 GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN II 3 1 4 6.0
            FREE ELECTIVE
            TECHNICAL ELECTIVE ****
            TECHNICAL ELECTIVE ****
            TECHNICAL ELECTIVE ****
            TECHNICAL ELECTIVE ****

 

h/w = hours per week

 

*ECON210 Principles of Economics / CE231 Engineering Economy

**For more information about non-technical elective courses:http://muhfd.metu.edu.tr/nte-courses

***GEOE304 Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology / GEOE310 Sedimentary Petrology

****At least two of four technical elective courses must be from following engineering design credit including courses.

 


 

Course Code

Course Name

Design Credit

5640402

MINERAL DEPOSITS OF TURKEY

 

5640404

GEOLOGY OF TURKEY

 

5640406

EARTHQUAKE GEOLOGY

YES

5640408

GEOMORPHOLOGY

 

5640409

PHOTOGEOLOGY

YES

5640410

PETROLEUM GEOLOGY

 

5640412

EXPLORATION AND MINING GEOLOGY

 

5620413

INTRODUCTION TO GIS

 

5640414

ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY

YES

5640416

MICROPALEONTOLOGY

 

5640417

METAMORPHIC PETROGRAPHY

 

5640418

GEOCHEMISTRY

 

5640419

GEMOLOGY

 

5640420

GEOSTATISTICS

YES

5640422

COAL GEOLOGY

 

5640424

GEOTHERMAL SYSTEMS

YES

5640428

INDUSTRIAL ROCKS AND MINERALS

 

5640429

GEOWRITING

 

5640430

GROUNDWATER & WELL HYDRAULICS

YES

5640431

INTRODUCTION TO REMOTE SENSING

 

5640432

HYDROGEOCHEMISTRY &WATER QUALITY

YES

5640433

MARINE GEOLOGY

 

5640434

IGNEOUS PETROGRAPHY

 

5640435

EXPLORATION&DEV.OF GROUNDWATER RESOURC

YES

5640436

STRATIGRAP.&PALEONTOLO.ANALY. IN EXPLO

YES

5640437

GEOMECHANICS

YES

5640438

ENGINEERING GEOLOGICAL MAPPING

YES

5640441

APPLIED MINERAL SCIENCE

 

5640443

AERIAL THEMATIC MAPPING

YES

5640445

AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY

YES

5620446

PROPERTIES OF FRESH & HARDENED CONCRETE

 

5640447

DIGITAL TERRAIN ANALYSIS

YES

5640480

MANAGEMENT IN GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING

YES

5650446

APPLIED ROCK MECH.: UNDERGROUND STRUCT.

 

5660352

WELL LOGGING