FACULTY OF ENGINEERINGCIVIL ENGINEERING

General Information on Undergraduate Program

GENERAL INFORMATION: The curriculum of the Civil Engineering Department is planned to
provide a sound professional education for the students. After completing their first-year courses in basic
sciences, students are offered courses in Applied Mechanics, Hydraulics, Hydromechanics, Coastal and
Harbour Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Structures, Earthquake Engineering, Geodesy, Transportation
Engineering, Materials, Construction Engineering and Management fields. Courses in mathematics, computer
programming and non-technical subjects are also obligatory in the program. Throughout their studies, students
are encouraged to take part in applied and theoretical research, as well as in practical professional training.

Mission Statement for our Unit / Department.
• To provide the most high quality undergraduate and graduate education in the area of Civil
Engineering in our country so as to turn students possessing high potential into graduates with
maximum added value
• Without neglecting the international standard and dimension, to conduct high level research projects
giving priority to the needs of Turkish industry, providing mobility to intellectual capital and to merge
them with graduate educational activities
• To share and disseminate accumulated expert knowledge for use in the solution of problems faced by
institutions in the relevant sector and by society
• To ensure the continuous provision of quality both in necessary physical conditions and in human
resources in order to fulfill educational, research and public service duties

Vision Statement for our Unit / Department:
Our future is our difference, our difference is our future.
• Being conscious of the necessity of efficiency, to continuously review, starting from within the
University, our responsibilities to society, to the country, to our profession, to science and to humanity
• To create required methods and mechanisms for the swift and effective transfer into the curriculum
and research topics of the latest developments in technology, knowledge access and information
processing
• To take account of the ethical, social, cultural, environmental and economic aspects of the profession
as much as to the technical dimension in all educational and research activities
• To plan for the future and to adapt to innovation
• To uphold the positive traditional qualities that have undeniably contributed to the present successful
position
• To equip students with the knowledge, ability and creative thinking required for the identification,
solution, synthesis and design of civil engineering problems
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• To exert attention so that research activities in addition to being suitable for the needs of our country
should also be pioneering studies that contribute to the profession and to science
• To transfer and share the accumulation of knowledge firstly for the benefit of our country and in
general for the benefit and development of all humanity
• To always improve and develop the required physical environment for education and research
• In short, in all areas of endeavor, with students, faculty, administrative staff and graduates to be
always the pioneer, the leader and to strive for perfection
It is this will and effort that makes METU Civil Engineering Department different from others. For this reason,
What makes our future is our difference, what makes us different is our future.

PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES:
The bachelor’s program graduates of METU Civil Engineering Department:
• Work as experts, technical staff or project managers in the area of civil engineering in the leading
companies of private sector or governmental institutions.
• Have successful research identities and academic careers in civil engineering related departments of
national and international universities.
• Come to the forefront in their careers with their lifelong learning habits and research abilities.
• They are preferred in international projects due to their communication and leadership skills.

STUDENT OUTCOMES:
a. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
b. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
c. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.
d. An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
e. An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
f. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
g. An ability to communicate effectively.
h. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and
societal context.
i. Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
j. Knowledge of contemporary issues.
k. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

The Civil Engineering undergraduate program was accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
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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
CHEM107 GENERAL CHEMISTRY 4 3 2 6.0
MATH119 CALCULUS WITH ANALYTIC GEOMETRY 5 4 2 7.5
CE101 CIVIL ENGINEERING DRAWING 3 2 2 4.0
ENG101 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES I 4 4 1 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
MATH120 CALCULUS OF FUNCTIONS OF SEVERAL VARIABLES 5 4 2 7.5
CE102 INTRODUCTION TO CIVIL ENGINEERING 0 2 0 2.0
GEOE104 GEOLOGY FOR CIVIL ENGINEERING 3 3 0 5.0
CENG230 INTRODUCTION TO C PROGRAMMING 3 2 2 4.0
ENG102 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES II 4 4 1 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
ES202 MATHEMATICS FOR ENGINEERS 3 3 0 5.0
CE221 ENGINEERING MECHANICS I 3 3 0 5.0
CE231 ENGINEERING ECONOMY 3 3 0 5.0
CE241 MATERIALS SCIENCE 3 2 2 4.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
HIST2201 PRINCIPLES OF KEMAL ATATÜRK I 0 2 0 2.0
HIST2205 HISTORY OF THE TURKISH REVOLUTION I 0 2 0 2.0
            NONTECHNICAL ELECTIVE

Fourth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Theoretical
(h/w)
Laboratory
(h/w)
ECTS
Credit
CE204 UNCERTAINTY AND DATA ANALYSIS 3 3 0 5.0
CE222 ENGINEERING MECHANICS II 3 3 0 5.0
CE224 MECHANICS OF MATERIALS 4 3 2 5.0
CE272 FLUID MECHANICS 3 3 0 5.0
ENG211 ACADEMIC ORAL PRESENTATION SKILLS 3 3 1 4.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
HIST2202 PRINCIPLES OF KEMAL ATATÜRK II 0 2 0 2.0
HIST2206 HISTORY OF THE TURKISH REVOLUTION II 0 2 0 2.0
            NONTECHNICAL ELECTIVE

THIRD YEAR

Fifth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Theoretical
(h/w)
Laboratory
(h/w)
ECTS
Credit
CE300 SUMMER PRACTICE I 0 0 0 4.0
CE305 NUMERICAL METHODS FOR ENGINEERS 3 3 0 5.0
CE353 PRINCIPLES OF TRANSPORTATION&TRAFFIC E 4 3 2 5.0
CE363 SOIL MECHANICS 4 3 2 5.0
CE372 HYDROMECHANICS 4 3 2 6.0
CE383 STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS 3 3 0 5.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
TURK105 TURKISH I 0 4 0 2.0
TURK201 ELEMENTARY TURKISH 0 2 0 2.0
TURK303 TURKISH I 0 2 0 2.0

Sixth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Theoretical
(h/w)
Laboratory
(h/w)
ECTS
Credit
CE332 CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING &MANAGEMENT 3 3 0 5.0
CE344 MATERIALS OF CONSTRUCTION 4 3 2 6.0
CE366 FOUNDATION ENGINEERING I 3 2 2 4.0
CE378 WATER RESOURCES ENGINEERING 4 4 0 6.0
CE382 REINFORCED CONCRETE FUNDAMENTALS 3 3 0 5.0
CE388 FUNDAMENTALS OF STEEL DESIGN 3 3 0 5.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
TURK106 TURKISH II 0 4 0 2.0
TURK202 INTERMEDIATE TURKISH 0 2 0 2.0
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
CE400 SUMMER PRACTICE II 0 0 0 4.0
CE410 CIVIL ENGINEERING DESIGN 3 2 2 7.0
            RESTRICTED ELECTIVE
            RESTRICTED ELECTIVE
            RESTRICTED ELECTIVE
            FREE ELECTIVE

Eighth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Theoretical
(h/w)
Laboratory
(h/w)
ECTS
Credit
            RESTRICTED ELECTIVE
            RESTRICTED ELECTIVE
            RESTRICTED ELECTIVE
            TECHNICAL ELECTIVE
            TECHNICAL ELECTIVE

h/w = hours per week