DEGREE PROGRAMMES

: Structural Engineering

General Description

History

The Civil Engineering program in İzmir was first started by the Ege Architecture and Engineering College, Buca-İzmir in 1963. The program was merged with the college of Engineering of Ege University in 1969. With reorganization of college of engineering, the civil engineering program continued as the School of Civil Engineering in 1978. With the initiation of Dokuz Eylul University, Civil Engineering Department, along with some other engineering departments formed the college of Engineering in 1982. Currently, the program offers BSCE, MSCE and Ph.D. degrees in the specialty areas of Geotechnical, Hydraulic and Water Resources, Structural Mechanics, Construction Materials and Transportation Engineering. The Civil Engineering Department offers normal and evening program since 1992. The enrollment to the normal program is 72 and to the evening program is 30. Currently, there are over 50 graduate students in the department. The faculty members of the department draw their research funds from wide range of funding agencies such as TUBİTAK; DPT, DEÜ Research Foundation, European Science Foundation and the USA NSF.

Qualification Awarded

M.Sc. in Structural Engineering

Level of Qualification

Second Cycle (Master's Degree)

Specific Admission Requirements

First Cycle (Bachelor's Degree) diploma; minimum score of 55 from the National Central Graduate Education Entrance Examination (ALES) in the related field; a minimum score of 65 from the graduate school entrance exam; a minimum score of 60 from the nation-wide Foreign Language Exam ( YDS ) or equivalent score from an exam accredited by YÖK or a minimum score of 65 from DEU School of Foreign Languages English Proficiency Test.

Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning (Formal, Non-Formal and Informal)

According to the Regulations of Dokuz Eylül University for Graduate Schools, students may be accepted for graduate transfer with the approval of the Department Directorate and decision of the Board of Directors of the Graduate School in case the student fulfills the graduate transfer regulations decided by the General Council of the Graduate School. Previously taken courses at another graduate programme with a successful grade may be recognized by the related programmes with the written request of the students including course contents and the transcript, and by the recommendation of the Department Directorates and by the decision of the Board of Directors. The courses taken by the outgoing Exchange students may have the recognition at the school either as compulsory or elective by the decision of the Board of Directors.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

2 years (excluding one year of English Preparatory School), 2 semesters per year, 16 weeks per semester, 120 ECTS in total.

Profile of the Programme

Educate and train students to design and production of structures for earthquake resistance; to gain knowledge and understanding the design of reinforced concrete shear-wall systems and steel structures; to gain knowledge the design processes of structure systems by using matrix methods, finite elements method and the fundamentals principles of structural dynamic; ability to take an active role in the design and application processes.
At the end of the first semester, students decide the branch to study about and advisors are appointed by the decision of the Commitee of Civil Engineering Department then The Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences Administration are officially notified.
Facilities for master's programme involve; working offices for master's students, laboratories of Transportation, Topography, Structural Mechanics, Materials of Construction, Geotechnical and Hydraulics Divisions.
Percentage of Courses Taught in English: 30%

Key Learning Outcomes

1   To be able to develop his/her information at the level of specialist in the civil engineering related topics based on the undergraduate qualification levels.
2   To be able to collect, interpret, apply, and evaluate the data.
3   To be able to expose the unpredictable and complex problems faced in practical applications.
4   To be able to use the information, problem solving and / or practical skills in interdisciplinary studies.
5   To be able to solve the problems by using appropriate research methods.
6   To be able to have a critical approach to the gained knowledge and skills at the level of his expertise field.
7   To be able to use at least one foreign language in a level to follow current developments.
8   To be able to have a systematic way to export the current developments and his/her work to the groups in and out of the field as written, oral and visual communication effectively.
9   To be able to use advanced information and communication technologies together with the required level of computer software.
10   To be able to use the theoretical and practical knowledge at the level of expertise.
11   To be able to interpret information obtained with integrating interdisciplinary knowledge and obtain new knowledge.

Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples

This degree enables the holder to exercise the profession in the public or private sector. Graduate students may work for various public and private companies, and/or some may continue doctorate programmes.

Public Sector:

Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning
Ministry of Energy
Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs
Ministry of Transportation, Maritime Affairs and Communications
Provincial Bank
Social Security Institution
Special Provincial Directorate of Administration
Municipalities
Chamber of Civil Engineers
Universities and Research Centers

Private Sector:

Office and Project Affairs
Construction and Field Works
R&D in Companies
Geotechnical Design and Application Projects
Contruction and Building Materials
Insulation Sectors
Consulting Companies

Access to Further Studies

May apply to third cycle programmes.

Course Structure Diagram with Credits

In addition to the compulsory courses of the programme, students register to elective courses appropriate for their thesis topic, on the consent of their supervisor. If necessary, on the consent of their supervisor, they can also register to courses from other programmes (from DEU or other universities). It is obligatory to register MAT5001 Applied Mathematics (3 0 0). The course can be taken either semester.
T: Theoretical P: Practice L: Laboratory
B: Spring Semester G: Fall Semester H: Full Year
1 .Semester:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
G 1 FBE 5555 SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH TECHNIQUES AND PUBLICATION ETHICS COMPULSORY 3 0 0 5
G 2 MAT 5101 APPLIED MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY 3 0 0 9
G 3 CIE 5098 M.SC. RESEARCH COMPULSORY 2 0 0 3
G 0 - ELECTIVE COURSE ELECTIVE - - - 13
TOTAL:   30
 
1 .Semester Elective:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
G 1 CIE 5005 ELASTIC STABILITY ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
G 2 CIE 5013 SHEAR-WALL SYSTEMS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
G 3 CIE 5015 PROJECT MANAGEMENT ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
G 4 CIE 5019 PLATE THEORY ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
G 5 CIE 5165 ADVANCED BEHAVIORAL ANALYSIS OF REINFORCED CONCRETE ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
G 6 CIE 5003 THEORY OF ELASTICITY ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
G 7 CIE 5069 STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 9
G 8 CIE 5007 MATRIX METHODS IN STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING ELECTIVE 3 0 0 9
G 9 CIE 5129 STRUCTURAL AND SEISMIC ANALYSES OF HISTORICAL STRUCTURES ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
G 10 CIE 5017 BEHAVIOR OF THE STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS IN THE ELASTIC ENVIRONMENT ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
 
2 .Semester:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
B 1 CIE 5096 M.SC. SEMINAR COMPULSORY 0 2 0 3
B 0 - ELECTIVE COURSE ELECTIVE - - - 27
TOTAL:   30
 
2 .Semester Elective:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
B 1 CIE 5002 ENGINEERING ANALYSIS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 9
B 2 CIE 5004 DYNAMICS STABILITY ELECTIVE 2 0 0 6
B 3 CIE 5010 THEORY OF PRESTRESSED CONCRETE ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
B 4 CIE 5012 OPTIMIZATION TECHNIQUES ELECTIVE 2 0 0 6
B 5 CIE 5150 THE USE OF POLYMER FIBERS IN STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING ELECTIVE 3 0 0 6
B 6 CIE 5006 FINITE ELEMENTS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
B 7 CIE 5102 SPECIAL TOPICS IN STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
B 8 CIE 5112 STABILITY AND VIBRATION PROBLEMS IN ROD SYSTEMS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 9
B 9 CIE 5018 PROTECTION OF REINFORCED CONCRETE FROM THE EXTERNAL DOMAINS ELECTIVE 2 0 0 6
 
3.Semester:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
G 1 CIE 5099 M.SC. THESIS COMPULSORY 0 0 0 30
TOTAL:   30
 
4.Semester:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
B 1 CIE 5099 M.SC. THESIS COMPULSORY 0 0 0 30
TOTAL:   30
 

Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

Related items of Dokuz Eylul University Regulations of Graduate Education and Exams and related items of Institute of Natural and Applied Sciences Regulations of Education and Code of Practicing Exams are applied for the exams and course grades.
The course evaluation criteria are defined for each course by the instructor(s) of the corresponding course and are given in the Course Description Form found in the information package.

Graduation Requirements

Second Cycle (Master's Degree) Programme with thesis is comprised of courses (at least 54 ECTS), a seminar (3 ECTS), M. Sc. Research (3 ECTS) and M. Sc. Thesis (60 ECTS), in total 120 ECTS credits. Students must have minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.50 / 4.00 and completed all the courses with at least CB / S / TP grades.

Mode of Study (Full-Time, Part-Time, E-Learning )

Full-time

Programme Director or Equivalent

Head of the Department : Prof.Dr.Gürkan ÖZDEN
E-Mail : gurkan.ozden@deu.edu.tr
Phone : +90 (232) 301 70 67 / +90 (232) 301 70 05
Post Address : DEÜ Mühendislik Fakültesi İnşaat Mühendisliği Bölümü Tınaztepe Kampüsü 35160 Buca/İZMİR