Course Descriptions


CVE 501  Advanced Engineering Mathematics                                                               (3-0) 8 The Laplace transform, Series solutions of Differential equations, Bessel and Legendre functions, Boundary-value problem and characteristic function representations, Fourier series, Solutions of  partial differential equations (Laplace, Diffusion and Wave Equations), Functions of a complex variable, Cauchy integral  formula, Conformal mapping and engineering applications.


CVE 502 Computational Methods in Engineering                                                          (3-0) 8

Mathematical modeling and engineering problem solving, MATLAB Programming,  Error Sources, Analysis of  errors, Roundoff and Truncation errors, Taylor Series , Roots of  equations (Newton-Raphson and secant methods), Linear algebraic equations,  Gaussian Elimination , Gauss-Seidel  Method,  Singular Value Decomposition, Curve fitting, Least squares regression,  Interpolation, Splines, Discrete Fourier transforms, Integration of equations,   Trapezoidal and Simpson rules , Applications from heat transfer, mechanics and electonics,   Ordinary differential equations , Runge-Kutta Methods, Partial differential equations , Solution of  parabolic  and elliptical equations by the finite difference method


CVE 597 Thesis  Seminar                                                                                                 (3-0) 4

Seminars will held by academics who conduct research in various areas of Civil Engineering and the students who make progress towards completion of their thesis.


CVE 598  Graduation Project                                                                                               14 ECTS

Students individually or in groups, choose, define, formulate, and resolve a real civil engineering problem, preferably from an industrial firm. Oral presentation and report required. An advisor will be assigned to supervise the students.


CVE 599  Master’s Thesis                                                                                           60 ECTS

Students individually prepare thesis under supervision of a faculty member. Thesis topic will be determined by a student and a faculty member who agrees to supervise the student.






CVE 503 Prestressed Reinforced Concrete Structures                                            (3-0) 8

Principles of prestressing, I, T and box sections, design criteria for buildings and bridges. Cracked concrete and steel stress calculations. Sectioning for cracked structures. Prestress losses. Composite beams and calculations for composite sections. Moment-curvature relationship and flexural design. Design applications for various structures.


CVE 504 Advanced Strutural Analysis                                                                     (3-0) 8
Constitutive equations of structural materials, fundamentals  of structural analysis and design, materially non-linear structures, distributed plasticity, linearization techniques, plastic hinge concepts, ultimate load, slope-deflection method, geometrically non-linear structures, second order theory, determination of buckling loads, influence lines.

CVE 505 Finite Elements Method                                                                            (3-0) 8

Pros and cons of finite elements method. Variational approach, Principal of minimum potential energy and virtual displacement methods. General approach to structural analysis. The shape functions. Parameter functions. Convergence requirements.


CVE 506 Structural Design of Tall Buildings                                                            (3-0) 8

Structural systems of tall building: gravity, lateral and foundation, behavior and design under wind loads, human perception of vibration and comfort, control methods for wind, behavior and design for seismic loads, international design approaches, reinforced concrete, steel and composite structural elements and design approaches.


CVE 510 Matrix Methods of Structural Analysis                                           (3-0) 8

Matrix methods of structural analysis in two and three dimensional bar structures. Stiffness properties of plane trusses, plane frames, space trusses and space frames. Study of computer programming techniques. Applications to selected problems.


CVE 511 Special Topics in Conservation of Cultural Heritage Structures              (3-0) 8

Topics include various problems, associated recent developments and international applications in the conservation of cultural heritage structures in civil engineering.


CVE 520 Soil Improvement Techniques                                                                  (3-0) 8

Foundation soil and its importance in geotechnical engineering. Soil improvement methods. Mechanical modification, dynamic compaction, vibrocompaction, field equipments for compaction. Gypsum and cement stabilization. Sand and stone columns. Soil improvement by vibroreplacement. Modification by admixtures; cement, lime, fly ash, polymer stabilization. Injection in soils and rocks. Modification by inclusions and confinement. In-situ evaluation of soil improvement and monitoring.


CVE 521 Environmental Geotechnics                                                                      (3-0) 8

Hydraulic conductivity phenomenon in soils. Hydraulic conductivity determination in the field and laboratory. Soil/waste interaction. Design of waste containment facilities. Remediation techniques. Utilization of wastes in construction. Geosynthetics usage in landfills and waste containment facilities. Energy piles. Storage of industrial wastes and the importance of the usage of various chemical waste products in geotechnical engineering.


CVE 522 Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering                                                     (3-0) 8

Introduction to seismology and earthquakes. Ground motion and seismic hazard analysis. Fundamentals of soil dynamics and vibrations. Wave propagation in elastic, layered, saturated media. Soil response to earthquake motion. Dynamic soil properties. Liquefaction. Seismic slope stability analysis. Seismic design of retaining walls.


CVE 523 Designing with Geosynthetics                                                                   (3-0) 8

History of geosynthetics. Mechanical, chemical and hydraulic properties of geosynthetics. Application procedures. Usage of geosynthetics in highway and railway applications. Designing retaining walls and embankments reinforced with geosynthetics. Designing pond and canal liners, reservoir covers, landfill liners by using geosynthetics.


CVE 524 Soil Dynamics                                                                                             (3-0) 8

Vibration Principles, Introduction to Earthquakes and Response Spectra; Dynamic Soil Parameters; Dynamic Earth Pressure; Dynamic Behavior of Cohesive Soils under Cyclic Loading; Liquefaction; Site Amplification and Microzonation


CVE 525 Advanced Foundation Engineering                                                           (3-0) 8

Foundations. Site Exploration, Sampling, In-situ Measurements. Shallow Foundations. Lateral Earth Pressure and Retaining Walls. Sheet Pile Walls. Braced Cuts. Pile Foundations. Foundations on Difficult Soils. Reinforced Earth Structures. Soil Improvement. Design of Foundations for Vibration Control.


CVE 530 Nonlinear Time Series Analysis                                                                (3-0) 8

Characterization of dynamical systems, autocorrelation function, power spectrum, Lyapunov exponents, chaotic approach, determination of a phase space dimension, reconstruction of a phase space, determination of optimum embedding parameters,  mutual information function, false nearest neighbors method, determination of an attractor dimension, prediction of nonlinear time series, singular spectrum analysis, support vector regression, entropy, Bayesian maximum entropy, reconstruction of  dynamical systems.


CVE 531 Modeling Solar and Wind Energy Sources                                               (3-0) 8

Characteristics of renewable energy systems, determination of solar and wind energy potential, design and construction of solar and wind energy systems, cost-benefit analysis, persistence and discontinuity in solar and wind energy, spatial and temporal analysis of solar and wind energy, geostatistical models, mapping methods of solar and wind energy, prediction methods, hybrid systems.


CVE 532 Data Mining                                                                                               (3-0) 8

Statistical inference, exploratory analysis, regression, statistical models, database systems, data transformation, data classification, decision trees, regression trees, the nearest k-neighbor algorithm, data clustering, the nearest and farthest neigbor algorithm, apriori algorithm, conditional probability, Bayes Theorem, classification and prediction methods based on optimization, machine learning.


CVE 533 Hydroclimatology                                                                                      (3-0) 8

Global climate system, mathematical equations of weather and climate, global energy balance, general circulation, global water cycle, mechanisms which affect on climate, feedback mechanisms, climate system modeling, hydrological modeling, hydroclimatic variables analysis, climate and hydrology of Mediterranean basin.


CVE 534 Water Resources Systems                                                                         (3-0) 8

Water resources, production function, cost-benefit analysis, real-time and multiobjective optimization, linear programming, dynamic programming, desicion theory, flood control and cost-benefit analysis on hydroelectric projects, optimality conditions, risk mitigation, river basin planning.


CVE 535 Hydroinfomatics                                                                                        (3-0) 8

Hydroinformatics systems, basic principles in management of water, input data and simulation models, hardware and software for hydraulic data  collection, distribution, interpretation and analysis, object-oriented modelling, data mining, WWW technology, artificial neural network, nonlinear systems, Chaos Theory, geographic information systems and applications, basic differential equations and approaches, flow in saturated porous media, unsaturated zone hydraulics, visualization, transformation, analysis and modelling of data.


CVE 540 Intelligent Transportation Systems                                                          (3-0) 8

Architecture of Intelligent Transportation Systems, Multimodal Travel Management Systems, Traffic Management Systems, Incident Management and Emergency Management Systems, Advanced Travel Management and Traveller Information Systems, Electronic Payment Systems and Congestion Pricing,  Vehicle-based Safety and Control Systems,Dynamic Route Guidance .


CVE 541 Traffic Flow Theory                                                                                   (3-0) 8

Fundamentals of Traffic Flow Variables and Characteristics, Theories of traffic flow modelling, Macroscopic scale, Kinematic wave theory,  High order continuum models, Cell Transmission model, Microscopic scale, Mesoscopic modelling, Dynamic Network Loading.


CVE 542 Transportation Models                                                                             (3-0) 8

Transport planning and modelling; general problems in modelling transport- Household travel surveys. Sampling and sampling errors. Trip generation modelling: Regression analysis , Trip distribution modelling ,Modal-split modelling, Assignment models, Network equilibrium.


CVE 550 Professional Construction Management                                                 (3-0) 8

Project delivery systems, construction management concept from owners’ perspective, project management organization, design and construction processes, utilization of labor, material and equipment, cost estimation, bidding and contract administration, construction planning, scheduling techniques, cost monitoring, control and accounting, economic evaluation of facility investments, quality control and safety applications during construction, project information systems.





ME 503  Advanced Fluid Mechanics                                                                                  (3-0) 8 Conservation of mass, momentum and energy, Constitutive equations, Circulation and vorticity, Stream tubes, Vortex tubes, Kelvin’s theorem, Bernoulli equation,  Crocco’s equation, Complex potential, source, sink, doublet, Circular cylinder with and without circulation, Conformal transformations, Kutta condition, Sokes stream function, Three-dimensional potential  flow solutions, Propagation of small amplitude waves, Some exact soutions of viscous incompressible flow, Low Reynolds number solutions, Boundary Layer flows.


ME 506   Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics                                         (3-0)8Application areas of Computational Fluid Dynamics,   CFD solution procedure (Pre-processing,  numerical  solution, post processing,  Governing equations (Conservation and Turbulence) and boundary conditions,   Solution of two-dimensional flow in a channel and  flow over  an airfoil. Basic  CFD Techniques (Finite difference, finite volume),   Dicretization of equations, Solution of,  SIMPLE technique,   Stability, convergence and accuracy,  Solution of flow in  a heated/cooled cubical cavity,   Practical Guidelines for CFD simulation and analysis,  Some advanced topics in CFD


ME  515    Dynamics of Nonlinear Systems                                                                  (3-0)8 Introduction; types of nonlinearities in mechanical systems; solution of nonlinear differential equations; linearization and Jacobians; state and phase plane analysis; singular points and their classification; state trajectories; limit cycle analysis; stability of limit cycles; Poincaré index; approximation methods; perturbation methods; Lyapunov stability analysis


ME 519   Biomaterials                                                                                                      (3-0) 8

During this course classes of materials used in medicine will be investigated. Polymers, metals, ceramics, glasses and composites made from them. Natural materials, medical fibers and biotextiles, bioresorbable and bioerodable materials. Physicochemical surface modification of materials used in medicine, application of materials in medicine, orthopedic applications, dental implantation, biomedical sensors and biosensors, cardiovascular medical devices


IT 574 Engineering and Technology Management                                                   (3-0) 8

Modern engineering management theory; concepts and processes applied to the management of technical and scientific organizations; general systems theory; management and the systems concept; evaluation, control and analysis of systems; strategic planning and management; managing technical professionals; managing technological change and innovation; technology entrepreneurship; project management; resource allocation and scheduling; risk assessment; organizational design, and leadership.


IT 576 Engineering Economics and Introduction to Financial Engineering               (3-0) 8

Economic and financial aspects of the engineering decision making process; time value of money, theory of interest, basic interest formulas; annual, present and future worth analysis; internal and external rates of return; depreciation and taxes; multiple investment/project alternatives; fixed-income securities; risk aversion and investments with uncertain returns; bonds, futures and options; term structure of interest rates; mean-variance portfolio theory, Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM); factor models; models of asset dynamics; exchange rate derivative instruments; optimal portfolio growth; relevant computer analysis and programming skills.

MAN 574 Project Management                                                                                 (3-0) 8

Concept and principles of project management; project life cycle; break down structures of work, organization and costs; managing project scope, schedule and resources; graphical presentations and precedence diagramming: Gantt charts, network diagrams; critical path method (CPM) and program evaluation and review technique (PERT); trade-off analysis; role of project managers.


MAN 514 Change and Innovation Management                                                      (3-0) 8

Core concepts in change and innovation management; drivers of change, diagnosing the need for change; types of change and innovation; process models of change and innovation; organizational inertia and resistance to change; implementation strategies and managing the transition; the role of leadership in change and innovation management; stakeholder management in organizational change; the role of team management in change management.


HUK 523 International Intellectual Property Law                                                       (3-0)8

This course aims to introduce students to the legal framework regarding with the protection of the intellectual property rights and in this context, also to inform students with the practices of copyright and related rights, trademarks, patents, industrial designs and utility models.


ECE 501  Probability Theory and Applications                                                                 (3-0)8 History of probability and statistics; axiomatic definitions of probability; Probability spaces; combinatorial analysis; random variables and vectors; continuous, discrete and composite distributions; distribution functions, density functions, standard distributions; mean, variance and higher-order moments; independence and conditional probability; joint, marginal and conditional distributions; covariance and correlation; sampling distributions; expectations and the Central Limit Theorem; moment generating functions and characteristic functions; random walks and Poisson processes; relevant computer analysis and programming skills and visual data presentation methods.


ECE 502  Statistics Theory and Applications                                                                     (3-0)8 Concepts of descriptive statistics; univariate analysis: sample distribution, central tendency, scattering; two-variable and multivariate analysis: scatter diagram, covariance, correlation, causality; concepts, theory and techniques of inferential statistics; hypothesis testing; similarity and comparison of two samples; distribution fitting on sample data; linear and nonlinear regression, analysis of variance (ANOVA); multivariate models and factor analysis. 

ECE 503 Optimization Methods I                                                                                      (3-0)8 Optimization problem modeling concepts; mathematical program formulation; linear programming; Simplex method; sensitivity analysis; duality and Dual Simplex Method; transportation, assignment and transshipment models; network models and Network Simplex method; revised Simplex method; column generation; Dantzig-Wolfe decomposition; integer programming; Branch-and-Bound method, implicit enumeration, Cutting Plane method, Branch-and-Cut method; relevant computer analysis and programming skills.


ECE 525 Advanced Artificial Intelligence                                                                           (3-0)8

An introduction to general problem solving methods in AI; search techniques; games and heuristic methods; knowledge representation; fuzzy logic; logical reasoning; uncertainty and probabilistic reasoning; programming languages used in design and implementation of intelligent systems.


ECE 531 Advanced Digital Signal Processing                                                                    (3-0)8

Advanced level linear time invariant systems and their stability and causality analysis; discrete time Fourier transforms; transform analysis of advanced LTI systems; analysis of Finite Impulse Response (FIR) and Infinite Impulse Response (IIR) systems; advanced digital filter design techniques; Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT) and its computations,  analysis of speech processing and image processing applications in details.


ECE 535 Neural Networks                                                                                                     (3-0)8

Introduction to cognitive science; neuron model; basic neural network architectures and characteristics; network learning types; single and multilayer perceptrons; static and dynamic network architectures; Hopfield model; Radial Basis Function networks; neural network applications.


ECE 553  Robust Control Systems                                                                                       (3-0)8

Basic information and concepts; modeling in linear feedback control systems; uncertainty and robustness; robust stability and performance; loop-shaping policies; model mapping; introduction to H_infinity control design.


ECE 554 Adaptive Control Systems                                                                                     (3-0)8

Lyapunov-based adaptive control methods; systems with uncertainties; methods for coping with uncertainties; non-model-based and model-based methods; changes in adaptive controllers to improve performance; model referenced adaptive control; direct and indirect adaptive control structures; external systems; artificial neural networks.


ECE 581 System Simulation and Analysis                                                                          (3-0)8 Introduction to simulation modeling, developing discrete event simulation models of dynamic and stochastic systems; input data analysis, distribution fitting, Kolmogoro-Smirnov and Chi-square goodness-of-fit tests, model validation and verification, output data analysis, finding out the appropriate number of replication, methods to estimate warm-up period; comparison of systems using simulation; ranking and selection methods; optimization via simulation (metaheuristics, response surface methodology, metamodeling, gradient-based approaches); developing computer models using ARENA software.