The civil engineering education at the middle east technical university

This paper reports the status of the Civil Engineering Department and the Civil Engineering undergraduate and graduate programs of the Middle East Technical University (METU). Information about: program objectives, admission process for students, evaluation and advising, undergraduate curriculum, laboratory and computer experience for students, student exchange, graduate programs, faculty, personnel and facilities are given in this paper.


Developing a strategic information system for construction companies
Güneş, Tanyeli; Dikmen Toker, İrem; Department of Civil Engineering (2008)
Problems and issues at project level have been the main concern of the construction management studies and construction professionals. Consequently, the long-term strategic issues at corporate level remained uncovered in construction companies. The complex and unique characteristics of the industrial context of construction also limited the adoption of strategic management concepts by the companies. Recently, however, changing business environment, increasing competition in construction arena and higher cli...
Main seismological features of recently compiled Turkish strong motion database
Erdoğan, Özgür; Akkar, Sinan D.; Department of Civil Engineering (2008)
In this thesis it is aimed to compile the Turkish strong-motion database for its efficient use in earthquake engineering and strong-motion seismology related studies. Within this context, the Turkish strong-motion database is homogenized in terms of basic earthquake source parameters (e.g. magnitude, style-of-faulting) as well as site classes and different source-to-site distance metrics. As part of this objective, empirical relationships for different magnitude scales are presented for further harmonizatio...
Evaluation of steel building design methodologies: TS648,Eurocode 3 and LRFD
Zervent, Altan; Yılmaz, Çetin; Department of Civil Engineering (2009)
The aim of this study is designing steel structures with the same geometry, material and soil conditions but in the different countries, and comparing these designs in terms of material savings. According to three steel building codes, namely TS 648, LRFD, Eurocode 3, same structures with various stories (2, 4, 6, 8, and 10) are analyzed and designed. To calculate the design loads, Turkish Earthquake Code 2007 and Turkish Standard 498 (Design Load for Buildings) are utilized when TS 648 is applied. When LRF...
A twenty two year experience in teaching process control and instrumentation
Tulunay, E (1997-07-16)
In the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department of the Middle East Technical University, Process Control and Instrumentation courses have been taught since 1974. The courses and the laboratory experiments have been basically designed by the author. Zn this paper this twenty-two year of experience between 1974-1996 is summarized Copyright (C) 1998 IFAC.
Building structure design as an integral part of architecture: A teaching model for students of architecture
Uenay, Ali Ihsan; Oezmen, Cengiz (Springer Science and Business Media LLC, 2006-09-01)
This paper explores the place of structural design within undergraduate architectural education. The role and format of lecture-based structure courses within an education system, organized around the architectural design studio is discussed with its most prominent problems and proposed solutions. The fundamental concept of the current teaching model in the Middle East Technical University (Ankara, Turkey) is quite appropriate for the education of future architects. If we consider that the main occupation o...
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E. Çokça, “The civil engineering education at the middle east technical university,” Ankara, Türkiye, 2005, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: