246 GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING (Evening Classes)

GENERAL INFORMATION
Department of Geological Engineering was established in 1994 at Kınıklı Campus. Although has a short history, the department developed itself in terms of the number of faculty members and laboratory facilities and became one of the important departments in our country. 18 faculty members, 6 research assistants, 3 specialists, one administrative and three technical staff have been working in the department. Various, local, national and international projects completed and some of them are still being carried out, detailed information about projects can be found on the personal web pages.

Objective
Geological Engineering encompasses the professional engineering applications of geology to mineral resources research and exploration, surface and underground engineering construction problems, groundwater and geothermal energy development and related problems. Geological Engineering requires the integration of geological science and engineering principles and methods, beyond the concepts of geology as a science, for the recognition, analysis is and solution of various engineering problems which require professional and specialized geological investigations.


Admission Requirements
Students, who want to register to the Department of Geological Engineering, have to ensure the the success conditions of one of the following exams: University Entrance (LYS), horizontal passing or vertical passing.

Graduation Requirements
Students are required to complete all compulsory and elective courses in the curriculum successfully with no failing grades, including compulsory practical trainings, and have a minimum CGPA requirement as stated in Pamukkale University’s undergraduate program guidance.

Career Opportunties
Any student graduated from geological engineering can apply for, marble industry, soil test sector, geothermal prospection, hydrogeological prospection, water qualification manegement, ore deposit prospection.The graduates can work at some government office as İller Bankası, ETİBANK, MTA, DSİ,İL ÖZEL İDARELERİ, BELEDİYELER, TPAO.

Qualification Awarded
Geological Engineering

Level of Qualification
First Cycle (Bachelor's Degree)

Recognition of Prior Learning


Qualification Requirements and Regulations
Students are required to complete all compulsory and elective courses in the curriculum successfully with no failing grades, including compulsory practical trainings, and have a minimum CGPA requirement as stated in Pamukkale University’s undergraduate program guidance.

Access to Further Studies
Candidates who have successfully completed their undergraduate studies can study in post-graduate programs provided that they receive valid grades from ALES and have sufficient knowledge of English.

Mode of Study
Full Time

Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
Measurement and evaluation methods that is applied for each course, is detailed in "Course Structure&ECTS Credits".

Contact (Programme Director or Equivalent)
PositionName SurnamePhoneFaxE-Mail
HEAD OF DEPARTMENT Prof. Dr. HALİL KUMSAR+90 258 296 3366 hkumsar@pau.edu.tr
DEPUTY HEAD OF DEPARTMENT Assoc. Prof. Dr. BARIŞ SEMİZ+90 258 296 3402 bsemiz@pau.edu.tr


PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
1Differential equations to include math, calculus-based physics, general chemistry qualification
2Ability to application of math, physics and chemistry knowledges to solution of geological problems
3To obtain general information about Geophysical methods and understanding the main methods and evaluation a geophysical report
4The general ability of recognition, interpretation of environmental conditions and prediction of the about ages of the sedimentary rocks
5Ability to prepare a geologic map in the field, having knowledge about field geology, preparing cross sections from a geologic map and applications of map and section data to solution of a problem
6Understanding and interpretations of geological principles and processes
7Ability to animate and solution of three dimensional geological problems
8Sufficiency in statics, strength and engineering mechanics and applicability of those recoveries in the solution of geological problems
9Ability to make probability calculations in geological engineering applications and applications of statistical methods to solution of geological problems
10Ability to application at least one of; surveying, quality assessment and management of groundwaters and ore deposits
11Distinction, nomenclature and classification of minerals and rocks
12Understanding the ore, gang minerals and tenor concepts and ability to prospection in mining sector and mine surveyings
13Ability to work in interdisciplinary projects (with geophysical, environmental, civil, forest, photogrammetry and mining engineers and also biologists and chemists)
14Generally, having knowledge about GIS softwares, et least learning one software and using it a project
15Ability to optimize financial aspects and service buying, and design a project which a geological engineer may face in his working life and prepare a report
16Computer and software using ability, et least one software using in a project which is related to profession
17Ability to understand and solve of soil and rock mechanics problem
18Knowing law and related regulations of geological engineering and applicability to reports and projects
19Ability to prepare report, presentation and communication skill
20Having professional ethics (sensible to environment, respectful to people, society and colleagues)
TEACHING & LEARNING METHODS
NameComments
LecturingLecturing is one of the methods that come first, where the teacher is in the center. It is a method where the teacher actively describes topics and the students are passive listeners. With this method, lesson proceeds in the form of report, description and explanation.
DebateDepending on the situation, debate is a tool that allows all students, or a specific portion of the class to participate in the lesson. In this method, members of the group discuss a topic by addressing the various points of view and discuss alternative opinions about problem-solving.
DemonstrationIn this method the teacher demonstrates, an experiment, test, in front of the class. And then assists students to do so too. Students learn not only by just by looking and watching, but also by taking part and participating. This method is usually applied when teaching skills.
Case Study Case studies require students to actively participate while using an analytical perspective to think about real and problematic events. The problematic event may be real or very close to real life. Student(s) working on the documents that include the necessary data and descriptions of the
Problem SolvingThe name given to any doubt or ambiguity that arises is, a problem. Problems which usually have a role in human life, that have preventing or annoying aspects are solved by considering the stages of scientific methods. (a) Problems are determined. (b) The problem is identified. 
Cooperative LearningCooperative Learning is; a kind of learning that is based on the students working together for a common purpose. Children with different skills come together in heterogeneous groups to learn by helping each other. Students gain experiences such as becoming aware of the unity
PerformanceIn this method, the teacher performs activities such as experiments and demonstrations in front of the class, students try to learn by looking and watching. This method is usually applied where there are limited facilities and in dealing with dangerous experimental situations.
Questions –AnswersThe different types of Questions used (associative, differential, assessment, requesting information, motivating, and brainstorming) although students get in to more active positions during the process; the method is teacher-centered. If possible Questions, that serve a purpose and
Scenario-based teaching Although it is similar to the Case Study method, there is a fictional approach in the scenario. The subject can be presented by inserting it in to a fiction and can also lead the student’s to producing their own scenarios.
ProjectProject-based learning is a learning way which leads students to deal with interesting problems and to create extraordinary products at the end of this. It allows students to use their creativity and it requires them to look at events perceptively.
Technical TourIs a method that takes learning to the out of the classroom. It is a method that provides students to make direct observations and to gain information by taking them to places, such as factories, museums, libraries, various government agencies, mountains, forests, lakes, parks and gardens.
Observation Although we generally get information related to the nature through observations, the Observation method can also be used for other situations and under other conditions. We try to reach certain generalizations by thinking about our findings which we gather from our observations.
Testing Means reaching results by using various information with certain mechanisms, which are set up to imitate natural events in artificial environments and to have students take a certain topics and applying them to reach certain aims/objectives. Nature researchers, scientists, and educators
InterviewThis is when the teacher brings in (writers, artists, designers, writers, illustrators, etc.) because he/she is not equipped with the adequate facilities to do with certain issues or situations. It is a technique that triggers the senses of students. In some cases, students interview certain people
Brainstorming Brainstorming is a group work process that has been regulated to reach solutions for a problem without limitations or evaluation. The purpose of brainstorming is to make it easier for students to express themselves and to generate ideas. This technique is used as a high-level discussion

Learning Outcomes - NQF-HETR Relation
NQF-HETR CategoryNQF-HETR Sub-CategoryNQF-HETRLearning Outcomes
INFORMATION  01
SKILLS  01
SKILLS  02
COMPETENCIESCommunication and Social Competence 01
COMPETENCIESCommunication and Social Competence 02
COMPETENCIESCommunication and Social Competence 03
COMPETENCIESCommunication and Social Competence 04
COMPETENCIESCommunication and Social Competence 05
COMPETENCIESCompetence to Work Independently and Take Responsibility 01
COMPETENCIESCompetence to Work Independently and Take Responsibility 02
COMPETENCIESCompetence to Work Independently and Take Responsibility 03
COMPETENCIESField Specific Competencies 01
COMPETENCIESField Specific Competencies 02
COMPETENCIESLearning Competence 01
COMPETENCIESLearning Competence 02
COMPETENCIESLearning Competence 03
    

Learning Outcomes - Fields of Education Relation (Academic)
FOE CategoryFOE Sub-CategoryFOELearning Outcomes
INFORMATION  01
SKILLS  01
SKILLS  02
SKILLS  03
SKILLS  04
SKILLS  05
COMPETENCIESCommunication and Social Competence 01
COMPETENCIESCommunication and Social Competence 02
COMPETENCIESCommunication and Social Competence 03
COMPETENCIESCommunication and Social Competence 04
COMPETENCIESCommunication and Social Competence 05
COMPETENCIESCompetence to Work Independently and Take Responsibility 01
COMPETENCIESCompetence to Work Independently and Take Responsibility 02