1149 Geological Engineering

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.

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
First cycle degree, acceptable score on centralized graduate entrance exam, placement through local oral/written exam and certificate of English proficiency

Graduation Requirements
A student must complete the required course load (21 PAU credits) and 1 seminer course with a CGPA of at least 3.00/4.00; present a research seminar and successfully prepare and defend a thesis.

Career Opportunties
Master students can be founded in Tubitak Projects including their study subject during their master thesis or employed by commercial company about their expertises.

Qualification Awarded
Geological Engineering

Level of Qualification
Second Cycle (Master's Degree)

Recognition of Prior Learning
Recognition of previous structured lectures in Turkish Higher Education Institutions, transitions in vertical, horizontal and university are realized within the scope of the "Higher Education Regulations", "REGULATION BETWEEN THE BACHELORS AND GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMS, ON HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRANSITION BETWEEN DOUBLE MAJOR DALL, SIDE DALL AND CREDIT TRANSFER STANDARDS

Qualification Requirements and Regulations
A student must complete the required course load (21 PAU credits) and 1 seminer course with a CGPA of at least 3.00/4.00; present a research seminar and successfully prepare and defend a thesis.

Access to Further Studies
May apply to PhD programs

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
 Prof. Dr. HALİL KUMSAR+90 258 296 3366 hkumsar@pau.edu.tr

1tDifferential 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)
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 students working together for a common purpose. Children with different skills come together in heterogeneous groups and learn by helping each other. Students gain experiences such as becoming aware of the unity within the
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

Learning Outcomes - NQF-HETR Relation
NQF-HETR CategoryNQF-HETR Sub-CategoryNQF-HETRLearning Outcomes
COMPETENCIESCommunication and Social Competence 01
COMPETENCIESCommunication and Social Competence 02
COMPETENCIESCommunication and Social Competence 03
COMPETENCIESCommunication and Social Competence 04
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
COMPETENCIESField Specific Competencies 03
COMPETENCIESLearning Competence 01

Learning Outcomes - Fields of Education Relation (Academic)
FOE CategoryFOE Sub-CategoryFOELearning Outcomes
COMPETENCIESCommunication and Social Competence 01