ITU Geological Engineering Undergraduate Program: Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commision (EAC) of ABET, www.abet.org
Mission of ITU Geological Engineering Undergraduate Program
The vision of the ITU DGE is to provide and keep high quality internationally accepted educational standards so that its graduates will be a significant part of industry for technical and the necessities of the society.
The mission is to educate professionals who are able to resolve problems related to geology faced in all sectors of private and public components using all aspects of science and technologies. We believe that our graduates are the advertisement component of our department with their top level engineering qualities, so we are working for the high success of young engineers.
PEOs - Program Educational Objectives
The Objectives of the Geological Engineering Program, which is consistent with the mission of the program, is
1. Developing and implementing tunnel, dam, bridge and similar geotechnical engineering designs
2. Involving in groundwater explorations and solvingrelated problems
3. Involving in exploration programs for metallic, non-metallic and energy resources
4. Involving in soil classifications and positioning engineering structures during city and regional planning by considering their environmental impacts including historical structures
5. Transforming research and development projects that will contribute all fields of geological engineering into academic studies
SOs – Student Outcomes (1 to 11)
The graduates of the Geological Engineering Program are expected to have:
1.An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, basic sciences, and engineering on geological problems
2. An ability to 3-D analytical and critical thinking in earth sciences to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret geological data.
3. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety,manufacturability, and sustainability.
4. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams and to implement the engineering background to other areas.
5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve geological engineering problems in 3 and 4 dimensions by following cutting-edge technologies.
6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility to protect and inform public health and safety on the social and environmental impact of geological engineering problems.
7. An ability to communicate effectively and to improve communication skills through oral and written presentations.
8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
9. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning and to adapt tothe continuously changing economical, social, and technological environments.
10.A knowledge of contemporary issues.
11. An ability to use the field and laboratory techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice according to international standards and codes.
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2020-2021 Academic Year Notification
ITU Geological Engineering Undergraduate Program - 2020-21 Academic Year
Notification to Students and Faculty
ITU Geological Engineering Undergraduate Program is a 4-year program accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, www.abet.org (Criteria: Geological Engineering). The program is currently (as of 28 August, 2020) in a “Show Cause Review” period which has been utilized to bring the program into compliance with the accreditation criteria, to prepare the “Show Cause Response Report”, to provide a summary to the students and faculty members of the reasons for the period/action and the remedial action decisions and specific corrective actions structured and started to be implemented as of 2020-21 Fall term to maintain accreditation.
Reason(s) for the period:
During the re-accreditation review process, evidence demonstrating that the program had implemented a consistent process to assure adequate design content across projects was not sufficient. Accordingly, the program shortcoming is unresolved. In preparation for the next review and to resolve the shortcoming, the program needs to provide sufficient documentation providing evidence that all students complete a major design experience that involves the design of a system, component or process to meet desired needs, and incorporates appropriate engineering standards and multiple realistic constraints.
The remedial action decisions and specific corrective actions taken and implemented by the program are envisioned to contribute to the continuous improvement of the undergraduate education provided by the ITU GEUP to its students.
Remedial actions decisions and specific corrective actions by the ITU Geological Engineering Undergraduate Program (GEUP), starting in the 2020-21 Fall term:
- After a series of the GEUP Board meetings and discussions, the following remedial action decision was taken and implemented: RAD-01: Restructuring the courses titled JEO350 Basic Principles in Engineering Design and Methods, the former JEO492 Graduation Design Project (between 2011-12 2017-18), and the new JEO4901 and JEO4902 Geological Engineering Design I and II courses (as of 2017-18). In order to avoid possible complications due to ECTS and credit requirements in the curriculum, the content of the junior-year elective JEO350 Basic Principles in Engineering Design and Methods course was incorporated into the recently adapted senior-year compulsory JEO4901 Geological Engineering Design I course. A coordinator was appointed to conduct the JEO4901 course and a team of instructors were also appointed to give lectures throughout the semester and supervise the geological engineering design term projects to ensure uniform implementation. Note that the JEO4901 Geological Engineering Design I course is one of the pre-requisites of the JEO4902 Geological Engineering Design II course.
- After a series of the GEUP Board meetings and discussions, the following remedial action decision was taken and is planned to be implemented in due course: RAD-02: Replacing the 3rd year elective JEO350 Basic Principles in Engineering Design and Methods course with a new one titled “Geophysical Methods in Geological Engineering” in the corresponding Elective Courses list.
- An application form will be required for the JEO4902 Geological Engineering Design II course. This form is the same form that has been prepared for the former JEO492 Graduation Design Project (between 2011-12 2017-18), and the new JEO4901 and JEO4902 Geological Engineering Design I and II courses (as of 2017-18), which is a user interactive word document downloadable from the department’s website (https://jeoloji.itu.edu.tr/egitim/gerekli-belgeler).
- The ITU GEUP and the Department Administration jointly conducted two separate online sync meetings (thru Zoom) by the end of September 2020 (on 30 Sept, 2020), first with the department’s academic personnel and then with the ITU GEUP students to inform the primary constituents about the ITU GEUP’s current status regarding the accreditation status and processes and also about the remedial actions decisions and specific corrective actions by the ITU GEUP starting in the 2020-21 Fall term.