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Bachelor TR-NQF-HE: Level 6 QF-EHEA: First Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 6

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
CEN4135 Steel Structures Fall 2 0 2 4

Basic information

Language of instruction: English
Type of course: Must Course
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Dr. Öğr. Üyesi MESUT NEGİN
Course Lecturer(s): Dr. Öğr. Üyesi MESUT NEGİN
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: - To introduce to students the theory and application of analysis and design of steel structures.
- To develop students with an understanding of the behavior and design of steel members and systems.
- To prepare students for the effective use of the latest industry standard formulas, tables, design aids and computer software in the design of steel members.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
- Steel structures Design concepts and philosophies
- Analysis and design of tension elements
- Analysis and design of compression elements
- Analysis and design of beams
- Analysis and design of columns
- Analysis and design of beam-columns

Course Content

This course is designed to introduce the behavior and design of steel structural members according to the limit states design concept (LRFD). Main topics are: the behavior and design of tension members, compression members, laterally restrained and unrestrained beams, beam-columns and design of connections.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Introduction
2) Concepts in Structural Steel Design
3) Tension Members
4) Tension Members (continued)
5) Compression Members
6) Compression Members (continued)
7) Beams
8) Beams (continued)
9) Review
10) Beams (continued)
11) Beam-Columns
12) Beam-Columns (continued)
13) Simple Connections
14) Simple Connections (continued)


Course Notes / Textbooks: W.T. Segui, “Steel Design”, Cengage Learning, 6th Edition

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Midterms 2 % 60
Final 1 % 40
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 14 3 42
Study Hours Out of Class 14 4 56
Midterms 1 2 2
Final 1 2 2
Total Workload 102

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) Adequate knowledge in mathematics, science and civil engineering; the ability to use theoretical and practical knowledge in these areas in complex engineering problems. 4
2) Ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems; ability to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose. 4
3) Ability to design a complex system, process, structural and/or structural members to meet specific requirements under realistic constraints and conditions; ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose. 5
4) Ability to develop, select and use modern techniques and tools necessary for the analysis and solution of complex problems encountered in civil engineering applications; ability to use civil engineering technologies effectively. 5
5) Ability to design, conduct experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret results for the study of complex engineering problems or civil engineering research topics. 1
6) Ability to work effectively within and multi-disciplinary teams; individual study skills.
7) Ability to communicate effectively in English and Turkish (if he/she is a Turkish citizen), both orally and in writing.
8) Awareness of the necessity of lifelong learning; ability to access information to follow developments in civil engineering technology. 2
9) To act in accordance with ethical principles, professional and ethical responsibility; having awareness of the importance of employee workplace health and safety.
10) Information about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable development.
11) Knowledge about contemporary issues and the global and societal effects of engineering practices on health, environment, and safety; awareness of the legal consequences of civil engineering solutions. 1