CEN2006 Strength of MaterialsBahçeşehir UniversityDegree Programs CIVIL ENGINEERINGGeneral Information For StudentsDiploma SupplementErasmus Policy StatementNational QualificationsBologna Commission
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
CEN2006 Strength of Materials Spring 3 0 3 6

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: "1. Introduction to the basic principles of engineering mechanics and strength of materials 2. Determiantion of the stresses and design of structuralmembers. 3. Calculation of internal forces and stresses under the influence of different force systems on the structures
3. Design by considering the strains of the constructions"

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
- Concepts of stress and strain
- Mechanical Properties of Materials
- Stresses and deformations of structural members under different loading types (axial, shear, bending, ..., and combined loading)
- Stress Transformation
- Deflection of Beams
- Statically indeterminate structures

Course Content

The course covers following topics: stress and strain concepts, mechanical properties of materials; axial loading; statically indeterminate axially loaded members; torsion; pure & unsymmetrical bending of beams; transverse shear; combined loading, stress and strain transformations, deflection of beams; statically indeterminate beams and buckling of columns.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Introduction
2) Stress
3) Strain
4) Mechanical Properties of Materials
5) Axial Load
6) Torsion
7) Bending
8) Bending (continue)
9) Transverse Shear
10) Combined Loading
11) Stress Transformation
12) Strain Transformation
13) Deflection of Beams
14) Buckling of Columns


Course Notes / Textbooks: Hibbeler, R.C., "Mechanics of Materials”, Prentice Hall, 9th edition

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Quizzes 2 % 10
Homework Assignments 4 % 10
Midterms 1 % 30
Final 1 % 50
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 7 98
Homework Assignments 4 1 4
Quizzes 2 1 2
Midterms 1 2 2
Final 1 2 2
Total Workload 150

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. 5
2) Ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems; ability to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose. 2
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. 2
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. 2
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. 1
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