CEN4017 Reinforced ConcreteBahçeşehir 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
CEN4017 Reinforced Concrete Fall 3 0 3 5

Basic information

Language of instruction: English
Type of course: Must Course
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: Hybrid
Course Coordinator : Dr. Öğr. Üyesi HABİB CEM YENİDOĞAN
Course Objectives: -To learn the material properties and mechanical behavior of reinforced concrete (RC).
-To learn how RC behaves under axial force, shear force and bending moments.
-To learn how RC behaves under combined load actions, axial loading and bending moment.
-To understand the proportioning and design concepts for RC beams and columns
-To understand the minimum requirements in TS-500-2000, TSDC-2007, TSDC-2018

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
-To have an understanding of mechanical properties of reinforced concrete,
-To learn how the reinforced concrete elements behave under combinations of different types of loading conditions,
-To introduce the concept of ultimate strength design for reinforced concrete sectional design.

Course Content

Reinforced concrete (RC) is a commonly used composite material in the construction industry. Material properties, response characteristics of reinforced concrete structures, design principles of structural members, and method of analysis are systematically given in the flow of the course. Lectures are given to capture the various topics relevant to conducting reinforced concrete building design projects. Special emphasis is given to the design of structural members to ensure structural safety following the rules of TS-500-2000 and Turkish Seismic Design Code-2007 and 2018. Strength capacity of RC members under pure bending and combined load actions are introduced to make students understand behavior and start to develop engineering skills.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Introduction
2) Mechanical properties of concrete materials, concrete, reinforcing steel
3) Basic behavior of reinforced concrete
4) Structural safety; Rules of ultimate strength design
5) Behaviour and strength of members under pure bending
6) Behaviour and strength of members under pure bending,
7) Design of RC beams under bending
8) Design of RC beams under bending
9) Midterm 1
10) Behavior and strength of RC sections under shear
11) Design of RC beams under shear
12) Behavior and strength of RC columns under axial load and bending
13) Midterm 2
14) Design of RC columns under axial load and bending


Course Notes / Textbooks: Ersoy, Özcebe, Tankut. Reinforced Concrete, METU, 2008.
Ders koordinatörünün notları
Ders içeriğinde yer alan konular ile ilgili makaleler
TS 500 Betonarme Yapıların Tasarım ve Yapım Kuralları, TSE, Şubat 2000.
TS 498 Yapı Elemanlarının Boyutlandırılmasında Alınacak Yüklerin Hesap Değerleri, TSE, 1997.
TBDY-2018, ABYYHY-2007.
References: Ersoy, Özcebe, Tankut. Reinforced Concrete, METU, 2008.
Darwin, D., Dolan, C. W., & Nilson, A. H., Design of Concrete Structures, 15th Ed., McGraw-Hill, 2016
TS 500 Betonarme Yapıların Tasarım ve Yapım Kuralları, TSE, Şubat 2000.
TS 498 Yapı Elemanlarının Boyutlandırılmasında Alınacak Yüklerin Hesap Değerleri, TSE, 1997.

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Quizzes 4 % 10
Midterms 2 % 50
Final 1 % 40
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 12 3 36
Study Hours Out of Class 14 5 70
Quizzes 4 1 4
Midterms 2 2 4
Final 1 2 2
Total Workload 116

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. 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. 3
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. 2