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Syllabus ( EQE 592 )


   Basic information
Course title: Seminar II
Course code: EQE 592
Lecturer: Assigned academic advisor
ECTS credits: 7.5
GTU credits: 0 (0+2+0)
Year, Semester: 1/2, Fall and Spring
Level of course: Second Cycle (Master's)
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: English
Mode of delivery: Face to face , Group study
Pre- and co-requisites: EQE 691
Professional practice: No
Purpose of the course: Gaining the ability of determining a research topic for thesis study and developing the defined thesis by completing literature review, design and realization phases
   Learning outcomes Up

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Recognize different research methods and select the appropriate one for their research

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Define and manipulate advanced concepts of Earthquake and Structural Engineering
    2. Develop basic knowledge of seismic design codes, structural dynamics, geotechnical earthquake engineering, earthquake resistant design, seismic data acquisition and manipulation, earthquake hazard and risk analysis
    3. COMPETENCIES
    4. Work effectively in multi-disciplinary research teams
    5. Design and conduct research projects independently
    6. Learning Competence

    Method of assessment

    1. Seminar/presentation
    2. Term paper
  2. Conduct a detailed literature review in a defined topic

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Define and manipulate advanced concepts of Earthquake and Structural Engineering
    2. Develop basic knowledge of seismic design codes, structural dynamics, geotechnical earthquake engineering, earthquake resistant design, seismic data acquisition and manipulation, earthquake hazard and risk analysis
    3. COMPETENCIES
    4. Work effectively in multi-disciplinary research teams
    5. Design and conduct research projects independently
    6. Learning Competence

    Method of assessment

    1. Seminar/presentation
    2. Term paper
  3. Report the findings of literature review

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Define and manipulate advanced concepts of Earthquake and Structural Engineering
    2. Develop basic knowledge of seismic design codes, structural dynamics, geotechnical earthquake engineering, earthquake resistant design, seismic data acquisition and manipulation, earthquake hazard and risk analysis
    3. COMPETENCIES
    4. Work effectively in multi-disciplinary research teams
    5. Design and conduct research projects independently
    6. Learning Competence

    Method of assessment

    1. Seminar/presentation
    2. Term paper
  4. Present a report about their research in front of an audience

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Define and manipulate advanced concepts of Earthquake and Structural Engineering
    2. Develop basic knowledge of seismic design codes, structural dynamics, geotechnical earthquake engineering, earthquake resistant design, seismic data acquisition and manipulation, earthquake hazard and risk analysis
    3. Work effectively in multi-disciplinary research teams
    4. Design and conduct research projects independently
    5. Effectively express his/her research ideas and findings both orally and in writing
    6. Defend research outcomes at seminars and conferences
    7. Write progress reports clearly on the basis of published documents, thesis, etc

    Method of assessment

    1. Seminar/presentation
    2. Term paper
  5. Promote a competency to make presentations and to express their findings confidently

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Define and manipulate advanced concepts of Earthquake and Structural Engineering
    2. Develop basic knowledge of seismic design codes, structural dynamics, geotechnical earthquake engineering, earthquake resistant design, seismic data acquisition and manipulation, earthquake hazard and risk analysis
    3. Work effectively in multi-disciplinary research teams
    4. Design and conduct research projects independently
    5. Effectively express his/her research ideas and findings both orally and in writing
    6. Defend research outcomes at seminars and conferences

    Method of assessment

    1. Seminar/presentation
    2. Term paper
  6. Recognize different research methods and select the appropriate one for their research

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Define and manipulate advanced concepts of Earthquake and Structural Engineering
    2. Develop basic knowledge of seismic design codes, structural dynamics, geotechnical earthquake engineering, earthquake resistant design, seismic data acquisition and manipulation, earthquake hazard and risk analysis
    3. COMPETENCIES
    4. Work effectively in multi-disciplinary research teams
    5. Design and conduct research projects independently
    6. Learning Competence

    Method of assessment

    1. Seminar/presentation
    2. Term paper
  7. Conduct a detailed literature review in a defined topic

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Define and manipulate advanced concepts of Earthquake and Structural Engineering
    2. Develop basic knowledge of seismic design codes, structural dynamics, geotechnical earthquake engineering, earthquake resistant design, seismic data acquisition and manipulation, earthquake hazard and risk analysis
    3. COMPETENCIES
    4. Work effectively in multi-disciplinary research teams
    5. Design and conduct research projects independently
    6. Learning Competence

    Method of assessment

    1. Seminar/presentation
    2. Term paper
  8. Report the findings of literature review

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Define and manipulate advanced concepts of Earthquake and Structural Engineering
    2. Develop basic knowledge of seismic design codes, structural dynamics, geotechnical earthquake engineering, earthquake resistant design, seismic data acquisition and manipulation, earthquake hazard and risk analysis
    3. COMPETENCIES
    4. Work effectively in multi-disciplinary research teams
    5. Design and conduct research projects independently
    6. Learning Competence

    Method of assessment

    1. Seminar/presentation
    2. Term paper
  9. Present a report about their research in front of an audience

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Define and manipulate advanced concepts of Earthquake and Structural Engineering
    2. Develop basic knowledge of seismic design codes, structural dynamics, geotechnical earthquake engineering, earthquake resistant design, seismic data acquisition and manipulation, earthquake hazard and risk analysis
    3. COMPETENCIES
    4. Work effectively in multi-disciplinary research teams
    5. Design and conduct research projects independently
    6. Learning Competence
    7. Effectively express his/her research ideas and findings both orally and in writing
    8. Defend research outcomes at seminars and conferences

    Method of assessment

    1. Seminar/presentation
    2. Term paper
  10. Promote a competency to make presentations and to express their findings confidently

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Define and manipulate advanced concepts of Earthquake and Structural Engineering
    2. Develop basic knowledge of seismic design codes, structural dynamics, geotechnical earthquake engineering, earthquake resistant design, seismic data acquisition and manipulation, earthquake hazard and risk analysis
    3. COMPETENCIES
    4. Work effectively in multi-disciplinary research teams
    5. Design and conduct research projects independently
    6. Learning Competence
    7. Effectively express his/her research ideas and findings both orally and in writing
    8. Defend research outcomes at seminars and conferences

    Method of assessment

    1. Seminar/presentation
    2. Term paper
   Contents Up
Week 1: Determination of seminar topic
Week 2: Literature survey
Week 3: Literature survey
Week 4: Literature survey
Week 5: Literature survey
Week 6: Assessment and application of literature findings
Week 7: Assessment and application of literature findings
Week 8: Assessment and application of literature findings
Week 9: Assessment and application of literature findings
Week 10: Assessment and application of literature findings
Week 11: Assessment and application of literature findings
Week 12: Assessment and application of literature findings
Week 13: Assessment and application of literature findings
Week 14: Preparation of research results
Week 15*: Preparation of research results
Week 16*: Completion and conducting the seminar
Textbooks and materials: To be nominated as per the selected topic and content.
Recommended readings: To be nominated as per the selected topic and content.
  * Between 15th and 16th weeks is there a free week for students to prepare for final exam.
Assessment Up
Method of assessment Week number Weight (%)
Mid-terms: 0
Other in-term studies: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12 50
Project: 1,2,3,4,5,13,14,15,16 50
Homework: 0
Quiz: 0
Final exam: 0
  Total weight:
(%)
   Workload Up
Activity Duration (Hours per week) Total number of weeks Total hours in term
Courses (Face-to-face teaching): 0 0
Own studies outside class: 0 0
Practice, Recitation: 10 6
Homework: 0 0
Term project: 14 9
Term project presentation: 2 1
Quiz: 0 0
Own study for mid-term exam: 0 0
Mid-term: 0 0
Personal studies for final exam: 0 0
Final exam: 0 0
    Total workload:
    Total ECTS credits:
*
  * ECTS credit is calculated by dividing total workload by 25.
(1 ECTS = 25 work hours)
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