Institute of Graduate Studies and Research

Civil Engineering (MSc)

Duration 2 Years
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About the Program

The scope of the master’s degree on civil engineering consists of the following fields: structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, hydrology, material and construction management. Due to the importance of applied learning, our program is among the top programs that utilizes state-of-the-art research and development laboratories and computer laboratories compared to other local institutions. Our program offers an education in realization of the importance of generating ethical, entrepreneurial, environmentally-responsible, technologically advanced graduates for national and international field of civil engineering without wavering from high-quality educational standards.

Master’s degree in civil engineering is designed to produce specialists in the areas of material, geotechnical, structural, clean/waste water and construction management. Purpose of this program is to not only train specialists who are up-to-date with necessary engineering and technological knowledge and have the ability to adapt to the new knowledge, but also to train graduates who can advance the field of civil engineering by effectively using the knowledge, self-confidence, communication skills and research skills they have gained throughout their education.

Education Opportunities

Materials, Geo-technical, Transportation and Surveying Laboratories serve the master’s students and communities with the researches done by the students. Department of Civil Engineering has the following laboratories for educational and research purposes:

- Construction Materials Laboratory: latest technological equipment to find physical, mechanical and durability features of all materials that are used in the construction industry;
- Soil Mechanics Laboratory: All required equipment to find physical and mechanical characteristics of soils;
- Central Laboratory: Equipment required for determining chemical and mineralogical structure of composite materials;
- Transportation Laboratory: Equipment needed to determine abrasion resistance of aggregates, CBR test, Marshall Test, Viscometer, and Compaction equipment;
- Computer Laboratory: Equipment having properties compatible with today’s technology and software packages for use in design. The most important devices included in laboratories are; Computer-controlled Steel Tension and low frequency creep detection equipment, Steel reinforcement and stirrup diameter detection equipment, Concrete Tomography laser, 3-dimensional Laser Scanning Device, Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), and Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectroscopy (LC-MS/MS).

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Career Areas

Graduates, by fulfilling the needs of their society based on the specialized education they received, can pursue a rewarding career in any of the private, governmental companies/institutions that operate in various civil engineering fields by transferring the knowledge, application methods and techniques they have learnt; by the attainment of a higher position responsibility in management and leadership. Our graduates can enter the Ph.D. programs in various branches of civil engineering at local and universities abroad and work as academics in such institutions. They can also take part in national and international major and complex projects.

Contact

Institute of Graduate Studies and Research
Education and Graduate Sciences Center, GE106
Tel: +90 392 671 1111 Extension: 2214-2228
Institute E-mail: ciu-institute@ciu.edu.tr

Compulsory modules

First Semester
CONSTRUCTION PLANNING AND SCHEDULING

Course code

CVLE561

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

This course aims to increase and improve the working knowledge of students in project planning & scheduling by means of introducing students to the advanced principles of project planning, scheduling, and control. The objective is for the student to develop an understanding of the advanced concepts of project planning, scheduling and control, and of the methods and tools utilized to implement those principles. To achieve the objective following concepts are covered in depth. Phases of project. Contractual arrangements. Organisational structure. Work breakdown structure (WBS) and coding system. Deterministic scheduling techniques. Linking WBS and critical path method (CPM). Statistical approach to project scheduling. Project control. Reporting progress. Resources management. Least cost scheduling.
ELECTIVE I

Course code

CVLE5X1

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ELECTIVE II

Course code

CVLE5X2

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ELECTIVE III

Course code

CVLE5X3

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Second Semester
CONCRETE TECHNOLOGY

Course code

CVLE532

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
The course on “Concrete Technology” focuses on concrete making materials including supplementary cementitious materials. Concrete production process also forms a part of the discussion. Going through the course one would develop first-hand knowledge on concrete production process and properties and uses of concrete as a modern material of construction. The courses will enable one to make appropriate decision regarding ingredient selection and use of concrete. The course is investigated, concrete types and practical application. It helps the selection of concrete and arranges the mix proportions (mix design), fresh and hardened concrete properties. Mechanical and thermal properties of concrete are considered to Curing technology and shrinkage/crack sensitivity. And also Permeability and durability with regard to physical and chemical deterioration, including reinforcement corrosion.
SEMINAR

Course code

CVLE590

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

This is a non-credit course. The widening of students perspective and awareness of topic of interest to civil engineers through seminar offered by faculty, guest speakers and graduate students. The aim of this course is twofold: Firstly, to allow the student to make progress on research in a structured way and to help fulfill program requirements, and secondly, to present professionalization information crucial to success in the field. The prerequisites for enrollment are two: Firstly, graduate standing (you must be enrolled either as a PhD or MSc student) and secondly, the presentation to the instructor at the first meeting of a draft of a research paper. The course is organized largely around working on the research paper, with the goal of making it a conference-presentable and journal-publishable work. Topics covered include areas such as structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, hydrology, material and construction management.
ELECTIVE IV

Course code

CVLE5X4

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ELECTIVE V

Course code

CVLE5X5

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Third Semester
THESIS

Course code

CVLE500

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

Program of research leading to M.S. degree, arranged between a student and the faculty member. Students register to this course in all semesters starting from the beginning of their second semester while the research program or write-up of the thesis is in progress. Within the framework of the Master's Thesis course, you will explore different ways of finding information, defining the scope of a project and doing research, as well as different ways of communicating the results. The Master's thesis course includes the stages of defining a topic and formulating a problem statement, selecting and reviewing relevant literature, designing an empirical study as well as performing it, including data collection and analysis, analyzing the empirical data, make theoretical conclusions and finally writing and rewriting a written report called a Master's thesis.

Optional modules

RESEARCH METHODS

Course code

EMNT525

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

HIGHWAY MATERIALS AND CONSTRUCTION

Course code

CVLE552

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

TRANSPORTATION MODELING AND PLANNING

Course code

CVLE551

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

DURABILITY OF BUILDING MATERIALS

Course code

CVLE557

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

The course comprises the following items: External climate exposure on buildings, critical exposure conditions for different materials, degradation mechanisms of building materials, dose/response functions, natural and artificial ageing of materials, protection of materials, requirements and needs for service life prediction of building materials and components, methods to determine service life. The course also covers the Factors causing deterioration of materials. Durability of building stones. Decay and preservation of timber-mechanism of metal corrosion. Corrosion protection for metals. Deterioration of concrete. Mechanism of concrete corrosion. Effects of various chemicals, sea water ground water and industrial wastes. Protective measures against concrete corrosion. Corrosion of steel reinforcement in concrete.
ADVANCED PAVEMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Course code

CVLE666

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
ADVANCED PAVEMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Course code

CVLE694

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ADVANCED MATERIALS SCIENCE

Course code

CVLE531

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

The course on “Advanced Material Science” focuses on Metals (metal structures, equilibrium constitution and phase diagrams, case studies in phase diagrams, driving force for structural change, kinetics of structural change, diffusive transformations, and nucleation, displace transformations, light alloys, steels, alloy steels), Ceramics (structure of ceramics, mechanical properties of ceramics, cements and concretes) and Polymers & composites (structure of polymers, mechanical behavior of polymers). And also elastic, plastic and viscoelastic behavior of engineering materials are explained. Relationship of mechanical properties to internal structures of ceramics, metals and polymers. Applications of material behavior and properties to design of engineering systems.
GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION

Course code

CVLE512

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

High Rise Buildings

Course code

CVLE548

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
The course provides an in-depth analysis and design on high rise buildings with emphasis on fundamental approach. Manual computation will be introduced from the basics throughout the seminar to facilitate the understanding, complemented by computer methods as means of verification and implementation. Some novel techniques such as two-cycle moment distribution, principle of virtual displacement (with short cut), powerful simplified unified approach in concrete section analysis/design, stability index and FC method are highlighted. Participants would surely have eye-opening to the fundamentals of high rise building from the perspectives of consulting engineers. It covers the introduction and general considerations for tall buildings, Structural systems in tall buildings, Wind effects, Structural analysis and design, Seismic design, Earthquake behavior & performance and planning & site organization for tall buildings.
WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT

Course code

CVLE622

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY I

Course code

CVLE696

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT

Course code

EMNT502

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

HIGH RISE BUILDINGS

Course code

CVL548

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
The course provides an in-depth analysis and design on high rise buildings with emphasis on fundamental approach. Manual computation will be introduced from the basics throughout the seminar to facilitate the understanding, complemented by computer methods as means of verification and implementation. Some novel techniques such as two-cycle moment distribution, principle of virtual displacement (with short cut), powerful simplified unified approach in concrete section analysis/design, stability index and FC method are highlighted. Participants would surely have eye-opening to the fundamentals of high rise building from the perspectives of consulting engineers. It covers the introduction and general considerations for tall buildings, Structural systems in tall buildings, Wind effects, Structural analysis and design, Seismic design, Earthquake behavior & performance and planning & site organization for tall buildings.
ADVANCED CONCRETE TECHNOLOGY

Course code

CVLE631

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ADVANCED STRUCTURAL DESIGN

Course code

CVLE642

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

MATERIALS TESTING AND MEASUREMENTS

Course code

CVLE536

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

PROJECT SCHEDULING

Course code

EMNT503

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ADVANCED FOUNDATION ENGINEERING

Course code

CVLE617

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ADVANCED GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING

Course code

CVLE619

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

The course would cover Geotechnical site investigation methods and in situ tests used to estimate engineering parameters. In situ test methods: standard penetration test, cone penetration with and without pore pressure measurements, self-boring and cone pressuremeters, flat dilatometers and field vane shear tests. Correlations of strength and stiffness properties, in situ state parameters, consolidation coefficients, stress history, and other parameters. Application of soil mechanics in the analysis and design of shallow and deep foundations, and earth retaining structures. Importance of parameter selection in calculations of ultimate and serviceability limit state calculations for both shallow and deep foundations. Soil-structure interaction models using finite element based softwares.
HAZARDOUS AND TOXIC WASTES - TREATMENT AND CONTROL

Course code

ENVE505

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN HYDRAULICS

Course code

CVLE517

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

CONTRUCTION PLANNING AND QUALITY MANAGEMENT

Course code

CVLE567

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

This course aims to provide graduate students with the necessary information related to project management in the construction industry, which will help them in their professional careers. Students learn the relationship between the work breakdown structure, organization breakdown structure and the activities used in developing project schedules. The Critical Path Method (CPM), the Precedence Diagram Method (PDM), the Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT), and the Line of Balance (LOB) scheduling methods are discussed in detail to include hand calculations and powerful computer software products. By covering the topics such as advanced construction planning and scheduling, resource management and construction progress control such as, cost and time, as well as quality management and quality control.
BEHAVIOUR OF REINFORCED CONCRETE MEMBERS AND STRUCTURES

Course code

CVLE542

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

SOIL DYNAMICS

Course code

CVLE614

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

SPECIAL TOPICS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING

Course code

CVLE502

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ADVANCED TECHNIQUES OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING ANALYSIS

Course code

ENVE528

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Aims to understand the working principles of modern analytical instruments, and how they can be used to solve analytical problems encountered in environmental engineering. Includes optical methods, ultra violet, visible, infrared, X ray absorption, emission and flame spectroscopy, selective ion electrodes, mass spectroscopy, gas and liquid chromatography theory and applications, total organic carbon analyzer, electrical separation methods. Laboratory experiments.
ADVANCED UNSATURATED SOILS

Course code

CVLE657

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

WATER RESOURCES ENGINEERING

Course code

CVLE522

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

CONSTRUCTION PLANNING AND SCHEDULING

Course code

CVLE561

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

This course aims to increase and improve the working knowledge of students in project planning & scheduling by means of introducing students to the advanced principles of project planning, scheduling, and control. The objective is for the student to develop an understanding of the advanced concepts of project planning, scheduling and control, and of the methods and tools utilized to implement those principles. To achieve the objective following concepts are covered in depth. Phases of project. Contractual arrangements. Organisational structure. Work breakdown structure (WBS) and coding system. Deterministic scheduling techniques. Linking WBS and critical path method (CPM). Statistical approach to project scheduling. Project control. Reporting progress. Resources management. Least cost scheduling.
TECHNO-ECONOMICAL ANALYSIS OF ENERGY APPLICATIONS

Course code

ENRE502

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

CONCRETE TECHNOLOGY

Course code

CVLE532

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
The course on “Concrete Technology” focuses on concrete making materials including supplementary cementitious materials. Concrete production process also forms a part of the discussion. Going through the course one would develop first-hand knowledge on concrete production process and properties and uses of concrete as a modern material of construction. The courses will enable one to make appropriate decision regarding ingredient selection and use of concrete. The course is investigated, concrete types and practical application. It helps the selection of concrete and arranges the mix proportions (mix design), fresh and hardened concrete properties. Mechanical and thermal properties of concrete are considered to Curing technology and shrinkage/crack sensitivity. And also Permeability and durability with regard to physical and chemical deterioration, including reinforcement corrosion.
ENGINEERING ETHICS

Course code

EMNT560

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT

Course code

BUSN513

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

8
This course is structured to inform the MBA students about contemporary applications of management. With this basic approach the topics include knowledge society and organizations, information technologies, globalization and organizations, TQM, core competence, outsourcing, hybrid, organizations, downsizing, sub – contracting, lean organizations and cluster organizations. This course examines organizational theory, practice and learning in the context of rapidly changing competitive and economic environments. Strategies and tactics for growth and performance improvement are explored. This course covers issues of current relevance, including social networks, knowledge management, innovation, organizational learning and design thinking.
ADVANCED SOIL MECHANICS I

Course code

CVLE511

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

STRATEGIC PLANNING

Course code

EMNT510

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

OPERATIONS RESEARCH TECHNIQUES

Course code

EMNT517

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ADVANCED SOILD MECHANICS II

Course code

CVLE612

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ADVANCED SOIL MECHANICS LABORATORY

Course code

CVLE615

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS I

Course code

CVL341

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

COMPOSITE BUILDING MATERIALS AND DESIGN PRINCIPLES

Course code

ARCH614

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

PRODUCTION PLANNING AND SCHEDULING

Course code

EMNT501

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ANAEROBIC BIOTECHNOLOGY FOR INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATERS

Course code

ENVE507

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ADVANCED DURABILITY OF BUILDING MATERIALS

Course code

CVLE632

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

NUMERICAL LINEAR ALGEBRA

Course code

EELE501

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

QUALITY ENGINEERING

Course code

EMNT509

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

COMPUTER AIDED DATA ANALYSIS

Course code

EMNT515

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

Course code

EMNT524

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ADVANCED OXIDATION PROCESSES

Course code

ENVE512

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Advanced oxidation processes (AOPS) are a combination ozone, hydrogen peroxide, UV light, and catalysts to oxidize chemical compounds that can not be removed by the simple oxidation techniques. The class focuses on AOPs such as UV/O3, UV/H2O2, UV/TiO2, O3/H2O2, O3/FeOH, etc. It discusses the advantages and limitations of AOPs, and the effect of water quality parameters on the efficiency of AOPs.
ERGONOMICS

Course code

INAR505

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

10
This course aims to develop the student's ability to critically appraise the knowledge of human factors aspects of indoor ambient environmental conditions. Students analyze the human factors, anthropometric data and their impacts on broad aspects of design development. The physiology and psychology of the client/user are one of the main factors influencing the design of the environment. This course will present design problems that explore issues of ergonomics and proxemics as they apply to interior design. Universal design, the design that creates accessibility, will be the context for the design problems. Discussions will cover the following: interaction of environment and the user’s culture, gender, stage of the life cycle, and physical capabilities.
TYPOMORPHOLOGICAL ANALYSIS IN URBAN STUDIES

Course code

ARCH536

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

RESEARCH METHODS

Course code

BUSN515

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY

Course code

MISY565

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

STATISTICAL METHODS IN BIO&ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Course code

ENVS541

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

The main topics of this course are: numerical summary statistics, graphical summary techniques, probability theory, probability distributions, mathematical expectation, special probability distributions (bernoulli, binom, poisson), probability density functions (gama, exponantial, chi-square), linear regression and correlation, excell and spss applications, sampling distributions, hypothesis testing.
INFORMATION SECURITY

Course code

MISY558

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

EARTH SCIENCE

Course code

CVL252

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

SOIL MECHANICS

Course code

CVL351

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

ENGINEERING MECHANICS II

Course code

CVL212

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

FUNDAMENTALS OF REINFORCED CONCRETE

Course code

CVL372

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

REINFORCED CONCRETE DESIGN

Course code

CVL471

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

FOUNDATION DESIGN

Course code

CVLE451

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

ENGINEERING MECHANICS-I

Course code

CVLE211

Credit

0

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

The main purpose of this course is to provide the students with a clear knowledge of both theory and applications of engineering mechanics. General review of vector operations (addition, subtraction, dot and cross product) in two and three dimensions along with the introduction of force, position and moment vectors are given. Force system resultants, types of reactions and finding the equivalent of simply distributed loading are discussed. Equilibrium of a particle and a rigid body will be investigated within this course, followed by discussions about structural analysis, internal forces, shear force and bending moment diagrams. Friction, center of gravity, centroid and moments of inertia will also be introduced to the students.
MECHANICS MATERIALS

Course code

CVLE222

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS-II

Course code

CVLE374

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

Students who are interested in pursuing advanced graduate studies leading to a master’s, doctoral degree, or professional doctorate degree for the Fall and Spring semesters every year. Applicants can directly apply online to our graduate programs using the application portal.

TR Applicants- Required documents:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Diploma
  • Bachelor’s Degree transcripts for each completed academic term/year.
  • Valid ALES result document (must not exceed 5 years),
  • Documents to prove English proficiency for English language departments,
  • Scanned copy of passport or identity card.

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TRNC Applicants- Required documents:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Diploma
  • Bachelor’s Degree transcripts for each completed academic term/year.
  • Documents to prove English proficiency for English language departments,
  • Scanned copy of passport or identity card.

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Students who are interested in pursuing advanced graduate studies leading to a master’s, doctoral degree, or professional doctorate degree for the Fall and Spring semesters every year. Applicants can directly apply online to our graduate programs using the application portal.

Required documents;

  • Bachelor’s Degree Diploma
  • Bachelor’s Degree transcripts for each completed academic term/year.
  • Evidence of English Language competence: TOEFL (65 IBT) or IELTS (5.5). Students without these documents will take the CIU English proficiency exam on campus following arrival.
  • Scanned copy of international passport/birth certificate
  • CV
  • Fully completed and signed CIU Rules and Regulations document (which can be downloaded during the online application)

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Fee pe​r course     € 350,00
Fee for thesis     € 1.050,00
Fee for seminar     € 120,00 
Scientific Foundation per course     € 150,00
Registration and other fees* € 245,00
Student Union fee € 50,00    
  VAT Exc.

*Applies to 1st. Year students. € 195,00 for others.