Geotechnical engineering education in METU and computer aided learning resources

Cokca E.

1st International Conference on Education and Training in Geo-Engineering Science - Soil Mechanics, Geotechnical Engineering, Engineering Geology and Rock Mechanics, Constanta, Romania, 2 - 04 June 2008, pp.369-374 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Constanta
  • Country: Romania
  • Page Numbers: pp.369-374


In this paper, the state-of-practice in undergraduate geotechnical engineering (Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering) education in the Department of Civil Engineering of the Middle East Technical University (METU CE) is given. The use of computers in undergraduate courses is becoming a more widespread form of teaching in geotechnical engineering education. This paper also presents a list of web resources (e.g. PC Programs, web-based resources, cd-rom resources) currently available in geotechnical engineering education. An approach is proposed for the delivery of these courses by mixing traditional methods such as lectures, laboratory work and text books with interactive on-line learning resources (web based resources and cd-rom resources).