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    Faculty of Education

Geological Engineering Department

1. General Information

Department of Geological Engineering at the Eskisehir Osmangazi University was started education by the decision of Engineering Faculty meeting in 31.01.1994. The General Geology section in the Department of Mining Engineering was changed to Department of Geological Engineering at the meeting of Executive Committee of Council of Higher Education in 03.17.1994. In the 1994-1995 academic year, Department of Geological Engineering started M.Sc. education. At the meeting of Executive Committee of Council of Higher Education in 04.13.1995, Mineralogy- Petrography, Mineral Deposits- Geochemistry and Applied Geology sections were also opened. The bachelor’s degree education was first started with 30 students in the 1997-1998 academic year with 1 Professor, 2 Associate Professors and 2 Assistant Professors.

The education program of the Department of Geological Engineering was arranged to educate students to contribute to the assessment of municipality and public works services, environmental health and protection as well as underground resources of the Eskişehir region.


2. Acquired Degree

The students accomplishing the program successfully are given a B.Sc. Diploma of Geological Engineering.

Level of Degree

3. Acceptance and Registration Requirement

General acceptance requirements of Turkish and foreign students are valid to enter the program.

4. Recognition of Former Education

In Turkish universities, recognition of former education and double major and minor education and external and undergraduate transfer processes are implemented within the scope of regulations of the Council of Higher Education.

In Turkey besides formal education intuitions, in the scope of former education that is based on certificate or experience, proficiency exams are arranged for certain computer and foreign language courses at the beginning of every academic semester. If students pass these exams, they are exempt from the relevant course.


5. Qualification Requirements and Regulations

Students must succeed all courses in the curriculum and additionally there should not be given any FF, DZ or YZ grade. In this program a student must have minimum 240 ECTS credits and his/her average graduation degree must be 2.00 over 4.00. A 50-day summer practice is required which is composed of 10-day topography and 40-day professional practice.


6. Program Profile (Purpose)

To train with a qualified geological engineers who are informed on issues related to geological engineering and basic engineering, reach and questioning knowledge using science and technology ultimately, apply His/her knowledge and skills on geology, understood the importance of country’s natural resources, have ethic of engineering.

To develop the independent and original research ability in undergraduate and graduate programs by encouraging creative idea.

To promote multi-disciplinary teamwork and to gain 4D Earth science education by developing analytical-critical thinking.

To educate students with social awareness in the light of the ethical responsibility against the problems created by Geological Engineering and the protection of public health and safety. In this process, to indoctrinate the habit of lifelong learning and continuous innovation.

To give importance to the university-industry cooperation, to find solutions to the problems of the industry, to conduct research national and international level by sharing knowledge and experience.

To implement gained theoretical and practical information, knowledge, experience and skills each step of the professional life and geology engineering processes.


7. Program competences (Learning Outputs)

To be able to use the basic and engineering knowledge

To apply by designing solutions to geological problems with scientific equipment and the analysis and interpretation of results

Feasibility of an interdisciplinary group work and setting different approaches to the problems

Ensuring the effective communication

Updating one's own knowledge to follow developments and using current knowledge effectively

Using required current techniques and tools in geological studies by following technological developments.

3-dimensonal imaging, analyzing and synthesizing by establishing event-effect relationship.

Searching natural resources and natural events and presenting the data obtained in written and / or oral

Understanding the state of the global and societal effects of geological studies

Made ​​available geological information and data to other engineering fields


8. Employment Opportunities for Alumni

Students who are graduated from our department can work at public institutions and organizations (Mineral Research and Exploration, Turkish Coal Enterprises, Turkish Petroleum Corporation, the Bank of Provinces, State Water Works etc) and at private organizations specialized in the earth science and mining.


9. Education in Upper-degree Programs

Candidates, completing bachelor's degree successfully, can study in graduate programs in their field or a related field by having a valid score at ALES, or equivalent tests, and on condition that they have sufficient knowledge of foreign language.


10. Exams, Measurement and Evaluation

Evaluation and assessment methods for each course are defined in the relevant "Course Information Form".


11. Graduation Requirements

Graduation requirements are as described in the "Qualification Requirements and Regulations" section.


12. Mode of Study (Full-Time, E-Learning)


13. Address and Contact Information (Department / Program Chair, Deputy and Erasmus Coordinator)

Eskisehir Osmangazi University Department of Geological Engineering

Batı-Meşelik 26480 Eskisehir

Tel: +90222 239 37 50/ 3401

Prof. Dr. Volkan KARABACAK (Chair) Ext: 3400

Asst. Prof. Dr. Didem YASİN (Vice Chair) Ext: 3553

Asst. Prof. Dr. Hüseyin SENDİR (Vice Chair) Ext: 3507

14. Department / Program Opportunities

5 professors, 3 associate professors, 3 assistant professors, 3 research assistants and one administrative staff work at the Department of Geological Engineering.

There are 20 offices, 6 classrooms, 33-m2 assembly hall and 70-m2 seminar room of 1920 m2 total area. Three of the classrooms are equipped with Data Show.

There are soil mechanics, rock-engineering mechanics, mineralogy-petrography, paleontology, mineral deposits, geochemistry, structural geology, active tectonics research, sedimentology, microscope and hydrogeology education and research laboratories are available with an area of ​​1026 m2.


Academic Staff

General Geology Section

Prof. Dr. Erhan ALTUNEL

Prof. Dr. Faruk OCAKOĞLU

 Prof. Dr. Volkan KARABACAK (Head of Department)

Res. Asst. Dr. Kübra YAYAN


Mineralogy-Petrography Section

Assoc. Dr. Hülya ERKOYUN

Res. Asst. Burak DEMİRAL


Mineral Deposits and Geochemistry Section

Asst. Prof. Dr. Hüseyin SENDİR

Prof.. Dr. Özgür KARAOĞLU

Res. Asst. Dr. Duru CESUR

Res. Asst. Dr. Özlem TOYGAR SAĞIN


Applied Geology Section

Prof. Dr. Ali KAYABAŞI

Asst. Prof. Dr. Didem YASİN