COURSE INFORMATON
Course Title Code Semester L+P Hour Credits ECTS
Drainage * BBT   214 4 2 2 3

Prerequisites and co-requisites
Recommended Optional Programme Components None

Language of Instruction Turkish
Course Level First Cycle Programmes (Bachelor's Degree)
Course Type
Course Coordinator
Instructors
Prof.Dr.MAHMUT ÇETİN1. Öğretim Grup:A
 
Assistants
Goals
Primary objective of the course is to teach students fundamentals of engineering activities in order to establish optimal water and salt balance for acricultural production in irrigated agriculture.
Content
Definition of drainage and historical develeopments (Introductory subjects). Principles of water and salt balance, and soil-crop-water relations in irrigated agriculture regarding agricultural drainage. Drainage investigations: preparatory studies (data acquisition from archieved files), field works for data collection, assing collected data in the office. Drainage systems: surface and subsurface drainage systems. Planning and design of drainage sytems. Monitoring and evalutaion of groundwater observations. Operation, repairs and maintenance of drainage schemes, drainage machines.

Learning Outcomes
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Course's Contribution To Program
NoProgram Learning OutcomesContribution
12345
1
Has basic knowledge generally in Agricultural Sciences and specifically in Soil Science and Plant Nutrition
X
2
Owns basic scientific information on plant nutrients and their applications which ensure healty nutritions of plants for high quality and economic plant production
X
3
Understands the principles of ecological farming in point of sustainable and ecological farming
X
4
Has the ability to identify, define, formulize and solve engineering problems. Choses and applies the appropriate analytical and modelling techniques for this purpose.
X
5
Assimilates the information which is used for soil conservation, protection against every kinds of misuses and pollution
6
Analyses soils, their components or their actual process and plans them to accomplish the requirements of sustainable agriculture principles under real limitations
X
7
Prepares nutritional programmes for regular nutrition of plants cultivated in each kinds of soil or soilless growing medium
X
8
Leads to the application and development of new technolgies, methods and measuring systems in Soil Science and Plant Nutrition area, under the scope of scientific, economic and rational uses of agricultural areas,
X
9
Gains the perfection in every kinds of soil, plant, fertilizer and water analyses and their interpretations
X
10
Carries the effective working ability and self-confidence for taking the responsibility in solo and team works
X
11
Accesses to information and searches literatures for this purpose ,uses databases and other sources
X
12
Has the awareness for following the developments in science and technology and renewing them continuously
X
13
Builds effective oral and written communication in Turkish and has enough knowledge in at least one foreign language
14
Constantly improve themselves with determining their training needs in accordance with their interests and abilities in the scientific, cultural, artistic and social fields in addition to their professional development
15
Gains consciousness for professional and ethical resposibilities
X
16
Has enough awareness of project management, workplace applicaitons, health of workers, and environemt and job safety
X
17
Be aware of the legal results of their activities
18
Achieves awareness of the universal and public results of professional solutions and applicaitons and understands the importance of entrepreneurship and modernism
X

Course Content
WeekTopicsStudy Materials _ocw_rs_drs_yontem
1 Importance, definitions and history of drainage. Sections from different text books relevant to the subject
2 Soil-water-and crop relations rearding drainage; Water and salt balance in irrigated areas. Sections from different text books relevant to the subject
3 Soil-water-and crop relations rearding drainage; Water and salt balance in irrigated areas (CONT.) Sections from different text books relevant to the subject
4 Drainage surveys: preparatory works; data acquisition on soil, topography, geology etc. Sections from different text books relevant to the subject
5 Drainage surveys: permeability surveys in the field, methodology and practices. Sections from different text books relevant to the subject
6 Drainage surveys: measuring groundwater in the field, groundwater observation wells, piezometers. Sections from different text books relevant to the subject
7 Drainage surveys: groundwater quality investigations, grounwater sampling, and series of analysis. Sections from different text books relevant to the subject
8 Introduction to drainage systems: identification of drainage system, and groundwater data analysis Sections from different text books relevant to the subject
9 Principles of surface drainage systems and required criteria Sections from different text books relevant to the subject
10 Mid-term exam Sections from different text books relevant to the subject
11 Introduction to subsurface drainage systems: system definition. Sections from different text books relevant to the subject
12 Subsurface drainage systems: theoretical background, and design criteria. Sections from different text books relevant to the subject
13 Subsurface drainage systems: theoretical background, and design criteria (CONT.), mole drainage and advantages over tile drainage systems Sections from different text books relevant to the subject
14 Groundwater monitoring and evaluation activities. Sections from different text books relevant to the subject
15 Operation, management, and repairing activities; drainage machineries. Sections from different text books relevant to the subject
16-17 Final exam Sections from different text books relevant to the subject

Recommended or Required Reading
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