Course Information
Course Title Code Semester T + P ECTS
Mineralogy JEL213 4 2 + 2 3

Prerequisites None.

Language Turkish
Level Bachelor's Degree
Type Compulsory
Coordinator Mineralogy and Petrography Department
Instructors Assist.Prof. GÜRKAN BACAK
Goals Introducing the concepts of minerals and crystals in Geological Enginnering.
Contents The definition of crystal and minerals, mineral crystal systems and structures.
Work Placement(s) Absent

Number Learning Outcomes
1 Determine the physical properties of crystals and minerals.
2 Recognition of the macroscopic physical properties of minerals.

Mode of Delivery Face-to-Face
Planned Learning Activities & Teaching Methods Face to face.
Assessment Methods Mid term and final exam.

Course Content
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Definition of mineral and crystal. None.
2 The physical properties of crystals and minerals. None.
3 Crystal systems and symmetry elements. None.
4 Crystal laws and applications. None.
5 Classification of minerals. None.
6 Native group minerals and silicates. None.
7 The group of oxides and hydroxides minerals. None.
8 Sulfides. None.
9 Carbonates. None.
10 Mid term exam. None.
11 Wolframates and halogens. None.
12 Borates and sulfates. None.
13 Phosphates and Vanadates. None.
14 Macroscopic-binocular microscope methods of mineralogical analysis in the laboratory. None.

Additional Resources Mineraloji (H. KURT & F. ARIK, ISBN : 978-9944-77-206-8, 2007) Mineraller (B. Şahin, H. Ağrılı, E. Koşun, H. Mengi, MTA yayını ISBN: 978-975-8964-89-5, 2008).

Assessment System Quantity Percentage
In-Term Studies
Mid-terms 1 80
Assignments 1 20
In-Term Total 2 100
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall 40
Contribution of Final Exam to Overall 60
Total 100

Course's Contribution to PLO
No Key Learning Outcomes Level
1 2 3 4 5
1 Has the sufficient background on mathematics, science and engineering in his own branch. x
2 Makes use of conceptual and applied knowledge in mathematics, science and in his own area in accordance for engineering solutions. x
3 Determines, defines, formulates and solves problems in engineering; fort his aim selects and applies the appropriate analytical models and modeling techniques. x
4 Analyses a system, system component or process and in order to meet the requirements, designs under realistic conditions; thus applies modern techniques of design. x
5 Selects and uses modern techniques and devices necessary for engineering applications. x
6 Designs and carries out experiments, collects data, analyzes and comments on the findings. x
7 Works effectively and individually on multi disciplinary teams. x
8 Accesses knowledge, and to do this, does research, uses databases and other data sources. x
9 Is aware of the importance of lifelong learning; follows advances in science and technology and updates his knowledge continuously. x
10 Uses communication and information technology at least at advanced level of European Computer Driving License. x
11 Communicates effectively both orally and in writing; uses a foreign language at least at B1 level of European Language Portfolio. x
12 Communicates using technical drawing. x
13 Is aware of the universal and social effects of engineering solutions and applications; is aware of entrepreneurship and innovativeness and is knowledgeable about the problems of the current age. x
14 Has the awareness of Professional ethics and responsibility. x
15 Has awareness about Project management, workplace applications, health of workers, environment and work security; and about legal consequences of engineering applications. x

Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load (h)
Course Duration 14 2 28
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 10 3 30
Assignments 1 10 10
Laboratory 10 1 10
Mid-terms 1 10 10
Final examination 1 10 10
Total Work Load (h) 98
Total Work Load / 30 (h) 3.27
ECTS Credit of the Course 3