Isparta Faculty of Engineering and Architecture was established on February 21, 1976 under the name of "Isparta State Engineering and Architecture Academy" according to the Law No. 1418, and started its education and training with the Civil and Mechanical Engineering Departments in the Gülkent Secondary School Building belonging to the Ministry of National Education in the 1976-1977 academic year.
The Academy was affiliated to Akdeniz University in Antalya with the Decree Law No. 41, which was enacted in addition to the Higher Education Law No. 2547 on 20 July 1982, and was named “Isparta Engineering Faculty”.
It was connected to the newly established Süleyman Demirel University with the Law No. 3837 dated July 11, 1992, and was named the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, and after the separation of the Faculty of Architecture, it was named the Faculty of Engineering.
With the Presidential decision No. 7477 dated August 3, 2023, our faculty was named "Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences" and still continues its educational activities.
Civil engineering, one of the oldest and fundamental engineering branches of engineering science; it is an engineering branch that designs, builds and maintains the various structures emerging in line by resisting the environmental conditions and the challenging effects of the usage conditions with the needs and desires to provide services to individuals and the society.
Our department, with its qualified academician staff, in the fields of education and priority research; is a deep-rooted department that creates a common mind with its innovative, progressive, and stakeholders and provides systematic and effective undergraduate and postgraduate education in the field of Civil Engineering.
Our department's mission; to train civil engineers who can take part in various studies in the field at the national and international levels, are environmentally sensitive, have social and ethical awareness, and contribute to the development of society.
Areas of activity of civil engineering
* Substructures; Bridge, Road, tunnel, railway, airport, port.
* Water supply and distribution, sewerage network, water transmission lines.
* Construction of dam and pond for electricity generation, irrigation, and protection from natural disasters
* Basic design of structures, ground structures
* Design of structures, damage analysis of structures, repair and retrofitting.
* Inspection of structures
Civil engineers who combine materials and techniques to make and control all kinds of structures can find jobs in any sector where construction is taking place. Dam, Road, subway, airport, bridge, buildings, railway, tunnel, water network are some of the work areas. If they wish, they can obtain a master's degree and a doctorate after The Bachelor's degree.
DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING
The Department of Structural
It is a branch of civil engineering studied in the subjects of carrier system design and structure analysis. Reinforced concrete structures, steel structures, wooden structures, masonry structures, structural analysis, dynamics of structure, and earthquake-resistant building design are its main areas of expertise. Purpose of a structural engineer or engineering; It is to dimension the structures under certain security, sufficient strength, rigidity, and ductility, in accordance with the economic and purpose. The structural engineer firstly acquires information about the purpose of the structure to be built. After determining the material to be used in the structure, it calculates the effect of the forces on the structure, creates the calculation model of the structure and sizes of the structural elements. Makes the static calculations of the structure taking into account the current regulations, specifications, and standards. Also, the structural engineer has the duty and authority to inspect the structure during the manufacture of the structure and to ensure that it is manufactured in accordance with the projects and specifications.
The Department of Geotechnics
Geotechnical engineering is a science with too wide application field. It is one of the most important branches of engineering that ensures the compatibility of the foundation systems of all reinforced concrete, wood, steel, and soil or composite structures in or on soil with the structure both under static loads and dynamic loads. Geotechnical engineering is an engineering discipline concerned with the analysis, design, and construction of foundations, underground structures, deep excavations, slopes, retaining structures, embankments, tunnels, wharf, and levee structures, earth dams and other systems that are made of or are supported by soil or rock. Geotechnical engineering includes researches that range from analytical and numerical investigation of geotechnical problems in nature to structural modeling, experimental modeling, and design and it is a sub-discipline of civil engineering. Geotechnology plays an important role in all civil engineering projects built on or in the ground and it is vital for the assessment of natural hazards such as earthquakes, liquefaction, rockfalls, and landslides. In addition, geotechnical engineering includes researches that ranges from the design of foundations and temporary excavation supports to route selection for railways and highways and from regular waste disposal to groundwater contamination.
The Department of Mechanics
Mechanics is the science that studies the conditions of balance and motion in objects under the influence of various forces. The science of mechanics is one of the oldest disciplines and was founded by Isaac Newton (1642-1727). Undergraduate Rigid Body Mechanics: Statics and Dynamics; Deformable Bodies Mechanics includes Strength I and II courses. These courses are the mechanics courses that form the foundations of engineering in almost all engineering programs. Mechanics courses in graduate programs include Elasticity theory, Plasticity theory, Plate and Shell theories, Stability and Vibration theories, Analytical Mechanics, Finite element method. Among the areas of interest of the Department of Mechanics: Continuum mechanics, solid mechanics, mechanics of structural elements, smart structures and smart materials, experimental mechanics, fracture mechanics, composite material mechanics, analytical and numerical computation methods, micro and nano mechanics, nano-composites mechanics are included. Research conducted in our department covers the most up-to-date issues of contemporary mechanics, for example; It covers linear and non-linear static and dynamic behavior of new generation sandwich structures, structural elements consisting of functionally graded materials, soil-composite structural element interaction, nano-composites, elastic and viscoelastic structural elements.
The Department of Hydraulic
The Department of Hydraulics is a sub-branch of the Civil Engineering Department that specializes in the solution of engineering problems related to water, planning, and management of surface water resources. It designs coastal-harbor structures, hydroelectric power structures and elements, storage tanks, irrigation and drainage projects, water distribution networks, and various infrastructure systems. Water, air, and soil are in constant interaction. Therefore, solutions for some natural events such as climate change, flood, and drought, solid matter transport, agglomeration are produced. Fort hat reason, it is an area where laboratory and field studies are important as well as theoretical studies. The Department of Hydraulics is divided into 3 fields: Coastal and Harbor Engineering, Hydromechanics and Water Resources.
The Department of Transportation
Transportatıon is an integral and integrative component of the everyday life of individuals and societies. The tasks and tools used to perform a displacement action for a specific purpose receive the transport name as a whole. The department of transportation is an engineering branch engaged in the planning, design, and operation of various transportation systems and components that will ensure safe, adequate, convenient, and economical transport of humans and load. Considering the size of the department of interest and differences in their subjects, the obligation to divide it into sub-units emerges. In this sense, there are different working areas within the department of transportation. Some of these workspaces are;
· Highway and Airport Superstructure Design
· Geometric Planning of Highways
· High-Speed Railways
· Transportation Engineering Economy
· Airport Planning
· Design Traffic Management
With all these characteristics, the Department of Transportation is a rich and dynamic workspace. Undergraduate, master's, and doctoral educations are provided for students to be educated in the field of the Transportation Department.
The Department of Structural Material
Building Materials Division is one of the basic disciplines of civil engineering. It works on various engineering materials used for carrier purposes such as cement, steel, concrete, wood, and for non-bearing purposes such as water, heat, and sound insulation. It is the science that researches and develops the physical, chemical, and mechanical properties of these materials, and gives information about the selection of materials for their proper use in the structure. Determining the strengths, weaknesses of these materials under various conditions, elimination of these weaknesses, if possible, granulometry, if used as a mixture and determining their standards and designing and producing new materials, are among the fields of study of this department.