Farm Structures and Irrigation Department
Agricultural education was started in 1846 in our country. Education and training related with farm structures and irrigation were started in Institute of Water located within the High Agriculture Institute established in Ankara in 1933. Purposes of this institute were to give irrigation courses to students in agricultural and forestry faculties and to carry out researches. This institute has been linked to Ankara University in 1948 and it continued research activities as the name of Kulturteknik professorial chair. Kulturteknik chair was started to training and education in 1970 as a department. In 1991, its name was changed to Farm Structures and Irrigation Department.
DUTIES AND POWERS OFF
Agricultural engineers who studied in farm structures and irrigation area are authorized to research, study, plan, make the project, implementation and monitor related to irrigation water, irrigation facilities up to 500 liters per second need, reservoir for irrigation and animal drinking water, drainage, soil and water conservation facilities for prevention soil erosion and agricultural structure. (12/18/1991 – No. 91/2526 the Decision of the Council of Ministers published in Official Gazette dated 24.01.1992 and No. 21121 Regulation on the Duty and authorities of the Agricultural Engineers and also defined and covered in article 19).
EDUCATION AND RESEARCH
Our department has trained engineers acquired technical knowledge about farm structures and irrigation subjects of agricultural engineering with the continued personal and professional development of engineering education and with a sense of respect for ethical and professional values. Our department has also awareness the principle of generating knowledge for the benefit of country, society and humanity. Our undergraduate program students have been trained as an engineer in optimum utilization, conservation and development of wate resources, soil-plant-water relations, storage of water, water transmission and distribution structures, land levelling, farm roads, farm irrigation systems, drainage systems, land reclamation, land consolidation, and surveying, feasibility, planning, designing, application and controlling of like these soil and water utilization development projects.
Our students have also be trained in controlling environmental condition in farm structures, planning, designing and construction of farmyard, rural houses, cattle barns, sheep barns, poultries, greenhouses, mushroom producing structures, sheds, cereal and feed silos, fruit and vegetable storage structures, manure management, biogas systems and waste water systems structures. In
addition these, rural settlement planning, environmental controlling, agricultural information systems, structural and physical development of farm enterprises with the modern technology,
generating mathematical models related to agricultural and biological systems in engineering problems subjects have been given the students with whole details.
In the department, it has been given weight to theoretical and mathematical modelling for agricultural engineering problems and transferring to practical engineering applications by our students.
We have also provided for students to have a professional training about information technology applications besides agricultural education and research.
There are surveying, irrigation and drainage, soil mechanics, hydraulics and construction laboratories, a library of periodicals, scientific research, books in Turkish and foreign languages, a computer laboratory where students have been training about our relevant software packages.
Our graduates have opportunities for working in Republic of Turkey Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock, Republic of Turkey Ministry of Forestry and Waterworks, Republic of Turkey Ministry of Environment and Urbanization, municipalities, General Directorate of Agricultural Reform, Turkish Agricultural Credit Cooperatives, Agriculture and Rural Development Support Institution, governorship of province, private contracting firms and consulting firms working in environment and natural resources areas. They can also work in industry of agricultural Information technology and agricultural software development firms. In addition these, they can also establish their own companies and businesses.
Mathematics I, Physics I, Chemistry I, Biology, Meteorology, Ecology, Introduction of Computer, Ataturk’s Principles and History of Turkish Revolution, Turkish Language I, Foreign Language, Professional practice.
Mathematics II, Physics II, Technical Drawing, Surveying, Economy, Statics, Plant protection, Turkish Language II, Ataturk’s Principles and History of Turkish Revolution, Foreign Language.
Differential equations, Agricultural machines, Biometrics, Animal breeding and feeding, Strength of materials, Soil science, Foreign language, Professional practice.
Horticulture, Surveying in Engineering, Field crops, Agricultural Economy and operation, Seafood, Foreign language, Professional practice, Physical training
Construction material, System engineering, Hydraulics, Agricultural construction, Hydrology, Reinforced concrete, Agrometeorology.
Irrigation and drainage, Irrigation water quality and salinity, Milk technology, Agricultural Buildings, Soil mechanics, Remote sensing and geographic information systems, Project Drawing Technics, Undergraduate Thesis, Professional practice.
Land consolidation, Design of irrigation systems, Design of soilwater structures, Technics of preparing project, Planning water resources, Undergraduate Thesis.
Design of Agricultural Buildings, Design of drainage systems, Wastewater and management in agriculture, Rural settlement technics, Design of greenhouses, Water harvesting technics, Environmental effect assessment, Undergraduate Thesis.
There are 12 Prof. Dr., 2 Assoc. Prof. Dr., 1 Assist, Prof. Dr. and 3 Research Assistant in the department. Their names are in the following.
Prof. Dr. Engin YURTSEVEN (Head of Department)
Prof. Dr. A. Nejat EVSAHİBİOĞLU
Prof. Dr. Süleyman KODAL
Prof. Dr. Fazlı ÖZTÜRK
Prof. Dr. M. Ali TOKGÖZ
Prof. Dr. Metin OLGUN
Prof. Dr. M. Fatih SELENAY
Prof. Dr. Y. Ersoy YILDIRIM
Prof. Dr. Belgin ÇAKMAK
Prof. Dr. Ahmet ÖZTÜRK
Prof. Dr. Halit APAYDIN
Prof. Dr. Berna KENDİRLİ
Assoc. Dr. G. Duygu SEMİZ
Assoc. Dr. Alper S. ANLI
Assist. Dr. H. Eylem POLAT
Res. Ass. Cenk AKŞİT
Res. Ass. Sertan AVCI
Res. Ass. M. Sevba ÇOLAK
Address: Farm Structures and Irrigation Department Faculty of Agriculture University of Ankara 06110 Dışkapı – Ankara
Tel: +90 312 596 12 03
Fax: +90 312 316 74 67