Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
ZTM209INTRODUCTİON TO AGRİCULTURAL MACHİNESCompulsory234
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course, learning the agricultural mechanization system, general features of agricultural equipment and machinery for agricultural production, agricultural tractors and energy resources in agriculture.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof.Dr.Hamdi Bilgen, Prof.Dr.Vedat DEMİR, Assoc.Prof.Dr.Harun Yalçın, Prof.Dr.Erdem AYKAS
Learning Outcomes
1Understanding the information of the definition of agricultural mechanization, its historical development, benefits, level of agricultural mechanization in Turkey.
2Understanding agricultural mechanization system.
3Understanding of the energy resources in agriculture and its use.
4Understanding of agricultural tractors (general features).
5Understanding of agricultural machines (constructional and using features).
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Definition of Agricultural Mechanization, Historical Development, Advantages; Agricultural Mechanization in Turkey (Agricultural Structure, Historical Development and Level, Important Factors to Delay of Development); Mechanization System on Agricultural Production, Energy Resources in Agriculture, Farm Tractors (General Feature), Agricultural Equipment and Machinery; Soil Tillage Equipment and Machinery, Fertilizer Distribution Machinery, Sowing and Planting Machinery, Irrigation Mechanization, Crop Protection Machinery, Harvesting and Threshing Machinery.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Definition of agricultural mechanization, historical development, advantagesIntroduction + A tour on the department and practice areas (laboratories)
2Agricultural mechanization in turkey (agricultural structure, historical development and level, important factors to delay of development)Lecturing + Video and slide presentation
3Mechanization system on agricultural production, energy resources in agriculture Farm tractors (technical feature) Lecturing + Practice (types, properties, components, using and safety)
4Farm tractors (working feature)Lecturing + Practice (types, properties, components, using and safety)
5Soil tillage equipment and machinery (ploughing technics, ploughs, subsoiler)Lecturing + Practice (types, properties, components, using and safety)
6Soil tillage equipment and machinery (cultivator, harrow, roller, rotovator)Lecturing + Practice (types, properties, components, using and safety)
7Fertilizer distribution machinery (organic, mineral)Lecturing + Practice (types, properties, components, using and safety)
8Mid term examination
9Sowing machineryLecturing + Practice (types, properties, components, using and safety)
10Precision and special sowing, and planting machineryLecturing + Practice (types, properties, components, using and safety)
11Irrigation mechanizationLecturing + Practice (types, properties, components, using and safety)
12Crop protection machineryLecturing + Practice (types, properties, components, using and safety)
13Harvesting and threshing machinery (forage harvesting machinery)Lecturing + Practice (types, properties, components, using and safety)
14Harvesting and threshing machinery (cereals, tubers and special harvesting machinery)Lecturing + Practice (types, properties, components, using and safety)
15Oral examination (Practice examination)Oral exam at front of the machines
16Final examination
Recommended or Required Reading
* Mutaf,E., 1984. Tarım Alet ve Makinaları. E.Ü.Z.F. Yayın No: 218, Bornova-İzmir. * Mutaf,E., R.Uçucu, 1980. Tarımsal Mekanizasyon. E.Ü.Z.F. Ders teksiri, Bornova-İzmir. * Keçecioğlu,G., E.Gülsoylu, 2002. Toprak İşleme Makinaları. E.Ü.Z.F. Yayın No: 545, Bornova-İzmir. * Önal,İ., 1995. Ekim, Bakım, Gübreleme Makinaları. E.Ü.Z.F. Yayın No: 490, Bornova-İzmir. * Tozan, M.; 1997. Tarımsal Mekanizasyon, E.Ü.Z.F. Yayın No: 46/1, Bornova-İzmir, 84 s. * Yağcıoğlu,K., 1993. Bitki Koruma Makinaları. E.Ü.Z.F. Yayın No: 508, Bornova-İzmir. *Uçucu,R.,H.Bilgen,V.Demir,H.Yalçın,E.Aykas, 2011, "Tarımsal Mekanizasyon" Dersi Sunum (ppt) Çıktıları, E.Ü.Zir.Fak.Tar.Mak.Bölümü, Bornova İZMİR
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the sections of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation".
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Sınavı1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14228
Practice14228
Self Study11515
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11515
Individual Study for Final Examination12020
Oral Examination122
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)112
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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LO34 4 4  33 2    
LO45 4 4  43 2    
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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