ARCHITECTURE

Meltem Gürel, Ph.D., Chair

Academic Staff
Part-time Academic Staff
Courses

Architectural designs shape our environment and affect the way we manage our everyday lives. The faculty is devoted to educate critical and independent thinkers who comprehend the importance of architecture's social impact. The program embraces the interdisciplinary nature of the discipline and offers a broad range of courses in order to equip students with knowledge and skills that will enable them to design aesthetically pleasing, structurally safe, technologically sound, environmentally healthy, and comfortable buildings.

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM

During the first year, the curriculum establishes foundational knowledge in mathematics, physics, arts and culture as well as in design and architectural drawing. This foundational year reflects the interdisciplinary nature of architecture and allows students to share an intellectual environment specifically within the faculty as well as the university at large. The second year curriculum introduces students to topics of architectural history, structural design, and construction of buildings. Design studios rest at the curriculum's core and enable students to apply knowledge learned in these courses to architectural design problems. The collaborative design studios in the second year expose students to concepts of interiors, environmental design, urban design, and landscape architecture. They aim to help students understand and appreciate the interdisciplinary character of architecture. The third and fourth year courses that follow offer advanced theoretical and practical knowledge in various areas of architecture and develop skills in architectural design. Together with a wide range of electives, these courses allow students to specialize in different aspects of the discipline. Courses on professional practice and summer practices held in offices and construction sites help prepare students for future professional life.

CURRICULUM

FIRST YEAR

Autumn Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
ADA 131  Architectural Drawing    3  3  4
ENG 101  English and Composition I  5    3  6
FA 101  Basic Design I  2  6  6  10
FA 171  Introduction to Art and Culture I  3    3  5
GE 100  Orientation  1    1  1
MATH 101  Calculus I  4    4  7

Spring Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
ADA 134  Designing with Digital Media    3  3  4
ENG 102  English and Composition II  5    3  6
FA 102  Basic Design II  2  6  6  10
MATH 102  Calculus II  4    4  7
PHYS 101  General Physics I  3  3  4  6

SECOND YEAR

Autumn Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
ADA 263  History of Built Environment I  3    3  5
ARCH 201  Architectural Design Studio I  2  6  6  10
ARCH 251  Architectural Building Systems  3    3  5
GE 250  Collegiate Activities Program I      -  1
HIST 200  History of Turkey  4    4  8
TURK 101  Turkish I      2  2
  Free Elective      3  6

Spring Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
ADA 264  History of Built Environment II  3    3  5
ARCH 202  Architectural Design Studio II  2  6  6  10
ARCH 231  Statics and Strength of Materials  3    3  5
ARCH 252  Construction and Materials  3  2  4  6
GE 251  Collegiate Activities Program II      1  1
TURK 102  Turkish II      2  2

THIRD YEAR

Autumn Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
ARCH 290  Summer Practice I      -  6
ARCH 301  Architectural Design Studio III    12  6  10
ARCH 321  Architecture and Society  3    3  4
ARCH 331  Structural Design I  3    3  5
ARCH 341  Environmental Technology I  3    3  5
  Free Elective      3  6

Spring Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
ARCH 302  Architectural Design Studio IV    12  6  10
ARCH 332  Structural Design II  3    3  5
ARCH 342  Environmental Technology II  3    3  5
  Humanities Elective      3  6
  Restricted Elective      3  6

FOURTH YEAR

Autumn Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
ARCH 390  Summer Practice II      -  6
ARCH 401  Architectural Design Studio V    12  6  10
ARCH 411  Conservation of Historical Environments  3    3  6
  Free Elective      3  6
  History of Architecture Elective      3  6

Spring Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
ARCH 402  Architectural Design Studio VI    12  6  10
ARCH 418  Professional Practice  3    3  6
  Free Elective      3  6
  Restricted Elective      3  6

HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE ELECTIVES

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
ARCH 463  Modern Turkish Architecture  3    3  6
ARCH 465  Contemporary Architecture and Theory  3    3  6
ARCH 466  Architectural Theory and Criticism  3    3  6

GRADUATE PROGRAM

Department of Architecture offers Master of Science in Architecture to equip students with advanced skills in architectural design and in-depth critical thinking on architectural theories. The graduate program invites students who would like to excel in using current technologies in design and broaden ways of creative thinking.

Master of Science in Architecture

Admission: All applicants are required to have a Bachelor of Architecture degree or a B.S. degree in a related field of design. Students with a B.S. degree in a related field may be requested to take several undergraduate courses in architecture to acquire necessary background in the field. Evaluation of applicants is based on their ALES (Akademik Personel ve Lisansüstü Eğitimi Giriş Sınavı - Academic Personnel and Postgraduate Education Entrance Examination) scores, past academic records, reference letters and an interview. Applicants who are not Turkish citizens and Turkish citizen applicants who are residents of another country may take GRE instead of ALES. All non-native speakers of English are required to submit a proof of satisfactory knowledge of English.

Degree Requirements: In addition to at least 24 credit units of course work, the M.S. degree candidate must prepare and successfully defend a thesis. Expected duration to complete the M.S. program is four semesters; the maximum duration is six semesters.

CURRICULUM

Courses

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
ARCH 590  Graduate Seminar      -  1
ARCH 599  Master's Thesis      -  56
GE 500  Research Methods and Academic Publication Ethics      -  1
GE 590  Academic Practices      -  12
  Core Graduate Course      3  7.5
  Graduate Electives (5)      15  37.5
  Restricted Graduate Electives (2)      6  15

CORE GRADUATE COURSES

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
ARCH 513  Theory and Methodology  3    3  7.5
GE 512  Quantitative Data Analysis  3    3  8

Graduate Elective Courses: All 5XX, 6XX courses with at least 3 credits

Restricted Graduate Elective Courses: All ARCH 5XX, 6XX courses with at least 3 credits.


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