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Undergraduate and Graduate Programs 2020-2021


FACULTY OF APPLIED SCIENCES

H. Altay G├╝venir, Ph.D., Dean

Academic Staff
Vocational Specialists
Part-time Academic Staff

Programs

The Faculty of Applied Sciences comprises two academic departments:

  • Information Systems and Technologies
  • Tourism and Hotel Management

The Information Systems and Technologies Department (CTIS) aims to provide a first rate education in the field of computers and information technologies for college and high school graduates who are willing to apply themselves diligently to a computer education and who wish to prepare themselves for the broad range of exciting career opportunities, in this dynamic and rapidly expanding field. The CTIS curriculum is designed to meet the popular and expanding IT industry requirements like mobile application development, networks and web technologies, software engineering, data warehousing, and information storage and management where technical background is not sufficient and needs to be supported by social skills. To accomplish this, CTIS technical courses are complemented by a range of business studies. These include both management and social/communication courses. Main goal is to graduate students who are technically both competent and confident, who are innovative, adaptable, and who have sound teamwork and interpersonal communication skills.

The Department of Tourism and Hotel Management (THM) aims to prepare students for managerial and supervisory positions in hotel, restaurant and travel establishments, encouraging them to establish their own firms in hospitality and travel industries. Hotel and restaurant business, culinary arts and travel industry studies emphasized with management courses are taught theoretically. On-premise training facilities including the Practice Restaurant; fully equipped demonstration kitchen, the small quantity food laboratory, practice kitchen are the practical side of the curriculum. The THM Department also conducts industrial training programs, so that students may complete internships and externships providing real life experience with well known leading international hotel and restaurant chains and multinational travel and tour operators offering a healthy blend of theoretical and applied learning of the 21st century. Bilkent Hotel and Conference Center - Ankara is a significant part of the Departments' training programs.


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