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Architecture

About the Program

The Doctorate of Architecture Course (PhD) contributes to students’ theoretical and practical knowledge of  architecture, the planning, designing and construction of buildings. Students are expected to carry out research, discuss and express their thoughts analytically in writing and orally.

The Course allows for the learning of architectural theories and their application, methods and techniques in a variety of core and elective modules. As technology and the economy are constantly developing students are encouraged to become researchers and instructors by improving their innovative, creative, independent, dynamic and productive elements.

Students are required to continue the Doctorate of Architecture Course through at least eight terms [semesters] and take seven core courses and a seminar. Assuming that they succeed in the PhD proficiency examination, students successfully concluding the course must, in light of suggestions from advisors, prepare a thesis on a topic contributing to the literature,  and defend it before a jury.

 

Educational Opportunities

Department of Architecture, within the Institute of Graduate Studies and Research, has different qualities regarding; the relationship of educational context and scientific fields, the criteria for student acceptance and the institutional framework of architecture profession. Master Program in Architecture (MA), considering the multidisciplinary structure of architecture, includes the fields of Architectural Theory and Methods, Conservation and Restoration, Environmental Design and Technology.

There are 24 Full-time, 12 Part-time Instructors and 4 Research Assistants in the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Fine Arts Design and Architecture. Considering the development and academic progress of the young academic staff, and ongoing accreditation processes; the Department of Architecture supports the education and research programs at PhD level including both projects for public service and societal, environmental, cultural and technical dimensions at the same time. 

 

Career Areas

Architects has an extensive field of study as they graduate from the Department of Architecture being able to work with different design disciplines. Graduates of this department can work as freelance architects or paid architects in an architectural office, by opening an architectural design office or they can take part in industrial or design process related with technology for the development and production of construction materials or concentrating on the urban environment. They have the opportunity to work in research and education in the academic environment.

An architect can have a successful career by accurately making use of human relations and psychology in all parts of creativity. Many architects have achieved successful professions in different fields such as literature, media, cinema, music, industry and entrepreneurship with their original perspective and creativity developed in architectural education.

 

Contact

Institute of Graduate Studies and Research

Çevik Uraz Center, A247

99258 Nicosia/North Cyprus

Mersin 10, Turkey 

Tel: +90 392 671 1111 (ext. 2214-2228)

Institute E-mail: ciu-institute@ciu.edu.tr 

Head of the Department E-mail:  catakara@ciu.edu.tr 

Last updated: 18-01-2018