Curriculum

Course Code Course Name Credit Theoretical Lab/Practical ECTS
ARCH5X1 ELECTIVE 3 3 0
ARCH5X2 ELECTIVE 3 3 0
ARCH5X3 ELECTIVE 3 3 0
ARCH5X4 ELECTIVE 3 3 0
ARCH5X5 ELECTIVE 3 3 0
Course Code Course Name Credit Theoretical Lab/Practical ECTS
ARCH500 THESIS 0 0 0 0
Master thesis refers supervised independent research on a topic arranged between the student and faculty member who is assigned as supervisor and approved by the Institute. Graduate students should show their competency in the profession by making the necessary research and writing a research report under the guidance of their supervisor. The student will be responsible to read the recommended readings and to make the research related with the topic. After mutual discussions and critics the student will finalize the thesis. The dissertation must be an original contribution to the field of Architecture, enhancing analytical thinking and developing a systematic approach to the research problem. The research may have qualitative, quantitative or mixed design of research methods.
ARCH501 GRADUATE STUDIO I 3 2 2 0
The studio focuses on the development of a single architectural project over the duration of the semester which also deals with the contemporary cultural, environmental, technical, social and political contexts. The course aims to enable the research students to reach and understand the available environmental evaluation tools of buildings in terms of sustainable building design; and to develop an evaluation skill to measure the environmental performance of their architectural design. The studio suggests a critical approach towards design. It is planned to provide the necessary knowledge and skills to deal with specific design problems, particularly related to the understanding of space, materials and detailing, through lectures, site trips and studio work. The course approaches design as an iterative process including reading, research, critical thinking and presenting.
ARCH502 GRADUATE STUDIO II 3 2 2 0
The studio focuses on the development of a single architectural project over the duration of the semester alongside studying different case studies. The students are expected to conduct their own research in the studio under the supervision of the instructors where they analyse, test and criticize these particular case studies. These studies may be structured around different theoretical concepts or typologies. The studio is supported by theoretical readings and/or individual research. The students are expected to approach critically towards the relationship between form and the program. Projects in the studio can be in various scales and sites. It may include different project briefs, and complexities. They should ponder on spatial and experiential quality, technical proficiency, and conceptual basis, as well as the aesthetic and ethical qualities.
ARCH590 SEMINAR 0 0 0 0
The aim of this major area unit is to develop students' systematic and methodological capability of architectural academic research, improve their ability to research, investigate, evaluate, interpret and synthesize theoretical knowledge and/or practical works independently and unconventionally, and to discuss and present their ideas academically. Graduate seminar gives an opportunity for independent study in various aspects of the research. Small group discussion and critique sessions with faculty supervisors and students are provided. Seminar focuses on dissertation, data collection, programming, building, site selection, design development, documentation and presentation. The course includes the expression of the topic, the discussion on the related theoretical and practical issues, presentation of the consequences, the discussion of seminar subjects of each students with their supervisors.
Course Code Course Name Credit Theoretical Lab/Practical ECTS
ARCH521 INTRODUCTION TO ARCHITECTURAL RESEARCH 3 3 0 0
This course aims to understand the conceptual framework in an architectural research. The course focuses on the research methods and it aims to provide students qualitative and quantitative skills; and to help students to conceptualize how research can be used in the design process, and how research findings can be integrated into design. The content of the course includes the definition of a research, the process of problem statement, the methodology of literature review, data collection and evaluation, which are correlated with the research design. The students are expected to study a textbook/paper or a case study by its various interpretations; and to define, plan, execute and complete a research project; and understand the basic principles of scientific investigation and the architectural research process.
ARCH541 SPACE, PLACE AND PLACE - MAKING 3 3 0 0
ARCH536 TYPOMORPHOLOGICAL ANALYSIS IN URBAN STUDIES 3 3 0 0
ARCH520 DEVELOPMENT OF CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE 3 3 0 0
ARCH526 HUMAN FACTORS IN ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN 3 3 0 0
Design process of a building starts with the user requirements and activities. Then the building is designed and constructed based on those of requirements and activities. To measure the performance of the occupied building whether it meets the expectations of the design team and the users Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE) processes start. POEs are tools used to clarify the relationships between human behavior and the physical environment. Diversity of needs, values, behavioral norms, and social and spatial patterns that characterize different cultures are examined. The implications of this diversity for the societal roles and responsibilities of architects are also considered. POEs are useful tools to identify if the building delivers desired functional use and best value for the investment.
INAR505 ERGONOMICS 3 3 0 0
This course aims to develop the student's ability to critically appraise the knowledge of human factors aspects of indoor ambient environmental conditions. Students analyze the human factors, anthropometric data and their impacts on broad aspects of design development. The physiology and psychology of the client/user are one of the main factors influencing the design of the environment. This course will present design problems that explore issues of ergonomics and proxemics as they apply to interior design. Universal design, the design that creates accessibility, will be the context for the design problems. Discussions will cover the following: interaction of environment and the user’s culture, gender, stage of the life cycle, and physical capabilities.
ARCH619 ARCHITECTURE AND THE CITY IN SCIENCE FICTION MOVIES 3 3 0 0
The course scrutinizes the meaning and significance of architecture and urban space in science fiction movies and how architecture is displayed in dystopian visions of the future in movies of the modern and post-modern eras. The dystopian visions repeatedly suggest an anti-democratic future world of surveillance controlled by the international corporations and authoritarian administrations. The architecture of these worlds is variously rendered in Art Déco, Classicism, the International Style, Brutalism, High Tech / Slick Tech, an eclectic Historicism, in vernacular and “eco-” forms, and situated in (decayed) skyscraper mega-cities or within an idyllic natural environment. The course is based on the analysis of selected movies and the reading of scholarly literature on the subject.
ARCH537 GLASS STRUCTURE 3 3 0 0
The objective of this course is to provide knowledge on the static of advance glass structural systems. Analyze some real systems in detail. Glass facade coating systems and application details will be examined. The course focuses on the suspended glass systems with pre-stressed cable truss (SGSPCT) structure in detail. Design criteria and structural solutions will be examined for suspended glass systems with pre-stress cable truss. The course also focusing glass annex buildings. Historical buildings additions with glass and how can be design and construction also part of the course.1/10 articulated bold and many other detail also will be discuss at the course. Problem solving strategies and behaviour of the stone and glass will be discuss at the course and the reading materials.
GRDE507 COMPUTERS IN DESIGN 3 3 0 0
This course focuses on each student's personal design vision. Students explore the specific skills necessary to design posters, catalogues as a unique means of communication. The aim of this course is that introducing students and providing comprehensive knowledge with practices to Graphic Design and digital media applications. Working from concept to finished artwork, students develop to transfer the creative thinking to applications and digital Graphic Design tools, methods and strategies for producing effective graphic design solutions. This course aims to analyze and implement the basics of 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional modeling and design in graphic design by using Adobe Programs.
ARCH614 COMPOSITE BUILDING MATERIALS AND DESIGN PRINCIPLES 3 3 0 0
INAR511 INTRODUCTION TO EXHIBITION DESIGN 3 3 0 0
ARCH603 DISCUSSIONS ON ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN FUTURES 3 3 0 0
ARCH530 ENVIRONMENTAL AESTHETICS 3 3 0 0
GRDE504 LIGHTING AND COLOR 3 3 0 0
The aim of the course is to teach the students general color knowledge, color harmony rules, cultural and psychological effects of color, and to provide sustainable use of color in graphic design. The use of color language in subjects such as photography, graphic design, image and meaning, cinema aesthetics is investigated. The effects of color on culture are examined, students conduct research on the relationship between color and culture, write reports and make presentations. Discusses the common and different areas of societies' understanding of color. Observation-based studies are conducted on concepts and images in the context of color and light. The findings obtained from the observations are discussed in the classroom environment and color and image interaction is tried to be defined.
ARCH529 SPACE, FORM AND SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY 3 3 0 0
ARCH524 ARCHITECTURAL ENVIRONMENTS AND SPACE 3 3 0 0
INAR513 THEORY OF COLOUR 3 3 0 0
ARCT406 DESIGN CULTURE 0 0 0 0
ARCT309 INTRODUCTION TO INTERIORS 0 0 0 0
INAR510 LIGHTING DESIGN 3 3 0 0
COMM513 FILM AESTHETICS 3 3 0 0
This course aims to develop the skills and knowledge necessary for analyzing film as an art and an aesthetic category. The course focuses on film theories and film criticism and gives special attention to detailed film analyses. Within this context it examines and analyzes the film styles of “auteur” filmmakers and compares their cinematographic styles with those of mainstream filmmakers.
ARCH609 PARADIGMS ON ARCHITECTURE 3 3 0 0
INAR515 ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE RECORDING 3 3 0 0
ARCT311 HISTORY OF TURKISH & CYPRIOT ARCHITECTURE 0 0 0 0
ARCH601 ENVIRONMENT-BEHAVIOR THEORIES 3 3 0 0
GRDE503 SEMIOTICS OF IMAGE 3 3 0 0
This course explores the relationship between image and meaning. Students learn and use visual semiotic analysis approach. Advertisements, signs, symbols, films and everyday objects may be the subject of research. Art exhibitions and artwork are also suitable for research environments. The connection between image and meaning is examined in the context of Barthes, Panofsky and Fiske's theories. The relationship between signifier, signifier, sign, semantic definitions, semantic, syntactic and functional analysis methods are investigated and evaluated. Students write observations and semiotic analyzes and report on related topics. Visual materials such as exhibitions, works of art and films can be considered as a subject for examinations.
ARCH607 ARCHITECTURE AND SCIENCE 3 3 0 0
ARCH401 ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN V 0 0 0 0
ARCT312 HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE 0 0 0 0
GRDE509 RESEARCH METHODS 3 3 0 0
In this course, students learn and apply the research methods. They understand how to use the methods such as observation, interview, survey and case analysis. Learning to write a report, an article or a thesis and how to research and learn to search literature are the gains of this course. Students are informed about research methods, and how to use the primary and secondary sources and the ethical writing rules in a content. They will find out how the result of the research will turn into a report, and how the data will turn into an academic text. It is expected that at the end of the semester, students submitted their own academic study.
ARCH621 CREATIVITY IN ARCHITECTURE DEISGN AND THE ROLE OF METAPHORS 3 3 0 0
COMM508 ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION 3 3 0 0
This course is designed to examine the internal and external communication systems of business organizations. It is also examined that the uses of communication media such as internet and intranet in organizations.
INAR507 HISTORY OF FURNITURE AND ARCHITECTURE 3 3 0 0
The course enhances student’s critical comprehension of historic styles and the impact they have on contemporary design solutions. The survey begins with the Egyptian period and provides an overview of the history of furniture and architecture through the Industrial Revolution, including ancient Greece and Rome, the Gothic and Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo periods. Emphasis will be placed on chronological periods, the visual characteristics of each style including regional idiosyncrasies, and the terminology relevant to a study of furniture and architecture. The second part of the course extends the investigation into the 20th century, while addressing issues concerning preservation, restoration, rehabilitation, and adaptive re-use. With field trips and onsite work, students will become actively involved in stylistic progression and local living history.
COMM532 MEDIA HISTORY:TEXTS AND CONTEXTS 3 3 0 0
This course will examine the history of media and mass communication since the emergence of the printing press. The course will be organised as a survey of key moments in the international development of the media, but students will also examine key theoretical writings related to media history. Major topics to be addressed will include: the role played by technology in communication, the convergence between different forms of media, the connection between media and national culture, and the role of the media in the process of globalization.
ARCT305 RESTORATION AND PRESERVATION I 0 0 0 0
ARCH301 ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN-III 0 0 0 0
The aim of this course is helping students in designing buildings and their environments and/or forming spatial patterns considering the urban and environmental context of high rise public buildings such as offices, hospitals, dormitories, mix use buildings and etc. It also helps students in structuring the necessary orders by researching the properties of the given (virtual and/or natural) topography and the architectural context. Researching to find appropriate construction systems and materials considering the new and advanced technologies of high rise buildings, vertical circulation, accessibility, climate, building physics, urban identity and skyline problems. Understanding different design languages and enhancing design vocabularies by doing research on different applications, Developing self motivation, imagination through generation of ideas and concepts, Exploring advanced representational materials and techniques, modelling, sketching as a way of developing ideas and concepts, computer aided image production, Identification of self mental and manual skills in order to form the individual styles.
ARCH602 INFORMAL HOUSING 3 3 0 0
ARCH612 PERFORMANCE OF BUILDING ELEMENTS UNDER ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS 3 3 0 0
ARCH613 EFFECTS OF CLIMATE AND ENERGY ON SETTLEMENTS DEISGN 3 3 0 0
ARCH310 PASSIVE SOLAR CONTROL 0 0 0 0
ARCT302 ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN IV 0 0 0 0
ARCT204 INTRODUCTION TO URBAN PLANING AND DESIGN 0 0 0 0
ARCT307 INTRODUCTION TO LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE 0 0 0 0
CVLE532 CONCRETE TECHNOLOGY 3 3 0 0
CVLE561 CONSTRUCTION PLANNING AND SCHEDULING 3 3 0 0
COMM510 NEW COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES 3 3 0 0
Focusing primarily on the internet and digital cultures, this course will explore the theoretical and practical debates that have developed around the concept of ‘new media’. Topics to be studied include interactivity, social networking, media convergence, cyberculture and the emergence of ‘web 2.0’. Are these developments anticipated by pre-existing studies of communication practice, or are new theoretical models required to understand them?
EMNT524 SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT 3 3 0 0
EMNT525 RESEARCH METHODS 3 3 0 0
ARCT304 BEHAVIOUR AND ANALYSIS OF STRUCTURES II 0 0 0 0
ARCT212 HISTORY OF EUROPEAN ARCHITECTURE 0 0 0 0
ARCT401 ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN V 0 0 0 0
ARCH305 RESTORATION AND PRESERVATION-I 0 0 0 0
This course, in which the theoretical basis related to the preservation of historical structures is formed, includes preservation of historical environment, history of contemporary preservation, restoration and refitting techniques, preservation standards, definition of valuable structures, domestic and international regulations and organizations regarding preservation, examples from the world heritage list and exemplary structures that are preserved. The course also includes understanding the deterioration on structures and the underlying reasons and how to make the necessary archive research before starting a restoration project of a historical structure. The aim of the course can be listed as analyzing the current condition of a historical structure and identifying necessary preservation techniques and offering suggestions as to the reuse of the structures.
ARCH403 INTEGRATED APPLICATION PROJECT 0 0 0 0
This course aims to synthesise the occupational knowledge gained in the theoretical disciplines and the actual application. Students are provided with the awareness and ability of integrating the environmental, spatial, structural, functional and aesthetical decisions that are essential for the construction of a building in a holistic manner. Within this context, it is aimed to encourage students to search and to create their own solutions according to their project proposals. The course deals with the application drawings of the completed architectural project in detail and the expression and presentation techniques and standards that are applied in harmony with the working stages. Within this process, it is also expected to equip students with professional practice.
ARCH404 DESIGN ETHICS AND LEGAL ISSUES 0 0 0 0
This course intends to clarify the following questions: What is a trademark? How and why is it registered? What is an invention? Patents and utility models. What is a design? How is it protected? Intellectual property, artistic property and copyrights. Design law in practice in TRNC, Turkey and EU. Comprehension of ethical issues in design practice, ability to make firm planning and positioning, competence of managing the business’s finances; preparing design contracts and product pricing, proficiency of dealing with human resources; contracts; agreement with clients; marketing and outreach. Protection of trademarks, designs, and inventions by licence. Design piracy prohibition and related acts. Studies on detail processing, specification writing, surveying and building codes, cost analysis. Working out diagrams, charts and matrices.