Curriculum

Course Code Course Name Credit Theoretical Lab/Practical ECTS
ENGP010 STARTER LEVEL ENGLISH-I 0 0 0
BEGINNER (CEFR Level A1 - Breakthrough) LEVEL is in the group of Basic User. At the end of this level, those who are successful will understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type; will introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has; will interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
ENGP020 ELEMENTARY LEVEL ENGLISH-II 0 0 0
ELEMENTARY (CEFR Level A2 - Waystage) LEVEL is in the group of Basic User. At the end of this level, those who are successful will understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment); will communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters; will describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
ENGP030 PRE-INTERMEDIATE LEVEL ENGLISH 0 0 0
PRE-INTERMEDIATE (CEFR Level A2+) LEVEL represents a strong Waystage performance. At the end of this level, those who are successful will understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment); will communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters; will describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
ENGP040 INTERMEDIATE LEVEL ENGLISH-I 0 0 0
INTERMEDIATE (CEFR Level B1 – Threshold) LEVEL is in the group of Independent User. At the end of this level, those who are successful will understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.; will deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken; produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest; will describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
ENGP050 INTERMEDIATE LEVEL ENGLISH-II 0 0 0
INTERMEDIATE PLUS (CEFR Level B1+ - Strong Threshold) LEVEL is in the group of Independent User. At the end of this level, those who are successful will understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.; will deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken; produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest; will describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
ENGP060 UPPER-INTERMEDIATE LEVEL ENGLISH 0 0 0
UPPER-INTERMEDIATE (CEFR Level B2 - Vantage) LEVEL is in the group of Independent User. At the end of this level, those who are successful will understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation; will interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party; will produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
ENGP070 ADVANCED LEVEL ENGLISH 0 0 0
ADVANCED (CEFR Level C1 – Effective Operational) LEVEL is in the group of Proficient User. At the end of this level, those who are successful will understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning; will express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions; will use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes; will produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.
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
ARCH5X6 ELECTIVE 3 3 0
ARCH600 THESIS 0 0 0
ARCH690 SEMINAR 0 0 0
PHIL601 Philosophy of Science 3 3 0 7
This course will follow three main paths: Firstly it will introduce philosophy to doctoral students. The meaning of philosophy, its scope, its sub-branches and its different schools will be the subject topic of the first weeks. Then the course will focus on the relation of philosophy with the sources of knowledge and different sciences. Here, Rationalism, Empiricism and Intuitionism will be covered during the following weeks. In the remaining weeks the course will concentrate on philosophy of science and scientific ethics. Logical positivism, paradigm changes, falsificationism, the questions of “what is science”, “what is pseudo-science?”, “what is the relation between theory and reality?” are amongst topics that will be covered. Finally, the course will concentrate on ethical theories and will particularly cover scientific ethics.
Course Code Course Name Credit Theoretical Lab/Practical ECTS
ARCH650 QUALIFICATION EXAM 0 0 0
Course Code Course Name Credit Theoretical Lab/Practical ECTS
ARCH521 INTRODUCTION TO ARCHITECTURAL RESEARCH 3 3 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.
ARCH619 ARCHITECTURE AND THE CITY IN SCIENCE FICTION MOVIES 3 3 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.
ARCH601 ENVIRONMENT-BEHAVIOR THEORIES 3 3 0
ARCH541 SPACE, PLACE AND PLACE - MAKING 3 3 0
ARCH603 DISCUSSIONS ON ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN FUTURES 3 3 0
ARCH604 CULTURE AND SPACE STUDIES 3 3 0
ARCH606 AESTHETIC PHENOMENON IN ARCHITECTURE 3 3 0
ARCH609 PARADIGMS ON ARCHITECTURE 3 3 0
ARCH607 ARCHITECTURE AND SCIENCE 3 3 0
ARCH614 COMPOSITE BUILDING MATERIALS AND DESIGN PRINCIPLES 3 3 0
ARCH621 CREATIVITY IN ARCHITECTURE DEISGN AND THE ROLE OF METAPHORS 3 3 0
ARCH536 TYPOMORPHOLOGICAL ANALYSIS IN URBAN STUDIES 3 3 0
ARCH602 INFORMAL HOUSING 3 3 0
ARCH613 EFFECTS OF CLIMATE AND ENERGY ON SETTLEMENTS DEISGN 3 3 0
INAR505 ERGONOMICS 3 3 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.
GRDE504 LIGHTING AND COLOR 3 3 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.
ARCH616 INFORMATION SYSTEMS IN CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS MANAGEMENT 3 3 0
ARCH529 SPACE, FORM AND SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY 3 3 0
ARCH612 PERFORMANCE OF BUILDING ELEMENTS UNDER ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS 3 3 0
ARCH524 ARCHITECTURAL ENVIRONMENTS AND SPACE 3 3 0
ARCH537 GLASS STRUCTURE 3 3 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.
ARCT302 ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN IV 0 0 0
ARCH526 HUMAN FACTORS IN ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN 3 3 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.
GRDE507 COMPUTERS IN DESIGN 3 3 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.
INAR515 ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE RECORDING 3 3 0
ARCH622 TURKISH TRADITIONAL HOUSE 3 3 0
PHIL601 Philosophy of Science 3 3 0
This course will follow three main paths: Firstly it will introduce philosophy to doctoral students. The meaning of philosophy, its scope, its sub-branches and its different schools will be the subject topic of the first weeks. Then the course will focus on the relation of philosophy with the sources of knowledge and different sciences. Here, Rationalism, Empiricism and Intuitionism will be covered during the following weeks. In the remaining weeks the course will concentrate on philosophy of science and scientific ethics. Logical positivism, paradigm changes, falsificationism, the questions of “what is science”, “what is pseudo-science?”, “what is the relation between theory and reality?” are amongst topics that will be covered. Finally, the course will concentrate on ethical theories and will particularly cover scientific ethics.
ARCH501 GRADUATE STUDIO I 3 2 2
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.
COMM610 CRITICAL THEORY 3 3 0
This course is designed to study, in the context of ground texts; what is critical theory and how it is being analyzed in today’s world by different approaches. In that respect, the texts those philosophers will be examined especially Marx, Kant and Hedel, Lukacs, Nietzsche, Fromm, Marcuse, Freud, Adorno and Habermas.
CVLE561 CONSTRUCTION PLANNING AND SCHEDULING 3 3 0
INAR507 HISTORY OF FURNITURE AND ARCHITECTURE 3 3 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.
INAR510 LIGHTING DESIGN 3 3 0
ARCH520 DEVELOPMENT OF CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE 3 3 0
COMM622 DOCUMENTARY FILM AND TELEVISION 3 3 0
This course will consider the history, theory and aesthetics of the documentary, both on film and on television. We will examine the tools and techniques available to documentary filmmakers, and consider the different ways in which they have been used to represent reality. The course will also address the political dimensions of documentary production, including propaganda, and will ask whether objectivity is possible within the form. Key productions for discussion will include: Nanook of the North (1922), The War Game (1965), High School (1968), Hearts and Minds (1974), The Thin Blue Line (1988) and The Death of Yugoslavia (1995).
ARCT305 RESTORATION AND PRESERVATION I 0 0 0
ARCT406 DESIGN CULTURE 0 0 0
ARCT107 STATICS FOR ARCHITECTS 0 0 0
ARCT209 BUILDING PHYSICS I 0 0 0
ARCT212 HISTORY OF EUROPEAN ARCHITECTURE 0 0 0
ARCH305 RESTORATION AND PRESERVATION-I 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.