Profile of the Program

Graduate program in architecture is designed to develop and deeepen knowledge of the students in architecture to higher levels of professional competence based on Bachelor level qualifications; to give students an understanding in scholarly research; to develop ability to conduct and communicate studies individually and ability to enhance lifelong intellectual growth. These goals are achieved through a coherent program of lectures, supervised scholarly researches and a thesis that is carefully planned by each individual student in consultation with an advisor.

Qualification Awarded

The students who successfully complete the program are awarded the degree of Bachelor of Architecture

Level of Qualification

This is a program.

Specific Admission Requirements

-First Cycle ( Bachelor's Degree in Architecture) -A minimum score of 55 out of 100 in Academic Personnel and Post Graduate Education Admittance Examination (ALES) which is centrally administrated by Student Selection and Placement (ÖSYM) -YDS (KPDS- ÜDS) 65 or BAU English Proficiency Exam 65 TOEFL 79 min.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

Students joining this program must have been completed 21 credits,a seminar and a thesis presented in a jury and approved by a jury.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of prior learning for transfer students from different universities is only possible according to the relevant regulations set by The Council of Higher Education (YÖK) together with the approval of course contents by the Instıtute /Faculty.

Occupational Profiles of Graduates

Graduates can find job opportunities in construction industry both as designer and practicing architect; in Ministeries and Municipalities for designing and controlling; in Universities as academics; in Private sector related to construction as architects; in Press and also in organisations related to architecture such as exhibitions. Also they can establish their own private offices.

Access to Further Studies

May apply to third cycle (Doktorate Degree) programs.

Program Outcomes

1 Develops the conceptual/theoretical and practical knowledge gained in undergraduate level to higher proficiency level.
2 Be able to conduct researches at proficiency level in Architecture and related disciplines individually and participate or take responsibility in groups.
3 Demostrate an ability to develop new approaches and produce knowledge at proficiency level researches both in architecture and related disciplines.
4 Apply critical thinking methods , identify, formulate, and effectively communicate the critical issues involved in the solution of design problems.
5 Evaluate the phenomena in Architectural History and analyse historical, social, political backgrounds of the contemporary developments .
6 Be able to conduct qualitatif and quantitatif researches on the discipline of Architecture.
7 Be able to communicate the results of his researches, design proposals , conceptual and practical thoughts in the field of architecture using written, oral, visual media
8 Develops the lifelong learning abilities.
9 Engage social, legal, ethical and aesthetical responsibility in the discipline of architecture.

Course & Program Outcomes Matrix

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
ARC5401 Architectural Design Studio 4 3 3 4 4 3 4 3 4
ARC5403 Research Methods in Architecture 4 3 3 3 4 5 3 4 4
ARC5411 Architectural Criticism 4 4 4 5 3 3 5 3 5
ARC5887 Seminar 4 4 4 3 3 5 5 2 4
ARC5888-1 Master Thesis 5 5 3 3 4 5 5 2 5
ARC5888-2 Master Thesis 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Departmental Elective
ARC5423 Advanced Architectural Studies on Istanbul
ARC5432 Urban Housing
ARC5434 Urban Issues in Architecture
ARC5437 Research on Special Topics in Architecture
ARC5501 Tectonic Studies in Architecture
ARC5502 Digital Design in Architecture
ARC5505 Project and Construction Management
ARC5506 Competition Culture in Architecture and Design

Course Structure Diagram with Credits

1. Semester
Course Code Course Name Prerequisites Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
ARC5401 Architectural Design Studio 3 0 3 8
ARC5403 Research Methods in Architecture 3 0 3 8
Departmental Elective 3 6
Departmental Elective 3 8
Total 30
2. Semester
Course Code Course Name Prerequisites Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
ARC5411 Architectural Criticism 3 0 3 8
ARC5887 Seminar 0 0 0 10
Departmental Elective 3 8
Departmental Elective 3 8
Total 34
3. Semester
Course Code Course Name Prerequisites Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
ARC5888-1 Master Thesis 0 0 0 20
Total 20
4. Semester
Course Code Course Name Prerequisites Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
ARC5888-2 Master Thesis 0 0 0 30
Total 30

Program Director (or Equivalent)


Program Coordinator

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