General Information: Four-year undergraduate degree. Medium of instruction is English.

Goals and Objectives: The Architecture undergraduate degree program establishes a platform for students to obtain knowledge and expertise in modern shaping of built environment. The program introduces students with the architectural design in various context, integrates traditional and historical forms with know-how digital technologies. Students obtains critical thinking in understanding of architectural culture and applying the knowledge in forming the modern buildings.

Job Opportunity: Graduates will be equipped with all the contemporary approach and latest architecture development to have a successful job employment.

ARCHITECTURE PROGRAM

1. Semester 2. Semester
Course Code Course Name L T C Course Code Course Name L T C
ARC1001 Basic Design 2 6 5 ARC1002 Design Studies 2 6 5
ARC1021 Introduction to Architectural Culture 3 0 3 ARC1028 History and Theory of Art and Architecture I 2 0 2
ARC1041 Representational Techniques in Architecture 0 4 2 ARC1042 Digital Media in Architecture 0 4 2
ENG1003 Communication Skills and Academic Reporting I 2 2 3 ENG1004 Communication Skills and Academic Reporting II 2 2 3
ARC1052 Materials and Methods of Construction I 2 2 3
TOTAL 7 12 13 TOTAL 8 14 15
 
3. Semester 4. Semester
Course Code Course Name L T C Course Code Course Name L T C
ARC2001 Architectural Design I 2 6 5 ARC2002 Architectural Design II 2 6 5
ARC2027 History and Theory of Art and Architecture II 2 0 2 ARC2028 History and Theory of Art and Architecture III 2 0 2
ARC2053 Materials and Methods of Construction II 2 2 3 ARC2054 Materials and Methods of Construction III 2 2 3
ARC2031 Structural Systems in Architecture I 2 2 3 ARC2032 Structural Systems in Architecture II 2 2 3
 ARCxxx Elective Course 2 0 2 ARC2082 Environmental Control Systems 2 2 3
 ARCxxx Elective Course 3 0 3 ARCxxx Elective Course 2 0 2
TOTAL 13 10 18 TOTAL 12 12 18
 
5. Semester 6. Semester
Course Code Course Name L T C Course Code Course Name L T C
ARC3001 Architectural Design III 2 6 5 ARC3002 Architectural Design IV 2 6 5
ARC3031 Contemporary Structural Systems 3 0 3 ARC3008 Introduction to City Planning and Urban Design 3 2 4
ARCxxx Elective Course 3 0 3 ARCxxx Elective Course 2 0 2
ARCxxx Elective Course 3 0 3 ARCxxx Elective Course 3 0 3
ARC3091 INTERNSHIP I 0 0 0 ARCxxx Elective Course 3 0 3
TOTAL 11 6 14 TOTAL 13 8 17
 
7. Semester 8. Semester
Course Code Course Name L T C Course Code Course Name L T C
ARC4001 Architectural Design V 2 6 5 ARC4002 Degree Project Design 2 6 5
ARC4021 Contemporary Turkish Architecture 2 0 2 ARCxxx Elective Course 2 0 2
ARCxxx Elective Course 2 0 2 ARCxxx Elective Course 3 0 3
ARCxxx Elective Course 2 0 2 ARCxxx Elective Course 2 0 2
ARCxxx Elective Course 2 0 2 ARC4092 INTERNSHIP II 0 0 0
ARCxxx Elective Course 2 0 2
TOTAL 12 6 15 TOTAL 9 6 12

L – stands for Lecture Hour (hours/week)
T – stands for Lab/Tutorial (hours/week)
C – stands for Credit

ARCHITECTURE PROGRAM

ARC1001 – Basic Design
Basic principles of design, creating a visual vocabulary through 2 and 3 dimensional exercises, design elements and their characteristics, design principles, problems to enhance students’ mental and manual skills, emphasis on creativity, and critical thinking.Introduction to Architectural

ARC1021 – Culture
This course provides students a broad understanding of the ancient, medieval, and post-renaissance world through an analysis of art and culture. This course places an emphasis on the great complexity and interconnectivity of socio-political and cultural facts and employs an anthropological view to the history of art.

ARC1041 – Representational Techniques in Architecture
The techniques used to represent architectural design are examined in this course. A broad array of methodologies for developing architectural ideas are described, ranging from two- and three-dimensional conceptual sketches, through to the working drawings required for the construction of buildings.

ARC1003 – Communication Skills and Academic Reporting I
The course connects critical thinking with language skills and incorporates learning technologies. The purpose of the course is to consolidate students’ knowledge and awareness of academic discourse, language structures and lexis. The main focus will be on the development of productive (writing, speaking) and receptive (reading and listening) skills in academic settings, and on the improvement of study skills in general.

ARC1002 – Design Studies
This course puts an emphasis on design process, exercises on three dimensional forms, space, function, material, and structure, role of context, human dimension and scale, transition from abstract problems to concrete ones.

ARC1028 – History and Theory of Art and Architecture I
First in the series of survey courses on history of world architecture and art, covering the period from pre-historic times to the end of the medieval era, specially designed for Architecture students. Focus, on the theoretical perspective as well as the historical. First part of the course deals with the evolution of architecture and art from prehistory until the end of the pagan world; the second, with architecture developed in the West and the East with the rise of religions-Christianity and Islam- until the end of medieval times. Due to comparative nature of the course, a rather broad geographical scope is considered to include topics and examples from Europe, Asia and Africa. Architecture of Egypt, Greece, Rome, Early Christianity, Early Islamic, Byzantine, Romanesque, Gothic, Safevid, Seljuk, Mongol, and Early Ottoman architecture are taken up in a chronological line. All major themes and genres of architecture and art to be covered: religious and secular architecture, decorative arts, and traditional arts like calligraphy in their relationships to Architecture and design.

ARC1042 – Digital Media in Architecture
This course provides students with practical hands-on experience in using professional architectural modeling software. The course looks at the principal three-dimensional modeling techniques used by architects to design and represent projects. The course covers the process of creating, manipulating, and communicating through digital architectural models. Emphasis will be placed on the generation of 3D architectural models and their presentation using AutoCad, 3DStudioMax, Maya, Rhino, Grasshopper and/or VRay.

ENG1004 – Communication Skills and Academic Reporting II
The course is designed to help students improve the level of their English to B2 level, as specified in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The course connects critical thinking with language skills and incorporates learning technologies such as Moodle. The purpose of the course is to consolidate students’ knowledge and awareness of academic discourse, language structures and lexis. The main focus will mainly be on the development of language skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking and the improvement of general academic study skills necessary in an academic setting.

ARC1052 – Materials and Methods of Construction I
Tectonics of buildings, which have all types of masonry (brick, stone, timber; with or without tie beams) and some basic types of skeletal structures, and their construction characteristics. All possible construction methods of these structures; infill wall possibilities and their construction methods; construction of possible cladding systems, which are used with these systems; some examples of finishing which are used in these types of buildings.

ARC2001 – Architectural Design I
A course designed to develop an understanding of form, function and space relations through projects of limited complexity. Minimum structural input not to limit the creativity of students. Emphasis on the overall architectural design process including site, literature survey, functional diagrams and program concepts, human and social factors – ergonomics.

ARC2027 – History and Theory of Art and Architecture II
Second one of the survey courses on the history and theories of architecture, designed in three phases. The first dealing with the evolution of architecture and art in Europe and Asia from rise of Renaissance just after the fall of Constantinople and until the 17th century, the second covering the developments in architecture during the 18th and 19th centuries in Europe and in the eastern world, and the third starting with the 19th century Industrial Revolution, covering contemporary architecture until the end of 20th century and the art of Europe and America. A rather broad geographical scope with topics including examples from European, Asian, African, American and Australian continents. A chronological line beginning from the end of the medieval times to architecture of Renaissance, Baroque, Islamic architecture e.g. Classic Ottoman Art, Westernization of the Islamic Art and classicism, Art Nouveau, Modernism, Post-modernism and recent trends in architecture. All major themes and genres of architecture and art to be covered: religious and secular architecture, decorative arts, and traditional arts like calligraphy in their relationships to Architecture.

ARC2053 – Materials and Methods of Construction II
This course introduces students to the role of building technology in the design process. Building materials and methods of construction are studied. Students become aware of all of the materials, the construction types, the elements and the methods of the construction.

ARC2031 – Structural Systems in Architecture I
A course aiming at the exploration of a concept regarding the investigation of architectural meaning of “structures”. Study of basic terminology and classification of structural systems in relation to the concept of tectonics in architecture. Tectonics of all form-resistant structures, flexural and masonry structures via one successful case study for each system. Resultant forces in two dimensions, basic concepts of equilibrium, center of gravity, and moment of inertia along with structural requirements such as stability, strength and equilibrium, discussed on specific cases. Structural behavior, regulations, methods of construction and tectonics of masonry structures studied in detail. History of structures, philosophical concepts about the process of architectural and engineering design of building structures. Concepts of objectivity, abstraction, modeling, analysis and optimization in relation to different economic approaches to structures in architecture; structural efficiency, optimization of design, design of the optimum, and design of symbolic capital. Aesthetics and ethics of structural design in relation to economy and structural requirements of buildings.

ARC2002 – Architectural Design II
A studio course designed to develop an understanding of form, function and space relations through projects of fairly complex functions: A minimum of two-story buildings with simple structures in built environment. Emphasis on site and the immediate environment, sloped topography, orientation and other climatic factors, social factors, appropriate construction techniques, materials, details- roof, stairs, and other building components.

ARC2028 – History and Theory of Art and Architecture III
This course provides students a broad understanding of the ancient, medieval, and post-renaissance world through an analysis of art and culture. This course places an emphasis on the great complexity and interconnectivity of socio-political and cultural facts and employs an anthropological view to the history of art.

ARC2054 – Materials and Methods of Construction III
Industrialized and prefabricated building techniques (Tunnel formwork, skeleton, panel, modular construction systems), building envelopes (structural, nonstructural facades, classification of facades according to the materials) and their construction characteristics. All possible construction methods of these structures and some constructed examples of these types of buildings in detail.

ARC2032 – Structural Systems in Architecture II
This course provides an insight to the behavior of structural components and systems, for concrete, steel and timber structures. The theory and concepts of various structures and structural elements are presented with a visual format and models to emphasize an intuitive comprehension of the fundamental principles of structural behavior.

ARC2082 – Environmental Control Systems
A course aiming to study all kinds of sanitary and environmental systems in buildings and their approximate size prediction. Issues to be covered: Water supply, hot water, liquid waste, solid waste systems and sanitary appliances; energy systems (electrical systems, telephone ducts, gas-liquid and solid fuels), heating, cooling, ventilating, air conditioning systems, smoke and ventilation flues, refuse chutes; mechanical conveyors-lifts, escalators, tube conveyors-, fire systems -alarms and firefighting equipment-, lightning protection; security systems.

ARC3001 – Architectural Design III
A studio course designed to provide the student with skills of designing in urban context considering various urban problems. The emphasis on the design concept at a larger scale with particular attention paid on achieving unity within the urban environment. Sensitivity to the existing context by means of historic environment is essential. Requirements include a quality of design, social factors, quality and hierarchy of open and semi-open spaces, street furniture and landscaping, orientation and organization of buildings on site, public-private interface, vehicular and pedestrian circulation, climatic considerations, appropriate construction systems and materials, and regulations.

ARC3031 – Contemporary Structural Systems
This course will look at advanced and non-traditional building structural systems and material applications. Sources will include structures found in nature, traditional and non-western structures and contemporary explorations in structural design. The course involves a lab in which students will use the schools model shop to develop and test designs of structural materials and assemblies.

ARC3091 – Internship I
Construction Site: Practice at certain construction site(s) must be verified and reported through consistent documenting, photocopy, and daily activity reports. The department standard training report book must be filled up properly and signed by the official site manager of the construction site(s). Duration of ARCH 290 should be 25 working days.

ARC3002 – Architectural Design IV
A studio course designed to provide the students with necessary skills to design multi-storey and multipurpose building complex in built-up areas with high complexity in functional organizations; integration of appropriate structural and environmental control systems, materials, building codes and regulations in the metropolitan scale urban context. The emphasis on designing a mixed-use complex is important in considering the themes; repetition, reproduction, variation.

ARC3008 – Introduction to City Planning and Urban Design
The course draws on the extensive theoretical foundation of urban design as a means to explore approaches to appraise the character of the built environment, and, as a result, to forward practical proposals aimed at beneficially influencing the overall quality and livability of urban environments. Knowledge is firstly imparted through a series of lectures, then developed through the undertaking of project work designed to ensure the application of theory to practice.

ARC4001 – Architectural Design V
A studio course designed to provide the student with skills of designing long span structures by considering integrated construction and service systems. The main emphasis is to design buildings with high complexity in function with appropriate structural systems and creating rich architectonic qualities.

ARC4021 – Contemporary Turkish Architecture
A survey of visual arts, architecture, and urbanism in the context of the major political, ideological, and social changes in modern Turkish history. Methods and level of detail design in contemporary Turkish architecture. Approaches of contemporary Turkish architects to detail design. Architectural expressions of westernization and nationalism in the late Ottoman Empire and modern Turkey.

ARC4002 – Degree Project Design 
A final studio course in which students are expected to develop their designs independently. They are expected to work from macro to micro scales and with special emphasis on the individual interest areas. Each student is to demonstrate individually a performance that he/she has attained the professional standard required to practice within the rich context of the architectural discipline.

ARC4092 – Internship II
Architectural Office: students are expected to contribute to the design and/or technical drawings of the application projects (house, shop, office, restaurant… etc.) of a single project or several projects lead by the institution that the student is practicing with. Students are expected to present documentation for all their studies and contribution in the institution. Students have to complete a minimum of 25 working days as office practice.