Yildiz Technical University
Faculty of Architecture
Istanbul, Turkey
Address
Yildiz Technical University
Faculty of Architecture
Faculty of Architecture
Besiktas-Istanbul
Turkey

N 41° 3' 7.98'', E 41° 3' 7.98''

http://www.mmr.yildiz.edu.tr
Contact
The office of Faculty Secretary - Nezaket Yildiz

e: yildiz@yildiz.edu.tr
t: +90 212 383 2587
f: +90 212 261 4367
Representative
Prof. Dr. Zekai Görgül
Dean of the school
Degree programmes
Bachelor programme
Master programme
PhD programme
Faculty profile

With its original name ‘Kondüktor Mekteb-i Alisi’ -The Conductor School- YTU was established in 1911. In 1937, our university assumed the name ‘Istanbul Technical School’ (ITO) to provide education in the field of engineering within the premises of Yıldız Palace. Between 1942 and 1943, when the construction division was reorganized, architecture education was also introduced by the establishment of the Architecture Branch, though some of the main issues related to architecture had previously been taught by the construction division. The main motive for this reorganization was to graduate more students who can work in the fields of both architecture and civil engineering. After a one-year experience, with the aim of teaching essential skills needed in architecture and graduating architects only, the Architecture Division was officially established in 1944-45 educational year. In 1959-60, a postgraduate program in architecture was introduced. This was followed by the establishment of the Faculty of Architecture, when our university assumed the name ‘Istanbul Devlet Mühendislik ve Mimarlık Akademisi’ (İDMMA) –The State Academy of Engineering and Architecture- in 1969. Thirteen years later, İDMMA gained were also upgraded to two years. Since 1945, the year in which the department of architecture had its first graduates, our department has contributed to our country in terms of profession with its alumni’s of over 7000. The department, which conducted collaborative studies with international universities since its establishment has sustained its association with the EU in the field of higher education by Life Long Learning (LLP) ERASMUS program. Through this program the department has 29 agreements with European Universities.

The Faculty of Architecture is located on the main campus of Yildiz Technical University in one of the centers’ of Istanbul near Yildiz Palace at Besiktas in which history, culture and education is integrated. The public transport is available

143 staff members (113 full-time and approx. 30 visiting lecturers and critics).

Student Activities

Student Counseling and Advisory Center, Student Clubs, Student Alumni Center, Student Union and Student Council.

Facilities

30

Accommodation

The Ayazaga Campus Student Dormitory has a capacity of 272 each for female and male students.

Admission Requirements

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Tuition fees

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Application Deadline

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Bachelor programme, Bachelor of Science in Architecture, title: B.Arch., 4-year programme, Bachelor,
Master programme, Master of Science in Architecture, title: MSc., 2-year programme, Master,
PhD programme, title: PhD., 4-year programme, PhD,

A four years (8 semesters) bachelor program has been updated in 2002, under the name of USIS, according to EKSIP (The Studies of Continuous Redevelopment of Quality in Higher Education) and by taking into account the standards of international educational institutions and accreditation boards. A two years (4 semesters) master programme and a four years (8 semesters) doctorate programme is available.
The new reform in the academic system is on discussion about 4+1 (5 years) in Turkey architectural education.

In the four years (8 semesters) bachelor program, the first half of the education (first and second years) is consist of general and architectural compulsory courses and the second half elective and mandatory courses.
Within USIS undergraduate program, the students have to complete 180 YTU/240 ECTS credits by choosing among 42 compulsory and 81elective courses which are offered by the department.

YTU Institute of Sciences offers two years of master programme (4 semesters; 24 YTU/120 ECTS credits) which include 210 different courses 9 different master programmes;
Architectural Design,
Building Construction,
Building Physics,
Building Survey and Restoration,
History and Theory of Architecture,
Building Research and Programming,
Computer Aided architectural Design,
Housing Production and Building Management,
Interior Space Design.

YTU Institute of Sciences offers four years of doctorate (8 semesters; 21 YTU/240 ECTS credits) education which include 210 different courses with its 8 different doctorate programmes;
Architectural Design,
Building Construction,
Building Physics,
Building Survey and Restoration,
History and Theory of Architecture,
Building Research and Programming,
Computer Aided architectural Design,
Housing Production and Building Management.