The Bachelor of Architecture is an eight-semester program with three six-week summer practices. The overall structure of the undergraduate program is established to foster creative thinking and to ensure that students are equipped with necessary technical and theoretical knowledge to analyze and solve design problems. Summer practices (survey, office, and construction site) help students to develop necessary skills to practice architecture.
In the first three semesters architecture and city planning students take design and structure courses together, which is a unique feature of the program. In addition, in the seventh semester there is an urban design studio where students from two departments collaborate on large-scale urban design problems. The convergence of the two programs reflects a holistic approach to built environment and aims at increasing knowledge and interaction between architects and city planners.
Students who successfully complete the program and receive their Bachelor of Architecture degree are eligible for an architect license from the Chamber of Architects of Turkey, a member of UIA.
Course-list and descriptions for B.Arch. students is as follows: