ISTANBUL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY (ITU) FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE

mission statement

to educate architects and designers questioning and understanding contemporary design issues with critical and creative thinking. to undertake interdisciplinary design research to generate new knowledge and methods in design, and share them with the stakeholders, considering the needs of the country and international developments.

international role

ITU Faculty of Architecture, situated in the industrial and cultural capital of Turkey, acts as a midpoint between east and west, acts as a hub in the network of design. The faculty collaborates with partner universities on different levels such as organizing conferences, carrying out research projects. Members of the faculty act as jury members in post graduate dissertations. The faculty is a member of European Association for Architectural Education, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, ICSID. Architectural Program of the Department of Architecture: Bachelor of Architecture (4 Years) plus Master of Architecture (2 Years) is ‘substantially equivalent’ to NAAB-accredited programs as of January 1, 2008.

national role

ITU Faculty of Architecture acts as an agency and leader between the rest of architecture and design faculties in Turkey. The faculty is in collaboration with Turkish governmental and non-governmental organizations such as: Turkish Ministry of Industry, Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism, The Istanbul Chamber of Commerce, The Istanbul Chamber of Industry, The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey, Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects, The Chamber of Architects of Turkey, Industrial Designers’ Association, The Chamber of Interior Architects of Turkey, The Chamber of Landscape Architects of Turkey, The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, The Turkish Academy of Sciences.

main focus

Oriented in professional training in Bachelor level. Oriented in research and innovation in post graduate level.

faculties and departments

Department of; Architecture Urban and Regional Planning Industrial Product Design Interior Architecture Landscape Architecture

bachelor level programs

BArch and BSc in Architecture (BArch) 8 semesters Urban & Regional Planning 8 semesters Industrial Product Design 8 semesters Interior Architecture 8 semesters Landscape Architecture 8 semesters

master level programs

Architectural Design (MSc) Industrial Product Design (MSc) Environmental Control & Building Technology (MSc) History of Architecture (MSc) Restoration (MSc) Project and Construction Management (MSc) Architectural Design Computing (MSc) Urban Planning (MSc) Regional Planning (MSc) Landscape Architecture (MSc) Interdisciplinary Real Estate Development (MSc) Interdisciplinary Urban Design (MSc) Master of Architecture (MArch) IMIAD (International Master of Interior Architectural Design) Housing and Eartquake Master Program Information Technolgies in Design Master Program

research activity and main areas

Yes. Architectural Design, Industrial Design, Restoration, History of Architecture, Design Computing, Urban Design, Landscape Architecture

doctorate level programs

Architectural Design (PhD) Building Science (PhD) Industrial Product Design ( PhD) Restoration (PhD) History of Architecture ( PhD) Architectural Design Computing (PhD) Urban & Regional Planning (PhD) Landscape Architecture (PhD)

subject areas for exchange students

Architecture, industrial design, urban design, interior architecture, landscape architecture

application deadlines

June 15 (for fall-spring or fall semester) October 15 (for spirng semester)

teaching languages

Turkish & English

semester dates

Fall - September to January Spring - January to June

cost of living per month (studying and living)

500 EURO approx.

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