Curriculum

Course Code Course Name Credit Theoretical Lab/Practical ECTS
ARC5X1 ELECTIVE 3 3 0
ARC5X2 ELECTIVE 3 3 0
ARC5X3 ELECTIVE 3 3 0
ARC5X4 ELECTIVE 3 3 0
ARC5X5 ELECTIVE 3 3 0
Course Code Course Name Credit Theoretical Lab/Practical ECTS
ARCH500 THESIS 0 0 0
ARCH501 GRADUATE STUDIO I 3 2 2
ARCH502 GRADUATE STUDIO II 3 2 2
ARCH590 SEMINAR 0 0 0
Course Code Course Name Credit Theoretical Lab/Practical ECTS
ARCH521 INTRODUCTION TO ARCHITECTURAL RESEARCH 3 3 0
ARCH536 TYPOMORPHOLOGICAL ANALYSIS IN URBAN STUDIES 3 3 0
ARCH520 DEVELOPMENT OF CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE 3 3 0
ARCH541 SPACE, PLACE AND PLACE - MAKING 3 3 0
ARCH619 ARCHITECTURE AND THE CITY IN SCIENCE FICTION MOVIES 3 3 0
ARCH537 GLASS STRUCTURE 3 3 0
IND505 ERGONOMICS 3 3 0
This course aims to develop the student's ability to critically appraise the knowledge of human factors aspects of indoor ambient environmental conditions. Students analyze the human factors, anthropometric data and their impacts on broad aspects of design development. The physiology and psychology of the client/user are one of the main factors influencing the design of the environment. This course will present design problems that explore issues of ergonomics and proxemics as they apply to interior design. Universal design, the design that creates accessibility, will be the context for the design problems. Discussions will cover the following: interaction of environment and the user’s culture, gender, stage of the life cycle, and physical capabilities.
GRD507 COMPUTERS IN DESIGN 3 3 0
This course focuses on each student's personal design vision. Students explore the specific skills necessary to design posters, catalogues as a unique means of communication. The aim of this course is that introducing students and providing comprehensive knowledge with practices to Graphic Design and digital media applications. Working from concept to finished artwork, students develop to transfer the creative thinking to applications and digital Graphic Design tools, methods and strategies for producing effective graphic design solutions. This course aims to analyze and implement the basics of 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional modeling and design in graphic design by using Adobe Programs.
ARCH614 COMPOSITE BUILDING MATERIALS AND DESIGN PRINCIPLES 3 3 0
ARCH529 SPACE, FORM AND SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY 3 3 0
ARCH526 HUMAN FACTORS IN ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN 3 3 0
Design process of a building starts with the user requirements and activities. Then the building is designed and constructed based on those of requirements and activities. To measure the performance of the occupied building whether it meets the expectations of the design team and the users Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE) processes start. POEs are tools used to clarify the relationships between human behavior and the physical environment. Diversity of needs, values, behavioral norms, and social and spatial patterns that characterize different cultures are examined. The implications of this diversity for the societal roles and responsibilities of architects are also considered. POEs are useful tools to identify if the building delivers desired functional use and best value for the investment.
ARCH603 DISCUSSIONS ON ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN FUTURES 3 3 0
IND513 THEORY OF COLOUR 3 3 0
ARCT406 DESIGN CULTURE 0 0 0
GRD504 LIGHTING AND COLOR 3 3 0
The aim of the course is to teach the students general color knowledge, color harmony rules, cultural and psychological effects of color, and to provide sustainable use of color in graphic design. The use of color language in subjects such as photography, graphic design, image and meaning, cinema aesthetics is investigated. The effects of color on culture are examined, students conduct research on the relationship between color and culture, write reports and make presentations. Discusses the common and different areas of societies' understanding of color. Observation-based studies are conducted on concepts and images in the context of color and light. The findings obtained from the observations are discussed in the classroom environment and color and image interaction is tried to be defined.
IND510 LIGHTING DESIGN 3 3 0
ARCT309 INTRODUCTION TO INTERIORS 0 0 0
ARCH609 PARADIGMS ON ARCHITECTURE 3 3 0
IND515 ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE RECORDING 3 3 0
CMS513 FILM AESTHETICS 3 3 0
This course aims to develop the skills and knowledge necessary for analyzing film as an art and an aesthetic category. The course focuses on film theories and film criticism and gives special attention to detailed film analyses. Within this context it examines and analyzes the film styles of “auteur” filmmakers and compares their cinematographic styles with those of mainstream filmmakers.
ARCH601 ENVIRONMENT-BEHAVIOR THEORIES 3 3 0
IND511 INTRODUCTION TO EXHIBITION DESIGN 3 3 0
GRD509 RESEARCH METHODS 3 3 0
In this course, students learn and apply the research methods. They understand how to use the methods such as observation, interview, survey and case analysis. Learning to write a report, an article or a thesis and how to research and learn to search literature are the gains of this course. Students are informed about research methods, and how to use the primary and secondary sources and the ethical writing rules in a content. They will find out how the result of the research will turn into a report, and how the data will turn into an academic text. It is expected that at the end of the semester, students submitted their own academic study.
CMS508 ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION 3 3 0
This course is designed to examine the internal and external communication systems of business organizations. It is also examined that the uses of communication media such as internet and intranet in organizations.
IND507 HISTORY OF FURNITURE AND ARCHITECTURE 3 3 0
The course enhances student’s critical comprehension of historic styles and the impact they have on contemporary design solutions. The survey begins with the Egyptian period and provides an overview of the history of furniture and architecture through the Industrial Revolution, including ancient Greece and Rome, the Gothic and Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo periods. Emphasis will be placed on chronological periods, the visual characteristics of each style including regional idiosyncrasies, and the terminology relevant to a study of furniture and architecture. The second part of the course extends the investigation into the 20th century, while addressing issues concerning preservation, restoration, rehabilitation, and adaptive re-use. With field trips and onsite work, students will become actively involved in stylistic progression and local living history.
ARCT305 RESTORATION AND PRESERVATION I 0 0 0
ARCH602 INFORMAL HOUSING 3 3 0
ARCH612 PERFORMANCE OF BUILDING ELEMENTS UNDER ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS 3 3 0
ARCH310 PASSIVE SOLAR CONTROL 0 0 0
ARCT302 ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN IV 0 0 0
ARCT311 HISTORY OF TURKISH & CYPRIOT ARCHITECTURE 0 0 0
ARCT312 HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE 0 0 0
GRD503 SEMIOTICS OF IMAGE 3 3 0
This course explores the relationship between image and meaning. Students learn and use visual semiotic analysis approach. Advertisements, signs, symbols, films and everyday objects may be the subject of research. Art exhibitions and artwork are also suitable for research environments. The connection between image and meaning is examined in the context of Barthes, Panofsky and Fiske's theories. The relationship between signifier, signifier, sign, semantic definitions, semantic, syntactic and functional analysis methods are investigated and evaluated. Students write observations and semiotic analyzes and report on related topics. Visual materials such as exhibitions, works of art and films can be considered as a subject for examinations.
EMN524 SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT 3 3 0
CMS532 MEDIA HISTORY:TEXTS AND CONTEXTS 3 3 0
This course will examine the history of media and mass communication since the emergence of the printing press. The course will be organised as a survey of key moments in the international development of the media, but students will also examine key theoretical writings related to media history. Major topics to be addressed will include: the role played by technology in communication, the convergence between different forms of media, the connection between media and national culture, and the role of the media in the process of globalization.
ARCT204 INTRODUCTION TO URBAN PLANING AND DESIGN 0 0 0
ARCT307 INTRODUCTION TO LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE 0 0 0
ARCT304 BEHAVIOUR AND ANALYSIS OF STRUCTURES II 0 0 0
ARCT212 HISTORY OF EUROPEAN ARCHITECTURE 0 0 0
ARCT401 ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN V 0 0 0
ARCH305 RESTORATION AND PRESERVATION-I 0 0 0
This course, in which the theoretical basis related to the preservation of historical structures is formed, includes preservation of historical environment, history of contemporary preservation, restoration and refitting techniques, preservation standards, definition of valuable structures, domestic and international regulations and organizations regarding preservation, examples from the world heritage list and exemplary structures that are preserved. The course also includes understanding the deterioration on structures and the underlying reasons and how to make the necessary archive research before starting a restoration project of a historical structure. The aim of the course can be listed as analyzing the current condition of a historical structure and identifying necessary preservation techniques and offering suggestions as to the reuse of the structures.