M.S. in Architecture

General

Program Description

Architectural designs shape our environment and affect the way we manage our everyday lives. The faculty is devoted to educating critical and independent thinkers who comprehend the importance of architecture's social impact. The program embraces the interdisciplinary nature of the discipline and offers a broad range of courses in order to equip students with knowledge and skills that will enable them to design aesthetically pleasing, structurally safe, technologically sound, environmentally healthy, and comfortable buildings.

Graduate Program

Department of Architecture offers a Master of Science in Architecture to equip students with advanced skills in architectural design and in-depth critical thinking on architectural theories. The graduate program invites students who would like to excel in using current technologies in design and broaden ways of creative thinking.

Areas of Specialization:
  • Social, cultural, historical and theoretical aspects of architecture.
  • Current technologies in design.

Master of Science in Architecture

Admission: All applicants are required to have a Bachelor of Architecture degree or a B.S. degree in a related field of design. Students with a B.S. degree in a related field may be requested to take several undergraduate courses in architecture to acquire a necessary background in the field. Evaluation of applicants is based on their ALES (Akademik Personel ve Lisansüstü Eğitimi Giriş Sınavı - Academic Personnel and Postgraduate Education Entrance Examination) scores, past academic records, reference letters, and an interview. Applicants who are not Turkish citizens and Turkish citizen applicants who are residents of another country may take GRE instead of ALES. All non-native speakers of English are required to submit a proof of satisfactory knowledge of English.

Degree Requirements: In addition to at least 24 credit units of course work, the M.S. degree candidate must prepare and successfully defend a thesis. The expected duration to complete the M.S. program is four semesters; the maximum duration is six semesters.

Curriculum
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Graduate Elective Courses: All 5XX, 6XX courses with at least 3 credits

Restricted Graduate Elective Courses: All ARCH 5XX, 6XX courses with at least 3 credits.

Last updated Jun 2020

About the School

The Graduate School of Engineering and Science administers the graduate programs for the Faculties of Engineering and Science at Bilkent University. Our graduate school, a leading education and resear ... Read More

The Graduate School of Engineering and Science administers the graduate programs for the Faculties of Engineering and Science at Bilkent University. Our graduate school, a leading education and research institution has been developing and cultivating leaders since 1986. The Graduate School is comprised of motivated and dynamic academicians. The School provides up to date educational programs which equip students with valuable abilities and promote further study in transdisciplinary fields. The students are exposed to real-life projects and conceptual problem-solving techniques, as well as receiving traditional training in classrooms. Programs are designed to help students understand real-world circumstances, augment their cultural accumulation and contribute to the interaction between technology, science, and society. Read less