Master in Advanced Architectural Design

Izmir University of Economics

Program Description

Master in Advanced Architectural Design

Izmir University of Economics

Urban built environment is transforming on a local and global scale due to the advances in information and building technologies. The impact of this transformation on everyday life and on the quality of space calls for continual renewal of the architectural discourse and practice. The design discourse of the 20th century and the conventional methods and approaches which distinguish between architectural research and architectural design are not entirely valid for the architectural production of the 21st century. Architectural design practice should be structured anew as a process and method of research.

The Advanced Architectural Design Program at the Department of Architecture in the Izmir University of Economics is a design-based-research program aimed at advancing the discourse on architecture through design work. Accordingly, the program offers a studio-based curriculum wherein the design studio is a research laboratory focused on advanced design thinking in three primary clusters:

  • Cultural and Social Dimension of Architectural Design
  • Information and Building Technologies in Architectural Design
  • Urban Environment in Architectural Design

The program is planned to span 4 semesters; minimum duration is 3 semesters, maximum duration is 6 semesters. The students will choose one of the following areas of expertise under the architectural discipline:

  • Critical Practices of Architectural Design
  • Advanced Technological Practices of Architectural Design
  • Building Science
  • Environmentally Conscious Practices of Architectural Design
  • Urban Design Practices in Architectural Design

Courses

  • ARCH 505 Advanced Architectural Design Theory I
  • ARCH 507 Advanced Architectural Design Practice I
  • ARCH 508 Advanced Architectural Design Theory II
  • ARCH 510 Advanced Architectural Design Practice II
  • ARCH 597 Term Project

Elective Courses

  • ARCH 503 Modernity in Spatial Production
  • ARCH 504 Contemporary Architecture
  • ARCH 553 Memory and Architecture
  • ARCH 555 Theories of Space
  • ARCH 560 Quantitative Methods in Built Environment Research
  • ARCH 561 Modern Architectural Culture in Turkey
  • ARCH 562 Integrated Spatial Analysis
  • ARCH 563 Urban Economy
  • ARCH 564 İzmir and Urbanization
  • ARCH 565 Computing and Making
  • ARCH 566 Natural Algorithms in Architecture
  • ARCH 567 Design Optimization
  • FFD 563 Art, Design and City

Application Requirements for International Students

Who can apply?

  • Foreign nationals
  • Blue Card holders (Turkish citizens by birth, but released from citizenship by the Ministry of the Internal Affairs, and who can certify that their minor children who are registered in that permit are eligible for the rights stated in Law No. 5203)
  • Foreign nationals who became Turkish citizen afterward/dual citizens in the same status
  • Turkish nationals who completed the last three years of their secondary education (high school) in a foreign country excluding Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, (including those who completed their entire secondary education (high school) at Turkish schools in the presence of Ministry of National Education in a foreign country excluding Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus) before 01 February 2013.
  • Turkish nationals who completed their entire secondary education (high school) in a foreign country excluding Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, (including those who completed their entire secondary education (high school) at Turkish schools in the presence of Ministry of National Education in a foreign country excluding Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus) after 01 February 2013.
  • Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus nationals who reside there and completed their secondary education there having a GCE AL certificate, and those, who registered to high schools in other countries between 2005-2010 and hold or will hold GCE AL certificate.

Who cannot apply?

  • Turkish nationals, who completed their entire secondary education in Turkey or in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
  • Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus nationals (excluding the ones who completed their entire secondary education there having a GCEAL certificate, and those, who registered to high schools in other countries between 2005-2010 and hold or will hold GCE AL certificate)
  • Dual citizens who have a Turkish citizenship by birth. (excluding the ones who completed their entire secondary education in a foreign country excluding Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus/ those who completed their entire secondary education at Turkish schools in a foreign country excluding Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus)
  • Dual citizens who have a Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus citizenship (excluding the ones who completed their entire secondary education there having a GCEAL certificate, and those, who registered to high schools in other countries between 2005-2010 and hold or will hold GCE AL certificate)
  • Turkish nationals or dual citizens, who have a Turkish citizenship by birth, that attend schools affiliated to the embassies in Turkey, and foreign high schools located in Turkey.
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated January 30, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2019
Duration
Duration
2 years
Full time
Price
Price
8,500 USD
Payment method: 3 installments /paid per semester
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Locations
Turkey - Izmir, ─░zmir
Start date : Sept. 2019
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Sept. 2019
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