Master of Science in Architecture
The department of architecture was established in 1995 as part of the Graduate School of Engineering and Sciences. The Department offered only graduate programs leading to masters and doctoral degrees until 1998, when the undergraduate program was launched. The Department of Architecture aims at education innovative researchers in architecture, and combining excellence in education with cutting edge research.
The objectives of the graduate program are: Graduating students with a high critical-capacity, theoretically equipped, having the abilities to develop new perspectives and researching with contemporary methods and tools; and producing information for the use different accumulations and technologies both in the profession and, in general, for the benefit of society. The graduates play active roles in Turkey and international platforms. As part of its research objectives, the Department focuses on uniting theory with practice, through collaboration links with entities across IZTECH campus and within the IZMIR Technopark Area. The education staff consists of young and energetic academicians who are graduates of various top-rated national and international schools. Graduate students have the possibilities of being incorporated into a project or conveying their dissertations in a research project supported by the institution.
The Department seeks new paths of interdisciplinary research in architecture with a primary concern in responding to challenges in urbanization and built environment in Turkey. The current research areas are as follows:
History, Theory, and Criticism of Architecture
Building Physics (Energy Efficiency, Lighting, Acoustics)
Socio-Cultural Studies in Architecture
Project and Construction Management
Design Process and Technologies
Structural Design and Technologies