Academic Catalog

DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE

General Information on Undergraduate Program

The aim of this first-degree professional program is to educate and train architects who are capable of practicing within their field in both the national and the world-wide context. The objectives are those stated in the UIA/UNESCO Charter for Architectural Education and by the Commission of the European Communities; namely, knowledge and understanding of architecture as a multi-dimensional phenomenon are attempted through courses in the following study areas:
- Fundamentals of design and visual communication
- Architectural design and theory,
- Building science and technology
- History of architecture
- Landscape design and planning
- Urban studies and planning
- Professional practice
Architectural design studio courses, considered as the core of the Program, are aspired to be the melting pot of studies in the variety of courses.

Undergraduate Curriculum


FIRST YEAR

First Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ARCH101 BASIC DESIGN 8 4 8 10.0
ARCH103 GRAPHIC COMMUNICATION 3 2 2 5.0
ARCH111 INTRODUCTION TO ARCHITECTURAL CONCEPTS 3 3 0 4.0
MATH125 BASIC MATHEMATICS I 4 3 2 5.0
ENG101 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES I 4 4 1 6.0
IS100 INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS 0 0 2 1.0

Second Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ARCH102 INTRODUCTION TO ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN 8 4 8 10.0
ARCH104 GRAPHIC COMMUNICATION 3 2 2 5.0
ARCH112 ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY I 3 3 0 4.0
MATH126 BASIC MATHEMATICS II 4 3 2 5.0
ENG102 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES II 4 4 1 6.0

SECOND YEAR

Third Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ARCH190 PRACTICE IN BUILD. CONSTRUC. & SURVEYI 0 6 12 8.0
ARCH201 ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN I 8 4 8 10.0
ARCH203 DIGITAL MEDIA IN ARCHITECTURE I 3 2 2 4.0
ARCH211 ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY II 3 3 0 4.0
ARCH231 ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING I:STATICS AND STRENGTH OF MATERIALS 4 2 2 4.0
ARCH251 BUILDING MATERIALS TECHNOLOGIES 3 2 2 4.0
ARCH291 LANDSCAPE DESIGN 3 3 0 4.0
ENG211 ACADEMIC ORAL PRESENTATION SKILLS 3 3 1 4.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
HIST2201 0 2 0 2.0
HIST2205 HISTORY OF THE TURKISH REVOLUTION I 0 2 0 2.0

Fourth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ARCH202 ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN II 8 4 8 10.0
ARCH204 DIGITAL MEDIA IN ARCHITECTURE II 3 2 2 4.0
ARCH212 ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY III 3 3 0 4.0
ARCH232 ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING II: BEHAVIOR AND ANALYSIS OF STRUCTURES 4 2 2 4.0
ARCH252 BUILDING CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGIES 3 2 2 4.0
ARCH282 PRINCIPLES OF BUILT ENVIRONMENT 3 3 0 4.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
HIST2202 0 2 0 2.0
HIST2206 HISTORY OF THE TURKISH REVOLUTION II 0 2 0 2.0

THIRD YEAR

Fifth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ARCH290 SUMMER PRACTICE 0 0 0 8.0
ARCH301 ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN III 8 4 8 10.0
ARCH331 STRUCTURAL DESIGN IN ARCHITECTURE I 4 3 2 6.0
ARCH351 BUILDING DETAIL MODELLING 4 2 4 4.0
ARCH381 ENVIRONMENTAL AND BUILDING SYSTEMS 3 3 0 4.0
ARCH393 PRINCIPLES OF CULTURAL HERITAGE CONSERVATION 3 3 0 4.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
TURK105 TURKISH I 0 4 0 2.0
TURK201 ELEMENTARY TURKISH 0 2 0 2.0
TURK303 TURKISH I 0 2 0 2.0

Sixth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ARCH302 ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN IV 8 4 8 10.0
ARCH312 PRINCIPLES OF CITY PLANNING AND URBAN DESIGN 3 3 0 4.0
ARCH332 STRUCTURAL DESIGN IN ARCHITECTURE II 4 3 2 6.0
ARCH382 ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL TECHNOLOGIES 3 3 0 4.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
TURK106 TURKISH II 0 4 0 2.0
TURK202 INTERMEDIATE TURKISH 0 2 0 2.0
TURK304 TURKISH II 0 2 0 2.0
            ELECTIVE
            ELECTIVE

FORTH YEAR

Seventh Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ARCH390 SUMMER PRACTICE 0 0 0 8.0
ARCH401 ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN V 8 4 8 10.0
            ELECTIVE
            ELECTIVE
            ELECTIVE
            ELECTIVE

Eighth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ARCH402 ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN VI 8 4 8 10.0
ARCH452 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 3 3 0 4.0
            ELECTIVE
            ELECTIVE
            ELECTIVE
            ELECTIVE

h/w = hours per week