Academic Catalog

GRADUATE PROGRAM(S) OF BUILDING SCIENCE

M.S. with thesis in Building Science

This is an interdisciplinary program open to all candidates with a bachelors degree in fields related to building science. Objectives are utilization of scientific knowledge and stimulation of scientific research in design, implementation, performance and evaluation stages of buildings as well as the basic issues of natural and man-made environments. Building management efficiency, construction systematics, computer-based library for construction detailing, function-systematics, computer-based library for construction detailing, function-specific spaces, energy in building design, integrated mechanical systems are some areas of investigation.
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
BS500 M.S. THESIS IN BUILDING SCIENCE 0 0 0 50.0
BS501 SEMINAR IN BUILDING SCIENCE 0 0 2 10.0
BS503 RESEARCH ETHICS AND METHODS IN BUILDING SCIENCE 3 2 2 8.0
BS504 CONDUCTING RESEARCH IN BUILDING SCIENCE 3 2 2 8.0
5 elective course(s) approved by the Department of Building Science.
Total minimum credit: 21

Ph.D. in Building Science

Doctorate in building science not only provides an opportunity contributing to the specific fields in science and technology as relevant and applicable to architectural knowledge and practice, but also the framework to train future academics and researchers. The required must courses are aimed to establish a research frame of mind while elective courses address the specific areas of interest that Ph.D candidates wish to develop further. A great majority of Ph.D students being either junior lecturers or interested in academic career, the Department emphasizes research and education.
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ARCH615 ARCHITECTURAL RESEARCH, METHODS AND ETHICS 6 6 0 14.0
BS600 PH.D. THESIS IN BUILDING SCIENCE 0 0 0 130.0
BS601 SEMINAR IN BUILDING SCIENCE 0 0 2 10.0
6 elective course(s) approved by the Department of Building Science.
Total minimum credit: 24

Integrated Ph.D. in Building Science

Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ARCH615 ARCHITECTURAL RESEARCH, METHODS AND ETHICS 6 6 0 14.0
BS501 SEMINAR IN BUILDING SCIENCE 0 0 2 10.0
BS503 RESEARCH ETHICS AND METHODS IN BUILDING SCIENCE 3 2 2 8.0
BS504 CONDUCTING RESEARCH IN BUILDING SCIENCE 3 2 2 8.0
BS600 PH.D. THESIS IN BUILDING SCIENCE 0 0 0 130.0
BS601 SEMINAR IN BUILDING SCIENCE 0 0 2 10.0
12 elective course(s) approved by the Department of Building Science.
Total minimum credit: 48