B.ARCH.

The bachelor program in architecture, affiliated with the Faculty of Architecture, is based on a four-year study (including six-month summer practice in total), which is structured around design studios, supported by compulsory and elective courses on the tracks of “design and theory”, “history” and “technology”. The program is composed of courses in the multi-dimensional study areas of architecture, including 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, and professional practice. The Department is recognized by its contextual, ethical and critical approach, emphasizing responsibility for physical and cultural contexts and commitment to professional ethics, and aiming to develop students’ creative skills. The aim is to equip students with requisite global and local knowledge and critical understanding, valuing the initiative to challenge the mainstream in order to promote leadership in professional and academic practices of architecture in national and international contexts. 

 

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 0 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 0 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   3 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 0 4.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
 
HIST2201 PRINCIPLES OF KEMAL ATATÜRK I   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   3 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 PRINCIPLES OF KEMAL ATATÜRK II   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 MODELING   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 2 0 2.0
TURK201 ELEMENTARY TURKISH   0 4 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 2 0 2.0
TURK202 INTERMEDIATE TURKISH   0 4 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