Undergraduate Program Course List

Compulsory Departmental Courses

Elective Courses

Elective Courses | Group A

Elective Courses | Group C

Elective Courses | Group D

Elective Courses | Group B

Compulsory Departmental Courses

- Elective Courses

ENG 122 - Basic English II

ENG 221 - Basic English III

ENG 222 - Basic English IV

ENG 321 - Basic English V

ENG 322 - Basic English VI

ENG121 - Basic English I
This course introduces students vocabulary, structure and communicative skills in order to help them to communicate in English at A1 Level. The class activities are grouped around various themes such as feelings, food and drink, free time activities and daily routines. Various cultural elements are also involved in order to make students be aware of different cultures.

HIST 201 - History of Civilizations
This class will trace the development of Western Civilization by concentrating on political, social, economic, and religious continuity and. There will be three basic divisions in the course from The Ancient world to The Middle Ages, from Middle Ages to Rise of Modernity and from the Rise of Modernity to the Modern West. Numerous areas will cover including the following: the First Civilizations, Hebrews, Greeks, City States, Christianity, Modernity, individuals influencing history and vice versa, rise and fall of governments, long and short term causes for important events, reasons for rise of “the West. When finished, students should have a broad understanding of the importance of Western Civilization within the modern world.

HIST101 - Principles of Atatürk and History of Turkish Revolution I
The decline of the Ottoman Empire and the developments leading to the Turkish Revolution.

HIST102 - Principles of Atatürk and History of Turkish Revolution II
Foundation of the Turkish Republic and principles of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

MATH107 - Basic Mathematics I
Sets, numbers, intervals, absolute value, exponential and radicals, equations and inequalities, polynomials, coordinate system in the plane, equations of line and conics in the plane and their graphs, systems of linear equations, matrices and determinants.

MATH108 - Basic Mathematics II
Functions, trigonometric functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, Limits and continuity, Derivative, applications of derivative, Definite and indefinite integrals, integration techniques, Area and volume computation.

MMR 101 - Basic Design in Architecture I
Design experience, concepts, and principles; two-dimensional design with components as shape, line, color, and texture; in addition to these components, light, shade/shadow and surface plasticity for relief design; and three-dimensional design work that create, along with all these components, solid, void, mass, and volume.

MMR 102 - Basic Design in Architecture II
Structural principle-form relation; function-space relation at human and architectural scales; translating the data obtained through analysis into design data and knowledge; structure-space-function integration in simple architectural design exercises; shaping topography as a component of design at urban and architectural scales.

MMR 103 - Architectural Communication Techniques I
Fundamentals of using drawing instruments; line and lettering exercises; two-dimensional drawing techniques of geometric shapes; drawing orthogonal views of an object with vertical projection method; plan, section and elevation drawing techniques.

MMR 104 - Architectural Communication Techniques II
Definition of “digital graphic” phenomenon; building the discipline and logic of vectorial drawing; 2D commands of AutoCAD and using them in terms of architectural drawing discipline; using AutoCAD commands while designing and drawing an architectural project (including plan, section and views)

MMR 106 - Modelling Techniques
Implementation in cycles of various materials with paper and cardboard derivatives in particular, in model making.

MMR 111 - Architectural Principles and Concepts
Scope, experience, and concepts related to the discipline of architecture and architectural design; phenomena of form; behavioral characteristics of form, a.) perceptual values related with corporeal, spatial, and surface characteristics and use of the principles of visual order, b.) structural principles and systems, c.) performances achieved; spatial organization / design principles and concepts in defined architectural periods since Antiquity.

MMR 122 - History of Architecture I
Neolithic period and later developments in architecture during the Hittite, Early Period Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Mycenian and Minoan civilizations; architecture in the Antique Greek, Helenic and Roman civilizations; architectures of the Byzantine and Medieval (Romanesque and Gothic) periods.

MMR 201 - Architectural Design I
Study of the historic data, topography and morphological condition of a selected site for an architectural project with a simple function encompassing human, physical environment and social environment relations; individual development of an architectural design supported by studio work and criticisms.

MMR 202 - Architectural Design II
Analyis of the nearby built environment for a multi-functional architectural project at an urban site; individual development of an architectural design supported by studio work and criticisms.

MMR 223 - History of Architecture II
Seljuk and Anatolian Seljuk architecture; Early Ottoman architecture; Renaissance, Baroque,and Rococco architecture; Classical and Late Ottoman architecture; international developments in architecture from mid-18th century to the end of 19th century and their reflections in Turkey.

MMR 224 - History of Architecture III
Foundations of Modern Architecture and international Modern movements from the beginnings of 20th century until '70's, developments in the last quarter of the century, and their reflections in Turkey.

MMR 231 - Statics and Strength of Materials
Vectors; the concept of force; equilibrium of rigid objects; bearings; space frame; shear force and bending moment; internal forces in beams; center of gravity; moment of inertia; states of stress and strain; simple and unified strength conditions of stick-form elements; effects of bending and torsion.

MMR 232 - Structural Behaviour and Analysis

MMR 253 - Building Elements and Systems I
Building systems, soil-structure interaction, interactions of structure-environmental factors, load-carrying systems (masonry and wood masonry structures, reinforced concrete structure, steel structure, advanced construction methods) building components (walls, foundations, floor slabs, stairs); research and application of design and feasibility at different scales.

MMR 254 - Building Elements and Systems II
Roof systems, solutions and details, doors, windows, curtain walls, information on wet spaces; decisions about materials and construction in the light of knowledge acquired; procurement of system and spot details at scales of 1/20, 1/10, 1/5, 1/2, 1/1.

MMR 299 - Internship I (Topography)
Use of topographical measurment equipment, measuring techniques and their applications (4 weeks).

MMR 301 - Architectural Design III
Environmental analysis and study of the existing nearby built environment for a fuunctionally complex architectural design project that encompasses human and social environment relations; individual development of an architectural design supported by studio work and criticisms. Pre-requisite: MMR 202 Architectural Design II

MMR 302 - Architectural Design IV
Critical analysis of buildings and groups of buildings, and their relations with the city at different levels of scale; research study on complex functions, various types of structure, construction, and types of production for an architectural project that involves development of complex and multi-functional building programs and alternative solutions; individual development of an architectural design supported by studio work and criticisms.

MMR 306 - Urban Design Project

MMR 311 - Principles of City Planning

MMR 331 - Structural Design I
Detailed design of modelled structural systems made ready for analysis; resolution of joints; stability analysi and implementation projects. Pre-requisite: MMR 232 Structural Behaviour and Analysis

MMR 332 - Structural Design II

MMR 381 - Control of Physical Environment I
Evaluation of the positive and negative impact of sound and echo control in interiors; detection of the positive and negative aspects of natural and artificial lighting and use of types of lighting in design; technical precautions to be taken during implementation and use.

MMR 382 - Control of Physical Environment II

MMR 399 - Internship II (Construction)
Knowledge and experiences that can be obtained by participating in the various phases of building construction at a construction site. (6 weeks).

MMR 401 - Architectural Design V
Analysis of the environment and the existing nearby built environment for an architectural project that provides scope for urban discourse and new technological potentials and multi-dimensional research; achievement and presentation in two and three dimensions of an architectural form with function, spatial organization and structure relations established and developed with an original design idea, individually by each student with accompanying studio work and criticisms.

MMR 402 - Architectural Design VI
Analysis of the environment and the existing nearby built environment for an architectural project that provides scope for urban discourse and new technological potentials and multi-dimensional research; achievement and presentation in two and three dimensions of an architectural form with function, spatial organization and structure relations established and developed with an original design idea, individually by each student with accompanying studio work and criticisms.

MMR 491 - Design and Project Management
Design, project and total quality management; factors that affect design within legal administrative framework; user, physical environment, activity requirements; restrictions, priorities, analysis and organization of evaluation criteria; assessment and control.

MMR 499 - Internship III (Design Office)
Knowledge and experiences that can be obtained by participating in various tasks of an architectural office. (6 weeks).

TURK 401 -

TURK 402 -

Elective Courses | Group A

MMR 261 - Modelling in Digital Media
Techniques of modelling starting from 3 dimensional simple elements to complex elements; evaluation and improvement of designs; 3 dimensional expression of 2 representations in 3 dimensions and application of presentation techniques.

MMR 262 - Visualization on Computational Media

MMR 266 - Raster-Based Digital Presentation Techniques

MMR 361 - Advanced Techniques of Computer Based Presentation I

MMR 362 - Advanced Techniques of Computer Based Presentation II
Visualization of architectural designs with the help of computer programs.

MMR 363 - 3-D Architectural Animation
Developmental stages and use areas of 3-D animation; concepts and practical work related to animation techniques; effects of the use of light and camera on animation.

Elective Courses | Group C

MMR 392 - The Role of Local Governments in the Built Environment
The role of local governments in the implementation of architectural and urban policy; communication between the local government structuring and the profession; conveying of participation in policy design, planning, implementation, management, urban economics and social policy, formation and organization of space through their relations with the local administration.

MMR 492 - Informal Law of Urban Design
Diversity of unwritten rules and regulations at city and building scales ; planning, design and implementation issues in practical processes; volunteering; participation; creativity; appeal; efficiency of mediation and negotiation.

MMR 493 - Financing and Planning Principles of Housing Policies
Housing functions and historical changes in functions of the house; housing production; behavioral characteristics that determine housing demand and costs; policies and financing of housing; practices in Turkey; planning of housing areas at the levels of the city, neighborhood environment, site and single parcel.

MMR 494 - Multi-Disciplinary Project Management
Methods followed in conjunction with the stages and participants of a project, during the multidisciplinary architectural design process which is run under the control of an architectural office.

MMR 495 - Legal Aspects of Built Environment
The variety of legislations concerning the built environments (region, city, country, neighborhood, building, infrastructure, etc.) in terms of scale and scope; issues related to the management of the built environment.

Elective Courses | Group D

MMR 312 - Experience and Design in Architecture
Investigation of multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary, and multi-interactive dimensions of architecture with reverse reading method; criticism of the relevance ofa design through research, analysis, interpretation, and experiencing; defining concepts of context and work through examples.

MMR 315 - Hall Buildings
Design process of interior volume and the exterior in hall buildings, information about the space of the stage; formal / visual order that encompasses building physics and order of the environment in the hall.

MMR 316 - Practices of Urban Transformation
The variety of practices in urban transformation and the rules that are employed.

MMR 317 - Pedestrian Space
Design criteria and principles of pedestrian space

MMR 318 - City and Architecture
In relation with the city, experiencing the architectural cultural with different methods, basing on the propriety of the cultural, natural and historic heritage; exteriorization of the urban and architectural memory in order to share the experiences with the society by transforming them into lasting memory; developing urban routes and mnemonic map.

MMR 322 - Contemporary Movements in Architecture
1950’s and 1960’s Modernism: International Style; stance against Historicism and Modernism; Post-Modernism; semantic and formal enrichment; Neo-Historicism; European Post-Modernism; Deconstructivism;Computational Architecture

MMR 323 - Spatial Utopias
Reviewing and appreciating the imaginary designs, their designers, visionaries, and some implemented designs which have shaped design styles of today, from architecture to planning, from fashion to science, even to science fiction.

MMR 334 - Contemporary Structure Systems
The basic concepts; principles of power structures; structural loads and structural behaviors with examples of alternative structures; structural review and project reading; power structures and structural compliance; alternative structural content of propositions.

MMR 341 -
Bringing together creativity of the child with that of architecture; experiencing an architectural design process carried out with different methods whereby a child directly participates in this process of an architectural student shaping architectural space.

MMR 343 - Everyday Life and Housing
Spatial and functional characteristics of the house based on the interaction between the house and everyday life; investigation of housing – culture and identity relations through research done through users of housings with different characteristics and user profiles .

MMR 347 - Social and Spatial Structure Relations
Relation of the urban and architectural domain and the production and organization of space with the social structure and social change; comparison of the changes in Turkey and the West in the urban and architectural domain within historical process and specifically in terms of spatial processes as based on social relations; readings from books and related films.

MMR 353 - Contemporary Construction Materials
Building-material and design relations; the main features of building materials; composite materials; binder materials, cement, gypsum, lime, natural building blocks; concrete; plaster, mosaic, metals; natural wood; artificial wood; soil building materials; brick, tile, ceramic, porcelain, glass, plastics; plates-plates, profiles, foams, fabrics, surface finishing materials; paints, varnishes, lacquers; mechanical and physical material experiments.

MMR 355 - Steel Structures
Steel building system design types and methods ; comparison of properties of steel buildings with those of reinforced concrete buildings; types of material production, steel profiles and their properties; structural steel components ; steel frame design principals, stability and components; design of supports, joints, hinges and nodes; slab and roof systems of steel buildings; surface coating and cladding systems.

MMR 371 -

MMR 372 -

MMR 373 - Environmental Impact in Design
Regional and environmental impacts that need to be handled during processes of planning, design, and implementations to be carried out in various urban environments; examples for the particularities to be considered.

MMR 374 -
Basic information about sound, acoustics, and light; application of designs based on knowledge about sound and light, and their impact on users.

MMR 375 -

MMR 376 -

MMR 422 - Design and Theory in Architecture
Through what sort of method to be followed with the factors affecting design that will architecture be procured; use of multi-cultural and multiple research and problem-solving methods; design criticism through visual exposition and direct experience; defining the concepts of process, structure, function, form, creativity, context, and work with examples.

MMR 433 - Design and Construction of Tall Buildings
Structural forces and their re-orientation in tall buildings; alternative structures; review of structures and project reading; structural compliance; alternative structural content of propositions.

MMR 442 - Architecture and the Person in the 20th Century
Introducing design concepts for the individual within the framework of the apprehension of architecture for the society; the intellectual and practical discourses of 20th. century European architects about such apprehension.

MMR 443 - Architecture and Society Discourse in 20th Century
Context of society and architecture relations; conceptual approaches and architectural work related to society and architecture with examples from 20th. century European architects.

MMR 444 - Analysis of Historical Places
Development of selected historic places from Antique period, Europe, and Turkish-Islamic world; theoretical knowledge that elucidates the reflection of building functions in space; social and geographic factors in the development of dwelings and settlements; architectural characteristics and features of the selected buildings from the perspective of socio-cultural and natural factors, and urban, architectural and art histories.

MMR 445 - Space in Historical Cities
Founding and development of the historic cities in Anatolia as connected with the topography; the changes undergone since Antique Period with the perspectives of socio-cultural and natural factors, and urban history, architectural and art history; excursions to selected historic cities to study period characteristics.

MMR 446 - City, Trade and Space Throughout History
Concept of trade and its development in the Antique period and the Turkish-Islamic world; the impact of the Anatolian trade routes on cities and architecture; theoretical knowledge that elucidate the spatial reflection of the distinction between craftsmen and tradesmen; the characteristic features of the “bedesten” that link the inter-regional trade to the production in the city and its relations with the “han”s, the market place, and other buildings in its vicinity; the interaction of trade between Anatolia and Europe.

MMR 447 - Public and Private Domains in Ankara
Concepts of “public”, “public domain”, “private domain”; public buildings and domains in the City of Ankara and theri historical development; concept of “semi-public domain”; modern residential life in Ankara within the framework of “private domain”.

MMR 482 - Conservation of Architectural Heritage
Concepts of conservation and cultural heritage; theory, techniques and procedures in conservation of the cultural heritage; preparation of the restitution and restoration projects of historic buildings; theoretical and practical knowledge related to re-design for renovation and re-functionalization; contemporary conservation theories and techniques; field work and project preparation.

Elective Courses | Group B

MMR 212 - Environmental Ethics and Aesthetics
Aesthetic values related to lived experiences in natural and artificial environments; environmental concersn and ethical responsibilities.

MMR 214 - Abstraction Tecniques II
Techniques in developing intellectual and artistic expressions, ventures, shapes from the known for the unknown, from the precedent for the unprecendented, from the external for the internal in architecture and other fields of visual design.

MMR 215 - Introduction to Landscape Design
Main concepts that provide integration of landscpae design with architectural design.

MMR 216 - Principles of Site-Planning
Various approaches to site-planning and application of planning techniques in architectural design.

MMR213 - Abstraction Tecniques I
Techniques in developing intellectual and artistic expressions, ventures, shapes from the known for the unknown, from the precedent for the unprecendented, from the external for the internal in architecture and other fields of visual design.