ECTS - - Architecture Master of Science (without Thesis)

Compulsory Departmental Courses

MMR500 - Graduation Project (0 + 0) 40

Subject of the project topic stated in the Graduation Project Protocol.

MMR501 - Research Methods and Communications Skills (3 + 0) 5

The aim of the course is to introduce graduate students with scientific research methods, to provide them to experience preparing scientific research proposal, to implement suitable research methods and to present statistical findings and conclusions verbally and in written format.

Elective Courses

HIR510 - Advertisement and Consumption Culture (3 + 0) 5

The nature of consumption; popular consumption and consumer culture in terms of consuming society.

ICM525 - Space Production Process (3 + 0) 5

The relationship between spatial theories and spatial practices; various ideologies in the space production discussions; critical perspective.

ICM534 - Sustainability in Interior Architecture (3 + 0) 5

Sustainability and sustainable design criteria with design principles and design methods that shape the interior design process; building and interior design compatible with the nature, developing with sustainable design approach and environmental awareness data; in line with the sustainable design, examining the concepts such as ecological design, ecological environment, green structure, environmental friendliness, zero emission.

ICM535 - Design and Futurism (3 + 0) 5

The change in today of the manifesto that is put forward in the 20th century of the concept of futurism which has transformation and critical perspective; conducting scientific research on the concept of futurism seeking to respond to needs such as flexibility, growth, transformation and mobility in interior design; analyzing today's design projects in this context and discussion of future design approaches and evaluation of results.

KAM536 - Art and Politics (3 + 0) 5

The mutual effects of political and artistic movements; the parallel reactions shown both by political and artistic movements to political and social problems.

MMR502 - Advanced Architectural Design (1 + 4) 5

Innovative architectural research, projects and design practices which envisage the indivisibility of nature-culture and technology and landscape-architecture in the ecology and tectonics of urban and rural, and develop responses to present and foreseeable local/global situations.

MMR511 - Urban Design (3 + 0) 5

Comparison and discussion of the developments in the fields of the city and urban design, and of the historical formation and transformations of social space in cultural, political, and economic terms.

MMR512 - Design and Communication (3 + 0) 5

In our day of high speed developments in communication, role of efforts in creating effective visual images on design;examples of theories and methods used in communication and design; understanding the generation of the criteria in design communication through study of interdisciplinary work on semantics and developing trends in contemporary

MMR518 - Advanced Color Theory (3 + 0) 5

Dimensions of color and basic factors in perception of color; psychological and physiological effects of color and their roles in two and three dimensional designs; comparisons of color systems (Munsell, CIE XYZ, NCS, etc.); analysis of scientific research in the field.

MMR521 - Architectural History and Theory I (3 + 0) 5

Appraisal of architectural history in terms of the social, political, and cultural contexts of the architectural development in the world and in Turkey; discussions of architectural history and theories in relation with architectural historiography.

MMR522 - Architectural History and Theory II (3 + 0) 5

Architectural knowledge in terms of cognitive, discursive, scientific, technological, aesthetic, artistic, historic and cultural contexts and the pioneer architects and manifestos as of a start.

MMR523 - Viennese Secession (3 + 0) 5

Emergence of the Viennese Secession movement that was founded in 1897 in Vienna, its philosophy and extensions in the world; Gustav Klimt, Joseph Maria Olbrich, Otto Wagener, Joseph Hoffmann and other architects and artists, their works; foundation of the Wiener Werkstaette/Viennese Ateliers and their reflections until today.

MMR543 - Studies on Urban Housing (3 + 0) 5

Studies on responses of architecture and related disciplines to emerging questions on urban housing issues and development of awareness, through analysis of selected housing areas, readings and discussions on individual/social preferences, and upper scale (political, social, planning) parameters that shape the phenomenon of urban housing.

MMR544 - Social Change City and Architecture (3 + 0) 5

Readings and research at the urban and architectural scales; study on relation between social structure and space as an interdisciplinary issue; theoretical knowledge in connection with research subject.

MMR545 - House and Culture Relation (3 + 0) 5

Investigation of housing?culture and identity relations through readings (books/essays) and research done through users of housings with different characteristics and user profiles (such as, squatter housing, gated communities, apartment buildings).

MMR546 - Political Economy of Space (3 + 0) 5

Political-economic structuring as the basis of spatial processes; production and organization of space within the framework of the conditions specific to capitalism; space in terms of social relations; concepts related with production and organization of space; links between these concepts and the perceived space; discussion of essays related with the subject and definition of research topics.

MMR547 - Research in Urban Public Domain (3 + 0) 5

City-urban area-public space relationship; how public space shapes urban area and the society; analysis of city and urban space through built environment; physical, social and psychological environment.

MMR563 - Reality and Imagination in Design (3 + 0) 5

Research of the factors in a context where design is perceived as representation, as unnatural and imaginary being; identity constituted by design, the relation between the way of communication manifested and design; design product, main theme, the medium created and its ingredients; the reality of the relation between function and representation, and exemplar works related with its visual manifestation.

MMR564 - Architecture Art and Propaganda (3 + 0) 5

Use of architecture as means of propaganda for different belief systems, aims and ideologies since Antiquity; theoretical knowledge and examples related with the subject; relation of architecture, art, and politics; study of the impact on mass culture through examples of painting, graphic arts, photography, film, sculpture, etc., besides the images created in architectural works.

MMR571 - Ecological Approaches to Design and Planning (2 + 1) 5

Analysing, assessment and planning of socio-ecological spaces.

MMR573 - Energy Efficient Building Design for A Sustainable Future (3 + 0) 5

1. Natural and artificial sustainable energy sources, 2. Different design methods (fractile design, parametric design, BIM) and the applications of these systems in historical buildings, 3. Re-interpreting the use of historical and natural sustainable energy sources and adapting the design methods to today's modern building design.

MMR581 - Research on Preservation and Restoration of Historic Environment (3 + 0) 5

Research on sources, legal statute, and archival documents in relevant institutions (maps, gravure, photograph, probable restoration projects, etc.) in relation with a subject related to the PhD thesis; synthesis based on knowledge obtained through study of the findings.

MMR582 - Cultural Heritage Management (3 + 0) 5

Research, preservation, promotion and management of the sources within the scope of cultural heritage; international and national institutions, laws, and resolutions; theoretical and methodical approaches related to the definition and management of cultural heritage; relation between cultural heritage and culture economy-industry (historic sites and ruins, museums, re-functionalization - with examples from Turkey and abroad).

MMR583 - Industrial Heritage and Conservation (3 + 0) 5

Definition, scope and aims of industrial heritage and industrial archaeology; retrieval and evaluation of industrial data; documentation of industrial heritage and related processes of production; characteristics, conservation, and re-functionalization of pre-industrial atelier and workshops, and of the early industrial period monuments.

MMR584 - Research Methods for Historic Buildings (3 + 0) 5

Research methods intended for restitution of historic buildings prior to restoration and renovation; access to information about the legal and preservation status of buildings; archival search, research and methods about the history, geography, and archeology of the region that the buildings are found, previous renovations and restorations intended for use; study and assessment of selected historic buildings.

MMR601 - Architectural Research (1 + 4) 5

Introduction of theories related with research techniques in architecture through readings, expositions and discussions; defining by students of a research subject related to architecture-design-planning, evaluating and interpreting information obtained through literature survey and field work (e.g., questionnaires, surveys) with scientific methods.

MMR611 - Architectural Design Workshop (1 + 4) 5

Contexts for collective enlightenment, generation of ideas and practices related with different fields of architecture; preparatory studies and work, intensive period of work in the workshop, and conclusive work.

MMR617 - Political Economy of Space (3 + 0) 5

Mekânsal süreçlerin temelinde ekonomi-politik yapılanmanın oluşu; kapitalizmin kendine özgü koşulları çerçevesinde mekân üretimi ve organizasyonu; toplumsal ilişkiler temelinde mekân;mekân üretimi ve organizasyonuna ilişkin kavramlar; bu kavramlarla algılanan mekan arasındaki bağlantılar; konuya ilişkin makalelerin tartışılması ve araştırma

MMR620 - Theory and Criticism in Architecture (3 + 0) 5

Investigation of the architecture-design-theory relation through expositions from selected sources and seminars.

MMR643 - Theory of Building Acoustics (3 + 0) 5

Control of sound and sound reflection (echo) in interior space; evaluation of the positive and negative impacts related to acoustics in architectural design; technical precautions needed to be taken in design and during use.

MMR652 - Techniques of Architectural Lighting (3 + 0) 5

Evaluation of the positive and negative impacts of interior lighting in architectural design; detailed knowledge on various subjects Like environmental, lighting, visibility, control of light, etc.

MMR671 - Techniques of Architectural Lighting (3 + 0) 5

Evaluation of the positive and negative impacts of interior lighting in architectural design; detailed knowledge on various subjects like environmental lighting, visibility, control of light, etc.

MMR672 - Theory of Building Acoustics (3 + 0) 5

Control of sound and sound reflection (echo) in interior space; evaluation of the positive and negative impacts related to acoustics in architectural design; technical precautions needed to be taken in design and during use.