Dear candidate colleague,
Architecture is a profession which includes art and capability technologies that serve the basic needs of human life. It is learned by education, developing skills, experience and mastering practice.

The aim of the Undergraduate Program of the World Peace University, Department of Architecture is to educate architects who are capable of producing solutions at conceptual and operational levels, using architectural problems in the national and international context, using critical thinking methods, assimilating the level of contemporary development and aware of their social responsibilities. Existing Bachelor’s degrees in Architecture Programs are available in many universities and show significant similarities on a global scale, overlapping in content. World Peace University is entirely in line with the professional requirements and acceptance of the programs of accredited universities. Thus, the essential requirement of our accreditation process is provided.

Department graduates will receive the licence of “Bachelor of Architecture”. The education language is English. Architecture graduates can participate in private companies, offices and banks related to architectural design and construction processes and public institutions such as ministries, municipalities, universities and institutes and start their businesses. At World Peace University, the Bachelor of Architecture program aims to provide a first-rate education in addition to the theoretical knowledge at the forefront of its distinctive features. To this end, in the majority of the courses that will be given within the courses, efforts will be made to solve local and national problems, and they will be shared with related stakeholders in line with our university’s mission.
The academic staff and the technical infrastructure that will carry out the program are essential elements in the program’s success. Besides, the flexible and innovative program, prepared in line with the criteria stipulated by the target sectors and the course plans, will be improved by following professional, technological innovations, changes and developments. Beginning from the third semester, our students start to take elective courses besides the required courses for this branch. Elective courses in the third level are mostly Departmental Elective courses, which are aimed at strengthening the worldview of the student and providing pre-additional skills. Our other difference is the CO-OP application which has a real sense of university-industry- cooperation. Our program emphasizes real-sector cooperation and on-the-job training. For this reason, internship activities for students to gain experience in the field will be realized by the related sector-university cooperation. The Undergraduate Architecture Program will receive all kinds of academic and technical support from all the departments of the World Peace University, Graphics and Fine Arts Faculty and from the CO-OP Program.

Head of Department 

Architecture Curriculum

 

Program Architecture
Medium of Instruction English
Degree Category Bachelor

 

YEAR 1
 

FALL (1)

 

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Course Code Course Name Category Credit Pre-requisite
T P C[1] ECTS  
1 ARCH101 Basic Design Studio I DC 2 6 5 10  
2 ARCH103 Graphical Communication I DC 2 6 5 8  
3 MATH103 Mathematics and Geometry NFC 3 0 3 6  
4 WATA101 Principles of Ataturk I UC 2 0 2 2  
5 WTUR101 Turkish I UC 2 0 2 2  
6 WICT101 Introduction to Information Technologies I UC 0 2 1 2  
Total Credits 11 14 18 30  
 

SPRING (2)

7 ARCH102 Basic Design Studio II DC 2 6 5 10 ARCH101
8 ARCH104 Graphical Communication II DC 2 6 5 8 ARCH103
9 ARCH106 History of Architecture DC 3 0 3 6
10 WATA102 Principles of Ataturk II UC 2 0 2 2 WATA101
11 WTUR102 Turkish II UC 2 0 2 2 WENG101
12 WICT102 Introduction to Information Technologies II UC 0 2 1 2 WATA101
                                                                                                         Total Credits 11 14 18 30  
YEAR 2
 

FALL (3)

13 ARCH201 Architectural Design Studio I DC 2 6 5 10 ARCH102
14 ARCH203 Construction Design Studio I DC 2 6 5 6  
15 ARCH205 Behavioural Analysis of Structures DC 3 0 3 3  
16 ARCH207 Computer Aided Design I DC 0 4 2 5
17 WENG101 Academic English I UC 3 0 3 6  
Total Credits 10 16 18 30  
 
SPRING (4)
18 ARCH202 Architectural Design Studio II DC 2 6 5 10 ARCH201
19 ARCH204 Construction Design Studio II DC 2 6 5 6 ARCH203
20 ARCH208 Computer Aided Design II DC 0 4 2 5 ARCH207
21 WENG102 Academic English II UC 3 0 3 6  
22 ARCH200 Internship I DC 0 0 0 3  
Total Credits 7 16 15 30
 
 
YEAR 3
 

FALL (5)

23 ARCH301 Architectural Design Studio III DC 2 6 5 10 ARCH202
24 ARCH303 Construction Design Studio III DC 2 6 5 6 ARCH204
25 ARCH305 Environmental Control Systems I DC 3 0 3 5
26 WETH201 Principles of Ethics UC 3 0 3 6  
27 ARCHXXX Departmental Elective DE 3 0 3 3  
Total Credits 13 12 19 30  
   
SPRING (6)
28 ARCH302 Architectural Design Studio IV DC 2 6 5 10 ARCH301
29 ARCH304 Construction Design Studio IV DC 2 6 5 6 ARCH303
30 ARCH306 Environmental Control Systems II DC 3 0 3 5 ARCH305
31 ARCH308 Contemporary Structures DC 3 0 3 3  
32 ARCHXXX Departmental Elective DE 3 0 3 3  
33   ARCH300 Internship II DC 0 0 0 3 ARCH200
   
   
Total Credits 13 12 19 30  
 
YEAR 4
FALL (7)
34 ARCH401 Architectural Design Studio V DC 2 6 5 10 ARCH302
35 ARCH403 Professional Practice DC 3 0 3 5  
36 ARCHXXX Departmental Elective DE 3 0 3 3
37 XXXXXX Faculty Elective FE 3 0 3 6
38 WXXXX University Elective UE 3 0 3 6
Total Credits 14 6 17 30  
   
SPRING (8)
39 ARCH402 Architectural Design Studio VI DC 2 6 5 10 ARCH401
40 ARCH404 Research Seminar DC 3 0 3 5  
41 ARCHXXX Departmental Elective DE 3 0 3 3  
42 XXXXXX Faculty Elective FE 3 0 3 6  
43 WXXXXX University Elective UE 3 0 3 6  
Total Credits 14 6 17 30  
 
TOTAL PROGRAM 96   141 240  

 

 

 

 

 

 ELECTIVE COURSES

 

Course No Course Code Course Name Credit Pre-requisite
T P C ECTS  
1 ARCH311 Model Making 3 0 3 3
2 ARCH312 Architectural Science and Culture 3 0 3 3
3 ARCH313 Human Ergonomics 3 0 3 3
4 ARCH314 Modular Design 3 0 3 3
5 ARCH315 Timber Frame Construction Techniques 3 0 3 3
6 ARCH316 Vernacular Architecture 3 0 3 3
7 ARCH317 Energy Efficient Design 3 0 3 3
8 ARCH318 Ecological Design 3 0 3 3
9 ARCH319 Restoration Techniques 3 0 3 3
10 ARCH411 Traditional Turkish House 3 0 3 3
11 ARCH412 Principles of Urban Design Planning 3 0 3 3
12 ARCH413 Steel Frame Construction Techniques 3 0 3 3
13 ARCH414 Principles of Reinforced Concrete Design 3 0 3 3
14 ARCH415 Building Acoustics and Lightning 3 0 3 3
15 ARCH416 Project Management 3 0 3 3
16 ARCH417 Construction Economy 3 0 3 3
17 ARCH418 Earthquake Resistant Building Design 3 0 3 3
18 ARCH419 Fire precautions in Architectural Design 3 0 3 3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

  

COURSE BREAKDOWN

  Total
Number Credit ECTS Credits
All Courses 43 141 240
University Compulsory Common Courses 9 19 30
University Elective Courses 2 6 12
Faculty Compulsory Common Courses
Non-Faculty Compulsory Courses 1 3 6
Faculty Elective Courses 2 6 12
Departmental Core Courses 25 95 168
Departmental Elective Courses 4 12 12
   
   
Semester 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Number of courses 6 6 5 5 5 6 5 5
Total credits 18 18 18 15 19 19 17 17
Total ECTS Credits 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30

 

ABBREVIATIONS

  • T: Theoretical
  • P: Practical
  • C: Credits
  • ECTS: European Credit Transfer System
  • UC: University Compulsory (courses which are compulsory for all students)
  • UE: University Elective (elective course opened by the university)                                      
  • FC: Faculty Compulsory (compulsory courses opened by another department within the faculty)
  • FE: Faculty Elective (compulsory course opened by another department within the faculty)
  • NFC: Non-Faculty Compulsory (compulsory course opened by another department in another faculty)
  • NFE: Non-Faculty Elective (elective course opened by another department in another faculty)
  • DC: Departmental Compulsory (compulsory course opened by the department)
  • DE: Departmental Elective (elective course opened by the department)

 

 

[1] To calculate total credits practical credits should be divided by two and added to theoretical credits.