DOKTORA PROGRAMI MÜFREDATI

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN DESIGN
 
The PhD in Design aims to create a multidisciplinary research environment based on design principles for students who would like to carry out research on issues underlying the nature and practice of design. In other words, it aims to generate new knowledge about the nature of design and designing, and to enhance traditional sensitivities arising out of a daily design approach by combining these with contemporary requirements and technologies. Moreover, the program has objectives to promote such sensitivities with manifestation in theoretical thinking and practical methodologies. It enables students to improve their strategical, creative, intellectual, personal and interpersonal skills with must and elective courses which are discussing current theory and applications through discussion topics and researches.
 
To qualify for admission to the PhD in Design, applicants are required to have a master’s degree in fine arts, design, architecture or a related field of design. All applicants are expected to be fluent in written and oral English in order to be admitted to the program.
The program requires successful completion of at least 21 credits of coursework (7 courses), and non-credit courses consisting of research paper/seminar, special studies, PhD qualification studies and exam and PhD dissertation. The duration of the program is eight semesters. 

 

 

Compulsory Courses

Course Code

Course Name

Credit

ECTS

DSGN 601

Design Studio

2 4 4

10

DSGN 602

Advanced Research Techniques

3 0 3

10

DSGN 690

Research Paper / Seminar

Non-credit

20

DSGN 691

Special Studies

Non-credit

7,5

DSGN 696

PhD Qualification Studies and Exam

Non-credit

30

DSGN 699

PhD Dissertation

Non-credit

22,5

 

 

Elective Courses

Course Code

Course Name

Credit

ECTS

DSGN 603

Getting Along on Planet Earth, Universal Design

3 0 3

10

DSGN 604

Environment and Man: Cause and Effect

3 0 3

10

DSGN 605

In Search of Existential Self

3 0 3

10

DSGN 606

Design Thinking in Education

3 0 3

10

DSGN 607

Buildings That Work: What to Put in What to Leave Out

3 0 3

10

DSGN 608

GIS Applications: Project Development

3 0 3

10

DSGN 609

City and Behavior, Everyday Life, Politics and Space

3 0 3

10

DSGN 610

Performance Assessment of Buildings

3 0 3

10

DSGN 611

Housing, Reinvestment, and Household Behavior

3 0 3

10

DSGN 612

Development Agencies and Contemporary Changes in Regional Development Policy

3 0 3

10

DSGN 613

Design Talks

3 0 3

10

DSGN 614

Visual Semiotics

3 0 3

10

DSGN 615

Environmental Aesthetics

3 0 3

10

DSGN 616

Science Communication

3 0 3

10

DSGN 617

Energy Efficient Building Design Strategies

3 0 3

10

DSGN 618

Introduction to Multi Criteria Decision Making Methods Design

3 0 3

10

DSGN 619

Design and Construction Management

3 0 3

10

DSGN 620

Introduction to Building Performance Simulations

3 0 3

10

DSGN 621

Barrier-free Built Environment and Inclusive Design

3 0 3

10

DSGN 622

Design Thinking and Innovation

3 0 3

10

DSGN 623

Japanese Design Culture

3 0 3

10