DOKTORA PROGRAMI MÜFREDATI

Program Description:
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.
Admission:
Applicants are required to have a master’s and a Bachelor’s degree in design, architecture or a related field of design.
Applicants are expected to be fluent in written and oral English in order to be admitted to the program. All non-native speakers of English are required to submit proof of English-language proficiency.
Turkish applicants should take the ALES and must satisfy the announced minimum requirements. Applicants who are not Turkish citizens and Turkish citizen applicants who are residents of a foreign country may take the GRE (Graduate Record Examination) instead of the ALES.
A “Statement of Purpose” indicating research interests is required. 
Admittance to the program is also determined through a written exam and an interview given before the beginning of each academic year.
Degree Requirements:
The program requires successful completion of at least 21 credits of coursework (7 courses) in two successive semesters. After completion of the courses, the PhD candidates must take the seminar course in their area of interest and a qualifying examination. The PhD candidates make a presentation related to their thesis and submit a thesis proposal that will be evaluated by a jury in the relevant field. Upon a favorable evaluation by the jury, the candidate will qualify for work towards a PhD dissertation. At the completion of the dissertation, a similar jury will examine the dissertation and the candidate for a final decision on the degree. Students graduate with 240 ECTS. The duration of the program is eight semesters. 
PH.D. IN DESIGN PROGRAM
Compulsory Courses
Course Code
Course Name
Credit
ECTS
DSGN 601
Design Studio
3 0 3
7,5
DSGN 602
Advanced Research Techniques
3 0 3
7,5
DSGN 690
Research Paper / Seminar
Non-credit
7,5
DSGN 696
PhD Qualification Studies and Exam
Non-credit
30
DSGN 699
PhD Dissertation
Non-credit
150
 
Elective Courses
Course Code
Course Name
Credit
ECTS
DSGN 603
Getting Along on Planet Earth, Universal Design
3 0 3
7,5
DSGN 604
Environment and Man: Cause and Effect
3 0 3
7,5
DSGN 605
In Search of Existential Self
3 0 3
7,5
DSGN 606
Design Thinking in Education
3 0 3
7,5
DSGN 607
Buildings That Work: What to Put in What to Leave Out
3 0 3
7,5
DSGN 608
GIS Applications: Project Development
3 0 3
7,5
DSGN 609
City and Behavior, Everyday Life, Politics and Space
3 0 3
7,5
DSGN 610
Performance Assessment of Buildings
3 0 3
7,5
DSGN 611
Housing, Reinvestment, and Household Behavior
3 0 3
7,5
DSGN 612
Development Agencies and Contemporary Changes in Regional Development Policy
3 0 3
7,5
DSGN 613
Design Talks
3 0 3
7,5
DSGN 614
Visual Semiotics
3 0 3
7,5
DSGN 615
Environmental Aesthetics
3 0 3
7,5
DSGN 616
Science Communication
3 0 3
7,5
DSGN 617
Energy Efficient Building Design Strategies
3 0 3
7,5
DSGN 618
Introduction to Multi Criteria Decision Making Methods Design
3 0 3
7,5
DSGN 619
Design and Construction Management
3 0 3
7,5
DSGN 620
Introduction to Building Performance Simulations
3 0 3
7,5
DSGN 621
Barrier-free Built Environment and Inclusive Design
3 0 3
7,5
DSGN 622
Design Thinking and Innovation
3 0 3
7,5
DSGN 623
Japanese Design Culture
3 0 3
7,5
DSGN 624
Environmental Psychology: Application to Design
3 0 3
7,5
DSGN 625
Analysing Design
3 0 3
7,5
DSGN 626
Everyday Life in Public Spaces:Theory and Practice
3 0 3
7,5
 
CURRICULUM
1st year – Semester 1
Course Code
Course Name
Credit
ECTS
Status
DSGN 601
Design Studio
3 0 3
7,5
Compulsory
DSGN 6xx
Elective
3 0 3
7,5
Elective
DSGN 6xx
Elective
3 0 3
7,5
Elective
DSGN 6xx
Elective
3 0 3
7,5
Elective
 
Semester 2
Course Code
Course Name
Credit
ECTS
Status
DSGN 602
Advanced Research Techniques
3 0 3
7,5
Compulsory
DSGN 6xx
Elective
3 0 3
7,5
Elective
DSGN 6xx
Elective
3 0 3
7,5
Elective
DSGN 690
Seminar
0 0 0
7,5
Compulsory
 
2nd year – Semester 1
Course Code
Course Name
Credit
ECTS
Status
DSGN 696
PhD Qualification Studies and Exam
0 0 0
30
Compulsory
 
Semester 2
Course Code
Course Name
Credit
ECTS
Status
DSGN 699
PhD Dissertation
0 0 0
150
Compulsory