General Information

MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE PROGRAM(M. Arch)

(Non-Thesis)

 

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Profession of architecture stands out with the selection as an expert area like medicine, law to evaluate the competence of specialized areas in the process of EU. These professions are in a close relationship with people and health of people.

 

Architecture, whose history based on ancient times, has been a pioneer in creation of civilizations.  Today, because of growing urban areas, transformation of demographic structures, environmental problems caused by people, and awareness of cultural heritage preservation, architects take important responsibilities. The working area of architects – who are responsible for the creation of secure environment – is not limited. Architecture is related with various disciplines such as art; technology, social sciences, history and design, and these change and increase rapidly. Architects are the coordinators between the processes of design, construction, usage and maintenance. With concerning the rapidly deteriorating environment, architects take responsibility for design of convenient environment of future.  For that reason, the Master of Architecture Program aims to educate specialized architects who can design in all scales and produce appropriate solutions according to various requirements.

 

MISSION

The mission of the program is to educate learners as researchers and environmental- conscious professionals producing knowledge in the fields of environmental planning and design, making the relations between theory and practice and working in the national and international platforms.

 

VISION

The vision of the program is to make contribution for the benefit of the society to configuring architectural environments, which are deteriorated as a result of changes in the ecological balance and rapid urbanization.  

 

QUALIFICATION AWARDED

Students, who successfully complete the program, are entitled to Master’s degree in Architecture.

 

LEVEL OF QUALIFICATION

It is a program that provides graduate education at Second Cycle level.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS AND REGULATIONS

Students studying a non-thesis master's degree are required

·         To be registered for a final project and at least 10 courses (with 30 credits) and to complete 120 ECTS credits. (The courses taught in education program but not having local credits and the final projects are assessed Pass or Fail. )

·         To obtain at least a score of DD in order to be successful in each courses of the program,

·         To obtain a score of at least 2.50 out of 4.00 in all of the core subjects and to be successful in all courses carrying no credits and in final project,

 

RECOGNITION FOR PRIOR LEARNING

Students of the Maltepe University within the framework of some certain regulations may be exempt from certain courses.  If the course content from another institution is similar to the one at the University, and it's approved by the Director of the Graduate School students may be exempted from that specific course.

 

PROFILE OF THE PROGRAM

Non-thesis master of  architecture program aims to manage to full fill high class architects for providing more intimate information about architecture, developing specializing, following information and technology to contribute instruction and education, reaching international standards and conservation of environmental dignity. To reach these targets, strategies like, to do practices for the needs of the country, to consolidate of the university with society, to do qualified researches and to evaluate the cultural circumstances are taken into consideration.

OCCUPATIONAL PROFILES OF THE GRADUATES

The field of work for architects who gets responsibility to create healthy, safe environment for people is not explicit. Architecture extends its field to be effective; which contains a lot of different disciplines like art, technology, sociology, history, design.

 

Graduate students do not work in similar jobs while practicing their occupation. They can work in different fields like, city planners, urban designers, advisors, employer, construction specialist, researchers, instructors, writers or thinkers about architecture.

 

Architects are in active coordination in all processes of every place where human lives from design to construction, from usage to maintenance. Especially they take an important role in designing the environment of the future with their worries about the problems of fast destroying environment. They can generate creative solutions by the needs of the country by their knowledge about architectural design from the smallest sized/scaled till the biggest sized/scaled projects.

 

Students who graduate from Master of Architecture Program can go for an academic career, or carry out their production in their own office, or be assigned in a private firm or in public corporation, or can contribute to construction industry with their knowledge and using of technology by applications.

 

ACCESS TO FURTHER DEGREES

The students who graduated from Master’s program may apply to study in Ph.D. programs in the same field or other fields.

 

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

T.C.Maltepe UniversityMSc Program is organized according to the following structure.    

 

Non – Thesis Master’s Degree

At least 120 ECTS

36 local credits, at least 12 courses

1 Master Project

 

EXAM REGULATIONS, ASSESSMENT AND GRADING

 

Exams

Determined by the instructor for each course each student is responsible for short exams, at least one midterm exam or a similar project and a final exam.

Midterm exam test dates and test subjects are previously announced. The number of midterm exams and the exam dates are announced at the beginning of the semester by the instructor. Midterm exams are given during the hours of that specific course. If students miss a midterm exam or a similar project, excuses are evaluated by the instructor of the course and the process to be applied will be determined by the board of the directors.

Final exam measures the student's knowledge and their performance during a semester and it weighs an important part assessing the success of the students. The degree of influence of this examination to the overall success of a student is determined and announced by the instructor at the beginning of the semester. Final exams start and end dates are determined by the Senate and published in the academic calendar are at the beginning of the semester.

Excuses for missing a final exam are evaluated by the board of the institute.  After providing appropriate documents to prove the case of an excuse, if accepted by the board exam then the dates are announced to the student.

 

 

 

 

Evaluation and Grading

Instructors evaluate each registered student by taking quiz, mid-term exam and final exam results, and the studies that substitute exams into consideration. As a result of the evaluation, s/he appreciates one of the grades below as the student's final grade.

 

 

Course Grade Points

Semester Course Grades (in letters)

Coefficients

90-100

AA

4.0

80-89

BA

3.5

70-79

BB

3.0

60-69

CB

2.5

50-59

CC

2.0

40-49

DC

1.5

30-39

DD

1.0

0-29

F

0

 

    

b)   In the table above, , the  semester course grade points and the coefficients of the course grade letters are given for the students subject to the regulations of the Y1 and Y2.

 AA, BA, BB, CB and CC mean that the course has been completed successfully. DC and DD grades show that the course has been completed successfully providing that the student has fulfilled the requirements depending on grade average point which was specified in the regulations. Grade F shows that the student has been unsuccessful. Even if the grade average point of a student who has got an F grade is enough to be considered as successful, this course is retaken.

 

 

            Special condition of students in a course is shown with the letters below:

 BI   (successful)

Student has succeeded in a course without credit or in one that is not included in the average.

BZ  (unsuccessful)

Student has been unsuccessful in a course without credit or in one that is not included in the average.

EK   (incomplete)

In a condition of incompleteness resulting from the student, the instructor takes valid excuses into consideration and wants that student to compensate those imperfections. Providing that the imperfections are not compensated maximum in two weeks after passing grades are announced, the mark of incomplete, changes to an F grade.                         

ÇK  (dropped)

Student has dropped the course.

DZ  (unattended)

Student has not fulfilled attendance requirements. (Absenteeism is regarded as an F grade while the averages are calculated)

MU (exempt)

Student has been exempted according to these regulations.

TK (retaken)

The course has been retaken due to failure.

İZ  (permitted)

Student is permitted according to regulations

TF (transfer)

Equivalent courses which the student took and succeeded in other higher education institutions, in another institute or in the previous program and which have been recognized in the current undergraduate transfer program.

ÖZ  

Student has the status of special student.

 

In case of a missing assignment/grade due to a student's excuse, the instructor evaluates the situation and asks student to turn in necessary documents and/or make up an exam. If the student is not able to complete necessary steps within 2 weeks of official grade announcement then the incomplete (EK) grade becomes an F.

Grade Averages and the Calculation of Grades

Registrar's Office keeps track of each student YANO (GPA) and GANO (the cumulative GPA) regularly.

YANO (GPA) is a weighted average of all the grades a student receives during a semester.  GANO (Cumulative GPA) is an ongoing weighted average of all the semesters a student has attended all the classes they have taken. This calculation starts after the second semester grades have been announced.

Before the calculation of the weighted grade point average for each course, course credits and the course grade the student received from are multiplied by the numerical equivalent of that course to determine the weight. Then the weight of courses are added, GPA and the cumulative GPA sets are determined separately.

YANO (GPA) is calculated by taking the number of grade points a student earned in a semester divided by the total number of credits taken.

GANO (cumulative GPA) calculation is done by average of a student's grades for all semesters and courses completed up to a given academic term.

While calculating grade averages, the numerical equivalents of the courses students have taken according to Article 56 of Regulation of the School are taken into account. If a class is repeated then the last official grade is taken into account while calculating the (Cumulative GPA) GANO.

 

Successful Students

Achievement (Success) levels of students are followed by Yano(GPA) and Gano (Cumulative GPA). In order to stay successful in this graduate program, students' Gano (Cumulative GPA) has to be at least 2.50. When students complete their degree or program with cumulative GPA (gano) between 3.5-4 they receive a high-honor and their name will be written in honors list. This honorary will also be on their diploma.

 

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

For Students Who Enrolled Before 2009-2010 Semester or Before   (Regulation 1 - Y1):

Students registered in a non-thesis Master's program,

·         are to take at least 10 courses (30 local credits) and register in a Final Project, and complete 120 ECTS. (Final Project and courses which are in the curriculum but do not have local credit are assessed with a pass or fail)

·         are to get at least DD grade in order to be successful in a course in their program.

 

For Students Who Enrolled Later 2009-2010 Semester  or Later (Regulation 2-Y2):

Students registered in a non-thesis Master's program,

·         are to take at least 10 courses (30 local credits) and register in a Final Project, and complete 120 ECTS. (Final Project and courses which are in the curriculum but do not have local credit are assessed with a pass or fail)

·         are to have 2.50 general average grade out of 4.00 on the core subjects, and are to be successful in non-credit courses and Final Project.

 

MODE OF STUDY

This program is full-time.

 

PROGRAM DIRECTOR (or Equivalent)

 

Head of Department of Architecture

Prof. İlter BÜYÜKDIĞAN

Address:

Marmara Eğitim Köyü 34857-İSTANBUL/TÜRKİYE

 

Phone:

+90 216 626 10 50 / 2458

 

E-mail:

[email protected]