MASTER OF URBAN DESIGN PROGRAM (M.U.D.)
İzmir Institute of Technology is one of two institutions of higher learning in Turkey offering English-language instruction in City and Regional Planning. In recognition of the fact that keeping abreast of international developments is vital already in the undergraduate stages of the profession of planning. We have developed library; laboratory, and internet facilities so as to enable international research and pursue multilingual thinking in the field.
Today in this country, we stand in urgent need of planners capable of developing solutions to the dire urbanization problems which we face and for which we pay each day.
The department currently offers instruction to 137 undergraduates, 21 post-graduates, and 24 Ph.D. students with 14 full-time faculty members and 23 universities through joint projects with local municipalities and preservation departments. Though postgraduate students routinely participate in these faculty-led projects, the fourth year undergraduate students are encouraged to participate in, contribute to, and learn from these real-life endeavors, thus actively transforming their environment.
The four-year undergraduate program leads to the degree of B.S. The program is designed to give the basis of a professional education in city planning as well as we give a balanced university education which ranges from the humanities to science and technology. After gaining the B.S., students intending to become specialized as planners or designers may begin their postgraduate studies, matriculating for the degree of Master of City Planning of Urban Design, upon fulfilling requirements and gaining admission to either program. Both master’s degrees lend eligibility for application to a doctoral program in City Planning, including the doctoral program in this department.