Civil engineering is one of the main and oldest branches of engineering field which provides designing and planning of different types of buildings, bridges, tunnels, highways, railways, airports, dams, ports, etc. by taking environmental control into account. Both in our country and around the world, the need for different types of buildings has been increasing day by day due to rapid population growth and industrial activities. Furthermore, thinking that our country is prone to natural disasters such as earthquakes and landslides, we consider that the need for qualified civil engineers is a must.
As the Department of Civil Engineering at Istanbul Kemerburgaz University, our main principles are sharing our academic knowledge and experience with our students, helping our students solve the engineering problems with their analytical and synthesis capability considering the ethic values and also enhancing their ability of creativity and enterprise.
In our programme, we maintain a contemporary education system which offers both theory and practice as a whole by focusing on the main civil engineering areas such as structure, geotechnics, transportation, hydraulics and engineering materials. In this context, the theoretical courses on the basis of interaction of the student-faculty members and the laboratory practice which improves practical skills are the fundamentals of our civil engineering education.
As the programme has a large variety of elective courses, the students have the opportunity to choose courses from other branches of engineering or different areas such as management, economy, law, sociology, etc. Thus, seeing the interdisciplinary sides of the problems they may encounter in business life, the students will be able to find solutions to these problems with ease. Our main target is to equip our students with high qualifications by our long-term and obligatory internship opportunities.
As the Department of Civil Engineering at Istanbul Kemerburgaz University, our academic staff, who not only manage efficient theoretical and practical education but also lead national and international projects, will be glad to welcome you at our university.
Asst. Prof. Hakkı Oral Özhan – Civil Engineering Department Chair