Undergraduate Education Objectives, Achievements And Qualifications

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION OBJECTIVES, ACHIEVEMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

The aim of city and regional planning education is to create a planned future for growth and development; to use the necessary methods to protect the natural and built environment, to develop spatial improvement programs for all segments of the society and to train students who can conduct scientific studies, research and carry out successful studies in the field of application in order to protect and improve the quality of life.

EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS

The achievements of city and regional planning education are conveyed under the headings of knowledge, skills and competencies:

KNOWLEDGE

Theoretical, Factual:

1. He/She has multi-dimensional knowledge and understanding of economic, social and environmental sustainability principles and historical, geographical, social and cultural issues in the field of city and regional planning.

2. He/She has intellectual and theoretical knowledge and understanding of planning / design / research methods in the field of city and regional planning, focused on human and society, sensitive to natural and built environment.

3. He/She has knowledge and understanding of principles, ethical values, laws, regulations and standards in the field of city and regional planning.

4. He/She has the ability to define and analyze the facts, potentials and problems in planning and the necessary researches for them, to use the quantitative and qualitative research methods and techniques required for evaluation and to convey them in written, oral and visual forms.

5. He/She has the necessary sensitivity about legal frameworks and ethical principles in the issues of public interest, social justice and quality of life by being aware of the benefits of his/her profession for human rights and society and producing social services.

5. He/She has a foreign language at a level that can follow international developments in his field and communicate effectively with his colleagues.

6. He/She has the capacity to follow the developments in informatics (information, geographic information and communication) technologies in the field and to use them interactively at different stages of planning and design.

7. He/She has the necessary scientific and technical equipment to produce flexible solutions for the problems and possibilities in the field, to offer alternatives and to evaluate these alternatives.

8. He/She has the ability to think planning subject in macro-micro scales and planning-design integrity.

9. He/She has the necessary creative thinking skills to develop creative solutions to concrete and abstract problems, and the technical equipment and knowledge to express these skills visually.

10. He/She has intellectual and theoretical knowledge and understanding of sustainable energy and ecological phenomena in rural and urban planning.

11. He/She is aware of the economic, social, environmental and political changes and has the capacity to examine the effects of these and to define the space in terms of visual, administrative and financial dimensions.

12. He/She has the knowledge and skills to put forward plans and policies to protect nature, cultural and historical heritage for future generations by considering social, economic and cultural needs in order to create livable and sustainable spaces.

13. He/She has the necessary equipment to create resilient cities by evaluating natural, economic and social risks together in the planning of cities and taking precautions.

SKILLS

Cognitive, Applied

1. He/She has the ability to define and analyze the facts, potentials and problems in planning and the necessary researches for them, to use the quantitative and qualitative research methods and techniques required for evaluation and to convey them in written, oral and visual forms.

2. He/She has a foreign language at a level that can follow international developments in his field and communicate effectively with his colleagues.

3. He/She has the capacity to follow the developments in informatics (information, geographic information and communication) technologies in the field and to use them interactively at different stages of planning and design.

4. He/She has the ability to think planning subject in macro-micro scales and planning-design integrity.

5. He/She has the necessary creative thinking skills to develop creative solutions to concrete and abstract problems, and the technical equipment and knowledge to express these skills visually.

6. He/She has intellectual and theoretical knowledge and understanding of sustainable energy and ecological phenomena in rural and urban planning.

7. He/She is aware of the economic, social, environmental and political changes and has the capacity to examine the effects of these and to define the space in terms of visual, administrative and financial dimensions.

8. He/She has the knowledge and skills to put forward plans and policies to protect nature, cultural and historical heritage for future generations by considering social, economic and cultural needs in order to create livable and sustainable spaces.

9. He/She has a command of decision making, policy development and management processes by using participatory methods in spatial planning.

 

COMPETENCES

The Competence of Working Independently and Taking Responsibility

1. He/She has the ability to define and analyze the facts, potentials and problems in planning and the necessary researches for them, to use the quantitative and qualitative research methods and techniques required for evaluation and to convey them in written, oral and visual forms.

2. He/She has the ability to define and analyze the facts, potentials and problems in planning and the necessary researches for them, to use the quantitative and qualitative research methods and techniques required for evaluation and to convey them in written, oral and visual forms.

3. He/She has the necessary sensitivity about legal frameworks and ethical principles in the issues of public interest, social justice and quality of life by being aware of the benefits of his/her profession for human rights and society and producing social services.

4. He/She has the necessary self-confidence and competence to carry out the studies in the field of city and regional planning independently and as a team, to negotiate and to be conciliatory and directive when necessary.

5. He/She has the necessary scientific and technical equipment to produce flexible solutions for the problems and possibilities in the field, to offer alternatives and to evaluate these alternatives.

6. He/She has the necessary creative thinking skills to develop creative solutions to concrete and abstract problems, and the technical equipment and knowledge to express these skills visually.

7. He/She has the knowledge and skills to put forward plans and policies to protect nature, cultural and historical heritage for future generations by considering social, economic and cultural needs in order to create livable and sustainable spaces.

8. He/She has the necessary equipment to create resilient cities by evaluating natural, economic and social risks together in the planning of cities and taking precautions.

9.He/She has a command of decision making, policy development and management processes by using participatory methods in spatial planning.

Learning Competence

1. He/She has multi-dimensional knowledge and understanding of economic, social and environmental sustainability principles and historical, geographical, social and cultural issues in the field of city and regional planning.

2. He/She has intellectual and theoretical knowledge and understanding of planning / design / research methods in the field of city and regional planning, focused on human and society, sensitive to natural and built environment.

3. He/She has knowledge and understanding of principles, ethical values, laws, regulations and standards in the field of city and regional planning.

 

 

Communication and Social Competence

1. He/She has the necessary sensitivity about legal frameworks and ethical principles in the issues of public interest, social justice and quality of life by being aware of the benefits of his profession for human rights and society and producing social services.

2. He/She has the necessary self-confidence and competence to carry out the studies in the field of city and regional planning independently and as a team, to negotiate and to be conciliatory and directive when necessary.

3. He/She has a foreign language at a level that can follow international developments in his field and communicate effectively with his colleagues.

4. He/She has the capacity to follow the developments in informatics (information, geographic information and communication) technologies in the field and to use them interactively at different stages of planning and design.

5. He/She has the necessary scientific and technical equipment to produce flexible solutions for the problems and possibilities in the field, to offer alternatives and to evaluate these alternatives.

6. He/She has the necessary creative thinking skills to develop creative solutions to concrete and abstract problems, and the technical equipment and knowledge to express these skills visually.

7. He/She is aware of the economic, social, environmental and political changes and has the capacity to examine the effects of these and to define the space in terms of visual, administrative and financial dimensions.

8. He/She has the knowledge and skills to put forward plans and policies to protect nature, cultural and historical heritage for future generations by considering social, economic and cultural needs in order to 9. He/She has the necessary equipment to create resilient cities by evaluating natural, economic and social risks together in the planning of cities and taking precautions.

10. He/She has a command of decision making, policy development and management processes by using participatory methods in spatial planning.

Field-Specific Competence

1. He/She has knowledge and understanding of principles, ethical values, laws, regulations and standards in the field of city and regional planning.

2. He/She has the necessary sensitivity about legal frameworks and ethical principles in the issues of public interest, social justice and quality of life by being aware of the benefits of his profession for human rights and society and producing social services.

3. He/She has the necessary scientific and technical equipment to produce flexible solutions for the problems and possibilities in the field, to offer alternatives and to evaluate these alternatives.

4. He/She has the necessary equipment to create resilient cities by evaluating natural, economic and social risks together in the planning of cities and taking precautions.

 

 

QUALITY OF EDUCATION

In our department, it is aimed to create a training program that takes into account the expectations of the profession for the future with a content consisting of knowledge, skills and values ​​required by today's planning profession. In this context, the (compulsory and elective) courses included in the curriculum of our department are divided into three groups regarding the knowledge, skills and values ​​that should be included in the planning curriculum:

A. Basic Planning Knowledge: Understanding, representation and use of ideas and knowledge in the field of planning, including relevant perspectives from history, social sciences, and design disciplines.

1. Purpose and Meaning of Planning

2. Planning Theory

3. Planning Law

4. Human Settlements and Planning History

5. The future: an understanding of the relationships between the past, present and future in planning areas, as well as information about potential design, analysis and intervention methods to influence the future

6. Local, Regional, National and Global Context: Assessment of micro-scale to macro-scale interactions, flow of people and materials, understanding of different approaches to planning in different regions and cultures of the world.

B. Planning Skills: The use and application of knowledge to perform certain tasks required in planning practice:

1. Research: gathering, analyzing and synthesizing ideas and information from primary and secondary sources

2. Written, Oral and Graphic Communication: ability to prepare understandable and correct text, graphics, diagrams for use in reports, plans and presentations.

3. Quantitative and Qualitative Methods: data collection, analysis and modeling tools for forecasting, policy analysis, design of projects and plans.

4. Plan Generation (planning, creation) and Implementation: defining the integrative tools required for the formulation, adoption, implementation and implementation of plans.

5. Planning Process Methods: tools for stakeholder engagement, community engagement and working with diverse communities.

6. Technology: Ability to use computer programs to integrate spatial and numerical information into planning processes

C. Values ​​and Ethics: Values ​​inform about the ethical and normative principles used to base and guide planning in a democratic society.

 

1. Professional Ethics and Responsibility: Ethical decision making and public interest decision making, research ethics

2. Governance and Participation: determining the roles of authorities, stakeholders and community members in plans and plan changes

3. Sustainability and Environmental Quality: Protection of all natural and conserved resources in planning and determination of pollution control factors and how to create a sustainable future

4. Growth and Development: identifying economic, social and cultural factors in urban and regional growth and change

5. Social Justice: identifying equity concerns in planning

In this context, there are 67 courses (240 credits) required to be taken for 4 years in our department program. 53 of these courses are compulsory (199 credits) and 14 of them are elective (41 credits). 8 of the compulsory courses (18 credits) are the courses required by the Council of Higher Education (YÖK) to be included in the university education program. Within the scope of the program, there are Summer Practice I and Summer Practice II courses that students must complete in the summer semesters.

Planning Project courses, which are applied courses, constitute an important part of the compulsory courses. With these courses, the general planning knowledge acquired within the scope of the training is enabled to be transformed into planning skills in line with the acquired values ​​and ethical principles. In these courses, human settlements of different scales that fall within the scope of city and regional planning are addressed and planning practice is carried out.

Most of the basic and compulsory courses (department and YÖK courses) are completed in the fifth semester. In the last three semesters, elective courses that will enable the student to focus on his / her chosen field of specialization are mainly included.

One of the elective courses consists of non-field (2 credits), 1 non-professional (3 credits) and 12 vocational electives (36 credits). The student must complete at least eight courses from his / her area of ​​specialization and at least one elective course from other areas of specialization, in line with the area of ​​specialization he / she has determined.

The elective courses in the curriculum of our department are capable of broadening the horizons of students in various ways, including multidisciplinary perspectives, as well as ensuring the good application of general planning knowledge, skills and professional ethical values. Elective courses are grouped under three main modules in a way that encourages students to specialize in their fields of interest.

Module 1: Urban Planning and Urban Policies: This module is divided into two sub-channels as "Urban and Social Policies" and "Urban Conservation".

Module 2: Regional Planning Local Development Environmental Policies: Under this module, two sub-channels have been created as “Regional Planning and Local Economic Development” and “Sustainability, Environment and Planning”.

Module 3: Urban Design

 

There are prerequisites for some courses in the program, and it is necessary to be successful in the prerequisite course in order to take these courses.

The program language is 30% English, and the language of instruction for the CRP coded courses is English.