Civil Engineering

Studying Civil Engineering in Turkey

Overview of Civil Engineering:

Engineering is generally defined as the application of scientific rules and laws on the ground within the framework of meeting the needs of humanity.

The origin of this science dates back to the existence of humanity, although it was not known in the scientific terms that we speak today nor a science based on scientific theories and knowledge, but it was a science used according to human needs, and the evidence for this is many ancient civilizations, where we see the pyramids and the Eiffel Tower, for example, from the evidence that this science existed in ancient times and was based on trial and error. 

Engineering generally depends on basic scientific subjects such as science, physics, biology, chemistry and mathematics, and civil engineering is one of the most important branches of engineering, as it is concerned with the study and design of infrastructure and projects that include tunnels, railways, bridges, buildings, roads and water networks.

The demand for civil engineering is relatively saturated and stagnant in the Middle East and North Africa due to the large number of graduates, and is more in demand in the Gulf and European labor markets, and the demand is particularly high for the general civil engineer.

Just as civil engineering has many advantages, such as the availability of a syndicate of engineers after their graduation, the high job opportunities a lot after obtaining a master's degree, and the increase in demand, especially in the Gulf market, we also find many negatives, such as the intensity of competition, fatigue, the need for experience to be employed, and the need for absolute accuracy in adhering to deadlines for submitting projects in the specialization. 

  • If you are thinking of studying civil engineering in general and studying it in Turkey in particular, we will be happy to inform you that studying civil engineering in Turkey is a right choice, as Turkish universities are among the best universities in the world in terms of the quality of education in the engineering fields with their latest study methods and the best educational cadres.

Advantages of studying civil engineering in general and in Turkey in particular:

The civil engineering major is very popular around the world in general due to the increasing demand for it and its fame, as it focuses on the design of buildings in their various parts, where the civil engineer designs and implements the building structure.

So if you are interested in building design and  new and always renewed building technologies, you will definitely be happy to study civil engineering, especially in Turkey where the excellent quality of education and internationally recognized universities will make your degree an international certificate that enables you to apply to universities all over Europe!

Although this major has some disadvantages, such as the intensity of competition, this should never discourage you from choosing it, as civil engineering does not lack opportunities, but it only requires enthusiastic, dedicated and talented people, and you may be one of them! 

Among the advantages of studying this specialization in Turkey as well:

  • The costs of Turkish universities are very affordable and inexpensive compared to other countries

  • Living costs in Turkey compared to other countries.

  • It provides many scholarships and university discounts.

  • High quality teaching staff

  • The language of study from which you can choose what suits you best.

Costs of studying civil engineering in Turkey:

The cost varies according to the university and its type, but studying in Turkish universities in general is less expensive than universities in other countries.

  • Costs of studying civil engineering in public universities in Turkey:

The costs of public universities are lower than private universities, where the cost of civil engineering in public universities is about (500 to 1500) dollars annually.

  • Costs of studying civil engineering in private universities in Turkey:

Although private universities are more expensive than Turkish public universities, they offer an opportunity to study in English, but at higher fees than studying in Turkish, and the cost of civil engineering in private universities ranges between (3000 to 10,000) dollars annually.

Fields of Civil Engineering Work:

The fields of work of civil engineering graduates vary all over the world and in Turkey, especially where there is a very good labor market in this specialty, and the following fields:

  • Environmental Consultant

  • Building Monitoring

  • Civil Engineering Supervisor

  • Site Engineer

  • Water Engineer

  • Engineering Geologist

  • Structural Engineer

  • Consultant Civil Engineer

  • General Civil Engineer

  • Civil engineer designer

They can also work in:

  • Real Estate Banks

  • Construction of canals and ports

  • Construction of railway stations

  • Business Consulting

  • Engineering Offices

  • Real Estate Offices

  • Construction Companies

Duration of studying civil engineering in Turkey:

The duration of studying civil engineering in Turkey is 4 years, and if the student must study a preparatory year for the Turkish or English language, the period becomes 5 years.

Lessons and contents of the civil engineering major in Turkey:

  • Math

  • Physics

  • Introduction to Programming

  • Technical drawing

  • Chemistry

  • biology

  • Linear algebra

  • Probability and Statistics for Engineering

  • Materials Science

  • Civil Engineering Case Studies

  • Environmental Engineering

  • Measurement Information

  • Building Materials

  • First power

  • Fluid mechanics

  • Earth Sciences

  • Structural statistics

  • Second power

  • Steel Structures

  • Hydraulic Engineering

  • Soil mechanics

  • Structural statistics

  • Reinforced concrete

  • Transportation Engineering

  • Summer Training

  • Graduation Project

  • Intelligent Transportation Systems

  • Concrete and its components

  • Water Engineering

  • Contaminated soil

  • Advanced soil mechanics

  • Principles of the structural system

  • Design of fiber-reinforced polymer structures

  • Earthquake resistant building design

  • Road Safety Engineering

  • Computer Aided Structural Design

  • Construction Management

  • Site Management

  • Engineering for Sustainable Development

  • Engineering Ethics

  • Engineering Economics

  • Concrete and its components

  • Introduction to Stochastic Modeling

Master of Civil Engineering in Turkey:

The cost of studying a master's degree in civil engineering in English in Turkey starts from 4000$ per year. 

The cost of studying a master's degree in civil engineering in Turkish in Turkey starts from 2750$ per year.

Best Turkish Universities to Study Civil Engineering:

  • Best Private Universities to Study Civil Engineering in Turkey:

  • Istanbul  University

  • Yeditepe University

  • Okan University in Istanbul

  • Özygin University in Istanbul

  • Atılım University in Ankara

  • Bahçeşehir University in Istanbul

  • Best Public Universities to Study Civil Engineering in Turkey:

  • Istanbul Technical University

  • Abdullah Gül University

  • Marmara University

  • Haci Tepe University

  • Gazi University

Skills required and developed in the field of civil engineering:

Every civil engineer must have a number of personal, general and special skills to be a successful civil engineer, and these skills include:

  • Office Work Skills

  • Performance evaluation

  • Teamwork skills

  • Time management

  • Computer Skills

  • Supervision and coordination

  • Effective Communication

  • Technical skills

  • Analytical skills

  • Logical thinking skills

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