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Building Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #398 (BCR) Ankara, Turkey
The Master of Science in Building Science at METU Middle East Technical University is an interdisciplinary program open to all candidates holding a Bachelor's Degree in architecture, restoration, engineering or industrial design. 
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A highly worthwhile endeavor in view of the fact that architecture is essentially a net ‘borrower’ of knowledge from the annals of science: Some from the physical sciences (e.g., mechanics, optics, thermodynamics, acoustics, electricity, geology, geography, meteorology, hydrology, astronomy, et al.); some from the social, behavioral and administrative sciences (e.g., psychology, sociology, anthropology, history, economics, management, et al.) and others yet from the life-sciences (e.g., plant and animal ecology, environment management, hygiene, pollution control and containment, sewage treatment, et al.).

In more specific terms the Master of Science in Building Science at METU Middle East Technical University looks into the many-faceted aspects of concerns like:

  • building management efficiency
  • construction systematics
  • computer aided design and manufacturing technologies in architecture
  • computer-based library for construction detailing
  • function-systematics
  • function-specific spaces
  • energy in building design
  • integrated mechanical systems
  • building system design for sustainability
  • structures
  • lighting
  • environmental and room acoustics
  • thermal performance of buildings
  • computer modeling and simulations, etc.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Thesis in Building Science
  • Seminar in Building Science
  • Building Science Workshop
  • Research Methods in Building Science

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • ALES score type has to be quantitative  
  • Application
  • Two reference letters must be uploaded (at least one from academic sources). 
  • Statement of Purpose /including research proposal must be submitted. 
  • A digital portfolio and CV must be submitted. 
  • Interviews are held in English. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    268 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 134 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    46 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Resident: 129 TL/semester
  • Non-Resident: 768 TL/Semester

Living costs for Ankara

  • 1600 - 2350 TRY/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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