Building Science

METU Middle East Technical University

24 months
222 USD/year
38 USD/year
Tuition fee
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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. 


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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.

Other requirements

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

    222 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 111 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    38 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • Resident: 140 TL/semester
  • Non-Resident: 835 TL/Semester


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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