M.Sc. On Campus

Building Science

METU Middle East Technical University

24 months
612 USD/year
34 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


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

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

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    612 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 306 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    34 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • Resident: 140 TL/semester
  • Non-Resident: 2500 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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