2014 Undergraduate Program Course List

Compulsory Departmental Courses

Elective Courses

Applied Elective Course

Theoretical Elective Courses



Compulsory Departmental Courses

ENG121 - Basic English I
This course introduces students vocabulary, structure and communicative skills in order to help them to communicate in English at A1 Level. The class activities are grouped around various themes such as feelings, food and drink, free time activities and daily routines. Various cultural elements are also involved in order to make students be aware of different cultures.

ENG122 - Basic English II
This course includes more vocabulary, structure and communicative skills necessary to communicate at beginners level. The class activities are grouped around various themes such as transport, travel, dates, holidays, money, and shopping.

EÜT 101 - Basic Design I
This course, which is introductory in terms of the basic concepts of design, aims to develop visual and creative thinking. In parallel with the theoretical infrastructure provided, the course includes practical applications at abstract and conceptual levels. With the help of these applications, students’ adoption of basic material knowledge and structural principles is intended. The course aims to teach students how to evaluate design problems with different perspectives, how to solve these problems and how to present solutions for these problems through the basic visualization techniques such as sketching and model making. These processes and presentations take place in an interactive studio environment. In this way, the visual and verbal presentation skills of the students are intended to be developed.

EÜT 102 - Basic Design II
This course is the continuation of the basic design course EÜT 101, which is an introductory course for the basic concepts of design. It aims to develop the visual and creative thinking. In parallel with the theoretical infrastructure provided, the course includes practical applications at abstract and conceptual levels. With the help of these applications, students’ adoption of basic material knowledge and structural principles is intended. This course aims to teach students how to evaluate design problems with different perspectives, how to solve these problems and how to present solutions for these problems through the basic visualization techniques such as sketching and model making. These processes and presentations take place in an interactive studio environment. In this way, the visual and verbal presentation skills of the students are intended to be developed.

EÜT 111 - Design Communication Techniques I
The course covers the following subjects: Basics of geometry and drawing. Perceiving basic drawing concepts such as line, proportion, composition in 2D, Perceiving basic drawing concepts such as line, proportion, composition in 3D, Strengthening 2D and 3D perception with object drawings, Technical drawing, ortographic drawing, axonometric, isometric and oblique drawing; dimensioning and informing on the drawing, use of sheet.

EÜT 112 - Design Communication Techniques II
Basic information on perspective for three dimensional product visualization and design drawings is provided. Exercises on three dimensional objects with single point, two point and three point perspective methods are carried out.The surfaces developed through the use of basic geometric forms are represented with methods such as section drawings, manufacturing drawings, dimensioning and in this way, the course aims to develop the representation skills that will be used during design and presentation process.

EÜT 121 - Introduction to Industrial Design
This is a theoretical course, which aims to introduce the profession of Industrial Design to students. The course includes general information on the technical, artistic and sociological contents of the profession and in this way, the basis for the construction of students' knowledge on the design history and culture is intended to be formed.

EÜT 141 - History of Art
During the course, the art of the civilizations from man’s first emergence to the present day, the phases they have undergone and art styles are discussed; relationship and interactions between natural environment, socio-economic structure, political and social order, technology, religion and civilizations in the development of art are examined. Prehistoric, Protohistoric, Early History and Historical Periods, Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Ancient Greek and Roman works of art are introduced, Roman Gothic, Renaissance, Mannerism, Baroque, Rococo, 19th and 20th century etc. styles are studied with examples.

EÜT 142 - Freehand Drawing Techniques
Developing the rapid and effective use of visual representation skills within the scope of product design.

EÜT 190 - Summer Practice I (Computer)

EÜT 201 - Industrial Design I
The course aims to continue and develop the habit of creative thinking obtained in the basic design courses and to read the design principles over products. It is a process of solving design problems given with an emphasis on functional and aesthetic requirements by considering design criteria such as innovation, aesthetic, product language and user-product interaction. In this process, scenarios for product usage are developed through systematic thinking. Through these conceptual methods, producible and usable product design solutions are intended to be developed.

EÜT 202 - Industrial Design II
Solving basic product design problems, basic systems, products with few parts, three dimensional form development, basic model making, use of materials. Design of simple consumer products, material trials, the use of simple mechanisms. Concept development for the design problem, conceptual project application.

EÜT 211 - Design Communication Techniques III
During product design process, perspective drawings are made to develop hand-eye-brain coordination. The course also covers the principles of light, reflection, shade and shading. Perspective views of the three dimensional examples from daily life, which have various surfaces and materials, are structured and coloring and shading exercises are carried out within the context of these principles. Applications regarding the solid geometry, intersections and expansions are conducted.

EÜT 212 - Structure
The course covers the overview of the basic structure concepts and construction of application projects with simple materials. It is a theoretical course including the physical and mechanical properties of materials, types of loads and forces applied on the objects, pressure and form deformations resulting from pressure, properties of objects and materials such as rigidity and the effects of elasticity, tensile, compression, bending and folding actions.

EÜT 221 - Design History I
The course aims to understand the development of product design from prehistoric times to industrial revolution and to today through the examples from the world and Turkey.

EÜT 222 - Design History II
The course covers the time period beginning from the period between the two world wars and continuing to today. In this process, development of design

EÜT 232 - Ergonomics
Within the scope of industrial design, besides the basic concepts in ergonomics, theoretic and practical discussion on concepts such as physical and cognitive ergonomics, universal design, user experience.

EÜT 241 - Computer Aided Design I
The course begins with the transfer of the knowledge of two dimensional project design. Through the use of 3D modelling techniques, solid modelling and NURBS modelling, the course aims to enable students to convert their designs to the third dimension on digital environment. Besides modelling, the course covers the preperation of projects for presentation through material editing and rendering techniques. Rhinoceros and 3DS Max will be taught within the scope of the course.

EÜT 242 - Computer Aided Design II
Using solid modelling and NURBS modelling, which are three dimensional modelling techniques, the students make 3d model of their designs. Besides modelling, the course covers subjects such as material editing and preperation of the projects through rendering techniques. Rhinoceros and 3D Studio Max will be taught throughout the course.

EÜT 251 - Materials and Manufacturing Methods
The course focuses on the general characteristics of the materials and material focused production methods in order to choose the right material and production method in the design process. In order to strengthen the theoretical knowledge that the students obtain in the course, visits to industrial organizations, which carry out production with various materials and production methods, will be organized.

EÜT 261 - Model Making
Throughout the course, the importance and necessity of model making in the product design process are emphasized. In Model Making course, model making techniques with the use of various materials are introduced to students. In order to assist the professional development of the students, during the model making process, students pay attention to hand skill, accuracy, precision and cleanness.

EÜT 290 - Summer Practice II (Manufacturing)

EÜT 301 - Industrial Design III
Design problems on corporate identity, product identity, system designs, new technologies and technological applications and interface design are defined. The conceptually developed projects are expected to meet the design requirements such as usability, producability, aesthetics, innovation, interaction with the user. The projects are evaluated by the juries in an interactive studio environment.

EÜT 302 - Industrial Design IV
Design problems on corporate identity, product identity, system designs, new technologies and technological applications and interface design are defined. The conceptually developed projects are expected to meet the design requirements such as usability, producability, aesthetics, innovation, interaction with the user. The projects are evaluated by the juries in an interactive studio environment.

EÜT 312 - Design Management
The course covers issues such as the definition of design in the enterprises, various design disciplines, development of design management, the role of design as a competitive tool, the role of design in the corporate strategies, corporate identity and its management, human resources for design profession, project management in design.

EÜT 321 - Marketing
This course is prepared for industrial design students and explains the major characteristics of marketing and its importance in big enterprises. It covers the role of marketing in business organizations and basic concepts and definitions in marketing.

EÜT 322 - Meaning in Design
The meaning arising from the form in the formation of design language is explored, linking the form and content is focused. Design is approached as a visual text and examined within the framework of concepts and theories of semiotics. Discussions are carried out on the development of image in the factors constructing the intercultural similarities and differences in the creation of form.

EÜT 390 - Summer Practice III (Office)

EÜT 401 - Industrial Design V
In a Project development process, where Industrial Design process is planned and implemented with a high level of awareness and which is in compliance with the companies, it is expected that conceptually developed projects meet the basic design requirements such as usability, manufacturability, aesthetic, innovation, interaction with the user and product language. The projects are evaluated in studio environment by juries.

EÜT 402 - Graduation Project
In a Project development process, where Industrial Design process is planned and implemented with a high level of awareness and which is in compliance with the companies, it is expected that conceptually developed projects meet the basic design requirements such as usability, manufacturability, aesthetic, innovation, interaction with the user and product language. The projects are evaluated in studio environment by juries.

EÜT 411 - Professional Practices
Issues, practical applications and materials related to professional career.

EÜT 412 - Portfolio Design
Designing a digital and a printed portfolio in accordance with the knowledge gained.

HIST101 - Principles of Atatürk and History of Turkish Revolution I
The decline of the Ottoman Empire and the developments leading to the Turkish Revolution.

HIST102 - Principles of Atatürk and History of Turkish Revolution II
Foundation of the Turkish Republic and principles of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

ORY 400 - Participation in Social and Cultural Activities
Students must attend at least one social/cultural activity in each semester or at least two activities in each academic year. The activities are announced on the webpage of the departments. The students get an attendance certificate for the participation of each activity. To get a passing grade from this course, students should submit these certificates to their advisors.

TURK 101 - Turkish Language I
Historical development, structure, and usage of Turkish language, Practice on texts.

TURK 102 - Turkish Language II
Historical development, structure, and usage of Turkish language, Practice on texts

Elective Courses

- APPLIED ELECTIVE COURSE

Applied Elective Course

GTM 004 - Sustainability in Industrial Design
The course covers the concept of sustainability and the current sustainability approaches. In addition, it includes the design of a product in line with sustainability considerations.

GTM 039 - Color in Product Design
Basic color knowledge, natural facts related to color, Color-Light relationship, compositional characteristics of color, the effects it creates, visual, aesthetic, psychological and perceptual characteristics of color, perception of color with 5 senses, trends in color, color perception and effects in space, color and culture interaction. Firstly, the mentioned topics are given theoretically. Then, students are expected to transfer this knowledge to practice with two projects. Students presents the expected Project steps for evaluation each week with the guidance provided them and Project is finalized with the final presentation. Evaluation is made considering all the process.

GTM 041 - Material Oriented Design
After an introduction covering general theoretical knowledge regarding material types; product functionality and identity, factors affecting product design and within this scope, the role and importance of material selection are explined. This is strengthed with the sample product designs which have been successful internationally. Course discussion topics and relevant assignments are prepared, presentation and participation are expected from students. Considering the knowledge obtained, students are expected to design products. Designs are developed with critiques and presented to the jury at the end of the term.

GTM 042 - Packaging Design
Within the content of the course, students both make 2d drawings and sketches and 3d modelling and models related to packaging for industrial design.

GTM 044 - Competition Oriented Design
Within the course content, at least 2 design competitions will be determined during the term and considering their deadlines, students will participate in these competitions by preparing projects.

GTM 045 - Computer Aided 3D Modelling in Industrial Design
The course aims the 3d visualization of the student projects using 3ds Max.

GTM 046 - Computer Aided 3D Visualization in Industrial Design
The course helps students to visualize their designs in the best way through the use of computer programmes and helps to prepare product presentations.

GTM 047 - Computer Aided 3D Animation in Industrial Design
To provide the basic animation knowledge that will be helpful in product design.

GTM 050 - Design for the Disabled
The solutions and projects conceptually produced are expected to meet the basic design requirements such as; usability, manufacturability, aesthetic, innovation, user-product interaction, product language. The projects are evaluated in interactive studio environment by the jury.

GTM 103 - Scientific Toy Design
Theoritical knowledge will be provided to the students regarding scientific concepts. Handling skills of hand tools at optics, acoustic and electricity workshop will ve developed. The students will visit the science museums and science centers in Ankara and will have the chance to observe large scale scientific toys. Having being equipped with necessary theoretical and practical knowledge students will design a new product – scientific toys in groups. All designed and produced scientific toys will be exhibited.

Theoretical Elective Courses

GTM 002 - Cinema and Design
The course aims to investigate the industrial design needs in the multi-component film making process and to provide the basis, methods and practices of design techniques in each component. The intersections of two major components of the innovative and creative industries are examined. The relationship between design and cinema is discussed as a visual text. The influence of cinema on the development of design and the influence of design on the development of cinema, factors that form the intercultural similarities and differences are discussed through images.

GTM 051 - History of Culture
The course scrutinizes the evolution and development, as well as the description of architectural styles, art, technology through the necessities of daily life like the scripts, equipment, costumes, transfer means etc. of the past cultures, starting from the prehistoric ages up to the midst of the 20th century taking into account the political and religious history related to the social and economic structures.

GTM 071 - Intellectual Property Rights and Protection of Industrial Design
All the general information on Intellectual, Property Rights and Protection of Industrial Design

GTM 072 - Automotive Design
The course focuses on teaching students the automotive design and its technical and intellectual infrastructure.