Istanbul Technical University (commonly known as ITU), is an international level Turkish university. It is located in Istanbul, and is one of the oldest technical universities in the world. It was founded for the students of engineering sciences as well as social sciences, and has become a prominent educational institution of Europe.

Istanbul Technical University

Numerous graduates of this university are serving the high-profile companies across America, Russia, and Britain. This university has 39 undergraduate, 144 graduate programs, 13 colleges, 346 labs and 12 research centers, and the student-to-faculty ratio is 12:1.

Academics of Istanbul Technical University

The university has departments of electrical engineering, control engineering, electronics engineering, and telecommunications engineering.

College of Civil Engineering

  • Civil Engineering
  • Geomatics Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering

College of Architecture

  • Architecture
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Industrial Product Design
  • Interior Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture

College of Mechanical Engineering

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering

College of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Control Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering

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College of Computer and Informatics

  • Computer Engineering
  • Information Systems Engineering (Joint programme with SUNY)

College of Mines

  • Mining Engineering
  • Mineral Processing Engineering
  • Geological Engineering
  • Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering
  • Geophysical Engineering

College of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
  • Food Engineering
  • Bioengineering (UOLP)

College of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering

  • Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
  • Shipbuilding and Ocean Engineering

College of Sciences and Letters

  • Mathematics Engineering
  • Physics Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Engineering Sciences

College of Aeronautics and Astronautics

  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Astronautical Engineering
  • Meteorological Engineering

College of Management

  • Management Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Economics

Maritime College

  • Marine Engineering
  • Maritime Transportation and Management Engineering

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Technologies and Design

  • Textile Engineering
  • Fashion Design
  • Textile Development and Management

Institutes and Research Centers

Here are mentioned the names of institutes and research centers of this university:

  • Energy Institute
  • Institute of Science and Technology
  • Social Sciences Institute
  • Institute of Informatics
  • Eurasia Earth Sciences Institutes
  • Molecular Biology, Biotechnology and Genetics Research Center (MOBGAM)
  • ARI Technopolis
  • Center for Satellite Communications and Remote Sensing
  • National Center for High Performance Computing
  • Rotorcraft Center of Excellence (ROTAM)
  • Mechatronics Education And Research Center (MEAM)
  • Center of Excellence for Disaster Management
  • Prof.Dr. Adnan Tekin Materials Science and Production Technologies Applied Research Center (ATARC)
  • Housing Research and Education Center
  • Women’s Studies Center in Science, Engineering and Technology

The university also has following departments for international students:

  • School of Foreign Languages
  • School of Fine Arts
  • School of Athletic Education
  • State Conservatory of Turkish Classical Music
  • Advanced Musical Sciences Research Institute

Istanbul Technical University

A Notable University in Turkey

For anyone looking for high quality technical education in Turkey, Istanbul Technical University is the only option. Most of its engineers and architects are serving famous multinational companies and government offices. Emin Halid Onat and Ahmet Orhan Arda (tr) are pioneer architects who graduated from this university. Süleyman Demirel (civil engineer) and Turgut Özal (electrical engineer) are former turkish presidents, while Necmettin Erbakan (mechanical engineer) is a former prime minister of the country.


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