All about Middle East Technical University in Turkey

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Big location of Middle East Technical University
Big location of Middle East Technical University

Middle East Technical University (METU) in Turkey

Middle East Technical University (METU University) is a great university located in the Capital City of a major academic center.

Studying in this university provides the opportunity of being in touch with skillful masters and international students in order to improve the educational level based on different research in various majors.

History of METU University

Middle East Technical University (known as METU) is one of the well-known universities situated in Ankara, Turkey.

The main focus of this university is on education and research in different majors, especially in natural sciences and engineering ones.

This university was established in 1956 under the name of “Middle East Institute of Technology” with an emphasis on improvement of Turkey and its surrounding regions to train skillful workforce in social and natural sciences.

From 1956 to 1982, departments of architecture, engineering, administrative sciences, arts and sciences, and education started their academic programs.

At the moment, this university is one of the strong universities in the Middle East and around the world.

The mission of Middle East Technical University is to train students to be able to think creatively, be innovative, and have leadership qualifications in order to enter the society based on ethical values.

The most basic values of this university are; scientific freedom, conscious self-confidence, solidarity individuality, sensitivity to the natural environment, reliability, respect to human, social responsibility, questioning approach, commitment to campus heritage and high academic quality.

Big location of Middle East Technical University
Big location of Middle East Technical University

Introduction METU University

The lessons of this university are taught in English. About 2000 students usually register in this university from different countries annually.

Five faculties offering various undergraduate and graduate programs attract a huge number of students to study in this strong university in two semesters; one of them starts in the last week of September and continues to January, and the other one starts in the middle of February which finishes in the middle of June. Also, students can take summer courses at METU University.

Middle East Technical University is situated on Ankara-Eskisehir Highway.

Eymir Lake is near the campus where students and staff of METU can go fishing, walking, boating and picnicking.

The water requirements of this university are provided from the sources around this lake.

METU is about 7 km away from the city center and it is possible to take public buses, minibuses and taxis to get there.

If you drive a car to enter the university, you should park it in parking spaces determined for students and staff; it means all cars should have a vehicle stamp which is given to them at the entrance.

METU University Logo
METU University Logo

Undergraduate Programs

There are 5 main faculties offering different majors for undergraduate programs in Middle East Technical University to give bachelor’s degrees which are as the following:

• Faculty of Architecture

o Architecture

o City and Regional Planning

o Industrial Design

• Faculty of Arts and Sciences

o Biology

o Chemistry

o History

o Mathematics

o Molecular Biology and Genetics

o Philosophy

o Physics

o Psychology

o Sociology

o Statistics

• Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences

o Business Administration

o Economics

o International Relations

o Political Science and Public Administration

• Faculty of Education

o Computer Education and Instructional Technology

o Educational Sciences

o Elementary Education

o Foreign Language Education

o Physical Education and Sports

o Secondary Science

o Mathematics Education

• Faculty of Engineering

o Aerospace Engineering

o Chemical Engineering

o Civil Engineering

o Computer Engineering

o Electrical and Electronics Engineering

o Engineering Sciences

o Environmental Engineering

o Food Engineering

o Geological Engineering

o Industrial Engineering

o Mechanical Engineering

o Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

o Mining Engineering

o Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering

Furthermore, METU University Northern Cyprus Campus offers the following programs in bachelor’s degree:

• Computer Engineering

• Computer and Instructional Technology Teacher Education

• Electrical Electronics Engineering

• Aerospace Engineering

• Economy

• English Teaching

• Civil Engineering

• Operating

• Chemical Engineering

• Machine Engineering

• Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering

• Psychology

• Guidance and Psychological Counseling

• Political Science and International Relations

• Business Administration (an International Joint Degree Program)

Forest and campus of METU University
Forest and campus of METU University

Graduate Programs ( Middle East Technical University )

Graduate programs of Middle East Technical University consists Master’s degrees with or without thesis, and Ph.D. ones. The list of these programs is as the following:

• Institute of Science

o Archaeometry: Master & Ph.D. degrees

o Computer Engineering: Master & Ph.D. degrees

o Computer and Instructional Technologies Education: Master & Ph.D. degrees

o Biochemistry: Master & Ph.D. degrees

o Biology: Master & Ph.D. degrees

o Biomedical Engineering: Master & Ph.D. degrees

o Biotechnology: Master & Ph.D. degrees

o Regional Planning: Master degree

o Environmental Engineering: Master & Ph.D. degrees

o Environmental Management: Master degree

o Cement Engineering: Master degree

o Earthquake Studies: Master degree

o Electrical and Electronics Engineering: Master & Ph.D. degrees

o Industrial Engineering: Master & Ph.D. degrees

o Industrial Products Design: Master & Ph.D. degrees

o Design of Interaction (a Joint Program): Master degree

o Science Education: Master & Ph.D. degrees

o Physics: Master & Ph.D. degrees

o The Food Engineering: Master & Ph.D. degrees

o Aerospace Engineering: Master & Ph.D. degrees

o Hydrosystem Engineering: Master degree

o Civil Engineering: Master & Ph.D. degrees

o Statistics: Master & Ph.D. degrees

o Occupational health and Safety: Master degree

o Geodesy and Geographic Information Technologies: Master & Ph.D. degrees

o Geological Engineering: Master & Ph.D. degrees

o Urban Design: Master degree

o Chemistry: Master & Ph.D. degrees

o Chemical Engineering: Master & Ph.D. degrees

o Mining Engineering: Master & Ph.D. degrees

o Machine Engineering: Master & Ph.D. degrees

o Math: Master & Ph.D. degrees

o Mathematics Education: Master & Ph.D. degrees

o Mechanical Design and Manufacturing: Master degree

o Metallurgy and Materials Engineering: Master & Ph.D. degrees

o Micro and Nanotechnology: Master & Ph.D. degrees

o Architecture: Master & Ph.D. degrees

o Digital Design and Production Technologies in Architecture (a Joint Program): Master degree

o Molecular biology and genetics: Master & Ph.D. degrees

o Engineering Sciences: Master & Ph.D. degrees

o Engineering Management: Master degree

o Neuroscience and Neurotechnology (a Joint Program): Ph.D. degree

o Secondary Science and Mathematics Education: Master & Ph.D. degrees

o Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering: Master & Ph.D. degrees

o Polymer Science and Technology: Master & Ph.D. degrees

o Protecting Cultural Heritage: Master & Ph.D. degrees

o Town Planning: Master degree

o City and region Planning: Ph.D. degree

o Building Science: Master & Ph.D. degrees

o Structural Mechanics: Master degree

o Software engineering: Master degree

o Earth System Sciences: Master & Ph.D. degrees

o Operations Research: Master & Ph.D. degrees

• Social Sciences Institute

o Family Psychology: Master degree

o Asian Studies: Master degree

o Eurasian Studies: Master degree

o European Integration: Master degree

o European Studies: Master degree

o Physical Education and Sports: Master & Ph.D. degrees

o Science and Technology Policy Studies: Master & Ph.D. degrees

o Regional Studies: Ph.D. degree

o Educational Sciences: Master & Ph.D. degrees

o Education Programs and Teaching: Master & Ph.D. degrees

o Education Management and Planning: Master & Ph.D. degrees

o Human Resources Development in Education: Master degree

o Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Master degree

o Philosophy: Master & Ph.D. degrees

o Economy: Master & Ph.D. degrees

o Primary Education: Ph.D. degree

o Elementary Science and Mathematics Education: Master degree

o English Language Teaching: Master & Ph.D. degrees

o English literature: Master & Ph.D. degrees

o Operating: Master & Ph.D. degrees

o Urban Policy Planning and Local Governments: Master & Ph.D. degrees

o Latin and North American Studies: Master degree

o Media and Cultural Studies: Master degree

o History of Architecture: Master & Ph.D. degrees

o Preschool Education: Master & Ph.D. degrees

o Middle East Studies: Master degree

o Psychology: Master & Ph.D. degrees

o Guidance and Psychological Counseling: Master & Ph.D. degrees

o Political Science and Public Administration: Master & Ph.D. degrees

o Social Anthropology: Master degree

o Social Sciences (Turkish-German)/ (a Joint Program) : Master degree

o Social Policy: Master degree

o Sociology: Master & Ph.D. degrees

o History: Master & Ph.D. degrees

o Gender and Women’s Studies: Master degree

o International Relations: Master & Ph.D. degrees

o Applied Ethics: Master degree

o Settlement Archeology: Master & Ph.D. degrees

o Business for Managers: Master degree

• Institute of Marine Sciences

o Marine Science (Oceanography) : Master & Ph.D. degrees

o Marine Biology and Fisheries: Master & Ph.D. degrees

o Marine Geology and Geophysics: Master & Ph.D. degrees

• Informatics Institute

o Information Systems: Master & Ph.D. degrees

o Cognitive Sciences: Master & Ph.D. degrees

o Bioinformatics: Master degree

o Informatics over the Internet: Master degree

o Modeling and Simulation: Master degree

o Multimedia Informatics: Master degree

o Medical Informatics: Master & Ph.D. degrees

o Cyber Security: Master degree

o Software Management: Master degree

• Applied Mathematics Institute

o Actuarial Science: Master degree

o Scientific Computing: Master & Ph.D. degrees

o Financial Mathematics: Master & Ph.D. degrees

o Cryptography: Master & Ph.D. degrees

• METU Northern Cyprus Campus

o Computer Engineering: Master degree

o Electrical and Electronics Engineering: Master degree

o English Teaching: Master degree

o Machine Engineering

o Political Science & International Relations: Master degree

o Sustainable Environment and Energy Systems: Master degree

It takes 2 years to get a master’s degree and 4 years to get a Ph.D. one.

Entrance of Middle East Technical University
Entrance of Middle East Technical University

Life on Campus

There are a lot of facilities for the students who study at METU. It is possible to check the latest articles and journals in paper or as electronic versions.

As this university is located near the city center, a big number of stores; such as pharmacy, boutique, bookstore, clothing store, hair dresser and shoe repairer are available to provide students’ needs.

Dormitories have some facilities such as drawing halls, TV halls and modern kitchens. The students are not allowed to enter the dorm after 12 a.m.

There are different types of food and beverages for the students in the campus in different prices.

Cafeteria, canteen, shopping center and restaurant are available places for eating and drinking in the campus of METU.

The Health and Guidance Center which is located in the campus to gives services to patients in different fields 24/7.

There are also a lot of research centers and laboratories which give students the chance of learning based on theoretical knowledge and in accordance with their major to get more practical experience regarding what they have studied.

Ranking of the Middle East Technical University

Middle East Technical University has a powerful team of professors who are from Turkey and other countries.

The number of students per staff is 31.6 and 6 percent of the total number of students are the international ones.

METU University got a ranking range of 601-800 in 2020, such as its 3 previous consecutive years in Word University Rankings.

Also, it could get a ranking of 159 in 2019 based on Asia University Rankings.

To sum up, all these rankings show that this university is one of the high quality universities, located in Turkey, which provides a prosperous atmosphere for students to learn and study based on the supervision of knowledgeable professors in a high level of academic fields.

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