A leading provider of undergraduate industrial design education and a pioneer in its field, METU Department of Industrial Design attracts students with the most competitive profile in Turkey. The Department features an educational approach which encourages critical and reflective thinking. Design studios, where student projects are conducted in collaboration with local, national and international partners from diverse sectors, and the open jury system are the core elements of our education. The Graduation Projects Exhibitions, staged every year since 2002, has exhibited student projects advised by around one hundred different participating firms. We are committed to empower our graduates to become creative, visionary, socially and environmentally aware members of the local and global professional design community.
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The Master of Science in Industrial Design is a research-oriented program which focuses on current issues and new problem areas in industrial design, and puts special emphasis on the multidisciplinary character of the field. The program is intended for applicants who wish to pursue academic careers in industrial design, and for those who wish to develop design-related research and organizational skills for their professional career.
The Department also offers a Ph.D. Program in Industrial Design for applicants with a Master’s degree, and an Integrated Ph.D. Program in Industrial Design for those with a Bachelor’s degree. The programs are offered to applicants seeking an academic career in industrial design and are research oriented. The Ph.D. thesis aims at a comprehensive and explicit account of the conduct and findings of an original research study. A critical appraisal of prior research, and close attention to the principles and practice of research methodology are essential. The conduct of a single, major systematic investigation and the delivery of an original and substantial contribution to knowledge are required.