News & Events

Fifty/Forty Years of Industrial Design Education at METU

The year 2019 is the anniversary of two important developments in the industrial design education history of Turkey; in this year we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the first industrial design course in our country and the 40th anniversary of the foundation of our department. The celebration events started with [...]


DRS Learn X Design 2019 was hosted by METU Industrial Design Department

The fifth annual DRS Pedagogy SIG Learn X Design conference, Insider Knowledge, was held between July 9-12 at Middle East Technical University. The conference hosted 150 delegates from 81 institutions in 31 countries, highlighting the continued interest in design education research around the world. In all, 87 papers and 6 workshops [...]


Reminder: Necdet Teymur Research Award

Necdet Teymur Research Award is open for submissions until September 30th, 2019. All undergraduate students of architecture, industrial design and city & regional planning can apply. See poster for more details.


50/40 Exhibitions

Don’t miss the chance to witness the history of industrial design education in Turkey and in METU! Celebrate 50/40 years with us. The exhibitions will open on June 28th, Friday.  


18th Graduation Projects Exhibition

We are conducting the 18th Graduation Projects Exhibition this year, between May 28 and 30 at METU Culture and Convention Center. Due to new regulations, we kindly ask for our visitors to fill in the form below, so that we can arrange their campus entrance clearances. Campus Entrance Form


Announcement on 2019 Summer Internships

Announcement regarding summer internships can be found below in Turkish: Sevgili Endüstri Ürünleri Tasarımı Bölümü Öğrencileri, Eğitim programımızın önemli bir parçası olan ID 290, ID 390 ve ID 490 yaz stajları aşağıdaki açıklamalar doğrultusunda gerçekleştirilmektedir.   Sosyal Güvenlik: 2008 yılında yapılan yasal düzenleme ile üniversitelerin ilgili bölümlerinde okuyan ve zorunlu [...]


24. ETAK Meeting was hosted by our department

Our department hosted the 24th meeting of Industrial Design Departments Academic Council (ETAK) as it celebrates its 50th and 40th anniversaries. 40 delegates from 24 institutions joined around the theme: “institutional improvement”. Delegates discussed quality assurance and accreditation issues and at the end of the meeting, the student delegation [...]


Peak and mobile games: How do we make games? Industrial Designers of Peak

Our department’s graduate Başar Muluk and his colleague Yekta Ömer Akyol from Peak Games will be giving a seminar titled "Peak and mobile games: How do we make games? Industrial Designers of Peak” on May 16th, 2019 Thursday. We kindly invite all interested to the Faculty of Economic and Administrative [...]