General Information

Aim of the Program


The aim of Civil Engineering Department is to provide its students with the knowledge and skills within industry structure planning, designing and constructing all kinds of buildings, dams, airports, bridges, roads, channels, pipelines, water treatment stations, tunnels, railways, metros and the like.


Civil Engineering is one of the oldest engineering branches of the world, which appeared with the transition of human to permanent settlement. Having become one of the important engineering branches in the light of the advanced technological and scientific developments, civil engineering has been in a constant development and motion through the changing life styles and expectations of the human kind.


Engineers carry out the planning, projecting, construction and auditing of all kinds of living spaces that you may imagine from residences to hospital buildings, dams to bridges, ports to water supply networks, shopping malls to schools as well as of service and industrial structures. Istanbul Gelisim University, Faculty of Civil Engineering has been raising such engineers that understand the requirements of their age, have the capacity to design human-sensitive, environment-friendly projects and successful in team-working.


Students of the Department of Civil Engineering receive basic courses like mathematics, chemistry, physics, geology, computer programs, etc. in the first year of their education and they begin to receive technical courses and design projects in fields covered by the civil engineering department as of the 2nd grade. The students who are granted with the internship opportunity are experiencing their theoretical knowledge in practice, as well. Some of the courses in the Department of Civil Engineering are performed at laboratories so as to ensure that practical training is provided to students. The curriculum of the Department of Civil Engineering was designed as per ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) in accordance with the Bologna Process.



Career Opportunities

The Department of Civil Engineering offers a wide line of business. Graduates of this department can find an employment opportunity in any place where construction exists. They can find jobs at companies that develop, project new living spaces, airports, dams, roads, bridges as well as hundreds of structure types, or at auditing institutions in accordance with their fields of interest and expertise.

The graduates can work as academicians, researchers and experts in national or international universities, research centers and corporations.

Student Outcomes (SOs)

Our BSc program in Civil Engineering strives to ensure that our students attain the following outcomes:

a. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering

b. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data

c. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability

d. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams

e. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

f. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

g. An ability to communicate effectively

h. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context

i. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

j. A knowledge of contemporary issues

k. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice


Programmes allowing Horizontal Transfer

Lateral transfer is available for the departments of Architecture and Mechatronics Engineering.


Programmes allowing Vertical Transfer

Vertical transfer is available for all engineering programs.