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Teaching and Learning

The aim of Civil Engineering Department of TED University is to graduate professionals who can:
•    Uptake leading roles in the planning, analysis, design and construction phases of civil engineering structures and systems,
•    Fully define and develop solutions for real engineering problems by making use of their basic science and engineering knowledge together with computational capabilities,
•    Identify opportunities in their work environment and employ them in developing solutions for real engineering problems,
•    Work effectively in interdisciplinary teams and uptake leading roles,
•    Follow the changing technology closely and implement this knowledge in their everyday work,
•    Internalize lifelong learning and ethical behavior as their main professional principles,
•    Follow the changes taking place in their societies/environments closely and renew themselves professionally by apprehending, questioning and comprehending these changes,
•    Use English language well enough to compete internationally in their profession

Difference of TEDU Civil Engineering Department

In order to meet the above listed goals, the TED University Civil Engineering Department undergraduate program was designed to be an integral, liberal educational program that allows students to attain a specialization based on purely their choices. This program differs from other universities’ undergraduate civil engineering programs by allowing students to take courses on basic, up-to-date civil engineering topics as well as on other disciplines such as Law, Communication or Architectural Culture and attain a minor area specialization.
With the adopted program, TEDU Civil Engineering Department aims to graduate open minded and versatile civil engineers that have wide perspectives and horizons. In order to meet the above listed goals, we place considerable importance to the two summer practices that our students are expected to complete at the end of their second and third years as well as in-class and laboratory work. During these two summer practices, our students will get the chance to apply the theoretical knowledge they gathered at the university to practice and improve their practical experiences.
In order to reach the defined program goals, we place the upmost importance to communication and interplay between our students and faculty members. Our faculty members focus on improving our students’ ability to remember, synthesize and apply knowledge by adopting modern educational methods and up-to-date technological tools. In other words, our faculty members aim to uptake the ‘educational coach’ role through delivering basic professional skills by allowing our students to question, research and discuss topics rather than aiming to teach everything through usual lecturing.