It can be arguably stated that Civil Engineering is the oldest engineering discipline, because mankind always needs to build environment by placing a roof over head or laying a tree stem across a river. In modern life, all these needs can be satisfied by civil engineers by designing constructions and supplying maintenance of constructed and natural infrastructures. Furthermore, civil engineers apply their knowledge of mathematics and physical sciences to develop ways to efficiently utilize natural resources and the forces of nature to improve the well-being of humanity and to protect the environment. First and foremost, Civil Engineering is a people serving to the nation and the world as professionals, scholars, academic leaders and entrepreneurs.
The core mission of our department is to educate, inside classroom and laboratory. In other words, a majority of departmental courses will be educated in laboratories to show, tangibly, the civil engineering theories to the students. Furthermore, to be an important part of the fabric of AGU, we pay importance to have not only civil engineering based research studies but also collaborative synergies and research areas among a range of different departments. With these studies, we also aim to overcome some social research challenges on several important global issues (such as sustainability, population and urbanization, and economic problems).
The Civil Engineering Department offers four major areas of concentration: Structural Engineering, Construction Engineering and Management, Transportation and Geo-Engineering, and Hydraulics Engineering. At the first year of the department, the Civil Engineering Department offers an undergraduate degree program as Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (B.S.C.E.) and the other degree programs, Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering, will be offered in the next years. Our Department has started with a significant successful (sixth among all universities in Turkey) according to the ranking system of LYS (Turkish National Undergraduate Entrance Exam). Moreover, the low quota (20 students for one year) of the Department allows us to provide great learning environment and an excellent student to faculty ratio.
To supply job opportunities for the students, the Civil Engineering Department sponsors Job-Fair organizations at the university campus. These events provide students an opportunity to meet face to face with recruiters from various national consulting firms, which hire Civil Engineers. We also provide advice to the large number of undergraduate students that are interested in advanced degrees, and help them find appropriate graduate programs in our department or at other prestigious graduate schools in the World. Additionally, it should not be forgotten that Abdullah Gul University Foundation (AGUV) will keep in contact with the students up to their graduations for their career improvements.
UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM IN CIVIL ENGINEERING
Introduction to Civil Engineering
Turkish Language I
Introduction to Programming
Turkish Language II
Statistical Methods for Engineers
Principles of Kemal Atatürk I
Basic Linear Algebra
Mechanics of Materials
Materials of Construction
Principles of Kemal Atatürk II
Fundamentals of Reinforced Concrete Design
Introduction to Transportation Engineering
Introduction to Structural Mechanics
Summer Practice I
Introduction to Structural Analysis
Construction Engineering and Management
Summer Practice II
Civil Engineering Project
The Exams /
Diplomas Accepted for the Application and Minimum Necessary Grades
Exams and Diplomas
Minimum Grades and Points
1. Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) *
“math” and “critical reading”
tests minimum 1100 points out
of 1600, "math" test minimum 660 points out of 800.
2. American College Testing
minimum 24 points out of 36
3. International Baccalaureate (IB)
(IB) diploma grade minimum 33
4. General Certificate Education (GCE)
Releated with the program applied A Level (A-Level)
5. Student Selection and Placement Exam (ÖSYS)
The applicant’s score must be higher than or equal to
the previos year’s score of the department applied to.
Necessary Documents for Application :
1) Verified copy of high school diploma. ( If it is not in Turkish and English, verified translated copy
in one ogf these languages will be attached. The School, Embassy, Consulate or Notary Public from
which diploma was taken can be verifying authority.)
2) Exam Result : Verified copy of the exam result used for application. ( The exam result should be for
the year 2013 or 2014. The School, Embassy, Consulate or Notary Public from which diploma was
taken can be verifying authority.)
3) Application form : It should be filled in online, printed out, signed and should be submitted during
4) The photocopy of the page of the passport with the photograph of the candidate.
5) Those students with Turkish citizenship willing to apply in accordance with the article 4 of the
Application Requirements are to submit any document proving that the applicant has completed
his/her high school education outside Turkey.(A transcript or any other document approved by the high school which covers the whole high school education period is to be submitted)
The Abdullah Gül University offers a full scholarship (covering 100% of the tuition fees) to the top 10% of our international students.
Moreover AGU also provides:
-Free top-quality laptop computers during you time in AGU
-Constant support and help (regarding immigration, academic, daily life matters, etc.)
The scholarship is open to all students who want to pursue an undergraduate degree program in Turkey on the following conditions:
-Applicants should be non-Turkish citizens. Applicants who hold dual citizenship with Turkey are not eligible to apply.
-Applicants should have medal(s) in the International Science Olympiads.
-Applicants who hold a high school diploma or who are currently enrolled in their last year of high school are eligible to apply for scholarship on the condition that they should enroll in an undergraduate program related to topic of the Olympiad.
-Medal winners who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate program in Turkey are also eligible for the scholarship on the condition that they are enrolled in an undergraduate program related to topic of the Olympiad.
The scholarship will consist of:
-A monthly stipend of 1.000 Turkish Liras (TL)
-Tuition fee (up to 2,000 Turkish Liras (TL))
-The scholarship lasts four to six years depending on the duration the undergraduate degree program enrolled.
-All scholarship awardees who successfully complete an undergraduate program will be rewarded scholarship for graduate program on the condition that they are admitted to a graduate program at a Turkish University.
-Awardees must begin their undergraduate program within one year of having been notified of the award.