Technical and Vocational High School

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Qualification Awarded

Students are awarded with a Short Cycle Degree in Construction upon successful completion of all the requirements in the curriculum and fulfilling all other requirements for graduation.

Level of Qualification

Short Cycle Degree


At the end of the programme, the student;
• knows the properties of structural elements,
• makes technical drawings of building projects,
• has an understanding of the construction process and controls the manufacturing process.

Specific Admission Requirements

Students' admission to higher education is based on a nation-wide Student Selection Examination (OSYS). The examination is held once a year and is administered by the Student Selection and Placement Center (OSYM) ( Candidates gain access to institutions of higher education based on their composite scores consisting of the scores on the selection examination and their high school grade point averages. Technical High School graduates can register without an exam by the law 4702.

Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning

The students of our University have the right to request the recognition of their prior learning at different universities. For the recognition of their prior learning, they should submit their transcript and course contents to the relevant department in the first semester of their registration year.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

The requirements for getting Short Cycle Degree is to complete 120 ECTS credit hours. Maximum study period to receive Short Cycle Degree is 4 years.

Profile of The Programme

Graduates of the programme are trained as staff (members of profession), equipped with adequate knowledge and professional skills needed by private construction offices, construction companies, building auditing offices and public sector.

Program Learning Outcomes
After successful completion of this program, the students will be able to;
Occupational Profiles of Graduates

The occupational profiles of the graduates contain: awareness of the theoretical information gained within the education period and using it for professional applications.

Access to Further Studies

After completing the short cycle degree programme, it is possible for the students to continue further studies in the first cycle degree programme on condition that they succeed in Vertical Transfer Exam (DGS).

Examination Regulations, Assesment and Grading

In the evaluation of course grading, depending on the type of the course, oral exams, homeworks, projects or laboratory works are taken into consideration. As for the assesment of the examinations; one midterm exam and/or other studies which take the place of mid-term exam has the contribution of 40% and the contribution of the final exam to the course grade is 60%. The research projects in the students'own fields are conducted by the teaching staff for the students' own development. A make-up exam is given to students with certified excuses accepted by the relevant executive board within one day after the final examinations are over.

Graduation Requirements

The requirements to graduate from Construction Department are based on the following conditions:
*to be succesfull from all the courses required for graduation within the time period defined in the related regulation and to finish the study programme with the GPA of at least 2.00

Mode of Study
Full - Time
ECTS Coordinator

Inst.Serkan ÖKTEM


Mehmet Akif Ersoy University Vocational School of Higher Education Construction Department 15100 Burdur/Turkey
Tel:+90 248 2134558
Fax:+90 248 2345604

Course & Program Outcomes Matrix
Course Unit Title
Atatürk`s Principles and History of Turkish Revolution
Building knowledge
Building Materials
Building Sanitary
Computer Aided Design
Computer Aided Drawing
Concrete Technology
Construction Site Organization
Foreign Language - I (English - I)
Foreign Language II (English)
General Mathematics
Legislation Of Building Construction
Lenght& Budget Estimation
Occupational Healt and Safety
Reinforced Concrete I
Reinforced Concrete II
Soil Mechanics
Steel Struetues
Strength of Materials
Structural Statics
Technical Drawing
Turkish Language
Vocational Drawing
Workplace Practice
Workplace Training
Evaluation Questionnaires
 1. Stating the content and objectives at the beginning of the course
 2. Supplementing the course with current issues
 3. The clarity of the exam questions and their appropriateness to the course
 4. The contribution of the course to your knowledge and skills
 5. Access to the course sources
 6. The relativeness of the course compared to the other courses in the department
 7. The selection of the sources according to the objectives of the course
 8. The contribution of the assignments to the course
 THE EVALUATION OF THE INSTRUCTOR Very Good Good Average Poor Very Poor No Idea
 1. The way the instructor handles the course
 2. The instructor's competence in answering the questions in the class
 3. The instructor's encouragement to take part in the class by allowing different ideas and comments
 4. The instructor's preparation for the class
 5. The efficient use of class time
 6. The instructor's in-class management
 7. The instructor's objective evaluation of the exams and assignments
 8. The instructor's punctual and regular attendance
 9. The instructor's rapport with the students
 10. The availability of the instructor’s time except for the class time and the sufficiency of the time s/he allocates to you
Graduates who successfully complete this program;
 1. have high level information and skills supported by the course books that include the most recent information, application equipment and other scientific sources related to education technologies, teaching profession, general information and basic sciences; use these informations and skills in daily life and in jobs,
 2. examine and evaluate concepts about education technology and teaching profession, ideas and data with scientific methods; diagnose, analyze and discuss complicated problems and subjects; develop suggestions based on scientific discoveries and evidences,
 3. inform the audiences who are not expert and do not have information about education technology and teaching profession; express related ideas about these problems and solutions with written and oral,
 4. have learning to learn, self control, critical thinking, creative thinking skills and perform independent studies related to study field,
 5. get responsibilities and try to produce solutions when faced with unexpected and complicated cases in applications of education technologies and teaching professions,
 6. know students’ interests, wishes and needs; know social, cultural and economic properties of families and environment; plan, apply and manage learning and teaching process suitable for these properties; get students active participation in learning process,
 7. know information about education technologies and teaching professions and comprehend adequately; have information about foreign language in level of communicating with professional colleagues,
 8. have information about computer software and hardware in level of teaching computer and information and communication technologies courses and supporting other teachers; use information and communication technologies,
 9. consider social, scientific and ethic values in levels of gathering data, analyzing, interpreting, announcing when doing teaching professions or working in private sector, being researcher or source of data,
 10. continuously try to develop with doing self assessment; be on new information and ideas ; play affective role in developing of themselves and their intuition; know and behave according to the laws about their job, main values and principles, know the rights about job security and social security; have conscious about protecting social values and environment,
 11. evaluate students’ improvement and learning, get students to evaluate themselves and other students; use the results of evaluation for better instruction; share the results with student, family, managers and teachers.

 1. Your percentage of attendance
 2. Did you do any preparations for this course? (except some activites like quiz, homework, labs,mid-term exams, final exams)


a. If yes, preparation time per week (hour)

 3. Did you do any assignments as a part of this course?


a. If yes, number of the assignments done

b. Average time spent in preparing the assignment (hour)

 4. Did you prepare any presentations or seminars as a part of this course?


a. If yes, number of the presentation/seminar done

b. Average time spent in preparing each presentation/seminar (hour)

 5. Did you take a midterm exam in this course?


a. If yes,number of the mid-term exams you done

b. The average time you spent on preparing for each mid-term exam (hour)

 6. Did you make any projects as a part of this course?


a. If yes, number of the projects done

b. The average time you spent on doing each project (hour)

 7. Did you attend any laboratory work as a part of this course?


a.If yes, number of the laboratory works you attended

b.The average time you spent on each work (hour)

 8. Did you attend any field surveys as a part of this course?


a. If yes, number of field surveys you attended

b. If yes, the average time you spent on each survey (hour)

 9. Did you take the final exam of this course?


a. If yes, the average time you spent on the final exam (hour)


  1st  Year (Fall Semester)
 Course Code Course Title Type of Course N.C.* ECTS
  17101 General Mathematics Required 2 2
  17111 Computer Aided Drawing Required 4 5
  17103 Building knowledge Required 4 4
  17105 Building Materials Required 4 4
  17109 Strength of Materials Required 2 3
  17107 Structural Statics Required 3 4
  17180 Foreign Language - I (English - I) Required 2 2
  17113 Technical Drawing Required 4 6
    Total 25 30

  1st  Year (Spring Semester)
 Course Code Course Title Type of Course N.C.* ECTS
  17104 Reinforced Concrete I Required 4 4
  17102 Concrete Technology Required 3 6
  17110 Survey Required 4 6
  17280 Foreign Language II (English) Required 2 2
  17108 Vocational Drawing Required 3 4
  17106 Computer Aided Design Required 3 4
  17112 Construction Site Organization Elective 4 4
    Total 23 30
    Annual Total : 48 60

  2nd  Year (Fall Semester)
 Course Code Course Title Type of Course N.C.* ECTS
  17205 Steel Struetues Required 3 4
  17203 Transportation Required 4 5
  17209 Lenght& Budget Estimation Required 4 6
  17207 Reinforced Concrete II Required 2 3
  17201 Soil Mechanics Required 2 3
  17211 Occupational Healt and Safety Required 2 3
  17213 Legislation Of Building Construction Elective 2 3
  17215 Building Sanitary Elective 2 3
    Total 21 30

  2nd  Year (Spring Semester)
 Course Code Course Title Type of Course N.C.* ECTS
  17160 Atatürk`s Principles and History of Turkish Revolution Required 4 4
  17202 Workplace Practice Required 10 10
  17204 Workplace Training Required 7 12
  17170 Turkish Language Required 4 4
    Total 25 30
    Annual Total : 46 60

* N.C.: National Credit


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