Welcome To METU NCC Civil Engineering Program
The mission of the METU is to reach, produce, apply and promote knowledge, and to educate individuals with that knowledge for the social, cultural, economic, scientific, and technological development of our society and humanity. This is to be done by bringing teaching, research, and social services up to the universal standards. Civil Engineering is the art and sciency of planning and developing the built environment that forms the infrastructure of civilization. In this connection, civil engineering encompasses analysis, design, and scientific research in a variety of fields such as structural mechanics, construction materials, geodesy, hydromechanics, water resources, costal and ocean, transportation, geotechnics, and construction management. All these activities are based on economic, safety, and esthetic considerations.
METU NCC Civil Engineering Program
The goal of the METU NCC Civil Engineering Program is to educate future engineers who can apply basic science in the analysis of complex civil engineering problems, who are competent in oral and written communication, and who can co-operate with disciplines other than engineering. In this regard, graduates are expected to have developed skills in critical thinking, searching and learning, adherence to ethical principles, leadership qualities, and the ability to maintain interaction with social environment in which they live.
The METU NCC Civil Engineering curriculum has been designed and based on current trends in engineering programs as well as the needs of Middle Eastern countries, and comprises a series of compulsory and elective courses in the areas of structural mechanics, water resources, geotechnics, construction materials, transportation, construction management, and geodesy.
Current state of the construction industry indicates that engineers must be able to work with and within other cultures. Regional, national, and international issues are important in how major projects are designed, built, and operated, and in assessing how environmental effects transcend political boundaries. One of our main objectives is to prepare our students to the ever-changing scenery of the construction industry by considering the number of projects in the undergraduate education and improving the presentation and communication skills.
The faculty members in the Civil Engineering Program are either appointed as full time faculty members for the NCC or are brought from the main campus depending on the needs of the program. This allows us to establish a rather dynamic education environment. Furthermore, it assures that the education qualities in both campuses are kept at the same level. This provides a tremendous advantage for higher level courses in which projects constitute a major part of the course work load.
METU NCC Civil Engineering graduates will have career opportunities in both the public and private sector in the field of civil engineering. With a strong background in engineering and communication skills, they can be especially sought after candidates for companies operating in the Middle East and Euro-Asia. Those who would analytical abilities they have gained by following the curriculum.