Academic Preparation Program Courses

ACADEMIC PREPARATION PROGRAM COURSES

805000005010 Rural Economics and Countryside Management

Concepts and scopes, advantages and/or disadvantages of rural areas, fundamental characteristics of rural areas, economic and social activities in rural areas: agriculture, tourism, rural industries, and other activities, rural infrastructure, formation of investments, savings and capital in rural areas, rural finance: sources and organizations, rural development: basic strategies, approaches and problems, supports and incentives, rural labor market and social security, rural development institutions (state and non-governmental organizations), relationship between agriculture and rural development, rural area management: local organizations and their management, public and non-governmental organizations, land resources and management in rural areas, public services regarding rural areas, relationship and interactions between public and private institutions, problems and solutions.

805000005020 Urban Economics and Urban Management

Introduction and course scope, why and how do cities develop: comparative advantages, scale and regional economics, historical development of cities: the history of western urbanization and urbanization in Turkey, economic geography and regional development, system of cities and the urban hierarchy (central place theory and a hierarchy of central places), economic theories and development of urbanization process, establishment areas of businesses and their economic criteria, selection of settlement location and their economic principles, theories of urbanization, optimal city scale, pollution and congestion, urban land supply and demand, housing supply and demand, urban transportation system and economy, impact of supporting systems such as transportation, infrastructure and telecommunication on real estate values, need for infrastructure, physical development of sites and feasibility studies, services in cities and transformation of urban centers, new urbanization trends caused by technological development in transportation and communications, teleports and technoparks, urban management, municipalities and their management, metropolitan and its district municipalities, duties, responsibilities and sharing of authority of local public institutions and non-governmental organizations, models of local government, public finance, review of social classes and gender, education and inequality, urban poverty, crime and punishment and environmental issues in urban areas.

805000005030 Building Materials, Construction and Cost Analysis

Equipments used in construction, definiton, properties of construction equipments, elements and components, natural, nearly natural and artificial construction materials, construction chemicals, forms and places to use materials as the basic construction elements and components, basic properties of construction materials, historical development of construction materials and most common construction materials, definition of inorganic and organic construction materials and forms and places of their use, modern construction materials, the use of historic building materials in new construction methods, materials used for structural, architectural and interior decorations, concept and classification of structure, structural planning, structural elements and functions, load-bearing systems, foundations, walls, floor and ceiling systems, roof, coatings, doors and windows, stairs, ramps, retaining walls, beams, columns, joints and connections, shearing forces, bending moments, loads on structures, soil and foundations, columns and beams, tenders and quantities surveys, analyses of construction costs, project and construction control: scope, legal and organizational aspects.

805000005040 Principles of Accountancy

Accounting (concept, historical development, scope, theory), functions of accounting, methods of recording monetary transactions, double sided recording method, types of accounting, concept and monitoring of assets, basic financial tables (balance sheet and income statement), additional financial statements (cash flow statement, cost of sales statement, statement of profit appropriation, statement of changes in equity), purpose of financial statements in general, financial transactions, accounts, classification of accounts, monitoring of changes in capital through income and expense accounts, uniform accounting plan, documents of accounting records, accounting fiches, commercial documents, period end procedures.

805000005050 Engineering Economics

Scope and basic concepts, optimization, concepts and analysis of costs, relation of money-time and cash flow analyses, analysis of project costs, amortization and taxes, project appraisal methods and applications, inflation and project appraisal, capacity development investments, selection of establishment areas in projects, risk, uncertainty and probability theories and the methods of analysis, project appraisal and decisions trees, capital budgeting and sources of finance, appraisal of public project, linear programming and integer programming in project appraisals, macro-economic analysis of investment projects, measurement of efficiency and productivity, size of business, fusion of business and inter business cooperation (economies of scale, transaction cost and synergy impacts) and discussions on case studies.

805000005060 Introduction to Urban Planning

Concepts of city, urban and urbanisation, Historical development of cities, Models of urban development, New approaches in planning- comprehensive planning, structural planning, New approaches in planning- strategic planning, ecological planning, New approaches in planning- globalisation, global city, governance, sustainability, Physical structure of the cities- central business district, Physical structure of the cities- housing areas, Physical structure of the cities- industrial areas, Physical structure of the cities- transportation network, Physical structure of the cities- social and physical infrastructural areas, Planning hierarchy and legal authority in planning, Urban land and plot development.

805000005070 Quantitative Cadastral Analysis

Map, projection, discussion of ellipsoid concepts, the world’s shape parallel and meridian concepts, geographic coordinates and cartesian coordinate system, plot segmentation, plot segmentation, sketch, parcel concepts, calculation the area with linking method, area control by steep, dimensions sketc, area calculation with using coordinates, map third dimension; height curves, measurements with nivo and mira, optical distance, electronic distance measurement and measurement with total station, geolocation from space, planimeters, volume calculation.

805000005080 Basic Principles of Law

The function of law in society, classification of rules of law, different approaches of law, hierarchy of legal norms, the problems of the state general law and review methods, the problems of the state general law and review methods, scientific opinions, discrimination of public-private law, handles of public and civil law, legalization, family, property, contracts, concepts of legal entity, theories of responsibility, sovereignty and punishment, the law trends, the law trends.

Integrated Ph.D. Core Courses

INTEGRATED PH.D. CORE COURSES

805000715000 Research Methods and Academic Writing

Identification of research process: problem identification, data collection, data analysis and interpretation, basic research methods (descriptive, etc.) and techniques (quantitative and qualitative), research design: writing research proposals, hypothesis development, realization of research questions, design of questionnaire and interview forms and data collection, development of written communication skills: necessary rules of writing in compliance with academic writing formats in social and natural sciences such as writing academic paper and thesis, literature review, proceeding abstract, research proposal, examination of selected articles and theses and evaluation of students’ presentations.

805000805230 Advanced Financial Mathematics and Project Appraisal

Investment valuation methods: profitability ratio, repayment period, internal rate of return (profitability) ratio, net present value, benefit / cost analysis, comparison of valuation methods and decision criteria, risk and uncertainties and effects of investment valuation, sensitivity analysis, economic and financial analysis of investment projects analysis results, securities valuation: types, definitions and scopes, bond valuation, stock valuation, case studies and discussions.

805000805240 Advanced Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems

The concepts and uses of Geographical Information System (GIS), basic concepts and procedures used in GIS and RS, concepts and foundation of remote sensing, sensors and instruments, remote-sensed image processing, image analyses and classification, application of remote sensing in natural sciences, history of GIS, GIS data structures and sources, GIS softwares, applications, and resources, fundamentals and methodologies, components of GIS, data sources,, vector and raster data, projection systems, modeling, spatial analyses, surface analyses, spatial interpolation, satellite image data sources and specifications, appropriate uses and limitations, integration with GIS.

805000805250 Advanced Real Estate Law

Concept of real rights and it’s components, principles dominating real rights, concept of real estate, land registry, official registration, commentaries, declarations, authority of the registries in title deeds, the concept of ownership: content, subject and scope, types of ownership, shared ownership (joint ownership) and cooperation ownership (co- ownership), acquisition and loss of real estate ownership, extent of real estate ownership, restriction of real estate ownership, responsibility of real estate owners, limited real rights on real estate, easements: types of easements, establishing and properties, pledge of real estate, principles of real estate pledge, hypothec: establishing hypothec, features, right of hypothec arising from law: hypothec bonds and annuity bonds, real estate load, Law of Condominium, timeshares, real estate lease agreements (urban lot, rural land, residence and commercial real estates), sales agreements, architectural and construction agreements, public and private real estate development agreements.

805000805270 Advanced Principles and Practices of Real Estate and Asset Valuation I

Development of valuation science, definition and comparison of concepts of value, price and cost, factors affecting the value of goods and assets, classification of goods and assets subject to valuation: movable properties, real estates, art objects, antiques and intangible assets, rural and urban real estate markets: properties, data sources, gathering of data, analysis and evaluation, analysis of bases for valuation: definition of land and urban lot, planning data, land use and types, inventory and definition of structures, building materials and classes, identification of other assets, real estate and asset valuation methods: market value (based on comparison) methods, methods of costing, theory of capitalization and income methods, quantitative (stochastic) valuation methods and advanced valuation methods, use of valuation methods: legal regulations, properties of goods, market conditions and effects of current data on method selection, comparison of real estate valuation methods, valuation of land, urban lot and structures, valuation of urban lots in urban outskirts and analysis of rents, case study analysis-I: urban lot valuation applications, case study analysis-II: land valuation applications according to land types, case study analysis-III: residential and commercial real estate valuation applications, case study analysis-IV: office, residence, shopping center, hotel and port valuations, case study analysis-V: valuation special real estates, case study analysis-VI: real estate project appraisal, case study analysis-VII: asset appraisal and appraisal of intangible assets.

805000805280 Advanced Principles and Practices of Real Estate and Asset Valuation II

Valuation applications in the Turkish legal system: valuation applications for purchase and sale, mortgage loan and housing finance, expropriation, easement rights, temporary occupation and establishment of limited real right, taxation, insurance, land consolidation and reform applications, income and lease analyses, loss, amount of adequate pay, inheritance, goodwill applications and condominium, sale of public properties, privatization and nationalization and special purpose valuation processes, real estate value and rent indices and use in real estate analysis, mass valuation applications: theoretical principles and applications, creation and use of value maps, valuation profession and expertise applications, institutionalization of valuation profession, basic valuation standards: International Valuation Standards (IVSC), RICS Professional Standards – Red Book (RICS), (RICS Professional Standards), US Appraisal Standards and Appraisal Standards Board Standards for Professional Appraisal Practices (RICS) Professional Appraisal Practices (USPAP)) and other international organizations’ standards, RICS Vocational Qualification Code and Scope (APC), International Property Measurement Standard (IPMS), Adaptation of international approaches to country conditions, Capital Markets Authority, the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency of Turkey Association of Appraisers and Public Oversight Accounting and Auditing Standards Agency studies and qualification requirements of organizations such as the Agency, rules of ethics RICS and other organizations and Uygul but the evaluation, the expert and appraiser reporting standards and quality inspection and supervision of appraisal and expert reports, discovery, data collection, analysis and review of the reporting process, common mistakes and shortcomings in valuation practice: selected experts and examining valuation expert reports and case studies, Turkey ‘valuation practices and the difficulties of the main problems, the organization of corporate valuation work in selected countries and Turkey, public and private sectors in need of restructuring, project preparation and presentation.

805000715280 Seminars on Real Estate Sector

Current topics (such as economics and financial policies, money and capital markets, housing financing, public real estates, cadastral and deed title systems, local governments, urban planning applications (development), land ownership and tenure, change in land use and land use planning in urban and rural areas, land consolidation, expropriation, privatization, credit rating, valuation practices, possession of properties by foreigners and its effects, architectural design and change process, leading government and private organizations in the real estate sector and their activities, global capital movements and real estate investments, life stories of successful sector leaders and other current topics/events) in the real estate sector are handled by the invited foreign and local experts.

Integrated Ph.D. Elective Courses

INTEGRATED PH.D. ELECTIVE COURSES

805000805411 Urban and Rural Information Systems

Basic scope and concepts, the concept and scope of information systems, the usage of information systems in real estate development process, necessity and importance of using information systems as a key element in improving real estate process in both urban and rural areas, role of urban and rural information systems in the process of improving real estate, data layers, segmentation of a covered areas, data analysis and maintenance, transformations of format and applications, introduction to land information systems: land use policy, land information systems functions, requirements and the quality of data, introduction to urban information systems: functions, requirements and applications.

805000805471 Environmental Management and Management Instruments

Environment and management concepts, development of environmental management concept, classification of environmental management tools, traditional tools: the establishment of health and environmental standards, direct controls, economic tools for environmental management: environmental taxes, charges, deposits refund systems, credits and subsidies, marketable pollution permits, environmental risk analysis, disaster management, reporting of environmental states, environmental impact assessment, life cycle assessment, environmental auditing, legislative aspects of environmental management, environmental management in Turkey: legislative and organizational structure, management tools and approaches, environmental management problems and their solution proposals.

805000805561 Urban Land Policy

Urban land policies: basic concepts, strategies/approaches and historical evolvement of economic considerations, relationship between economic policies, urban master plans and land policies, land policies of central and local governments: basic tools, practices, and their impacts, reasons and results of differentiation at local, regional, and national levels, analysis of some practices in certain countries and Turkey as case study approaches, impacts of public services and development practices: profit formations and profit sharing mechanisms, the impacts of land policies on housing production and financial results, basic principles and objectives of rational urban land policies formulations, discussion of methods, tools and their impacts.

805000805641 Advanced Surveying

Definition and scope of surveying, fundamental aims and outputs of advanced surveying, coordinate systems and calculations, electronic angle and distance measurement, laser based surveying instruments and methods, global positioning system: theory and applications, digital terrain modeling, common errors and/or inadequacies and solution proposals.

805000805671 Petro-graphical Analysis of Real Estate

Definition of mineralogy and petrography of real estate, petrographical classification of real estate, importance of their geological features, geochemical composition and their classification, effects to environmental features using their mineralogical and geochemical features, features of their natural geology and their protection, settlement condition in view of mineralogical and petrographical features.

805000805681 Site-Structure Interactions

Unit systems used in geotechnical engineering, basic concepts of geotechnical engineering, types of seismic waves, soil types and physical properties, earthquakes and types, earthquake forces and site- structure interactions, local ground classifications, site-acceleration coefficients according to earthquake zones, periods of ground characteristics, building importance coefficients, earthquake risks, ground liquefaction and seismic amplification, building stability in earthquake, the design rules for wooden, masonry, reinforced concrete and steel type structures, rules of writing of geotechnical reports and evaluations of written reports, examination of law and other legal regulations of constructions to be build in disaster area.

805000805701 Evaluation of Real Estates with Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)

Ground penetrating radar (GPR) and main fundamentals, data measurements and data processing of the GPR method, motorway, airfield, dam and setlement identification in ground research, determination of geological structures such as layer thickness, fault, fracture, karstic cavities etc, investigation of archeological remains such as antic city, temple, tomb, buried wall etc, determination of their locations with depth and two dimensional (2D) – three dimensional (3D) visualization, identification of interior fractures, brick reinforcement, identification of pipe lines and column reinforcement and 2D–3D visualization, identification of metallic remains such as pipe, tank etc. in old industrial areas, examples with computer applications.

805000805721 Ecosystem Management of Built Environment

Contents and concepts, why do we need an ecosystem approach to built environment management, brief history of ecosystem approaches to understanding built environment dynamics, the instruments of ecosystem-based management, ecosystem approach to built environment management, implementing of ecosystem-based management, ecosystem management implementations in environmental management and real estate development, discussions on specific case studies.

805000805811 Quality Management System Approaches for Real Estate Development

Description of standardization, certification and accreditation subjects, national and international implementations establishing relationship between management system standards and real estate subjects, to apply system approaches on property development activities.

805000805891 Valuation and Management of Natural Resources

Geological and economic definitions of natural resources, geological formation of natural resource, classification of natural resource, petrographical definition of natural resource, geochemical composition and geochemical analysis method of natural resource, relationship between ownership of real estate and natural resources, valuation of natural resources: theory and their application, analysis of valuation standards and other legal regulations, process of natural resource: types of process, market structure, costs, income and profitability analysis, effects of natural resources process on human heath’s, effects of natural resource process on the environments, geological structure and reservoir of natural resource, analysis and determination of mineralogical and geochemical composition of natural resource using XRF, XRD, ICP and Raman Confocal Spectrometer.

805000805901 Land Reclamation

Basic concepts and contents of the land reclamation, irrigation water quality parameters, relations between irrigation water and soil salinity, land reclamation materials, calculation of necessary amount of gypsum and other materials for reclamation, reclamation of physical land defect like slope, erosion and stony land, measurements of costs and benefits of land reclamation activities, organizations of land reclamation activities.

805000715311 Readjustment Of Urban Spaces

Basic concepts and definitions, urbanizations and land demand, urbanization and urban land demand in Turkey, zoning plans and their implementations readjustments of rural and urban lands: , problems and proposals, urbanization and urban land demand in Turkey, development (zoning) law numbered 3194 (development legislations), zoning plans and their implementations (implementations of article 18 law numbered 3194 and its results), readjustments of rural and urban lands: principles, implementations and results in Turkey, problems in preparation and implementation stages of the development plans in Turkey, problems and proposals, analysis and discussions of specific case studies.

805000715321 Statistical Methods And Sampling In Real Estate Development

Basic concepts, measurements and types of measurements, organization of data: frequency tables and graphs, quantitative and qualitative data, measures of change in quantitative and qualitative data, random variables, methods of gathering real-estate market data: original and secondary data sources, hypothesis and hypothesis testing, descriptive statistics, probability, probability distributions, point and interval estimation, sampling methods, survey design, probability distributions, theoretical distributions, analysis of variance, statistical techniques: discriminant, clustering, factorial analysis, least squares, and other methods, regressions analysis: simple-one variable, multiple regression analysis, and stepwise regression, seasonal impacts, panel data, time series, non-linear regressions, parametric and non-parametric tests, indices, simultaneous equations, usage of quantitative techniques in real estate markets, reporting of the research results, decision models, time allocation studies and presentation of the computer programs related to research areas.

805000715341 Accountancy Of Construction And Real Estate

Construction and real estate concepts, classification of construction and real estate, establishment of construction management, plan of construction management accounting, records and documents used in construction management, cost calculations and accounting transactions in construction management, real estate accounting, TMS – 11 construction contract standard, tangible assets, investment asset and accounting, application of minimum workmanship in special building constructions, minimal workmanship in tender-based construction works.

805000715351 Turkish Cadastre

Definition and purposes of cadastre works, stages of Turkish cadastre, varieties of cadastre: concepts and contents of Turkish cadastre, definition and purposes of cadastre works, stages of Turkish cadastre, varieties of cadastre: ownership cadastre, forest cadastre, disaster and pasture cadastre works, renewal cadastre works, production and efficiency on cadastre, concepts and contents of Turkish cadastre, roles and contributions of private sector to cadastral works, costs and cost recovery phases of Turkish cadastre and its results, current cadastral issues, solutions and recommendations.

805000715371 Expropriatıon Techniques and Re-Settlements

Historical background, scope and definition, expropriation process and conditions, economic, social and political aspects of expropriation, expropriation techniques: expropriation process, public interest and authorities who decide the public interest, preparatory processes of expropriation, identification and expropriation in registered and unregistered land, comparison of approaches to expropriation and resettlement issues in Turkey and international institutions (such as World Bank), expropriation process in respect of private ownership, and public land, expropriation practices: infrastructure investments, resettlements, development and urbanizations, defensive projects, land consolidations and agrarian reforms and other aims, valuation of expropriation compensation and payment: valuation methods and their practices, selected case studies, payments of compensation and their conditions, expropriation methods and valuation process: purchasing procedure and valuation (role of valuation and reconciliation commissions), total and partial expropriation and valuation, valuation in establishment of the easement rights, urgent expropriation and valuation, valuation of crops, trees and assets in confiscation without expropriation and evacuation of real estate, valuation in expropriation through barter, real estate use without compensation, transfer of real estate between administrations, rights of users (rental, crop-sharing systems and squatters) and compensation, abstention from expropriation and withdrawal and payment of the value of expropriation, valuation of losses occurred in properties, resettlement process: physical and economic resettlements, differences of approaches and methods, resettlement process, analysis of legal and institutional changes, valuation and its impacts, expertise in resettlement and expropriation process and their practices, monitoring, controlling and evaluation of the process, impacts analysis: comparative analysis of household farm and total income pre and post expropriation and resettlements periods, theoretical and practical examination of impacts of expropriation and resettlements on access to income sources, and change in social structure and environmental quality parameters.

805000715391 Valuation of Art Objects and Cultural Assets

The valuation of cultural assets and artworks created by different cultures throughout thousands of years of civilization history as their conservation and sustainability hold international values, potential building stock and values of Turkey as a rich country in terms of variety of different periods and cultures of civilization, the evaluation of movable-real estate cultural assets considering their history, quality and location aspects, definitions, related terminology, structures such as bridges and viaducts as art structures and structures to be evaluated as special status, definitions such as monument, site, artwork, etc., examination of related legal and administrative framework, valuation of structures that have special value and art value, necessary criteria to be considered in evaluation, definition and valuation of historical/cultural assets to be conserved: methods and their applications.

805000715451 Construction Projects and Contract Management

The structure, state and characteristics of the international construction, international strategic alliances, international standards and the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) contracts, litigation, arbitration, alternative dispute resolution methods, negotiation, mediation, partnering, dispute resolution in FIDIC contracts, risk evaluation in international construction projects, , foreign country risk.

805000715501 Land Evaluation and Land Consolidation

Scope and contents, state of farms and comparative analysis of change in farm sizes, land tenure and ownership, land fragmentations and its reasons, impacts of fragmentations, scope and definition of land consolidation, requirements of land consolidations, legal basis for land consolidations, consolidation methods, impacts of land consolidations, analysis of legal and institutional development of land consolidation in Turkey. Implementation of consolidation, principles of land consolidation, land valuation (grading), storie index, soil quality parameters, land use capability classification, irrigation suitability classification, land use suitability classification, FAO methodology, agricultural structure and problems in land consolidation, computer uses in the land consolidation practices, land conservation after consolidation implementations, land conservation and investigations and discussions on specific consolidation projects, legal status of the consolidations.

805000715541 Regional (Location) Economics

Foundations of economic globalization, problems of economic growth and development, development economics, market economics, price, benefit and demand, structure of demand and supply, elasticity, consumer behavior, factors of production, perfect competition, monopoly and oligopoly, national income, employment, price indexes, inflation, location theories, economic base theories, planning as a tool for economic development in world economies, planning and market mechanism: planning types, national and regional plans, economic area and determination of planning regions, the causes of regional inequality, growth pole theory, types of problematic regions, the policies implemented to reduce development disparities among regions in various countries, development policy and planning in Turkey, theory of local industrial nodes and implementation areas and opportunities of success in main issues in Turkey.

805000715551 Housing Policies in Turkey

Housing policy in historical perspective, government interventions to housing in different contexts, welfare states and developing countries, housing delivery models in historical perspective, technical, political, economic, physical and ideological components of housing problems, formal and informal organization models for housing, institutional structure, housing approaches of public and private sectors in urban transformation and development, legal and financial aspects, construction sector, specific characteristics of housing: housing and urban policies, housing problem, housing access, house owners, renters, social stratification, the emergence of new problems and issues, environment, health, densification, sustainability and livability, housing policies in terms of social, economic and political contexts, housing markets and ownership, public interventions, slums, implementations of urban transformation, the emergence of new approaches and policies, approaches of actors and partnerships, relations between central and local governments and evaluation of housing policies in Turkey.

805000715601 State Property Management

Scope and concept of public real estate, conceptual framework: government goods, common goods, unclaimed goods, service goods, foundation goods, and others, characteristics of public real estate and registration system, legal aspects of public real estate management: analysis of Constitution, laws, and other legislation, institutional perspective of public real estate management: General Directorate of National Property, subsidiary budget institutions, State-owned Enterprises, municipalities, local governments and villages, management problems: efficiency, productivity, advantages and disadvantages, new approaches on public real estate management, evaluation of real estates for alternative purposes: sales (sales of destroyed forest and other lands), analysis of apartment for land procedures and other approaches, development of new management approaches and discussions on case studies.

805000715621 Basic Principles in Public Relations

Introduction to public relations, origin and development of public relations, public relations in Ottoman, limitation of public relations and relationship with other disciplines, basic public categories in public relations, internal public relations, public relations in public sector, public relations in private institutions, tools and methods in public relations, new communication technologies and public relations, future of public relations, public relations in real estate sector: project development, valuation, market researches and real estate marketing, examination and evaluation of case studies.

805000715691 Settlement Analysis For Real Estate Development

Land use planning, site selection end evaluation, process of site selection, methods of site selection and evaluation, landscape aesthetics: act of geology, and land use planning for reducing damage of natural disaster, settlement analysis: significance and evaluation of regional and local geological and geotechnical analysis for settlement analysis, topography and slope analysis, analysis of some case studies.

805000715731 Construction Science and Construction Project Analyses

Construction definitions, classification and legislation, structures according to their service, location, load-bearing system materials, load-bearing systems, places, permenancy, ownership, construction stages, construction components, construction methods, grounds, construction sites, construction machines, foundation application, excavation and retaining structures, walls, arches vaults and domes, masonry structures, reinforced concrete structures, wooden structures, steel structures, stairs, concrete molds, roofing, joinery, insulation works, coatings, suspended ceilings, curtain walls, development status and general characteristics of construction projects (current status plans, pads, sections, views and details), properties of concept projects and spatial analyses (net area, gross area), types, properties and site lists of application projects, comparable analysis of technical specifications over application projects, techniques for building surveying.

805000715741 Planning and Implementing of Infrastructure Projects in Settlements

Analysis of status, superstructure and infrastructure (drinking water, canalization, wastewater, solid waste and transport) in settlement areas, evaluation of policies on urban infrastructure, development trends and estimation of investment requirements, investment planning principles for short, medium and long runs (periods), criteria to be used in the preparation of infrastructure projects (projection of the population, environmental impacts, minimum technical aspects, capacity, etc.), feasibility studies of drinking water, wastewater treatment and solid waste facilities, different approaches/techniques for estimating investment amount, returns and cash flow and implementations, national and international financial possibilities for infrastructure facilities and selection of suitable financial packages, analysis of specific case studies (analysis of some projects applied in metropolitan and rural areas), aids for superstructure and infrastructure facilities and their impacts, procedures and evaluation criteria in construction tenders and evaluation techniques, legislation for infrastructure facilities, scope of agreements in constructions and operations, contract design, analysis of specific examples, policies of municipalities regarding housing and other superstructure facilities, evaluation of changes in current approaches.

805000715761 Valuation of Forest Land

Fundamental concepts and their scope, valuation in forests: theoretical basis, economic and legal reasons, income analyses of forestry, investment and operation expenditure and cash flow analyses in forest management, using simple and compound interest formulas, interest rate in forest management, valuation of land, trees and other elements in forestry: methods and their implementations, analysis of factors affecting values of land and trees in forestry, calculations of compensations and losses in forest management, principles and implementations of project appraisal in public and private forestry, assessment of forest investments from financial and economical point of view (environmental, economic and social valuation processes), ratios of capital/return and capital/employment analysis, public finance of forestry projects, payment balance and their effects on national economy and case study analysis.

805000715781 Money and Capital Markets

Main concepts: types of markets, operation/transaction systems of markets and effects, monetary and financial policies: tools and impacts, financial market instruments, banking systems and legislation, banking system and banking activities in Turkey, credit types and markets, capital markets: tools, institutions and legislation, markets and stock exchanges (Istanbul Stock Exchange, Izmir Stock Exchange and Istanbul Gold Exchange, etc.), bonds and bills market operations (bill exports, repo-reverse repo market, real estate certificates market and other markets), bond and treasury bill markets: function, operation, legislation and impacts, mechanisms of public borrowing, impacts of public borrowing on financial markets, derivative tools and future and auction markets, interaction of real estate markets and monetary and capital markets: fund supply and demand, instruments, institutions and analysis of impacts.

805000715801 Geographical Information System Applications for Real Estate Development

ArcGIS and NetCAD in GIS applications, ArcGIS and NetCAD as a tool for real estate development analysis and provides the foundation for becoming a successful GIS user, modeling in GIS, location analysis, slope analysis, 3D –analysis, preparation and interpretations of value maps, and analysis of specific case studies.

805000715831 Land Economics and Management

Land ownership: historical background, relationship between economic thoughts and analysis of development trends in Turkey (regulations, authorities and status of foreigners), supply of land resources: characteristics, rent theory and analysis of its impacts, elasticity and factors affecting land elasticity, land demand: characteristics of land demand in rural and urban areas, land markets: market characteristics, competitions and price formation, value-price relationships, rural and urban land management: objectives, types of land tenure (ownership, rental system and co-ownership), positive and/or negative aspects of land tenure systems, evaluation of legislation and institutions related to land tenure and ownership status, analysis of land value and market prices: methods, estimation models for market value, valuation equations estimation and its interpretation, estimation and applications of land rent, value and market price models, evaluation of land use types and opportunity cost relations: agricultural, forestry, meadow, sports and recreations, residential, infrastructure and others, impact analysis of planning, taxation and employment, land use and environmental conservation: impacts of use types on environmental value, land use and climate change, analysis of the economic effects of land misuse and natural environmental destruction, analysis of land use changes: analyses with econometric models and GIS techniques using time series, cross-section and panel data, impacts of development, transportation, urban growth and migration, analysis of implementations in Turkey: authorized institutions, analysis of legislations and judgments, evaluation according to regions, basic principles and implementations of land policy.

805000715881 Management and Planning of Coastal Areas

Term of coast and characteristics, coastal zone and definition of boundaries, geographic, demographic and sectoral characteristics of coastal zones, coasts in Turkey: characteristics, resources of coasts, potential, carrying capacity, benefits and problems, development trends in coastal areas in world and in Turkey, utilization of coasts: rapid population growth, migrations and degradation based on unplanned developments in coastal zones, settlements, industrial, touristic and farming businesses, coastal zone management and legislation: authorised institutions and activities, legal regulations and their implementations, planning of coastal zones: growth of urban and rural settlements in coastal zones, planning principles and approaches: conservation and use relations, principles and practices of ecological planning, integrated coastal zone planning, analysis of some case studies, rational and sustainable use of coastal zones, GIS use in coastal zone management and planning, coastal zone management problems and their solution proposals.

805000715911 Business and Occupational Ethics

Concept and scope of ethics, historical development of ethics, theories of ethics, function of ethics: utilitarianism, duty theories, rights theories and virtue theories, code of ethics, concepts of principle, rule, standard and value, ethical values: classification of ethical values, rights and freedom, evaluation of individual activities, principles and implementations of ethics, concepts and functions of occupational ethics, engineering ethics: basic concepts, implementations and functions, responsibility of engineers and experts, social aspects (concern for community) and economic impacts of ethical behaviors, environmental responsibility, global aspects of ethics, standards of occupational ethics, valuation standards and their implementations: International Valuation Standards and their implementations, applications and problems in Turkey.

805000715921 Surveying

Definition and scope of surveying, fundamental aims and outputs of advanced surveying, coordinate systems and calculations, electronic angle and distance measurement, laser based surveying instruments and methods, global positioning system: theory and applications, digital terrain modeling, common errors and/or inadequacies and solution proposals.

805000715381 Time-Shared Holiday and Time-Shared Property Contracts in The Concept Of Consumer Protection

The concept of right, differences between real right and personal rights, the reasons of protection of consumer and the development of consumer protection in the world, the development of consumer protection law in Turkey and protection of consumer rights, the legal nature of time –shared property right and the regulation of this right in Turkish law, the results of establishing time-shared property right, comparison between time-shared holiday contracts with respect to the term, time-shared property and holiday contracts as a consumer transaction, establishment and characteristics of the time-shared holiday contract, regulations introduced by the Law on Consumer Protection regarding the time-shared holidat contracts, rights and obligations of the parties on the time-shared holiday contracts, end of bothcontracts,Drafting time-shared holiday contracts and contract examples, settlement of disputes and consumer arbitration councils and consumer courts as a dispute resolution mechanism.

805000715411 Condominium (Flat Ownership)

The development and history of the flat ownership system, the applications before the flat ownership, shared property, the legal property of the flat ownership and flat easement, the establishment and the provisions of the flat easement, the concept of the flat ownership, the land share and common place concepts, the establishment of the flat ownership, the rights of the flat owners, the debts of the flat owners, management and manager of the flat ownership, innovation and additions in the flat ownership, the end of the flat ownership, the concept of the collective flat ownership and special provisions about the collective structure, the regulation of the time-shared property and the regulation of the flat ownership.

805000715421 Modelling and Forecasting in Real Estate Development

Model building in real estate; mathematical building blocks for real estate analysis; statistical tools for real estate analysis; an overview of regression analysis: statistical ınference and the classical linear regression model; further ıssues in regression analysis: generalizing the simple model to multiple linear regression; linear structures, semi logarithmic structures, parabolic structure; violations of the assumptions of the classical linear regression model; multicollinearity and heterogeneous variance; hedonic regression, swiching regression; time series models; forecast evaluation; multi-equation structural models; Vector Autoregressive Models (VAR): using VARs for forecasting; cointegration in real estate markets; real estate forecasting in practice; forecasting real estate prices.

805000715401 Architectural Design and Real Estate Valuation

The definition and discussion of architecture as a science and art created to fulfill the needs of humankind for better environments to realize their needs like sheltering, working and social activities, the evaluation of the built and physical environment shaped by the architects, evolution and history of architecture, design process, architectural design approaches, design flows, evaluation of format, form and spatial properties in architectural design, basic elements of architectural form, perception of architecture, architectural quality, function and style, trends in architecture and urban form, contribution and effects of design quality in real estate value, architectural design approaches to different structure types, quality of design, classifications of buildings, effects of architectural design in first, second, third and fourth grade buildings in valuation, social and cultural evaluation of architectural form, modern and traditional architecture, building types and construction methods, the impact of quality architecture on real estate values, analysis of contributions of architectural design in real estate values: methods and applications, examination of architectural design examples from cities (housing, hotel and commercial facility projects).

805000715771 Preserving and Evaluating Immovable Cultural Assets

Reasons to identify, conserve and sustain real estate cultural assets and their values on urban scale, methods and techniques of defining their social and cultural value (their symbolic level) and economic values (changeability and usability) in relation to conservation constraint, scientific criteria regarding reuse and/or evaluation of real estate cultural assets according to current conditions in parallel to sustainable conservation approach, information and rules concerning legal sanctions and administrative conditions, analyses of case studies, implementations in Turkey: legal regulations, critical evaluation of administrative structure and approaches, discussions on single structure or parcel and urban site areas.

805000715821 Optimization

Fundamental concepts and their scope, model concept and development, classical optimization, Lagrange method, nonlinear programming, modeling of linear programming problem, simplex method, duality, sensitivity analyses, parametric programming, transportation problems, assignment problems, critical path method (CPM) and PERT analysis, game theory, use of optimization approaches in real estate development process: case studies and project analyses.

805000715591 Introduction to the Credit Rating Expertise

Definitions and scope, functions, rating and financial markets, types of rating and characteristics, credit rating: scope, indicators, processing, rating models, and credit policies, international credit rating institutions and their works, impacts of credit rating institutions on firms, Euro bond market, syndication loans, types of bond, bond valuation and principles of valuation, effective duration and immunization, bankruptcy prediction models and their implementations, credit rating expertise institutions in Turkey and work areas.

805000715471 Protected Areas, Their Management And Relations With Immovable Markets

The development and change of the concept of conservation, the development of conservation approaches in the world and Turkey, field conservation principles and applications, development and change of field conservation legislation, the effect of conservation on the right of property and the concept of public benefit, area conservation status and analysis of the organizational structure: the protected areas created by different laws in Turkey, international conservation organizations and their roles, management of protected areas: protected areas (archaeological, natural, urban, historical and overlapping protected areas), special environmental protection zones, national parks, nature parks, nature conservation areas and others, wetlands, water basins and conservation areas, management tools and problems of conservation areas; identification and registration of protected areas, construction and implementation of protection plans, expropriation of private properties left in protected areas, prohibition of construction and exchange in protected areas, applications for real estate certificates, transfer of building rights and equalization of rights, effects of conservation decisions on ownership and use of immovable: analysis of possible effects on immovable property, lease and value, Benefit-cost analysis of protection applications, disclosure of individual benefits by public or community benefit, financing of field conservation applications, Analysis of international institutions’ approaches and standards of evaluation institutions (RICS and IVSC standards): alignment of national regulations with international approaches, analysis of alternative policy options in conservation practices and analysis of appropriate management models.

805000715511 Facility Programming and Design

service concepts, systems of facility inventory, more suitable design solution by understanding occupancy, use constraints, regulations and incentives, large scale master planning projects, applying the master planning on small scale projects. The course also contains the latest hardware and software used for facility management, the history and development of the available techniques, overview of CAFM and IWMS, the difference between CAFM and IWMS, implement CAFM and IWMS, use AutoCAD as part of IWMS, use of REVIT and CAFM, import and export data from REVIT to IWMS and vice versa, manipulate the data, analyze the data, report the information, building information modelling (BIM), integration of BIM with CAFM and IWMS.

805000715531 Facility Operations and Maintenance Principles and Practices

Sustainable facility management principles, approaches and major application areas in public and private enterprises with an interdisciplinary point of view focusing on market potential and development trend for facility management, strategic and operational planning of assets as well as analysis of facility investments, building costs and construction costs: financial analysis regarding portfolio and budget management, risk of facility investments, financial resources, effective use of resources, comparison of resources in terms of cost and risk, determination of appropriate resources and capital structure, comprehensive review of International Facility Management Association (IFMA) standards, International Property Measurement Standards (IPMS) and other standards regarding facility management, analysis, approaches and practices of Turkish facility management legislation including real estate and construction sites, collective structures (residences), shopping and business centers, offices, factories and warehousing areas (including logistics), education and health institutions, multi-purpose real estates, clubs and sports complexes, elderly care facilities, ports and railway stations, agricultural enterprises and forests, enabling students to have study experience on selected project examples and facility management approaches of institutions, evaluation of the structure and development trends of facility management businesses in Turkey, the IFMA standards and analysis of practices in Turkey: legal aspects of real estate and facility management, duties and authorities, traditional managerial and management approaches, modern management approaches and sustainability analyses, evaluation of successful facility management examples, environmental and social responsibilities of facility and resource managers and assessment of new approaches.(including logistics), education and health institutions, multi-purpose real estates, clubs and sports complexes (including jokey clubs), elderly care facilities, ports and railway stations, agricultural enterprises and forests, analysis of facility management: planning, programming and budgeting, real estate operations, sustainability, design-build-operation cycles, preparedness, security, cleaning, operation and maintenance services, analysis of advantages and disadvantages of outsourcing: economics of scale, inhouse and outsources cost analysis, benchmarking process, key performance indicators, business performance and business value impacts, risks, costs and benefit analysis in facility investments, selected project examples and facility management approaches of institutions: field experiments and investigation and reporting of case business, financial analysis and assessment in facility management, facility management standards: review of International Facility Management Association (IFMA) standards, BOMA, EUROFM and other institutions, International Property Measurement Standards (IPMS) and other standards from the perspective of facility management, evaluation of the structure and development trends of facility management businesses in Turkey, the IFMA standards and analysis of practices in Turkey: legal aspects of real estate and facility management, duties and authorities, traditional managerial and management approaches, modern management approaches and sustainability analyses, evaluation of successful facility management examples, environmental and social responsibilities of facility and resource managers and assessment of new approaches.

805000715561 Project and Construction Management

Sustainable and green building concepts, contract types, fixed price/lump sum, unit price, cost reimbursable, guaranteed maximum price, targeted price, project delivery methods, design-bid-build, design-build, construction manager at risk, construction manager agency, design-build-operate-maintain, integrated project delivery, public private partnership (PPPs), the role of construction manager, the project in all the phases, the concept phase, planning phase, design phase, construction phase, facility operating and management phase, closing phase, sustainability and safety management in construction, building information modeling (BIM) in construction projects, projects work breakdown structure (WBS), projects organizational breakdown structure (OBS), projects job logic, Gant chart, critical path method, activity on node (AON), Activity on Arrow (AOA), program evaluation and review technique (PERT), understanding calendar and working days, linear construction and line of balance (LOB), lean design in construction projects, risk allocation and planning, risk management, risk minimization, the role of technology in project scheduling, project scheduling using primavera, resources management using primavera, what-if analysis using primavera, cost controlling using primavera.

805000715331 Business Valuation

The terms of business, company and enterprise, value of business and the factors affecting the value, gathering fundamental valuation data, data analysis and valuation process, hypothesis of efficient market, technical and basic analysis, free cash flow, analysis of discounted cash flow (net present value), the method of net assets value-book value, sales comparison value, ongoing enterprise value, method of market value, liquidation value method, dividend yield value, models of capital assets valuation, multiple factor analysis, readjustments of valuation process (process of articulation and/or subtraction of some items/factors), determination of the total value of business, practices of business valuation methods in Turkey, discussions on implementation areas, experiences and problems, investigation on some case studies.

805000715491 Development and Law

Concepts of development laws, development plans, planning process: distriction and main types of area, parceling (readjustment) operations and auditing, building construction and usage authority, building inspection and organizations, building prohibition, defense aimed planning, planning in the cultural and natural heritages areas, improvement plans in shanty stopping areas, urban transformation projects, environmental planning, zoning plans in disaster areas; planning and applications in the Bosporus, tourism development areas, national parks and in the environmental protection areas.

805000715751 Special Issues in Real Estate Development and Valuation

Commercial real estate and valuation process: basic characteristics, classification and valuation applications, special assets in valuation (industrial and trade enterprises, sports, health care and religious facilities, residential, commercial buildings, secondary houses etc.), valuation operations: income capitalization, cash equivalency, highest and best use analysis, cost approach, direct sales comparison approaches and their implementations on special topics (examinations of special projects from court and other case studies), analysis of rent and value interrelations and valuation practices, valuation standards and quality analysis: historical background, practices, authorities/institutions, and their impacts, theory of real estate and applications of financial analysis: housing finance, agricultural credits and current financing techniques for residential, commercial and agricultural real estates, theories, practices and principles of real estate, expertise, brokerage and valuation: current and special issues and analyses, investment analysis and development, real estate and examination of development process from planner’s, owners’, local institutions’ and state perspective.

805000715791 Mortgage

Outline of real estate pledge, some information about hypothec, mortgage bonds and annuity charge bonds, basic aspects of mortgage bond and applications in Turkey, banking system and legislation: Capital Market Law, Banking Law, Housing Development Law and other related regulations, housing finance systems and analysis of Law Amending The Laws Related To Housing Finance System in Turkey No.5582, dated March 6, 2007: new regulations and outlines of adopted housing finance system, positive and negative aspects of system, hypothec capital market instruments and impacts on stakeholders, evaluation of housing finance system by consumers and protection of consumers: evaluation by Law of Consumer Protection, monetary and capital market institutions and their functions in housing finance system, economic impacts of housing finance system, discussions on role and future of real estate expertise in housing finance system.

805000715361 Economics and Management of Real Estate

Concepts and scopes, historical background of real estate, the concept and scope of real estate in the Turkish Legal System, supply of real estate: supply and characteristics of urban land, parcel and housing, rural real estate supply and characteristics, commercial building and timeshares and their characteristics, demand of real estate and the demand estimation, rural and urban real estate markets and their characteristics, interaction between real estate money and capital markets, market data and regulation of the market, real estate management, management of building, commercial building and timeshares and their managers, professional management of real estates: duties, legal responsibilities, and problems, analysis of real estate investments: investment principles, investment strategy, assessment of worth, finance and taxation, assumptions, equity and after tax returns, risk analysis, management types, main real estate development organizations, real estate ownership and evaluation of foreigners real estate purchasing from the economic, social and political viewpoint.

805000715441 Economic Evaluation in Construction and Cost Management

Construction area, cost and production costs, interest rate and cost of capital, time value of money, discounting, calculations of economic equivalence, inflation and investment decisions, economic valuations of building investments, investment decisions under risk and uncertainties, renewal analysis, expected-value, decision trees, methods used under uncertainty, payoff matrix, Laplace, maximin and maximax rules, Hurwitz criterion, phases of construction projects and cost information needed for decisions in these phases, cost management in construction firms: structure of cost estimation, types, methods, profit analysis and risks, analysis of unit costs and prices, control of project cost in construction firms and variance analysis as a tool of cost control, cost management by owners, investment costs and annual costs, estimating costs after completion of design and contracting documents, final detailed estimates, estimating costs in early stages of design, estimating costs in planning stage of the project, cost control in design and construction process by owner, quantitative analysis approaches: decision theory, types of decisions, marginal analysis, inventory models, importance of inventory control and inventory decisions, supply model, production model, linear programming models and solution techniques, analytical hierarchy method.

805000715431 Strategic Planning and Management

Strategic planning methods, analysis of project location: location selection techniques, spatial analysis, demand analysis for real estate, market research models, competition analysis, SWOT analysis, target customers, project mix, highest and best use and facility requirement programming techniques, shareholders and risk analysis, examples from residence, shopping center and industrial sectors, cost analysis and cost estimation techniques in real estate development projects, considering the facilities as assets to be managed as portfolio, real estate project appraisal techniques, life cycle costs of facilities, feasibility studies and sensitivity analysis, financing of real estate projects, new financing techniques and models, private finance initiatives in urban and rural development projects, partnerships of private and public sectors for real estate development projects and related financial analyses, discussion of application projects regarding office, hotel, and recreation facilities.

805000715301 Real Estate Finance

Basic concepts and approaches, terminology of real estate finance, methods of financial analysis for real estate investment, money and capital markets, institutions and capital resources, fund supply and demand, financial markets: risks and returns, modern portfolio management theory and applications to real estate markets, credit resources in real estate markets: national and international credit, cost, profitability relationships, long-term housing finance system, finance of land investments and land development investments, real estate evaluation procedures and functions in terms of finance, cash flow analysis, computer modeling, credit investment and bargaining forms, feasibility studies, finance of individual projects in different cities and land use and computerized numerical analysis, performance measurement and evaluation, real estate market problems, case studies.

805000715461 Real Estate Tax Legislation and Real Estate Investment Trust

Taxation techniques and main principles (tax subject, tax payers, tax assessment, notification, collection, classification and essential features), essential tax legislation, main concepts and general provisions, real estate sales and construction income, tax advantages related to real estate (investment allowance, revaluation, increase in cost value, renovation fund, advantages of investment incentives, tax exemption of real estate sales), value-added tax (VAT) and fee, taxation of real estate renting income, property taxation, inheritance tax, taxation of real estate investment trust, valuation articles of Tax Procedure Law and taxation of foreigners, case studies on taxation of real estate, institutions of real estate investment trusts, roles of real estate investment trusts in Turkey and in the world financial markets, mortgage markets and real estate investment trusts, futures of real estate investment trust and their alternative organization structures.

805000715711 Urban and Environmental Geology

General geology and engineering geology, definition and scope of geology, place of geology in urban and regional planning and real estate development, definition of rocks and soil grounds, classification in terms of engineering and impact on planning and site selection, evaluation of geological and engineering geology maps in real estate development, engineering geology and physical environment in planning of settlements, geology, morphology and settlement plan, geological problems and readjustment of area, geomorphological elements and readjustment of area, geomorphologic processes affecting land use, surface water and readjustment of settlement, planning, choosing new settlement areas and engineering geology problems affecting real estate development processes (flooding, landslides, slope stability problems, rippability, becoming arid and abrasion, pollution, coastal problems and risks, volcanic activities, liquidation, earthquake, etc.).

805000715481 Facility and Resource Management Principles and Practices

Sustainable facility management principles, approaches and major application areas in public and private enterprises with an interdisciplinary point of view focusing on market potential and development trend for facility management, strategic and operational planning of assets as well as analysis of facility investments, building costs and construction costs: financial analysis regarding portfolio and budget management, risk of facility investments, financial resources, effective use of resources, comparison of resources in terms of cost and risk, determination of appropriate resources and capital structure, International Facility Management Association (IFMA) standards, International Property Measurement Standards (IPMS) and other standards regarding facility management, analysis, approaches and practices of Turkish facility management legislation including real estate and construction sites, collective structures (residences), shopping and business centers, offices, factories and warehousing areas (including logistics), education and health institutions, multi-purpose real estates, clubs and sports complexes, elderly care facilities, ports and railway stations, agricultural enterprises and forests, to have study experience on selected project examples and facility management approaches of institutions, evaluation of the structure and development trends of facility management businesses in Turkey, the IFMA standards and analysis of practices in Turkey: legal aspects of real estate and facility management, duties and authorities, traditional managerial and management approaches, modern management approaches and sustainability analyses, evaluation of successful facility management examples, environmental and social responsibilities of facility and resource managers and assessment of new approaches.

805000715571 Evaluatıon of Sustainable Development Policies

Fundamental concepts and change, environmental protection approaches and their relation with economic thoughts, environmental protection until 1950s and after 1950s, sustainability and sustainable development approach: historical background of the concept, consideration at national and international levels, sustainability and World Conservation Strategy in 1980, Brundland Commission Report and sustainability, objectives and criteria of sustainable development, sustainability at local, regional, and national levels, integration of the sustainable development concept to economic policies, sustainability in the international level and its impacts on world trade, country case studies: legal regulations and impacts of their implementations, integration of sustainable development approaches to agriculture, industry and services sectors policies in Turkey, cities, development and sustainability, land resources, settlements, housing and sustainability, investments (including foreign investments) and sustainability, and analysis of sustainability with selected case studies.

Ph.D. Core Courses

PH.D. CORE COURSES

805101805000 Advanced Research Methods and Academic Writing

Identification of research process: problem identification, data collection, data analysis and interpretation, basic research methods (descriptive, etc.) and techniques (quantitative and qualitative), research design: writing research proposals, hypothesis development, realization of research questions, design of questionnaire and interview forms and data collection, development of written communication skills: necessary rules of writing in compliance with academic writing formats in social and natural sciences such as writing academic paper and thesis, literature review, proceeding abstract, research proposal, examination of selected articles and theses and evaluation of students’ presentations.

805000805230 Advanced Financial Mathematics and Project Appraisal

Investment valuation methods: profitability ratio, repayment period, internal rate of return (profitability) ratio, net present value, benefit / cost analysis, comparison of valuation methods and decision criteria, risk and uncertainties and effects of investment valuation, sensitivity analysis, economic and financial analysis of investment projects analysis results, securities valuation: types, definitions and scopes, bond valuation, stock valuation, case studies and discussions.

805000805240 Advanced Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems

The concepts and uses of Geographical Information System (GIS), basic concepts and procedures used in GIS and RS, concepts and foundation of remote sensing, sensors and instruments, remote-sensed image processing, image analyses and classification, application of remote sensing in natural sciences, history of GIS, GIS data structures and sources, GIS softwares, applications, and resources, fundamentals and methodologies, components of GIS, data sources,, vector and raster data, projection systems, modeling, spatial analyses, surface analyses, spatial interpolation, satellite image data sources and specifications, appropriate uses and limitations, integration with GIS.

805000805250 Advanced Real Estate Law

Concept of real rights and it’s components, principles dominating real rights, concept of real estate, land registry, official registration, commentaries, declarations, authority of the registries in title deeds, the concept of ownership: content, subject and scope, types of ownership, shared ownership (joint ownership) and cooperation ownership (co- ownership), acquisition and loss of real estate ownership, extent of real estate ownership, restriction of real estate ownership, responsibility of real estate owners, limited real rights on real estate, easements: types of easements, establishing and properties, pledge of real estate, principles of real estate pledge, hypothec: establishing hypothec, features, right of hypothec arising from law: hypothec bonds and annuity bonds, real estate load, Law of Condominium, timeshares, real estate lease agreements (urban lot, rural land, residence and commercial real estates), sales agreements, architectural and construction agreements, public and private real estate development agreements.

805000805270 Advanced Principles and Practices of Real Estate and Asset Valuation I

Development of valuation science, definition and comparison of concepts of value, price and cost, factors affecting the value of goods and assets, classification of goods and assets subject to valuation: movable properties, real estates, art objects, antiques and intangible assets, rural and urban real estate markets: properties, data sources, gathering of data, analysis and evaluation, analysis of bases for valuation: definition of land and urban lot, planning data, land use and types, inventory and definition of structures, building materials and classes, identification of other assets, real estate and asset valuation methods: market value (based on comparison) methods, methods of costing, theory of capitalization and income methods, quantitative (stochastic) valuation methods and advanced valuation methods, use of valuation methods: legal regulations, properties of goods, market conditions and effects of current data on method selection, comparison of real estate valuation methods, valuation of land, urban lot and structures, valuation of urban lots in urban outskirts and analysis of rents, case study analysis-I: urban lot valuation applications, case study analysis-II: land valuation applications according to land types, case study analysis-III: residential and commercial real estate valuation applications, case study analysis-IV: office, residence, shopping center, hotel and port valuations, case study analysis-V: valuation special real estates, case study analysis-VI: real estate project appraisal, case study analysis-VII: asset appraisal and appraisal of intangible assets.

805000805280 Advanced Principles and Practices of Real Estate and Asset Valuation II

Valuation applications in the Turkish legal system: valuation applications for purchase and sale, mortgage loan and housing finance, expropriation, easement rights, temporary occupation and establishment of limited real right, taxation, insurance, land consolidation and reform applications, income and lease analyses, loss, amount of adequate pay, inheritance, goodwill applications and condominium, sale of public properties, privatization and nationalization and special purpose valuation processes, real estate value and rent indices and use in real estate analysis, mass valuation applications: theoretical principles and applications, creation and use of value maps, valuation profession and expertise applications, institutionalization of valuation profession, basic valuation standards: International Valuation Standards (IVSC), RICS Professional Standards – Red Book (RICS), (RICS Professional Standards), US Appraisal Standards and Appraisal Standards Board Standards for Professional Appraisal Practices (RICS) Professional Appraisal Practices (USPAP)) and other international organizations’ standards, RICS Vocational Qualification Code and Scope (APC), International Property Measurement Standard (IPMS), Adaptation of international approaches to country conditions, Capital Markets Authority, the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency of Turkey Association of Appraisers and Public Oversight Accounting and Auditing Standards Agency studies and qualification requirements of organizations such as the Agency, rules of ethics RICS and other organizations and Uygul but the evaluation, the expert and appraiser reporting standards and quality inspection and supervision of appraisal and expert reports, discovery, data collection, analysis and review of the reporting process, common mistakes and shortcomings in valuation practice: selected experts and examining valuation expert reports and case studies, Turkey ‘valuation practices and the difficulties of the main problems, the organization of corporate valuation work in selected countries and Turkey, public and private sectors in need of restructuring, project preparation and presentation.

805000715290 Seminars on Real Estate Sector

Current topics (such as economics and financial policies, money and capital markets, housing financing, public real estates, cadastral and deed title systems, local governments, urban planning applications (development), land ownership and tenure, change in land use and land use planning in urban and rural areas, land consolidation, expropriation, privatization, credit rating, valuation practices, possession of properties by foreigners and its effects, architectural design and change process, leading government and private organizations in the real estate sector and their activities, global capital movements and real estate investments, life stories of successful sector leaders and other current topics/events) in the real estate sector are handled by the invited foreign and local experts.

Ph.D. Elective Courses

PH.D. ELECTIVE COURSES

805000805411 Urban and Rural Information Systems

Basic scope and concepts, the concept and scope of information systems, the usage of information systems in real estate development process, necessity and importance of using information systems as a key element in improving real estate process in both urban and rural areas, role of urban and rural information systems in the process of improving real estate, data layers, segmentation of a covered areas, data analysis and maintenance, transformations of format and applications, introduction to land information systems: land use policy, land information systems functions, requirements and the quality of data, introduction to urban information systems: functions, requirements and applications.

805000805471 Environmental Management and Management Instruments

Environment and management concepts, development of environmental management concept, classification of environmental management tools, traditional tools: the establishment of health and environmental standards, direct controls, economic tools for environmental management: environmental taxes, charges, deposits refund systems, credits and subsidies, marketable pollution permits, environmental risk analysis, disaster management, reporting of environmental states, environmental impact assessment, life cycle assessment, environmental auditing, legislative aspects of environmental management, environmental management in Turkey: legislative and organizational structure, management tools and approaches, environmental management problems and their solution proposals.

805000805561 Urban Land Policy

Urban land policies: basic concepts, strategies/approaches and historical evolvement of economic considerations, relationship between economic policies, urban master plans and land policies, land policies of central and local governments: basic tools, practices, and their impacts, reasons and results of differentiation at local, regional, and national levels, analysis of some practices in certain countries and Turkey as case study approaches, impacts of public services and development practices: profit formations and profit sharing mechanisms, the impacts of land policies on housing production and financial results, basic principles and objectives of rational urban land policies formulations, discussion of methods, tools and their impacts.

805000805641 Advanced Surveying

Definition and scope of surveying, fundamental aims and outputs of advanced surveying, coordinate systems and calculations, electronic angle and distance measurement, laser based surveying instruments and methods, global positioning system: theory and applications, digital terrain modeling, common errors and/or inadequacies and solution proposals.

805000805671 Petro-graphical Analysis of Real Estate

Definition of mineralogy and petrography of real estate, petrographical classification of real estate, importance of their geological features, geochemical composition and their classification, effects to environmental features using their mineralogical and geochemical features, features of their natural geology and their protection, settlement condition in view of mineralogical and petrographical features.

805000805681 Site-Structure Interactions

Unit systems used in geotechnical engineering, basic concepts of geotechnical engineering, types of seismic waves, soil types and physical properties, earthquakes and types, earthquake forces and site- structure interactions, local ground classifications, site-acceleration coefficients according to earthquake zones, periods of ground characteristics, building importance coefficients, earthquake risks, ground liquefaction and seismic amplification, building stability in earthquake, the design rules for wooden, masonry, reinforced concrete and steel type structures, rules of writing of geotechnical reports and evaluations of written reports, examination of law and other legal regulations of constructions to be build in disaster area.

805000805701 Evaluation of Real Estates with Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)

Ground penetrating radar (GPR) and main fundamentals, data measurements and data processing of the GPR method, motorway, airfield, dam and setlement identification in ground research, determination of geological structures such as layer thickness, fault, fracture, karstic cavities etc, investigation of archeological remains such as antic city, temple, tomb, buried wall etc, determination of their locations with depth and two dimensional (2D) – three dimensional (3D) visualization, identification of interior fractures, brick reinforcement, identification of pipe lines and column reinforcement and 2D–3D visualization, identification of metallic remains such as pipe, tank etc. in old industrial areas, examples with computer applications.

805000805721 Ecosystem Management of Built Environment

Contents and concepts, why do we need an ecosystem approach to built environment management, brief history of ecosystem approaches to understanding built environment dynamics, the instruments of ecosystem-based management, ecosystem approach to built environment management, implementing of ecosystem-based management, ecosystem management implementations in environmental management and real estate development, discussions on specific case studies.

805000805811 Quality Management System Approaches for Real Estate Development

Description of standardization, certification and accreditation concepts and national and international implementations in this subjects, examination of quality management system standards (ISO 9001:2000) and related other management system standards (environmental management system etc.) applied in institutions, establishing relationship between these standards and real estate system, application of this system approaches on real estate development, describe the areas that necessary in improving real estate strategies, possibility of applying the preventive action approach to the real estate development system and organizational reporting activities.

805000805891 Valuation and Management of Natural Resources

Geological and economic definitions of natural resources, geological formation of natural resource, classification of natural resource, petrographical definition of natural resource, geochemical composition and geochemical analysis method of natural resource, relationship between ownership of real estate and natural resources, valuation of natural resources: theory and their application, analysis of valuation standards and other legal regulations, process of natural resource: types of process, market structure, costs, income and profitability analysis, effects of natural resources process on human heath’s, effects of natural resource process on the environments, geological structure and reservoir of natural resource, analysis and determination of mineralogical and geochemical composition of natural resource using XRF, XRD, ICP and Raman Confocal Spectrometer.

805000805901 Land Reclamation

Basic concepts and scope of the land reclamation, quality parameters of irrigation water, relations between irrigation water and soil salinity, salinity and plant yield relationship, problematic soils, reclamation of saline, alkaline and saline alkaline soils, leaching water practices, materials used in land reclamation, calculation of necessary amount of chemical materials for reclamation, reclamation of physical land defect like slope, erosion and stony land, reclamation of industrial polluted lands, transformation of mine fields to agricultural lands by cleaning, measurements of costs and benefits of land reclamation activities, economic assessment of land reclamation projects, organizations of land reclamation activities: examples of several countries and discusion over fundamental stratigies of status in Turkey.

Master's Program With Thesis Core Courses

MASTER’S PROGRAM WITH THESIS CORE COURSES

805100715000 Research Methods and Academic Writing

Identification of research process: problem identification, data collection, data analysis and interpretation, basic research methods (descriptive, etc.) and techniques (quantitative and qualitative), research design: writing research proposals, hypothesis development, realization of research questions, design of questionnaire and interview forms and data collection, development of written communication skills: necessary rules of writing in compliance with academic writing formats in social and natural sciences such as writing academic paper and thesis, literature review, proceeding abstract, research proposal, examination of selected articles and theses and evaluation of students’ presentations.

805000715150 Basic Financial Mathematics and Project Appraisal

Scope and outline of the courses, descriptive statistics, ratios and percent analysis, theory of interest, simple interest, definition of discount and simple discount process, compound interest and applications, definition and process of compound discount, annuities: definitions, applications and types, amortization of a debt, capital budgeting, amortization methods and their impacts, financial leverage and its impacts, profitability analysis of investments, methods of investment project appraisal: profitability ratios, repayment term, internal rate of return, net present value, cost- benefit analysis, comparisons of appraisal methods and decision-making, risk and uncertainty and their impacts in project appraisal, sensitivity analysis, results of economic and financial analyses of investment projects, appraisal of securities: types, importance and scope, bonds valuation, valuation of shares, examinations and discussions on case studies.

805000715180 Real Estate Law

The concept of ownership, it’s content, it’s subject and it’s extent, kinds of ownership, shared ownership (joint ownership) and cooperation ownership (co- ownership), acquisition and loss of real estate ownership, extent of real estate ownership, restriction of real estate ownership, responsibility of real estate possessors, restricted in rem benefits on the real estate, appurtenance, kinds of easements: establishing easements, arbitraments of appurtenance, mortgage of real estate, prevailing principles of mortgaging real estate, mortgage: establishing mortgage, it’s features, mortgaging benefits arising from law: mortgage bonds and annuity bonds, real estate load.

805000715190 Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems

Basic concepts and procedures used in GIS and Remote Sensing (RS), remote sensing, sensors and tools concepts and basis, processing of remote sensed image, image analysis and classification, GIS components, data sources, vector and cellular data, projection systems, spatial analysis, surface analysis, spatial interpolation analysis, applications and resources, basic principles and methods, satellite image, satellite image classification application, value maps.

805000715200 Principles and Practices of Real Estate and Asset Valuation I

The formation of value in economics: theoretical analysis and applications, definition and comparison of concepts of value, price and cost, factors affecting the value of goods and assets, classification of goods and assets subject to valuation: movable properties, real estates, art objects, antiques and intangible assets, rural and urban real estate markets: properties, data sources, gathering of data, analysis and evaluation, analysis of bases for valuation: definition of land and urban lot, planning data, land use and types, inventory and definition of structures, building materials and classes, identification of other assets, real estate and asset valuation methods: market value (based on comparison) methods, methods of costing, theory of capitalization and income methods, quantitative (stochastic) valuation methods and advanced valuation methods, use of valuation methods: legal regulations, properties of goods, market conditions and effects of current data on method selection, comparison of real estate valuation methods, valuation of land, urban lot and structures, valuation of urban lots in urban outskirts and analysis of rents, case study analysis-I: urban lot valuation applications, case study analysis-II: land valuation applications according to land types, case study analysis-III: residential and commercial real estate valuation applications, case study analysis-IV: office, residence, shopping center, hotel and port valuations,

805000715210  Principles and Practices of Real Estate and Asset Valuation II

Valuation applications in the Turkish legal system: valuation applications for purchase and sale, mortgage loan and housing finance, expropriation, easement rights, temporary occupation and establishment of limited real right, taxation, insurance, land consolidation and reform applications, income and lease analyses, loss, amount of adequate pay, inheritance, goodwill applications and condominium, sale of public properties, privatization and nationalization and special purpose valuation processes, real estate value and rent indices and use in real estate analysis, mass valuation applications: theoretical principles and applications, creation and use of value maps, valuation profession and expertise applications, institutionalization of valuation profession, basic valuation standards: International Valuation Standards (IVSC), RICS Professional Standards – Red Book (RICS), (RICS Professional Standards), US Appraisal Standards and Appraisal Standards Board Standards for Professional Appraisal Practices (RICS) Professional Appraisal Practices (USPAP)) and other international organizations’ standards, RICS Vocational Qualification Code and Scope (APC), International Property Measurement Standard (IPMS). valuation standards and practices in Turkey, expertise and valuation expert studies: quality reporting and analysis, case studies and projects selected applications and presentations.

805000715280 Seminars on Real Estate Sector

Current topics (such as economics and financial policies, money and capital markets, housing financing, public real estates, cadastral and deed title systems, local governments, urban planning applications (development), land ownership and tenure, change in land use and land use planning in urban and rural areas, land consolidation, expropriation, privatization, credit rating, valuation practices, possession of properties by foreigners and its effects, architectural design and change process, leading government and private organizations in the real estate sector and their activities, global capital movements and real estate investments, life stories of successful sector leaders and other current topics/events) in the real estate sector are handled by the invited foreign and local experts.

Non-Thesis Master's Program Core Courses

MASTER’S WITHOUT THESIS CORE COURSES

805002725170 Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems

History of GIS, GIS data sources and structures, GIS programs, components of GIS, data sources and management in GIS, vector and raster GIS, Attribute Data, Mapping projection systems, Georeferencing Application, Spatial analysis, Fundamentals of Remote Sensing and methods, satellites, satellite imagery, satellite orbits, data sources and their properties.

805002725180 Basic Principles and Practices of Real Estate and Asset Valuation I

Basic concepts, historical development and stages of valuation studies, the development and importance of areas requiring valuation, formation of value in economics science: theoretical analysis and applications, comparison of value, costs and prices concepts, factors effecting value of assets and properties, classifications of goods for valuation: movable estate, real estate, art objects, antiques and intangible assets, rural and urban real estate markets: characteristics, data sources, data gathering, analysis and evaluation, analysis of valuation base maps, planning construction materials, and their classification, land use and its types, land, buildings and other assets, real estate and asset valuation: market value (sale comparisons), cost, capitalization theory and income valuation methods, quantitative (stochastic) and advanced valuation methods, case study analysis and reporting research results.

805002725190 Basic Principles and Practices of Real Estate and Asset Valuation II

Valuation practices in the Turkish Legal System, basic valuation standards: International Valuation Standards (International Valuation Standards Council-IVSC), Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Professional Valuation Standards (RICS Valuation – Professional Standards – Red Book), professional appraisal standards put into practices by the US Appraisal Institute & Appraisal Standards Board (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices – USPAP) etc.) and other international organizations’ standards, RICS Assessment of Professional Competence (APC), international property measurements (International Property Measurement Standard -IPMS), valuation standards and practices in Turkey, practical works in court witness and appraisal expertise from the viewpoint of reporting standards and quality, case study analysis, and preparation and presentation of valuation projects.

805002725200 Financial Mathematics

Scope and outline of the courses, descriptive statistics, ratios and percent analysis, theory of interest, simple interest, definition of discount and simple discount process, compound interest and applications, definition and process of compound discount, annuities: definitions, applications and types, amortization of a debt, capital budgeting, amortization methods and their impacts.

805002725210 Basic Principles of Real Estate Law

The concept of ownership, it’s content, it’s subject and it’s extent, kinds of ownership, shared ownership (joint ownership) and cooperation ownership (co- ownership), acquisition and loss of real estate ownership, extent of real estate ownership, restriction of real estate ownership, responsibility of real estate possessors, restricted in rem benefits on the real estate, appurtenance ,Concept of real rights and it’s components, principles dominating real rights, concept of real estate, land registry, official registration, commentaries, declarations, authority of the registries in title deeds.

805000715280 Seminars on Real Estate Sector

Current topics (such as economics and financial policies, money and capital markets, housing financing, public real estates, cadastral and deed title systems, local governments, urban planning applications (development), land ownership and tenure, change in land use and land use planning in urban and rural areas, land consolidation, expropriation, privatization, credit rating, valuation practices, possession of properties by foreigners and its effects, architectural design and change process, leading government and private organizations in the real estate sector and their activities, global capital movements and real estate investments, life stories of successful sector leaders and other current topics/events) in the real estate sector are handled by the invited foreign and local experts.

Master's Program With Thesis Elective Courses

MASTER’S PROGRAM WITH THESIS ELECTIVE COURSES

805000715311 Readjustment of Urban Spaces

Basic concepts and definitions, urbanizations and land demand, urbanization and urban land demand in Turkey, zoning plans and their implementations readjustments of rural and urban lands: , problems and proposals, urbanization and urban land demand in Turkey, development (zoning) law numbered 3194 (development legislations), zoning plans and their implementations (implementations of article 18 law numbered 3194 and its results), readjustments of rural and urban lands: principles, implementations and results in Turkey, problems in preparation and implementation stages of the development plans in Turkey, problems and proposals, analysis and discussions of specific case studies.

805000715321 Statistical Methods and Sampling in Real Estate Development

Basic concepts, measurements and types of measurements, organization of data: frequency tables and graphs, quantitative and qualitative data, measures of change in quantitative and qualitative data, random variables, methods of gathering real-estate market data: original and secondary data sources, hypothesis and hypothesis testing, descriptive statistics, probability, probability distributions, point and interval estimation, sampling methods, survey design, probability distributions, theoretical distributions, analysis of variance, statistical techniques: discriminant, clustering, factorial analysis, least squares, and other methods, regressions analysis: simple-one variable, multiple regression analysis, and stepwise regression, seasonal impacts, panel data, time series, non-linear regressions, parametric and non-parametric tests, indices, simultaneous equations, usage of quantitative techniques in real estate markets, reporting of the research results, decision models, time allocation studies and presentation of the computer programs related to research areas.

805000715341 Accountancy of Construction and Real Estate

Construction and real estate concepts, classification of construction and real estate, establishment of construction management, plan of construction management accounting, records and documents used in construction management, cost calculations and accounting transactions in construction management, real estate accounting, TMS – 11 construction contract standard, tangible assets, investment asset and accounting, application of minimum workmanship in special building constructions, minimal workmanship in tender-based construction works.

805000715351 Turkish Cadastre

Definition and purposes of cadastre works, stages of Turkish cadastre, varieties of cadastre: concepts and contents of Turkish cadastre, definition and purposes of cadastre works, stages of Turkish cadastre, varieties of cadastre: ownership cadastre, forest cadastre, disaster and pasture cadastre works, renewal cadastre works, production and efficiency on cadastre, concepts and contents of Turkish cadastre, roles and contributions of private sector to cadastral works, costs and cost recovery phases of Turkish cadastre and its results, current cadastral issues, solutions and recommendations.

805000715371 Expropriation Techniques and Re-settlements

Historical background, scope and definition, expropriation process and conditions, economic, social and political aspects of expropriation, expropriation techniques: expropriation process, public interest and authorities who decide the public interest, preparatory processes of expropriation, identification and expropriation in registered and unregistered land, comparison of approaches to expropriation and resettlement issues in Turkey and international institutions (such as World Bank), expropriation process in respect of private ownership, and public land, expropriation practices: infrastructure investments, resettlements, development and urbanizations, defensive projects, land consolidations and agrarian reforms and other aims, valuation of expropriation compensation and payment: valuation methods and their practices, selected case studies, payments of compensation and their conditions, expropriation methods and valuation process: purchasing procedure and valuation (role of valuation and reconciliation commissions), total and partial expropriation and valuation, valuation in establishment of the easement rights, urgent expropriation and valuation, valuation of crops, trees and assets in confiscation without expropriation and evacuation of real estate, valuation in expropriation through barter, real estate use without compensation, transfer of real estate between administrations, rights of users (rental, crop-sharing systems and squatters) and compensation, abstention from expropriation and withdrawal and payment of the value of expropriation, valuation of losses occurred in properties, resettlement process: physical and economic resettlements, differences of approaches and methods, resettlement process, analysis of legal and institutional changes, valuation and its impacts, expertise in resettlement and expropriation process and their practices, monitoring, controlling and evaluation of the process, impacts analysis: comparative analysis of household farm and total income pre and post expropriation and resettlements periods, theoretical and practical examination of impacts of expropriation and resettlements on access to income sources, and change in social structure and environmental quality parameters.

805000715391 Valuation of Art Objects and Cultural Assets

The valuation of cultural assets and artworks created by different cultures throughout thousands of years of civilization history as their conservation and sustainability hold international values, potential building stock and values of Turkey as a rich country in terms of variety of different periods and cultures of civilization, the evaluation of movable-real estate cultural assets considering their history, quality and location aspects, definitions, related terminology, structures such as bridges and viaducts as art structures and structures to be evaluated as special status, definitions such as monument, site, artwork, etc., examination of related legal and administrative framework, valuation of structures that have special value and art value, necessary criteria to be considered in evaluation, definition and valuation of historical/cultural assets to be conserved: methods and their applications.

805000715451 Construction Projects and Contract Management

The structure, state and characteristics of the international construction, international strategic alliances, international standards and the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) contracts, litigation, arbitration, alternative dispute resolution methods, negotiation, mediation, partnering, dispute resolution in FIDIC contracts, risk evaluation in international construction projects, foreign country risk.

805000715501 Land Evaluation and Land Consolidation

Scope and contents, state of farms and comparative analysis of change in farm sizes, land tenure and ownership, land fragmentations and its reasons, impacts of fragmentations, scope and definition of land consolidation, requirements of land consolidations, legal basis for land consolidations, consolidation methods, impacts of land consolidations, analysis of legal and institutional development of land consolidation in Turkey. Implementation of consolidation, principles of land consolidation, land valuation (grading), storie index, soil quality parameters, land use capability classification, irrigation suitability classification, land use suitability classification, FAO methodology, agricultural structure and problems in land consolidation, computer uses in the land consolidation practices, land conservation after consolidation implementations, land conservation and investigations and discussions on specific consolidation projects, legal status of the consolidations.

805000715541 Regional (Location) Economics (3,0,0) 3

Foundations of economic globalization, problems of economic growth and development, development economics, market economics, price, benefit and demand, structure of demand and supply, elasticity, consumer behavior, factors of production, perfect competition, monopoly and oligopoly, national income, employment, price indexes, inflation, location theories, economic base theories, planning as a tool for economic development in world economies, planning and market mechanism: planning types, national and regional plans, economic area and determination of planning regions, the causes of regional inequality, growth pole theory, types of problematic regions, the policies implemented to reduce development disparities among regions in various countries, development policy and planning in Turkey, theory of local industrial nodes and implementation areas and opportunities of success in main issues in Turkey.

805000715551 Housing Policies in Turkey

Housing policy in historical perspective, government interventions to housing in different contexts, welfare states and developing countries, housing delivery models in historical perspective, technical, political, economic, physical and ideological components of housing problems, formal and informal organization models for housing, institutional structure, housing approaches of public and private sectors in urban transformation and development, legal and financial aspects, construction sector, specific characteristics of housing: housing and urban policies, housing problem, housing access, house owners, renters, social stratification, the emergence of new problems and issues, environment, health, densification, sustainability and livability, housing policies in terms of social, economic and political contexts, housing markets and ownership, public interventions, slums, implementations of urban transformation, the emergence of new approaches and policies, approaches of actors and partnerships, relations between central and local governments and evaluation of housing policies in Turkey.

805000715601 State Property Management

Scope and concept of public real estate, conceptual framework: government goods, common goods, unclaimed goods, service goods, foundation goods, and others, characteristics of public real estate and registration system, legal aspects of public real estate management: analysis of Constitution, laws, and other legislation, institutional perspective of public real estate management: General Directorate of National Property, subsidiary budget institutions, State-owned Enterprises, municipalities, local governments and villages, management problems: efficiency, productivity, advantages and disadvantages, new approaches on public real estate management, evaluation of real estates for alternative purposes: sales (sales of destroyed forest and other lands), analysis of apartment for land procedures and other approaches, development of new management approaches and discussions on case studies.

805000715621 Basic Principles in Public Relations

Introduction to public relations, origin and development of public relations, public relations in Ottoman, limitation of public relations and relationship with other disciplines, basic public categories in public relations, internal public relations, public relations in public sector, public relations in private institutions, tools and methods in public relations, new communication technologies and public relations, future of public relations, public relations in real estate sector: project development, valuation, market researches and real estate marketing, examination and evaluation of case studies.

805000715691 Settlement Analysis for Real Estate Development

Land use planning, site selection end evaluation, process of site selection, methods of site selection and evaluation, landscape aesthetics: act of geology, and land use planning for reducing damage of natural disaster, settlement analysis: significance and evaluation of regional and local geological and geotechnical analysis for settlement analysis, topography and slope analysis, analysis of some case studies.

805000715731 Construction Sciences and Construction Project Analyses

Construction definitions, classification and legislation, structures according to their service, location, load-bearing system materials, load-bearing systems, places, permenancy, ownership, construction stages, construction components, construction methods, grounds, construction sites, construction machines, foundation application, excavation and retaining structures, walls, arches vaults and domes, masonry structures, reinforced concrete structures, wooden structures, steel structures, stairs, concrete molds, roofing, joinery, insulation works, coatings, suspended ceilings, curtain walls, development status and general characteristics of construction projects (current status plans, pads, sections, views and details), properties of concept projects and spatial analyses (net area, gross area), types, properties and site lists of application projects, comparable analysis of technical specifications over application projects, techniques for building surveying.

805000715741 Planning and Implementing of Infrastructure Projects in Settlements

Analysis of status, superstructure and infrastructure (drinking water, canalization, wastewater, solid waste and transport) in settlement areas, evaluation of policies on urban infrastructure, development trends and estimation of investment requirements, investment planning principles for short, medium and long runs (periods), criteria to be used in the preparation of infrastructure projects (projection of the population, environmental impacts, minimum technical aspects, capacity, etc.), feasibility studies of drinking water, wastewater treatment and solid waste facilities, different approaches/techniques for estimating investment amount, returns and cash flow and implementations, national and international financial possibilities for infrastructure facilities and selection of suitable financial packages, analysis of specific case studies (analysis of some projects applied in metropolitan and rural areas), aids for superstructure and infrastructure facilities and their impacts, procedures and evaluation criteria in construction tenders and evaluation techniques, legislation for infrastructure facilities, scope of agreements in constructions and operations, contract design, analysis of specific examples, policies of municipalities regarding housing and other superstructure facilities, evaluation of changes in current approaches.

805000715761 Valuation of Forest Land

Fundamental concepts and their scope, valuation in forests: theoretical basis, economic and legal reasons, income analyses of forestry, investment and operation expenditure and cash flow analyses in forest management, using simple and compound interest formulas, interest rate in forest management, valuation of land, trees and other elements in forestry: methods and their implementations, analysis of factors affecting values of land and trees in forestry, calculations of compensations and losses in forest management, principles and implementations of project appraisal in public and private forestry, assessment of forest investments from financial and economical point of view (environmental, economic and social valuation processes), ratios of capital/return and capital/employment analysis, public finance of forestry projects, payment balance and their effects on national economy and case study analysis.

805000715781 Money and Capital Markets

Main concepts: types of markets, operation/transaction systems of markets and effects, monetary and financial policies: tools and impacts, financial market instruments, banking systems and legislation, banking system and banking activities in Turkey, credit types and markets, capital markets: tools, institutions and legislation, markets and stock exchanges (Istanbul Stock Exchange, Izmir Stock Exchange and Istanbul Gold Exchange, etc.), bonds and bills market operations (bill exports, repo-reverse repo market, real estate certificates market and other markets), bond and treasury bill markets: function, operation, legislation and impacts, mechanisms of public borrowing, impacts of public borrowing on financial markets, derivative tools and future and auction markets, interaction of real estate markets and monetary and capital markets: fund supply and demand, instruments, institutions and analysis of impacts.

805000715801 Geographical Information System Applications for Real Estate Development

ArcGIS and NetCAD in GIS applications, ArcGIS and NetCAD as a tool for real estate development analysis and provides the foundation for becoming a successful GIS user, modeling in GIS, location analysis, slope analysis, 3D –analysis, preparation and interpretations of value maps, and analysis of specific case studies.

805000715831 Land Economics and Management

Land ownership: historical background, relationship between economic thoughts and analysis of development trends in Turkey (regulations, authorities and status of foreigners), supply of land resources: characteristics, rent theory and analysis of its impacts, elasticity and factors affecting land elasticity, land demand: characteristics of land demand in rural and urban areas, land markets: market characteristics, competitions and price formation, value-price relationships, rural and urban land management: objectives, types of land tenure (ownership, rental system and co-ownership), positive and/or negative aspects of land tenure systems, evaluation of legislation and institutions related to land tenure and ownership status, analysis of land value and market prices: methods, estimation models for market value, valuation equations estimation and its interpretation, estimation and applications of land rent, value and market price models, evaluation of land use types and opportunity cost relations: agricultural, forestry, meadow, sports and recreations, residential, infrastructure and others, impact analysis of planning, taxation and employment, land use and environmental conservation: impacts of use types on environmental value, land use and climate change, analysis of the economic effects of land misuse and natural environmental destruction, analysis of land use changes: analyses with econometric models and GIS techniques using time series, cross-section and panel data, impacts of development, transportation, urban growth and migration, analysis of implementations in Turkey: authorized institutions, analysis of legislations and judgments, evaluation according to regions, basic principles and implementations of land policy.

805000715881 Management and Planning of Coastal Areas

Term of coast and characteristics, coastal zone and definition of boundaries, geographic, demographic and sectoral characteristics of coastal zones, coasts in Turkey: characteristics, resources of coasts, potential, carrying capacity, benefits and problems, development trends in coastal areas in world and in Turkey, utilization of coasts: rapid population growth, migrations and degradation based on unplanned developments in coastal zones, settlements, industrial, touristic and farming businesses, coastal zone management and legislation: authorised institutions and activities, legal regulations and their implementations, planning of coastal zones: growth of urban and rural settlements in coastal zones, planning principles and approaches: conservation and use relations, principles and practices of ecological planning, integrated coastal zone planning, analysis of some case studies, rational and sustainable use of coastal zones, GIS use in coastal zone management and planning, coastal zone management problems and their solution proposals.

805000715911 Business and Occupational Ethics

Concept and scope of ethics, historical development of ethics, theories of ethics, function of ethics: utilitarianism, duty theories, rights theories and virtue theories, code of ethics, concepts of principle, rule, standard and value, ethical values: classification of ethical values, rights and freedom, evaluation of individual activities, principles and implementations of ethics, concepts and functions of occupational ethics, engineering ethics: basic concepts, implementations and functions, responsibility of engineers and experts, social aspects (concern for community) and economic impacts of ethical behaviors, environmental responsibility, global aspects of ethics, standards of occupational ethics, valuation standards and their implementations: International Valuation Standards and their implementations, applications and problems in Turkey.

805000715921 Surveying

Definition and scope of surveying, fundamental aims and outputs of advanced surveying, coordinate systems and calculations, electronic angle and distance measurement, laser based surveying instruments and methods, global positioning system: theory and applications, digital terrain modeling, common errors and/or inadequacies and solution proposals.

805000715381 Time Share Property Contracts Within The Scope of Consumer Protection

The concept of right, differences between real right and personal rights, the reasons of protection of consumer and the development of consumer protection in the world, the development of consumer protection law in Turkey and protection of consumer rights, the legal nature of time –shared property right and the regulation of this right in Turkish law, the results of establishing time-shared property right, comparison between time-shared holiday contracts with respect to the term, time-shared property and holiday contracts as a consumer transaction, establishment and characteristics of the time-shared holiday contract, regulations introduced by the Law on Consumer Protection regarding the time-shared holidat contracts, rights and obligations of the parties on the time-shared holiday contracts, end of bothcontracts,Drafting time-shared holiday contracts and contract examples, settlement of disputes and consumer arbitration councils and consumer courts as a dispute resolution mechanism.

805000715411 Condominium (Flat Ownership)

The development and history of the flat ownership system, the applications before the flat ownership, shared property, the legal property of the flat ownership and flat easement, the establishment and the provisions of the flat easement, the concept of the flat ownership, the land share and common place concepts, the establishment of the flat ownership, the rights of the flat owners, the debts of the flat owners, management and manager of the flat ownership, innovation and additions in the flat ownership, the end of the flat ownership, the concept of the collective flat ownership and special provisions about the collective structure, the regulation of the time-shared property and the regulation of the flat ownership.

805000715421 Modelling and Forecasting in Real Estate Development

Model building in real estate; mathematical building blocks for real estate analysis; statistical tools for real estate analysis; an overview of regression analysis: statistical ınference and the classical linear regression model; further ıssues in regression analysis: generalizing the simple model to multiple linear regression; linear structures, semi logarithmic structures, parabolic structure; violations of the assumptions of the classical linear regression model; multicollinearity and heterogeneous variance; hedonic regression, swiching regression; time series models; forecast evaluation; multi-equation structural models; Vector Autoregressive Models (VAR): using VARs for forecasting; cointegration in real estate markets; real estate forecasting in practice; forecasting real estate prices.

805000715401 Architectural Design and Real Estate Valuation

The definition and discussion of architecture as a science and art created to fulfill the needs of humankind for better environments to realize their needs like sheltering, working and social activities, the evaluation of the built and physical environment shaped by the architects, evolution and history of architecture, design process, architectural design approaches, design flows, evaluation of format, form and spatial properties in architectural design, basic elements of architectural form, perception of architecture, architectural quality, function and style, trends in architecture and urban form, contribution and effects of design quality in real estate value, architectural design approaches to different structure types, quality of design, classifications of buildings, effects of architectural design in first, second, third and fourth grade buildings in valuation, social and cultural evaluation of architectural form, modern and traditional architecture, building types and construction methods, the impact of quality architecture on real estate values, analysis of contributions of architectural design in real estate values: methods and applications, examination of architectural design examples from cities (housing, hotel and commercial facility projects).

805000715771 Preserving and Evaluating Immovable Cultural Assets

Reasons to identify, conserve and sustain real estate cultural assets and their values on urban scale, methods and techniques of defining their social and cultural value (their symbolic level) and economic values (changeability and usability) in relation to conservation constraint, scientific criteria regarding reuse and/or evaluation of real estate cultural assets according to current conditions in parallel to sustainable conservation approach, information and rules concerning legal sanctions and administrative conditions, analyses of case studies, implementations in Turkey: legal regulations, critical evaluation of administrative structure and approaches, discussions on single structure or parcel and urban site areas.

805000715821 Optimization

Fundamental concepts and their scope, model concept and development, classical optimization, Lagrange method, nonlinear programming, modeling of linear programming problem, simplex method, duality, sensitivity analyses, parametric programming, transportation problems, assignment problems, critical path method (CPM) and PERT analysis, game theory, use of optimization approaches in real estate development process: case studies and project analyses.

805000715591 Introduction to the Credit Rating Expertise

Definitions and scope, functions, rating and financial markets, types of rating and characteristics, credit rating: scope, indicators, processing, rating models, and credit policies, international credit rating institutions and their works, impacts of credit rating institutions on firms, Euro bond market, syndication loans, types of bond, bond valuation and principles of valuation, effective duration and immunization, bankruptcy prediction models and their implementations, credit rating expertise institutions in Turkey and work areas.

805000715471 Protected Areas, Their Management and Relations with Immovable Markets

The development and change of the concept of conservation, the development of conservation approaches in the world and Turkey, field conservation principles and applications, development and change of field conservation legislation, the effect of conservation on the right of property and the concept of public benefit, area conservation status and analysis of the organizational structure: the protected areas created by different laws in Turkey, international conservation organizations and their roles, management of protected areas: protected areas (archaeological, natural, urban, historical and overlapping protected areas), special environmental protection zones, national parks, nature parks, nature conservation areas and others, wetlands, water basins and conservation areas, management tools and problems of conservation areas; identification and registration of protected areas, construction and implementation of protection plans, expropriation of private properties left in protected areas, prohibition of construction and exchange in protected areas, applications for real estate certificates, transfer of building rights and equalization of rights, effects of conservation decisions on ownership and use of immovable: analysis of possible effects on immovable property, lease and value, Benefit-cost analysis of protection applications, disclosure of individual benefits by public or community benefit, financing of field conservation applications, Analysis of international institutions’ approaches and standards of evaluation institutions (RICS and IVSC standards): alignment of national regulations with international approaches, analysis of alternative policy options in conservation practices and analysis of appropriate management models.

805000715511 Facility Programming and Design

service concepts, systems of facility inventory, more suitable design solution by understanding occupancy, use constraints, regulations and incentives, large scale master planning projects, applying the master planning on small scale projects. The course also contains the latest hardware and software used for facility management, the history and development of the available techniques, overview of CAFM and IWMS, the difference between CAFM and IWMS, implement CAFM and IWMS, use AutoCAD as part of IWMS, use of REVIT and CAFM, import and export data from REVIT to IWMS and vice versa, manipulate the data, analyze the data, report the information, building information modelling (BIM), integration of BIM with CAFM and IWMS.

805000715531 Facility Operations and Maintenance Principles and Practices

Sustainable facility management principles, approaches and major application areas in public and private enterprises with an interdisciplinary point of view focusing on market potential and development trend for facility management, strategic and operational planning of assets as well as analysis of facility investments, building costs and construction costs: financial analysis regarding portfolio and budget management, risk of facility investments, financial resources, effective use of resources, comparison of resources in terms of cost and risk, determination of appropriate resources and capital structure, comprehensive review of International Facility Management Association (IFMA) standards, International Property Measurement Standards (IPMS) and other standards regarding facility management, analysis, approaches and practices of Turkish facility management legislation including real estate and construction sites, collective structures (residences), shopping and business centers, offices, factories and warehousing areas (including logistics), education and health institutions, multi-purpose real estates, clubs and sports complexes, elderly care facilities, ports and railway stations, agricultural enterprises and forests, enabling students to have study experience on selected project examples and facility management approaches of institutions, evaluation of the structure and development trends of facility management businesses in Turkey, the IFMA standards and analysis of practices in Turkey: legal aspects of real estate and facility management, duties and authorities, traditional managerial and management approaches, modern management approaches and sustainability analyses, evaluation of successful facility management examples, environmental and social responsibilities of facility and resource managers and assessment of new approaches.(including logistics), education and health institutions, multi-purpose real estates, clubs and sports complexes (including jokey clubs), elderly care facilities, ports and railway stations, agricultural enterprises and forests, analysis of facility management: planning, programming and budgeting, real estate operations, sustainability, design-build-operation cycles, preparedness, security, cleaning, operation and maintenance services, analysis of advantages and disadvantages of outsourcing: economics of scale, inhouse and outsources cost analysis, benchmarking process, key performance indicators, business performance and business value impacts, risks, costs and benefit analysis in facility investments, selected project examples and facility management approaches of institutions: field experiments and investigation and reporting of case business, financial analysis and assessment in facility management, facility management standards: review of International Facility Management Association (IFMA) standards, BOMA, EUROFM and other institutions, International Property Measurement Standards (IPMS) and other standards from the perspective of facility management, evaluation of the structure and development trends of facility management businesses in Turkey, the IFMA standards and analysis of practices in Turkey: legal aspects of real estate and facility management, duties and authorities, traditional managerial and management approaches, modern management approaches and sustainability analyses, evaluation of successful facility management examples, environmental and social responsibilities of facility and resource managers and assessment of new approaches.

805000715561 Project and Construction Management

Sustainable and green building concepts, contract types, fixed price/lump sum, unit price, cost reimbursable, guaranteed maximum price, targeted price, project delivery methods, design-bid-build, design-build, construction manager at risk, construction manager agency, design-build-operate-maintain, integrated project delivery, public private partnership (PPPs), the role of construction manager, the project in all the phases, the concept phase, planning phase, design phase, construction phase, facility operating and management phase, closing phase, sustainability and safety management in construction, building information modeling (BIM) in construction projects, projects work breakdown structure (WBS), projects organizational breakdown structure (OBS), projects job logic, Gant chart, critical path method, activity on node (AON), Activity on Arrow (AOA), program evaluation and review technique (PERT), understanding calendar and working days, linear construction and line of balance (LOB), lean design in construction projects, risk allocation and planning, risk management, risk minimization, the role of technology in project scheduling, project scheduling using primavera, resources management using primavera, what-if analysis using primavera, cost controlling using primavera.

805000715331 Business Valuation

The terms of business, company and enterprise, value of business and the factors affecting the value, gathering fundamental valuation data, data analysis and valuation process, hypothesis of efficient market, technical and basic analysis, free cash flow, analysis of discounted cash flow (net present value), the method of net assets value-book value, sales comparison value, ongoing enterprise value, method of market value, liquidation value method, dividend yield value, models of capital assets valuation, multiple factor analysis, readjustments of valuation process (process of articulation and/or subtraction of some items/factors), determination of the total value of business, practices of business valuation methods in Turkey, discussions on implementation areas, experiences and problems, investigation on some case studies.

805000715491 Development and Law

Concepts of development laws, development plans, planning process: distriction and main types of area, parceling (readjustment) operations and auditing, building construction and usage authority, building inspection and organizations, building prohibition, defense aimed planning, planning in the cultural and natural heritages areas, improvement plans in shanty stopping areas, urban transformation projects, environmental planning, zoning plans in disaster areas; planning and applications in the Bosporus, tourism development areas, national parks and in the environmental protection areas.

805000715751 Special Issues in Real Estate Development and Valuation

Commercial real estate and valuation process: basic characteristics, classification and valuation applications, special assets in valuation (industrial and trade enterprises, sports, health care and religious facilities, residential, commercial buildings, secondary houses etc.), valuation operations: income capitalization, cash equivalency, highest and best use analysis, cost approach, direct sales comparison approaches and their implementations on special topics (examinations of special projects from court and other case studies), analysis of rent and value interrelations and valuation practices, valuation standards and quality analysis: historical background, practices, authorities/institutions, and their impacts, theory of real estate and applications of financial analysis: housing finance, agricultural credits and current financing techniques for residential, commercial and agricultural real estates, theories, practices and principles of real estate, expertise, brokerage and valuation: current and special issues and analyses, investment analysis and development, real estate and examination of development process from planner’s, owners’, local institutions’ and state perspective.

805000715791 Mortgage

Outline of real estate pledge, some information about hypothec, mortgage bonds and annuity charge bonds, basic aspects of mortgage bond and applications in Turkey, banking system and legislation: Capital Market Law, Banking Law, Housing Development Law and other related regulations, housing finance systems and analysis of Law Amending The Laws Related To Housing Finance System in Turkey No.5582, dated March 6, 2007: new regulations and outlines of adopted housing finance system, positive and negative aspects of system, hypothec capital market instruments and impacts on stakeholders, evaluation of housing finance system by consumers and protection of consumers: evaluation by Law of Consumer Protection, monetary and capital market institutions and their functions in housing finance system, economic impacts of housing finance system, discussions on role and future of real estate expertise in housing finance system.

805000715361 Economics and Management of Real Estate

Concepts and scopes, historical background of real estate, the concept and scope of real estate in the Turkish Legal System, supply of real estate: supply and characteristics of urban land, parcel and housing, rural real estate supply and characteristics, commercial building and timeshares and their characteristics, demand of real estate and the demand estimation, rural and urban real estate markets and their characteristics, interaction between real estate money and capital markets, market data and regulation of the market, real estate management, management of building, commercial building and timeshares and their managers, professional management of real estates: duties, legal responsibilities, and problems, analysis of real estate investments: investment principles, investment strategy, assessment of worth, finance and taxation, assumptions, equity and after tax returns, risk analysis, management types, main real estate development organizations, real estate ownership and evaluation of foreigners real estate purchasing from the economic, social and political viewpoint.

805000715441 Economic Evaluation in Construction and Cost Management

Construction area, cost and production costs, interest rate and cost of capital, time value of money, discounting, calculations of economic equivalence, inflation and investment decisions, economic valuations of building investments, investment decisions under risk and uncertainties, renewal analysis, expected-value, decision trees, methods used under uncertainty, payoff matrix, Laplace, maximin and maximax rules, Hurwitz criterion, phases of construction projects and cost information needed for decisions in these phases, cost management in construction firms: structure of cost estimation, types, methods, profit analysis and risks, analysis of unit costs and prices, control of project cost in construction firms and variance analysis as a tool of cost control, cost management by owners, investment costs and annual costs, estimating costs after completion of design and contracting documents, final detailed estimates, estimating costs in early stages of design, estimating costs in planning stage of the project, cost control in design and construction process by owner, quantitative analysis approaches: decision theory, types of decisions, marginal analysis, inventory models, importance of inventory control and inventory decisions, supply model, production model, linear programming models and solution techniques, analytical hierarchy method.

805000715431 Strategic Planning and Management

Strategic planning methods, analysis of project location: location selection techniques, spatial analysis, demand analysis for real estate, market research models, competition analysis, SWOT analysis, target customers, project mix, highest and best use and facility requirement programming techniques, shareholders and risk analysis, examples from residence, shopping center and industrial sectors, cost analysis and cost estimation techniques in real estate development projects, considering the facilities as assets to be managed as portfolio, real estate project appraisal techniques, life cycle costs of facilities, feasibility studies and sensitivity analysis, financing of real estate projects, new financing techniques and models, private finance initiatives in urban and rural development projects, partnerships of private and public sectors for real estate development projects and related financial analyses, discussion of application projects regarding office, hotel, and recreation facilities.

805000715301 Real Estate Finance

Basic concepts and approaches, terminology of real estate finance, methods of financial analysis for real estate investment, money and capital markets, institutions and capital resources, fund supply and demand, financial markets: risks and returns, modern portfolio management theory and applications to real estate markets, credit resources in real estate markets: national and international credit, cost, profitability relationships, long-term housing finance system, finance of land investments and land development investments, real estate evaluation procedures and functions in terms of finance, cash flow analysis, computer modeling, credit investment and bargaining forms, feasibility studies, finance of individual projects in different cities and land use and computerized numerical analysis, performance measurement and evaluation, real estate market problems, case studies.

805000715461 Real Estate Tax Legislation and Real Estate Investment Trust

Taxation techniques and main principles (tax subject, tax payers, tax assessment, notification, collection, classification and essential features), essential tax legislation, main concepts and general provisions, real estate sales and construction income, tax advantages related to real estate (investment allowance, revaluation, increase in cost value, renovation fund, advantages of investment incentives, tax exemption of real estate sales), value-added tax (VAT) and fee, taxation of real estate renting income, property taxation, inheritance tax, taxation of real estate investment trust, valuation articles of Tax Procedure Law and taxation of foreigners, case studies on taxation of real estate, institutions of real estate investment trusts, roles of real estate investment trusts in Turkey and in the world financial markets, mortgage markets and real estate investment trusts, futures of real estate investment trust and their alternative organization structures.

805000715711 Urban and Environmental Geology

General geology and engineering geology, definition and scope of geology, place of geology in urban and regional planning and real estate development, definition of rocks and soil grounds, classification in terms of engineering and impact on planning and site selection, evaluation of geological and engineering geology maps in real estate development, engineering geology and physical environment in planning of settlements, geology, morphology and settlement plan, geological problems and readjustment of area, geomorphological elements and readjustment of area, geomorphologic processes affecting land use, surface water and readjustment of settlement, planning, choosing new settlement areas and engineering geology problems affecting real estate development processes (flooding, landslides, slope stability problems, rippability, becoming arid and abrasion, pollution, coastal problems and risks, volcanic activities, liquidation, earthquake, etc.).

805000715481 Facility and Resource Management Principles and Practices

Sustainable facility management principles, approaches and major application areas in public and private enterprises with an interdisciplinary point of view focusing on market potential and development trend for facility management, strategic and operational planning of assets as well as analysis of facility investments, building costs and construction costs: financial analysis regarding portfolio and budget management, risk of facility investments, financial resources, effective use of resources, comparison of resources in terms of cost and risk, determination of appropriate resources and capital structure, International Facility Management Association (IFMA) standards, International Property Measurement Standards (IPMS) and other standards regarding facility management, analysis, approaches and practices of Turkish facility management legislation including real estate and construction sites, collective structures (residences), shopping and business centers, offices, factories and warehousing areas (including logistics), education and health institutions, multi-purpose real estates, clubs and sports complexes, elderly care facilities, ports and railway stations, agricultural enterprises and forests, to have study experience on selected project examples and facility management approaches of institutions, evaluation of the structure and development trends of facility management businesses in Turkey, the IFMA standards and analysis of practices in Turkey: legal aspects of real estate and facility management, duties and authorities, traditional managerial and management approaches, modern management approaches and sustainability analyses, evaluation of successful facility management examples, environmental and social responsibilities of facility and resource managers and assessment of new approaches.

805000715571 Evaluation of Sustainable Development Policies

Fundamental concepts and change, environmental protection approaches and their relation with economic thoughts, environmental protection until 1950s and after 1950s, sustainability and sustainable development approach: historical background of the concept, consideration at national and international levels, sustainability and World Conservation Strategy in 1980, Brundland Commission Report and sustainability, objectives and criteria of sustainable development, sustainability at local, regional, and national levels, integration of the sustainable development concept to economic policies, sustainability in the international level and its impacts on world trade, country case studies: legal regulations and impacts of their implementations, integration of sustainable development approaches to agriculture, industry and services sectors policies in Turkey, cities, development and sustainability, land resources, settlements, housing and sustainability, investments (including foreign investments) and sustainability, and analysis of sustainability with selected case studies.

Master's Program Without Thesis Elective Courses

MASTER’S PROGRAM WITHOUT THESIS ELECTIVE COURSES

805002725401 Turkish Cities and Their Historical Developments

Development of settlements in historical era, historical background of Anatolian settlements, developments and evaluation of general characteristics of Turkish cities: characteristics and development trends of selected cities, their design and planning principles, structure of cities, relationships between natural and artificial elements and traditional characters of Turkish cities, settlements in Anatolian-Turkish culture, urban culture, traditional settlements, properties of urban fabric in period of Principalities (11th C.), Seljukid period, period of Principalities (14th C.), Ottoman period and Republic Periods, today’s cities: design principles, city formation and legal and administrative aspects, evaluation of data and clues obtained from historical evolution in actual uses, settlement in Anatolia from prehistoric ages to republic period with special emphasis on Turkish periods and transformation of built environment.

805002725421 Valuation of Environment and Environmental Impact Assessment

Terms of economic values: use and non-use values and their measurements, valuing of environmental assets (resources/goods) and damages, valuation methods: methods based on market and non-market, income approaches, other valuation methods and their implementations/approaches in Turkey, impact assessment: description of the economic, social and environmental impacts of activities and their assessment, environmental impact assessment process: stages, descriptions of impacts, assessment of alternatives, impact mitigation approaches, assessment of the impacts, analysis of the costs and benefits, environmental (social) cost-benefit analysis, cost effectiveness, risk assessment, strategic environmental assessments, post project analysis, discussions on standard forms and scope of environmental impact statement, analysis of case studies.

805002725481 Rural and Urban Sociology

Scope and concept, historical development process, basic features of rural and urban areas, similarities and dissimilarities, reasons of differences between rural and urban areas, basic features of rural area and characteristics of people living in rural areas, socio-economic and cultural changes in rural area, culture, socializing, social groups, organizations, gender and society dynamics and factors affecting them, demographic characteristics in rural areas, managerial statute of villages, village law, managerial units of villages, settlement pattern in rural area and factors affecting it, household structure in rural area, labor force usage, types of family, urbanization and migration, etymological analysis of the city, formation of cities: evolution and basic characteristics, criteria used in definition of city and causes of urbanization: before industrial revolution and features of industrial city, urbanization: urbanization process and social cost in Turkey, approaches that are undertaking urban development with the dark age perspective, systematical theories of city, approaches analyzing city within capital formation: modernism, post-modernism and city, urbanization-anomie-alienation relation.

805002725511 Marketing of Real Estate and Marketing Management

Concept of marketing and marketing in real estate sector, market analysis and market researches, real estate development process, product development in real estate development, strategic planning and marketing (market segmentation, targeting, positioning), marketing mix (product, price, place, promotion), preparation of marketing budget, implementation and control (budget, measuring, planning and budget revisions), customer relationship management (CRM) in real estate development (customer stages, customer satisfaction and loyalty), sales management and practices in real estate development, critical factors in national, regional, and local real estate markets that determine development opportunities, fluctuations in economy and trade, regional and urban growth trends, restructuring of urban space, commercial and industrial location theories and demographic analysis and projection techniques, marketing costs and margins, marketing organizations, investigations on case studies in marketing and marketing management in real estate sector.

805002725531 Insurance and Risk Management

Definitions and scope, functions, classifications of insurance: life insurance and non-life insurances and their characteristics (social and private insurances), theory of risks: definitions and classifications of risks, insurability of risks, risks and uncertainty in real estate markets: economic, natural and social risks and uncertainties, measurement of risks, risk and uncertainty management in building market: tools and their impacts, natural disaster insurances: scope of the contract, insured risks (earthquake, flood, terrors, etc), principles of compensation and reinsurance, risk attitudes of individuals: modeling of risk attitudes, adverse selection and moral hazards, risk transfer, insurance mathematics: insurance amount, premium price, premium/loss relations, theory of loss and techniques of loss assessments, organization of loss assessment, problems of over insurance and low value insurance, economic and institutional aspects of insurance, state and disaster insurance systems, financing of insurance, implementations of natural disaster insurance in the world, development stages, problems and their solutions in the field of natural disaster insurance development in Turkey.

805002725581 The Disaster Management

Types of disasters and disaster cycle, disaster risks and damage probabilities, disaster preparedness and mitigation activities, fundamental principles of integrated disaster management, central systems of disaster management, planning of natural disaster response, search and rescue activities, damage assessment and temporary housing activities, role of NGOs and coordination of international aid efforts, legislation on disasters, capacity building and organizational development, seismic hazards and damage relations, meteorological disasters and early warning systems, terror, industry and transportation accidents, disaster risk assessment in settlements, earthquake hazard and building audit system, ground surveys and Microzoning studies, reduction of non-structural risks, utilization of information technologies and early damage assessment systems, creating disaster awareness and enhancing community participation, disaster management in Turkey: significance and impacts of disasters, outlining hazard probabilities of earthquakes and other disasters, authorised organizations and their activities, civil organizations in fight against disasters and creating community awareness, problems and solutions.

805002725631 Human Resources Management

Basic concepts and definitions in human resources management, principles of human resource management, process – principles for human behavior, aspects of personal development and motivation, personal development, communication, leadership, group dynamics, field work, conflict management, personnel training methods, personnel assessment, performance management, career planning, new paradigms and approaches in human resource management, strategic human resource management, importance of human resource management in real estate sector, case studies.

805002725661 The Case Studies of Urban Development Planning

Development planning process, development planning principles, development planning praxis and legislation, development planning praxis and judgment, analysis of specific court cases, analysis of case studies and selected projects: expropriation and readjustment (Development Law No. 3194, Article 18), general discussion and fundamental strategies for urban developments.

805002725841 Water Resources Economics and Management (3,0,0) 3

Global water potentials and future, water resources according to continents and analysis of Turkey’s status, water supply from viewpoint of engineering and economics, water demand: characteristics, elasticity and demand functions, characteristics of Turkey’s water catchments areas and forms of water use, economic analysis of water used based on usage forms (primary and secondary water usage), water use management: common property, state and private ownership, models/approaches, coordination’s between private and public institutions, central and local institutions and their functions, water development investments and development trends in Turkey, analysis and appraisal of water resources development investments/projects, drought and its impacts, climate change and its impacts, efficient use of water resources: economic aspects of water supply, saving in consumptions, recycling/reuse of wastewater, and treatment of salt water, transboundary water resources and their problems: approaches, impacts and the analysis of Turkey’s positions, valuation of water resources: groundwater and surface water resources, valuation methods for various forms of water resources (mineral water, spring water, groundwater, lakes and rivers etc.) and various forms of water use, implementation possibility of international valuation standards and the analysis of current implementations in Turkey (evaluation of legislation and judgments), costs and pricing in utilizations of water resources: capital costs and operational costs, pricing methods, and user associations, water markets and their process, water balance sheet and estimation methods, water transfer between water catchments and nations, basic principles of water trade and their implementations.

805002725851 Soil and Water Conservation

Introduction: physical and economic significance of erosion, social significance of erosion, soil-erosion research, terminology of erosion, development of watershed: concept for erosion, primary factors influencing soil erosion: water erosion, wind erosion, integrated site perspective, types of erosion: water erosion, wind erosion, links between wind and water erosion, mechanical movement of soil, erosion processes: basic principles of water and wind erosions, erosion-prediction technology: fundamentals of erosion-prediction technology, elements of erosion- model mathematics, sensitivity analysis, types of mathematical erosion models: regression models, index-based models, process-based models, dynamic models, steps in developing an erosion model: requirements, choosing a model, determining model parameters, developing equations, verifying and validating models, evaluating model, erosion measurement: reasons to measure erosion, types of erosion measurement, erosion-measurement practices, selected measurement techniques, evaluation of erosion measurement, erosion and sediment control: principles of erosion and sediment control, examples of water-erosion-control practices, control of concentrated-flow erosion, sediment control, wind-erosion control, land conservation: conservation programs, conservation planning, technical tools for conservation planning, local soil conservation planning for on-site erosion and sediment control, conservation planning by governmental units, lessons from Turkish soil conservation and land use laws and discussions on sample projects.

805002725861 Economics of Recreation and Nature Restoration

Basic concepts and scope, demand and supply of recreation: characteristics, elasticity, supply and demand functions, relationship between development process and recreation demand, management of recreation facilities and their implementations in Turkey, environmental valuations: basic principles, techniques, and their possibilities of implementation in Turkey, appraisal for recreation and nature restoration projects: measurements of costs and benefits, externalities, analysis of economic and environmental feasibility studies, analysis of examples: open spaces in urban areas, recreation facilities in forest areas, coastal zones, land restoration after mining, restoration of polluted land and other areas, basic principles and problems of nature restorations strategies in Turkey and discussions on future prospects.

805002725871 GIS and Watershed System Design

Introduction to watershed management: watershed term and reasons/objectives of a watershed management, hydrologic and watershed concepts, runoff modeling: the hydrologic cycle, water balance, climate and precipitation, soils and infiltration, interception and evapo-transpiration, groundwater, stream flow and runoff, use of GIS in watershed systems design, runoff modeling: estimating runoff, SCS CN method, rational method, Cooks method, watershed characterization techniques, GIS spatial analysis, soil erosion estimation, revised universal soil loss equation (RUSLE), watershed delineation using GIS, non-point source pollution and GIS spatial analysis, agricultural management systems, soil and water assessment tool and models, watershed organizations: land use planning and zoning, soils, crop, livestock, the design and implementation of improved farming systems, resource analysis and mapping, management decisions, land management issues: soil conservation, restoration and rehabilitation, alternative farming systems, alternative grazing systems, social and economic systems.

805002725431 Land Use Policy and Land Use Planning

Aims and scope, basic economic and technical characteristics of land resources, land use areas and land conservation, land management: rural and urban land management strategies, organizations structure and competent authorities, analysis of basic legal regulations, land use planning and its implementations, basic concepts and procedures of land evaluation and land use planning, environmental consideration in land use planning, land classification methods, data sources for land evaluation including GIS and remote sensing, modeling, economic land evaluation, risk and uncertainty analysis, sustainable land resources management, usage-conservation linkages, analysis of land supply and use in agricultural regions in Turkey.

805002725651 The Legal, Administrative and Economic Aspects of the Urban Regeneration in Turkey

Conceptual framework, fundamental concepts and approaches on urban regeneration, theoretical development of urban regeneration, urban areas subject to transformation (industrial regions, urban centers, slums), discussion on legal aspects (laws and regulations), administrative aspects (authorities/institutions), discussion on economic aspects, case studies on urban transformation, analysis of case studies, general evaluation and discussions on fundamental strategies for Turkish cities.