Approach to the Real Estate Sciences and Scope

Expertise in real estate development is a rapidly developing new field of study or profession. In the graduate programs at the Department, it is aimed for the participants, besides presenting the possibility of a new and dynamic career in the field of valuation of real estate, to gain analysis and strategy development form the aspect of different sector players like real estate planners, owners, investors, financiers, business owners and users. Graduate education and research priorities and topics are as follows:

  • real estate valuation (appraisal) techniques and practices,
  • business valuation,
  • valuation of historical and cultural assets,
  • real estate project development and project appraisal,
  • real estate project management and supervision,
  • the principles of real estate and investment analysis,
  • real estate investment and financing,
  • development of the secondary market of real estate financing, and real estate-backed securities and organization,
  • real estate marketing and marketing management,
  • real estate marketing, investment and sales consultancy,
  • real estate information systems and value maps,
  • development planning implementations (the value of land-based regulation), land and housing policies,
  • real estate, development, construction and contract laws and its applications,
  • land consolidation, land economics, management and policies,
  • land use planning and protection – use policies,
  • system design and management of the watershed,
  • the privatization of public enterprises and public real property management,
  • the acquisition of land for investment projects, land acquisition and resettlement policies and practices,
  • real estate management and real estate management training and professional markets (commercial real estate, site, holiday village, health and education facilities, co-operative management),
  • credit rating studies,
  • economic and financial crimes investigation of the taxation of immovable properties,
  • risk management and insurance activities in real estate and construction.

Ankara University has opened graduate programs in order to share its knowledge related to real estate development issues with professionals and experts, working actively in the real estate industry and to strengthen the research in the development of real estate and the capacity of human resources. Graduate programs aim to educate industry leaders and researchers choosing real estate sciences as the area of expertise, having a comprehensive and versatile education.

The students, who are eligible for enrollment in graduate real estate development programs at Ankara University and graduate, are provided the opportunity to understand the issues around the real estate sector and to plan a career. Graduate programs allow them to understand real property in detail, to develop in-depth expertise, and through project works and summer internships, to gain work experience. The connection between theory and experience in the sector is a permanent priority of the programs. Students on real-world case studies and projects, working with academic staff, attempt to understand the real estate principles and seek to achieve solutions that are based on facts. Internship opportunities that take place during the summer offers the opportunity of the integration of what is learned in the classroom with the real-world experience and to learn from industry professionals.

Currently, in the department, around 900 students that have received bachelor’s degree from a total of 16 different branches continue education activities. Upon successful completion of the preparatory program, the students have the opportunity to choose primarily the compulsory program courses, then elective courses appropriate to the field of study, and then if deemed appropriate, to select courses from outside of the program, not exceeding 6 credit.

Thesis master’s programs are expected to be completed within 4 and non-thesis master’s programs are expected to be completed within 3 semesters, excluding the preparation program. Except the academic preparation program, minimum of 21 credit courses are required to be taken in order to graduate from the thesis program and a minimum of 35 credits in order to graduate (11 courses and one semester project) from the non-thesis program. In both master’s programs, extra courses in addition to the courses required to be taken by each student (the scientific preparatory program and the compulsory courses) can be given by the adviser and the Board of Directors.

In the doctoral program, except the preparatory class, a minimum of 28 credit courses must be taken and 1 seminar must be presented, then the thesis should be prepared in original quality. In the fields of study mentioned above, the opportunity of studying and researching with domestic and foreign experts for post-doctoral research is also offered.