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Foundation  
Turkish universities. The department accepted its first students in 1968/69 academic year and commenced education in the Chemistry Department building. In 1969, the Department was renamed to "Institute of Geodesy", and the 80 students that enrolled the department in the first two years studied for 5 years and graduated with an MSc Eng degree as "Harita Yüksek Mühendisi" (literally "Map High Engineer"). In 1970, the institution was made a 4 year, undergraduate degree awarding department, and it was renamed back to "Department of Geodesy". In 1973, the department was renamed to "Department of Geodesy and Photogrammetry" and made part of the newly established Faculty of Earth Sciences. All of the students that have enrolled in 1973 or after, graduated with a Bachelor's Degree as "Harita Mühendisi" ("Map Engineer") after a 4 year long undergraduate education. In 1974, with the initiation of Prof. Dr. Erdoğan Özbenli, the Department Head, the Graduate education section of Department of Geodesy and Photogrammetry was established. This was the first graduate department in KTU. The Department of Geodesy and Photogrammetry was moved to its newly made, own building in 1975. With the 1982 YÖK (Higher Education Council of Turkey) law, the Faculty of Engineering-Architecture was established in KTU and the department was renamed to "Department of Geodesy and Photogrammetry Engineering" and made part of the Faculty of Engineering-Architecture. In 2001, the English Prepatory Class was established for undergraduate freshmen, and since then at least 30% of the undergraduate courses have been conducted in English. In 2005, the Faculty of Engineering-Architecture split in two, the Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Architecture. The Department of Geodesy and Photogrammetry Engineering joined the Faculty of Engineering. In 2009, YÖK changed the name of the department to "Department of Geomatics Engineering".
Qualification Awarded  
Students who successfully complete the program (240 credits) with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 out of 4.00, who also successfully complete the vocational internship, are awarded a Bachelor's Degree in Geomatics Engineering.
Level of Qualification:  First Cycle Degree  
Mode of Study:  Full Time
Admission & Registration Requirements  
1 - A high school (or equivalent) diploma 2 - A sufficient score from the relevant exam administered by ÖSYM (ÖSS for Turkish citizens, YÖS for international applicants)3 - Sufficient level of English skills (TOEFL 500/IELTS 6/passing the university administered English exemption exam/English Prepatory school)
Recognition of Prior Learning  
In Turkish Higher Education Institutions, including most departments of Karadeniz Technical University, the process for recognition of prior training is still at its beginning stage. However, at the beginning of every semester, two exemption exams are administered, one for English language, one for computer skills.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations  
Students who successfully complete their 4 academic year (8 semesters) long academic program and also the vocational internship earn their Bachelor of Science degree.

Students who have completed at least the first two year portion of their academic program, and who do not want to continue with their studies, can, at their request, get an Associate degree.
Profile of the Programme  
KTU Geomatics Engineering Department is the first of its kind in Turkey. It was established (then as the Department of Geodesy) to satisfy the need for engineers and technical personnel in one of the most important sectors in the country. The Geomatics Engineering has great importance in Public Works projects, especially rural and urban planning projects. Geographic Information Systems, Global Positioning Systems, Remote Sensing have become recently as some of the important subjects in Geomatics Engineering. The Department has had always aimed to educate their students into professionals that can use the modern equipments and have expertise in subjects demanded by public and private sector like surveying, positioning, establishing and using information networks, stakeout surveying, real estate ownerships and relevant legal and technical framework. Our curriculum is devised and regularly updated to achieve this purpose.
Examination, Assessment and Grading Regulations  
For each class, students take a final exam, a midterm exam and complete a 'semester work' which can be a project, seminar, a short exam, homework assignments, or a second midterm. 50% of the final exam score (out of 100), 30% of the midterm score (out of 100) and 20% of the semester work (out of 100) are added to get the final grade. The final exam score of the student has to be at least 45 to not fail. The final grades are converted to final letter grades. At the end of each semester, students can take make-up examination to pass the courses they have failed. They can take at most two make-up exams.
Graduation Requirements  
Students who successfully complete the program (240 credits) with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 out of 4.00, who also successfully complete the senior project and the vocational internship, are awarded a Bachelor's Degree in Geomatics Engineering.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates  
Geomatics/Geodesy Engineers work in public and private institutions that create or make use of maps and map information. In private sector, they usually work in private Geodesy Engineer offices. In public sector, they usually work in several institutions under Ministry of Public Department and Settlement, like the General Directorate of Land Registry and Cadastral, Bank of Provinces, General directorate of highways, General Directorate of Disaster Affairs; in General Command of Mapping, Turkish State Railways, Housing Development Administration of Turkey, General Directorate for State Hydraulic Works, Turkish Electricity Authority, General Directorate of Mineral Research & Exploration, Turkish Petroleum Corporation, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, General Directorate of Agricultural Reform, Genoral Directorate of Forestry, and Municipalities around Turkey.
Access to Further Studies  
Students with a BS degree who have passed the ALES exam with a sufficient score and who have the required level English language skills can apply and join the department as graduate students.
Contact Information  
Postal Adress  KTÜ Mühendislik Fakültesi, Harita Mühendisliği Bölümü, 61080 / TRABZON
Phone          : 3772707
Fax              : 328 0918
E-Mail          : fkarsli@ktu.edu.tr
Web Adress : http://www.harita.ktu.edu.tr
Departmental Facilities : 
Geomatics Engineering Department has its own 3-story building which consists of two blocks. The offices of academic and administrative staff and faculty, the seminar room are in the Western block, whereas the 11 classrooms, the amphitheater, student study rooms, the student club rooms are in the Eastern block. In the building, there is also the Geodesy Museum, the Archive, the Library, and 6 laboratories. The laboratories are
? the GIS Lab,
? the Surveying Lab,
? the Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Lab,
? the Informatics Lab,
? the GPS Lab,
? the IVS Analysis Center;
and they have the most up-to-date equipments.