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Education at the Landscape Architecture Department started in the academic year of 1990-1991. First graduates of the Department received their degrees in 1994.
Qualification Awarded  
The students who have graduated from the Department of Geology is awarded with a Bachelor's degree in the field of LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE.
Level of Qualification:  First Cycle Degree  
Mode of Study:  Full Time
Admission & Registration Requirements  
1 - High school diploma,
2 - Obtaining the required grade from National University Entrance and Placement Exam (ÖSS),
3 - Placement certificate issued by the Student Selection and Placement Centre (OYS),
4 - English proficiency (500 from TOEFL / 6 from IELTS)
Recognition of Prior Learning  
Recognition of prior learning is at the beginning stage in the Turkish Higher Education System. Karadeniz Technical University and hence the Department of Landscape Architercture is no exception to this. However, exams of exemption are organised at the start of each term at the University for courses compulsory in the curriculum, such as Foreign Languages and Basic Computing. The students who have completed the learning process for these courses on his/her own or through other means, and believe that they have achieved the learning outcomes specified are given the right to take the exemption exam. The students who achieve a passing grade from these exams are held exempt from the related course in the curriculum, and this grade is entered into the transcript of the student.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations  
To be able to secure the bachelor's degree in the field of Landscape Architecture (and thus title of Landscape Architect) the students are required to
(a) have passed all courses in the curiculum with a grade of at least DC form the,
(b) have achieved a cumulative gross point average of at least 2.00 out of 4.00,
(c) completed the compulsory practical placement period of 60 days at least at two diferent places and had a passing grade for the reports prepared for these placements,
(d) prepared a graduation thesis, submitted and successfully defended with a passing grade.
Profile of the Programme  
The department aims at providing its students with a broad knowledge in all fields of landscape architecture, developing students' ability to determine and solve landscape architectural problems, educating students to have sufficient knowledge and experience on designing, planning and managing for space organizations in open and green areas regarding user requirements and demands.
Examination, Assessment and Grading Regulations  
The examination, assessment and grading regulations have been set up for the university by the University Senate and the Department of Landscape Architecture is bound by these regulations. Each course is assessed via a midterm exam, a second mid-term exam composed of quizzes, homeworks and assignments, and a final end-of-term exam, with contributions of 30%, 20% and 50% respectively. The marking is made out of 100. Grades of 81-100 is assigned a letter grade of AA, 76-80 BA, 70-75 BB, 60-69 CB, 50-59 CC, 45-49 DC, 40-44 DD, 30-39 FD and 0-29 FF. The AA is the highest grade and has a grade credit of 4.00, BA 3.5, BB 3.0, CB 2.5, CC 2.0, DC 1.5, DD 1.0, FD 0.5 and FF 0.0. Grades of AA to CC are pass, DD to FF fail, and DC is conditional pass and requires a CGPA of at least 2.0 for that term. The details given for each course in the programme include the detailed assessment methods together with a description of the second mid-term exam.
Graduation Requirements  
The graduation requirements for the Department of Landscape Architecture are the same as the qualification requirements and regulations. There is no additional requirement to secure the Bachelor's Degree provided that the students have passed all the courses in the curriculum with at least a DC grade, had a cumulative gross point average of at least 2.00 out of 4.00, and completed the compulsory practical placement period of 60 days and had a passing grade for the reports prepared for these placements.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates  
Every artificial product having and environment, in other words every building, needs a landscape design so that it could have functional and aesthetical completeness. That is why, landscape architects can be employed in both private and public sectors such as The Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Municipalities, Universities and Institutes. Apart from these, landscape architects can own their design offices and work for themselves or they can work for some companies.
Access to Further Studies  
The students who have successfully graduated from the department may apply to post graduate programmes in the field of Landscape Architecture here and in other universities, as well as other fields accepting student from the field of Landscape Architecture.
Contact Information  
Postal Adress  Karadeniz Teknik Üniversitesi Orman Fakültesi Peyzaj Mimarlığı Bölümü
Phone          : 3774050
Fax              : 325 7499
E-Mail          : cengiz@ktu.edu.tr
Web Adress : http://www.orman.ktu.edu.tr/pem/index.htm
Departmental Facilities : 
Department has the following studios and laboratories for both teaching and research: 1. computer laboratory with 50 students including technical equipments, 2. 4 students studios, 3, 2 seminar rooms, 4. 1 basic design studio