Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering MEF University
Civil Engineering Program at MEF University is designed to provide basic undergraduate education with an emphasis on a strong foundation in mathematics, sciences and engineering skills required to analyze and design civil engineering structures. It is aimed to inspire students and prepare them for successful civil engineering careers and for lifelong learning. The program is developed to emphasize the fundamentals of civil engineering principles and design techniques and also humanities and social sciences, and management. The program enables students to take elective courses to focus on the concentration areas such as structural engineering, geotechnical engineering or construction management. The program emphasizes the importance of personal and professional ethics, business and management leadership. The summer practice or internship during sophomore and junior years will give students the chance to familiarize them with civil engineering applications.
The program has been prepared to satisfy ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) and ENAEE (European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Education) criteria.
The graduates of the Civil Engineering Program can start working in consulting and design offices or at construction sites in urbanization, urban renewal, and civil infrastructure projects going on throughout Turkey and also in some neighboring countries. Some of the graduates can continue to study for advanced degrees to get into research and development projects.
B.Sc. in Civil Engineering Objectives
The objective of Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Program at MEF University is to educate graduates to successfully follow their professional career objectives in civil engineering and/or in related fields. This will be achieved by preparing them with a strong foundation in mathematics, sciences and engineering skills required to analyze and design civil engineering structures. The graduates will be prepared to demonstrate understanding societal, global, environmental, and sustainability issues related to civil engineering with effective communication, teamwork, leadership, and entrepreneurial skills.
Civil Engineering Program Educational Objectives
In order to accomplish the mission, the department identified the following list of educational objectives for the undergraduate program:
1. Graduates will advance in their careers in civil engineering by demonstrating technical proficiency, communication skills, responsible citizenship, leadership, and ethical behavior.
2. Graduates will make progress towards obtaining professional registration, special licensing, or certification.
3. Graduates will pursue life-long learning to become modern problem solvers with consideration to global, economic, environmental and social impact.
1. A skill to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
2. A skill to design and conduct experiments, in addition to analyze and interpret data.
3. A skill to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.
4. A skill to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
5. A skill to describe, formulate and solve engineering problems.
6. An understanding of professional and ethical obligation.
7. A skill to communicate effectively.
8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context.
9. Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
10. Knowledge of contemporary issues.
11. A skill to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
Course Plan and Prerequisites
The program has been prepared to satisfy ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) and ENAEE (European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Education) criteria. It also satisfies the national criteria of MÜDEK (Association for Evaluation and Accreditation of Engineering Programs).
All civil engineering students must work as an intern in order to understand the professional work environments, application of the knowledge gained in school to practice and gain access to such environments. A total of 8-week long summer practice shall be equally partitioned; the first 4-week period is expected to be completed at the end of the sophomore (2nd) year, the second 4-week period is expected to be completed at the end of the junior(3rd) year.
How to Apply?
- Applicants need to be graduates of high school equivalent to Turkish high schools, or in the last year of such a high school. Applicants who have not yet received their high school diploma may only get a conditional acceptance.
- Prospective students may apply with an acceptable high school diploma (those in the last year of high school, with their transcript), international diploma (such as IB, Abitur etc), national high school exit/university entrance examination score, or with an international university entrance examination score (such as SAT, GCE, ACT). The full list of acceptable diplomas/examination and their minimum scores are available on the university’s website.
Applicants should complete the online application form. Applicants need to attach the following documents:
- Copy of the identity information page of their passport
- Passport style (portrait) photograph
- High school diploma (if available)
- High school transcript
- Any recognized high school exit/university entrance examination score result, if available
- Proof of English proficiency, if available
- Statement of motivation
MEF University is an English medium university. All programs apart from Law are 100% in English. The Law program is 30% in English.
Students need to demonstrate their English proficiency before beginning in academic programs. The level of English proficiency required is equivalent to TOEFL iBT 80. Only internationally or nationally recognized examinations are accepted as proof of proficiency. The recognized examinations and their equivalences are as follows:
- TOEFL iBT: 80
- P.T.E. Academic: 67, CAE: C, CPE: C
- U.D.S., K.P.D.S., Y.D.S. (Turkish governmental examinations): 65
Applicants, who do not have acceptable proof of English proficiency at the time of application or university enrollment, sit the MEF University English Language Placement and Proficiency Examination. Students who do not pass the Proficiency Examination will need to study in the MEF University English Language Preparatory Program until they meet the required level.
Applicants to the Law program who are not native Turkish speakers or graduates of Turkish medium high school are required to present proof of Turkish language proficiency (TÖMER C).
- The acceptance decisions are given to the applicants meeting the application criteria based on the relative merit of applications. Applicants are informed about their acceptance decision and a scholarship offer and asked to confirm their intention to enroll with a payment of a deposit of USD 250 on the university’s bank account. The deposit is counted towards the first semester’s tuition fee but is non-refundable in case of non-enrolment. After payment of the deposit, an official letter of acceptance is issued. Accepted students are solely responsible for their student visa applications.
Accepted students will make their university enrolment during the dates announced by the university on its website. The following documents are required for university enrollment:
- Original of high school diploma and its notarized Turkish translation if it is not issued in Turkish or English
- High School Diploma Equivalency Certificate from the Turkish Ministry of Education (or Educational Attaché of Turkish Consulate)
- Original of high school transcript
- Original scorecard of test scores (high school exit/university entrance) used to support the application, if any
- Photocopies of the applicant's passport identification information page and the page containing student visa. The student visa is compulsory for all international students. It can be obtained from a Turkish Consulate in the applicant's home country by presenting the letter of acceptance.
- Photocopy of the first seven pages of the Residence Permit (obtained from the Bureau of Foreign Residence)
- 4 passport size (4.5 x 6 cm) photos (taken in the last 6 months, clearly identifying the person)
- Receipt of tuition fee payment
- Original scorecard of recognized language proficiency exam (if available)
Applicants who fail to complete the enrolment process within the announced dates or to provide the required documents, forfeit their right to study at MEF University.