Chairperson’s Welcome

Welcome to the home of the Civil Engineering Department at Izmir Institute of Technology!

The department was officially established in 1992 and it is making a substantial progress since year 2000. Currently, we have 15 faculty members in four areas of specialization:

  • Water Resources Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Structural Engineering

Our undergraduate program has started in 2011 – 2012 academic year and we had our first graduates – Class of 2016 – last year.

The Department currently offers M.Sc and Ph.D. degree Graduate Program in Civil Engineering. The education in our Department is completely in English, as it is the case for the whole University.

Our Department is dedicated to progress and to educate innovative and team player civil engineers who have the ability to analyze and have the awareness for the nature, environment and society. We welcome everyone: students, faculty, engineers working in industry and state organizations, and others, who wish to join us. Our mission is to train engineers who can creatively apply their knowledge. We place special attention on making the information technology be an integral part of the teaching and learning processes. We carefully and continually assess what we want our graduates to know at the time of graduation and also at the end of each course.

Research funding in the Department has doubled in the last couple of years. Faculty members have secured almost half million dollars in research funding. The objective of our research program is to find effective solutions to the problems currently faced by the profession and then to predict the issues that may challenge the profession in the future. In the process, we are educating individuals who are equipped to effectively respond to such challenges.

I hope the information contained herein provide you some sort of insight. Please navigate our department’s web site to learn more about the department. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Best regards,

Prof.Dr. Cemalettin DÖNMEZ

Departmental Chair of Civil Engineering

Izmir Institute of Technology