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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.
First Year
CodeCourse TitleECTS H+T+L C/E Lang.
First semester
FIZ1001Physics-I53+0+1CompulsoryTurkish
HRT1001.52+0+0CompulsoryTurkish
HRT1007Surveying-I52+1+0CompulsoryTurkish
KIM1010Basic Chemistry53+0+1CompulsoryTurkish
MAT1011Mathematics - I54+0+0CompulsoryTurkish
TDB1001Turkish Language - I22+0+0CompulsoryTurkish
YDB1001English - I33+0+0CompulsoryTurkish
First Semester Total :3019+1+2
Second semester
FIZ1002Physics II53+0+1CompulsoryTurkish
HRT1006.53+0+0CompulsoryTurkish
HRT1008SURVEYING-II52+1+0CompulsoryTurkish
HRT1010.52+1+0CompulsoryTurkish
MAT1008Mathematics - II54+0+0CompulsoryTurkish
TDB1000Turkish Language - II22+0+0CompulsoryTurkish
YDB1002English - II33+0+0CompulsoryTurkish
Second Semester Total :3019+2+1
YEAR TOTAL :60
Second Year
CodeCourse TitleECTS H+T+L C/E Lang.
First semester
HRT2011.32+1+0CompulsoryTurkish
HRT2013.32+1+0CompulsoryTurkish
HRT2017.33+0+0CompulsoryTurkish
HRT2029.33+0+0CompulsoryTurkish
HRT2033Height Surveying32+1+0CompulsoryTurkish
HRT2035.54+0+0CompulsoryTurkish
HRT2037.22+0+0CompulsoryTurkish
Elective-142+0+0ElectiveTurkish
Elective-242+0+0ElectiveTurkish
Elective Courses
BIY2019.42+0+0ElectiveTurkish
HRT2001.42+0+0ElectiveTurkish
HRT2003.42+0+0ElectiveTurkish
HRT2007.42+0+0ElectiveTurkish
HRT2009Industrial Mathematics42+0+0ElectiveTurkish
HRT2021.Plate Tectonics42+0+0ElectiveTurkish
HRT2023Fundamentals of Remote Sensing42+0+0ElectiveTurkish
HRT2025ELECTRONIC SURVEYING42+0+0ElectiveTurkish
First Semester Total :3022+3+0
Second semester
HRT2008Field application41+3+0CompulsoryTurkish
HRT2012.32+1+0CompulsoryTurkish
HRT2016.32+1+0CompulsoryTurkish
HRT2018Digital Image Processing22+0+0CompulsoryTurkish
HRT2038Jeodezik Ölçmeler32+1+0CompulsoryTurkish
MAT2020.54+0+0CompulsoryTurkish
SBP2014.22+0+0CompulsoryTurkish
Elective-142+0+0ElectiveTurkish
Elective-242+0+0ElectiveTurkish
Elective Courses
HRT2020.42+0+0ElectiveTurkish
HRT2024.42+0+0ElectiveTurkish
HRT2026Hydrographic Surveying42+0+0ElectiveTurkish
HRT2028Introduction to Remote Sensing42+0+0ElectiveTurkish
HRT2030.42+0+0ElectiveTurkish
HRT2032.Earthquake Geology42+0+0ElectiveTurkish
HRT2034SOIL MECHANICS42+0+0ElectiveTurkish
HRT2036environmental chemistry42+0+0ElectiveTurkish
Second Semester Total :3019+6+0
YEAR TOTAL :60
Third Year
CodeCourse TitleECTS H+T+L C/E Lang.
First semester
HRT3001.42+1+0CompulsoryTurkish
HRT3005.42+1+0CompulsoryTurkish
HRT3009Remote Sensing42+1+0CompulsoryTurkish
HRT3013.42+1+0CompulsoryTurkish
HRT3015.42+1+0CompulsoryTurkish
HRT3019.22+0+0CompulsoryTurkish
Elective-142+0+0ElectiveTurkish
Elective-242+0+0ElectiveTurkish
Elective Courses
HRT3021.42+0+0ElectiveTurkish
HRT3023Cadastral Applications42+0+0ElectiveTurkish
HRT3025.42+0+0ElectiveTurkish
HRT3027.42+0+0ElectiveTurkish
HRT3029.42+0+0ElectiveTurkish
HRT3031.COASTAL AND PORT STRUCTURES42+0+0ElectiveTurkish
HRT3033BULDING SCIENCE42+0+0ElectiveTurkish
HRT3035.42+0+0ElectiveTurkish
First Semester Total :3016+5+0
Second semester
HRT3002.32+1+0CompulsoryTurkish
HRT3006.32+1+0CompulsoryTurkish
HRT3008.42+1+0CompulsoryTurkish
HRT3012.32+1+0CompulsoryTurkish
HRT3014.32+1+0CompulsoryTurkish
HRT3016.22+0+0CompulsoryTurkish
Elective-142+0+0ElectiveTurkish
Elective-242+0+0ElectiveTurkish
Elective-342+0+0ElectiveTurkish
Elective Courses
HRT3010Coordinate Systems42+0+0ElectiveTurkish
HRT3018.42+0+0ElectiveTurkish
HRT3020Digital Photogrammetry42+0+0ElectiveTurkish
HRT3022.42+0+0ElectiveTurkish
HRT3024.42+0+0ElectiveTurkish
HRT3026.42+0+0ElectiveTurkish
HRT3028.42+0+0ElectiveTurkish
HRT3030.42+0+0ElectiveTurkish
HRT3032.42+0+0ElectiveTurkish
HRT3034.42+0+0ElectiveTurkish
HRT3036Title Deed Aplications42+0+0ElectiveTurkish
HRT3038.42+0+0ElectiveTurkish
HRT3040.42+0+0ElectiveTurkish
Second Semester Total :3018+5+0
YEAR TOTAL :60
Fourth Year
CodeCourse TitleECTS H+T+L C/E Lang.
First semester
GEOM405.geographical Information Systems43+1+0CompulsoryEnglish
GEOM407Satellite Geodesy32+1+0CompulsoryEnglish
GEOM409Engineering Surveying42+1+0CompulsoryTurkish
GEOM427Remote Sensing32+1+0CompulsoryEnglish
HRT 429Design Profect41+2+0CompulsoryTurkish
MSL 401Professional Training - I40+2+0CompulsoryTurkish
Elective-142+0+0ElectiveTurkish
Elective-242+0+0ElectiveTurkish
Elective Courses
SEC 421PHYSICAL GEODESY42+0+0ElectiveTurkish
SEC 423GEODETIC NETWORKS42+0+0ElectiveTurkish
SEC 425GEOID AND VERTICAL DATUM42+0+0ElectiveTurkish
SEC 427Design of Geodetic Networks42+0+0ElectiveTurkish
SEC 431Analysis of Deformation Networks42+0+0ElectiveTurkish
SEC 433History of Geodesy42+0+0ElectiveTurkish
SEC 435Application Issues in Land Management42+0+0ElectiveTurkish
SEC 437Zoning Plan implementations and environment42+0+0ElectiveTurkish
SEC 439Land Valuation42+0+0ElectiveTurkish
SEC 441.Expertise On Professional Implementation42+0+0ElectiveTurkish
First Semester Total :3014+8+0
Second semester
HRT 406Engineering Ethic32+0+0CompulsoryTurkish
HRT 432Worker Health And Work Safety42+0+0CompulsoryTurkish
ISL 402Labour Law32+0+0CompulsoryTurkish
MSL 402Professional Training - II40+2+0CompulsoryTurkish
TEZ 400Final Project80+6+0CompulsoryTurkish
Elective-142+0+0ElectiveTurkish
Elective-242+0+0ElectiveTurkish
Elective Courses
SEC 422.42+0+0ElectiveTurkish
SEC 424Infrastructure cadastre 42+0+0ElectiveTurkish
SEC 426Zoning Implementations in Built Up Areas42+0+0ElectiveTurkish
SEC 428Land Compensation Technique42+0+0ElectiveTurkish
SEC 430.Cadastral Data and Its Implementation42+0+0ElectiveTurkish
SEC 436City İnformation Systems42+0+0ElectiveTurkish
SEC 438Geodetic Instruments42+0+0ElectiveTurkish
SEC 440Special Topics in Height Determination42+0+0ElectiveTurkish
SEC 442Mining Surveying42+0+0ElectiveTurkish
SEC 448GPS Applications42+0+0ElectiveTurkish
SEC 450Uses for GPS42+0+0ElectiveTurkish
Second Semester Total :3010+8+0
YEAR TOTAL :60