Civil Engineering

Application and Acceptance Principles

Those who have successfully completed their secondary education are eligible.

The Recognition of Prior Education

The process of recognition of prior education by Turkish higher education institutions is still in its incipient stage. Likewise, the recognition of prior education has neither been started nor implemented by all departments at Namik Kemal University. However, a proficiency exam is held at the beginning of each academic year regarding the compulsory Foreign Language Course which is to be offered in the curriculum of all departments. The students who have embarked on a self-learning period or acquired necessary skills in the course are eligible to enter this exam. Those who have successfully passed the exam are eligible not to take the course.

Duration of Study

Full Time

The Profile of The Programme

 Civil engineering is a basic engineering branch that brings together materials and technology in the best way. civil engineers plan and design transportation or hydraulic systems and structures, following construction and government standards, using design software and drawing tools. They Compute load and grade requirements, water flow rates, and material stress factors to determine design specifications.

Education and Training Methods

Teaching methods are determined so as to improve skills, such as teaching-learning strategies, self-discipline, life-long learning, observation, sharing knowledge, presentation, critical thinking, teamwork, effective use of informatics.

Moreover, the choice of teaching methods pays heed to supporting students with different skills. The teaching methods used in the program are listed below*: 





Listening and interpretation

Standard classroom technologies, multimedia devices, projector, computer, overhead projector

Discussion Course

Listening and interpretation, observation/situation handling, critical thinking, question development

Standard classroom technologies, multimedia devices, projector, computer, overhead projector

Special Support / Structural Examples

Special skills planned beforehand


Problem Solving

Special skills planned beforehand


Case Study

Special skills planned beforehand


Small Group Discussion

Listening and interpretation, observation/situation handling, critical thinking, question development

Standard classroom technologies, multimedia devices, projector, computer, overhead projector


Listening and interpretation, observation/situation handling

Real or virtual environment suitable for observation

Group Study

Research – lifelong learning, writing, reading, informatics, critical thinking, question development, management skills, team work


Field / Land Study

Observation / situation handling, research – lifelong learning, writing, reading



Observation/situation handling, informatics, management skills, team work

Special equipment


Research – lifelong learning, writing, reading, Informatics

Internet database, library database, e-mail

Oral Exam



Guest Speaker

Listening and interpretation, observation/situation handling

Standard classroom technologies, multimedia devices, projector, computer, overhead projector, special equipment

Student Club Activity / Projects

Observation/situation handling, critical thinking, question development, team work, research – lifelong learning, writing, reading, management skills, special skills planned beforehand


*One or more of the listed methods can be used depending on the specificity of the course. 

Vertical Transfer to Higher Level Programmes

Upon successful completion of their undergraduate programme of study, the students are encouraged to embark on advanced academic studies on the graduate level (master’s and doctoral) on condition of having received the required score in ALES exam and possessing sufficient knowledge of English or another foreign language.

Assessment and Evaluation

Students will take a minimum of one midterm examination. In addition to midterms, they will be assigned projects and homeworks whose deadlines will be specified at the beginning of the semester. At the end of each semester, the students are required to take a final examination. The course content, the requirements (midterm, project, assignment and final examination) and their contribution to the final grade is specified on the website. Student regulations and the final examination dates are determined by the university and final examinations take place as announced. The students are graded according to their midterm, project, assignment and final examination results.

The passing grade at Namık Kemal University is 60 out of 100. However, the grade of the final examination or the retake should be a minimum of 50. Exams are evaluated on a scale of 100. The final grade of a course is the sum total of %30 of the midterm grade and %70 of the final or the retake examination grades. However, the calculation of the final grade of a course can be determined and announced at the beginning of the semester by the Faculty/College Council as the sum total of ranging between %30 – %50 of the midterm examination and %50 – %70 of the final examination as long as the addition equals to a scale of 100. As a result of the calculation, if the value after the decimal is less than five, the grade is finalized by lowering it to the decimal value; if more than five, upgrading it to the next decimal value.

The regulations can be found on

Final and retake grades are submitted to the Student Affairs along with the evaluation criteria. The grades are announced on the student information system.





The grading system to evaluate the student performance is signified by the values in the chart below. For each course students are graded by letters. Letter grades, coefficients and ratios are as follows:



Letter Grade

Local Grade



































Students are required to retake the courses from which they received DD, FD or FF during the first oncoming semester in which these courses are offered.

Successful Students

Students who complete their associate or undergraduate degree with a grade point average of 3.00 – 3.49 graduate as honor students; 3.50 and above as high honor students. 

The Level of Degree

Undergraduate(Bachelors Degree)

Rules to Earn The Degree:

In order to earn The Degree , the students must satisfy all the principles and provisions of Namik Kemal University associate and undergraduate education requirements. Also, the students are required to complete a period of internship education as specified by the rules and principles. First, second and third grade students are required to complete their training course at the spring semesters.The total duration of the training course is 60 days. This period can be up to 20 days in office practice. The remaining days must be completed in the field.

Employment Opportunities for Graduates

 Civil engineers take part in each area of the development and construction of the countries. Civil engineers not only built the buildings. They can work during the construction of the bridges, dams, power stations, water treatment plant, etc.

Graduation Conditions

The students earn their academic degree on condition of successfully completing the required courses and compulsory internship education as contained in the Department curriculum. Following the registration at the University, the students embark on their first year of study. However, the students may also volunteer to enrol in a one-year Foreign Language Preparatory Course preceding their first year of study at the Department.