PhD in ARCHITECTURE
- Name of the PhD study program In English: Philosophy of Doctorate in Architecture.
- 1. Learning objectives of the doctoral study " Design in Architecture, the development of strategies and models to approach different topics of implementation and theory; " Reconsiderations of the recent research topics, like the dynamic experience of space, sense of environment, memory of cities, illusion, identity, aesthetic and ethic; " Interdisciplinary questions that arise from the relationship between man and the environment; critical assessment of the city and the links between space, culture, politics, economics etc.; understanding, interpreting, and commenting on, the connection of architecture with other disciplines; " Development of new design strategies in relation to education in architectural design and the past generations of architectural design knowledge; " Generating ideas and thoughts on future challenges with regard to housing and residential areas. " Knowledge and information obtained in theory is to be translated into architectural practice. 2.2. Thematic Study " Architecture, Design, Theory, Criticism and Current Evaluation " City/Culture and Architecture " Architectural approach, aesthetical approach, perception in architecture, image, meaning and identity " Human sciences in architecture and studies with psychological content " Space, Language, Meaning, Form " Advanced design studies- Architecture and Technology " Studies on communication technology options in architectural design " Architectural Designs and implementation problems " Education in Architectural Design " Current issues in Housing " Urban environmental studies: Environment-behavior theories, quality " Sustainability in Architecture, Ecology " Special Topics in Urban Planning and Design.
- General elements of the doctoral study program Epoka University Doctoral Program in Architecture (ARCH-PhD Program) is the highest level offered by the Department of Architecture. ARCH-PhD Program in Architecture is necessary for the formation of academicians in various fields of research in Architecture. The capability of perception of problems in the field of architectural sciences from different perspectives, the ability to generate different alternative solution to these problems and at the same time to give instruction in these areas by being based on the human sciences, social sciences and the natural ones in order to be able to suggest even interdisciplinary research and the research of this nature, emphasis on principles of research in the fields of architecture as a principle and as direct or indirect application; these and the instruction on diversity of research; approach and methods of use of these architectural research intend the basic purpose of ARCH-PhD Program in Architecture. The Ph.D. program is a "Doctorate Program with Thesis". During the first year of Ph.D. it requires to complete 8 courses (60 ECTS / 24 American credits) and during next two years thesis work or final dissertation (120 ECTS) should be submitted in total of 180 ECTS. The Ph.D. program will be completed at least in three academic years that will be divided into six terms. Where there are obligatory reasons, this period can be extended to twelve semesters with prior permission and/or acceptance from scientific committee.