We are very pleased that you are interested in spending your semester(s) abroad at the Department of Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering (NAME) at Yildiz Technical University (YTU) in Istanbul, Turkey.


It is noteworthy that the courses offered at the department in BSc, MSc & PhD levels are taught in English or Turkish depending on classes selected by the students.


For example, Research Project, Yacht Design Project, Ship Design Project, Ship Auxiliary Design Project, Ship Main Engine Design Project and finally Graduation Thesis are available in English. Furthermore, some core courses such as Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics, etc are taught in English.


(For the courses that will be taught in English in 2018-19 Fall semester please click)


As a part of the Bologna Process and in the European Higher Education Area YTU uses ECTS credit system since 2013.  Detailed information on the overall courses taught at the department can be inquired in the YTU Bologna Information System. YTU has an active EU Office to coordinate all coming and/or leaving staff, student and personal exchange under ERASMUS Exchange Program.


In the Erasmus+ program, it is possible to study at YTU for one or two semesters. The only requirement is that your home university must have a cooperation agreement with our department. Therefore, if there is not any inter-institutional agreement between your department and our department of NAME and if you are interested in to come and study at the department you only need to apply to your departmental coordinator or our departmental coordinator via to make offers between the institutions. 


Currently, the department of NAME has 12 inter-institutional agreements in 9 countries as listed below table.

Inter-Institutional Agreements






University Of Liege                 


Dept. of Naval Architecture  & Marine Engineering, Inland Navigation  & Maritime Transport System Analysis




Ecole Centrale De Nantes


Laboratory of Hydrodynamics, Energetics, Atmopsheric Environment




University of Duisburg-Essen


Ship Technology  & Transport Systems




Kiel University of Applied Sciences


Shipbuilding  & Maritime Technology




Technical University of Berlin


Dynamics of Maritime Systems




National Technical University of Athens


School of Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering




University of Naples Federico II


Department of Electrical Engineering   & Information Technologies,

 Department of Industrial Engineering




Gdansk University of Technology


Faculty of Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering




West Pomerian University of Technology


Faculty of Maritime Technology & Transport




University of  A Coruna


College of Maritime & Naval Machines


United Kingdom


Strathclyde University


Department of Naval Architecture & Ocean and Marine Engineering


Georgia           Batumi State             Maritime Academy        Batumi State Maritime Academy


The details on the agreements can be found at (  





Department of Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering was founded in 1967 as the Marine Engineering division of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Starting from 1982 the Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering was formed to give Naval Architect and Marine Engineers. The department was linked to the Naval Architecture and Maritime Faculty in 2009. The department educates qualified engineers for the rapidly evolving maritime industry and on this way accomplishes the needed innovative work. Feeling that the time requires quality and accreditation in education and training in order to compete in world scale the department was accredited in 2011 by Association for Evaluation and Accreditation of Engineering Programs (MÜDEK) authorized by ENAEE to award EUR-ACE Label. The academic structure of the department has been configured with 21 professors specialized on wide range of areas of expertise and 25 research assistants with MSc & PhD degrees. The numbers of students at the department are 800 in BSc, 80 in MSc and 30 in PhD levels. The number of BSc graduates of the department reached 2000.



Yildiz Technical University is one of the ten government universities situated in İstanbul besides being the 3rd oldest university of Turkey with its history dating back to 1911.It is regarded as one of the best universities in the country as well. Our university has 10 Faculties, 2 Institutes, the Vocational School of Higher Education, the Vocational School for National Palaces and Historical Buildings, the Vocational School for Foreign Languages and more than 45,000 students. The university mission is to create a university which pioneers education, scientific research, technological development and artistic work aimed at the progress of society and the increase of the quality of life within an understanding of national and international solidarity; and educates creative, enterprising, questioning and ethical students equipped with universal values, who constantly renew themselves, aim for lifelong learning and are capable of analysis and synthesis.

Please visit the next link to get more informed about the university (



The City of Istanbul

Here, you can find just a few official web sites that introduce the city of Istanbul in detail with cultural, touristic and historical perspective.


Students from non-EU countries also may come to the department. For details please visit the website of Foreign Students Office


You may write directly to for further explanations and personal inquiries.

We wish you a very nice and fruitful stay at the department of NAME at YTU.