Evaluation of Buildings and Building Physics Master's Thesis in Architectural Education in Turkey

Aydın Ö., İsmailoğlu S., Akkan A., Şanlı E.

GAZI UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF SCIENCE, vol.35, no.1, pp.1-12, 2022 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.35378/gujs.843574
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aerospace Database, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), Communication Abstracts, Compendex, Metadex, Civil Engineering Abstracts, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-12
  • Keywords: Architectural education, Master's thesis, Bibliometric analysis, Content analysis, Building physics
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


The study aims to create a resource by scanning the data on Masters theses on construction and building physics under the department of architecture in universities in Turkey between 2000 and 2018. The study is important because there are currently no printed and digital literature reviews on this subject available. The sampling of the study consists of Master’s theses from the department of architecture in the HEC National Thesis Center system. In the study, were examined 850 accessible Master's theses on the topic of construction and building physics from the departments of architecture of universities in Turkey. The language, year, city, university, title, method, and keywords of the theses were evaluated using a bibliometric and content analysis method. In this context, the study aims to create a source for the research and to guide the selection of methods and topics. It was observed that the subjects addressed in the theses from the construction technology department in architecture at a graduate education level vary depending on the developing technology and needs, and studies on energy and acoustics have increased.