Looking the engineering education in ITU : a hundred-years apart

Vural, Hande and Barutçu, Burak and Çökelez, Aytekin; (2022) Looking the engineering education in ITU : a hundred-years apart. In: Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium for Engineering Education. University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. ISBN 9781914241208

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Almost a century ago engineering became a non-military branch in Turkey with the establishment of the Engineering School/Mühendis Mekteb-i Âlisi and Mehmed Refik Fenmen was the first headmaster. Mehmed Refik endeavoured to teach technical issues to the public as a science communicator and he tried to bring a new education style. He wrote some new lecture books for physics classes and found an experimental museum to support the lectures. There are many details he has done in his time with following his footprints in the institutional records of İTU. Also, these revolutionary acts in those times’ education make present-day people surprised. The purpose of this study is to compare the engineering education in İTU in the times of Mehmed Refik, 1910-12, and recent times. There is various education running in 29 engineering departments, hence Mehmed Refik was an electrical engineer, this study focused on electrical and electronics engineering education to show more precise results. This study shows how engineering education a century apart changed. What have we benefited from in the history of engineering education and what we may hange today?

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