Turkey: Yildiz Technical University

Yildiz Technical University is one of the seven government universities situated in Istanbul, and besides it is 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. The university has 10 faculties, 2 institutes, the Vocational School of Higher Education, the Vocational School for National Palaces and Historical Buildings, and the Vocational School for Foreign Languages. Subsequently it has more than 25,000 students.  The University's vision statement is “To become one of the most-preferred world universities with our education, research and cultural environment”. The University has three campuses: Yildiz (main) Campus (126,000 m²), Davutpasa Campus (1,258,190 m²) and Ayazaga Campus (15,091 m²).

General Information

The stages the university has passed through in its distinguished past are outlined below. The first name was given as Kondüktör Mekteb-i Âlisi/ The Conductors (Technicians) School of Higher Education (1911-1922). The school’s name was changed to Nafia Fen Mektebi/School of Public Works in 1922 and the duration of education was increased to 2,5 years in 1926 and 3 years in 1931. The university was renamed as The Istanbul Technical School between 1937 and 1969. During this period, the school had a 2-year program for technical officers and a 4-year program for engineering. To that time buildings were created which are still in use today. The school was established as an autonomous higher education and research institution at 1969. The Istanbul State Engineering, Architectural Academy, affiliated schools of engineering, the related faculties and departments of the Kocaeli State Engineering, the  Architecture Academy and the Kocaeli Vocational School were merged to form Yıldız University in 1982. In 1992 the university was renamed in Yildiz Technical University. The Engineering Faculty was divided into four faculties (Electrical Electronics, Construction, Mechanical and Chemical-Metallurgy) and restructured and it also included the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences within its organization.

Yildiz Technical University is linked internationally with the European Universities, International Association of Universities, the Erasmus and Socrates Exchange Programmes, and the Black Sea Universities Network.


Faculties are

  • Architecture,
  • Art and Design,
  • Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering,
  • Civil Engineering,
  • Economics and Administrative Sciences,
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering,
  • Mechanical Engineering,
  • Letters and Natural Sciences,
  • Educational Sciences, and
  • Faculty of Naval Architecture and Maritime.


It has also double major, transfer, and day and night classes, a summer school, and 6 technology centres.

Yildiz Technical University

Yıldız Technical University has several student facilities. These are

  • Accomodation,
  • Library Services,
  • The Student Counselling centre,
  • Health Centre, Sport Facilities,
  • Restaurants and Cafeterias,
  • Computer Market,
  • Translation Centre,
  • Bookstore,
  • Post-Office,
  • Movie Theatre,
  • Bank,
  • Course Centre,
  • Hair dressers, and
  • 34 student clubs.

Department of Control and Automation Engineering

The Department of Control and Automation Engineering was established in 1993 as a “Sub-Department of Control and Command Systems” within the “Faculty of Electrical-Electronics, Department of Electrical Engineering”. The department has carried out control and automation engineering education since 2008, under the name of “Department of Control and Automation Engineering”. And thanks to the projects developed, the doctoral students, the industry collaborators as well as the teaching staff joined us. The academic staff consists of 1 full professor, 3 associate professors, 5 assistant professors, and 12 research assistants. The Department of Control and Automation Engineering has 8 laboratories in the field of control and automation.

Offered Course Studies

Control and Automation Engineering (Bachelor/4 years)


  • Phoenix Industrial Automation Lab,
  • Omron Automation Technologies Lab,
  • Siemens Automation Technologies Lab,
  • Control System Design Lab,
  • Robotic Technologies Lab,
  • Analog and Digital Electronics Lab,
  • Microcontroller Lab,
  • Schneider Networking Lab, and
  • HIMA Functional Safety Lab.

Contact and Further Links

Prof. Dr. Galip Cansever

Dr. Levent Ucun

Onur Akbati

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