Program Information
The Department of Agricultural Structures and Irrigation consists of 2 Professors, 1 Associate Professor, 1 Assistant Professor, and 2 Research Assistant. The department offers undergraduate education to international students in the field of Agricultural Structures and Irrigation. Although there is a master's program in the Agricultural Structures and Irrigation Department, there is no doctoral program due to the insufficient number of faculty members. The faculty members of the department collaborate closely with public and private sector organizations working in their respective fields.
Freshwater resources available for humans and all living beings on Earth are very limited. There are over a billion people who cannot access this natural resource due to physical, political, and economic reasons. Preserving the diminishing and highly polluted water in its natural sources, managing irrigation operations according to standard norms, and facilitating access to water in irrigation services are among the top priorities of all countries and responsible international organizations. The economic, social, and ecological devastation caused by the diminishing and polluted water is increasingly being felt day by day.
In line with its mission, our Department of Agricultural Structures and Irrigation aims to provide solutions and recommendations for water scarcity issues in the Southeastern Anatolia Project (GAP) region, optimize the utilization of resources, improve water quality, participate in R&D projects related to water resource planning and management, and educate confident and well-equipped Agricultural Engineers who can keep up with technological advancements.
Agricultural Structures and Irrigation, which is an important specialization within Agricultural Engineering, sometimes referred to as Agricultural Construction Engineering, can be defined as the science of planning, designing, and constructing all necessary structures and facilities for creating an appropriate environmental condition in various stages of production, as well as protecting and developing soil and water resources. The program aims to educate highly skilled individuals who can solve problems related to irrigation and drainage, hydrology, meteorology, soil-water structures, agricultural structures, land consolidation, rural settlement planning, and environmental control, with long-lasting effects.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the program, students are expected to have:
  1. Theoretical and applied knowledge in basic sciences, basic engineering, and general agricultural engineering to obtain agricultural data, analyze, evaluate, report, and present them.
  2. Basic agricultural skills.
  3. Proficiency in the concepts and principles of the Agricultural Structures and Irrigation discipline in agricultural research and studies.
  4. Knowledge and skills at a level to address problems in the field of Agricultural Structures and Irrigation.
  5. Proficiency in hydrology to use water resources optimally without creating environmental issues.
  6. Conducting studies for the preservation and efficient use of water resources, critically analyzing the impact of agricultural practices on the environment.
  7. Awareness and consciousness in the scope of agricultural engineering regarding human health and well-being, environmental protection, occupational safety, social justice, quality culture, and preservation of cultural values within the framework of sustainable agriculture.
  8. Originality in designing and implementing irrigation projects.
  9. Sufficient knowledge in construction and project preparation and implementation for large/small agricultural facilities.
  10. Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  11. The ability to interpret water-related issues in Turkey and globally, and to develop policies in line with the requirements of the era.
  12. Effective use of basic information technologies in agriculture.
  13. Having a vision open to lifelong learning and self-improvement.
  14. Awareness of social, cultural, ethical, legal, professional, and ethical values.
  15. Equipped to question, investigate, and conduct research on problems, collect and analyze data, draw conclusions, present results, and report.



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