Sample Course Plans

Sample Course Plans

• Sample course plans are designed as a supplementary course planning guide.

• The sample course plans provided are examples only and do not reflect all of the course planning options available to students. Likewise, all the courses listed on these plans may not be offered in the semester.

• The semester based sample course plans can be found on

• Students should refer to these plans to fill in their learning agreements. If you need to make any alterations to the courses you selected on your application, please do not forget to complete changes section of the learning agreement after classes start. 


Checking the Course Plans / Curriculum

When selecting courses, there are several factors that must be taken into account:

• First, choose courses that correspond to the level at which you were accepted at YTU (bachelor, master, PhD).

• Second, select courses from the department you will be enrolled in YTU and courses that correspond to your level of experience with the subject matter.

• Third, make sure the the course is included in the plan of the semester you will make your mobility (fall or spring).


To see the course plans of the departments:

• Go to

• Check the section "Information on the programmes' and click on your study cycle: bachelor/master/doctorate.

• Click on the programme title.

• On the opening page, you will see the sample course programme, prepared on a semester basis.

• If you will study at YTU in the fall semester, you should choose among the courses listed for the fall semester.

• If you will study at YTU in the spring semester, you should choose among the courses listed for the spring semester.

• Exchange students may choose courses offered in all years regardless of the year of study at the home university as long as they meet the prerequisites.

• There is a bunch of electives in the course plans. Keep in mind the fact that electives may not be offered every year. Try not to include the electives in your learning agreement. You can add the electives after the semester begins and you know for sure which ones will be offered.

• To check the elective course lists scroll down curriculum the page.

• If you choose any electives, make sure they coresspond to the numbers regarding the semesters stated in the sample plan.



• Prerequisites are courses that must be taken prior to enrolment in a particular course. The prerequisite system is in place to ensure that students have the appropriate knowledge base for a course.

• Prerequisites, if associated with a course, are listed on the course description page on Also, you see a checked box in the "requirement' column on the curriculum page on and when you put your cursor on the box, it appears.

• By utilizing the course description pages you must determine if you have the necessary academic foundation.


Course Description Page

• The course description pages on open when you click on the course code.

• Some course descriptions are more detailed than others but the basic information is always included for all courses, which are listed in the catalogue.

• Make sure that you have read the course description carefully. In cases of doubt or you need specific information about a course, you can always contact the course coordinator or the instructor(s) for help and advice. Click on the names to see the contact information of the professors.


Semester Information

• For some courses, the field “semester information” on states "Fall, Spring." This means that the course may be offered either only in the fall semester or only in the spring semester. Sometimes the course may be offered in both semesters.


Language of Instruction

• YTU does not require language certificates. However, the expected level for students to follow classes in English or Turkish is at least B1/B2.

• If the field “language of instruction” on states "Turkish, English," this means that the course may be offered either only in Turkish or only in English or in both languages. You can only be sure of the language by checking the list of the confirmed courses which will be announced right before the course registration period.

• Not all departments offer courses taught in English regularly. While there are some departments that offer courses in English and a few degrees taught entirely in English, the language of instruction at YTU is mainly Turkish.

• Here you can see the language of instruction of the departments:


Course Codes

Course codes are composed of:

· 3 letters: abbreviation of the name of the department offering the course: Course Code Guide

· 4 numbers: indicating the levels (bachelor: 1000-4000, master: 5000, doctorate: 6000)

For example, MAT1051 is a first year and MAT2042 is a second year bachelor course. MAT5064 is a master and MAT6037 is a doctorate course.