Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
714002102009ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGElective245
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The main objective of this course is to contribute students to their identification on documentation techniques by sketches, standard views used in archaeological drawing, three-dimensional architectural perspective and profile drawings of various building elements. The course aims to provide participants to concisely and clearly transform an idea into physical form.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Doç. Dr. Hüseyin Cevizoğlu
Learning Outcomes
11. To be able to attain the ability of improving critical and analytical thinking
22. To be able to perceive the methods used in archaeological drawings and to apply them to the drawings
33. To be able to give basic information in order to use them for drawing by computer programs
44. To be able to draw architectural elements
55. To be able to define and interpret architectural elements in terms of their form and stylistic features
66. To be able to register and make analysis about architectural elements found in archaeological excavations
77. To be able to get informed about the architectural element during their training and study on the importance of architectural element during the process of mechanical drawing skills
88. To be able to combine theory and practice in the drawing process
9To be able to create and develop confidence, responsibility and critical thinking, and to participate appropriately in teamwork
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
To participate in a team of an archaeological exploration, and to get informed about the rules of architectural and technical drawings in the widest sense including three-dimensional representations.
Course Contents
The architectural drawing skill is a very important step in the course of an excavation or in a survey in order to understand the function of the architectural buildings and complexes. The course aims the students to provide a common perspective about the definition of sketches, size and scale; standard views (floor plan, elevation, cross section, and architectural perspective and detail drawings).
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
1Introduction to architectural drawing Meeting with the students. Examining and definition of the course intents.
2Determining fundamentals of drafting techniques; selections and use of standards and instrumentsThe presentation of the lecturer; discussion
3Fundamentals of drafting techniques for perspective drawings and sectioningThe presentation of the lecturer; discussion
4Preparation of three-dimensioned scaled and dimensioned drawingsLaboratory; applied Course
5Classical orders in Greek architecture and functions of the architectural elements Laboratory; applied Course
6Working drawings: Vertical support elements. Visually distinctive elements: base, shaft, capitalLaboratory; applied Course
7Working drawings: Review of drafting techniques leading to preparation of preliminary architectural drawingsLaboratory; applied Course
8Mid-term examExamination of the students’ working drawings
9Uppermost elements supported by columnsThe presentation of the lecturer; discussion
10Working drawings: GableLaboratory; applied Course
11Working drawings: Uppermost elements supported by columnsLaboratory; applied Course
12Architectural planning, surveying and drawing-upLaboratory; applied Course
13Practice in architectural surveying and drawing-up Laboratory; applied Course
14Working drawings: SectioningLaboratory; applied Course
15Evaluations of the drawing courses and checking the working drawings about surveying, drawing-upLaboratory; applied Course
16Final exam: General evaluationExamination of the students’ working drawings
Recommended or Required Reading
Vitruvius (çev.: S. Güven), Mimarlık Üzerine On Kitap, Mimarlığın Uluslararası Kaynakları 2, (İstanbul 1990). A. Schmidt - Colinet, G. A. Plattner, Antike Architektur und Bauornamentik (Wien 2004). B. Fletcher, A History of Architecture (London 1975). D. S. Robertson, A Handbook of Greek and Roman Architecture (1929). T. Hölscher, Klassische Archäologie. Grundwissen (Darmstadt 2002). Ch. Höcker, Metzler Lexicon antiker Architektur. Sachen und Begriffe (Stuttgart 2008). F. Ebert, Fachausdrücke des griechischen Bauhandwerks I: Der Tempel (1910). M. Wheeler, Moderne Archäologie. Methoden und Technik der Ausgrabung (Hamburg 1960). J. Summerson, Die klassische Sprache der Architektur (Aus dem Englischen übersetzt von W. Koenigs) (1983). A. Neuburger, Die Technik des Altertums (1919/1996).
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures13339
Individual Study for Homework Problems12224
Individual Study for Mid term Examination12121
Individual Study for Final Examination12020
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
LO1  3  4    
LO2  44      
LO3  44      
LO4   4      
LO6  4 3     
LO7 3      4 
LO84   3     
LO9     44344
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
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