Our dual diploma program is an undergraduate program for Turkish students in which the participants spend half of their education at a campus of the State University of New York (SUNY) and half at a Turkish university.
The University at Buffalo (UB) partnered with Istanbul Technical University (ITU) in 2003 to implement a dual diploma program offering undergraduate degrees in civil engineering and environmental engineering, with the first cohort graduating in 2008. While the environmental engineering dual diploma program is no longer accepting new students, the civil engineering dual diploma program continues to enroll new students each year.
Turkish students are placed into the dual diploma programs according to their placement score from the national university entrance exam (ÖSYS). The placement score is a combination of the student’s high school GPA and exam score in the relevant subject category. For more information, visit www.osym.gov.tr.
UB civil engineering students who are interested in studying abroad at ITU for a semester have the opportunity to do so during their junior year. The junior year curriculum at ITU closely mirrors the courses offered at UB. Therefore, students can pursue a semester of study at ITU and remain on track to complete their UB civil engineering curriculum. For more information, see the ITU program on the UB Study Abroad website.
Program flowsheets show the required courses by semester.
The latest course information can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog.
In this handbook, you will find the requirements for graduation, a list of the most important academic policies, tips for academic success at UB, and advice for overcoming academic problems.
This handbook provides incoming and current ITU-UB students with suggestions from other current and former ITU-UB students on how to navigate living in Buffalo. This handbook has suggestions on how to succeed academically, and offers advice on how to have a rewarding social life.
Dr. Steven Shaw
Dual Diploma Program Coordinator
17 Capen Hall
Dr. Christine Human
Academic Advisor for Dual Diploma Program/Undergraduate Director
242 Ketter Hall/ 412-O Bonner Hall
Ms. Éva McGovern
Undergraduate Academic Coordinator
212 Ketter Hall