Meteorological Engineering Department aims to educate engineers who can work using the most advanced technologies on weather analysis and prediction, climate change, air pollution, solar and wind energy, hydrology, agricultural meteorology, and atmospheric physics, etc. and is the “first” department in the field of atmospheric sciences and meteorological engineering in Turkey.
Every year 70 students are admitted to the department through OSYM (National Student Measuring, Selection and Placement Center), and the graduates receive the title of Meteorological Engineer. Also, students can apply for a Double Major Program in other engineering departments at ITU and graduate with a second diploma as long as they meet the necessary conditions. Moreover, students can spend a term/year of their education at a European university within the scope of ERASMUS and similar programs within the Socrates Program of EU Education and Youth Programs.
Meteorological Engineering Department has been established as a part of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in 1953, and it is a part of Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics since 1983. Department also provides graduate and doctorate education under the Institute of Science Engineering and Technology, Atmospheric Sciences Program. The academic staff consists of 11 professors, 3 associate professors, 2 assistant professors, 1 lecturer, 2 doctor research assistants, and 11 research assistants. Faculty members regularly work as visiting professors and researchers at the world's leading universities every year.
As an attractive center of excellence sought internationally in the fields of education and research, understanding, explaining, and predicting the atmosphere, atmospheric systems, and events occurring in the atmosphere is the main objective of the department. The main goal is to carry out research activities at a level that will compete in the international arena at all levels of theoretical and applied atmospheric sciences and technology and to encourage interdisciplinary studies.
The department is in close relationship and cooperation with national and international organizations. The curriculum was arranged according to the accreditation criteria of the American Meteorological Association (AMS), together with the needs of Turkey.
ITU Meteorological Engineering Undergraduate Program has been accredited by the ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) in 2011.