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Faculty of Engineering was founded in 1976-1977 academic year as “Denizli Architecture and Engineering Academy” using a part of a local building that belonged to Turkish Ministry of Education in the city of Denizli. At the time, it only had Mechanical and Civil engineering departments. In 1979, it moved to its own building at Camlik neighborhood by purchasing the land and the building of former private Camlik High School.

 

   In 1982, with the founding of Dokuz Eylul University (DEU) in the city of Izmir, Denizli Architecture and Engineering Academy was acquired by DEU to be part of their Faculty of Engineering as Denizli Faculty of Engineering. Due to insufficient space availability at Camlik Campus, the management acquired a 1 million square meters land at Kinikli region as a second campus area. In 1990, a new building at Kinikli campus was built specifically for civil engineering department while the mechanical engineering department and the dean’s office stayed in Camlik campus. This arrangement continued until 1992 when Pamukkale University was founded in the city of Denizli. DEU Denizli Faculty of Engineering then became Pamukkale University (PAU) Faculty of Engineering. In 2006-2007 academic year, except for the civil and geological engineering departments, the entire school including the Dean’s office moved to its new building in Kinikli Campus. Civil and geological engineering departments still operate in their original building in Kinikli campus.

 

   In addition to Civil and Mechanical Engineering Departments originally existed, the faculty added Geological Engineering in 1994-1995 academic year, Food Engineering Department, Textile Engineering Department and  Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department in 1995-1996 academic year,  Computer Engineering Department in 2003-2004 academic year, Industrial Engineering Department in 2004-2005 academic year and Environmental Engineering Department in 2008-2009 academic year as starting admissions to undergraduate studies. Mechanical, Civil, Electrical and Electronics, Food and Geological Engineering Departments also offer undergraduate degrees through evening school in addition to regular program. Every department has a Master of Science program and Mechanical, Civil, Geological, Food and Electrical and Electronics Engineering Departments offer a Doctoral program.