Ecology and Technology


Application and Acceptance Principle

(1) To be eligible for application to the doctoral programme, the candidates should hold an undergraduate (Bachelor’s) or a graduate (Master’s) degree, a ten year medicine, dentistry and veterinary faculty degree excepting the preparatory year, pharmeceutics and science faculty undergraduate or graduate degree or a laboratory field proficiency based on Ministry of Health regulations. The applicants should also hold a minimum of 55 in the Selection Examination for Academic Personnel and Graduate Studies (ALES) in the field they apply to. Instead of ALES score, candidates may choose to submit the scores of other internationally accepted examinations whose validity and equivalency are determined by the University Senate. For those who hold an undergraduate degree, a minimum of 70 in ALES in the field they apply to is required. (2) The final admission score for PhD applications is determined as the total sum of %10 of grade point average (GPA), %50 of the ALES standard grade, %40 of the grade received in the entrance examination, which is conducted by a jury determined by the Institute administration, for those with a graduate degree. For an applicant to be admitted, the grade should be a minimum of 70. The final grades are arranged from the highest to the lowest score and a number of applicants as per the announcement is admitted. However, in PhD admissions, a minimum of 55 in ÜDS or an equivalent in an examination accepted by the Inter-University Council is required; for foreign applicants, a minimum of 55 in ÜDS of one of English, French or German languages (which should be different from their mother language) or an equivalent in an examination accepted by the Inter-University Council is required. The University Senate has the right to increase these minimum requirements.  

The Recognition of Prior Education

A student who has successfully completed at least one semester in a comparable doctoral programme at another accredited institution is eligible as a lateral transfer. Lateral transfers are generally admitted after being evaluated on a case by case basis and upon the decision of the administration of the Department and the Graduate School. 

Duration of Study

Full time

The Profile of The Programme

Education and Training Methods

Teaching Methods

Teaching methods are determined so as to improve skills, such as teaching-learning strategies, self-discipline, life-long learning, observation, sharing knowledge, presentation, critical thinking, teamwork, effective use of informatics.

Moreover, the choice of teaching methods pays heed to supporting students with different skills. The teaching methods used in the program are listed below*:

TEACHING METHODS*

LEARNING ACTIVITIES

MEANS

Course

Listening and interpretation

Standard classroom technologies, multimedia devices, projector, computer, overhead projector

Discussion Course

Listening and interpretation, observation/situation handling, critical thinking, question development

Standard classroom technologies, multimedia devices, projector, computer, overhead projector

Special Support / Structural Examples

Special skills planned beforehand

 

Playing a Role / Drama

Special skills planned beforehand

Standard classroom technologies, special equipment

Problem Solving

Special skills planned beforehand

 

Case Study

Special skills planned beforehand

 

Brainstorming

Listening and interpretation, observation/situation handling, critical thinking, question development, team work

Standard classroom technologies, multimedia devices, projector, computer, overhead projector

Small Group Discussion

Listening and interpretation, observation/situation handling, critical thinking, question development

Standard classroom technologies, multimedia devices, projector, computer, overhead projector

Presentation

Listening and interpretation, observation/situation handling

Real or virtual environment suitable for observation

Simulation

Listening and interpretation, observation/situation handling, informatics skills

Real or virtual environment suitable for observation

Seminar

Research – lifelong learning, writing, reading, informatics, listening and interpretation, management skills

Standard classroom technologies, multimedia devices, projector, computer, overhead projector, special equipment

Group Study

Research – lifelong learning, writing, reading, informatics, critical thinking, question development, management skills, team work

 

Field / Land Study

Observation / situation handling, research – lifelong learning, writing, reading

 

Laboratory

Observation/situation handling, informatics, management skills, team work

Special equipment

Homework

Research – lifelong learning, writing, reading, Informatics

Internet database, library database, e-mail

Oral Exam

 

 

Survey and Questionnaire Study

Research – lifelong learning, writing, reading

 

Panel

Listening and interpretation, observation/situation handling

Standard classroom technologies, multimedia devices, projector, computer, overhead projector, special equipment

Guest Speaker

Listening and interpretation, observation/situation handling

Standard classroom technologies, multimedia devices, projector, computer, overhead projector, special equipment

Student Club Activity / Projects

Observation/situation handling, critical thinking, question development, team work, research – lifelong learning, writing, reading, management skills, special skills planned beforehand

 

 

*One or more of the listed methods can be used depending on the specificity of the course. 

 

Vertical Transfer to Higher Level Programmes

Upon graduation, the PhD holders can apply for an academic position in higher education institutions at home and abroad or specialist positions in state institution research centres.

Assessment and Evaluation

 

For a student to have successfully completed the master programme, the GPA should be at least 75.

 Grades

The grading system to evaluate the student performance is signified by the values in the chart below. For each course students are graded by letters. Letter grades, coefficients and ratios are as follows:

 

 

Grade

Letter Grade

Local Grade

Status

90-100

AA

4.00

Pass

85-89

BA

3.50

Pass

80-84

BB

3.00

Pass

75-79

CB

2.50

Pass

65-74

CC

2

Fail

0-64

FF

0

Fail

 

The Level of Degree

Graduate (Doctoral Degree).

Rules to Earn The Degree:

(1) The aim of the doctoral programme is to form specialists able to embark on independent research and to access, evaluate and develop knowledge in order to contribute substantially to their academic or professional fields through teaching, research, or professional practice. (2) The thesis which will be prepared at the end of the doctorate must contain at least one of the features below: a) to provide innovation in science; b) to develop new scientific methods; and c) to apply methods which are systemic and accredited in a particular field of study. (3) The doctoral programme consists of a minimum of 7 courses, overall no less than 21 credits, one seminar, a proficiency examination, thesis proposal and the preparation of a thesis for students with a graduate degree; for students with an undergraduate degree, 14 courses with an overall 42 credits, two seminars, a proficiency examination, and thesis proposal and the preparation of a thesis. (4) The graduate courses can be selected from other higher education institutions on Department suggestion and Senate approval. (5) Undergraduate courses cannot be counted into course workload and PhD credits. (6) Doctoral programmes can be designed as integrated domestic and international programmes. These PhD programmes are conducted according to the suggestions by the University and Higher Technology Institute, the opinions of the academic staff and researcher education councils, and the regulations of the Council of Higher Education. (7) The time period for completion of the doctorate is 8 semesters for students with a graduate (Master’s) degree and 10 semesters for those with an undergraduate (Bachelor’s) degree. (8) The maximum time period for completion of the required credits in the PhD programme is 4 semesters for students with a graduate degree and 6 semesters for those with an undergraduate degree.

Employment Opportunities for Graduates

Graduation Conditions

Requirements for graduation are as stated in “Principles Regarding the Post graduate Degree” part.