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Second Cycle Programmes (Master's Degree)

Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences - Plant Protection - Entomology - Second Cycle Programme with Thesis



General Description
History
Qualification Awarded
Level of Qualification
Second Cycle
Specific Admission Requirements
The applicants who hold a Bachelor's Degree and willing to enroll in the Master's programme may apply to the Directorate of the Graduate School with the documents: 1-Sufficient score (at least 55 out of 100) from the Academic Staff and Graduate Study Education Exam (ALES) conducted by Student Selection and Placement Center (OSYM) or GRE Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score equivalent to ALES score of 55. 2-English proficiency (at least 70 out of 100 from the Profiency Exam conducted by Ege University Foreign Language Department, or at least 50 out of 100 from ÜDS (University Language Examination conducted by OSYM) or TOEFL or IELTS score equivalent to UDS score of 50. The candidates fulfilling the criteria outlined above are invited to interwiev. The assessment for admission to masters programs is based on : 50% of ALES, 25% of academic success in the undergraduate programme (cumulative grade point average (CGPA) ) and 25% of interview grade. The required minimum interview grade is 50 out of 100. The candidates having an assessed score of 60 at least are accepted into the Master's programme. The results of the evaluation are announced by the Directorate of Graduate School.
Specific Arrangements For Recognition Of Prior Learning (Formal, Non-Formal and Informal)
The rules for recognition of formal prior learning are well defined. A student who is currently enrolled in a Master's Degree programme in the same discipline at another institution and has successfully completed at least one semester, upon submitting all required documents before the deadline, may transfer to the Master's Programme at EGE University upon the recommendation of the department administration and with the approval of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School. The decision taken will also include eligibility for exemption from some course requirements of the graduate program. Students who transfer from another university must be successful in the EGE University English Proficiency Exam or in an equivalent English examination. Recognition of prior non-formal and in-formal learning is at the beginning stage in Turkish Higher Education Institutions. Ege University is not an exception to this.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
The programme consists of a minimum of seven courses delivered within the graduate programme of the department and in related fields, one seminar course, and thesis, with a minimum of 21 local credits. The seminar course and thesis are non-credit and graded on a pass/fail basis. The duration of the programme is four semesters. The maximum period to complete course work in a masters program with thesis is 4 semesters. However, with the approval of their advisors, students can in subsequent semesters take additional departmental courses with or without credits. The total ECTS credits of the programme is 120 ECTS. A student may take undergraduate courses on the condition that the courses have not been taken during the undergraduate program. However, at most two of these courses may be counted to the Master's course load and credits. Students must register for thesis work and the Specialization Field course offered by his supervisor every semester following the semester, in which the supervisor is appointed. A student who has completed work on the thesis within the time period, must write a thesis, using the data collected, according to the specifications of the Graduate School Thesis Writing Guide. The thesis must be defended in front of a jury. The Master's thesis jury is appointed on the recommendations of the relevant Department Chairperson and with the approval of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School. The jury is composed of the thesis supervisor and 3 to 5 faculty members. Of the appointed jury members, up to one may be selected from another Department or another University. In case the jury consists of 3 members, the co-supervisor cannot be the jury member. A majority vote by the jury members determines the outcome of the thesis or examination. The vote can be for "acceptance", "rejection" or "correction". The Department Chairperson will inform the Director of the Graduate School, in writing, of the jury's decision within 3 days. To correct or change a thesis found incomplete and/or inadequate by the jury, the jury must specify in its report that such corrections are necessary. A student may be given, by a decision of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School, up to three months to complete the corrections. The student must then retake the thesis examination.
Profile of The Programme
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Access to Further Studies
Graduates who successfully completed the Master's Degree may apply to doctorate (third cycle) programmes in the same or in related disciplines.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
Graduation Requirements
Graduation requirements are explained in the section “Qualification Requirements and Regulations” .
Mode of Study (Full-Time, Part-Time, E-Learning )
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Key Learning Outcomes
1Revising his/her conceptual knowledge and gaining the ability of improving the acquired knowledge on entomology for further studies
2Being able to gain the ability of reading and interpreting national/international periodicals in the field of entomology
3Being able to use the theoretical and applied knowledge at the level of expertise, interpret it integrating with the information coming from different disciplines, and convey it to groups in and out of the field systematically
4Being able to conduct a research or a project requiring specialization independently, finding solutions, taking responsibility, developing new approaches for the problems confronted during applications.
5Being able to apply the knowledge concerning biosafety on agricultural production and public/environmental health
6Gaining the ability of evaluation of disease factors, methods used in weed control in agricultural production, chemical substances, biological factors and their alternatives in sustainable agriculture concept
7Possessing the abilities of planning a research on his/her own topic using quality and quantity data collection methods, maintaining scientific ethic framework and evaluating by choosing proper statistical methods.
8Being able to present the results of research and project by transforming it into a report/thesis and producing scientific publication out of them.

Key Programme Learning Outcomes - NQF for HE in Turkey
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KNOWLEDGE1
2
SKILLS1
2
3
COMPETENCES (Competence to Work Independently and Take Responsibility)1
2
3
COMPETENCES (Learning Competence)1
COMPETENCES (Communication and Social Competence)1
2
3
4
COMPETENCES (Field Specific Competence)1
2
3

Course Structure Diagram with Credits
T : Theoretical P: Practice L : Laboratory
1. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 BTK-SG-YL-G ELECTIVE COURSES 1 Elective - - - 30
2 9102025672018 Information Sources in Plant Protection Compulsory 3 0 0 6
Total 3 0 0 36
 
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 BTK-SG-YL-B ELECTIVE COURSES 2 Elective - - - 16
2 9102025122014 Mass Production of Insect Compulsory 2 2 0 8
3 FENYLSEM Seminar Compulsory 0 0 0 6
Total 2 2 0 30
 
3. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 YLUAD591 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 4
2 YLTEZ591 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 26
Total 0 0 0 30
 
4. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 YLUAD591 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 4
2 YLTEZ592 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 26
Total 0 0 0 30
 
ELECTIVE COURSES 1
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9102025031998 Population Ecology of Pests Elective 2 2 0 8
2 9102025052003 Biological Control of Pests Elective 2 2 0 7
3 9102025071998 Resistance to Plant Pests Elective 2 0 0 8
4 9102025091998 History of Entomology Elective 2 0 0 8
5 9102025191998 Insect-Plant Food Relationships Elective 2 0 0 7
6 9102025231999 Pollution-Insect Relationships Elective 2 0 0 8
7 9102025272003 Insecticides Elective 2 0 0 8
8 9102025312004 Experimental Techniques in Entomology Elective 3 0 0 8
9 9102025332018 Agricultural Nematology Elective 3 0 0 7
10 9102025352007 Insect Taxonomy Elective 3 0 0 7
11 9102025372004 Agricultural Acarology Elective 2 2 0 7
12 9102025392004 Principles of Biological Control of Pests Elective 2 0 0 8
13 9102025452007 Acaricides Elective 2 0 0 8
14 9102025472007 Urban Entomology Elective 2 0 0 7
15 9102025492008 Insect Morphology Elective 2 0 0 7
16 9102025612017 Advanced Insect Physiology Elective 2 0 0 8
ELECTIVE COURSES 2
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9102025022014 Application Techniques of Pesticides Elective 2 2 0 8
2 9102025041998 Preparation and Drawing Techniques in Entomology Elective 2 2 0 8
3 9102025061998 Zoological Nomenclature Elective 2 0 0 8
4 9102025081998 Insect Etiology Elective 2 0 0 8
5 9102025141998 Pest Management Elective 2 0 0 8
6 9102025241998 Postharvest Pest Management Elective 2 0 0 8
7 9102025341999 Bioindicator Insects in Environmental Pollution Elective 2 0 0 8
8 9102025362004 Systematics of Insects Elective 3 0 0 8
9 9102025382004 Biotechnical Methods in Entomology Elective 2 0 0 8
10 9102025442006 Insect Biodiversity Elective 2 0 0 8
11 9102025462007 Public-Health Pest Control Elective 3 0 0 8
12 9102025502008 Methods and Principles of Sampling in Entomology Elective 2 0 0 8
13 9102025582010 Molecular Entomology Elective 2 0 0 8
14 9102025602012 Laboratory Safety in Plant Protection Elective 3 0 0 8
 
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