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Second Cycle Programmes (Master's Degree)

Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences - Landscape Architecture - Second Cycle Programme with Thesis



General Description
History
The Department of Landscape Architecture was established in 1976 and entered into the educational program in 1977-78. Landscape architecture is the art and science of analysis, planning, design, management, preservation and rehabilitation of the land. The scope of the profession includes site planning and development, environmental restoration, sustainable design, urban planning, park and recreation planning, regional planning, and historic preservation. Practitioners share a commitment of achieving a balance between conservation, use and management of natural-cultural resources in the country. In addition to education and training activities; project studies for planning and design in the revolving fund, preparing technical reports about different topics, provision of consultation and expertise upon natural sites and environmental issues, conservation and improvement of natural and cultural resources, activities to create community awareness and sensitivity about the protection of environmental resources through radio and television programs, public meetings and conferences, students’ design projects for different purposes especially for schools and military organizations are being materialized at the department. Since the establishment of the Department of Landscape Architecture, over 1300 students graduated from our program. Both Masters and Doctorate programs exist at the departmant under the rules and regulations of Ege University Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences. In this context, more than 27 doctorate and 125 masters dissertations were completed since the establishment.
Qualification Awarded
The Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture (second cycle in Landscape Architecture ) is awarded to the graduates who have successfully fulfilled all programme requirements.
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
The aims of the Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture are to enable the student to enhance their potentials and abilities in the area of landscape architecture lifelong learning principles; to have an ability and capability of doing some advanced studies upon landscape planning, environment-landscape management, urban landscape planning-design, urbanization history, ecology-landscape ecology, landscape and garden history, environmental issues and problems; to have a capability of studying interdisciplinary; to follow up the recent scientific-professional developments at international environments and organizations; to be open and willing to international cooperation-collaboration; to design and develop a scientific study and present its results in a scientific format.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Universities (Faculties, vocational schools and landscape design-application units of university rectorates), municipalities (departments of parks-gardens, directorates of development and planning, and cemeteries), some ministry institutions (General Directorate of Highways, General Directorate of State Hydraulic Works (DSI), General Directorate of Environmental Conservation, National Parks, Agricultural Research Institutions, General Directorate of Forests, General Directorate of Tourism Planning, General Directorate of Preservation of Cultural and Historical Heritage), Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Urban Planning and construction firms and bureaus, private firms undertaking municipal services, housing cooperatives, tourism and recreation facilities
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
Students are required to take a mid-term examination and/or complete other assigned projects/homework during the semester and, additionally, are required to take a final examination and/or complete a final project for course evaluation. The final grade is based on the mid-term examination grade, the final examination grade and/or evaluation of final project, with the contributions of 40% and 60%, respectively. To pass any course, a Master's student must receive at least 70 out of 100. Students must repeat courses they have failed or may substitute courses the Department accepts as equivalent. The assessment for each course is described in detail in “Individual Course Description”.
Graduation Requirements
Graduation requirements are explained in the section “Qualification Requirements and Regulations” .
Mode of Study (Full-Time, Part-Time, E-Learning )
Full-Time
Address, Programme Director or Equivalent
Head of the program; Prof. Dr. Erhan Vecdi KÜÇÜKERBAŞ Ege University Faculty of Agriculture Department of Landscape Architecture 35100 Bornova/İZMİR. Tel: +90.232.3112616 Fax:+90.232.3881864 e-mail: peyzaj@mail.ege.edu.tr
Facilities
The basic facilities for education, research and other activities are; 2 classrooms, 2 design studios, 1 computer room, 1 library-meeting room and an interior garden.

Key Learning Outcomes
1Being able to have an ability and capability of doing some advanced studies upon landscape planning, environment-landscape management, urban landscape planning-design, urbanization history, ecology-landscape ecology, landscape and garden history, environmental issues and problems
2Being able to resolve the problems of degraded landscapes through landscape reclamation measures, such as stabilization of dunes, restoration of open pit mines, extraction sites, and roadway slopes
3Being able to have a capability of creating and implementing advance and sustainable landscape designs in different scales and spaces
4Being able to utilize GIS and remote sensing techniques in the field of landscape architecture
5Being able to have a capability of knowing and utilizing plant and construction materials to develop advance planning and design outcomes
6Being able to be informed and knowledgeable about environmental problems and issues, environmental sustainability, environmental laws and regulations both in Turkey and European Union
7Being able to learn up-to-date developments and implementations in the area of nature conservation, planning and management of protected areas
8Being able to enhance their potentials and abilities in the area of landscape architecture on the basis of the self development and lifelong learning principles
9Being able to have a capability of studying interdisciplinary
10Being able to be willing to work in a team and disseminate information and knowledge
11Being able to follow up the recent scientific-professional developments at international environments and organizations
12Being able to be open and willing to international cooperation-collaboration
13Being able to design and develop a scientific study and present its results in a scientific format
14Being able to appreciate and embrace the scientific and ethical values in every fields of landscape architecture

Key Programme Learning Outcomes - NQF for HE in Turkey
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KNOWLEDGE1
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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
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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 PYM-SG-YL-G ELECTIVE COURSES 1 Elective - - - 22
2 9102045552018 Survey Methods of Landscape Architecture Compulsory 2 0 0 6
3 9102045432010 Water in Natural and Cultural Landscapes Compulsory 2 2 0 8
Total 4 2 0 36
 
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 PYM-SG-YL-B ELECTIVE COURSES 2 Elective - - - 24
2 FENYLSEM Seminar Compulsory 0 0 0 6
Total 0 0 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 9102045012010 Contract Documents Elective 2 0 0 8
2 9102045032014 Public Spaces Elective 2 2 0 8
3 9102045071998 Perspective and Shadowing Elective 2 0 0 8
4 9102045091998 Planning and Application Techniques of Athletic Fields Elective 2 0 0 7
5 9102045111998 Rehabilitation of Open Mined-Lands Elective 2 0 0 8
6 9102045131998 Rock Gardens Elective 2 0 0 7
7 9102045232001 Urban Environmental Management Elective 2 2 0 7
8 9102045251998 Ecological Mapping Techniques Elective 3 0 0 8
9 9102045312002 Indoor Plants, Design and Maintenance Elective 2 1 0 7
10 9102045351998 Outdoor Design of Mass-Housing Areas Elective 2 0 0 7
11 9102045371998 Cemetery Planning Elective 2 0 0 7
12 9102045411998 Environmental Regulations Elective 3 0 0 8
13 9102045452014 Landscape Planning and Design Studio I Elective 2 2 0 8
14 9102045512018 Post-Occupancy Evaluation for the Built Environment Elective 3 0 0 8
15 9102045532014 Spatial Analysis and Representation Techniques Elective 2 2 0 8
ELECTIVE COURSES 2
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9102045022015 Application of Geographic Information Systems Elective 2 2 0 8
2 9102045062015 Planing and Application Techniques of Lawn Fields Elective 2 2 0 8
3 9102045082013 Antropogenic Impacts to Environmental Problems and Remedies Elective 2 0 0 8
4 9102045101998 Biotop Mapping Techniques Elective 2 2 0 8
5 9102045121998 Planting Techniques of Facades Elective 2 0 0 8
6 9102045181998 Garden Exhibitions Elective 2 0 0 8
7 9102045201998 Zoo Elective 2 0 0 8
8 9102045221998 Transportation and Landscape Elective 2 2 0 8
9 9102045262010 Urban Form Elective 2 2 0 8
10 9102045281998 Conservation, Legal Aspect and Organization of Natural Areas Elective 2 0 0 8
11 9102045302002 Aquatic Plants and Their Usage in Landscape Architecture Elective 2 1 0 8
12 9102045342010 Landscape Design of Urban Roads Elective 2 2 0 8
13 9102045382010 Advanced Computer Added Design in Landscape Architecture Elective 2 2 0 8
14 9102045401998 Statue and it's Environment Elective 2 0 0 8
15 9102045421998 Botanic Garden Planning Elective 2 0 0 8
16 9102045442006 Hoby Gardens Elective 2 0 0 8
17 9102045462018 The Relationship Between User and Place Elective 3 0 0 8
18 9102045482014 Landscape Planning and Design Studio 2 Elective 2 2 0 8
19 9102045502014 Landscape Pattern and Ecological Process Elective 3 0 0 8
 
Ege University, Bornova - İzmir / TURKEY • Phone: +90 232 311 10 10 • e-mail: intrec@mail.ege.edu.tr