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Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences - Dairy Technology - Second Cycle Programme with Thesis

General Description
Department of Dairy Technology was founded as a chair of Dairy Technology in 1958 within the constitution of Faculty of Agriculture, which is one of the first founded faculties of Ege University, which was established in 1955. Department of Dairy Technology is one of two departments that educate engineer to dairy industry in Turkey. Instruction and education programme of Department of Dairy Technology, that train students at licence, master and doctorate degree, provide enough technical information and rigging in the field of increasing milk production, keeping quality of milk and dairy products, establishment and organization of dairy plants and utilization of dairy wastes.
Qualification Awarded
The Master’s Degree in Dairy Technology (second cycle in Dairy Technology) 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 goal of dairy technology program is to provide proficiency to the candidates having application and theoretical background in one of the areas of dairy technology, product development, increase product quality, food safety and milk microbiology. Thus, dairy technology program intends to meet the needs of public and private sectors for qualified workers. In addition, the infrastructure is being created by providing knowledge and experience to candidates in experimental design, experimentation, data collection, results analysis, access to information in the area of dairy industry and ability of knowledge transfer to daily life for a career in academia.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Students graduated from second cylce have the opportunity to work in the public sector, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Industry and Trade Ministry, the Institute of Turkish Standards and in municipalities. They can work in dairy industry related enterprises as project engineer, plant engineer, investment experts, consultants and quality experts.
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 )
Address, Programme Director or Equivalent
Prof. Dr. Özer KINIK (Head of Department) Assit. Prof. Dr. Harun KESENKAŞ (ECTS Coordinator of Dept.) Ege University Faculty of Agriculture Department of Dairy Technology 35100 Bornova/İzmir TURKEY Tel:+ 90 232 311 27 33 Email: /
Department has 5 laboratories where physical, chemical and microbiological researches and student applications take place in. Department has two classrooms with air conditioner and projector and also a pilot plant that provides students to observe the manufacture of milk and dairy products closely.

Key Learning Outcomes
1Ability to develop and deepen own knowledge about dairy technology by the expertise in first cycle
2Ability to comprehend the interaction between various disciplines about dairy technology.
3Ability to use the gained expertise in the field of theoretical and practical information in dairy technology
4Ability to create new information by integrating information from different disciplinary and dairy technology, to analyze problems by using scientific research methods.
5Ability to edit a problem in dairy technology independently, to develop solution methods, to solve this problem, to evaluate results and apply when required.
6Ability to develop new strategic approaches and to formulate solution responsibly when they will be face with unforeseen and complex situations in dairy technology.
7Ability to evaluate critically the information about dairy technology, to direct learning and to carry out advanced studies independently.
8Ability to orally and visually transfer new developments and own studies to groups from dairy technology or other groups in a systemic way.
9Ability to review social relationships and the norms that direct these relationships, to manage actions for developing or changing them
10Ability of an influential communication to defense his original ideas against a professional group
11To have ability about at least one foreign language, written, oral and visual communication.
12To have ability about field issues related to strategy, policy and develop implementation plans and the results obtained, within the framework of processes to evaluate quality
13Ability to teach and check social, scientific and ethical values, to supervise these values during the collection, interpretation and announcement of relevant data.

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

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 SUT-SG-YL-G ELECTIVE COURSES 1 Elective - - - 30
2 9102055252019 Laboratory Analyses Techniques and Safety in Dairy Technology Compulsory 2 2 0 8
3 9102055212018 Scientific Research Techniques and Publication Ethics Compulsory 2 0 0 6
Total 4 2 0 44
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 SUT-SG-YL-B ELECTIVE COURSES 2 Elective - - - 16
2 FENYLSEM Seminar Compulsory 0 0 0 6
Total 0 0 0 22
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
Ege University, Bornova - İzmir / TURKEY • Phone: +90 232 311 10 10 • e-mail: