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Second Cycle Programmes (Master's Degree)

Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences - Farm Structures and Irrigation - Second Cycle Programme with Thesis



General Description
History
“Chair of Culture Technic and Agricultural Construction” founded on May,20 1958 form the basis of “Department of Farm Structures and Irrigation”. When the Chairs connected to the Dean’s Office, the system turned into a department based organization and according to the University Law, number 1750, “Chair of Culture-Technic and Agricultural Construction”, “Chair of Soil Science” and “Chair of Plant Nutrition” has been adopted into the “Department of Soil Sciences”. In 1982 “Department of Culture-Technic" established as a different department. The name of the department changed into “Department of Farm Structures and Irrigation” in 1991.
Qualification Awarded
The Master's Degree in Farm Structures and Irrigation (second cycle in Farm Structures and Irrigation) is awarded to graduates who have successfully fulfilled the 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 goals of the Master’s Degree in Farm Structures and Irrigation are to develop students’ knowledge in Farm Structures and Irrigation discipline in order that they may analyse and understand the basis of a research study. The research work performed experimentally and theoretically or computational will provide students with the personal skills and professional perspective to enable them to be effective in the application of Farm Structures and Irrigation.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
The graduates of the Master's programme have opportunities of employment in a variety of state and private funded companies.
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 Department: Prof. Dr. İ.Hakkı TÜZEL; ECTS/DS Coordinator: Doç. Dr. Erhan AKKUZU Address: E.Ü. Ziraat Fakültesi B Blok Kat:2 Farm Structure and Irrigation Tel : +90.232 311 26 37 Fax: @mail: sulama@mail.ege.edu.tr
Facilities
Hydraulics Lab Water Quality Lab Drainage Lab

Key Learning Outcomes
1Ability to use, evaluate and improve the knowledge gained from field of study at an expert level
2Demand knowledge and ability to acquire knowledge
3Ability to execute high level operations
4Ability to consider ethical and academical aspects while gathering, evaluating and publishing about his/her field of study
5Ability to form, improve a method while problem solving and evaluate the results.
6Ability to develop new approaches for complicated situations in his/her field of study
7Ability to express current developments and personal studies written, verbally and visually.
8Effective use of mother language and ability to communicate in a foreign language both written and verbal.

Key Programme Learning Outcomes - NQF for HE in Turkey
TYYÇKey Learning Outcomes
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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 TYS-SG-YL-G ELECTIVE COURSES 1 Elective - - - 22
2 9102085532018 Scientific Research Techniques and Ethics Compulsory 2 0 0 6
3 9102085492015 Water Measurement and Monitoring in Irrigation Network Compulsory 3 0 0 8
Total 5 0 0 36
 
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 TYS-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
 
 
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