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Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences - Field Crops - Second Cycle Programme with Thesis

General Description
The Department was founded with the decision of the Senate of Ege University dated 20th May 1958. The first branches were Agronomy and Agricultural Genetics and Statistics. These two brances were combined on 21th February 1961.
Qualification Awarded
The Master’s Degree in Field Crops (second cycle in Field Crops) 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 goals of the Master’s Degree in Horticulture Department are to develop students’ knowledge in horticulture discipline in order that they may analyse and understand the basis of a research study. The research work performed experimentally and theoretically will provide students with the personal skills and professional perspective to enable them to be effective in the application of agriculture engineering.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
The graduates can find jobs in the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, agricultural research institutes, other official institutions, agricultural cooperatives, processing plant for sugar beet, tobacco, forages, etc. and seed companies and in private sectors which sell fertilizer and pesticides.
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
Programme Director: Prof. Dr. A. Esen Çelen Address: Ege Üniversitesi Ziraat Fakültesi Tarla Bitkileri Bölümü Tel: (0232) 3112679
The Department of Field Crops has comprises three subsections, which are plant breeding and genetics, agronomy and pasture and forage crops. The Department has academic ( 9 Prof., 1 Asc. Prof.,2 Asst. Prof.,) and technical and official staff, The Department has field areas, greenhouse, tractors, harvest machines and all of the equipments used for research education and production. There are 9 modern laboratories. There is a library used by the students.

Key Learning Outcomes
1To be able to apply the knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering to the problems of agriculture engineering
2The skill of defining ,modelling and solving the problems which belong to the work field of Field Crops
3To be able to design a process in the direction of an identified aim, to build a trial and solve, evaluate the results
4To evaluate the contribution of the solutions in the frame of global and social engineering especially to the agricultural and environmental problems
5The skill to contribute to science by producing knowledge at the national and international scale to provide quality, yielding and sustainability at the different fields of agriculture especially at field crops
6To be able to make a team work intra and inter,disciplines
7To earn the skills of acting independently,to have power to decide and to create
8To be able to improve himself by appreciating the importance of learning lifelong, watching the developments in the field of science-technology and modern iss
9To have the ability of individual study,to make independent decision and communicate clearly and briefly as expressing opinions written or oral ways
10To have the professionaly and ethically consciousness of responsibility

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 9102095072009 Advanced Plant Breeding Compulsory 2 2 0 8
2 TAB2014-SG-YL-G ELECTIVE COURSES 1 Elective - - - 15
3 9102095052005 Experimental Designes II Compulsory 3 0 0 7
Total 5 2 0 30
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 TAB2014-SG-YL-B ELECTIVE COURSES 1 Elective - - - 24
2 YLSEM590 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 YLTEZ592 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
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9102095012002 General Crop Physiology Elective 3 0 0 7
2 9102095032002 Field Crop Ecology Elective 2 0 0 8
3 9102095052005 Experimental Designes II Elective 3 0 0 7
4 9102095092005 Grasses for Turfs and Soil Conservation Elective 2 2 0 7
5 9102095112002 Fiber Production, Physiology and Expertise Elective 3 1 0 8
6 9102095131998 Crop Quality and Determination Elective 2 4 0 8
7 9102095171998 Drug Plants Elective 2 3 0 8
8 9102095191998 Population Genetics Elective 3 0 0 7
9 9102095231998 Relations of Pasture and Live-stock Elective 2 1 0 8
10 9102095251998 Technics for Measuring Grasslands and Practical Studies Elective 2 2 0 8
11 9102095271998 Forage Crops of Different Plant Families Elective 3 1 0 7
12 9102095312002 Plant Cell Culture Elective 2 2 0 8
13 9102095332005 Stability Analyses in Plant Breeding Elective 2 0 0 7
14 9102095352000 Sustainable Agriculture Elective 2 0 0 8
15 9102095372014 Extra Chromosomal Inheritance Elective 2 0 0 8
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9102095022003 Biological Agriculture Elective 2 1 0 8
2 9102095042001 Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation Elective 2 0 0 8
3 9102095062013 Arable Froge Crop Cultivation Elective 2 2 0 8
4 9102095082010 Genetic Principles of Plant Beeding Elective 3 0 0 8
5 9102095101998 Dye Plants Elective 2 1 0 8
6 9102095121998 Aromatic Plants Elective 2 3 0 8
7 9102095141998 Field Rotation Systems Elective 2 1 0 8
8 9102095161998 Cellulose Industrial of Plant Elective 2 2 0 8
9 9102095181998 Biology of Fertilisation Elective 2 0 0 8
10 9102095222007 Weeds and Their Controls Elective 2 2 0 8
11 9102095241998 Perennial Forage Crops Elective 3 1 0 8
12 9102095262007 Forage Crops Identification Key Elective 2 2 0 8
13 9102095302002 Biochemistry of Field Crops Elective 2 2 0 8
14 9102095322004 Forage Crops for Silage Elective 2 1 0 8
15 9102095342006 Applied Cytogenetics Elective 2 0 0 8
16 9102095362014 Oil Plants Production and Technology Elective 2 2 0 7
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