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Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences - Animal Science - Animal Breeding - Second Cycle Programme with Thesis

General Description
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 )
Address, Programme Director or Equivalent

Key Learning Outcomes
1Increase information skills in proficiency level in the fields of "Animal Husbandry and Breeding" over Bachelor level qualifications, 
2Conceive the interdisciplinary interaction in the field related; come up with original solutions by using knowledge requiring proficiency on analysis, synthesis and assessment of new ideas,
3Use of theoretical and practical knowledge within the field at a proficiency level.
4Interpret the knowledge about the field by integrating the information gathered from different disciplines and formulate new knowledge
5Design and analyze of an experiment in the fields and interpret the results and develop research-based solutions,
6To conduct a study independently that require proficiency in the field,
7Take responsibility to develop new strategic solutions under unforeseen circumstances within the applications in the field,
8To reach and use information resources in the field studied,
9To development a positive attitudes in the field of lifelong learning with the knowledge and skills acquired,
10Communicate current developments and studies within the field to both professional and non-professional groups systematically using written, oral and visual techniques,
11Communicate with peers oral and written by using a foreign language at least at a level of European Language Portfolio B2 General Level.
12Use advanced information technology skills with software knowledge required in the field,
13Consider, inspect and teach scientific, social, cultural and ethical values during collection, evaluation and interpretation data and publishing results,
14To develop strategy, policy and implementation plans on the issues related to the field and assess the findings within the frame of total quality processes.
15Use the knowledge, problem solving and/or implementation skills in interdisciplinary studies.

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 ZOT-SG-YL-G ELECTIVE COURSES 1 Elective - - - 22
2 9102115612018 Research and Publication Ethics Compulsory 2 0 0 6
3 9102115012013 Writing and Preparing Techniques of Scientific Papers 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 ZOT-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
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9102115052013 Project and Feasibility on Animal Production Elective 2 2 0 7
2 9102115112012 Dairy Cattle Production Elective 2 0 0 7
3 9102115131998 Dairy Small Ruminants Husbandry Elective 2 0 0 8
4 9102115171998 Poultry Behavior Elective 2 0 0 8
5 9102115191998 Bee Ecology Elective 2 0 0 7
6 9102115311998 Mammalian Pet Animal Husbandry Elective 3 0 0 8
7 9102115331998 Reproduction Biology in Poultry Elective 3 0 2 8
8 9102115472007 Animal Welfare Elective 3 0 0 8
9 9102115532008 Artificial Insemination in Small Ruminants Elective 2 2 0 8
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9102115021998 Building and Environment Hygiene Elective 2 0 0 8
2 9102115041998 Bee Behaviours Elective 2 0 0 8
3 9102115061998 Climatic Environment Control on Animal Production Elective 2 0 0 8
4 9102115082012 Beef Cattle Production Elective 2 0 0 8
5 9102115102013 Technical Beekeeping Elective 2 0 0 8
6 9102115122012 Physiological Systems and its Relationship with Production in Poultry Elective 2 0 0 8
7 9102115141998 Hatchery Management Elective 2 2 0 8
8 9102115161998 Honey Bee Diseases and Parazites Elective 2 0 0 8
9 9102115181998 Behaviour of Mammals (Ruminants) Elective 3 0 0 8
10 9102115242012 Turkey Science Elective 2 0 0 8
11 9102115401998 Waste Management in Poultry Production Elective 2 2 0 8
12 9102115542004 Organic Animal Husbandry Elective 3 0 0 8
13 9102115582011 Stres Physiology in Poultry Elective 2 0 0 8
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