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Second Cycle Programmes (Master's Degree)

Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences - Biology - Basic and Industrial Microbiology - 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
1Bilimsel yöntemlerle biyoloji ve mikrobiyoloji ile ilgili verileri kullanarak bilgi ve teoriyi geliştirebilme
2Temel ve endüstriyel mikrobiyoloji ile ilgili konularda problemleri saptama, problemlerin çözümüne yönelik hipotez kurma ve çeşitli gözlemsel ve deneysel yöntemler kullanarak hipotezi çözme becerisi kazanabilme
3Mikrobiyoloji alanındaki uygulamalarda, toplumsal ve bunun da ötesinde evrensel değerlere duyarlı, ülke öncelikli alanlarını gözeten, araştıran ve bu konularda üretim yapan ve katkı sağlayan, etik ve sorumluluk sahibi bireyler olabilme
4Temel ve/veya endüstriyel mikrobiyoloji alanında araştırma projesi tasarlama ve bununla ilgili sonuçların değerlendirilmesi ve sunulması konusunda yeterlilik kazanılması
5Temel ve endüstriyel mikrobiyoloji alanı başta olmak üzere bilimsel veritabanlarında araştırmalar yapılması ve değerlendirebilme
6Bakteri ve mantar gibi organizmaların saptanması, tanımlanması ve endüstriyel mikrobiyolojik proseslerdeki rollerinin anlaşılması ve geliştirilmesi konusunda beceriler
7Eğitim, endüstri, tarım, sağlık, çevre, enerji ve biyoteknoloji alanalarında disiplinler arası çalışmalara katılabilme

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 BİY-SG-YL-G ELECTIVE COURSES 1 Elective - - - 20
2 9101025072002 Numerical and Microbiological Analysis Techniques Compulsory 2 0 4 10
3 9101025512018 Scientific Method and Ethics in Science Compulsory 2 0 0 6
Total 4 0 4 36
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 BİY-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 9101025232014 Phenotypic and Genotypic Identification of the Genera Aspergillus and Penicillium Elective 2 4 0 8
2 9101025252007 Fungal Physiology and Ecology Elective 3 0 0 8
3 9101025272007 Industrial Mycology Elective 3 0 0 8
4 9101025312008 Actinomycetes Elective 2 0 2 8
5 9101025392007 Molecular Identification and Typing Methods for Bacteria Elective 3 0 0 8
6 9101025452000 Fungal Genetic Elective 3 0 0 8
7 9101025532001 Mycotoxins Elective 3 0 0 6
8 9101025571998 The Biology and Biotechnology of Yeast Elective 3 0 4 10
9 9101025852009 Extremophiles I: Their Physiologies and Biotechnological Applications Elective 3 0 0 8
10 9101025932010 Real Time PCR In Microbiology Elective 3 2 0 10
11 9101025952010 Standard Methods for Microbiological Analysis Elective 3 0 0 8
12 9101027032014 Bacterial And Archaeal Enzymes Elective 2 0 0 8
13 9101027112018 Marine Microbiology Elective 3 0 3 7
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9101025062012 Fungal Enzymes Elective 3 0 0 8
2 9101025082013 Microbiological Testing of Disinfectants and Biocidals Elective 3 2 0 8
3 9101025122013 Molecular Identification of Fungi Elective 3 2 0 10
4 9101025162012 Ecophysiology and Biochemistry in Prokaryotes Elective 3 0 0 8
5 9101025582002 Bioluminescence in Organisms Elective 3 0 0 8
6 9101025642004 Methods for Microbial Biomass and Activity Quantification Elective 2 0 2 8
7 9101025862006 Water and Wastewater Microbiology Elective 3 0 0 8
8 9101025882003 Bacterial Toxins and Detection Methods Elective 3 0 0 8
9 9101025902014 Fungal Pathogenesis Elective 3 0 0 8
10 9101025942010 Metagenomics Elective 3 0 0 8
11 9101027022014 Yeast Ecophysiology Elective 3 0 0 8
12 9101027162016 Advanced Synthetic Biology Elective 3 0 0 8
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