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Second Cycle Programmes (Master's Degree)

Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences - Civil Engineering - Civil Engineering - Second Cycle with Thesis

General Description
Ege University Civil Engineering Master of Science Programme has started education at the begining of the academic year of 1996-1997.
Qualification Awarded
The Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering (second cycle in Civil Engineering) 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 programme has six brances; construction, hydraulics, geotechnics, materials of construction and construction management. Under the supervision of their supervisor, the students enroll the compulsory and elective courses of relevant discipline, finalise and defend their thesis.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Some of our graduate students continue doctorate programmes, the others work for various public and private companies. Specifically, most of the students that graduate between the years 2001 and 2005 have finished their doctorate studies and have been working as academicians at the universities.
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
Ege University, Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Civil Engineering Department, Bornova, İzmir Programme Director: Prof. Orhan Yüksel
Facilities for master's programme involve; working offices for master's students, laboratories of Construction, Materials of Construction, Geotechniques and Hydraulics Divisions. Laboratory studies are funded by some research projects.

Key Learning Outcomes
1Develop expertise knowledge in a structural engineering area founded on their graduate competence
2Realize the interaction between disciplines associated with their specialty area
3Use the theoretical and practical expertise knowledge gained in their specialty area
4Create new knowledge by integrating their knowledge area with the knowledge coming from different disciplines; and solve problems that need expertise by using scientific research methods
5Devise a problem in their specialty area, develop a solution methodology, solve the problem, and interpret the results and take action if necessary
6Develop new strategic approaches to unforeseen and complex scenarios in their specialty area and create solutions with taking responsibility
7Criticize the knowledge in their specialty area, guide the learning process, and independently direct high level studies
8Systematically communicate the recent developments in their specialty area and their own studies to groups both inside and outside their specialty area, orally, in writing and visually
9Examine social relationships and the norms that dictate them with a critical point of view; develop and take action to change these norms if necessary
10Communicate orally and in writing with at least one foreign language
11Use computer software at a level required by their specialty area with drawing upon information and communication technology at a high level
12Develop strategic, political, and application plans associated with their specialty area, and analyze the attained results within total quality processes
13Protect social, scientific, and ethical values during collection, interpretation, and dissemination stages of the data associated with their specialty area; instruct and supervise these values
14Apply problem solving skills and the assimilated knowledge within their specialty area to multidisciplinary 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 iNŞ.İNŞ.MÜH.YL.SDG1 Elective - - - 22
2 9103045292018 Applied Engineering Mathematics Compulsory 3 0 0 8
3 9103047072018 Scientific Research and Publication Ethics in Civil Engineering Compulsory 2 0 0 6
Total 5 0 0 36
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 iNŞ.İNŞ.MÜH.YL.SDG2 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 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 9103045012013 Network Analysis I Elective 3 0 0 8
2 9103045032013 Advanced Hydrological Modelling with GIS Elective 3 0 0 8
3 9103045131998 Computer Aided Hyrodraulic Design Elective 3 1 0 8
4 9103045152013 Evaluation of Hydraulic Data Elective 3 0 0 8
5 9103045352007 Building Technology Elective 3 0 0 8
6 9103045412019 Building Information Modeling and Practices Elective 3 0 0 0
7 9103045492002 Physical Hydraulic Models Elective 3 1 0 8
8 9103045632014 Traffic Flow Theory Elective 3 0 0 8
9 9103045652016 Composite Materials in Civil Engineering Elective 3 0 0 8
10 9103045712007 Planning and Design of Dams I Elective 3 0 0 8
11 9103045732013 Bituminous Materials Elective 3 0 0 8
12 9103045752009 Public Transport Elective 3 0 0 8
13 9103045832012 Energy efficiency in buildings - Thermal insulation and calculation methods Elective 3 0 0 8
14 9103045852017 Advanced Strength of Materials Elective 3 0 0 8
15 9103045992016 İnşaat İş Güvenliği Elective 3 0 0 8
16 9103047012015 Sediment Transport Elective 3 0 0 8
17 9103047032015 Traffic Engineering Elective 3 0 0 8
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9103045022013 Project Management with Network Elective 4 0 0 8
2 9103045062013 Loose Boundary Hydraulics Elective 3 0 0 8
3 9103045102013 Physical Hydrology Elective 3 0 0 8
4 9103045282019 Asphalt Pavement Design Elective 3 0 0 0
5 9103045662004 Transport Models Elective 3 0 0 8
6 9103045702007 Design and Operation of Storage Reservoirs Elective 3 0 0 8
7 9103045722007 Planning and Design of Dams II Elective 3 0 0 8
8 9103045742007 Energy Efficient Design Elective 3 0 0 8
9 9103045782007 Special Topics in Construction Management Elective 3 0 0 8
10 9103045802012 Geometrical Desigining of Motorways Elective 3 0 0 8
11 9103045822016 Quality Management In Construction Projects Elective 3 0 0 8
12 9103045862011 Stochastic Hydrology Elective 3 0 0 8
13 9103045902014 Performance Based Seismic Design Elective 3 0 0 8
14 9103045922014 Structural Control Systems Elective 3 0 0 8
15 9103045942014 Solid Mechanics Elective 3 0 0 8
16 9103045962014 Hydro-Power Plants Elective 3 0 0 8
17 9103045982014 Advanced Fluid Mechanics Elective 3 0 0 8
18 9103047022015 Transportation Planning Elective 3 0 0 8
19 9103047042016 Project Management in Construction Industry Elective 3 0 0 8
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