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

General Description
The graduate-level programmes ,administered by the faculty organization, at Chemical Engineering had been started in 1968. In 1982 Higher Education Law No. 2547 defined that Graduate-level programmes consist of Master’s (second cycle) and Doctoral (third cycle) programmes are coordinated by graduate schools affiliated to the universities. Due to this reorganization the graduate level programmes at Chemical Engineering are administered by Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences since 1982.
Qualification Awarded
The Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering (second cycle n Chemical Engineering ) is awarded to the graduates who have successfully fulfiled 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 80 out of 100 from the Profiency Exam conducted by Ege University Foreign Language Department, or at least 60 out of 100 from YDS (University Language Examination conducted by OSYM) or TOEFL or IELTS score equivalent to YDS score of 60. The candidates fulfilling the criteria outlined above are invited to interwiev. The candidates who do not take the language exam or do not get a sufficient score from the exam are not taken for the assessment. 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. 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 Chemical Engineering are to develop students’ knowledge in chemical engineering 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 chemical engineering. The thesis subjects are in the categories due to the three branches in Chemical Engineering  Unit Operations and Thermodynamics  Process and Reactor Design  Chemical Technologies
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
The graduates of the Master's programme in Chemical Engineering Department have opportunities of employment in a variety of state and private funded companies. The main state companies where they can work are chemical and related engineering departments of academic instutions as academic staff, and governmental bodies and enterprises as engineer. Chemical Engineers holding Master's Degree play a key role in industries. The Chemical Process Industries such as agricultural, petroleum, paint, plastics, polymers, pharmaceutical, pulp and paper, detergent and cosmetics, cement, ceramics, artificial fibres, primary metals, glass, specialty chemicals, textiles, food and drink, environment, biotechnology and microelectronics are the employment areas of today’s Chemical Engineers. All these depend on chemical engineers to tailor manufacturing technology to the requirements of their products and to integrate product design with process design. Chemical Engineers can work in quality and process control, manufacturing, safety, research, product design and development, technical assistance, and marketing and sales, as technical or managerial personnel.
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 2.00 out of 4.00 ( 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. Şerife Şeref HELVACI Phone : +90- 232- 388 76 00 Fax : +90-232-388 77 76 E-Mail : ; ECTS /DS Coordinator : Prof. Dr. Süheyda ATALAY Phone : +90- 232- 388 00 16 E-Mail : Address : Department of Chemical Engineering , Faculty of Engineering , Ege University 35100 Bornova, Izmir, TURKEY
The Chemical Engineering Department has its own building with 11 classrooms for a total of 550 people and a lecture room for 100 people and a meeting room for 30 people. The facilities consist of a pilot plant, chemical engineering laboratories, chemistry and instrumental analysis as well as 18 research laboratories. The department has own computer laboratory for educational purpose. The students are being instructed by the staff of 15 full time Professors, 2 Associate Professors,8 Assistant Professors, 1 Lecturer, 6 Postdoctoral Researchers, 11 Research Assistants, 2 Experts and 8 Technical personnel.

Key Learning Outcomes
1To have adequate knowledge about mathematics, science and engineering and have the ability to apply this specific knowledge to solve and model Chemical Engineering problems.
2To have the ability to define and to practice the knowledge using scientific methods and using limited and restricted data.
3To have the ability to design, apply, and evaluate researches based on analytical, experimental, and modeling studies and to create modern and original methods.
4To have the ability to improve and exercise modern techniques to solving Chemical Engineering problems.
5To have the ability to formulate and solve complicated engineering problems in scientific research.
6To be able to follow the developments in the Chemical Engineering fields, the ability to explain the process and the results of the studies related to Chemical Engineering and other related fields for national and international meetings in a clear, concise, and brief manner, both in oral and written presentations.
7To have the ability to perceive, to evaluate and to contribute on health, security, social, and environmental aspects of the global and social engineering applications.
8To be able to bring oneself to follow the developments in the scientific and technological areas by using new developments, sustainability and quality standards with the acceptance of lifelong learning.
9To have the awareness of the social, scientific liabilities, and ethics during the collection, evaluation, and publication steps of data.
10To have the ability to be a leader, to have initiative and to take the responsibility in interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary team works.

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 9103055011998 Applied Engineering Mathematics Compulsory 3 0 0 6
2 KMÜ-SG-YL-G ELECTIVE COURSES 1 Elective - - - 24
3 9103055592018 Research and Publication Ethics with Scientific Research Methods Compulsory 3 0 0 6
Total 6 0 0 36
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 KMÜ-SG-YL-B ELECTIVE COURSES 2 Elective - - - 24
2 FENYLSEM Seminar Compulsory 0 0 0 6
3 9103055042018 Statistical Methods in Experimental Design Compulsory 3 0 0 8
Total 3 0 0 38
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 9103055032011 Momentum, Heat and Mass Transfer Elective 3 0 0 8
2 9103055091998 Transport Processes in Heterogeneous Reactors Elective 3 0 0 8
3 9103055111998 Polymer Chemistry and Technology I Elective 3 0 0 8
4 9103055171998 Optimization of Chemical Processes Elective 3 0 0 8
5 9103055191998 Optimization in Chemical Reactors Elective 3 0 0 8
6 9103055211998 Principles of Heterogeneous Catalysis Elective 3 0 0 8
7 9103055231998 Convective Heat Transfer Elective 3 0 0 8
8 9103055251999 Interfacial Thermodynamics Elective 3 0 0 8
9 9103055271999 Surface Active Agents and Interfacial Phenomena Elective 3 0 0 8
10 9103055291999 Rheology of Nonnewtonian Fluids Elective 3 0 0 8
11 9103055332000 Water and Wastewater Treatment by Ion Exchange Elective 3 0 0 8
12 9103055352002 Chemical Processing of Organic Waste Treatment Elective 3 0 0 8
13 9103055372002 Water Chemical and Water Technological Colloquium I Elective 3 0 0 8
14 9103055412002 Properties and Behavior of Particulate Systems Elective 3 0 0 8
15 9103055472008 Adsorption Behavior of Solid Surfaces Elective 3 0 0 8
16 9103055492009 Process Integration and Pinch Analysis Elective 3 0 0 8
17 9103055512009 MATLAB for Graduate Studies Elective 3 0 0 8
18 9103055532010 Bio Nano Composites Elective 3 0 0 8
19 9103055552010 Biosorption in Environmental Pollution Elective 3 0 0 8
20 9103055572012 Charge Transport Phenomena Elective 3 0 0 8
21 9103055612017 Catalyst Deactivation Elective 3 0 0 8
22 9103055632019 Product Characterization Elective 3 0 0 0
23 9103055652019 Colloid Science and Engineering Elective 3 0 0 0
24 9103055672019 Chemistry and Applications of Sol-Gel Materials Elective 3 0 0 0
25 9103055692019 Fuels and Chemicals from Biomass Elective 3 0 0 0
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9103055061998 Computer Aided Chemical Engineering Design Elective 3 0 0 8
2 9103055081998 Kinetics of Chemical Processes Elective 3 0 0 8
3 9103055141998 Utility Systems in Chemical Processes Elective 3 0 0 8
4 9103055201999 Emulsions Elective 3 0 0 8
5 9103055221999 Microencapsulation and Controlled Release Phenomena Elective 3 0 0 8
6 9103055241999 Detergency Elective 3 0 0 8
7 9103055282000 Modelling and Scheduling Problems of Batch Process Elective 3 0 0 8
8 9103055302002 Water Chemical and Water Technological Colloquium II Elective 3 0 0 8
9 9103055322002 Treatment of Aqueous Solutions by Membrane-Separation Technology Elective 3 0 0 8
10 9103055342002 Particle Transport Elective 3 0 0 8
11 9103055362002 Chemical Processing of Polymer Waste Recycling Elective 3 0 0 8
12 9103055422004 Exergy Analysis and Applications for Chemical Processes Elective 3 0 0 8
13 9103055442004 Engineering Thermoplastics Elective 3 0 0 8
14 9103055462005 Modification of Clays through Physicochemical Methods Elective 3 0 0 8
15 9103055482005 Modeling of Two Phase Flow Elective 3 0 0 8
16 9103055502005 Design of Membrane Reactors Elective 3 0 0 8
17 9103055542007 Advanced Topics in NLP Elective 3 0 0 8
18 9103055562009 Biological Denitrification Elective 3 0 0 8
19 9103055582017 Principles and Applications of Membrane Emulsification Elective 3 0 0 8
20 9103055602017 Characterization of Solid Materials and Heterogeneous Catalysts Elective 3 0 0 8
21 9103055622018 Extraction and Encapsulation of Bioactive Compounds Elective 3 0 0 8
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