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Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences - Fishing and Processing Technology - Processing Technology - Second Cycle Programme with Thesis

General Description
Master of Science education on Fishing Technology and Fish Processing started in E.U. Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences in 1992.
Qualification Awarded
The Master’s Degree in Fishing and Processing Technology 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
Fishing Technology and Fish Processing Master’s Program in Fisheries Faculty investigates the fishing and processing of aquatic plants and animals. Studies are performed on the researches of new methodologies for fishing and processing techniques, and also selective gears and fishery management for sustainable fisheries on especially commercial plants and animals. Moreover, researches on fish processing, obtained from capture and aquaculture fisheries is also carried out. Within this context, students are provided with the ability to improve and deepen their expertise in Fishing Technology and Fish Processing and to conceive interdisciplinary interactions in their field.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Graduates of this program, given that they succeed in a national test (KPSS), are employed within Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, within the General Directorate of State Hydraulics Works, and municipalities as well as within aquaculture and food processing establishments. And they can also build academic career.
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
Head of program: Prof. Dr. Altan LÖK, E.U. Fisheries Faculty, Dept. of Fishing Technology and Fish Processing, 35100, Bornova, Izmir. Tel: 0 232 311 1299. Coordinator of ECTS/DS: Assoc.Prof. Dr. M.Tolga DİNÇER, E.U. Fisheries Faculty, Dept. of Fishing Technology and Fish Processing, 35100, Bornova, Izmir. Tel: 0 232 311 52 29
The faculty has three main buildings in Urla, Bornova and Dalyan (near the vicinity of Bird Paradise with 18000 decare area). The faculty has a big research vessel in Urla. It is 110 tonnes is called EGESUF and used in a variety of research projects including fisheries with trawlers and gillnets. EGESUF is designed as a fisheries research vessel and has a length of 27 m and width of 6.5 m and operated with a 463 hp engine. The faculty has an additional small boat, 6.5 m in length, in addition to two Zodiac boats. In Urla campus, there are many labs that have been formed for different needs, and a library for the faculty, staff and students. Faculty, staff and students use the Ege University Computer center and computer lab for their data analyses. Fishing Technology and Fish Processing program is one of the three main programs at the Fisheries Faculty.

Key Learning Outcomes
1Improving and deepening their information at the level of expertness in Fisheries Engineering based on their adequacy during undergraduate level
2Conceiving interdisciplinary relationships by using theoretical and applied information of their expertise, to synthesize and interpret information, and to produce new information and theories
3Problem-solving skills by using research methods and by establishing cause and effect relationships
4Ability for independent study in their area of expertise
5Obtaining and using literature in their area of expertise
6Written, verbal and visual convey of their studies and developments in their area of expertise
7Being able to monitor public, scientific, cultural and ethical values during data collection, analyses, interpretation, and publication stages and transmitting those values

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 SAİ-SG-YL-G ELECTIVE COURSES 1 Elective - - - 22
2 9104015652018 Scientific Research, Publication and Ethics Compulsory 2 0 0 6
3 9104015612013 Seafood Processing Technique I 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 SAİ-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
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