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

General Description
Ege University Center for Environmental Studies was established according to the decision (dated Jan 23, 1990 and registered as 1/7) made by Ege University Senate and approval (dated Nov 30, 1990) of the Council of Higher Education. Directive of our center published in the Official Journal and entered into force on Dec 20, 1990 (Article no: 20731). While the Center continued applied studies confronting environmental problems, education and training were taken into consideration. Therefore application related to the establishment of Environmental Sciences Division was made. Therefore following the application the Council of Higher Education (YOK) directors council assessed the application and decided to establish the ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES Division within the organization of Ege University Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences according to the directive covering higher education, training, their administration and operation on Feb 25, 1994. Since then the Center has been giving higher education on multidisciplinary basis.
Qualification Awarded
The Master’s Degree in Environmental Sciences 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
Aim of Ege University Graduate School of Natural and Applied Science Division of Environmental Sciences is to educate master in environmental sciences who can look from "Environmental Sciences (ecology)" perspective to their occupational structure gained from bachelor period.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
State and Private Companies
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
Programme Director: Prof. Dr. Ümit ERDEM Ege University Centre For Environmental Studies 35100 Bornova/İZMİR. Telephone: +90.232.3423432 / 3112560 Fax: +90.232.3885952 E-mail: /
Within our body there are determiners and analysers for air (dissolved oxygen meter, pH/ISE meter, conductivity TDS meter, SO2 analyser, etc.) water (B.O.D tools, BOD incubator, etc.) and noise pollutions (noise determiner). In environmental planning, GIS (Geographical Information Systems) and CAD (Computer Aided Design) software are being used. In our computer lab which is being expanded by international projects, Geo Media Professional 3.0, Smartsketch, MGE (Modular GIS Environment), Image Analyst, Arc View 8.0, are being used for analysing works and for designing, MicroStation 95 software is being used.

Key Learning Outcomes
1Being able to transfer basic principles of Environmental Sciences to implementation
2Being able to assesst structure of environment by examining
3Being able to convey environment – friendly occupational view to implementation
4Being able to examine impacts of changes of environmental conditions on biotic and abiotic beings
5Being able to determine appropriate actions and methods in the way of providing balanced and sustainable association of natural-cultural resources and abiotic and biotic presences that form the environment
6Being able to produce information on interactions of structure of environment within the decision of plan and in this framework being able to predict future risks
7Being able to use modern techniques and methods to determine levels of contamination
8Being able to determine appropriate actions and methods in the way of providing balanced and sustainable association of natural-cultural resources and abiotic and biotic presences that form the environment
9Being able to query compatibility of plan decisions taken by central and local administartions and other authorities with environment
10Related to environmental quality and natural resource decisions, the economic framework to analyze the theory and tools used in practice to reduce
11Being able to form awareness on necessity of balance between economy and ecology and economic usage of resources and being able to ensure spread of it
12Being able to be a router to produce right land use decisions by displaying interactions between land use decisions and environmental tissue
13Being able to pioneer for protecting ecosystems and biodiversity by displaying vital principles in the framework relations of living beings and pollution
14Being able to evaluate interactions between environmental systems, climate elements and human activities
15Being able to query cause-effect relations in current issues like greenhouse effect, global warming and climate changes cased by using of environmental resources
16Being able transfer information observed wiithin waste management to application
17Being able to produce necessary knowledge by emphasizing about natural and cultural radioactivity and provide usage of these for protecting the environment from harms of radioactivity
18Being able to review in radiological environment within basic information and principles
19Being able to make applicaple the most appropriate and optimum living conditions in accordance with principles of thermodynamics and energy conversion
20Being able to analyse and solve main environmental health problems by considering about approach principle about environmental health, by taking into account effects on health of physical and chemical agent in the environment and also their application, so being able to provide more sustainable and liveable human habitat
21Being able to implement necessary prevention for moving forward biodiversity and biological richness by protecting while trying to make more livable human habitats
22Being able to recognize world ecosystems and being able to understand interactions between ecosystems and plan decisions
23Being able to pass through implementation to develope social structure and awareness with information on providing individual and social environmental awareness
24Being able to use modern measuring, analysis, evaluation, application tools and techniques like computer techniques in issues of pure environmental sciences, environmental management and environmental technologies
25In terms of environmental health protection, being able to take steps towards preventing disease and spread of disease that caused by environment decay
26Being able to evaluate environmental issues within principles and rules of environmental rights and laws
27Being able to perceive society – environment relationships in terms of the sociology science and lead to solution for these relationships

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 CEB-SG-YL-G ELECTIVE COURSES 1 Elective - - - 23
2 9105025012013 Introduction to Environmental Science Compulsory 3 0 0 7
3 9105025452018 Scientific Research and Publication Ethics in Environmental Sciences 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 CEB-2014SG-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 9105025032001 Organisms and Environment Elective 3 0 0 8
2 9105025052002 Environment Impact Assessment and Risk Analysis Elective 2 0 0 8
3 9105025072001 Chemical Pollution Elective 3 0 0 8
4 9105025092013 Environmental Planning I Elective 3 0 0 7
5 9105025111998 Environmental Economics Elective 2 0 0 8
6 9105025131998 Land Use Decisions and Agricultural Areas Elective 2 0 0 8
7 9105025171998 Aquatic Life and Pollution Elective 2 0 0 8
8 9105025191998 Environmental Climatology Elective 2 0 0 8
9 9105025232018 Hazardous Waste Management Elective 3 0 0 8
10 9105025252002 Natural Radioactivity Elective 2 0 0 8
11 9105025272004 Urban Sociology Elective 2 0 0 8
12 9105025292008 Thermodynamics on Environmental Interaction Elective 3 0 0 8
13 9105025312013 Statistic and Chemometrics in Environmental Research Elective 2 2 0 8
14 9105025332018 Anaerobic Biotechnology and Industrial Applications Elective 3 0 0 8
15 9105025352013 Introduction to Remote Sensing and Environmental Applications Elective 2 2 0 8
16 9105025372013 Waste Minimization and Recovery in Leather Industry (Good Practices) Elective 2 2 0 8
17 9105025392013 Leather Industry and Environment Relations Elective 3 0 0 8
18 9105025412013 Radioactivity in Food and the Environment Elective 2 0 0 5
19 9105025432013 Adsorption Behavior of Solid Surfaces Elective 3 0 0 8
20 9105025472018 Sustainable Cities Elective 3 0 0 8
21 9105025492018 Environmental Problems and Geotechnical Engineering Elective 3 0 0 8
22 9105025512018 Green University and Sustainable Campuses Elective 3 0 0 8
23 9105025532019 Effects of Environmental Pollutans on Vertebrates-I Elective 3 0 0 8
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9105025022014 Environmental Health Elective 3 0 0 8
2 9105025121998 Biological Diversity and Conservation Elective 2 0 0 8
3 9105025141998 World Ecosystems Elective 2 0 0 8
4 9105025182001 Environmental Sociology Elective 2 0 0 8
5 9105025221998 Environmental Planning II Elective 3 0 0 8
6 9105025242001 The Marine Environments and Pollution Elective 2 0 0 8
7 9105025262002 Environmental Epydemiology Elective 2 0 0 8
8 9105025282009 Environment-Energy and Energy Sources Elective 3 0 0 8
9 9105025302018 Principals of Wastewater Treatment Elective 3 0 0 8
10 9105025322013 Environmental Sociology and Communication Elective 2 0 0 7
11 9105025342013 Modification of Clays through Physicochemical Methods Elective 3 0 0 8
12 9105025362018 Drinking Water Treatment Elective 3 0 0 8
13 9105025382014 Marine Environmental and Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries (EAF) Elective 2 0 0 3
14 9105025402014 Molecular Methods in Microbial Ecology Elective 3 0 0 8
15 9105025422018 Nanotechnology and its applications in water environment Elective 3 0 0 8
16 9105025462019 Use of Microalge in Wastewater Treatment: Phycoremediation Elective 3 0 0 0
17 9105025482019 Solar Energy Elective 3 0 0 0
18 9105025502019 Effects of Environmental Pollutans on Vertebrates-II Elective 3 0 0 0
19 9105035202016 Evaluation of Wastes and Recycling Elective 3 0 0 0
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