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Second Cycle Programmes (Master's Degree)

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



General Description
History
Ege University Solar Energy Institute (EUSEI) established in 1978. EUSEI is a research institute giving graduate education and conducting science research on renewable energy technologies like photovoltaic, solar thermal, biomass, gheothermal, wind.
Qualification Awarded
The Master’s Degree in Solar Energy 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
This program is taught master's in renewable energy technologies.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Qualified employees in Renewable energy technologies sector. Researchers and academic staff in universities and research institutes. Consultant in public or private sector in the field of renewable energy technologies.
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 )
Full-Time
Address, Programme Director or Equivalent
Prof. Dr. Günnur KOÇAR Ege University Solar Energy Institute 35100 Bornova/Izmir Tel: +90 232 311 12 34 Fax:+9 0232 388 60 27 e-mail: gunnur.kocar@ege.edu.tr
Facilities
Research laboratories in all areas of renewable energy technologies, experimental work and application development infrastructure. In addition, cooperation projects with domestic and overseas organizations and research centers.

Key Learning Outcomes
1Using mathematics, science and engineering knowledge to defining problems in renewable energy technologies and ability to acquire modeling and analysis skills in creativity.
2Data analysis, experimental design, making plans and skill to interpret the results.
3To solve problems in renewable energy technology applications using modern techniques and calculating tools.
4Into energy and energy technologies to be provided at least one expert renewable energy and technologies in the areas of general and basic knowledge.
5Renewable energy technologies and related literature can be followed and transfer information obtained orally or in writing.
6In meeting the needs of the individual or society, producing solutions for national and international energy sustainability problems.
7Individual study, as well as acting independently and using initiative to make joining coordination within the discipline and the interdisciplinary team working, expressed their ideas orally and in writing, as in clear and concise way to communicate.
8Closely following developments in renewable energy technologies as related issues developing technology and to produce information than present this information in national and international platform.
9Professional and ethical responsibility to act impartially in their assimilation decision to be conscious.
10To followed national and international standards of quality in renewable energy applications and to be aware of energy and environmental issues.

Key Programme Learning Outcomes - NQF for HE in Turkey
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COMPETENCES (Competence to Work Independently and Take Responsibility)1
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COMPETENCES (Learning Competence)1
COMPETENCES (Communication and Social Competence)1
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COMPETENCES (Field Specific Competence)1
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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 GÜN-SG-YL-G ELECTIVE COURSES 1 Elective - - - 30
Total 0 0 0 30
 
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 GÜN-SG-YL-B ELECTIVE COURSES 2 Elective - - - 16
2 9105035022014 Fundamentals of Renewable Energy Compulsory 3 0 0 8
3 FENYLSEM Seminar Compulsory 0 0 0 6
Total 3 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 YLTEZ592 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
 
ELECTIVE COURSES 1
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9105035032008 Fundamentals of Solar Energy Elective 3 0 0 8
2 9105035052008 The Role of Renewable Energy in Sustainable Development Elective 3 0 0 7
3 9105035112013 Design Principles of Solar Thermal Systems I Elective 3 0 0 8
4 9105035152008 Fundamentals of Geothermal Energy Elective 3 0 0 7
5 9105035172008 Industrial Energy Management I Elective 3 0 0 7
6 9105035192013 Sustainable Production for Industry I Elective 3 0 0 8
7 9105035212013 Fundemantals of Biorefinery Systems Elective 3 0 0 7
8 9105035252008 Biomass Energy Elective 3 0 0 8
9 9105035272013 Energy Investment Based on R&D Elective 3 0 0 7
10 9105035292008 Laboratory Techniques Elective 3 0 0 8
11 9105035312009 Chromatographic Separation Techniques in Structural Analysis Elective 3 0 0 8
12 9105035332008 Principles of Wind Energy Elective 3 0 0 7
13 9105035352008 Solar Collectors Elective 3 0 0 8
14 9105035372010 The Mechanisms of Photodegradation of Organic Compounds - I Elective 3 0 0 8
15 9105035412008 Fundamentals of Illumination Elective 3 0 0 8
16 9105035472008 Using Electrical Machines on Wind Energy Conversion Systems I Elective 3 0 0 8
17 9105035532008 Exergy Analysis of Renewable Energies I Elective 3 0 0 8
18 9105035572010 Fundamentals of Thermal and Fluid Sciences Elective 3 0 0 8
19 9105035592010 Introduction to Solar Photophysics and Photochemistry Elective 3 0 0 8
20 9105035612010 Structural Analysis with Spektroscopic Methods I Elective 3 0 0 8
21 9105035792010 Optimization of Electrical Energy Systems Elective 3 0 0 8
22 9105035832010 Solar Electrics I Elective 3 0 0 7
23 9105035852010 Development Economics Elective 3 0 0 8
24 9105035872010 Practice of Structural Analysis with Spektroscopic Methods I Elective 1 2 0 8
25 9105035892010 Design of Underground Heat Exchangers Elective 3 0 0 8
26 9105035912010 Photovoltaic Systems Elective 3 0 0 7
27 9105035932010 Inorganic Nanoparticles and Introduction to Semiconductor Quantum Dots Elective 3 0 0 7
ELECTIVE COURSES 2
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9105035042008 Applications of Wind Energy Elective 3 0 0 8
2 9105035062008 Applied Numerical Analysis Elective 3 0 0 8
3 9105035142008 Automatic Control in Solar Systems Elective 3 0 0 8
4 9105035162008 The Uses of Renewable Energy Sources in Agriculture Elective 3 0 0 8
5 9105035182008 Solar Power Plants Elective 3 0 0 8
6 9105035222013 Sustainable Production for Industry II Elective 3 0 0 8
7 9105035232014 Renewable Energy Usage in Refrigeration Systems Elective 3 0 0 0
8 9105035242008 Industrial Energy Management II Elective 3 0 0 8
9 9105035282002 Solar Chemical Production Elective 2 0 0 8
10 9105035282014 Solar Chemical Production Elective 3 0 0 0
11 9105035302013 Biorefinery Applications Elective 3 0 0 7
12 9105035322013 Hydroelectric Energy Production Elective 3 0 0 8
13 9105035362008 Using Electrical Machines on Wind Energy Conversion Systems II Elective 3 0 0 8
14 9105035382008 Exergy Analysis of Renewable Energies II Elective 3 0 0 8
15 9105035392014 Hydrogen Energy and Technologies Elective 3 0 0 0
16 9105035402008 Energy Management in Buildings Elective 3 0 0 8
17 9105035432014 Fullerens,Carbon Nanotubes and Their Applications Elective 3 0 0 0
18 9105035442010 Structural Analysis with Spektroscopic Methods II Elective 3 0 0 8
19 9105035782010 Applications of Inorganic Nanoparticles in Photovoltaic Systems Elective 3 0 0 8
20 9105035802010 Intelligent System Applications to Energy Systems Elective 3 0 0 8
21 9105035822010 Solar Electrics II Elective 3 0 0 8
22 9105035862010 Practice of Structural Analysis with Spektroscopic Methods II Elective 1 2 0 8
23 9105035882010 Technology Foresight Elective 3 0 0 8
24 9105035922011 Practice of Introduction to Solar Photophysics and Photochemistry Elective 3 0 0 8
 
Ege University, Bornova - İzmir / TURKEY • Phone: +90 232 311 10 10 • e-mail: intrec@mail.ege.edu.tr