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Second Cycle Programmes (Master's Degree)

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



General Description
History
Ege University, Department of Physics was established in 20 May 1958 as an Institute of Physics within the faculty of medicine which was than attached to the faculty in 1961.
Qualification Awarded
The Master’s Degree in Physics (second cycle in Physics) 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 objective is to educate specialists who can do research in any specific issues related to physics resources, plan an experimental study in the laboratory, evaluate and present a report of implement experimental results and work in scientific research and development organization.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
MS physicist can work in broad industry sectors (quality control, calibration, oncology centers, etc.), many different industrial areas and the laboratory-based jobs. MS physicist at the same time participates in research groups at universities and research institutes. Education is another important area in terms of employment.
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
Head f Department: Prof. Dr. Nadide Kazancı Tel:+90 232 311 2377 Email: nadide.kazanci@mail.ege.edu.tr ECTS Coordinator: Yrd. Doç. Dr. Teoman Yıldız Tel:+90 232 311 2819 E-mail : Teoman.yildiz@ege.edu.tr
Facilities
The 36 academic staffs are qualified in the field of both theoretical and experimental with many publications in the international literature. The physical facilities and equipment of the department are sufficient enough to carry out the experimental work that will contribute to the literature.

Key Learning Outcomes
1Using the knowledges of graduate education in postgraduate level.
2Gaining the investigator feature with vocational responsibility.
3To be able to improve themselves by innovations of the Physics which is important in development of science and technology.
4Sharing their concepts in seminar, symposium, conference etc. by using the skills of self study.
5To be able to prepare a scientific publication with the knowledges obtained from graduate and postgraduate studies.
6Tracing the developments of physics in national and international fields.
7To be able to join interdisciplinar and multidisciplinar team works.
8To be able to make literature search, presentation, experimental setup preparation, application and explication of results.
9Getting and using the initiative independently.
10Having the scientific and vocational wafer and defending this apprehension in every medium.

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
2
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COMPETENCES (Field Specific Competence)1
2
3

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 9101045031998 Classical Electrodynamics I Compulsory 3 0 0 7
2 FIZ-SG-YL-G ELECTIVE COURSES 1 Elective - - - 8
3 9101045051998 Mathematical Methods for Physicists I Compulsory 3 0 0 8
4 9101045011998 Quantum Mechanics I Compulsory 3 0 0 7
Total 9 0 0 30
 
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 FIZ-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 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 9101045112001 Dynamical Systems and Introduction to Chaos I Elective 3 0 0 8
2 9101045131998 Advanced Solid State Physics I Elective 3 0 0 8
3 9101045151998 Electron Transport Theory I Elective 3 0 0 8
4 9101045191998 Statistical Mechanics I Elective 3 0 0 8
5 9101045211998 Introduction to Superconductivity I Elective 3 0 0 8
6 9101045252002 Numerical Methods in Physics Elective 3 0 0 8
7 9101045271998 Microwaves Elective 3 0 0 8
8 9101045291998 Nuclear Structure I Elective 3 0 0 8
9 9101045311998 Radiation Measurement Methods I Elective 3 0 0 8
10 9101045351998 Liquid Crystals I Elective 3 0 0 8
11 9101045391998 Physics of Semiconductors I Elective 3 0 0 8
12 9101045431998 Analytical Mechanics I Elective 3 0 0 8
13 9101045451998 Vibration Analysis Elective 3 0 0 8
14 9101045492000 Ion-Solid Interaction I Elective 3 0 0 8
15 9101045612004 Differential Equations in Physics I Elective 3 0 0 8
16 9101045632005 Molecular Spectroscopy Elective 3 0 0 8
17 9101045652005 An Introduction to Biophysics I Elective 3 0 0 8
18 9101045692005 Molecular Modelling I Elective 3 0 0 8
19 9101045732010 Non-equilibrium Statistical Physics I Elective 3 0 0 8
20 9101045752010 Surfactants in Aqueous Solution Elective 3 0 0 8
21 9101045772010 Electronic Methods in Nuclear Physics Elective 3 0 0 8
22 9101045812011 Molecular Dynamics of Model Liquid Crystals I Elective 2 2 0 8
23 9101045832012 Molecular Dynamics Simulations Elective 3 0 0 8
24 9101045852013 Molecular Simulation I Elective 3 0 0 8
ELECTIVE COURSES 2
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9101045122001 Dynamical Systems and Introduction to Chaos II Elective 3 0 0 8
2 9101045141998 Advanced Solid State Physics II Elective 3 0 0 8
3 9101045161998 Electron Transport Theory II Elective 3 0 0 8
4 9101045201998 Statistical Mechanics II Elective 3 0 0 8
5 9101045221998 Introduction to Superconductivity II Elective 3 0 0 8
6 9101045301998 Nuclear Structure II Elective 3 0 0 8
7 9101045322011 Radiation Measurement Methods II Elective 3 0 0 8
8 9101045361998 Liquid Crystals II Elective 3 0 0 8
9 9101045401998 Physics of Semiconductors II Elective 3 0 0 8
10 9101045441998 Analytical Mechanics II Elective 3 0 0 8
11 9101045502000 Ion-Solid Interaction II Elective 3 0 0 8
12 9101045562005 An Introduction to Biophysics II Elective 3 0 0 8
13 9101045722010 Non-equilibrium Statistical Physics II Elective 3 0 0 8
14 9101045742010 Electronic Methods in Nuclear Physics II Elective 3 0 0 8
15 9101045802011 Molecular Dynamics of Model Liquid Crystals II Elective 2 2 0 8
16 9101045822012 Techniques for writing a scientific publishing and Project Elective 3 0 0 8
17 9101045842013 Molecular Simulation II Elective 3 0 0 8
 
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