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

General Description
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 )
Address, Programme Director or Equivalent
Head of Department: Prof. Dr. Nadide KAZANCI Tel:+90 232 311 2377, Coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Cüneyt ÇELİKTAŞTel:+90 232 311 1762,
The academic staff is 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
1To be able to interpret and develop an experimental or theoretical result through the scientific essentials
2To be able to specialize on his/her research subject in parallel with requirements of his/her department
3To be able to have planning, presenting and performing abilities about his/her research subject
4To be able to know where and how his/her research subject can be applied and to apply when needed
5To be able to have preparing and presenting abilities of a scientific paper about his/her research subject
6To be able to have presenting ability of his/her own scientific studies in National or International scientific meetings
7To be able to have fulfillment abilities of interdisciplinary studies
8To be able to have academic self-development ability
9To be able to have the ability of solving any problem in his/her own studies with suitable approaches and responsibilites through leadership qualifications and related strategies
10To be able to have communication ability in various scientific platforms with minimum B2 level out of European Language Portfolio
11To be able to get following technological development ability by using informatics and communication technologies

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 FİZ-ATM-YL-SDG1 Elective - - - 15
2 9101045052019 Mathematical Methods for Physicists I Compulsory 2 1 0 8
3 9101045011998 Quantum Mechanics I Compulsory 3 0 0 7
4 9101047012018 Research Methods and Ethics for Research and Publication Compulsory 2 0 0 6
Total 7 1 0 36
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 FİZ-ATM-YL-SDG2 Elective - - - 17
2 9101045032014 Classical Electrodynamics I Compulsory 3 0 0 7
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 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 9101045131998 Advanced Solid State Physics I Elective 3 0 0 8
2 9101045191998 Statistical Mechanics I Elective 3 0 0 8
3 9101045211998 Introduction to Superconductivity I Elective 3 0 0 8
4 9101045252002 Numerical Methods in Physics Elective 3 0 0 8
5 9101045272011 Microwaves Elective 3 0 0 8
6 9101045351998 Liquid Crystals I Elective 3 0 0 8
7 9101045391998 Physics of Semiconductors I Elective 3 0 0 8
8 9101045431998 Analytical Mechanics I Elective 3 0 0 8
9 9101045451998 Vibration Analysis Elective 3 0 0 8
10 9101045632005 Molecular Spectroscopy Elective 3 0 0 8
11 9101045652005 An Introduction to Biophysics I Elective 3 0 0 8
12 9101045752010 Surfactants in Aqueous Solution Elective 3 0 0 8
13 9101045832012 Molecular Dynamics Simulations Elective 3 0 0 8
14 9101045852013 Molecular Simulation I Elective 3 0 0 8
15 9101045892018 High Temperature Superconductivity I Elective 3 0 0 8
16 9101045912014 Thermal and Spectroscopic Properties of Biological Molecules I Elective 3 0 0 6
17 9101045932014 Superconducting Electronics I Elective 3 0 0 6
18 9101045992016 Advance Atomic and Molecular Physics Elective 3 0 0 8
19 9101047032017 Raman and Infrared Spectroscopy Applications Elective 3 0 0 8
20 9101047052017 Molecular Symmetry and Group Theory Elective 3 0 0 8
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9101045141998 Advanced Solid State Physics II Elective 3 0 0 8
2 9101045201998 Statistical Mechanics II Elective 3 0 0 8
3 9101045221998 Introduction to Superconductivity II Elective 3 0 0 8
4 9101045361998 Liquid Crystals II Elective 3 0 0 8
5 9101045401998 Physics of Semiconductors II Elective 3 0 0 8
6 9101045441998 Analytical Mechanics II Elective 3 0 0 8
7 9101045562005 An Introduction to Biophysics II Elective 3 0 0 8
8 9101045822012 Techniques for writing a scientific publishing and Project Elective 3 0 0 8
9 9101045842013 Molecular Simulation II Elective 3 0 0 8
10 9101045862014 Superconducting Electronics II Elective 3 0 0 6
11 9101045882018 High Temperature Superconductivity II Elective 3 0 0 8
12 9101045902014 Thermal and Spectroscopic Properties of Biological Molecules II Elective 3 0 0 6
13 9101045962016 Quantum Mechanical Calculations Elective 3 0 0 8
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