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Second Cycle Programmes (Master's Degree)

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



General Description
History
Ege University , Department of Chemistry, is one of the seven divisions in the Faculty of Science. It was established in 1955 as an Institute of Chemistry which was than attached to the faculty in 1961 and than became the Department of Chemistry in 1971.
Qualification Awarded
The Master’s Degree in Chemistry (second cycle in Chemistry) 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 chemistry 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 chemists can work in broad industry sectors (pharmaceutical, plastics, textile, paint, etc.), many different industrial areas and the laboratory-based jobs. MS Chemists at the same time participate 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 Deparmant: Prof. Dr. F. Nil Ertaş Tel :+90 232 311 23 56 E-mail :niler@mail.ege.edu.tr, ECTS Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Jale Yanık Tel :+90 232 311 23 86 E-mail :jale.yanik@ege.edu.tr
Facilities
The 26 faculty members 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
1To develop information at the level of expertise in relevant disciplines (Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry) on the basis of undergraduate knowledge.
2To use the theoretical and practical information in the field of his expertise.
3To understand and analyze the problems encountered in the related field and solve them using the research methods.
4To develop a critical approach to his knowledge and skills acquired and learn to direct them.
5To present the quantitative and qualitative data systematically in the current developments to the researchers in his field and outside the field of area in written, oral and visual form.
6To be able utilize verbal and written communication in a foreign language listed in European Language Portfolio.
7To use computer software in the level required by the area and to be able to use information and communications technologies at advanced level.
8To be able to supervise the related data in the collection, interpretation, implementation and announcement stages by considering the social, scientific, cultural and ethical values and teach them.
9To develop strategy, policy and application areas in his field and evaluate the results obtained in the quality framework.
10To interpret information in his field by combining them with different disciplinary areas and to create a novel knowledge.

Key Programme Learning Outcomes - NQF for HE in Turkey
TYYÇKey Learning Outcomes
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KNOWLEDGE1
2
SKILLS1
2
3
COMPETENCES (Competence to Work Independently and Take Responsibility)1
2
3
COMPETENCES (Learning Competence)1
COMPETENCES (Communication and Social Competence)1
2
3
4
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 KİMYA-YL-G Elective - - - 30
Total 0 0 0 30
 
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 KİMYA-YL-B Elective - - - 24
2 YLSEM590 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
 
 
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