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Third Cycle Programmes (Doctorate Degree)

Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences - Landscape Architecture - Third Cycle Programme



General Description
History
The Department of Landscape Architecture was established in 1976 and entered into the educational program in 1977-78. Landscape architecture is the art and science of analysis, planning, design, management, preservation and rehabilitation of the land. The scope of the profession includes site planning and development, environmental restoration, sustainable design, urban planning, park and recreation planning, regional planning, and historic preservation. Practitioners share a commitment of achieving a balance between conservation, use and management of natural-cultural resources in the country. In addition to education and training activities; project studies for planning and design in the revolving fund, preparing technical reports about different topics, provision of consultation and expertise upon natural sites and environmental issues, conservation and improvement of natural and cultural resources, activities to create community awareness and sensitivity about the protection of environmental resources through radio and television programs, public meetings and conferences, students’ design projects for different purposes especially for schools and military organizations are being materialized at the department. Since the establishment of the Department of Landscape Architecture, over 1300 students graduated from our program. Both Masters and Doctorate programs exist at the department under the rules and regulations of Ege University Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences. In this context, more than 27 doctorate and 125 masters dissertations were completed since the establishment.
Qualification Awarded
The Doctor of Philosophy of Degree in Landscape Architecture is awarded to students who successfully complete all courses in the curriculum plan and defense their thesis proposal and thesis work in related area succesfully
Level of Qualification
Third Cycle
Specific Admission Requirements
The applicants who hold a Master's Degree and willing to enroll in the Doctorate programme may apply to the Directorate of 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 55 out of 100 from ÜDS (University Language Examination conducted by OSYM) or TOEFL or IELTS score equivalent to UDS score of 55. The candidates holding Bachelor's or Master's Degree taught totally in English are exempted from English proficiency requirement. The candidates fulfilling the criteria outlined above are invited to interwiev. The assessment for admission to masters programs is based on : 50% of ALES, 15% of academic success in the undergraduate programme (cumulative grade point average (CGPA) ) 10 % of academic success in the master's programme and 25% of interview grade. The required minimum interview grade is 60 out of 100. The candidates having an assessed score of 65 at least are accepted into the Doctorate 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 Doctorate 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 Doctorate 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 doctorate programme consists of a minimum of seven courses, with a minimum of 21 national credits, a qualifying examination, a dissertation proposal, and a dissertation. The period allotted for the completion of the Doctorate programmes is normally eight semesters (four years). However, while it is possible to graduate in a shorter time, it is also possible to have an extension subject to the approval of the graduate school. The seminar course and thesis are non-credit and graded on a pass/fail basis. The total ECTS credits of the programme is 240 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 Doctorate course load and credits. The PhD students are required to take the Doctoral Qualifying Examination, after having successfully completed taught courses. The examination consists of written and oral parts. The Doctoral Qualifying Committee determines by absolute majority whether a candidate has passed or failed the examination. Students who fail the Qualifying Examination may retake the examination the following semester. Students failing the Examination a second time are dismissed from the program. 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 dissertation supervisor who must hold the minimum rank of assistant professor is appointed for each PhD student. When the nature of the dissertation topic requires more than one supervisor, a joint-supervisor may be appointed. A joint-supervisor must hold a doctoral degree. Periodic monitoring of research work by a thesis monitoring committee is required to be awarded the Doctoral degree. 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 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 5 faculty members. Of the appointed jury members, up to two may be selected from another Department or another University. The co-supervisor cannot be the jury member. Thesis defense by the candidate is open to all audience and a jury decides to grant/deny the Doctoral degree. A majority vote by the jury members determines the outcome of the thesis or examination. The vote can be for "acceptance", "rejection" or "correction". A student may be given, by a decision of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School, up to six months to complete the corrections. The student must then retake the thesis examination.
Profile of The Programme
The aims of the Doctorate Degree in Landscape Architecture are to enable the student to grow the graduates having the ability to perceive, design, evaluate and finish an original process by using and following the knowledge of the recent developments in the relevant fields associated with landscape architecture and to have the ability to manage a process; to have an ability and capability of doing advanced and novel studies in the fields of landscape planning, landscape design, landscape reclamation and environment-landscape management; to appreciate and embrace scientific and ethical principles in every field of landscape architecture.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Universities (Faculties, vocational schools and landscape design-application units of university rectorates), municipalities (departments of parks-gardens, directorates of development and planning, and cemeteries), some ministry institutions (General Directorate of Highways, General Directorate of State Hydraulic Works (DSI), General Directorate of Environmental Conservation, National Parks, Agricultural Research Institutions, General Directorate of Forests, General Directorate of Tourism Planning, General Directorate of Preservation of Cultural and Historical Heritage), Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Urban Planning and construction firms and bureaus, private firms undertaking municipal services, housing cooperatives, tourism and recreation facilities
Access to Further Studies
Graduates who succesfully completed doctorate degree may apply to both in the same or related disciplines in higher education institutions at home or abroad to get a position in academic staff or to governmental R&D centres to get expert position.
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 Doctorate student must receive at least 75 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 of the program; Prof. Dr. Erhan Vecdi KÜÇÜKERBAŞ Ege University Faculty of Agriculture Department of Landscape Architecture 35100 Bornova/İZMİR. Tel: +90.232.3112616 Fax:+90.232.3881864 e-mail: peyzaj@mail.ege.edu.tr
Facilities
The basic facilities for education, research and other activities are; 2 classrooms, 2 design studios, 1 computer room, 1 library-meeting room and an interior garden

Key Learning Outcomes
1Being able to have an ability and capability of doing advanced and novel studies in the fields of landscape planning, landscape design, landscape reclamation and environment-landscape management
2Being able to have an expertise in the area of wildlife protection and management
3Being able to come up with development and implementation strategies and actions to meet the regional, national and international requirements in the field of ecological networks and greenways
4Being able to have a unique knowledge and experience in wetland planning and management
5Being able to develop a novel methodology, concept, design or implementation and/or to probe/improve the existing one in landscape architecture, and to present its results in a scientific format in respected scientific platforms
6Being able to have a capability of leading and preparing a scientific study as well as presenting its outcomes in well-known journals
7Being able to cherish the principles of self-development and lifelong learning in landscape architecture
8Being able to be capable of making trans and/or interdisciplinary researches and studies in the pursuit of integrating relevant fields with landscape architecture
9Being able to qualified enough in order to take initiative and study independently
10Being able to be proficient in order to communicate with the international science community using at least one foreign language
11Being able to appreciate and embrace scientific and ethical principles in every field of landscape architecture

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
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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 PYM-SG-DOK-G ELECTIVE COURSES 1 Elective - - - 22
2 9102046012013 Environmental Resource Planning Compulsory 3 0 0 8
3 9102046312018 Survey Methods of Landscape Architecture 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 PYM-SG-DOK-B ELECTIVE COURSES 2 Elective - - - 24
2 FENDRSEM1 SEMINAR I Compulsory 1 0 0 6
Total 1 0 0 30
 
3. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 FENDRYET790 Qualifying Exam Compulsory 0 0 0 9
2 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
3 FENDRTEZONE Thesis Proposal Defense Compulsory 0 0 0 16
Total 0 0 0 30
 
4. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
2 DRTEZ692 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 25
Total 0 0 0 30
 
5. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 FENDRSEM2 Seminar II Compulsory 1 0 0 6
2 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
3 DRTEZ694 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 19
Total 1 0 0 30
 
6. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
2 DRTEZ692 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 25
Total 0 0 0 30
 
7. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
2 DRTEZ692 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 25
Total 0 0 0 30
 
8. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
2 DRTEZ692 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 25
Total 0 0 0 30
 
 
Ege University, Bornova - İzmir / TURKEY • Phone: +90 232 311 10 10 • e-mail: intrec@mail.ege.edu.tr