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Third Cycle Programmes (Doctorate Degree)

Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences - Agricultural Economics - Third Cycle Programme



General Description
History
Department of Agricultural Economics, was established in 1977 as a part of Faculty of Agriculture. There are two major fields under the name of Agricultural Policy and Extension and Farm Management in the department. The department is consisted of 11 professors, 4 associate professors, 2 assistant professors, 1 Training Officer, 9 research assistants, 1 expert, 1 Agricultural Engineer, 2 secretaries and 2 retainers.
Qualification Awarded
The Doctorate Degree in Agricultural Economics awarded to the graduates who have successfully full filled all programme requirements.
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
Department of Agricultural Economics is conducting a training plan appropriate to age and conditions of working life in order to raise agricultural economists. Thus, the Department of Agricultural Economics aims to train graduates who are prone to inter-disciplinary studies, questioning, thinking, creative and found original solutions to problems. Two compulsory courses and some elective courses to specialize in various areas for students are included in the program.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Graduates take a role in establishment of many public and private sector. - Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs - Ministry of Environment and Forestry - Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources - State Planning Organization - National Productivity Centre - Export Development and Study Center - Undersecretariat of Treasury - Undersecretariat of Foreign Trade - Public and Private Banks - Agro-Industry Enterprises - Agricultural Cooperatives - Control and Certification Bodies - Consulting Firms in agriculture and agro-industry
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
For each course measurement and evaluation is described in Syllabus in details. Assessment is done according to the article 13 in Master Education and Examination Regulation of Ege University. Students must have at least 75 points to pass the course successfully. The grade of a course is determined by adding 40% of the midterm exam and 60% of the final exam.
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
Program Chairman: Prof. Dr. Gamze SANER ECTS / DS Coordinator: Prof.Dr. M. Metin ARTUKOĞLU ADDRESS: Ege University Faculty of Agriculture Department of Agricultural Economics 35100 Bornova / İzmir TEL: (232) 388 40 00 / 2911 - (232) 388 18 62 FAX: (232) 388 18 62 E-mail: ekonomi@mail.ege.edu.tr web: http://agr.ege.edu.tr/tarimekonomisi/
Facilities
The department has within two floors; 1 undergraduate and 1 graduate classrooms, 2 meeting rooms, a seminar room, library and a computer lab.

Key Learning Outcomes
1Understand and solve the economic problems of agriculture by using basic principles of agriculture and economics
2Comprehends of economic problems of agriculture, data collection at micro and macro levels, analysis, interpretation, to developed project based solutions.
3Use modern techniques for economic applications, to interpret and transfer the results to practice.
4Relates resource allocation and productivity with environment, food safety and sustainability objectives.
5Monitor national and international agricultural markets, understand the behaviors of market actors and ability of decision making
6Have management skill such as leadership, organization, time and risk management, quality conscious, efficiency
7Find creative and unique solutions, to develop alternatives appropriate to the conditions of contemporary life and work
8Have professional, moral values and social responsibility
9Participate in disciplinary and interdisciplinary studies and create a team spirit ability
10Work independently in the major, make judgements, express ideas verbally and written and communicate effectively
11Have dynamic, innovative, analytical thinking and social identity by understanding the necessity of lifelong learning
12Do research on their own, to manage projects independently
13Effective in speaking and writing of scientific studies related to the major
14Creative and critical thinking, find permanent solutions to problems
15Improve new ideas and methods related to the major
16Consults on issues related to the major

Key Programme Learning Outcomes - NQF for HE in Turkey
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KNOWLEDGE1
2
SKILLS1
2
3
4
COMPETENCES (Competence to Work Independently and Take Responsibility)1
2
3
COMPETENCES (Learning Competence)1
COMPETENCES (Communication and Social Competence)1
2
3
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 TEK-SG-DOK-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 9102066022002 Agricultural Macro Planning Compulsory 3 0 0 8
2 TEK-SG-DOK-B ELECTIVE COURSES 2 Elective - - - 22
Total 3 0 0 30
 
3. 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
 
4. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 FENDRSEM1 SEMINAR I 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
 
5. 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
 
6. 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
 
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
 
ELECTIVE COURSES 1
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9102065472014 Statistical Analysis Elective 3 0 0 8
2 9102066051998 Price Analysis Elective 3 0 0 8
3 9102066071999 Mathematics for Economists Elective 3 0 0 8
4 9102066091998 Farming Systems Research and Extension Elective 2 0 0 7
5 9102066112010 Linear Programming Applications for Management Elective 3 0 0 8
6 9102066132002 Operations Research in Agriculture Elective 3 0 0 8
7 9102066152002 Participatory Approaches in Researches and Applications of Extension,Rural Development and Elective 2 0 0 7
8 9102066192008 Agricultural Innovation Systems Elective 3 0 0 8
9 9102066212011 Management of State Properties Elective 3 0 0 8
ELECTIVE COURSES 2
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9102066041998 Extension in Agricultural Management, Marketing and Cooperatives Elective 3 0 0 8
2 9102066062002 Water Economics Elective 2 0 0 8
3 9102066081998 International Trade of Agricultural Products Elective 3 0 0 8
4 9102066101999 Macro Economic Analysis Elective 3 0 0 8
5 9102066122010 Advanced Planning Techniques for Management Elective 3 0 0 8
6 9102066142002 Multivariate Analysis in Agricultural Economics Elective 3 0 0 8
7 9102066162008 Econometric Analysis of Panel Data Elective 3 0 0 8
8 9102066182009 Risk Management in Agriculture and Insurance Elective 3 0 0 8
9 9102066202010 Expropriation Techniques Elective 3 0 0 8
10 9102066222011 Social Network Analysis and Social Learning Elective 3 0 0 8
11 9102066242011 Food Supply Chain Management Elective 3 0 0 8
12 9102066262012 Agricultural Policy Analysis Elective 3 0 0 8
13 9102066282014 Analysis of Agricultural Commodity Futures and Options Markets Elective 3 0 0 0
14 EBB6832017 Planning and Assesment in Education Elective 3 2 0 6
15 EBB6852017 Development and Learning Elective 3 0 0 4
 
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