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Third Cycle Programmes (Doctorate Degree)

Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences - Field Crops - Third Cycle Programme



General Description
History
The Department was founded with the decision of the Senate of Ege University dated 20th May 1958. The first branches were Agronomy and Agricultural Genetics and Statistics. These two brances were combined on 21th February 1961.
Qualification Awarded
The Doctorate Degree(PhD) in Field Crops 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
The main goal of Doctorate Degree in Field Crops Department is 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 engineering fields and to have the ability to manage a process. The education enables them to have the ability to perform a comprehensive work which brings scientific and technological improvements by developing a scientific method and/or technological product/process or applying a known method to the new application area with an ethical responsibility.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
The graduates can find jobs in the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Agricultural Research Institutes, other official institutions, agricultural cooperatives, processing plant for sugar beet, tobacco, forages, etc. and seed companies and in private sectors which sell fertilizer and pesticides.
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
The administration rules of the Institute of Science
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
Programme Director: Prof. Dr. A. Esen Çelen Address: Ege Üniversitesi Ziraat Fakültesi Tarla Bitkileri Bölümü Tel: (0232) 3112679
Facilities
The Department of Field Crops has comprises three subsections, which are plant breeding and genetics, agronomy and pasture and forage crops. The Department has 33 academic (13 Prof., 1 Asc. Prof.,3 Asst. Prof.,9 Ress. Asst.,1 Expert and 3 Agric. Eng.) and 25 technical and official staff, The Department has field areas, greenhouse, tractors, harvest machines and all of the equipments used for research education and production. There are 9 modern laboratories. There is a library used by the students.

Key Learning Outcomes
1To be able to apply the knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering to the problems of agriculture engineering
2The skill of defining ,modelling and solving the problems which belong to the work field of Field Crops
3To be able to design a process in the direction of an identified aim, to build a trial and solve, evaluate the results
4To evaluate the contribution of the solutions in the frame of global and social engineering especially to the agricultural and environmental problems
5The skill to contribute to science by producing knowledge at the national and international scale to provide quality, yielding and sustainability at the different fields of agriculture especially at field crops
6To be able to make a team work intra and inter,disciplines
7To earn the skills of acting independently,to have power to decide and to create
8To be able to improve himself by appreciating the importance of learning lifelong, watching the developments in the field of science-technology and modern issues
9To have the ability of individual study,to make independent decision and communicate clearly and briefly as expressing opinions written or oral ways
10To have the professionaly and ethically consciousness of responsibility

Key Programme Learning Outcomes - NQF for HE in Turkey
TYYÇKey Learning Outcomes
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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 TAB-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 TAB-SG-DOK-B ELECTIVE COURSES 2 Elective - - - 30
Total 0 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 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 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 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
 
ELECTIVE COURSES 1
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9102096012002 Molecular Principles of Plant Breeding Elective 2 2 0 7
2 9102096032002 Plant Sociology in Grasslands Elective 2 2 0 8
3 9102096052005 Grassland Ecology Elective 3 0 0 8
4 9102096111998 Growth and Development of Cultivated Crops Elective 2 0 0 7
5 9102096131998 Soil Preparation in Agronomy Elective 1 1 0 7
6 9102096151998 Plant Genetic Resources Elective 3 0 0 8
7 9102096172007 Evolution of Field Crops Elective 3 0 0 8
8 EBB6832017 Planning and Assesment in Education Elective 3 2 0 6
9 EBB6852017 Development and Learning Elective 3 0 0 4
ELECTIVE COURSES 2
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9102096022001 Crop Physiology in the Main Field Crops Elective 3 0 0 8
2 9102096042001 Reproduction and Production Techniques in Plants Elective 1 1 0 7
3 9102096082001 Tissue Culture Elective 3 2 0 8
4 9102096102002 Principles of Breeding for Resistance in Plants Elective 3 0 0 7
5 9102096122005 Quantitative Genetics Elective 2 2 0 8
6 9102096142005 Seed Technic Elective 3 0 0 7
7 9102096161998 Tobacco Quality and its Measurement Elective 3 1 0 8
8 9102096202001 Computer Packages for Biological Experiments Elective 2 2 0 7
9 9102096242005 Evoluations Techniques in Forage Crops Elective 3 0 0 8
10 9102096261998 Artificial Grassland Techniques Elective 3 1 0 8
11 EBB6832017 Planning and Assesment in Education Elective 3 2 0 6
12 EBB6852017 Development and Learning Elective 3 0 0 4
 
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