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Third Cycle Programmes (Doctorate Degree)

Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences - Civil Engineering - Civil Engineering - Third Cycle



General Description
History
Ege University Civil Engineering Doctorate programme has started education at the begining of the academic year of 1996-1997.
Qualification Awarded
The Doctorate Degree(PhD) in Civil Engineering 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 programme has six brances; construction, hydraulics, geotechnics, materials of construction and construction management. Under the supervision of their supervisor, the students enroll the compulsory and elective courses of relevant discipline, finalise and defend their thesis.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Some of our graduate students continue post-doc studies. The others work for various public and private companies. Specifically, most of the students that graduate between the years 2001 and 2005 have finished their doctorate studies and have been working as academicians at the universities.
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
Examination Regulations, assessment and Grading well defined in each course structure.The examinations are graded out of 100. Each course includes one midterm examination. The students have to attend 70% of theoretical and 80% of practical course hours. The success grade of a course is the summation of 40% of midterm and 60% final examinations. The students who take minimum 70 out of 100 are considered as successful from the course.
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
Ege University, Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Civil Engineering Department, Bornova, İzmir Programme Director: Prof. Orhan Yüksel
Facilities
Facilities for doctorate programme involve; working offices and laboratories. Laboratory studies are funded by some research projects.

Key Learning Outcomes
1Based on MSc qualifications, investigate, improve and make specific definitions of current and advanced knowledge belonging to any divisions in Civil Engineering by use of genuine ideas and/or investigations at a level of expertise, which will cause reforms in science.
2Realize the interaction between disciplines associated with their specialty area; attain original results by use of expertise knowledge as well as analysis, synthesis and evaluation of new and complex ideas
3Approach to latest knowledge in his/her specialty area systematically and gain advanced skills in various research methods in his/her specialty area
4Improve a new technique, develop a new method in science or apply a well-known technique to a different area, comprehend, envisage, adapt and apply and investigate an original subject
5Make critical analysis, synthesis and evaluation of new and complex ideas
6Innovate in science, develop a new scientific method or contribute to science by conducting a publishable authentic study which includes application of a well-known technique to another area
7Extend the boundaries of his/her knowledge of their specialty area by publishing an article in national and/or international journals
8Gain the ability to lead solution of problems in original or multidisciplinary works
9Improve new ideas and techniques within the scope of their specialty area with the help of advanced mental processes such as creative and critical idea, problem solution decision–making
10Investigate social relationships and norms directing these relations from a critical point of view, improve them and if necessary, manage operations oriented to change them,
11Communicate effectively within a group of expert demonstrating the proficiency in defending his/her original opinions
12Communicate and discuss orally, written and visually by at least one foreign language
13Contribute to the process of being a knowledge community by presenting technological, social and cultural advances in the context of academy and professional works
14Establish functional relationships in problem solutions with the help of strategic decision making processes
15Create solutions to social, scientific and ethical problems encountered at his/her specialty area and profession and support developments in these values

Key Programme Learning Outcomes - NQF for HE in Turkey
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COMPETENCES (Communication and Social Competence)1
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COMPETENCES (Field Specific Competence)1
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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 iNŞ.İNŞ.MÜH.SDG1 Elective - - - 30
2 9103046432018 Scientific Research and Publication Ethics in Civil Engineering Compulsory 2 0 0 6
Total 2 0 0 36
 
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 iNŞ.İNŞ.MÜH.SDG2 Elective - - - 16
2 9103046382013 Applied Numerical Analysis with Matlab Compulsory 3 0 0 8
3 FENDRSEM1 SEMINAR I Compulsory 1 0 0 6
Total 4 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
 
 
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