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Third Cycle Programmes (Doctorate Degree)

Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences - Chemical Engineering - Third Cycle Programme



General Description
History
The graduate-level programmes ,administered by the faculty organization, at Chemical Engineering had been started in 1968. In 1982 Higher Education Law No. 2547 defined that Graduate-level programmes consist of Master’s (second cycle) and Doctoral (third cycle) programmes are coordinated by graduate schools affiliated to the universities. Due to this reorganization the graduate level programmes at Chemical Engineering are administered by Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences since 1982.
Qualification Awarded
The Doctor of Philosophy(PhD) Degree in Chemical Engineering 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 Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering and 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 60 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 60. 2-English proficiency : at least 70 out of 100 from YDS (Foreign Language Examination conducted by country level) or TOEFL or IELTS score equivalent to YDS score of 70. The candidates fulfilling the criteria outlined above are invited to interwiev. The assessment for admission to masters programs is based on : 50% of ALES, 20% of academic success in the undergraduate programme (cumulative grade point average (CGPA) ) 10 % of academic success in the master's programme and 20% 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, 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. 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 Chemical Engineering 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 of the Doctorate Programme in Chemical Engineering Department have opportunities of employment in a variety of state and private funded companies. The main state companies where they can work are chemical and related engineering departments of academic instutions as academic staff, and especially R&D centers of governmental bodies and enterprises as engineer. Chemical Engineers holding Doctorate Degree play a key role in industries. The Chemical Process Industries such as agricultural, petroleum, paint, plastics, polymers, pharmaceutical, pulp and paper, detergent and cosmetics, cement, ceramics, artificial fibres, primary metals, glass, specialty chemicals, textiles, food and drink, environment, biotechnology and microelectronics are the employment areas of today’s Chemical Engineers. All these depend on chemical engineers to tailor manufacturing technology to the requirements of their products and to integrate product design with process design. Chemical Engineers can work in quality and process control, manufacturing, safety, research, product design and development, technical assistance, and marketing and sales, as technical or managerial personnel.
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 2.50 0ut of 4.00 ( 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
Programme Director : Prof. Dr. Şerife Şeref HELVACI Phone : +90- 232- 388 76 00 Fax : +90-232-388 77 76 E-Mail : serife.helvaci@ege.edu.tr ; infochemeng@mail.ege.edu.tr ECTS /DS Coordinator : Prof. Dr. Süheyda ATALAY Phone : +90- 232- 388 00 16 E-Mail : suheyda.atalay@ege.edu.tr Address : Department of Chemical Engineering , Faculty of Engineering , Ege University 35100 Bornova, Izmir, TURKEY
Facilities
The Chemical Engineering Department has its own building with 11 classrooms for a total of 550 people and a lecture room for 100 people and a meeting room for 30 people. The facilities consist of a pilot plant, chemical engineering laboratories, chemistry and instrumental analysis as well as 18 research laboratories. The department has own computer laboratory for educational purpose. The students are being instructed by the staff of 15 full time Professors, 2 Associate Professors, 8 Assistant Professors, 1 Lecturer, 6 Postdoctoral Researchers, 11 Research Assistants, 2 Experts and 8 Technical personnel.

Key Learning Outcomes
1To be able to apply mathematics, science and engineering theories and principles to solve Chemical Engineering problems.
2To have 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.
3To 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.
4To be able to evaluate, synthesize and perform a critical analysis of the progress and make suggestions related to his/her professional areas.
5To be able to follow developments in the Chemical Engineering fields, have the ability to explain the processes and results of the studies for national and international meetings in a clear, concise, and brief manner, both in oral and written presentations.
6To have the ability to contribute to scientific and technological literature by publishing the outputs of academic studies in respectable academic environments.
7To have the ability to evaluate scientific, technological, social and cultural improvements and to transfer knowledge to society objectively with ethical responsibility.
8To have the ability to be a leader, to have initiative and to take the responsibility in interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary team works.

Key Programme Learning Outcomes - NQF for HE in Turkey
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KNOWLEDGE1
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SKILLS1
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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
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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 KMÜ-SG-DOK-G ELECTIVE COURSES 1 Elective - - - 24
2 9103056172018 Research and Publication Ethics with Scientific Research Methods Compulsory 3 0 0 6
3 9103056152011 Transport Phenomena- Advanced Topics Compulsory 3 0 0 6
Total 6 0 0 36
 
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 KMÜ-SDG-DOK-B Elective - - - 24
2 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 EBB6852017 Development and Learning Compulsory 3 0 0 4
2 EBB6832017 Planning and Assesment in Education Compulsory 3 2 0 6
3 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
4 DRTEZ693 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 15
Total 6 2 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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