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Third Cycle Programmes (Doctorate Degree)

Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences - Marine-Inland Water Sciences and Technology - Third Cycle Programme



General Description
History
Hydrobiology PhD program started in 1961 with the establishment of the Biology Department within the Faculty of Sciences. Education and research for Hydrobiology and Biological Oceanography continued within this department until 1982, when with the approval of the new Council of Higher Education legislation, the program was transferred to Ege University Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences as Hydrobiology program.
Qualification Awarded
The Doctor of Philosophy(PhD) Degree in Marine-Inland Water Sciences and Technology 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
PhD program in the Hydrobiology Department of Fisheries Faculty aims to give students the ability to improve and deepen new and advanced information in their area of expertise by original thinking and/or research, and the ability to reach to original conclusions that brings novelty in their area. This program gives students the ability to bring new ideas, methods, designs and/or application development skills or to use a known idea, method, design and /or application in a different field, the ability conceive, design, adapt and apply an original research topic in the areas of marine and freshwater biology and fisheries biology. The Program also aims to give skills in developing and using research methods along with interpretation of the data and their conversion into a scientific paper.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Graduates of this program, given that they succeed in a national test (KPSS), are employed within Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, within the General Directorate of State Hydrolic Works, and municipilaties as well as within aquaculture and food processing plants.
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
Test-and evaluation methods for each course is described within “Course Teaching Plan”.
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 Program: Prof. Dr. Bilal ÖZTÜRK, Ege University, Faculty of Fisheries, Department of Hydrobiology, 35100, Bornova, Izmir, Turkey. Tel: +90 232 311 30 97. AKTS/DS Coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Şule GÜRKAN ,Ege University, Faculty of Fisheries, Department of Hydrobiology, 35100, Bornova, Izmir, Turkey. Tel: 0 232 311 52 02.
Facilities
The faculty has 3 main buildings in Urla, Bornova and Dalyan (near the vicinity of Bird Paradise with 18000 decare area). The faculty has a research vessels in Urla which is 110 tonnes and designed as a fisheries research vessel and has a length of 27 m and width of 6.5 m and operated with a 463 hp engine is is called EGESUF and used in a variety of research projects including fisheries with trawlers and deep set nets. The faculty has two additional small boats, 6.5 m in length, in addition to two Zodiac boats. Within each building there are many labs that have been formed for different needs, and a library for the faculty, staff and students. Faculty, staff and students use the Ege University Computer center and computer lab for their data analyses. Marine and freshwater sciences and technology program is one of the three main programs at the Fisheries faculty. In this program instruction is provided with 18 full-time professors, 17 associate professors, and 2 assistant professors out of 37 academic staff.

Key Learning Outcomes
1Research and development by using new and advanced information and reaching novel ideas in the area of Hydrobiology, based on the students’ adequacy during master’s level.
2Obtaining high level skills in using research methods in marine and freshwater biology and fisheries biology studies; analyses, synthesis and interpretation of new and different ideas.
3Defending their novel ideas during discussions with experts in their field and effective communication to demonstrate their adequacy in their field.
4Research, adaption and application of a novel topic in their field.
5Being able to conceive interdisciplinary interactions, and to obtain novel results by analysis, synthesis, and expert information.
6Expanding their information in their field by publishing at least one peer-reviewed national or international scientific paper.
7Developing new ideas and methods in their field by creative and critical thinking, problem solving and decision making.

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
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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 9104026392017 Compulsory 3 0 0 8
2 STB-SG-DOK-G ELECTIVE COURSES 1 Elective - - - 22
3 9104026452018 Methods of Scientific Research and Publication Ethics 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 STB-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
 
ELECTIVE COURSES 1
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9104026012013 Energy Flux in Food Chain Elective 2 2 0 8
2 9104026031998 Morphological Charateristics of Deep-sea Fishes Elective 2 2 0 7
3 9104026072002 Analyses of Fish Population in Inlandwaters Elective 2 2 0 8
4 9104026091998 Ecomorphology of the Bony Fish Elective 2 0 0 7
5 9104026112005 Mediterranean Benthos Elective 2 2 0 7
6 9104026132005 Carcinofauna of the Turkey Elective 2 0 0 7
7 9104026172007 Scaphopoda of the Mediterranean Sea Elective 2 2 0 8
8 9104026192007 Lessepsian Fishes Elective 2 2 0 8
9 9104026232014 Removal Methods of Environmental Impacts of Aquaculture Elective 2 0 0 8
10 9104026372010 Biodiversity and Structural Properties of the Cryptik Marine Fishes Elective 2 2 0 8
11 9104026412016 Developmant of Fishes in Evolutionary Process Elective 2 2 0 7
12 9104026432017 Environmental Management Systems Elective 2 0 0 7
13 9104026472018 Behavioural Ecotoxicology Elective 2 0 0 7
14 9104026492018 The Use of Phytoplankton and Phytobenthouse as Biological Parameter Elective 2 2 0 8
ELECTIVE COURSES 2
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9104026041998 Coastal Ecology Elective 2 2 0 8
2 9104026061998 The Implantation Methods of Crayfish to Inland Waters Elective 2 2 0 8
3 9104026082014 Organic Matter in the Aquatic Environment Elective 2 0 0 8
4 9104026121998 Genotoxicity of Water Pollution Elective 2 2 0 8
5 9104026141998 Biology of Freshwater Copepods Elective 2 2 0 8
6 9104026161998 Pesticide and Hydrocarbon Pollution Marine Environment Elective 2 2 0 8
7 9104026181998 Pollution Indicator Species and their Utilization in Aquatic Environments Elective 2 2 0 8
8 9104026201998 Reproductive Biology of Marine Fishes Elective 2 2 0 8
9 9104026221998 Eutrophication and Hypereutrophication Elective 2 2 0 8
10 9104026242014 Exotic Fish Species in Inland Water and Effects of Ecosystem Elective 2 2 0 7
11 9104026262003 Bivalve Fauna of the Mediterranean Sea Elective 2 2 0 8
12 9104026302005 Heavy Metal Pollution in Aquatic Environment Elective 2 0 0 8
13 9104026322005 Marine Annelids Elective 2 2 0 8
14 9104026342005 Biology and Taxonomy of Planktonic Rotifers Elective 2 2 0 8
15 9104026362007 Dangerous and Poisonous Marine Animals Elective 2 2 0 8
16 9104026382010 Biodiversty and Conservation of Marine Fishes Elective 2 2 0 8
17 9104026402012 Bioremediation Elective 2 0 0 8
18 9104026442014 Sex Role Reserved in Pipefish Species And Features Of Sexual Selection Elective 2 0 0 7
19 9104026462016 Scombridae in Turkey and the World Fisheries Elective 2 2 0 7
20 EBB6832017 Planning and Assesment in Education Elective 3 2 0 6
21 EBB6852017 Development and Learning Elective 3 0 0 4
 
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