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Third Cycle Programmes (Doctorate Degree)

Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences - Solar Energy - Energy - Third Cycle Programme



General Description
History
Ege University Solar Energy Institute (EUSEI) established in 1978. EUSEI is a research institute giving graduate education and conducting science research on renewable energy technologies like photovoltaic, solar thermal, biomass, gheothermal, wind.
Qualification Awarded
The Doctor of Philosophy(PhD) Degree in Solar Energy 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
This program is taught doctorate degree in renewable energy.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Qualified expert in renewable energy sector. Researchers and academic staff in universities and research institutes. Expert consultant in public or private sector in the field of renewable energy technologies.
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
During the period, a midterm and a final exam applied for a total of two. Exams are evaluated over 100 full shout. 40% of midterm and 60% of final exam determine the average score. To be successful in this course average must be at least 75. In addition, some courses, assessment and evaluation can be done with the research and application projects.
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
SOLAR ENERGY INSTITUE Ege Üniversitesi Güneş Enerjisi Enstitüsü, 35100, Bornova, İzmir Tel: +90.232.311-1234 Faks: +90.232.388-6027 E-posta: gunesens@mail.ege.edu.tr Prof. Dr. Günnur KOÇAR Ege Üniversitesi Güneş Enerjisi Enstitüsü, 35100, Bornova, İzmir Tel: +90.232.311-1234 Faks: +90.232.388-6027 E-posta: gunnur.kocar@ege.edu.tr
Facilities
Research laboratories in all areas of renewable energy technologies, experimental work and application development infrastructure. In addition, cooperation projects with domestic and overseas organizations and research centers.

Key Learning Outcomes
1Using mathematics, science and engineering knowledge to defining problems in renewable energy and ability to acquire modeling and analysis skills in creativity.
2Data analysis, experimental design, making plans and skill to interpret the results.
3To solve problems in renewable energy applications using modern techniques and calculating tools.
4Into energy to be provided at least one expert renewable energy in the areas of general and basic knowledge.
5Renewable energy and related literature can be followed and transfer information obtained orally or in writing.
6In meeting the needs of the individual or society, producing solutions for national and international energy sustainability problems.
7Individual study, as well as acting independently and using initiative to make joining coordination within the discipline and the interdisciplinary team working, expressed their ideas orally and in writing, as in clear and concise way to communicate.
8Closely following developments in renewable energy as related issues developing technology and to produce information than present this information in national and international platform.
9Professional and ethical responsibility to act impartially in their assimilation decision to be conscious.
10To followed national and international standards of quality in renewable energy applications and to be aware of energy and environmental issues.

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 GÜN-SG-DOK-G ELECTIVE COURSES 1 Elective - - - 22
2 9105036672014 Renewable Energy Applications Compulsory 3 0 0 8
3 9105036792018 Systematical Research and Ethics 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 GÜN-SG-DOK-B ELECTIVE COURSES 2 Elective - - - 16
2 9105036672014 Renewable Energy Applications 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
 
ELECTIVE COURSES 1
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9105036072008 Solar Photochemistry and Technologies Elective 3 0 0 7
2 9105036092008 Electrochemical Energy Storages Elective 3 0 0 7
3 9105036252010 Chemistry of Semiconductors Elective 3 0 0 8
4 9105036412008 Macromolecules for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Elective 3 0 0 8
5 9105036432010 Organic Optoelectronic Materials-I Elective 3 0 0 7
6 9105036472008 Field Effect Transistors (FETs, MOSFET, OFET, photOFET) Elective 3 0 0 7
7 9105036572010 Solar Photochemistry Elective 3 0 0 7
8 9105036612010 Semiconductors and Optoelectronic Applications Elective 3 0 0 8
9 9105036652012 Computational Heat Transfer – I Elective 3 0 0 8
10 9105036812017 Conjugated Polymers and Photonic Applications Elective 3 0 0 8
ELECTIVE COURSES 2
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9105036162014 Liquid Crystal Organic Materials Elective 3 0 0 8
2 9105036422010 The Mechanısms of Photodegradation of Organic Compounds - II Elective 3 0 0 8
3 9105036522010 Organic Optoelectronic Materials-II Elective 3 0 0 8
4 9105036542008 Electro Chemistry for Organic Compounds Elective 3 0 0 8
5 9105036582008 Organic Materials for Photoelectronic Technologies Elective 3 0 0 8
6 9105036682010 Organic Light Emitting Devices Elective 3 0 0 8
7 9105036742012 Computational Heat Transfer – II Elective 3 0 0 8
8 9105036782014 Graphene and Graphene Oqides: Electronic/Optoelectronic Applications Elective 3 0 0 8
9 9105036802016 Solar Architecture Elective 3 0 0 8
10 9105036822017 Nanotechnology and sustainability: Energy Conversion and Storage Elective 3 0 0 8
11 EBB6832017 Planning and Assesment in Education Elective 3 2 0 6
12 EBB6852017 Development and Learning Elective 3 0 0 4
 
Ege University, Bornova - İzmir / TURKEY • Phone: +90 232 311 10 10 • e-mail: intrec@mail.ege.edu.tr