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Third Cycle Programmes (Doctorate Degree)

Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences - Nuclear Sciences - Nuclear Technology - Third Cycle Programme



General Description
History
The main mission of the Institute of Nuclear Sciences is to offer graduate education and training in nuclear sciences and to realize pure and applied research in nuclear sciences. The institute comprises three main departments as being the Department of Nuclear Sciences, the Department of Nuclear Technology and the Department of Nuclear Applications. The purposes of the Institute are; 1. To give graduate education to students having degree from different discipline of science 2. To produce qualified personnel, being able to serve in the fields, in which the nuclear sciences have multi-disciplinary applications. Students are educated in order to 3. Be aware of the problem of the country and the world 4. Being able to apply the knowledge and experience gained to life. 5. Being able to follow developments in science and technology 6. Conduct researches and do publications in universal level, contributing to the needs of the country.
Qualification Awarded
The Doctor of Philosophy(PhD) Degree in Nuclear 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.
Third Cycle
Level of Qualification
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
Institue of nuclear sciences gives education and aimed its students to be able to work in the fields of multidisciplinary applications of nuclear sciences, being conscious about the problems of country and the world, being able to apply his experience and being able to follow the developing science and technology. The program comprises three main departments as being the Department of Nuclear Sciences, the Department of Nuclear Technology and the Department of Nuclear Applications. In education program, there are several compulsory and optional graduate courses that can be chosen by the students. Thus, the Institute graduates students who is able to find solution to the issues regarding the Nuclear Sciences, Nuclear Technology and Nuclear Applications by conducting multidisciplinary studies either individually or in a group.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Graduates from Master of Science program can work at the universities as lecturar, in several public and private sectors as an expert or advanced level researcher (TAEK, TÜBİTAK, Hospitals).
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 are described in each course assessments
Graduation Requirements
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Mode of Study (Full-Time, Part-Time, E-Learning )
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Address, Programme Director or Equivalent
Prof. Dr. Perihan ÜNAK, Ege University, Institute of Nuclear Sciences - Bornova- İZMİR Phone: 0 232 388 64 66
Facilities
Total numbers of academic staffs at the Institute is 30: 9 professors, 6 associated professors, 1 lecturer, 2 experts and 10 research assistants. There are 1 conference room, 1 seminar room, 3 lecture rooms, 1 student’s room and 15 research laboratories at the Institute. These rooms and laboratories have several facilities such as computers, data show devices and laboratory equipments, communally used between the Nuclear Science, Nuclear Technology and Nuclear Science departments.

Key Learning Outcomes
1Improving his acquired knowledge in the basic sciences and engineering area with the postgraduate education in Nuclear Sciences, should be able to apply his high level knowledge and experiences to different areas of nuclear technology.
2Should be able to execute an original study suitable for publication, bringing an innovation to science, developing a new scientific method and/or applying a known method to another area,
3Should be able to study in accordance with relevant legislation concerning radiation protection and working conditions of Turkish Atomic Energy Authority and International Atomic Energy Agency.
4Ability to identify, model and solve problems related with nuclear science and technology.
5Demonstrate the ability to work in team in the national and international multidisciplinary research projects.
6Ability to evaluate the contributions of nuclear sciences, nuclear technology and nuclear applications on the solution of energy, security and environmental problems.
7Ability to design, conduct experiments, interpret of data and evaluate the results.
8Should be able to use the nuclear detection systems and analytical apparatus required for nuclear techniques and applications.
9Ability to act independently, demonstrate initiative and creative personality.
10The ability of self improvement following the current developments in the areas of nuclear sciences and technologies at national and international level.
11Sense of professional, ethics and environmental responsibility

Key Programme Learning Outcomes - NQF for HE in Turkey
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Course Structure Diagram with Credits
T : Theoretical P: Practice L : Laboratory
1. Semester
No Course Unit Code Language of Instruction Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9105046032001 Turkish Advanced Nuclear Fuel Technology I Compulsory 2 2 0 8
2 NÜK-SG-DOK-G ELECTIVE COURSES 1 Elective - - - 16
3 9105046472018 Turkish Scientific Research and Publication Ethics in Nuclear Field Compulsory 2 0 0 6
Total 4 2 0 30
 
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Language of Instruction Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9105046042001 Turkish Advanced Nuclear Fuel Technology II Compulsory 2 2 0 8
2 NÜK-SG-DOK-B ELECTIVE COURSES 2 Elective - - - 16
3 FENDRSEM1 English SEMINAR I Compulsory 1 0 0 6
Total 3 2 0 30
 
3. Semester
No Course Unit Code Language of Instruction Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 FENDRYET790 Turkish Qualifying Exam Compulsory 0 0 0 9
2 DRUAD691 Turkish 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 Language of Instruction Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 DRUAD691 Turkish Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
2 DRTEZ692 Turkish Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 25
Total 0 0 0 30
 
5. Semester
No Course Unit Code Language of Instruction Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 FENDRSEM2 English Seminar II Compulsory 1 0 0 6
2 DRUAD691 Turkish Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
3 DRTEZ694 Turkish Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 19
Total 1 0 0 30
 
6. Semester
No Course Unit Code Language of Instruction Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 DRUAD691 Turkish Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
2 DRTEZ692 Turkish Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 25
Total 0 0 0 30
 
7. Semester
No Course Unit Code Language of Instruction Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 DRUAD691 Turkish Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
2 DRTEZ692 Turkish Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 25
Total 0 0 0 30
 
8. Semester
No Course Unit Code Language of Instruction Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 DRUAD691 Turkish Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
2 DRTEZ692 Turkish Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 25
Total 0 0 0 30
 
ELECTIVE COURSES 1
No Course Unit Code Language of Instruction Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9105046111998 Turkish Nuclear Engineering Chemistry I Elective 2 2 0 8
2 9105046212003 Turkish Quality Assurance and Quality Control in Nuclear Fuel Fabrication I Elective 2 2 0 8
3 9105046292004 Turkish Chemical Separation Techniques on Nuclear Waste Management Elective 3 0 0 8
4 9105046312007 Turkish Ion Exchange Processes in Nuclear Waste Management I Elective 2 2 0 8
5 9105046412011 Turkish Application of Biosorption in Nuclear Technology Elective 3 0 0 8
6 9105046452014 Turkish Preparation and characterization methods of nanocomposites used in nuclear technology Elective 3 0 0 8
7 9105046492016 Turkish Nuclear Reactor Safety Elective 3 0 0 8
8 9105046552019 English Use of Chemical Sensors and Biosensors in Nuclear Technology Elective 3 0 0 8
9 EBB6832017 Turkish Planning and Assesment in Education Elective 3 2 0 6
10 EBB6852017 Turkish Development and Learning Elective 3 0 0 4
ELECTIVE COURSES 2
No Course Unit Code Language of Instruction Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9105046121998 Turkish Nuclear Engineering Chemistry I Elective 3 0 0 8
2 9105046222003 Quality Assurance and Quality Control in Nuclear Fuel Fabrication II Elective 2 2 0 8
3 9105046282004 Turkish Physicochemical Behaviour of Radionuclides in Environment Elective 3 0 0 8
4 9105046302004 Turkish Enrichment Techniques for Trace Element Analyses in Nuclear Applications Elective 3 0 0 8
5 9105046322007 Turkish Ion Exchange Processes in Nuclear Waste Management II Elective 2 2 0 8
6 9105046382010 Turkish Optimization of Radiochemistry Process Elective 2 2 0 8
7 9105046422017 Geological Disposal of Radioactive Wastes Elective 3 0 0 8
8 EBB6832017 Turkish Planning and Assesment in Education Elective 3 2 0 6
9 EBB6852017 Turkish Development and Learning Elective 3 0 0 4
 
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