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Third Cycle Programmes (Doctorate Degree)

Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences - Nuclear Sciences - Nuclear Applications - 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 Sciences (Nuclear Applications) 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
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 PhD 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
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
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
1Being able to be individuals who have the discipline of study in multi-disciplinary areas
2Being able to use nuclear techniques by means of human health and welfare
3Being able to produce knowledge in Nuclear Applications in universal scale
4Being able to gain the ability to apply nuclear techniques to science and engineering issues
5Being able to respond to the requirements of the recent developments, to be a leader in monitoring the technological developments as well as being tendency to work as a member of a team being able to be a productive individual in Industrial, Health and Life Sciences considering the needs of the nation and world in nuclear applications
6Being able to conduct research in designing of radionuclide labeled new molecules and radiopharmaceuticals, to be a qualified staff on public and private nuclear medicine centers
7Being able to provide educational contributions in the field of nuclear bioscience advanced, equipped, regional and national institutions
8Being able to follow developments in nuclear technology and nuclear applications
9Be able to behave independently, to use initiative and creativity skills
10Be able to respond the needs of interdisciplinary field of nuclear bioscience by identifying the requirements of the country
11Being conscious about the quality and standards

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 NÜK-SG-DOK-G ELECTIVE COURSES 1 Elective - - - 22
2 9105046092003 Fundamental Nuclear Applications I Compulsory 2 0 2 8
3 9105046472018 Scientific Research and Publication Ethics in Nuclear Field Compulsory 2 0 0 6
Total 4 0 2 36
 
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 NÜK-SG-DOK-B ELECTIVE COURSES 2 Elective - - - 16
2 9105046262003 Fundamental Nuclear Applications II Compulsory 2 2 0 8
3 FENDRSEM1 SEMINAR I Compulsory 1 0 0 6
Total 3 2 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 9105046052003 Chemical Consequences of Nuclear Transformation Elective 2 2 0 8
2 9105046131998 Advanced Radiation Chemistry Elective 2 2 0 8
3 9105046152002 Semiconductor Physics I Elective 3 0 0 8
4 9105046272003 Chemical Properties of Actinides Elective 2 0 0 5
5 9105046352009 Biological Models in Radiotracer Design Elective 2 0 0 5
6 9105046372018 Nanotechnology in Nuclear Applications I Elective 2 2 0 8
7 9105046392010 Organometallic Chemistry of Transition Metal Radionuclides Elective 2 2 0 8
8 9105046432014 Determination and Uses of Stability Constants of Actinide and Lanthanide Complexes Elective 2 2 0 8
9 9105046532018 In vitro Methods in Nuclear Application I Elective 2 0 2 8
10 EBB6832017 Planning and Assesment in Education Elective 3 2 0 6
11 EBB6852017 Development and Learning Elective 3 0 0 4
ELECTIVE COURSES 2
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9105046062003 Preparing Radioelement and Labeled Compounds Elective 2 2 0 8
2 9105046082003 Quality Control Methods of Radiopharmaceuticals Elective 2 2 0 8
3 9105046102007 Coodinanation Complexes and Complex Ions in Nuclear Chemistry Elective 2 2 0 8
4 9105046141998 Transuranic Elements Elective 2 2 0 8
5 9105046162002 Semiconductor Physics II Elective 3 0 0 8
6 9105046342019 Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry Elective 2 0 2 0
7 9105046442017 Production Methods and Application Field of Radiosotopes used in Nuclear Applications Elective 3 0 0 8
8 9105046462017 Current Approaches in the Design of Radiolabeled compounds Elective 2 2 0 8
9 9105046482018 Nanotechnology in Nuclear Applications Elective 2 2 0 8
10 9105046502018 In Vitro Methods in Nuclear Applications ll Elective 2 2 0 8
11 9105046562019 Reference Management and Presentation in Nuclear Applications Elective 3 0 0 0
12 EBB6832017 Planning and Assesment in Education Elective 3 2 0 6
13 EBB6852017 Development and Learning Elective 3 0 0 4
 
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