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Third Cycle Programmes (Doctorate Degree)

Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences - Nuclear Sciences - Nuclear Sciences - 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 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
1Ability to describe, improve, model and solve problems related to nuclear sciencesAbility to describe, improve, model and solve problems related to nuclear sciences
2Ability to design of nuclear radiation measurement systems and improve measurement techniques
3Ability to do research and publication in international level by evaulating, analysing, plotting and commenting on experimental results
4Ability to conduct research by considering the radiation protection rules of the national and international institutions
5Ability to apply the knowledge on nuclear sciences into the fields of radiation protection, health and environment
6Abilitiy to use the recent techniques and calculation tools in nuclear sciences applications
7Ability to follow the science and technology
8Ability to work interdisciplinary as a group
9Ability to act independently, demonstrate initiative and creative personality.
10Ability to gain the skill of self improvement and teaching by following the current development in science and technology
11Ability to communicate and express the ideas and projects clearly in writing and verbally

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 NÜK-SG-DOK-G ELECTIVE COURSES 1 Elective - - - 22
2 9105046012003 Nuclear Spectroscopy I Compulsory 3 0 0 8
Total 3 0 0 30
 
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 9105046022001 Nuclear Spectroscopy II 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 Compulsory 0 0 0 9
2 FENDRTEZONE Compulsory 0 0 0 10
3 9105046472016 Scientific Research and Publication Ethics in Nuclear Field Compulsory 2 0 0 6
4 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
Total 2 0 0 30
 
4. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 EBB0685 Development and Learning Compulsory 3 0 0 4
2 EBB0683 Planning and Assesment in Education Compulsory 3 2 0 6
3 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
4 DRTEZ692 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 DRTEZ692 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
 
 
Ege University, Bornova - İzmir / TURKEY • Phone: +90 232 311 10 10 • e-mail: intrec@mail.ege.edu.tr